Santa Cruz confirms new DH bike in da works.
Remember that crappy scan we brought you a while back about SC's new proto DH rig Peaty will be riding, well here is the juice from the source.
About that Downhill Bike
Speaking of the Syndicate, there have been rumors floating around about a new Downhill bike.
Well, they are all false. Nothing to see here. Move along.
Okay, we fibbed. There IS a new downhill bike in the works, but don’t go expecting to order one anytime soon. Really. Like, seriously, not a snowball’s chance in hell of even trying to order one before the end of this year.
This is a prototype race bike, and it’s going to be raced this season by Syndicate riders Steve Peat and Nathan Rennie, as well as the MBUK squad consisting of Marc Beaumont and Will Longden. As for the bike, it’s an evolution of the current V-10 platform, with a major emphasis placed on shaving weight. Between a new carbon fiber upper link, some super-svelte new dropouts and completely revised frame tubing (everything has been gone over, and the only parts shared with the existing V-10 are the seat and chainstay yokes), the new chassis sheds more than a pound over the old one. It also features some revised linkage rates and sits higher in its sag point for a livelier feel.
So, now you know. But remember, this bike is a LONG way from being ready for production.
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