The 5010 (Fifty-Ten) is arguably the most fun bike Santa Cruz has ever made. The engineers at Santa Cruz figured out a magic-geometry formula that riders have been enamored with ever since.
120mm of VPP travel isn’t much to work with, but it’s all you need. The suspension is supple initially and progressive at the end. Add 27.5-inch wheels, and this makes for an endlessly playful ride that can still take a hit.
The 5010 AL D+ takes the proven D trim level and adds wider rims and tires. If you want the snappy handle of 120mm of travel, but a slightly plusher ride with endless stability and traction, then go big with the plus tire package.
What about the extra height of the plus tires? The 5010 has a flip-chip that allows the geometry to be adjusted for different tire heights or riding styles. It also has enough clearance to go with tires as big as 2.8 inches.
|Fork||RockShox Recon RL 130mm 27.5|
|Shock||FOX Float Performance DPS|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM SX Eagle 12spd|
|Shifters||SRAM SX Eagle|
|Crankset||SRAM SX Eagle 148 DUB, 32t - 165mm (XS), 170mm (S), 175mm (M-XXL)|
|Cassette||SRAM CS PG1210 Eagle, 11-50t|
|Chain||SRAM CN SX Eagle 12spd|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB|
|Brake Rotors||Avid Centerline 180mm|
|Headset||Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset|
|Bars||Race Face Ride 35x760 bar|
|Stem||Race Face Ride 50mm|
|Grips||Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips|
|Front Hub||SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap, 32h|
|Rear Hub||SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h|
|Rims||WTB ST i35 TCS 2.0 27.5" Rims|
|Spokes||DT Competition (32)|
|Front Tire||Maxxis Minion DHF, 27.5"x2.6", DC EXO TR|
|Rear Tire||Maxxis Rekon, 27.5"x2.6", DC EXO TR|
|Tubes||Stans Sealant 2oz|
|Seat Post||Race Face Ride, 31.6 400mm|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Comp|