The 2016 Santa Cruz 5010 Carbon is built to serve the most technical backcountry missions. With updates for 2016 it has become even more a trail slaying beast for those who like to feel that they are doing the work rather than the bike taking all the glory!
130mm of VPP® (Virtual Pivot Point) travel produces a shorter chainstay length and lower BB height compared to the 5010’s bigger-travel brethren the Santa Cruz Bronson, creates a uniquely playful character and an insatiable appetite for negotiating steep, rocky climbs.
When it’s time to head home, playtime becomes a riot. The new 5010 has a 67-degree head tube angle, more aggressive than before, and the longer top tube welcomes the use of shorter stems for more precise handling and greater confidence on rapid descents. The 5010 also shares all the latest VPP® hardware with the new Bronson. The top-tube-mounted, box-section upper link is a leap forward in durability and stiffness, and the lower link rests cleanly out of the way, dramatically improving clearance and minimizing rock strikes.
Bike choice can be a numbers game, but if your game is conquering epic trails then 5010 is the only number you need know!
Frame: Signs of shoe rub on chainstay and crankset, paint scrapes and imperfections on frame.
Drivetrain: Cleaned, tuned and inspected for wear or damage, scratches on crankarms.
Brakes: Cleaned and inspected for damage or excessive wear.
Wheels: Trued wheels and inspected for damage or excessive wear. Rim decal imperfections.
Suspension: Suspension cleaned and inspected for damage and wear.