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Jan 17, 2019 at 10:37
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The Evolution of the Santa Cruz V10
@Joelrider: This is about precision here and, as old MTB fans and WC enthusiasts, we are talking about details, no biggie. Before having Peat and Minnaar, Rennie was the main DH racer on the Syndicate. Johnny Waddell was on a honorary deal, I assume, riding XC and being an ambassador (again this proves the character and huge heart of Roskopp, who was by his side even when injured), and Jamie Goldman was a freerider with some exposure, but main man was still Rennie. And Stumpy is right about CCA. If you don't follow the British scene, you have no clue about him. This is an international site. These talks are good because we exchange information and learn things. For instance, I learned today that after riding for Giant in his younger years, CCA then switched to Santa Cruz and kept riding their bikes to this day, which is pretty awesome. So I guess it's all positive. :)
Maxipedia paulaston's article
Jan 17, 2019 at 5:07
8 hours
The Evolution of the Santa Cruz V10
@deadbeat: Yesss, of course! Those awesome girls too! I vividly remember them in 2002 in Kaprun. :)
Maxipedia paulaston's article
Jan 17, 2019 at 5:03
8 hours
The Evolution of the Santa Cruz V10
@paulaston: Paul Johnny and Joel WERE the Santa Cruz team back then, first as SunRace/Santa Cruz, then as the Intense Tire Systems of Derin Stockton, along the Houseman brothers, although I can't recall precisely if Joel was onboard this team too. Johnny was also featured in Kranked 5 with Eric Peters and I think Jordie Lunn was on SunRace/Santa Cruz too. Here's the Kranked 5 part: https://youtu.be/lYAJEdLIVDQ?t=529 This was as close as possible to a factory squad, before the Syndicate was even an idea. CCA is awesome in his own respect, but a local sponsored rider who did World Cups too, not a factory rider by any chance. Johnny was seen as a big hope back then, validated by Red Bull, as I mentioned, but everything changed with that crash. So he definitely is worth mentioning in full light. Maybe you don't like my comment, but I think that the passion for MTB and correct info is what we have or should have in common, so you shouldn't mind discussions on such details. ;) Otherwise, I respect what Radek did with Pinkbike, but he still shouldn't be mentioned in the same breath as professional DH racers, probably more as a ”BTW, fun fact”. Or is the color commentator of the Chicago Bulls on the same level as Michael Jordan? Anyway, thanks for the reply! I will look into a stash of mags to dig up some info about the SunRace/Santa Cruz team and the ITS team, because I am just a bit curious about them and I guess few remember them. Oh, BTW, you mentioned WC results, probably compared on Roots & Rain, but bear in mind that back then NORBA was important too and some racing was done on those shores. Cheers!
Maxipedia paulaston's article
Jan 17, 2019 at 1:53
11 hours
The Evolution of the Santa Cruz V10
@noplacelikeloam: Erm, actually, no.
Maxipedia paulaston's article
Jan 17, 2019 at 1:52
11 hours
The Evolution of the Santa Cruz V10
Oh yes, that too! But he missed on the initial World Cup riders of the V10.1 too, so no wonder there. I'm still amazed by how the founder of this site gets a mention here, but it must be some staff joke I don't get...
Maxipedia paulaston's article
Jan 17, 2019 at 1:04
12 hours
The Evolution of the Santa Cruz V10
Heya Paul! A few correction here and there. First of all, I find it disappointing that you only mention Johnny Waddell as a footnote on the initial Syndicate team, but you do mention Crawford Carrick-Anderson and... Radek Burkat, because he is a founder of Pinkbike??? I know you're a Brit and I love Crawford, and although he raced World Cups he was mostly known in the UK scene, but not worldwide and not on a V10, since he rode for Giant UK most of his life, so rather ATX-DH's and DH-Team's for him. And how the hell is Radek Burkat relevant for the V10.1, because I have no clue? Johnny is worth more than a mention, though. He was on Derin Stockton Intense Tire Systems team together with fellow aussie Joel Panozzo, a team that was the first to race (and probably develop) the first iteration of the V10. He was an up and coming rider, had great result, got a Red Bull sponsorship, but unfortunately was taken out but that horrific crash in Mont Sainte Anne in 2004. Not only that he teleported himself into a coma and ended his DH racing career abruptly, but dude had to learn how to freaking walk again! Santa Cruz were luckily c̶o̶o̶l̶ human enough to fully support him while he was recovering (which also says a lot about their character as a company) and even offered him an XC spot on the initial Syndicate team. As far as I know, Johnny rode XC back in Australia to some success and is a great comeback story. Long story short: Waddell and Panozzo are much more relevant to the V10 than good guy Crawford and the founder of this site. Also, the first V10 was rather contemporary with the last incarnation of the M1, not the M3. The M3 became available for customers in 2005, but it was raced to World Champ stripes by Vanessa Quin in Les Gets 2004. So there's a good 2-3 year gap between the V10.1 and the M3. Have a good day, cheers!
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Dec 18, 2018
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