5010 5 Carbon CC Full Suspension Mountain Bike
5010 5 Carbon CC Full Suspension Mountain Bike

The best handling trail bike ever

The 5010 is not just "the little bike" of our range. It makes even the most mundane trails feel like they're loaded with features to hop, skip and jump over. It's like having super-skills at your fingertips. The 5010 has always been more capable than many expected but with the traction-gaining 29-inch wheel up front and even more refined suspension the 5010 gives you a deft touch on the trails.

Key Features:

Available in: Carbon C and Carbon CC
Wheel Size: MX
Front Travel: 140mm
Rear Travel: 130mm

Design Details

The Santa Cruz 5010 5 Full Suspension Mountain bike

Design Details

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Mixed Wheels

The mixed wheel configuration of a 29-inch wheel up front provides traction and stability, while the 27.5" rear wheel allows for quick back wheel steering and lifting.

Glovebox

Place your ride essentials securely beneath a new high-quality latch and panel in the 5010's downtube. The Glovebox comes with a fitted Tool Wallet and Tube Purse, tailored for the frame to keep your tools close to hand.

Learn more about Glovebox

Full carbon C and CC frame

CC frames use the very best materials and production processes available. We tailor stiffness for every size to make sure everyone gets the same ride quality. Bigger riders means greater stresses on larger frames, but that's remedied with our size-specific frame stiffness tunes.

Sag window

A window allows easier suspension sag and setup. The details are completed by a neat mud flap to protect the rear shock plus tidy cable routing within the frame and swingarm, and rubberized DT protectors to shrug off strikes.

Made to last many lifetimes

The legendary Santa Cruz fit, finish and quality construction put this into a league of its own. The frame, bearings and optional Reserve wheels come with a lifetime warranty and any service is easy to do with our Rider Support pledge.

Learn more about our lifetime warranty

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VPP™ Details

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VPP™ Details

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VPP™

VPP™ suspension can be optimized to strike the right balance between pedaling efficiency and all-out bump chomping prowess. That means wherever you see "VPP™" you know it's tuned to perform exactly how it should for the purpose it's designed for.

130mm VPP™ travel

Some call it short travel, others call it all the travel you'll need. This much travel isn't going to help shrug off the biggest, fastest rock gardens like a V10 downhill race bike, but it's going to feel like you've got a V10 under the hood of your motor when it comes to freeway freestyling miles.

Traction and big hits

For 5010, we wanted to find the balance of support and grip to maximize the bike’s descending and big-hitting capability. We started with a significantly less anti-squat (than previous generation 5010) to provide sensitive, ground-tracking qualities and reduced pedal kick.

Support and playfulness

We gave the 5010 a very straight, highly progressive leverage curve to give the rider plenty of predictable support, bottom-out resistance, and playful response. This means the travel is accessible and higher impacts aren’t as jarring as you’d expect from a short-travel bike.

Geometry

All units are in millimeters or degrees.

XSSMLXLXXL
Reach | hi/lo410/406434/431459/456479/476499/496524/521
Stack | hi/lo599/601608/610622/624631/633649/651662/664
Head Tube Angle | hi/lo65.2/64.965.2/64.965.2/64.965.2/64.965.2/64.965.1/64.9
Seat Tube Length 370380405430460500
Front Center | hi/lo719/718748/748779/779803/803832/832863/863
BB Height | hi/lo338/335338/335338/334338/334338/334338/335
BB Drop (front) | hi/lo35/3835/3835/3835/3835/3835/38
BB Drop (rear) | hi/lo16/1916/1916/1916/1916/1916/19
Wheelbase | hi/lo1147/11471178/11781212/12131239/12401271/12711305/1306
Rear Center | hi/lo428/429430/431433/434436/437439/440442/443
Head Tube Length 90100115125145160
Top Tube Length | hi/lo544/544570/571598/599624/625645/646673/674
Seat Tube Angle | hi/lo77.4/77.177.4/77.177.4/77.177.1/76.877.3/7777.3/77.1
Standover Height | hi/lo694/688703/698706/700708/703711/706717/712
5010 Frame Render

Frame Sizing

If you're on the cusp between the recommended height range of two sizes, the absolute best thing is to try to ride them both. At a minimum, check the stack/reach measurements on your current bike and compare it to the new model you are looking at to get an idea of a fit you are already comfortable with. If riding the bike is not an option, consider the following.

The 5010 is available in sizes extra small - extra extra large (XS-XXL).

Personal Preference

A larger size frame will be more stable, and will give you more room to move without upsetting the weight-balance of the bike. The larger size will put the front wheel further in front of you, which gives the feeling of security and conversely, it will require more significant body movements when you WANT to shift the weight-bias of the bike. Think hard about your riding style and how active/intuitive you want it to be vs stable and speedy. You'll need to work a bit harder to muscle the larger bike around.

Body Dimension

Not all bodies at a given height are the same. If you have longer legs and a shorter torso than the average person your height, that may push you towards the smaller of the recommended sizes. If you're all torso and arms, most likely you'll want to size up.

5010 5 Size Chart
5010 5 Size Chart
Santa Cruz Bicycles 5010 5 Full Suspension mountain bike
Santa Cruz Bicycles 5010 5 Full Suspension mountain bike
Santa Cruz Bicycles 5010 5 Full Suspension mountain bike
Santa Cruz Bicycles 5010 5 Full Suspension mountain bike
Santa Cruz Bicycles 5010 5 Full Suspension mountain bike
Santa Cruz Bicycles 5010 5 Full Suspension mountain bike
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5010 Frame Specifications

Suspension SystemVPP
Headset/HeadtubeIntegrated (IS41/52)
Seat Post31.6mm
Seat Clamp36.4mm
Eye to Eye length210mm
Stroke50mm
Fork Compatibility140mm
Fork Offset44mm
Brake MountPM 180mm
BB Shell73mm Threaded
Max Tire Size2.5"
Max Chainring Size34t
Water Bottle Mounts1
Shock Mounting Bushing Front30x8
Shock Mounting Bushing Rear30x8 (bearing compatible)

Suspension Setup

Download the 5010 suspension setup guide to get even more detailed sag, high/low rebound, and high/low compression recommendations for shocks below and get recommendations for the fork in each build.

R

FORK: Rockshox Pike Base 140

Rider WeightAir PressureRebound (from closed)
100lbs (45.5kg)4012
120lbs (54.4kg)5011
140lbs (63.5kg)6011
160lbs (72.6kg)709
180lbs (81.8kg)808
200lbs (90.7kg)908
220lbs (99.8kg)1007
240lbs (108.8kg)1106

SHOCK: Fox Float Performance Series

Rider WeightAir PressureShock SagRebound (from closed)
100lbs (45.5kg)13029-32%, 14-16mm8
120lbs (54.4kg)15529-32%, 14-16mm7
140lbs (63.5kg)17529-32%, 14-16mm7
160lbs (72.6kg)19529-32%, 14-16mm7
180lbs (81.8kg)22029-32%, 14-16mm6
200lbs (90.7kg)24029-32%, 14-16mm6
220lbs (99.8kg)26029-32%, 14-16mm5
240lbs (108.8kg)28529-32%, 14-16mm5
260lbs (117.9kg)30529-32%, 14-16mm4

S

FORK: Rockshox Pike Select Plus 140

Rider WeightAir PressureRebound (from closed)
100lbs (45.5kg)4012
120lbs (54.4kg)5011
140lbs (63.5kg)6011
160lbs (72.6kg)709
180lbs (81.8kg)808
200lbs (90.7kg)908
220lbs (99.8kg)1007
240lbs (108.8kg)1106

SHOCK: Rockshox Super Deluxe Select Plus

Rider WeightAir PressureShock SagRebound (from closed)
100lbs (45.5kg)11029-32%, 14-16mm6
120lbs (54.4kg)13529-32%, 14-16mm6
140lbs (63.5kg)15529-32%, 14-16mm5
160lbs (72.6kg)17529-32%, 14-16mm5
180lbs (81.8kg)20029-32%, 14-16mm5
200lbs (90.7kg)22029-32%, 14-16mm4
220lbs (99.8kg)24029-32%, 14-16mm4
240lbs (108.8kg)26529-32%, 14-16mm4
260lbs (117.9kg)28529-32%, 14-16mm3

GX AXS

FORK: Rockshox Pike Select Plus 140

Rider WeightAir PressureRebound (from closed)
100lbs (45.5kg)4012
120lbs (54.4kg)5011
140lbs (63.5kg)6011
160lbs (72.6kg)709
180lbs (81.8kg)808
200lbs (90.7kg)908
220lbs (99.8kg)1007
240lbs (108.8kg)1106

SHOCK: Rockshox Super Deluxe Select Plus

Rider WeightAir PressureShock SagRebound (from closed)
100lbs (45.5kg)11029-32%, 14-16mm6
120lbs (54.4kg)13529-32%, 14-16mm6
140lbs (63.5kg)15529-32%, 14-16mm5
160lbs (72.6kg)17529-32%, 14-16mm5
180lbs (81.8kg)20029-32%, 14-16mm5
200lbs (90.7kg)22029-32%, 14-16mm4
220lbs (99.8kg)24029-32%, 14-16mm4
240lbs (108.8kg)26529-32%, 14-16mm4
260lbs (117.9kg)28529-32%, 14-16mm3

GX AXS RSV

FORK: Rockshox Pike Select Plus 140

Rider WeightAir PressureRebound (from closed)
100lbs (45.5kg)4012
120lbs (54.4kg)5011
140lbs (63.5kg)6011
160lbs (72.6kg)709
180lbs (81.8kg)808
200lbs (90.7kg)908
220lbs (99.8kg)1007
240lbs (108.8kg)1106

SHOCK: Rockshox Super Deluxe Select Plus

Rider WeightAir PressureShock SagRebound (from closed)
100lbs (45.5kg)11029-32%, 14-16mm6
120lbs (54.4kg)13529-32%, 14-16mm6
140lbs (63.5kg)15529-32%, 14-16mm5
160lbs (72.6kg)17529-32%, 14-16mm5
180lbs (81.8kg)20029-32%, 14-16mm5
200lbs (90.7kg)22029-32%, 14-16mm4
220lbs (99.8kg)24029-32%, 14-16mm4
240lbs (108.8kg)26529-32%, 14-16mm4
260lbs (117.9kg)28529-32%, 14-16mm3

X01

FORK: Rockshox Pike Ultimate 140

Rider WeightAir PressureRebound (from closed)
100lbs (45.5kg)4012
120lbs (54.4kg)5011
140lbs (63.5kg)609
160lbs (72.6kg)709
180lbs (81.8kg)808
200lbs (90.7kg)907
220lbs (99.8kg)1005
240lbs (108.8kg)1104

SHOCK: Rockshox Super Deluxe Ultimate

Rider WeightAir PressureShock SagRebound (from closed)Compression (L/H from middle)
100lbs (45.5kg)11029-32%, 14-16mm6minus 1 / minus 1
120lbs (54.4kg)13529-32%, 14-16mm6minus 1 / minus 1
140lbs (63.5kg)15529-32%, 14-16mm5minus 1 / minus 1
160lbs (72.6kg)17529-32%, 14-16mm5minus 1 / minus 1
180lbs (81.8kg)20029-32%, 14-16mm5minus 1 / minus 1
200lbs (90.7kg)22029-32%, 14-16mm4minus 1 / minus 1
220lbs (99.8kg)24029-32%, 14-16mm4minus 1 / minus 1
240lbs (108.8kg)26529-32%, 14-16mm4minus 1 / minus 1
260lbs (117.9kg)28529-32%, 14-16mm3minus 1 / minus 1

X01 AXS RSV

FORK: Rockshox Pike Ultimate 140

Rider WeightAir PressureRebound (from closed)
100lbs (45.5kg)4012
120lbs (54.4kg)5011
140lbs (63.5kg)609
160lbs (72.6kg)709
180lbs (81.8kg)808
200lbs (90.7kg)907
220lbs (99.8kg)1005
240lbs (108.8kg)1104

SHOCK: Rockshox Super Deluxe Ultimate

Rider WeightAir PressureShock SagRebound (from closed)Compression (L/H from middle)
100lbs (45.5kg)11029-32%, 14-16mm6minus 1 / minus 1
120lbs (54.4kg)13529-32%, 14-16mm6minus 1 / minus 1
140lbs (63.5kg)15529-32%, 14-16mm5minus 1 / minus 1
160lbs (72.6kg)17529-32%, 14-16mm5minus 1 / minus 1
180lbs (81.8kg)20029-32%, 14-16mm5minus 1 / minus 1
200lbs (90.7kg)22029-32%, 14-16mm4minus 1 / minus 1
220lbs (99.8kg)24029-32%, 14-16mm4minus 1 / minus 1
240lbs (108.8kg)26529-32%, 14-16mm4minus 1 / minus 1
260lbs (117.9kg)28529-32%, 14-16mm3minus 1 / minus 1

Geometry

All units are in millimeters or degrees.

XSSMLXLXXL
Reach | hi/lo410/406434/431459/456479/476499/496524/521
Stack | hi/lo599/601608/610622/624631/633649/651662/664
Head Tube Angle | hi/lo65.2/64.965.2/64.965.2/64.965.2/64.965.2/64.965.1/64.9
Seat Tube Length 370380405430460500
Front Center | hi/lo719/718748/748779/779803/803832/832863/863
BB Height | hi/lo338/335338/335338/334338/334338/334338/335
BB Drop (front) | hi/lo35/3835/3835/3835/3835/3835/38
BB Drop (rear) | hi/lo16/1916/1916/1916/1916/1916/19
Wheelbase | hi/lo1147/11471178/11781212/12131239/12401271/12711305/1306
Rear Center | hi/lo428/429430/431433/434436/437439/440442/443
Head Tube Length 90100115125145160
Top Tube Length | hi/lo544/544570/571598/599624/625645/646673/674
Seat Tube Angle | hi/lo77.4/77.177.4/77.177.4/77.177.1/76.877.3/7777.3/77.1
Standover Height | hi/lo694/688703/698706/700708/703711/706717/712
5010 Frame Render

Frame Sizing

If you're on the cusp between the recommended height range of two sizes, the absolute best thing is to try to ride them both. At a minimum, check the stack/reach measurements on your current bike and compare it to the new model you are looking at to get an idea of a fit you are already comfortable with. If riding the bike is not an option, consider the following.

The 5010 is available in sizes extra small - extra extra large (XS-XXL).

Personal Preference

A larger size frame will be more stable, and will give you more room to move without upsetting the weight-balance of the bike. The larger size will put the front wheel further in front of you, which gives the feeling of security and conversely, it will require more significant body movements when you WANT to shift the weight-bias of the bike. Think hard about your riding style and how active/intuitive you want it to be vs stable and speedy. You'll need to work a bit harder to muscle the larger bike around.

Body Dimension

Not all bodies at a given height are the same. If you have longer legs and a shorter torso than the average person your height, that may push you towards the smaller of the recommended sizes. If you're all torso and arms, most likely you'll want to size up.

5010 5 Size Chart
5010 5 Size Chart

FAQ's

What rear shock sizes and models will fit the 5010

The 5010 will fit most air shocks on the market, with the exceptions being the Fox Float X2 and Cane Creek. Depending on the exact model, the 5010 comes stock with a custom tuned Rockshox Super Deluxe or Fox Float DPS. The Fox Float X will also fit without issue.

What fork is the 5010 designed for?

The 5010 is designed around a 140mm travel 29" fork with 44mm offset.

Why MX (Mixed Wheels)?

Mixed wheels provide the stability and traction of a 29" front wheel with the agility of a 27.5" rear wheel. The smaller rear wheel and its comparatively lower axle height allows the rider to more easily unweight the front wheel- this makes for confident yet agile handling at speed, while retaining the 5010's playful feel.

Do all sizes use MX wheels?

All new 5010 frame sizes are MX

I'm coming from a 27.5 bike- what will feel different with MX? Any setup tips?

An MX bike will handle differently than a full 27.5 bike. The main difference you'll feel is a more stable and confident front end. The turning will be a little bit slower than a 27.5, but the payoff is a more secure feeling in corners and more traction. Due to the taller front axle height and improved roll-over of the large wheel, your chances of stuffing the front wheel or going over the bars is vastly diminished. Use this security to ride challenging terrain with a more aggressive and dynamic body position.

What fork offset is the recommended?

The 5010 comes with 44mm offset forks, and this is what we recommend for optimal handling.

I see there are different chainstay lengths for each size bike. Can I buy a different swingarm to customize the length on my bike?

The chainstay length change occurs in the front triangles - we vary the pivot locations fore and aft to achieve the different lengths while using a single size swingarm. The chainstay lengths are frame size specific and cannot be modified.

What's the largest rear rotor that will fit on the 5010?

The 5010 will fit up to a 220mm rotor. The frame is 180mm-direct, so that's the minimum size that's compatible.

Can I put a 27.5 front wheel on the 5010?

These bikes are designed specifically to use mixed wheels. Putting a 27.5" front wheel on there will lower the BB height and mess with the handling a lot. Stick with 29" up front.

Is there chainguide compatibility?

Yes, this bike is equipped with ISCG-05 tabs for easy chain guide mounting. Most guides/bash guards that follow the ISCG-05 standard should fit.

Should I ride in the High or Low shock flip-chip setting?

You should definitely try both, but we typically recommend starting in High. In the High setting, the bike rides a little higher in its travel and supplies the rider with more mid-stroke support. In the Low position, the shock rate becomes more progressive, particularly at the end of the stroke, and there’s some bottom-out resistance to be gained.

What kind of headset does this bike use?

This bike uses integrated headset cups. The upper up is 41mm and the lower cup is 52mm. The SHIS name is IS 41/28.6 IS 52/40.For Chris King this is a DropSet.3

Does the 5010 MX use the SRAM Universal Derailleur Hanger (UDH)?

The frame is UDH-compatible, but comes with our own machined aluminum hanger. You can replace it with another Santa Cruz hanger or a SRAM UDH.

What can I store in the glovebox?

The 5010 MX comes with two bags - a tube purse and a tool wallet. You should be able to fit a superlight tube, a small pump, tire lever, and misc odds and ends in these two bags.

What is the difference between the C and CC Carbon?

CC frames use the very best carbon materials available. C Carbon frames have all the same features but the trade off for a little less $ is a little more weight. Both versions are made in our own factory, are just as strong and stiff as one another. And both feature our lifetime warranty.

Exploded Diagrams

Lower Link Hardware

5010/Furtado 5C exploded diagram
5010/Furtado 5C exploded diagram

A

1X SHOCK BOLT M8X1.25X43
26-18289

APPLY LOCTITE 242 TO THREADS
Torque: 20NM

B

1X PIVOT AXLE COLLET, 10X1.0X69
08-23721

APPLY GREASE TO SHAFT ONLY, APPLY LOCTITE 242 TO THREADS ONLY
Torque: 13.6NM

C

2X M5X0.8X20 SHCS SS
26-15946

APPLY LOCTITE 242 TO THREADS
Torque: 7.5NM

D

2X M5 WASHER SS
26-12652

E

1X PIVOT AXLE COLLET, 10X1.0X81
08-23720

APPLY GREASE TO SHAFT ONLY, APPLY LOCTITE 242 TO THREADS ONLY
Torque: 13.6NM

Upper Link Hardware, Shock Hardware, and Seat Collar

5010/Furtado 5C exploded diagram
5010/Furtado 5C exploded diagram

A

1X SEAT COLLAR SCB 36.4, TYPE 2 SCB
34-20201

B

2X SCREW M10X23 DP
26-20122

APPLY GREASE TO SHAFT ONLY, APPLY LOCTITE 242 TO THREADS ONLY
Torque: 15.8NM

C

1X SHOCK BOLT M8X1.25X45
26-22461

APPLY LOCTITE 242 TO THREADS
Torque: 20NM

D

M5 WASHER SS
26-12652

E

M5X0.8X20 SHCS SS
26-15946

APPLY LOCTITE 242 TO THREADS
Torque: 7.5NM

F

M5 TAPERED WASHER
26-15632

APPLY GREASE TO OUTER SURFACE

G

PIVOT AXLE COLLET, 10X1.0X81
08-23720

APPLY GREASE TO SHAFT ONLY, APPLY LOCTITE 242 TO THREADS ONLY
Torque: 13.6NM

Glovebox

5010/Furtado 5C exploded diagram
5010/Furtado 5C exploded diagram

A

2X WB SCREW, M5 X 9
26-21360

B

1X STORAGE TYPE 1 ASSEMBLY
26-22843

C

1X M3X6 BHCS, STAINLESS, BLACK
26-22358

APPLY LOCTITE TO THREADS
Torque: 0.5NM

D

1X STORAGE BULKHEAD
30-22620

E

2X STORAGE_BEZEL_NUT
30-23225

INSTALL INSIDE DT

F

1X STORAGE_BEZEL_BASE_TYPE1
30-23054

G

4X M3X8 BHCS, STAINLESS, BLACK
26-23284

APPLY LOCTITE TO THREADS
Torque: 0.5NM

Downtube Protector and Shuttle Guard

5010/Furtado 5C exploded diagram
5010/Furtado 5C exploded diagram

A

2X M4X12 BHCS BLACK
26-18382

APPLY GREASE TO THREADS
Torque: 0.65NM

B

1X DT PRO, TYPE 6
30-23880

C

1X SHUTTLE GUARD, TYPE 3
30-22560

D

2X M4X8 BHCS BLACK
26-21249

APPLY GREASE TO THREADS
Torque: 0.65NM

E

1X SHUTTLE GUARD PLATE
30-23750

INSTALL INSIDE DT

Seat Tube Fender

5010/Furtado 5C exploded diagram
5010/Furtado 5C exploded diagram

A

2X M4X12 BHCS BLACK
26-18382

APPLY GREASE TO THREADS
Torque: 0.65NM

B

1X FENDER, TYPE 4, SHORT
49-21567

Rear Triangle Components

5010/Furtado 5C exploded diagram
5010/Furtado 5C exploded diagram

A

1X SS PROTECTOR, TYPE 3
30-21453

B

1X BURGTEC AXLE 173.7
08-22209

C

1X TA DROP OUT
23-23491

D

1X BOLT, TA DROP OUT
26-23492

SCREW IS REVERSE THREADED, APPLY LOCTITE TO THREADS
Torque: 20NM

E

1X CS PRO TYPE 5
30-20361

F

1X M3X12 BHCS
26-15939

APPLY GREASE TO THREADS
Torque: 0.65NM

Upper Link

5010/Furtado 5C exploded diagram
5010/Furtado 5C exploded diagram

A

2X PIVOT DUST SHIELD
26-18690

APPLY GREASE TO INNER SURFACE

B

2X 6900 2RS BEARING MAX
11-12681

C

1X SPACER 10X12.8X35.25
26-22561

D

1X UPPER LINK HIGHTOWER 3
29-23958

E

2X 6900 2RS BEARING MAX
11-12681

F

2X WASHER 10X19X3
26-15533

APPLY GREASE TO INNER SURFACE

Lower Link

5010/Furtado 5C exploded diagram
5010/Furtado 5C exploded diagram

A

1X FLIP CHIP M8x2 THREADED ECCENTRIC
26-21451

APPLY GREAST TO CYLINDRICAL SURFACE

B

4X PIVOT DUST SHIELD
26-18690

APPLY GREASE TO INNER SURFACE

C

4X 6900 1ZR MAX FILL BEARING
11-18385

D

1X SPACER 10X13X30.5
26-18691

E

1X SETSCREW M5X0.8X5
26-15532

APPLY LOCTITE 242 TO THREADS, TIGHTEN UNTIL FLUSH

F

1X FLIP CHIP M8x2 THRU
26-21452

APPLY GREASE TO OUTER SURFACE

G

1X GREASE FITTING M6
26-12678


Torque: 9NM

H

1X LOWER LINK 5010 5
29-24192

I

1X SPACER 10X13X41.5
26-18692