TALKING ABOUT SOME OF THE DETAILS OF THE SHIMANO SAINT EQUIPPED SANTA CRUZ V10 29
A 36-year old downhill legend, Greg Minnaar is a professional downhill mountain biker racing for Santa Cruz Syndicate. Unfortunately, Greg wasn’t able to race at the Fort William World Cup because he got fractured in his right arm. The team were hoping for fast recovery to see Greg back in his hobby. Along with Scotty Laughland, they were talking about some details of the Shimano Santa Cruz v10 29 which is Greg’s mountain bike. It was the same bike that Greg raced at the world championships. He likes his mountain bike very well that gives him an incredible feeling. He is a tall rider which he can be more centered on the bike, throw the bike harder into corners. Greg admires the consistency of Shimano and it has an ideal brakes that lands in the same position each time. Minnaar once stated that, he play a lot with the handlebar height that the faster he get, the bigger the holes get on the track. In order to get him comfortable while riding is to lift up the front wheel. And he is more focused on bars than tuning suspension.
“The bike in front of me right here is probably one of the fastest. It’s Greg Minnaar’s bike. Let’s talk about some of the details. You’ve got Shimano Saint rear derailleur. You’ve got 203mm disc rotors, Saint calipers, Saint crankset, Saint brakes up and the shifter.” – Scotty Laughland
Greg Minnaar riding in his Shimano Santa Cruz V10 29 mountain bike at 1:44
“It’s actually the same bike I raced at the world championships. Carbon frame, 29 inch wheel, Shimano Saint, Fox Suspension. I caught a second wind in racing once I got on this 29 inch bike.” – Greg Minnaar
The setup of Shimano Saint equipped Santa Cruz V10 29 at 2:52.
Santa Cruz V10 29 details includes a wheelsize of 29″ with a wheelbase of 1300mm, chainstay length of 462mm, approximately 64° head angle, tires is 29 x 2.5″ Maxxis Shorty WT 3C compound and the Handlebar width of 815mm.
“For me, Shimano has the ideal brake. For me, when I get on the bike, the brakes need to land in the same position each time. Marshy works hard to make sure that happens. And once they’re set up, they seem to be consistent.” -Greg Minnaar
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