Santa Cruz 5010 2.0 Gx 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 alloy version of the 5010 differs just slightly from its carbon brethren: we opted against including ISCG tabs, as one-by drivetrains have rendered them mostly unnecessary, and we've made the switch to an integrated headset like you'll find on the Hightower and Tallboy. These decisions shaved a bit of weight from the frame, which otherwise includes all the features you'll find on our C and CC-level carbon frames, but in an attractive, strong, aluminum package.
Frame Material Aluminum
Fork FOX 34 Float Performance 130
Shock Fox Float Performance
Rear Dérailleur SRAM GX 1x11
Shifters SRAM GX
Chainring Size 32 Tooth
Crankset Race Face Aeffect AL
Bottom Bracket Included w/ crankset
Cassette SRAM XG1150 10-42
Chain SRAM PC1130
Brakes SRAM Guide R
Brake Rotors Avid Centerline; 180mm
Headset Cane Creek 40
Bars Race Face Ride 760mm, 35mm clamp
Stem Raceface Turbine Basic 35mm clamp
Grips Santa Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
Front Hub Novatec D541; 15x110mm; 32h
Rear Hub Novatec D542; 12x148mm; 32h
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 Rockshox Reverb Stealth, 150mm travel (125mm travel on size small)
Saddle WTB Volt Race
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