The Santa Cruz 5010 is a key player within Santa Cruz's comprehensive mountain bike lineup, the short - mid travel, 27.5" ripper. But with the rapidly evolving MTB scene manufacturers need to be on the pulse or you'll be forgotten about over night. As a result we've got the latest evolution of the Santa Cruz 5010. So what's new and what mountain bike riders is the new Santa Cruz 5010 suited to?
The unmistakable new lower link driven VPP design now carries over to the 5010. This update produces a suspension curve that fluctuates less, giving MTB riders a more consistent and predictable suspension feel throughout it's travel. This consistency allows riders to attack the rough terrain with added confidence as the bike performs with certainty underneath them.
So if Santa Cruz are selling this bike as the fun, playful, poppy bike for trail riders does it still get the longer, lower, slacker treatment like every other bike you can imagine that's been released in the last few years? Yes, and It may sound like a contradiction by doing so. The bike won't have the same snappy and agile feel of the old 5010 but it will attack rougher terrain with greater ease and give riders greater confidence at speed. And of course, the playful nature of the 5010 nature is still retained with some smart choices from Santa Cruz. This isn't their first rodeo.
The head angle sits at 65.7 degrees, adjustable to 65.4 while the bottom bracket is at 338mm, also adjustable to 334mm. This low bottom bracket height will let you lean the bike over in corners easily with a low centre of gravity. What appeals to us as the best update in geometry is Santa Cruz's decision to change the length of chain stays according to frame size from S - XL. Now riders of all sizes will have a more balanced bike allowing them to weight their tyres better and ride faster!
Who's It For?
If you love riding flow trails and ripping a corner while dabbling in the rough MTB terrain around Brisbane / South East QLD you'll be right at home on the new Santa Cruz 5010. Weave your way around Gap Creek and Daisy Hill or hit some jumps at Boomerang Farm Bike Park, the 5010 won't let you down.
For The Riders Pricing and Availability
The Santa Cruz 5010 is expected to be in the For The Riders Brisbane mountain bike store this September. 5010 Frames are RRP $5799 with Sram GX level completes starting at $8999. If you'd like to get your hands on one of these hot bikes talk to the team today and we'll make it happen for you!