Santa Cruz Bicycles

5010

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The tool for that back country mission you’ve always planned

A laser sharp, agile backcountry trail whip that corners on rails and loves to pop and jib, the 5010 is a bike handler's dream. As at home on a backcountry mission with Steve Peat as it is hopping fences with Danny MacAskill, the 130mm-travel 5010 sports a short chainstay length and low BB height for a uniquely playful character with an insatiable appetite for negotiating steep, technical climbs. When it’s time to descend, the bike’s 67-degree head tube angle, and generous reach/short stem combo equate to precise, confident handling. 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. 

Proud owner of a new 5010? Take a minute to register for your lifetime warranty. 

Features:

  • 130mm VPP™ suspension
  • 148mm Rear Axle Spacing
  • 27.5" wheels
  • Bottle cage mount within front triangle fits piggyback shocks
  • Collet axle pivots lock in place without pinch bolts
  • Double sealed pivots for long bearing life
  • Dual grease ports on lower link for easy maintenance
  • Forged upper and lower links
  • Full carbon dropouts and disk mounts
  • Full carbon frame and swingarm
  • ISCG05 tabs (carbon frames only)
  • Molded rubber swingarm and downtube protection
  • Radial contact bearings maximize stiffness
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL
  • Stealth and external seatpost cable routing
  • Threaded Bottom Bracket

Build & Price

Frame Only Options

See retailer for pricing.

Geometry & Sizing

S
5'0" — 5'5"
M
5'5" — 5'10"
L
5'10" — 6'1"
XL
6'1" — 6'6"

All measurements reflect installation of a fork with a 519mm axle-to-crown height.

SMLXL
Reach405mm15.94"425mm16.73"445mm17.52"475mm18.7"
Stack585mm23.03"595mm23.43"604mm23.78"613mm24.13"
Head Tube Angle67°67°67°67°67°67°67°67°
Seat Tube Length395mm15.55"420mm16.54"450mm17.72"495mm19.49"
BB Height334mm13.15"334mm13.15"334mm13.15"334mm13.15"
BB Drop20mm0.79"20mm0.79"20mm0.79"20mm0.79"
Wheelbase1117mm43.98"1141mm44.92"1164mm45.83"1198mm47.17"
Chainstay Length426mm16.77"426mm16.77"426mm16.77"426mm16.77"
Head Tube Length100mm3.94"110mm4.33"120mm4.72"130mm5.12"
Top Tube Length576mm22.68"598mm23.54"621mm24.45"654mm25.75"
Seat Tube Angle73.8°73.8°73.8°73.8°73.8°73.8°73.8°73.8°
Standover Height711mm27.99"717mm28.23"719mm28.31"732mm28.82"

Tech & Support

Tech Info

Suspension SystemVPPTM
Front DerailleurDirect to Frame
Headset/Headtubemixed taper 1.5" Lower, 1'1/8" upper
Seat Post31.6mm
Seat Clamp36.4mm
Eye to Eye length200mm
Stroke51mm
Fork Compatibility120-140mm
BB ShellStandard
Max Tire Size2.5"
Brake Typesdisc
Water Bottle Mounts1x bottle cage mount

Shock Info

Shock: Fox Float Factory

Rider WeightAir PressureShock Sag
100lbs (45.5kg)110 psi14-17 mm
120lbs (54.4kg)135 psi14-17 mm
140lbs (63.5kg)160 psi14-17 mm
160lbs (72.6kg)185 psi14-17 mm
180lbs (81.8kg)210 psi14-17 mm
200lbs (90.7kg)230 psi14-17 mm
220lbs (99.8kg)250 psi14-17 mm
240lbs (108.8kg)270 psi14-17 mm
260lbs (117.9kg)290 psi14-17 mm
280lbs (127kg)310 psi14-17 mm

Tech Info

Can I mount a chainguide to my bike?

Yes, this bike is equipped with ISCG-05 tabs for easy chainguide mounting.  Most chainguides on the market that are made for this standard should work.

Is the 148x12 derailleur hanger the same as the 142x12 hanger?

No, it's not. We had to make a new derailleur hanger to go with the new dropout. They look similar, but the easiest way to tell them apart is the finish. Our 142x12mm hangers have a bead-blasted finish, while the 148x12mm hangers have a smooth, machined finish. 

Should I grease the headset cups when I install them?

Yes, we recommend this. Do not use the Carbon Assembly Compound on the headset, as it will make it more difficult to remove from the frame.

Warranty & Registration

Why should you register?

  • To get included in our Santa Cruz owners club and gain exclusive access to invite-only events, product launches, riding days, demo sessions and many, many more value-packed bonuses.
  • To ensure you get the best after sales support from our team of experts.
  • To be sure that you get the benefits from Santa Cruz's frame, bearing and handlebar warranty program.

How do you register?

  • Complete Warranty Registration Form at the time of purchase, OR if you are an existing owner simply complete the form NOW by Clicking HERE
  • Once form is completed and submitted you will receive a confirmation email from our team, and from this day forward your day as a Santa Cruz owner will never be the same again.

How do you open a warranty claim?

  • Ensure that you have first completed the Warranty Registration Form
  • If you are opening a warranty claim against a frame then complere and submit a Warranty Claim Form OR, if you are wanting to open a claim for bearings simply complete the Warranty Bearing Replacement Form
  • Once you have submitted the claim form(s) above, simply sit back and enjoy our insanely good service.
  • If you have any other questions, or would like to follow up on a warranty claim, contact our Warranty Department. 
 

What is Santa Cruz warranty policy?

Lifetime Frame Warranty

Santa Cruz Bicycles will repair or replace at its option any frame it determines to be defective. The warranty will be in effect for lifetime of the original, registered owner. In order to confirm that you are the original owner, please register using our Warranty Registration Form at the time of purchase. Frames purchased prior to May 1, 2015 will be covered under the previously existing 5 year warranty. Warranties do not cover custom finishes. 

Lifetime Bearing Warranty

Santa Cruz Bicycles pivot bearings are warranted for life to the original owner of the bike. The return process is simple: fill out the Warranty Bearing Replacement Form, upload a copy of your purchase receipt, and we'll get a new set of bearings out to your nearest Santa Cruz dealer within 48 hours!

NOTE: only the linkage bearings are covered under this warranty, linkages, linkage bolts, labor and shipping charges are not covered.

Handlebars

Santa Cruz carbon handlebars are warrantied for a period of five years from the date of purchase. 

No-Fault Replacement

Santa Cruz Bicycles will make replacement frame parts available to the original owner at a minimal charge in the event of a crash or other non-warranty situation for the life of the bike.

File a Warranty Claim

Something not right? Use our Warranty Claim Form to file a warranty claim. We'll do everything we can to get you back to riding as fast as possible. 

If you have any other questions, or would like to follow up on a warranty claim, contact our Warranty Department

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