Santa Cruz 5010 R1 Mountain Bike '17
The Santa Cruz 5010 R1 Mountain Bike is built to serve the most technical backcountry missions. 130mm of VPP® (Virtual Pivot Point) travel produces a shorter chainstay length and lower BB height compared to the 5010s bigger-travel brethren. This creates a uniquely playful character and an insatiable appetite for negotiating steep, rocky climbs. When its time to head home, playtime becomes ariot. The 5010 has a 67-degree head tube angle, more aggressive than before, and the longer top tubewelcomes the use of shorter stems for more precise handling and greater confidence on rapid descents. 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. Bike choice can be a numbers game, but if your game is conquering epic trails then 5010 is theonly number you need know.
This aluminum version of the 5010 differs just slightly from its carbon brethren: Santa Cruz opted against including ISCG tabs, as one-by drivetrains have rendered them mostly unnecessary, and made the switch to an integrated headset like you'll find on the Hightower and Tallboy. These decisions shaved a bit of weight from the frame, which otherwise includes all the features you'll find on the C and CC-level carbon frames, but in an attractive, strong, aluminum package.
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- Aluminum Frame FOX Rhythm Fork FOX Float Performance Shocks SRAM NX Derailleur SRAM Level T Brakes Race Face Aeffect Cranks
- Tech Specs
- Rear Derailleur: SRAM NX Shifters: SRAM NX Chainring Size: 32 Tooth Crankset: Race Face Aeffect Bottom Bracket: Included w/ crankset Cassette: SRAM XG1150 10-42 Chain: SRAM PC1110 Brakes: SRAM Level T Brake Rotors: Avid Centerline; 180mm Headset: Cane Creek 10 series tapered, cartridge bearing Bars: Race Face Ride 760mm, 35mm clamp Stem: Race Face Ride, 35mm clamp Grips: Santa Cruz Palmdale Lock-on Front Hub: Novatec D711; 15x110mm Rear Hub: Novatec D712; 12x148mm Rims: WTB STP i23 TCS; 32h Spokes: DT Swiss Champion Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR; 27.5x2.3 Rear Tire: Maxxis Crossmark 2 EXO TR; 27.5x2.25 Tubes: Stans Sealant Seat Post: Race Face Ride 31.6x400mm Saddle: WTB Volt Race
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