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 pumptracks and logs into launches this bike begs to spend as much time above the ground as on it.
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.
This short-travel pocket rocket is packaged to be fast and nimble yet tough enough to take a beating. From dirt to rocky tech, 4X to BMX, this bike doesn’t give a XXXX what you do with it.
The upper-link driven shock VPP suspension is configured to be sharp and responsive. A firm beginning stroke makes for a 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. We spec a variety of tire/rim combos, including 2.6-inch tires on Reserve 37 rims because we feel it’s the sweet spot of rock crawling traction and sportiness, but there’s room to run 2.8-inch tires if that’s your thing.
Santa Cruz 5010 R Carbon: Specifications
|Weight||13.55kg / 29.88lbs, 27.5″ or 13.99kg / 30.84lbs, 27.5+”|
|Wheel Size||27.5″ or 27.5+”|
|Fork||Fox Rhythm 34 27.5|
|Shock||FOX Float Performance DPS|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM NX Eagle|
|Shifters||SRAM NX Eagle|
|Crankset||SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB, 32t – 170mm (XS,S), 175mm (M-XL)|
|Cassette||SRAM PG1230 11-50t|
|Chain||SRAM NX Eagle|
|Brakes||SRAM Guide T|
|Brake Rotors||Avid Centerline 180mm|
|Headset||Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset|
|Bars||Race Face Ride|
|Stem||Race Face Ride 50mm|
|Grips||Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips|
|Front Hub||SRAM MTH 716, 15×110, 32h|
|Rear Hub||SRAM MTH 746, 12×148, 32h|
|Rims||WTB St i25 TCS 2.0 27.5″ Rims, 27.5 or WTB ST i35 TCS 2.0 27.5″ Rims, 27.5+|
|Spokes||DT Competition (32)|
|Front Tire||Maxxis Minion 27.5×2.3 DHF EXO TR, 27.5 or Maxxis Minion DHF, 27.5″x2.6″, DC EXO TR, 27.5+|
|Rear Tire||Maxxis Minion DHR2 27.5×2.3 EXO TR, 27.5 or Maxxis Rekon, 27.5″x2.6″, DC EXO TR, 27.5+|
|Tubes||Stans Sealant 2oz|
|Seat Post||Race Face Aeffect, 31.6|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Race Saddle|