Boomerwrote a review of Santa Cruz Bicycles 5010 27.5+ R Mountain Bike on August 7, 2019
Familiarity: I've used it several times
I recently replaced my old Santa Cruz Heckler with a new Santa Cruz 5010 R+ and I'm stoked! My Heckler handled very well and was bulletproof but this 5010 is a big improvement. I've ridden it on singletrack, gravel roads and also on the street and it makes me smile every time. It's a bit heavier than the Heckler but it doesn't seem to affect the climbing ability much. I love the component package, especially the dropper seatpost and the 2.6" fat tires. I got it in the new Dark Grey/Light Grey colors and it's actually kind of an olive drab color which I really like, looks kind of badass. I test rode one before buying and I was sold, you should be able to find a dealer who will rent one to you for a test ride and if you're near the town of Santa Cruz you can rent from the Santa Cruz Bikes factory. Great bike!