Santa Cruz Bicycles 5010 Complete R Mountain Bike - 2015 Satin Black/White, XL
The Santa Cruz Bicycles 5010 Carbon Mountain Bike Frame is an ideal bike for those of us who like a good, long pedal, but who also enjoy a ripping descent. While the number of five-inch, XC-leaning-but-trail-capable bikes in the market number far more than a couple peoples' fingers and toes, the 5010 remains at the top, ready for both raceday, or just Saturday. It all starts with the 5010's VPP suspension. While many companies talk about virtual pivot points, only Santa Cruz has been constantly developing the VPP design since its acquisition of the patents in the '90s. That kind of experience with a suspension design is rare, and rarer still is a company able to modernize its designs at will. In the 5010, Santa Cruz has designed a bike that pedals well, won't dive under braking force, and is more capable on more trails than you'd expect a five-inch bike to be. Santa Cruz smartly specs this C-level 5010 with a RockShox Sektor fork, Shimano's SLX component group, and Race Face cockpit co...