2011 Santa Cruz Syndicate - Business as Usual!

Nov 1, 2010
by Tyler Maine  
The 2010 race season wrapped up close to two months ago, now riders are getting to relax a bit, make changes to their training schedules and for some it's time to secure contracts for 2011. Not at the Santa Cruz Syndicate, these boys are all rolling on their Carbon V10s for 2011.

Steve Peat, Greg Minnaar, Josh Bryceland, Jamie Goldman and John Waddell make up the 2011 Santa Cruz Syndicate and they are ready for next season!The Santa Cruz Syndicate line up for 2011 remains full of some of the most talented riders around, not to mention some of the funniest! We are ready to have another entertaining year with Peaty, Rat Boy & Mr. Minn covering the DH scene, Goldman in the freeride arena and Waddell racing endurance races in Australia. The Syndicate has had tremendous achievements with this group and we're keeping the ball rolling along with our loyal sponsors: Santa Cruz Bicycles, SRAM, RockShox, Avid, Truvativ, ENVE Composite, Maxxis, Clif Bar, Muc-Off, Lizard Skins, WTB, Crankbrothers, Chris King, and Five Ten.

-Kathy Sessler, Team Manager of the Santa Cruz Syndicate

Here's a quick look back at 2010's successes:

Steve Peat:

Steve is focused.
Steve is focused.

  • 2009 World Champion
  • Reigning British National Champion
  • 7th place overall in the UCI World Cup Series for 2010



Greg Minnaar:

Greg in flight.
Greg in flight.

  • 2 World Cup Wins in 2010
  • Bronze at the 2010 World Championships
  • 2nd place overall in the UCI World Cup Series for 2010



Josh Bryceland:

What vintage skate graphic is on Josh's headphones?
What vintage skate graphic is on Josh's headphones?

  • 9th place at the Val Di Sole World Cup
  • 12th place at the Windham, NY World Cup
  • Sights set on some podium finishes in 2011



Jamie Goldman:


  • 7th Place at Whitestyle in Germany
  • 4th Place at Vienna Air King
  • 1st Place at the UpsideDown and UnderGround
  • Broken Collarbone at 26Trix
  • Looking forward to a strong 2011 on the FMB tour



John Waddell:

John getting his sweat on in Australia.
John getting his sweat on in Australia.

  • John continues to compete in Endurance races in Australia
  • 16th place, Elite Men at the 24 Hours of Adrenalin World Solo Championships 2010



Some fun from the pits in 2010:

Is Josh looking to arm wrestle Steve or play a prank on Greg?
Is Josh looking to arm wrestle Steve or play a prank on Greg?
Fun in the pits
Fun in the pits
Greg and Steve mucking about.
Greg and Steve mucking about.

To learn more about the team and all things Santa Cruz Bikes related please visit www.santacruzmtb.com/home.

Are you as stoked to see the Santa Cruz Syndicate heading into the 2011 season as the same strong force we've grown to know as we are? What are your predictions for the upcoming season? Share below.


26 Comments

  • 14 0
 greg whipping = pod
  • 2 0
 great style
  • 6 1
 ya, if I had to choose a favorite rider, probably would be Greg.
  • 7 0
 Both Peaty and Minnaar are legends... I can't choose
  • 4 0
 That vintage skate art is called "Face" and is made by the man himself, Rob Roskopp
  • 5 0
 Nearly. Made for the man himself, Rob Roskopp but made by the legend that is Jim Phillips.
  • 2 0
 thats the desing of the old skate santa cruz Roskopp 8,nice one
  • 1 0
 Nearly. Made for the man himself, Rob Roskopp but made by the legend that is Jim Phillips.

correct - Jim Phillips more recently has done two graphics for limited editions of the Bell Drop (full face) and Faction (potty) helmets

I owned a series of SC Roskopp skateboard decks "back in day", always loved the graphics!
  • 3 0
 Nice set of pics, my fave is the skating one...Even the pro's make time for fun...
  • 2 0
 The Northstar skating rink is a wonderful place. almost as good as the trails
  • 3 0
 bryceland is a god!!! favorite rider ever
  • 1 0
 One of strongest teams out there. BUT, it would be nice if they add some 'up and coming' talents like specialized did with Troy.
  • 2 0
 Whats with Cedric Gracia?
  • 9 0
 He's not on the Syndicate. Never Was. He Rides for the CG Racing Brigade. But he did get a Carbon V10 last year. Just like the syndicate though. Hope This Helps
  • 1 0
 different team, same company. its like they are 2 brothers with santacruz as the parent
  • 1 0
 The head phones are Rob Roskopp. One of my favorite decks of all time fro Santa Cruz
  • 2 0
 Mega props to Santa Cruz for sticking with Waddell through the hard times.
  • 1 0
 just wondering why the Santa Cruz Syndicate guys are riding a specialized sx trail...no hate btw
  • 2 1
 I like the white monster tee peatys wearing..
  • 1 0
 Baduy!
  • 1 0
 Minnaar is the Man. High Five!
  • 1 0
 what happened to edge supporting rims for the syndicate?
  • 1 0
 Edge Rims has been renamed ENVE
  • 1 0
 ahh thanks for that! thats why i was confused
  • 1 0
 Thats a Rob Roskopp graphic on those headphones.
  • 1 0
 it's from the creature series of skate decks

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