Santa Cruz 5010 2.0 Carbon NX 2017
5010 is built to serve the most technical backcountry missions.
130mm of VPP® (Virtual Pivot Point) travel produces a shorter chainstay length and lower BB height compared to the 5010’s bigger-travel brethren. This creates a uniquely playful character and an insatiable appetite for negotiating steep, rocky climbs.
And when it’s time to head home, playtime becomes a riot. The new 5010 has a 67-degree head tube angle, more aggressive than before, and the longer top tube welcomes the use of shorter stems for more precise handling and greater confidence on rapid descents. The 5010 also shares all the latest VPP® hardware with the new Bronson. The top-tube-mounted, box-section upper link is a leap forward in durability and stiffness, and the lower link rests cleanly out of the way, dramatically improving clearance and minimizing rock strikes.
Bike choice can be a numbers game, but if your game is conquering epic trails then 5010 is the only number you need know.
By using a slightly-less-expensive carbon fiber, we were able to put performance within reach of more riders than ever before, lifting the race pace of World Cup athletes and privateers alike. The stiffness, durability, and strength are identical between the two materials, but the C-level carbon weighs in at about 280 grams more than the top-end, CC carbon.
Frame Material Carbon C
Fork FOX Rhythm 130
Shock Fox Float Performance
Rear Dérailleur SRAM NX
Shifters SRAM NX
Chainring Size 32 Tooth
Crankset Race Face Aeffect
Bottom Bracket Included w/ crankset
Cassette SRAM XG1150 10-42
Chain SRAM PC1110
Brakes SRAM Level T
Brake Rotors Avid Centerline; 180mm
Headset Cane Creek 10 series tapered, cartridge bearing
Bars Race Face Ride 760mm, 35mm clamp
Stem Race Face Ride, 35mm clamp
Grips Santa Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
Front Hub Novatec D711; 15x110mm
Rear Hub Novatec D712; 12x148mm
Rims WTB STP i23 TCS; 32h
Spokes DT Swiss Champion
Front Tire Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR; 27.5x2.3
Rear Tire Maxxis Crossmark 2 EXO TR; 27.5x2.25
Tubes Stans Sealant
Seat Post Race Face Ride 31.6x400mm
Saddle WTB Volt Race
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