Santa Cruz Bicycles 5010
Santa Cruz Bicycles 5010
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Get creative with your surroundings.

The 5010 turns obstacles into features. Its nimble, poppy feel makes even the most mundane rides feel like they're loaded with features to hop, skip and jump over. It's the kind of bike that makes new trails feel as familiar as the back of your hand.

27.5 is the fun-sized wheel size. Smaller wheels provide an ideal balance between toughness and weight saving making them the most fleet-footed (or quick fingered) whether launching logs or weaving through stumps. With its quick and agile character, the 5010 has become a go-to plaything for progressive riders the world over and the only contender on any backyard trails.

It’s a bike that goes harder than its vital stats may suggest. A 140mm-travel fork is paired with 130mm at the rear, the lower-link VPP™ configuration of which leaves you feeling there’s a lot more travel at hand. And you can choose how out of hand you want to get, as this pocket rocket fits all sizes and types of rear shocks.

It’s no handful either. The relatively slack head angle makes it predictable to steer, the relatively low BB height turns like it's on tracks and the short chainstays make this plaything easy to pick up and throw around.

No matter how much of a big kid you are the bike grows with you. We’ve tailored the geometry so frame size is matched to size specific chainstay lengths and super-low standover heights make it feel (almost) like that BMX you had as a kid. Okay, perhaps that’s a bit nostalgic, but the 5010’s certainly a perfect gateway to the highs only proper mountain biking can offer.

The 5010’s balance and poise can turn any rider from cautious neophyte into a fully fledged flyer. The legendary Santa Cruz fit, finish and quality construction make this pocket rocket tougher than a Tonka toy. Fun and games are guaranteed, and the frame, linkages and optional Reserve wheels come with a lifetime warranty.

So don’t be afraid, roll up your sleeves and go get creative

Key Features:

  • Available in: Carbon C & Carbon CC More Info
  • Wheel size: 27.5"
  • Rear travel: 130mm
  • Priced from $4,099 (MSRP)

The New Santa Cruz Bicycles 5010 | Get Creative With Your Surroundings

Santa Cruz Bicycles 27.5

27.5 - The Fun-Sized Wheel Size

Smaller wheels provide an ideal balance between toughness and weight saving making them the most fleet-footed (or quick fingered) whether launching logs or weaving through stumps.

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Design Details

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    Proportional Chainstay Lengths

    The 5010's chainstay length is matched to the frame size so every rider, no matter their height, gets the same balanced geometry.

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    27.5 Wheels

    27.5 is the fun-sized wheel size. This wheel size makes a bike feel fleet-footed (or quick fingered) whether launching logs or weaving through stumps.

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    The Right Fit

    Five sizes, low standover, slack head angle, low BB, and 140/130mm travel. It's the kind of bike that allows you to get creative with your surroundings.

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    VPP(TM)

    A 140mm-travel fork is paired with 130mm-travel of lower-link VPP™ suspension. Now you can choose how out of hand you want to get, as this pocket rocket fits all sizes and types of rear shocks.

  • 5 of 5

    Quality, Strength, Reliability

    The legendary Santa Cruz fit, finish and quality construction make this pocket rocket tougher than a Tonka toy. Fun and games are guaranteed, and the frame, linkages and optional Reserve wheels come with a lifetime warranty.

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Géométrie et dimensionnement

Rollover table below to highlight frame dimensions.

High

XSSMLXL
AAtteindre400mm15.75"425mm16.73"450mm17.72"475mm18.7"500mm19.69"
BEmpiler572mm22.52"590mm23.23"604mm23.78"618mm24.33"631mm24.84"
CTube de direction supérieur65.7°65.7°65.7°65.7°65.7°65.7°65.7°65.7°65.7°65.7°
DLongueur de tube de direction370mm14.57"380mm14.96"405mm15.94"430mm16.93"460mm18.11"
EFront Center699mm27.52"733mm28.86"764mm30.08"795mm31.3"826mm32.52"
FHauteur de pédalier338mm13.31"338mm13.31"338mm13.31"338mm13.31"338mm13.31"
GBB Drop16mm0.63"16mm0.63"16mm0.63"16mm0.63"16mm0.63"
HEmpattement1128mm44.41"1162mm45.75"1193mm46.97"1224mm48.19"1255mm49.41"
ILongueur de la base423mm16.65"423mm16.65"426mm16.77"429mm16.89"432mm17.01"
JLongueur de tube supérieur100mm3.94"120mm4.72"135mm5.31"150mm5.91"165mm6.5"
KLongueur de tube supérieur524mm20.63"555mm21.85"585mm23.03"616mm24.25"646mm25.43"
LAngle de tube de direction77.9°77.9°77.6°77.6°77.4°77.4°77.2°77.2°77°77°
MHauteur d'enjambement690mm27.17"707mm27.83"706mm27.8"704mm27.72"704mm27.72"
NEye to Eye Length210mm8.27"210mm8.27"210mm8.27"210mm8.27"210mm8.27"
 
Seatpost Length100mm100mm125mm125mm150mm150mm170mm170mm170mm170mm
Stem Length50mm50mm50mm50mm50mm50mm50mm50mm50mm50mm
Crank Length170mm170mm170mm170mm175mm175mm175mm175mm175mm175mm
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Frame Sizing

XS
4'8"142 — 5'0"152cm
S
5'1"155 — 5'5"165cm
M
5'5"165 — 5'9"175cm
L
5'9"175 — 6'1"185cm
XL
6'1"185 — 6'4"193cm

Tech Support

A shock setup guide would be awesome. Where do I find that?

Download the shock setup guide pdf that includes recommendations for sag, high and low speed rebound, and high and low speed compression right here.

Can I fit 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.

Can I put a front derailleur on?

No, this bike is not compatible with front derailleurs.  

I see that all sizes of 5010/Furtado have different chainstay lengths- can I buy a different swingarm for mine so I can get a longer/shorter/radder length than my bike comes with?

No, there's only one swingarm for all sizes.  The chainstay length is changed by moving the pivots and shock mount in the front triangle, to effectively shorten the rear center on different sizes.

I want to put the shock from my old bike on there, can I do that?

We always recommend the stock shock, as we've spent a lot of time tuning for each particular frame. But if you must, these are the specifics you need to keep in mind:

  • 210x50 Metric shock
  • 30x8mm rear hardware (bearing compatible)
  • 20x8 front hardware 

Is this bike coil shock compatible?

Yes it is. Keep in mind that on a shorter-travel platform, you'll need a pretty firm spring to keep from bottoming out too much with a coil, as you don't have the advantage of an air spring's ramp-up. However the 5010 has a rising rate linkage and will work better with a coil than most bikes in this travel range.

J'aimerais remplacer l'axe de ma roue arrière, de quelle taille s'agit-il?

Le 5010 et le Furtado utilisent un axe de 173.7x12 avec 10mm de filetage. Notez qu'il s'agit d'une taille différente que les axes que nous utilisons habituellement sur le reste de notre gamme.

The geometry chart shows two settings- how do I adjust that?

There's a "flip chip" on the link where the shock mounts. Just remove the lower shock bolt and flip the chips to the setting you desire.

What kind of headset does this bike use?

This bike uses integrated headset cups. The upper is 41mm and the lower is 52mm. The SHIS name is IS 41/28.6 IS 52/40.

What kind of rear brake mount does it use?

This bike uses a 180mm post mount. You cannot run a smaller rotor than that. If using 180mm rotor, your caliper will bolt straight to the mount. For 200 or 203 rotors you will need a 20mm or 23mm Post Mount adapter

What's the story with the SRAM UDH (Universal Derailleur Hanger)?

The 5010 and Furtado are the first bikes we're introducing that use this new hanger.  It's very similar in shape to our other hangers, but is not cross-compatible. Widespread industry adoption of this hanger should be imminent, and then you'll be able to get a replacement hanger at pretty much any bike shop, no matter where you are. We'll also have them available on our webstore

Where can I demo the newest model of this bike?

We’ll have the newest version available for demo at the Factory in Santa Cruz, California. We also suggest contacting your local Santa Cruz retailer to check for demo availability in your area.

Where can I find additional technical information for my bike?

Currently all technical info is located either on the bike archive or under tech support. Both can provide helpful information for puzzling with your bike, torque specs, and exploded diagrams.