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#9 out of 420 Full suspension bikes
Brand: Santa Cruz



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  • rmap01   ✓ supporter
    *****

    I had an opportunity to demo this bike over a 3 day period at Kingdom Trails. After riding about 75m of trails I have to say I came away very impressed. This bike rips. Surprisingly I really enjoyed the 27.5 wheels. It really made the bike easier to maneuver through tight corners at speed. Seriously considering the 5010 for my next bike.

    Pros
    Light, nimble, solid components

    Cons
    Price

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  • TK34
    *****

    The 5 star rating is a value statement - I can't imagine a better bike for this price point. There are higher end bikes, but you'll pay more too. I'm 6 foot with 32 inch inseam, and the Large fits great.

    Pros
    Feels very solid underneath, gives you confidence it can handle anything. Geometry and suspension is great for intermediate to expert cross country.

    Cons
    The Carbon R is great for absorbing the harshness of alloy, but its not as light as Carbon C if that's your concern.

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  • MtBen
    *****

    I just hit my ~100th mile on my new 2017 5010 and I love it - I'm making all kinds of personal records on my local trails. I'm 6'2" and went with the XL. Sizing is a bit odd with Santa Cruz, but this worked well for me. The only real issue with XL is the dropper post was too long for my 33" inseam so I just ride with it fully inserted in the seat tube. I came from a size L in another brand and it took me two rides to get comfortable on the longer geometry and now I couldn't be happier.

    Pros
    Fast, nimble, good climber. FUN

    Cons
    A little long if you're accustom to shorter wheelbases.

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  • traildudes
    ****

    Wonderful bike, light weight, and has some great components

    Pros
    awsome bike for trails

    Cons
    not so good on HARD downhill

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  • Rob M
    *****

    If you are considering buying one of these bikes you will not regret it! This bike is awesome! I have been riding it for over two weeks, so far this bike has exceeded my expectations. It climbs very well, handles like a dream, and looks amazing. My riding partner saw how much I was enjoying this bike, so he ran out and ordered one. He has been on it for a few days now and is also equally impressed. As far as the low bottom bracket and pedal smashes goes, I have not gotten anymore than usual. I have takin this bike down a variety of terrain the bike has performed very well. Honesty, I could go on and on about how much I love this bike.

    Pros
    Light, stiff, agile, nimble, climbing, descending, cornering, and appearance!

    Cons
    None.

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  • Aaron Chamberlain   ✓ supporter
    ****

    If your trails are on the smoother side of things, this is a great do it all bike. Enough travel to tackle the steeps, but still pedals great.

    Pros
    - Light
    - Snappy
    - Stiff
    - Corners great
    - Good suspension

    Cons
    - Really low bottom bracket, may not be a good bike if your terrain is mainly technical

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  • Stevectx
    *****

    Would buy this bike again if it broke tomorrow but I doubt that would happen. I have over 1000 miles on my bike and love it. If you are riding big rocks all the time a 29" may be better suited but for a do-everything bike this one is great.

    Pros
    Excellent handling
    Comfortable all day
    Good climber
    Light weight
    Love the 1x11 gearing

    Cons
    Cost. I bought the high end carbon bike but the cc version (cheaper carbon) may not have a notable difference for a rider like me.

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  • pernicious
    ****

    Great bike. I've been on 29ers for years and wasn't impressed with the other 650b bikes I'd ridden but this was impressive.

    Pros
    Great handling technical riding is a pleasure. Love this bike!

    Cons
    Occasional pedal strike

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  • chipconstant
    *****

    this is a great all day rider, great suspension, excellent handling and manners-Santa Cruz just makes great stuff, I am so pleased with this bike-so fun and playful.

    Pros
    Weight, cockpit, handling, components

    Cons
    none so far-27.5 is a great size

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  • is
    *****

    man i love this bike it really eats up the trail and will stick on any line and keep going just lets you enjoy the ride. Climbs very well and absorbs rock gardens like nothing handels spectacular on down hills and very light . izzy

    Pros
    Climbs very well, goes through rock gardens with out notice, handels spectacular on down hill

    Cons
    none yet

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  • snakeshredz
    *****

    Great All-Mountain bike, this bike can bomb some downhill sections with the best. Helps you climb over technical sections you think you couldnt. Outstanding bike

    Pros
    Lightweight
    Excellent climber
    Well balanced suspension
    XT components
    Dropper Seat

    Cons
    Cost

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  • herlsy
    *****

    Pros
    Lightweight. Great middle range travel. Stealth dropper routing keeps things clean. English BB.

    Cons
    No cable routing for stealth dropper, have to double up with rear brake line.

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  • Corey Maddocks
    *****

    This is THE all day epic bike. It has excellent trail manners and superb handling. Prepare to donate a kidney for the carbon frame with X01 and Enve wheel upgrade.

    Pros
    Agile handling
    Light weight
    All day comfort

    Cons
    Expensive in carbon form

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