Published on January 15th, 2015 | by Brett
Employee Bike Check | Santa Cruz 5010
Art’s Employee: Trevor Roland
Position: Retail Floor Manager
Bike: Santa Cruz 5010
After a brief hiatus, Art’s is bringing back Bike Checks. Art’s employees eat, sleep, and breathe bicycles. So it only makes sense that while we sell, repair, and write about the latest bicycles and components, we have ample time to dream of our next build. This feature exhibits those efforts in an attempt to inspire others and show you the great people that make up our bike shop family.
To kick off Bike Check 2.0, we start with our newly appointed Retail Manager, Trevor, and his super rad new Santa Cruz 5010. Growing up in Northern California at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, Trevor entered the cycling world riding street BMX and has since developed his disciplines and moved to mountain trails. Now living in San Luis Obispo, Trevor successfully juggles his responsibilities at Art’s while attending the College of Business at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
Starting with the frame, Trevor had the opportunity to build this baby from the ground up. Buying new parts and moving some over from a previous build, this bike represents the culmination of Trevor’s meticulous efforts at choosing components. While some of you may not be familiar with the 5010, you might remember the Santa Cruz Solo. This is the reincarnation of the Solo; so similar even the names appear rather similar—SOLO-5010—coincidence? This 650b bike pushes the boundaries to what is possible with a 125mm travel frame, thanks to Santa Cruz’s Virtual Pivot Point suspension. Their patented counter-rotational, short links, seen across the line, allow for a lot of design flexibility and manipulation of shock rates so each bike can be tuned for its intended purpose. The short links also create a compact design, and combine with large diameter pivot axles and angular contact bearings to give the 5010 the integrity, responsiveness, and precision that Santa Cruz frames are famous for.
I’m gonna go out on a limb here and assume that Trevor is a real fan of BOS Mountain Bike Suspension, equipping his ride with an all-mountain Deville up front and the open bath, 3-way adjustable Kirk in back. He’s gone so far as to install a custom system for adjusting the air volume in the air spring. Trevor is not the only Art’s employee that loves BOS products either; Brad has been riding a Deville for years and has great things to say, evident in his product review. Daniel regularly puts his Kirk through the wringer as well and goes as far to say that after being in the industry for over 10 years and riding a countless number of bikes, he “really can’t imagine suspension working any better.”
This beast is almost exclusively powered and brought to a stand still with the latest SRAM equipment; X01 11-speed drivetrain components and Guide RSC brakes. Trevor opted for a Race Face Next SL crank with a Race Face Direct Mount Narrow-Wide 34T ring to round it out. His complete component selection is listed below. This is definitely one sweet ride for a one rad dude.
Frame: Santa Cruz 5010
Fork: BOS Deville AM 140mm 650b / 27.5″ Fork
Shock: BOS Kirk Rear Air Shock 7.875×2″
Headset: Cane Creek 40
Wheels: Spank Oozy Trail 295 Bead-Bite Rim 27.5″ w/ DT Swiss 240 Hubs
Brakes:Sram Guide RSC Disc Brake
Crankset: Race Face Next SL Carbon Cranks
Chainrings: Race Face Narrow Wide Direct Mount Chain Ring
Cassette: Sram X01 XG-1195 11 Speed Cassette
Chain: Sram PC-XX1 11 Speed Chain
Bottom Bracket: Race Face Cinch BSA Threaded
Shift Levers: Sram X01 Trigger Shifter 11-Speed Red
Front Derailleur: N/A
Rear Derailleur: Sram X01 X-Horizon Rear Derailleur 11-SPD 2.1
Seatpost: Kind Shock LEV Integra DX Dropper Seat Post 150mm
Saddle: WTB Volt Race Saddle Black
Stem: Race Face Atlas 35 Stem
Handlebars: Race Face SixC 35 Carbon Riser Handlebar
Tires: F: Geax Goma 27.5″ Tire R: WTB Trail Boss 27.5 Tire
Pedals: Shimano PD-M9020 XTR Trail Pedal
Grips: Santa Cruz Palmdale Lock-On Grip
Check back for more regular bike checks, we’ve got some other awesome builds in the stable.