Santa Cruz 5010 Carbon XT TR 27.5" Mountain Bike 2014


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The Santa Cruz Solo Carbon XT AM 650B Mountain Bike 2014 is snappy and nimble allowing you to weave through sharp corners with ease whilst tackling massive drop outs without a second thought.

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The Santa Cruz Solo Carbon XT AM 650B Mountain Bike 2014 pushes ­­­­­further into the realms of 27.5" possibilities and has been developed using what the Santa Cruz team learned from the Bronson, but it takes the design platform in a different direction for a completely new and exclusive riding style. 

The Santa Cruz Solo is snappy and nimble allowing you to weave through sharp corners with ease whilst tackling massive drop outs without a second thought. The Solo has a shorter chainstay length, a lower bottom bracket height, and a steeper head angle than the Bronson which results in quicker handling and a more playful bike than its longer travel brother.

When taken to the trails the Santa Cruz Solo has done nothing but impress and you can see this from the amazing write up's from 'first look rides' by clicking on the review tab above!

Santa Cruz Solo Carbon XT AM 650B Features

  • Santa Cruz Solo XT AM pushes further into the realms of 27.5" possibilities. Developed using what we learned from Bronson, it takes the design platform in a different direction.
  • The low bottom bracket height, shorter chainstays and 125mm of progressive VPP; suspension give Solo its snappy, nimble, ride.
  • A 68 degree head angle adds climbing agility into the equation, while a 5 lb carbon frame weight define Solo as the tool for that back country mission you've always planned.

Santa Scruz Solo Carbon Frame Features

  • 142mm rear axle spacing
  • 2x bottle cage mounts
  • Forged upper and lower links
  • Double sealed pivots with grease ports for low maintenance
  • Collet axle pivots and angular contact bearings maximize stiffness
  • Standard or Direct mount rear derailleur option
  • ISCG-05 tabs for chainguide compatibility
  • Stealth and external seatpost cable routing
  • 73mm threaded bb: creak-free riding and easy installation
  • Molded rubber frame protection

Santa Cruz Solo Carbon 650B Upgrades

If the superb design and components of the Santa Cruz Carbon Solo aren’t enough for you and you just want more, we can offer you just that! Check the table below for upgrades, prices and give us a call on 0800 083 0888 to arrange your custom build!

Santa Cruz Bronson 650B Model Upgrade RRP
All Carbon Models Fork Upgrade - 32 Float CTD Adjust FIT 27.5" 130 Kashima £200
Rear Shock Upgrade - CTD Adjust Kashima £220
Carbon R Hope stainless BB upgrade £55
Hope headset upgrade £52
Reverb Upgrade £230.00
Carbon XT Hope stainless BB upgrade £45
Hope headset upgrade £45
Enve Carbon rim upgrade £1,600
Carbon XX1 Hope stainless BB upgrade £40
Hope headset upgrade £1,600
Carbon XTR Hope stainless BB upgrade £40
Enve Carbon rim upgrade £1,600

Santa Cruz Solo Carbon Frame Warranty

  • 5 year warranty for original owners.
  • Lifetime bearings warranty for original owners.
  • Lifetime crash replacement warranty for original owners.

Santa Cruz VPP Technology

In glaring contrast to Santa Cruz's disdain of acronyms, the letters VPP stands for Virtual Pivot Point, which doesn't do much in the way of explanation on its own, so here's a bit of back story and a quick description of what those letters mean for you and your bike...

The single pivot system that was used from the 1990s had some versatility, but when stretched to the extremes of light weight and long travel, issues with chassis flex and pedal kickback started to show up. Not being satisfied with compromise on any level, Santa Cruz started ended up with a set of patents that covered a variety of methods ranging but the core of this package of technology that's referred to as VPP, consists of two short links that rotate in opposite directions.

You won't find that on anything but VPP...

The counter-rotation causes the two links to rotate at different speeds as the wheel goes through its travel-in contrast to other mechanisms. In other words, as the wheel moves at one speed, the links are moving slowly, then more quickly, then more slowly, or any combination that is desired. Depending on which link the shock is connected to, the shock rate can be changed from a taut XC rocket to boulder-gobbling DH monster.

The shock rate change gives our trail bikes the feeling that there is more travel than their counterparts, while giving the suspension designers the ability to tune how the bike feels when you are hammering on the pedals (also known as anti-squat behaviour) to suit different riding styles, wheel size and drive-train configurations. In addition to all of that flexibility with the suspension behaviour, the two short links, combined with the simple and reliable collet pivot axles give the rear wheel a solid connection to the front, so the bike tracks through corners predictably, and stays on line when pinging off rocks.

It's a fundamentally ideal architecture for stiff and light construction without having to use non-standard shocks or compromising frame geometry. The level of refinement on the VPP suspension you see on the Santa Cruz Solo Carbon R AM 650b Mountain Bike 2014 is something they have been working toward every day of the last thirteen years. Every new bike is an opportunity to try new variations and fine-tune a bike to fit an exact balance. The cutting edge sharpens.

Santa Cruz Carbon Technology

The results of Santa Cruz's years of development can be seen with a cutaway frame, where you can see the entire structure of the frame moulded in one piece, with no foam or filler material left behind. The smooth interior is what gives compaction to the layers during curing.

Santa Cruz never use shortcuts like gluing the headtube end to the other tubes-to cut costs. Having the fibres continue through each joint makes the frame stronger and stiffer and lighter. Santa Cruz sum up their carbon technology as putting "Painstaking Research, Intensive And Thorough Testing, Rigorous Attention To Detail, Careful And Laborious Fabrication, Constant Evolution And Accrued Applied Knowledge" into anything that looks good on a downtube.

FrameSanta Cruz Solo Carbon
ForkFox 32 Float CTD O/C 27.5 130mm
Rear ShockFox Float CTD
ChainsetShimano M780 24/32/42 (XT) 10spd
CassetteShimano M771, 11-36 (XT) 10spd
Chain DeviceNot Specified
Bottom BracketNot Specified
ChainShimano HG 75 10spd
Front HubHope Pro2
Rear HubHope Pro2
Front DerailleurShimano M780 10 spd
Rear DerailleurShimano M785 SGS (XT) 10spd
Front BrakeShimano XT w/ 180mm front 160mm rear Ice Tech rotors
Rear BrakeShimano XT w/ 180mm front 160mm rear Ice Tech rotors
Brake LeversNot Specified
PedalsThe mountain bike does not come with bike pedals
HandlebarsEaston EC 70 720mm
StemEaston EA 70 70mm or 90mm
HeadsetCane Creek 40
GripsLizard Skin Peaty lock on
SaddleWTB Silverado Team
SeatpostReverb Stealth 125mm
RimsWTB Frequency Team i19 TCS rims laced to Hope Pro2 hubs
Front TyreMaxxis High Roller 2 2.3" EXO Tubeless Ready Kevlar
Rear TyreMaxxis High Roller 2 2.3" EXO Tubeless Ready Kevlar
ShiftersShimano M780 (XT) 10spd
ExtrasNot Specified

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Santa Cruz Solo Sizing Guide


The right size bike for your body size is essential to ensure the optimum experience, comfort and enjoyment as you ride. With sizing varying between the type of bike, the brand and even the model, getting the perfect fit can seem daunting. That’s why we’ve compiled a handy guide to help you get the correct size. 

Measure Your Height

Our handy size charts match your height to the appropriate frame size so you need to be sure you’ve measured your height accurately.

  1. Take off your shoes and stand with your back against a wall.
  2. Make sure legs are together and your shoulders are back.
  3. Place a pencil on top of your head and mark the wall (the best and easiest way to do this properly is with a friend to help you).
  4. Measure from the floor to the pencil mark you have just made with a tape measure.

Range of Reach

For most people to get the right frame size, measuring your height will suffice. However, you may find that your height is on the borderline of the range we suggest for a particular frame. If this occurs you need to measure the range of your reach or “Ape Index”. This will ensure you get a comfortable distance between the handlebars and your saddle.

  1. Stand up straight with your back against a wall.
  2. Life your arms out horizontally either side of you.
  3. Measure the distance from fingertip of one hand to fingertip of the other. This will give you your arm span.
  4. Subtract your height from this figure to get your Ape Index.
  5. If the result is positive (your arm span is greater than your height) you should go for the larger size of bike.
  6. If the result is negative (your arm span is less than your height you need the smaller size.

Stand Over Height

You should also consider your inside leg measurement when choosing your bike to ensure adequate stand over height. Stand over height is the clearance between the top tube and the bottom of your crotch. For mountain bikes we recommend a distance of 2-4 inches and for road or hybrid bikes 1-2 inches of clearance is required. This will ensure comfort when you’re stopped and standing astride the bike.

Our bike sizing charts take stand over height into consideration but if you have a particularly long or short inside leg measurement in relation to your height you will need to bear this in mind when selecting your frame size.

Riding Style

The way you ride and the type of bike you are into will also impact the frame size you should choose. For example, a trail devotee looking for an aggressive ride may prefer a smaller, more manoeuvrable bike size. It all comes down to personal preference and how the bike feels to you.

Our sizing charts aim to be as specific as possible so you can look up the particular type, make and model of bike you’re looking for. Remember, the sizes given in our guides are suggestions and should be used for general advice only. For the best possible fit  we recommend popping in to your local Leisure Lakes Bikes store, or call 0800 083 0888 for expert advice tailored to you.

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How your bike will be Delivered - UK

Before your bike is sent out to you it's fully checked and tested by Cytech trained mechanics to ensure everything is perfect. Just open the box, turn the handlebars, push on the pedals and it's ready to go!

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We don’t stock everything on our website in all of our seven bike stores, so now you can make an order online and pick it up in your chosen Leisure Lakes Bikes store, for FREE!

Choose any one of our seven bike stores to have your order delivered to and it’ll be waiting for you by the date arrange! Plus, while you’re there why not get some tips and advice from our team to really get the most out of your new purchases.

How to Ship to Store

When you place an order online, go through the checkout process and select the store you wish your items to be shipped to. We will then call you to arrange a date for you to collect your items at your chosen Leisure Lakes Bike Store, FREE of charge.

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Some countries may charge you import tax for certain items. If you have any queries regarding this then please contact your local tax office who should be able to assist you further. Unfortunately Leisure Lakes Bikes cannot advise on import tax and duty enquiries and we cannot take responsibility for any customs or duty charges which may arise from importing any of our products into your country.

All European and international deliveries are sent by UPS standard delivery. You will be emailed a tracking reference when we despatch your order so you can track your delivery as it makes it’s way to you.

For full European and worldwide delivery information please visit our delivery info page!

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