The 5010 turns obstacles into features. Its nimble, poppy feel makes even the most mundane rides feel like they're loaded with features to hop, skip and jump over. It's the kind of bike that makes new trails feel as familiar as the back of your hand.
27.5 is the fun-sized wheel size. Smaller wheels provide an ideal balance between toughness and weight savings, making them the most fleet-footed (or quick-fingered) whether launching logs or weaving through stumps. With its quick and agile character, the 5010 has become a go-to plaything for progressive riders the world over and the only contender on any backyard trails.
It’s a bike that goes harder than its vital stats may suggest. A 140mm-travel fork is paired with 130mm at the rear, the lower-link VPP configuration of which leaves you feeling there’s a lot more travel at hand. And, you can choose how out of hand you want to get, as this pocket rocket fits all sizes and types of rear shocks. It’s no handful either. The relatively slack head angle makes it predictable to steer, the relatively low BB height turns like it's on tracks, and the short chainstays make this plaything easy to pick up and throw around.
No matter how much of a big kid you are, the bike grows with you. We’ve tailored the geometry so frame size is matched to size-specific chainstay lengths, and super-low standover heights make it feel (almost) like that BMX you had as a kid. Okay, perhaps that’s a bit nostalgic, but the 5010’s certainly a perfect gateway to the highs only proper mountain biking can offer.
The 5010’s balance and poise can turn any rider from cautious neophyte into a fully-fledged flyer. The legendary Santa Cruz fit, finish, and quality construction make this pocket rocket tougher than a Tonka toy. Fun and games are guaranteed, and the frame, linkages, and optional Reserve wheels come with a lifetime warranty. So don’t be afraid, roll up your sleeves and go get creative.
- Carbon CC 27.5" 130mm Travel VPP
- RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate shock
- RockShox Pike Ultimate, 140mm fork
- SRAM X01 Eagle drivetrain
- Reserve 30 27.5" Carbon rims
Pedals sold separately
Frame Carbon CC 27.5" 130mm Travel VPP
Fork RockShox Pike Ultimate, 140mm, 27.5"
Headset Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated
Rear Shock RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate
Axles Front: 110 x 15 thru-axle
Rear: 148 x 12mm thru-axle
Rims/Wheels Reserve 30 27.5" Carbon
Hubs Front: DT Swiss 350, Torque Cap, 28h
Rear: DT Swiss 350, XD, 28h
Spokes Sapim D-Light
Tires Front: Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5 x 2.4", 3C, MaxxGRIP, EXO, TR
Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5 x 2.4", 3C, EXO, TR
Crankset SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon 148 DUB
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB 68/73mm
Chain SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
Rear Derailleur SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
Cassette/Rear Cogs SRAM XG1295 Eagle, 12spd, 10-52t
Shifters SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
Handlebars Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon Riser
Tape/Grips Santa Cruz Palmdale
Stem Burgtec Enduro MK2
Brakes SRAM G2 RSC w/Avid Centerline 180mm rotors
Saddle WTB Silverado Team
Seat Post RockShox Reverb Stealth
* Subject to change without notice.