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Santa Cruz v10 design evolution over 14 years.

Have you ever wondered about evolution of Santa Cruz v10? We’ve prepared a detailed comparison between all 4 generations of v-10 (produced in years 2002-2016).

Here is the very first generation of Santa’s V-10s.

This Santa Cruz V10 bike was produced in years 2002-2004. The interesting thing about this generation is a rear brake floating mount.

Santa Cruz V10

This bike was like a wet dream for hundreds of mountain bikers all around the world!

Santa Cruz V10

A detailed look at the linkage and floating rear brake mount.

 

Santa Cruz V10
Look at reinforced welds near head tube.

The geometry:

Santa Cruz V10

Here is 2nd generation of V-10 produced over 2 years (2005-2007).

Santa Cruz V10

Damn! I was lucky to own this bike! It was such a great bike, however it fractured near head tube… 🙁

 


Santa Cruz V10

Here you can see the difference in welds between 1st and 2nd generation. In 2nd generation Santa Cruz introduced monocoque front triangle.
Santa Cruz V10
3 piece upper linkage.

Geometry specifiaction:

Santa Cruz V10

3rd generation of V-10s produced between 2007 – 2010.

Santa Cruz V10

The v-10’s green was a great one! One of first thoughts is Lambo Aventador! It is nearly as horny as Lambo’s V12…

Santa Cruz V10
Santa Cruz introduced Carbon upper linkage in 3rd generation.

Santa Cruz V10

Through axle mount at swingarm.

Santa Cruz V10

Geometry of 3rd generation.

4th generation


Santa Cruz V10

Daammmn ! This one looks sweet! Fox 40s are also sexy!

The geometry of newest v-10.
Santa Cruz V10

And the comparison between 3 generations:Santa Cruz V10

What do you think about V10’s evolution over the years? We are impressed how materials, geometry and designs changed! Give us your thoughts in comments!

Photos by Santa Cruz

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