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 X01 Carbon: Specifications
|Weight||12.2kg / 26.9lbs, 27.5″ or 12.58kg / 27.74lbs, 27.5+”|
|Wheel Size||27.5″ or 27.5+”|
|Fork||FOX 34 Float Performance Elite|
|Shock||FOX DPX2 Float Performance Elite|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X01 Eagle|
|Shifters||SRAM X01 Eagle|
|Crankset||SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon 148 DUB, 32t – 170mm (XS-S), 175mm (M-XL)|
|Cassette||SRAM XG1295 Eagle 10-50T|
|Chain||SRAM X01 Eagle 12 SPD|
|Brakes||SRAM Guide RSC|
|Brake Rotors||Avid Centerline 180mm|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset|
|Bars||Santa Cruz Bicycles AM Carbon Bar 35×760|
|Stem||Race Face Aeffect R 50mm|
|Grips||Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips|
|Front Hub||DT 350 15×110 28H|
|Rear Hub||DT 350 148×12 28h XD|
|Rims||Race Face ARC Offset 27 27.5″ Rims, 27.5 or Race Face ARC Offset 35 27.5″ Rims, 27.5+|
|Rim Options||Santa Cruz Reserve 27 Carbon Rim, 27.5 or Santa Cruz Reserve 37 Carbon Rim, 27.5+|
|Spokes||DT Competition (28)|
|Front Tire||Maxxis Minion 27.5×2.3 DHF 3c EXO TR, 27.5 or Maxxis Minion DHF, 27.5″x2.6″, 3C Terra EXO TR, 27.5+|
|Rear Tire||Maxxis Minion DHR2 27.5×2.3 EXO TR, 27.5 or Maxxis Rekon, 27.5″x2.6″, 3C Terra EXO TR, 27.5+|
|Tubes||Stans Sealant 2oz|
|Seat Post||RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Team Saddle|