The Santa Cruz Syndicate’s Winning Machine

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Frames and complete bikes include everything you need to adjust the geometry:
Headset cups: +/- 8mm, 0mm
Dropouts: Short, Mid, Long
Lower link chips: Hi/Lo, Mid
Brake adaptor: 220mm, 200mm

No, the frames are specific to each wheelsize, they cannot be converted. Small, Medium, Large all come with MX wheels, while the XL comes with 29" wheels

The V10 comes with +/-8mm offset cups and with centered cups. They are installed in the frame by hand and can be easily adjusted. They accept a standard 1 1/8" IS41 integrated headset.

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The V10 uses standard ISCG-05 tabs and should work with most guides that use that standard. E13 LG1 comes stock on the complete bikes, we've also had good experiences with the MRP G5 and SXG. If you're looking for a minimalist-style guide, the OneUp Bashguide is a good choice.

The V10.8 uses a 157x12 rear hub

We use 52mm offset forks on our complete bikes, and find that to offer neutral, intuitive handling. That would be our recommendation to start with.

The V10.8 uses a 250x75 shock with 8x30 hardware on both ends

The leverage curve was designed and optimized for a coil shock, but DH-oriented
air shocks can also work. The Fox Float X2 and Vivid Air shocks fit, as long as the
air valve is oriented correctly. Unfortunately, the Rockshox Super Deluxe AIR shock
does not fit, due to interference with the rebound knob. Rockshox coil shocks fit
no problem.

We designed the V10.8 with a 3-position adjustment at the headtube, lower link, and chainstay. We think the bike feels most neutral in the middle position for all three, and therefore is a good place to start.

Frames are available to be shipped to North America only. To purchase a bike or frame outside of North America, find a dealer near you.

You're welcome to pick up your new frame in person at our Factory Store located in Santa Cruz, CA. If you plan to travel to the Factory to pickup your frame, please contact us to check our schedule prior to your arrival date. Orders are generally available for pickup after 24 hours.

If for any reason, you're not happy with your frame, we do accept returns for new/unridden frames within 90 days of the purchase date. If you would like to initiate a return, please visit our Returns Portal for more details.

V10 frames purchased through this store are covered under our lifetime warranty. Original owners can submit a claim through our Warranty Claim Page

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