Santa Cruz Syndicate Team
When thinking about Santa Cruz, their premier Downhill team, Syndicate, also comes to mind. Remarkably, when a rider joins, they are immediately successful. In 2006, Syndicates’ inaugural year, Steve Peat rocked it and won the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup. Two years later, Greg Minnaar joined the team and left his mark by winning the same series. To top it off, Josh Bryceland, aka ‘Ratboy’, won the UCI Junior Downhill World Championships that same year which happened to be his first year with the Syndicate. This goes to show, that when you combine three world-class racers with world-class bikes you get a team that rattles sensibilities just like Santa Cruz has been doing since 1994.