Bike Check: Greg Minnaar's Santa Cruz V10
Greg apparently rode this bike at the Lordes World Cup. It suffered some minor damage during that race weekend and, as a result, has been relegated to off-season duty in South Africa. The V10 CC frame is an extra extra large which Greg and Steve Peat have found to be a good fit.
The Syndicate team are sponsored by Fox suspension who kit the team out with their top of the range Factory series equipment. Fitted to Greg's bike is a Fox 40 fork and DHX2 coil shock. Greg's mechanic at The Syndicate, Jason Marsh, started the Marsh Guard fender brand a few years ago and the team has been racing with them since.
The bike is fitted with Shimano's Saint downhill brakes and drivetrain parts. The modified cassette, however, is from Shimano's road cycling catalogue. The pedals are Crank Brothers Mallet DH while the bash guard is from Gamut.
The carbon handlebar is Greg's signature model by ENVE Composites with a Gamut stem. He uses a prototype Chris King Buzzworks headset to offset the steerer and gain an extra few millimeters in the top tube length.
The wheelset features a set of Chris King hubs laced to ENVE M90 rims wrapped in Maxxis Minion DHR II tyres.
- FrameSanta Cruz V10cc XXL
- ForkFox 40 Factory
- ShockFox DHX2 Factory
- HeadsetChris King Buzzworks
- CranksetShimano Saint
- Bottom BracketShimano
- Rear DerailleurShimano Saint
- ShiftersShimano Saint
- Cassettecustom Shimano road cluster
- ChainringShimano 36T
- Bash guardGamut P20s
- BrakesShimano Saint with Ice-Tech
- RimsEnve M90
- HubsChris King DH
- TyresMaxxis Minion DHR II
- StemGamut Cillos Direct Mount
- HandlebarEnve Minnaar Downhill
- SeatpostEnve carbon
- SaddleWTB Silverado
- PedalsCrank Brothers Mallet
- GripsErgon GA2
- Mud guardMarsh Guard