Nathan Simpsonwrote a review of Santa Cruz Bicycles 5010 Carbon CC 27.5+ X01 Eagle Reserve Mountain Bike on October 12, 2019
Familiarity: I've used it several times
This bike is so fun. it pedals amazing and feels like it has have more travel than advertised. For the rides I took this bike on I was constantly surprised and pushed to find the limits of this bike. If you live in a zone that does not have the super gnar and are still drawn to bigger bikes - get this and go crazy. Just check out the 50to01 crew riding these bikes!
Side note - this bike can also be ridden as a very composed trail bike and rescue you when you don't make good choices.
Note on Santa Cruz's take on plus tires: I think they nailed the 2.6 on a 37mm rim. this combo is still fast enough feeling that they dont feel like little full plus (2.8) but still offer considerablely more traction.