Daniel Murphywrote a review of Santa Cruz Bicycles 5010 Carbon CC 27.5 X01 Eagle Reserve Complete Mountain Bike on September 1, 2019
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
This is one of the most all around capable and fun bikes that I have ridden. On the climbs and flats, it feels super light and nimble, but also has plenty of confidence on the downhills once you are really moving. The quality of the rear suspension feels leagues better than some of the gen 1 santa cruz's that I have tried in the past. The rear end is super light and sensitive off the top, and has a very smooth and controlled ramp up through the rest of the stroke. I was able to ride a size up from normal without having any saddle height issues due to the short and straight seat tube. The ability to size up and have a bit of a longer wheel base and more confidence is a great option, and makes for a really cool setup that is really fun and poppy, but has tons of stability. Components-wise, the Reserve wheels had a great feel that was not too harsh, and the Fox suspension components were flawless and felt perfect for this bike.