Santa Cruz 5010
The Santa Cruz 5010 is built to serve the most technical backcountry missions.
130mm of VPP 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 5010c 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
Starting in 2014, Santa Cruz Bicycles created a mid level version of their top tier carbon frame, getting the price of admission back down a level that most riders can afford. The C version of frame has the same great ride quality and durability as the CC version, with complete bike prices starting at under $4000.