Santa Cruz Bicycles 5010 2.0 A R1x Complete Mountain Bike 2017

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Santa Cruz Bicycles - 5010 2.0 A R1x Complete Mountain Bike 2017
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When it comes to an affordable yet respectably spec'd backcountry exploration vehicle, it's tough to outpace the Santa Cruz 5010 2.0 A R1x Complete Mountain Bike. While the modest 130 mm of VPP® travel isn't ideal for charging the biggest hits, it produces a shorter chainstay length and lower bottom-bracket height that yields a particularly playful ride that negotiates steep, heavily rooted climbs with ease. Updated geometry has given the new 5010 a 67-degree head tube angle that enables rider's to tackle descents with more aggression without compromising pedal-ability. Although carbon frames are all the craze, it's difficult to ignore the proven track record of alloy. When the itch for a trail endeavor takes root, the Santa Cruz 5010 2.0 A R1x Mountain Bike offers an undeniable value.

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Aluminum Alloy FrameSanta Cruz continues to offer most of their models in aluminum because it delivers a rocker solid ride experience at a great price. All Santa Cruz VPP® aluminum bikes mirror the same geometry (and paint jobs) as their carbon siblings.

130 mm VPP® SuspensionVirtual Pivot Point (VPP®) is based on the patented principle of having two short links rotating in opposite directions. The beauty of VPP® suspension is that the short links allow Santa Cruz to create compact tidy suspension designs. Combine that with large diameter pivot axles running on angular contact bearings and you get the integrity, responsiveness and precision that Santa Cruz frames are famous for.

Fox Float PerformanceThe design of the Fox Float Performance shock offers excellent bump absorption and firm lockout. A Dual Piston System (DPS) damper is equipped with three position settings to match any terrain.

Shock AdjustmentsLever Actuated Open, Medium, Firm Modes / Rebound / Air Spring Pressure

Bottle Cage Mount in Front TriangleAccommodates piggyback shocks.

Dual Grease Ports on Lower LinkFor easy maintenance.

Angular Contact Bearings Maximize Stiffness

Double Sealed Pivots for Long Bearing Life

Collet Axle Pivots Lock In Place Without Pinch Bolts

ISCG-05 Tabs for Chainguide Compatibility

Forged Upper & Lower Links

Full Carbon Dropouts & Disk Mounts

Full Carbon Frame & Swingarm

Molded Rubber Swingarm & Downtube Protection

Stealth & External Seatpost Cable Routing

148 mm Rear Axle Spacing

Threaded Bottom Bracket

2x Bottle Cage Mounts


Fox 34 RhythmDesigned for the aggressive trail rider, the 34 Rhythm features a GRIP damper, FLOAT air spring, and super lightweight chassis. The 34 provides proven trail performance that instills confidence and control.

Fork AdjustmentsGRIP 3-Position Lever Adjust (Open, Medium, Firm) / Rebound / Air Spring Pressure

Drive Train

SRAM NX 11-Speed ShifterSRAM NX trigger shifter with X-ACTUATION™ technology gives you sharp, dependable shifting. Built for precise and swift shifting across SRAM's wide range 11-speed cassette, the NX trigger shifter brings industry changing technology to everyone.

SRAM NX 1x11 X-HORIZON™ Rear DerailleurProvides the same smooth, reliable shifting action as XX1—from the larger upper pulley offset to the 12-tooth X-SYNC™ pulley wheels. By eliminating unwanted chain movement, X-HORIZON™ shifts faster, puts an end to ghost shifting and reduces shift force and chain slap. And with CAGE LOCK™ technology, wheel removal and installation are easier than ever.

SRAM XG-1150 CassetteFULL PIN™ technology uses eleven lightweight, stamped steel cogs held together with 123 high-strength stainless steel pins. The result: a cassette that’s light, durable and equipped with SRAM’s super wide 10-42t gear range that’s a perfect fit for any ride. The open design similar to the X-DOME™ cassette aids in mud clearance, giving you cleaner shifting performance and longer component life.

Race Face Æffect CranksetThe Æffect crankset is designed to handle aggressive trail riding at XC crank weight, featuring the Cinch System with interchangeable spider options and the trusted 24mm EXI interface spindle, the Æffect is a rock solid crankset for the modern XC and trail rider.


SRAM Level T BrakesLevel T capitalizes on the same trail-taming brake technology that conquered the 2015 World Mountain Bike Championships, to deliver a powerful and consistent XC and trail-optimized brake set that keeps your capital in the bank. This budget-minded, MatchMaker™ compatible brake set provides all the power of its siblings, keeping you in complete control.

Avid Centerline RotorsThe new Centerline Rotor was designed to keep the center of friction consistent throughout rotation thereby minimizing vibration offering consistent performance and a quiet ride.

Wheel Set

Maxxis Minion DHF | Front TireThe Minion DHF was designed for the often loose and muddy conditions of aggressive all-mountain terrain. The DHF incorporates ramped knobs for low rolling resistance and channel-cut knobs to increase gripping edges, giving straight-line control and precise cornering.

Maxxis CrossMark II EXO | Rear TireThe CrossMark II improves on the speed of its predecessor while improving grip in intermediate conditions. The legendary center ridge still flies on hardpack, and the updated tread pattern provides better braking and cornering over a wide range of trail conditions. A great choice if you want to go fast everywhere.

Stan's Sealant (Already Tubeless!)Award winning tire sealant from the folks that invented tubeless conversion and redefined puncture protection.

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Oversize Itemcan only be shipped via UPS Ground within the continental U.S.


  • Rear Travel (mm): 130
  • Wheel Size: 27.5" (650b)
  • Stanchion Diameter (mm): 34
  • Rear Travel (in): 5.1
  • Front Travel (in): 5.1
  • Rotors: Avid Centerline (180 mm)
  • Spokes: DT Swiss Champion
  • Rear Shock: Fox Float Performance
  • Brake Type: Hydraulic Disc
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime (Frame & Bearings Only) / 5 Years (Handlebars Only)
  • Rear Tire: Maxxis Crossmark 2 EXO TR | 27.5 x 2.25
  • Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR | 27.5 x 2.3
  • Pedals: None
  • Hubs: Novatec D711 15 mm x 110 mm (Front) / Novatec D712 12 mm x 148 mm (Rear)
  • Crankset: Race Face Æffect
  • Seatpost: Race Face Ride (31.6 mm x 400 mm)
  • Handlebar: Race Face Ride (35 mm x 760 mm)
  • Stem: Race Face Ride (35 mm)
  • Handlebar Shape: Riser
  • Brake Levers: SRAM Level T
  • Brake Calipers: SRAM Level T
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM NX
  • Chain: SRAM PC1110
  • Cassette: SRAM XG1150 (10-42t)
  • Bottom Bracket: Threaded
  • Saddle: WTB Volt Race
  • Used For: Trail
  • Gearing: 1 x 11
  • ISCG Tabs: None
  • Front Travel (mm): 130
  • Rims: WTB STP i23 TCS
  • Headset: Cane Creek 10 Tapered
  • Bar Tape/Grips: Santa Cruz Palmdale Lock-On
  • Fork: Fox Rhythm 34
  • Frame Material: Aluminum Alloy
  • Shifters: SRAM NX
Size S M L XL
Top Tube (mm) 576 598 621 654
Seat Tube (mm) 395 420 460 495
Stack (mm) 586 595 604 613
Reach (mm) 405 425 445 475
Standover Height (mm) 711 717 719 732
Head Tube Angle (°) 67 67 67 67
Seat Tube Angle (°) 73.8 73.8 73.8 73.8
Chainstay Length (mm) 426 426 426 426
Bottom Bracket Height (mm) 334 334 334 334
Bottom Bracket Drop (mm) 20 20 20 20
Head Tube Length (mm) 100 110 120 130
Wheelbase (mm) 1117 1141 1164 1198

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