Prepared for all things steep, the short chainstays combined with a low BB make for an easy climb on any technical terrain you throw at it. When it’s time to descend, the bike’s 66.2/66.5-degree head tube angle (adjustable via flip chip) and generous reach/short stem combo equate to precise and bold handling. While some bikes are good at going up, and others down; the 5010 is a bike that is exceptional at going up, down, left, right,triangle, square, up, up, up and away! This short-travel pocket rocket is finished to be fast and nimble yet tough enough to take a beating with whatever you do with it. From dirt to rocky tech, 4X to BMX, this bike doesn’t give a XXXX.
The upper-link driven shock VPP suspension is configured to be sharp and responsive. A firm beginning stroke makes for a responsive, zippy pedalling and provides support for small bump-jump playfulness, while the progressive curve offers the bottom-out resistance to make it feel like there’s plenty more travel than there actually is!
There’s also more than enough clearance to run just about any size tyre. We spec a variety of rim and tyre combos, including 2.6-inch tires on Reserve 37 rims. This set up feels like the sweet spot between rock crawling traction and sportiness. There’s room to run 2.8-inch tyres if that’s your jam.
While people are busy ‘overbiking’, 5010 owners get straight to the source. It’s the thrasher’s tool.