In-Depth: The Full Carbon 2013 Santa Cruz V10c - 'World's Lightest and Strongest Downhill Frame'

Following two World Cup seasons of testing by the Santa Cruz Syndicate, the full carbon Santa Cruz V10c is officially ready to roll for 2013. The bike has been refined in dozens of ways, the weight savings are huge, and the strength is still through the roof. Join us on our trip to the small Italian bike village of Massa Vecchia to experience this exciting new bike firsthand. - Photos by Gary Perkin, Brandon Turman, and Sven Martin



Eager to get your hands on one? They'll be rolling out the door in January 2013 starting at $3,499 with a Fox DHX RC4 shock. Visit www.santacruzbicycles.com for more details.

C50_twitter3_1382472127 bturman 11/20/2012 3:28 AM

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That bike is redonk!!! And does anyone know what brand those platform clipless pedals are?? I love how wide they look compared to my mallets...
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One Ghost
I appreciate products more when I see their inner workings, such as seen in that cut-in-half front triangle.
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Nevermind the bike, where is the story on Cedric riding? Some people were saying he was done with his career, and here he is less than half a year later riding. Props.
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CG fought back, worked his butt off, and is now happily shredding the DH bike. Just a few weeks ago he won an enduro event by a minute over Barel. Far from "done." He'll soon start training for the 2013 World Cup season.
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With all the emphasis on carbon they still use the Thompson masterpiece posts and e13 alloy cranks! Those would be among the first parts that I would go carbon with. Sweet bike though.
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god that thing is beautiful. rubber bits, built in fender, and CG ftw. was cool to see inside.
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One Ghost
if i recall correctly, they are referring to the complete bike weight. with full enve team setup etc.
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the title of the article is The Full Carbon 2013 Santa Cruz V10c - 'World's Lightest and Strongest Downhill FRAME'

Still a sweet frame, just not *the* lightest.
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Varaxis
According to one of the engineers at Santa Cruz that posted on another forum that they did weigh several of the other frames in that weight range and the trek weighed 8.2lbs actually. I also saw an independent post of the trek frame minus shock on a scale and the shock weight and it came out to exactly 8.2.
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