The 5010 is the most fun you can have on two off-road wheels, and Danny MacAskill’s wee bike of choice. Turning trails into pump tracks and logs into launches, this bike begs to spend as much time above the ground as on it. It's a laser-sharp, agile trail whip that turns on a dime and loves to pop and play. The 130mm-travel 5010 sports short chainstays and a low BB for a uniquely playful character and an insatiable appetite for negotiating steep, technical climbs. When it’s time to descend, the bike’s 66.2/66.5-degree head tube angle (adjusted via flip chip) and generous reach/short stem combo equate to precise, confident handling. The upper-link driven shock VPP suspension is configured to be sharp and responsive. A firm beginning stroke makes for responsive, snappy pedaling and provides support for small bump, bump-jump playfulness, while the progressive curve offers the bottom-out resistance to make it feel like there’s a lot more travel than there actually is. There’s also more than enough tire clearance to run just about any size tire, with room to run 2.8-inch tires if that’s your thing.
The 5010 Aluminum R is the mid-range offering in the high-quality aluminum lineup and features SRAM's NX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain for all-out speed as well as mountain goat-like climbing ability. SRAM Guide T hydraulic disc brakes keep this 5010 under control on fast descents, and 27.5-inch tubeless-ready WTB rims paired to Maxxis Minion tires sport the width and grip to rip it all.
It’s considered the deep cut in the Santa Cruz range by the riders who really know. While people busily overbike, 5010 owners get to the source. It’s the thrasher’s tool.
|Fork||Fox Rhythm 34 27.5|
|Headset||Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset|
|Rear Shock||FOX Float Performance DPS|
Front: 110 x 15mm
Rear: 148 x 12mm
|Rims/Wheels||WTB ST i25 TCS 27.5|
Front: SRAM MTH 716, Torque Cap, 32h
Rear: SRAM MTH 746, 32h
|Spokes||DT Competition (32)|
Front: Maxxis Minion 27.5x2.3 DHF EXO TR
Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR2 27.5x2.3 EXO TR
|Crankset||SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB - 170mm (XS,S), 175mm (M-XL)|
|Chain||SRAM NX Eagle|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM NX Eagle|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||SRAM PG1230 11-50t|
|Shifters||SRAM NX Eagle|
|Handlebars||Race Face Ride|
|Tape/Grips||Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips|
|Stem||Race Face Ride 50mm|
|Brakes||SRAM Guide T w/ Centerline 180mm rotors|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Race|
|Seat Post||Race Face Aeffect, 31.6|
|Accessories & Extras||Stans Sealant 2oz|
* Subject to change without notice.