$10,700: Santa Cruz V10 CC, with ENVE wheel upgrade
Santa Cruz’s V10 is one of the winningest World Cup downhill bikes of all time, and the top-end build comes with a price tag to match! Surprisingly, this is the only downhill bike on our list, despite all the development put into the tech used by the top-level racers on the World Cup circuit. Presumably, most of that ultra high-level tech simply isn’t available on the stock bike builds that are sold to the masses.
That makes the V10 CC all the more special. “CC” refers to Santa Cruz’s top-level carbon layup, providing the lowest weight possibly while still withstanding the rigors of DH racing. The V10 offers 8.5″ of suspension, provided by a Fox 40 Float RC2 27.5 Factory Flat Crown Fork and a Fox DHX2 Factory rear shock (although you can swap the shock for a RockShox Vivid Air R2C).
The V10 also comes spec’ed with a SRAM X01 DH 7-speed drivetrain and SRAM Guide RSC brakes. A carbon ENVE wheel upgrade pushes the price tag up to a staggering $10,700.