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Santa Cruz Bicycles 5010 2.1 Carbon R Complete Mountain Bike - 2018

Santa Cruz Bicycles 5010 2.1 Carbon R Complete Mountain Bike - 2018
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Description

A perfect balance.

The Santa Cruz 5010 2.1 Carbon R complete mountain bike hits a true sweet spot between timid cross country bikes and aggressive enduro machines. A proven partner for endurance specialists, as well as a favorite trail bike of the Santa Cruz Syndicate downhill squad, the 5010 proves that sometimes less really is more, especially in this value-conscious build.

The 5010’s subtle inclination towards a wilder style of riding befits its lineage. It’s a direct descendent of the Blur 4X, a groundbreaking machine that was essentially a dual slalom bike that could happily be pedaled on day-long rides. The family resemblance is crystal clear, as the 5010’s combination of comfortable cockpit position and slalom-inspired cornering make it a truly rewarding partner for riders of nearly any skill level.

With 5in of VPP suspension, the 5010 has enough suspension on tap to make the most of technical trails, without dulling the ability for the rider to push it to the edge. As with all VPP bikes, the 5010’s counter-rotating links are carefully arranged to resist activation by pedaling forces, all but eliminating unwanted bobbing under power. This being the latest iteration of VPP, it’s tuned to provide more midstroke support than previous generations of the VPP platform, giving the rider a better feel for the terrain, and a livelier ride feel.

Of course, the poised cornering and playful attitude that have come to define the 5010 are largely due to its highly refined geometry. The 67-degree head angle remains stable at speed, while still being quick to initiate a change of direction. At 16.in, the 5010 has shorter chainstays than any of Santa Cruz’s other trail bikes, which further enhances its willingness to rail berms and dive into off camber corners. The bottom bracket sits 13.1in off the ground, just high enough to avoid excessive pedal strikes while remaining settled in situations where aggressive lean angles are required. It’s a setup that forgoes the longer-is-better line of thinking in favor of a machine that’s quick and responsive, and that handling has made it a favorite of everyone from dedicated trail riders to Santa Cruz pros pushing the physical limits.

This 5010 is built using Santa Cruz’s C carbon fiber construction. Although it's not quite as lightweight as Santa Cruz's premium CC carbon fiber construction, the C level carbon fiber frames offer exactly the same amount of strength and stiffness as their CC counterparts, at a weight penalty of roughly 240g. The upshot is that you get the legendary durability and ride quality of Santa Cruz carbon frames, at a much more palatable price.

The value-oriented R build begins with a trail-worthy suspension package comprising a RockShox Recon RL fork and the new FOX Float DPS Performance air shock. This setup offers on-the-fly adjustments at the flip of a lever, and easy tuning. SRAM’s NX 11 speed groupset provides the gear range required for long days on the trail, while the Level T brakes provide modulation and control. The 5010 R rolls on a hand built wheelset comprised of tubeless-ready WTB ST i25 TCS rims laced to Novatech hubs.

  • Quick and nimble 27.5 trail bike for those wanting a lively ride
  • 5in of highly efficient VPP suspension
  • 74-degree seat tube angle optimizes pedaling efficiency
  • Longer reach shifts weight forward for better traction
  • Carbon C frame is stiff and durable
  • Lifetime warranty provides peace of mind
  • SRAM NX drivetrain offers a wide gear range
  • Handbuilt wheels ensure long term durability

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
C Carbon Fiber
Suspension:
VPP
Rear Shock:
FOX Float DPS Performance
Rear Travel:
130mm
Fork:
RockShox Recon RL
Front Travel:
130mm
Headset:
Cane Creek 10
Shifters:
SRAM NX
Front Derailleur:
n/a
Rear Derailleur:
SRAM NX
ISCG Tabs:
ISCG 05
Crankset:
32t Race Face Aeffect
Bottom Bracket:
Race Face
Cassette:
10 - 42t SRAM XG-1150 CS
Chain:
SRAM PC1110
Brakeset:
SRAM Level T
Brake Type:
hydraulic disc
Rotors:
Avid Centerline
Handlebar:
Race Face Ride 35
Handlebar Width:
760mm
Grips:
Santa Cruz Palmdale lock-on
Stem:
Race Face Ride
Stem Length:
50mm
Saddle:
WTB Volt Race
Seatpost:
Race Face Aeffect
Seatpost Diameter:
31.6mm
Wheelset:
[rims] WTB i25 TCS
Hubs:
[front] Novatec D711, [rear] Novatec D462
Front Axle:
15 x 110mm Boost
Rear Axle:
12 x 148mm Boost
Tires:
[front] Maxxis Minion DHF Exo TR, [rear] Maxxis Crossmark II Exo TR
Tire Size:
[front] 27.5 x 2.3in, [rear] 27.5 x 2.25in
Pedals:
not included
Recommended Use:
trail
Manufacturer Warranty:
lifetime on frame

Geometry Chart

Santa Cruz

Geometry Chart

 

5010 2.0
 

Seat Tube

(c-t)

Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Stack

(S)

Reach

(R)

Stand Over

Head Tube

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HT°)

Seat Tube Angle

(ST°)

Bottom Bracket Height

(BBH)

Chainstay

(CS)

Wheelbase
S 15.6in 22.6in 23in 15.9in 27.9in 3.9in 67° 73.8° 13.1in 16.7in 44in
M 16.5in 23.5in 23.4in 16.7in 28.2in 4.3in 67° 73.8° 13.1in 16.7in 45.9in
L 17.7in 24.4in 23.7in 17.5in 28.3in 4.7in 67° 73.8° 13.1in 16.7in 45.9in
XL 19.5in 25.7in 24.1in 18.7in 28.8in 5.1in 67° 73.8° 13.1in 16.7in 47.2in

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