5010 27.5+ D Complete Mountain Bike by Santa Cruz Bicycles
Santa Cruz released a darling of a trail bike with the 5010 many moons ago, which you might remember as being referred to as the Solo at its launch. The original 5010 was almost a refinement of the 26-inch Blur LT and it slotted in nicely between the 29-inch tallboy and heavier-hitting Bronson as a bike that was quick to accelerate, fast on twisty trails, capable on burly ones, and not allergic to climbing. That was a recipe for success and instead of wiping the slate clean, Santa Cruz builds on its strengths and made some thoughtful upgrades making this third generation 5010 the leader of the pack. New for 2019, Santa Cruz takes its 5010 27. 5+ D Complete Mountain Bike and slackens and stretches it for more composure at higher speeds on rougher trails, yet it's still sprite and agile on choked down singletrack and possesses pedaling efficiency for multi-hour backwoods epics in the high mountains as well as post work hot laps on your local trail networks. This third generation 5010 is the slackest yet, kicking the headtube angle back to 66. 5-degrees in its high setting and a gravity-fueled 66. 1-degrees in the lowest setting. The addition of a flip-chip makes this possible, meaning you'll have the ability to adapt the bike's geometry for different terrain and riding styles, whether you're seeking a bit more balanced feel with greater efficiency and climbing competency or you'd like it to flat out rip on steep descents with imposing rock gardens and drops that litter the trails, this bike is happy to accommodate. Not only does the flip-chip allow you to ride in a more slacked-out position if you so choose, but it also gives you ample clearance to run wider tires up to 2. 8-inches in width. Santa Cruz outfits this particular 5010 with its "new" plus-sized 2. 6-inch tires, which deliver almost all of the traction and bump-smoothing benefits of a traditional 2. 8-inch plus, without feeling overly vague or excessively heavy. This 2. 6-inch tire really gives you the...
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