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2017 Santa Cruz Bicycles 5010 2.0 Carbon CC XX1 Complete Mountain Bike black red

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2017 Santa Cruz Bicycles 5010 2.0 Carbon CC XX1 Complete Mountain Bike black red

For 2017, the 5010 2.0 Carbon CC XX1 Complete Mountain Bike remains relatively unchanged from the previous model year. This restraint is rare from Santa Cruz Bicycles, as the CA-based brand tends to favor tinkering over just letting a multiple BOTY winning design enjoy its time in the sun. Ever since it first introduced the Blur, the predecessor to the 5010 and Bronson, SC has been reluctant to rest on its laurels; with the 2.0 geometry tweaks to the 5010, we think it's finally earned a year off.

SRAM sure hasn't taken the year off, though, as evidenced by the all-new Eagle XX1 drivetrain included here. Eagle takes one-by to its logical conclusion by tacking a 50t granny cog onto SRAM's top racing groupset, giving you range on par with a double while maintaining the simplicity and low weight of a one-by setup.

The 5010 2.0 represents a marked departure from the original 5010, which SC first rolled out in 2013 and which was itself a marked departure from the Blur DNA from whence it sprang. The redesign is so pervasive that it touches on virtually every important frame dimension, with the biggest change coming in the head tube angle. The front end slacks out a full degree, dropping from 68 to 67 in a move that brings it in line with the previous Bronson model. The frame's reach and bottom bracket follow suit, with the former stretching out and the latter dropping slightly. Capping the whole thing off with a short stem helps preserve steering while taking advantage of that slack aggression.

The rear triangle enjoyed similarly thorough tweaks that tightened it up for more pedaling efficiency and cockpit versatility. The seat tube is steeper, longer, and wider, which benefits both the ups and downs of all-mountain riding. While grunting over the crux of a climb or grinding speed on singletrack, the steeper angle nets a more efficient pedaling posture, making it easier to stay on top of the pedal stroke. The new seat tube also accommodates a longer dropper post, giving more freedom for saddle height on descents. While climbing, stubbier chainstays contribute to transferring power more efficiently, and Boost axle spacing maintains a stiffer wheelset.

The third generation of Santa Cruz's VPP suspension is another returning feature that was first introduced on the 2016 5010. The most immediately obvious benefits here include an additional 5mm of travel and a relocation of the system's counter-rotating links. These changes make for a better standover height, ground clearance, and stiffer rear end; however, the latest VPP's real proof is in its revised tuning. The altered suspension curve keeps it riding even higher than the previous VPP, increasing small bump compliance and keeping the tires glued to the trail for more efficient traction across the successive impacts of lumpy courses and rooty climbs. The initial stroke's reliance on the upper link activating for a vertical wheel path remains unchanged, maintaining the firm feel during accelerations while jockeying for position in a mass start or a finishing sprint.

As the suspension compresses deeper, the lower link takes over, letting the rear wheel back out of big hits. That's similar to the old VPP, but the new version's overall curve across travel is less dramatic. Where the old VPP's suspension curve describes a deep "U," this latest model's curve resembles a flattened check mark — an appropriate shape considering that the design checks off many of the points on our pedal-platform wish list. When paired with FOX's Evol air can, this makes for a ramp-up arc that doesn't dramatically alter as the shock compresses, so the pedaling platform stays consistent across travel, with less wallowing, bob, and bottom-outs.

All of these changes are included in a frame that's still built with Santa Cruz's top-end Carbon CC construction method and materials, which allow the engineers to use less carbon but still hit stiffness targets. The frame is every bit as responsive as the less expensive Carbon C version, but its claimed weight is almost 300g less. Both triangles are constructed as whole, monocoque pieces, which also contributes to keeping weight low because the carbon can be wrapped through junctures and around joints. This eliminates the artificial weak points of bonded frames and actually requires less material in the process. While it's being cured, the frame is compacted from inside and out. This final step eliminates excess material and resin pooling, resulting in more structural integrity and, of course, additional weight savings.

Despite that extensive list of changes, most of the obsessive details that we've come to associate with the clean lines and understated aesthetics of Santa Cruz frames carry over. In ascending order of importance, these include down tube and chainstay protectors, ISCG-05 tabs, and the glorious 73mm threaded bottom bracket shell. It's impossible for us to overstate how much we love threaded bottom brackets. As advanced as even Santa Cruz's Carbon CC construction has become, even it can't produce molded bottom bracket PressFit cups that rival the precision of CNC-machined threads. A threaded bottom bracket adds a touch of weight and the extra labor is reflected in the price, but we think the reduced creaking and greater durability are worth it.

 

2017 Santa Cruz Bicycles 5010 2.0 Carbon CC XX1 Complete Mountain Bike black red

A trail machine that drops in as eagerly as it climbs

5in of responsive VPP suspension travel

Slacker, longer geometry for sending bigger lines

Extended travel and relocated links push into all-mountain territory

Boost thru-axles increases stiffness and improve tracking

CC Carbon construction reduces weight and increases stiffness

SRAM's Eagle drivetrains add the ultimate bailout cog to one-by setups

Few brands know trail gnarliness as well as Santa Cruz Bicycles

 

2017 Santa Cruz Bicycles 5010 2.0 Carbon CC XX1 Complete Mountain Bike black red

Frame Material:

Carbon CC

Suspension:

VPP

Rear Shock:

FOX Float Factory

Rear Travel:

130 mm

Fork:

FOX 34 Float Factory Kashima

Front Travel:

130 mm

Headset:

Cane Creek 110 ZS

Shifters:

SRAM Eagle XX1

Front Derailleur:

n/a

Rear Derailleur:

SRAM Eagle XX1

ISCG Tabs:

yes, ISCG 05

Crankset:

32 t SRAM Eagle XX1

Crank Arm Length:

[size Small] 170 mm, [sizes Medium - X-Large] 175 mm

Cassette:

10 - 50 t SRAM Eagle XG-1295

Chain:

SRAM Eagle XX1 PowerLock

Brakeset:

SRAM Guide Ultimate

Brake Type:

hydraulic disc

Rotors:

180 / 180 mm SRAM Centerline

Handlebar:

Santa Cruz AM Carbon

Handlebar Width:

760 mm

Grips:

Santa Cruz Palmdale lock-on

Stem:

Race Face Turbine R 35

Saddle:

WTB Silverado SLT

Seatpost:

RockShox Reverb Stealth

Seatpost Diameter:

31.6 mm

Wheelset:

[rims] Race Face ARC 24

Hubs:

Industry Nine Torch

Front Axle:

15 x 110mm Boost

Rear Axle:

12 x 148mm Boost

Tires:

[front] Maxxis Minion DHF 3C EXO TR, [rear] Maxxis Ardent Race EXO TR

Tire Size:

[front] 27.5 x 2.3 in, [rear] 27.5 x 2.35 in

Pedals:

not included

Recommended Use:

trail

Manufacturer Warranty:

lifetime on frame

Actual Weight:

Gloss Red/Mint, L: 12230g

 

GEOMETRY CHART

5010 2.0

 

Seat Tube

(c-t)

Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Stack

(S)

Reach

(R)

Stand Over

Head Tube

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HT°)

Seat Tube Angle

(ST°)

Bottom Bracket Height

(BBH)

Chainstay

(CS)

Wheelbase

S

15.6in

22.6in

23in

15.9in

27.9in

3.9in

67°

73.8°

13.1in

16.7in

44in

M

16.5in

23.5in

23.4in

16.7in

28.2in

4.3in

67°

73.8°

13.1in

16.7in

45.9in

L

17.7in

24.4in

23.7in

17.5in

28.3in

4.7in

67°

73.8°

13.1in

16.7in

45.9in

XL

19.5in

25.7in

24.1in

18.7in

28.8in

5.1in

67°

73.8°

13.1in

16.7in

47.2in


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