5010 Carbon CC X01 Eagle AXS Reserve Mountain Bike
Why We Like The Santa Cruz 5010 Carbon CC X01 Eagle AXS Reserve Mountain Bike
When we think about rallying post-work jumplines and searching for gaps and transitions within desert tech, we think of the 5010 Carbon CC X01 Eagle AXS Reserve Mountain Bike. Sant Cruz now builds up the 5010 with a 29in wheel up front for tearing through chunky trails without ever getting hung up and a 27.5in rear wheel for finessing corners and trail gaps with ease. Santa Cruz has taken the 130mm of rear VPP travel and tweaked the anti-squat and leverage curve to generate a touch more traction that comes in handy both for technical climbing and descending scenarios. The 5010 joins the in-frame storage club with its new Glovebox technology which lets us stow some riding essentials in the bike’s downtube. The head tube angle comes in at 64.9-degrees (low position) to match the long and slack trend for added stability at speed, without going to slack to retain precise steering characteristics for tight switchbacks.
This top-spec build features all of the bells and whistles to bring this bike into dream bike territory, starting with the ultralight Carbon CC frame construction. The Reserve 30HD wheels are also carbon for a reactive feel on the trail that accelerates quickly under pedaling. SRAM’s X01 Eagle AXS derailleur and shifter supply instant electronic shifting that’s super low maintenance. Top-tier suspension components from RockShox include a Super Deluxe Ultimate shock that features loads of adjustment and a Pike Ultimate fork with 140mm of travel. SRAM G2 RSC brakes deliver impressive stopping power without the weight of a full enduro or downhill brake set, and grippy Maxxis tires hook up in corners and are pretty light, thanks to EXO casing. This top-shelf build is an excellent option for the discerning rider who wants to cover lots of ground without sacrificing a fun, playful feel on the trail.
*Due to unprecedented demand in the global supply chain and the bike industry over the last 18 months, material weight and exact components are subject to change. We are working diligently to keep tech specs updated, and any adjustments will be minor. If you have any questions, reach out to a Gearhead by chatting online or calling 1-888-276-7130.
- Trail bike utilizes a high-end build, mid-travel, and mixed wheels
- 130mm of VPP travel soaks up trail chatter and climbs like a beast
- RockShox Pike Ultimate fork with 140mm travel eats up rock rolls
- 27.5in rear wheel picks apart corners and finesses jump lines
- 29in front wheel rallies over desert chunk and rooty trails
- Reserve 30HD carbon hoops offer industry-leading durability
- Carbon CC frame construction delivers snappy handling
- Flip-chips let us tweak our geometry to our riding style or terrain type
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