Santa Cruz 5010 2.0 Carbon XT 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.
This CC-level carbon frame is every bit as stiff and strong as our C-level frame, but weighs about 280 grams less, due to the use of some lighter, stronger, and more expensive carbon fiber. Using this material in key places allowed us to use less material overall, which is what shaves off more than half a pound from the frame.
Frame Material Carbon CC
Fork Fox 34 Float Performance Elite 130
Shock Fox Float Performance Elite
Front Dérailleur Shimano SLX M7000; Direct Mount
Rear Dérailleur Shimano XT M8000 GS
Shifters Shimano XT M8000 SL
Chainring Size 26/36 tooth
Crankset Race Face Turbine SL
Bottom Bracket Included w/ crankset
Cassette Shimano XT M8000, 11-40t
Chain Shimano SLX M7000
Brakes Shimano XT M8000
Brake Rotors Shimano RT86 Ice Tech; 180mm
Headset Cane Creek 40
Bars Santa Cruz Carbon 760mm Bar, 35mm clamp
Stem Raceface Turbine Basic
Grips Santa Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
Front Hub DT Swiss 350 110x15 DT Swiss 350 110x15 Torque Cap
Rear Hub DT Swiss 350 148x12 DT Swiss 350 148x12
Rims Race Face ARC 24; 28h m60/40 ENVE Rims with custom color options
Spokes DT Swiss Competition Double-Butted
Front Tire Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR; 27.5x2.3
Rear Tire Maxxis Ardent Race EXO; 27.5x2.35
Tubes Stans Sealant
Seat Post Rockshox Reverb Stealth, 150mm travel (125mm travel on size small)
Saddle WTB Silverado Team
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