News Roundup - Week of November 6th
Some exciting news this week with Santa Cruz announcing the latest version of their V10, following a successful season for the Syndicate and Canyon updating their Lux Trail bike.
The New Santa Cruz V10
Following a wildly successful season for the Syndicate Team, Santa Cruz is releasing the eighth generation of their V10. Santa Cruz is flying the downhill bike flag with release statements like "whether you're channeling your inner Jackson Goldstone on any Sunday or trying to win the Most Laps award among your park rat buddies, remember: there’s nothing like a proper downhill bike."
The new V10 has more adjustments than any before it: A rear axle flip chip (+5mm / 0 / -5mm) helps tuning fore-aft weight balance, a 3-way lower link flip chip fine-tunes BB height and head tube angle for balancing stability across different terrain, and adjustable Reach (-8mm / 0 / +8mm) to dial in fit for the rider and terrain needs.
The new V10 is available as of November 7th, although pricing is TBD, there will be both a mid tier "S DH" build kit and a top end "X01 DH" Build. The "S DH" features a Fox DHX2 Performance Elite shock and Performance 40 fork on suspension duties with a SRAM GX DH 7spd drivetrain, SRAM Code Bronze Stealth brakes, and Reserve 6069 AL 30|HD rims on Industry Nine 1/1 hubs. The "X01 DH" features a Fox DHX2 Factory shock and Factory 40 fork on suspension duties with a SRAM X01 DH 7spd drivetrain, SRAM Code Silver Stealth brakes, and Reserve 6069 AL 30|HD rims on Industry Nine 1/1 hubs.
Configured as MX in sizes SM - LG and full 29 in size XL, more details on this rig available at Santa Cruz Bicycles
The Lux Trail – Canyon's Ultra Capable XC Bike
The Lux Trail is a completely new 120 mm 29er with 115 mm of rear suspension that’s been entirely redesigned from the bottom up to redefine what can be done on an XC bike. This is a bike for maximum speed over maximum distances. It shares DNA with the race proven Lux World Cup, but while that bike is about chasing wins between the tape, the Lux Trail is made for chasing records beyond the tape. On the geometry front, the head angle has been slackened and seat tube angle steeped, coming in at 67 and 76 degrees respectively.
The Lux Trail is available in six models: Two CFR models, the Lux Trail CFR LTD and Lux Trail CFR, and four CF models, the Lux Trail CF 9, 8, 7, and 6. All come with carbon frames, remote suspension lockout, and dropper posts.
Several integrated tool storage options are available: For quick fixes and fixing flats, there is a mini-tool stored on the underside of the top tube, a CO2 canister attached to the inside of the downtube storage cover, and tire plugs in the bar ends. For bigger jobs, the downtube can hold a Canyon LOAD Pouch, which can be bought as an optional extra.
The rider has complete control over the suspension on the fly. A handlebar mounted control quickly flicks between three suspension modes: Open, Pedal, and Locked.
The new Lux Trail is available now on canyon.com but please note that the CFR models and the CF 6 model are not available in the US.
Full details and pricing breakdown can be found on Canyon's website.