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2018 Santa Cruz Bicycles 5010 2.1 AL Mountain Bike Frame

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2018 Santa Cruz Bicycles 5010 2.1 AL Mountain Bike Frame

 

The Santa Cruz 5010 2.1 AL Mountain Bike Frame emphasizes quick directional changes and poppy-playful fun over the brute force of a longer-travel machine, making it a responsive bike for long days in the mountains and hot laps around the local forest network. This 5010 frame features Santa Cruz's aluminum construction for reliable strength without having to drop all your precious loot on a pricier carbon model. Budget-conscious riders will be happy to know that geometry stays congruent with all frames in the 5010 line-up, allowing those without stacked bank accounts to reap the same benefits of playfulness and agile handling on the trail.

Seeing the first generation 5010 drew inspiration from the nimble leanings of the Blur TR, it was inherently more playful than anything else in Santa Cruz's line-up when it was launched in 2013. Now that bikes have grown slacker, longer, and lower, it only makes sense the second generation 5010 has adapted to reflect the changes in modern trail geometry, with a longer reach and wheelbase in conjunction with a slacker head tube angle of 67 degrees. These changes create a roomier cockpit, so you're more comfortable and confident tackling descents littered with rocks and roots, as well as making it inherently more stable at high speeds. Best of all, the geometry changes don't alter the quick-turning nature of the bike or its stability around corners, as the 5010 features snappy 16.7-inch chainstays and low-slung 13.1-inch bottom bracket.

Looking to the 5010's VPP suspension, you'll be pleased to note it underwent a subtle redesign for 2017 for improved suspension performance, greater durability, enhanced stiffness, and better stand-over clearance. The lower link is neatly tucked above the bottom bracket to prevent flinging rocks from damaging the linkage and the upper link is now attached to the top tube in a configuration similar to the previous generation Nomad. The changes to the upper linkage make it more stiff while improving stand-over height for shorter riders, which is especially evident on the smaller frame.

Compared to the first generation 5010, the second generation gets the slightest increase in travel, bumping up from 125 to 130-millimeters of rear travel. However, the big story with the second generation 5010 lies in improved suspension performance, which results in better sensitivity off-the-top and increased mid-stroke support for a more consistent feel as you're tracking over root and rock impediments. To prevent you from bottoming out on bigger trail obstacles, the VPP suspension ramps up at the end-stroke to make it feel a bit deeper than its 130-millimeters of travel would suggest. This means you'll be able to ride the 5010 on burlier terrain where other mid-travel trail bikes would struggle, albeit you'll have to pick lines more carefully than on a longer-travel bike.

Santa Cruz's quintessential trail bike with nimble handling

Aluminum frame for reliable strength without lofty price tag

130mm of VPP suspension for a responsive pedaling platform

Fox Float Performance DPS shock with EVOL for bump sensitivity

Longer reach keeps you comfortable and confident on descents

Short chainstays and low bottom bracket for cornering agility

BSA threaded bottom bracket eliminates annoying creaks

ISCG-05 tabs for running a chainguide

 

2018 Santa Cruz Bicycles 5010 2.1 AL Mountain Bike Frame

Frame Material:

aluminum

Suspension:

VPP

Wheel Size:

27.5in

Rear Shock:

Fox Float Performance DPS

Rear Travel:

130mm

Head Tube Diameter:

1-1/8 - 1-1/2in tapered

Bottom Bracket Type:

BSA threaded

Cable Routing:

internal

Front Derailleur Mount:

direct to frame

Brake Type:

disc

Seatpost Diameter:

31.6mm

Seat Collar:

34.6mm

Rear Axle:

12 x 148mm Boost

Recommended Use:

trail

Manufacturer Warranty:

lifetime on frame

Actual Weight:

Gloss Sriracha/Black, L: 3590g

 

2018 Santa Cruz Bicycles 5010 2.1 AL Mountain Bike Frame

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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