Santa Cruz Bicycles 5010 Carbon w FOX FLOAT CTD Adjust Kashima - Road Bike Shop
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Santa Cruz Bicycles 5010 Carbon Mountain Bike Frame
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By now, you're probably wondering if you can possibly keep track of another brand new offering from the mountain bike gurus at Santa Cruz. But fret not, for the 5010 Carbon Mountain Bike Frame isn't a new model, rather it's a rebadging of Santa Cruz's newest classic. You see, the most solitary bike in SC's entire lineup shared a name with a model once offered by another brand. So, it was reborn the 5010. Naturally, the mid-sized wheels, refined VPP suspension, and trail shredding geometry remain unchanged. And when your rides take you everywhere, the 5010 has proven that it's up to the task, even though it's brand new -- well, sort of. Santa Cruz's industry-leading carbon fiber construction is at its best on the 5010. Both the front and rear triangles are constructed as a whole, rather than bonding them together from sub-assemblies. In addition to saving weight, it ensures that the 5010 is as strong as possible. That's because the fibers are uninterrupted by seams, which happens with other construction methods. If you were to cut it in half, you'd find that the inside of the tubes have the same perfectly smooth finish as the outside. That's a result of construction techniques that maximize the compaction of the layers. The benefit is that it's lighter, because any excess epoxy is squeezed from the frame prior to curing, and this ideal degree of compaction optimizes the strength. Plus, it keeps the frame weight in the cross country race realm, at a shade over five pounds with shock. And the strength and stiffness are further enhanced with the mechanic-friendly, oversized 15mm collet style hardware and a 12x142mm through axle out back. The mid-sized 27. 5-inch wheels found on the 5010 have been surrounded by a whirlwind of attention as of late, and for good reason. The geometry of 26-inch bikes has become thoroughly refined over the past few years, but many riders find that the improved rolling characteristics of a 29-inch wheel make them an appealing alternative....