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.
A detailed look at the linkage and floating rear brake mount.
Look at reinforced welds near head tube.
Here is 2nd generation of V-10 produced over 2 years (2005-2007).
Damn! I was lucky to own this bike! It was such a great bike, however it fractured near head tube… 🙁
3rd generation of V-10s produced between 2007 – 2010.
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 introduced Carbon upper linkage in 3rd generation.
Through axle mount at swingarm.
Geometry of 3rd generation.
Daammmn ! This one looks sweet! Fox 40s are also sexy!
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