5010 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 5010’s bigger-travel brethren. This creates 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.
Bike choice can be a numbers game, but if your game is conquering epic trails then 5010 is the only number you need know.
By using a slightly-less-expensive carbon fiber, we were able to put performance within reach of more riders than ever before, lifting the race pace of World Cup athletes and privateers alike. The stiffness, durability, and strength are identical between the two materials, but the C-level carbon weighs in at about 280 grams more than the top-end, CC carbon.
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- 130mm VPP™ suspension
- 148mm Rear Axle Spacing
- Full carbon frame and swingarm
- 27.5" wheels
- Forged upper and lower links
- Double sealed pivots for long bearing life
- Dual grease ports on lower link for easy maintenance
- Full carbon dropouts and disk mounts
- Angular contact bearings maximize stiffness
- Collet axle pivots lock in place without pinch bolts
- Bottle cage mount within front triangle fits piggyback shocks
- Molded rubber swingarm and downtube protection
- Stealth and external seatpost cable routing
- Threaded Bottom Bracket
- ISCG-05 tabs for chainguide compatibility
- Sizes: S, M, L, XL
|Fork||Rockshox Sektor Gold RL 130mm Solo Air w/15mm through axle and tapered steerer|
|Headset||Cane Creek 10 series tapered, cartridge bearing|
|Rear Shock||Fox Float Performance EVOL|
|Rims/Wheels||WTB STi23 TCS|
|Hubs||Sram MTH 716 15x100 Front, SRAM MTH 746 148x12 Rear|
|Spokes||DT Swiss Champion|
|Tires||Maxxis Minion DHR2 27.5x2.3 Front, Maxxis Ardent 27.5x2.25 Rear|
|Chain||KMC X10.93, 10sp|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano M617D, 2x10, Side Swing|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XT M786 GS Shadow Plus|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano SLX HG81, 10sp, 11-36|
|Shifters||Shimano SLX M670|
|Handlebars||Race Face Ride 760mm, 35mm clamp|
|Tape/Grips||Santa Cruz Palmdale Lock-on|
|Stem||Race Face Ride, 35mm clamp|
|Brake Levers||Shimano Deore M615|
|Brakes||Shimano Deore M615|
|Saddle||WTB Volt Race|
|Seat Post||Race Face Ride 31.6x400mm|
|Accessories & Extras||Specifications are subject to change without notice|