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 CC XX1 AXS Reserve is Santa Cruz’s hand-curated, premium build. The SRAM XX1 AXS wireless system is the epitome of shifting performance… and its rainbow cassette and chain have no problem flaunting this fact. There’s carbon everywhere, and it comes with a RockShox Ultimate Pike up front, FOX DPX2 Factory Kashima rear shock, SRAM G2 Ultimate brakes, and a Chris King DropSet 3 headset. Santa Cruz’s Reserve rims are stock, but now come laced to Industry Nine’s mind-blowing Hydra hubs with .52 degrees of engagement.
The 5010 CC XX1 AXS Reserve leaves nothing on the table except a puddle of drool.
|Fork||RockShox Pike Ultimate 130mm 27.5|
|Shock||FOX DPX2 Float Factory Kashima|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS 12spd|
|Shifters||SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS 12spd|
|Crankset||SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS 148 DUB, 32t - 165mm (XS), 170mm (S), 175mm (M-XXL)|
|Cassette||SRAM XG1299 Eagle Rainbow 12spd 10-50t|
|Chain||SRAM XX1 Eagle 12spd|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB|
|Brakes||SRAM G2 Ultimate|
|Brake Rotors||Avid Centerline 180mm|
|Headset||Chris King DropSet 3 Black|
|Bars||Santa Cruz Bicycles AM Carbon Bar 35x760|
|Grips||Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips|
|Front Hub||i9 Hydra, 15x110, Torque Cap, 28h|
|Rear Hub||i9 Hydra, 12x148, XD, 28h|
|Rims||Santa Cruz Reserve 27 Carbon Rim - 28h|
|Spokes||DT Competition Race (28)|
|Front Tire||Maxxis Minion DHF 27.5"x2.3" 3C EXO TR|
|Rear Tire||Maxxis Minion DHR2 27.5x2.3 EXO TR|
|Tubes||Stans Sealant 2oz|
|Seat Post||RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6, 100mm (XS), 125mm (SM), 150mm (MD), 170mm (LG,XL)|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Team Saddle|