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 C 27.5" 130mm Travel VPP frame
- RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ shock
- RockShox Pike Select+, 140mm fork
- Shimano XT 12-speed drivetrain
- RaceFace ARC rims/DT 350 hubs
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.
Pedals sold separately
|Frame||Carbon C 27.5" 130mm Travel VPP|
|Fork||RockShox Pike Select+, 140mm, 27.5"|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Super Deluxe Select+|
Front: 110 x 15 thru-axle
Rear: 148 x 12mm thru-axle
|Rims/Wheels||RaceFace ARC Offset 30 27.5"|
Front: DT Swiss 350, Torque Cap, 28h
Rear: DT 350, MicroSpline, 28h
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||Shimano XT M8100|
|Bottom Bracket||Shumano XT 68/73mm|
|Chain||Shimano XT, 12spd|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XT M8100, 12spd|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano XT M8100, 12spd, 10-51t|
|Shifters||Shimano XT M8100, 12spd|
|Handlebars||Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon Riser|
|Tape/Grips||Santa Cruz Palmdale|
|Stem||Burgtec Enduro MK2|
|Brakes||Shimano XT w/Shimano XT Ice Tech, 180mm rotors|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Team|
|Seat Post||RockShox Reverb Stealth|
* Subject to change without notice.