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.
Two big features highlight the 5010 AL R: the FOX 34 Rhythm fork and Race Face 150mm dropper seat post. FOX took some awesome technology and packed it into an affordable fork that’s easy to set up and requires minimal maintenance.
You might be wondering what makes a dropper seat post such a big deal? Try dropping your seat for descents, stunts, shenanigans, or even for technical climbs. It’ll change the way you ride forever.
|Fork||Fox Rhythm 34 27.5|
|Shock||FOX Float Performance DPS|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM NX Eagle|
|Shifters||SRAM NX Eagle|
|Crankset||SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB, 32t - 165 (XS), 170mm (S), 175mm (M-XXL)|
|Cassette||SRAM PG1230 11-50t|
|Chain||SRAM NX Eagle|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB|
|Brakes||SRAM Guide T|
|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, 32h|
|Rear Hub||SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h|
|Rims||WTB ST i25 TCS 2.0 27.5" Rims|
|Spokes||DT Competition (32)|
|Front Tire||Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR 27.5x2.3|
|Rear Tire||Maxxis Minion DHR2 TR 27.5x2.3|
|Tubes||Stans Sealant 2oz|
|Seat Post||Race Face Aeffect 100mm (XS), 125mm (SM), 150mm (MD), 170mm (LG,XL)|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Race Saddle|