By: Santa Cruz
The tool for that back country mission you’ve always planned
A laser sharp, agile backcountry trail whip that corners on rails and loves to pop and jib, the 5010 is a bike handler’s dream. As at home on a backcountry mission with Steve Peat as it is hopping fences with Danny MacAskill, the 130mm-travel 5010 sports a short chainstay length and low BB height for a uniquely playful character with an insatiable appetite for negotiating steep, technical climbs. When it’s time to descend, the bike’s 67-degree head tube angle, and generous reach/short stem combo equate to precise, confident handling. The top-tube-mounted, box-section upper link is a leap forward in durability and stiffness, and the lower link rests cleanly out of the way, dramatically improving clearance and minimizing rock strikes.
Bike choice can be a numbers game, but if your game is conquering epic trails then 5010 is the only number you need know.
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130mm VPP™ suspension
148mm Rear Axle Spacing
Bottle cage mount within front triangle fits piggyback shocks
Collet axle pivots lock in place without pinch bolts
Double sealed pivots for long bearing life
Dual grease ports on lower link for easy maintenance
Forged upper and lower links
Full carbon dropouts and disk mounts
Full carbon frame and swingarm
ISCG05 tabs (carbon frames only)
Molded rubber swingarm and downtube protection
Radial contact bearings maximize stiffness
Sizes: S, M, L, XL
Stealth and external seatpost cable routing
Threaded Bottom Bracket