Minnaar keeps slightly changed old bike for new Downhill season

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Pietermaritzburg’s mountain bike star Greg Minnaar hopes that the slight adjustment that have been made to his Santa Cruz V10 29 bike will ensure another good season for him and his team.

Minnaar is currently in Andorra where he is putting final touches to his preparation for the tough season ahead.

The new season, which was scheduled to start this month has now been postponed to June.

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Racing in his V10 29 last season, the three-time Downhill World Cup winner finished third place overall finish in the previous campaign.

Minnaar told The Witness he considered changing his bike for the new season but he was not sold to the Santa Cruz V10 MX and opted for his old bike.

“I haven’t changed much to my bike, I felt I finished off 2020 in a really comfortable position on the bike, I know we are having some slight adjustments to the Fox Suspension, as well as a prototype Shimano Drive Chain and brakes, all of which won’t take much time to adapt to,” said Minnaar.

“I had a fair amount to do with developing the V10 29 which I’m racing today (Saturday, in a local race in Andorra), the small changes made by Fox and Shimano are Components we have been working on and refining for some time now.

“To put my mind at rest I went to Italy in February to test the V10 MX (29-inch Front-wheel and 27,5-inch rear-wheel), it just didn’t give me the confidence I have riding my current bike.”

Santa Cruz V10 29 bike that Pietermaritzburg-born Greg Minnaar is going to use this season. PHOTO: santa cruz

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