The Santa Cruz 5010 Carbon is built to serve the most technical backcountry rides. It's a bike that can handle all riding conditions and then some.130mm of VPP® (Virtual Pivot Point) travel, with shorter chainstays and lower BB height, create a uniquely playful character and an insatiable appetite for negotiating steep, rocky climbs.

And when it’s time to head home, playtime becomes a riot. The new 5010 has a 67-degree head tube angle, more aggressive than before, and the longer top tube welcomes the use of shorter stems for more precise handling and greater confidence on rapid descents. The 5010 also shares all the latest VPP® hardware with the new Bronson. The top-tube-mounted, box-section upper link is a leap forward in durability and stiffness, and the lower link rests cleanly out of the way, dramatically improving clearance and minimizing rock strikes.

The Santa Cruz 5010 offers:

  • Boost 148mm rear axle spacing
  • Molded rubber swingarm and downtube protectors
  • Internal cable routing for dropper seat post
  • 73mm threaded BB for creak-free riding
  • Lifetime Frame Warranty