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Santa Cruz 5010 CC X0 AXS RSV

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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.

Design Details:

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.

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.

Full carbon 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 mean 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.

SRAM Eagle Transmission - stronger, better shifting, wirelessly
The next generation SRAM Eagle Transmission specced on our CC-carbon models is a radically robust, fully integrated and interdependent wireless transmission. Built around the universal constant of the wheel axle itself, the Full Mount hangerless attachment creates a far stronger connection to the frame and the super strong derailleur provides unprecedented strength. Shifting under load is made possible due to a combination of X-SYNC technology and cassette mapping, creating seamless shifts even during your hardest power output. The new AXS Pods are extremely ergonomic and highly customizable, so shifting gears is light and intuitive. It's simply the most advanced transmission and nearly as tough as the mountain itself.

VPP™ Details:

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 Chart:
Reach | hi/lo (mm)410/406 434/431459/456479/476499/496524/521
Stack | hi/lo (mm)599/601 608/610622/624631/633649/651662/664
Head Tube Angle | hi/lo65.2/64.9 65.2/64.965.2/64.965.2/64.965.2/64.965.1/64.9
Seat Tube Length (mm)370 380405430460500
Front Center | hi/lo (mm)719/718 748/748779/779803/803832/832863/863
BB Height | hi/lo (mm)338/335 338/335338/334338/334338/334338/335
BB Drop (front) | hi/lo (mm)35/38 35/3835/3835/3835/3835/38
BB Drop (rear) | hi/lo (mm)16/19 16/1916/1916/1916/1916/19
Wheelbase | hi/lo (mm)1147/1147 1178/11781212/12131239/12401271/12711305/1306
Rear Center | hi/lo (mm)428/429 430/431433/434436/437439/440442/443
Head Tube Length (mm)90 100115125145160
Top Tube Length | hi/lo (mm)544/544 570/571598/599624/625645/646673/674
Seat Tube Angle | hi/lo77.4/77.1 77.4/77.177.4/77.177.1/76.877.3/7777.3/77.1
Standover Height | hi/lo (mm)694/688 703/698706/700708/703711/706717/712
SizeHeight (inches)Height (cm)
X-Small4'8 - 5'1" 142 - 155
Small5'1" - 5'5" 155 - 165
Medium5'5" - 5'9" 165 - 175
Large5'9" - 6'1" 175 - 185
X-Large6'1" - 6'4" 185 - 193
XX-Large6'4" - 6' 7" 193 - 201


Fork RockShox Pike Ultimate, 140mm
Hubs Front: Industry Nine 1/1, 15x110, Torque Cap, 6-Bolt, 28h
Rear: Industry Nine 1/1, 12x148, XD, 6-Bolt, 28h
Rims Front: Reserve 30|SL 29"
Rear: Reserve 30|HD 27.5"
Stem Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42mm
Chain SRAM X0 Eagle T-Type, Flattop, 12spd
Tires Front: Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C MaxxGrip, EXO
Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.4", 3C MaxxTerra, EXO
Brakes SRAM Code Silver Stealth
Rotors SRAM HS2 180mm
Saddle WTB Silverado Medium, Ti
Headset Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
Crankset SRAM X0 Eagle DUB T-Type Crankset, 32t
Seatpost OneUp V2 Dropper Post, 31.6
Shifters SRAM AXS Pod Bridge
Handlebars Santa Cruz 35 Carbon Bar, 800mm
Rear Shock RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate, 210x50
Tape/Grips Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB 73mm MTB Wide BB
Rear Derailleur SRAM X0 Eagle AXS T-Type, 12spd
Accessories & Extras SRAM eTap Powerpack 1 Battery
Cassette/Freewheel SRAM X0 Eagle T-Type, 10-52t

* Subject to change without notice.