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Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on the Santa Cruz 5010. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
17 reasons to buy
- The Santa Cruz 5010 is a lively, 27.5” trail bike with VPP suspension that provides riders with comfort over rocks and roots.
- Experts rarely experienced harsh bottom-outs with the VPP suspension, following jumps or drops.
- The long reach, slack head tube angle and wide handlebars provide riders with excellent stability on the Santa Cruz 5010.
- Adjustable rear pivot points and flip chip adjustments on the bike's geometry allow riders to fine-tune the bike to best suit their riding style and the trails they ride.
- The Santa Cruz 5010 is a fast and efficient climber.
- Experts found that even with the shock in the open position, climbs were bob-free on the bike.
- The steep seat tube angle puts riders in a stable position for technical and rocky climbs.
- Santa Cruz has different chainstay lengths on each size of the 5010 to provide riders with balance and control on the bike.
- A small mudflap protects the shock on the bike.
- The Santa Cruz 5010 has an easy-to-maintain, threaded bottom bracket.
- The bike’s geometry, 27.5” wheels and grippy Maxxis tires allow it to smoothly maneuver through corners.
- The stiff carbon frame and efficient VPP suspension allow riders to accelerate quickly on the Santa Cruz 5010.
- The bike has internally routed cables. Tunnels through the frame prevent the cables from rattling.
- The Santa Cruz 5010 is available in sizes XS through XL, fitting a wide range of riders.
- Experts agree that Santa Cruz Palmdale grips and a WTB Silverado saddle are comfortable.
- The bike's high-quality carbon frame comes with a lifetime warranty.
- The Maxxis DHR II tires provide riders with excellent traction.
2 reasons not to buy
- The bike is expensive.
- Experts agree that the bike is not as fast-rolling as 29” options.
Expert Reviews84/100 based on 2 expert reviews
Santa Cruz 5010 CC X01 RSV Review
The fourth-generation 5010 builds the lower linkage VPP suspension of all the other Santa Cruz trail bikes into a longer, slacker chassis. The result is more capable than ever but detail changes and dynamic ride feel mean it’s still as much of a hell-raiser than ever, even at higher speeds in bigger terrain.
First Ride: 2021 Santa Cruz 5010 – Get Jibby With It
I will say it doesn’t quite have the same level of snappiness as its predecessors – some of that sharpness had been dulled a bit, but that does make it feel better in rougher terrain. It’s become more versatile, even though the amount of travel hasn’t increased.