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.
The 5010’s balance and poise takes riders from uncertain neophyte to fledging flyboy. While some bikes are good at going up and down, the 5010 is a bike that’s great at going up, down, left, right, triangle, square, up, up, up, and away!
The upper-link driven shock VPP suspension is configured to be sharp and responsive. A firm beginning stroke makes for 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.
It’s considered the deep cut in the Santa Cruz range by the riders, like Danny MacAskill, who really know. While people busily overbike, 5010 owners get to the source. It’s the thrasher’s tool.
- Carbon CC frame
- RockShox Pike Select+ 130mm 27.5 fork
- FOX DPX2 Float Performance Elite rear shock
- Choice of Race Face ARC Offset 37 27.5 Rims or Santa Cruz Reserve 37 Carbon Rims
- 27.5 x 2.6 Maxxis tires
- 12-speed SRAM X01 Eagle drivetrain
- RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper seatpost
A dropper seatpost allows you to quickly lower and raise your seat to give you an ideal riding position. Dropping your seat creates a lower center of gravity for better control and maneuverability on steep descents, while raising it puts you at normal riding height for efficient pedaling.
Construction can include either hydraulic- or cable-actuated systems and the post’s travel can either be infinitely adjustable or stopped at set intervals, depending on the model.
Dropper seatposts come in standard lengths and diameters and vary by the amount of travel.
Wider than standard yet narrower than fat, plus-size rims and tires hit the sweet spot in grip, stability, and speed, giving you more confidence on technical terrain. Compared to a standard tire you’ll feel grip in places you wouldn’t expect thanks to a bigger contact patch and greater rollover clearance. More air volume allows lower tire pressures which softens bumps and increases float on sand or snow. Whether you’re a novice or an expert, the benefits of plus-size tires and rims will amplify your mountain biking fun.
Pedals sold separately
|Fork||RockShox Pike Select+ 130mm 27.5|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset|
|Rear Shock||FOX DPX2 Float Performance Elite|
|Rims/Wheels||Race Face ARC Offset 35 27.5" Rims OR Santa Cruz Reserve 37 Carbon Rims|
Front: DT 350 15x110 28H Torque Cap
Rear: DT 350 148x12 28h XD
|Spokes||DT Competition Race (28)|
Front: Maxxis Minion DHF, 27.5"x2.6", 3C Terra EXO TR
Rear: Maxxis Rekon, 27.5"x2.6", 3C Terra EXO TR
|Crankset||SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon 148 DUB|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB|
|Chain||SRAM X01 Eagle 12 SPD|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X01 Eagle|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||SRAM XG1295 Eagle 10-50T|
|Shifters||SRAM X01 Eagle|
|Handlebars||Santa Cruz Bicycles AM Carbon Bar 35x760mm|
|Tape/Grips||Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips|
|Stem||Race Face Aeffect R 50mm|
|Brakes||SRAM G2 RSC|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Team Saddle|
|Seat Post||RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6mm|
* Subject to change without notice.