Santa Cruz Syndicate wrapped up a successful season after achieving many of its objectives set forth early in the year. The team climbed atop 42 podiums, and of the six UCI World Cup Downhill events and overall podiums, Syndicate took ten spots.
Steve Pete and Nathan Rennie took first and fourth overall in the UCI World Cup downhill. Rennie also earned the bronze medal, his first as a senior, at the downhill world championships in Rotorua, New Zealand.
In a breakthrough year, Jamie Goldman won the indoor dirt jump competition at the Kona Out of Bounds Weekend in Leogang, Austria, placing 1st in the indoor dirt jump comp. After recovering from a broken hand mid-season, he won the Red Bull VOZI BRE slopestyle in Belgrade, Serbia and the slopestyle and dirt jump at Rock D'Azur, in Provence, France.