Santa Cruz V10 Carbon – Best bikes and gear of 2012

Some great downhill bikes have been launched this year – the Specialized Carbon Demo 8Scott Gambler and Nukeproof Pulse to name just three – but there’s only room for one on our ‘Best bikes and gear of 2012’ wishlist, and that’s the 2013 Santa Cruz V10 Carbon. Why? Well it’s the only one with senior men’s World Championships rainbow stripes, for a start. Plus, well, just look at it!

Why we like it:

RRP (frame): From US$3,499 / £3,399
RRP (bike): From US$7,994 / £6,999

More info: www.santacruzbicycles.com / www.santacruzbikes.co.uk