If you’re fast, you could be just like Minnaar

by Dave Anderson 0

 Word has just dropped on an opportunity to grab one of only 25 race replica V10’s.

Limited Edition Minnaar V10 Replica Launches

Special run of 25 to celebrate 2013 World Champs win!


On September 1st 2013, Greg Minnaar won a third World Championship title, on a stock Santa Cruz V10 downhill frame in front of his home crowd in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

To celebrate his back-to-back gold medals, we’ve created a limited edition Minnaar V10 replica of which only 25 will be made, 23 of which will be planted at select locations around the World.

The bikes have a totally unique build, born from Greg’s collaboration with Syndicate race mechanics and team partners. From the aesthetics, such as one-off frame, wheel, fork, and saddle graphics, down to the specifics such as the 808mm wide Special Edition ENVE Minnaarbar and cut down Shimano 7-speed 11-19 cassette.

Equipped with stock Fox suspension and Shimano Saint groupset, the Minnaar V10 Replica is perfected with Chris King components, Burgtec stem, Gamut chain device and Maxxis Minion DHR II tires.

Although Greg actually rides an XL, we’re offering the replica in four sizes, from small to extra large. What’s more, each bike is accompanied by an exclusive O’Neal Rainbow Stripes Minnaar replica jersey.

If you want to secure a piece of Santa Cruz DH history, you’ll have to be swift with only a Medium and a Large coming to UK distributers Jungle Distribution. Price TBC.

Frame Info:

Available: S, M, L & XL

7.9 lb (3.6 kg) M size with Fox DHX RC4 shock with 9.5” x 3.0” steel coil

10” (25.4cm) to 8.5” (21.6cm) of adjustable travel

Custom South African decal set

Molded rubber swingarm and downtube protectors.

Integrated fork bumpers with cable guide.

Carbon upper link – increased stiffness.

Forged aluminum lower link with recessed grease ports.

Collet axle pivots – lock in place without pinch bolts.

Direct mount rear derailleur hanger.

Full carbon dropouts and disk mounts.

Co-molded aluminum hardware on upper pivot and bottom bracket – no bonding.

Build Kit:

Chris King headset and hubs, with 157mm rear axle spacing for easier wheel installation.

ENVE carbon 808mm wide Special Edition Minnaarbar handlebar and ENVE carbon seat post

Burgtec direct-mount stem

Shimano Saint 165mm cranks with 36T front chain ring

7-speed 11-19 cassette

Shimano Saint brakes with 203mm rotors front & rear

WTB custom Minnaar Silverado saddle

Gamut P38 chain device

Marsh Guard front fender

Replica number plate