Chase Skidmorewrote a review of Santa Cruz Bicycles 5010 2.0 Carbon CC Bike Frame - 2016 on November 6, 2015
I recently parted ways with my 2013 Santa Cruz Solo (purchased before the name change). I had mixed emotions about parting with such an amazing bike, but any doubts I had where quickly quelled within 20 feet of pedaling on my new rig. The 2016 5010 is absolutely an improvement over the prior model.
Pedaling is even more efficient, and slightly more upright. Mash on those pedals and you'll be propelled uphill with stiff carbon and little movement in the suspension. Turn back around and open this thing up. The new VPP, added travel, and geometry tweaks make this bike a rocket on the downhill. While it won't handle as big of hits as the Bronson, it'll be more forgiving on poor line choices than it's predecessor.
This bike definitely fulfills it's intended purpose and is ready for long rides in varying terrain, and will always provide a huge smile to the rider. My only complaint is that summer is ending here in Utah and I can't ride this more!
I'm 5'9" and probably right between medium and large (I have really long arms and legs). I went with the Medium to save some weight and go for a less stretched out more flickable frame.