5010 CC 130mm VPP Travel - 27.5"

  • Frame: £2,899
  • Custom Builds from £5,199

5010 is built to serve the most technical backcountry missions. 130mm of VPP® (Virtual Pivot Point) travel produces a shorter chainstay length and lower BB height compared to the 5010’s bigger travel brethren. This creates a uniquely playful character and an insatiable appetite for negotiating steep rocky climbs.

And when it’s time to head home, playtime becomes a riot. The new 5010 has a more aggressive 67 degree head tube angle than before, and the longer top tube welcomes the use of shorter stems for more precise handling and greater confidence on rapid descents.

The 5010 also shares all the latest VPP® hardware with the new Bronson too. The top-tube-mounted box-section upper link is a leap forward in durability and stiffness, and the lower link rests cleanly out of the way, dramatically improving clearance and minimizing rock strikes.

Bike choice can be a numbers game, but if your game is conquering epic trails then 5010 is the only number you need know.

Frame Features

  • 130mm VPP™ suspension
  • 148mm Rear Axle Spacing
  • Full carbon frame and swingarm
  • 27.5" wheels
  • Forged upper and lower links
  • Double sealed pivots for long bearing life
  • Dual grease ports on lower link for easy maintenance
  • Full carbon dropouts and disk mounts
  • Angular contact bearings maximize stiffness
  • Collet axle pivots lock in place without pinch bolts
  • Bottle cage mount within front triangle fits piggyback shocks
  • Molded rubber swingarm and downtube protection
  • Stealth and external seatpost cable routing
  • Threaded Bottom Bracket
  • ISCG-05 tabs for chainguide compatibility
  • Direct mount rear derailleur option

Shock Setup

Shock: Fox Float Factory EVOL

Rider WeightAir PressureShock Sag
100lbs (45.5kg)120 psi12-15 mm
120lbs (54.4kg)145 psi12-15 mm
140lbs (63.5kg)170 psi12-15 mm
160lbs (72.6kg)195 psi12-15 mm
180lbs (81.8kg)220 psi12-15 mm
200lbs (90.7kg)245 psi12-15 mm
220lbs (99.8kg)270 psi12-15 mm
240lbs (108.8kg)295 psi12-15 mm
260lbs (117.9kg)320 psi12-15 mm
280lbs (127kg)345 psi12-15 mm


Geometry Chart

All measurements reflect installation of a fork with a 519mm axle-to-crown height.

5010 Geometry
  S M L XL
Top Tube Length 576mm - 22.6" 598mm - 23.5" 621mm - 24.4" 654mm - 25.7"
Seat Tube Length 395mm - 15.6" 420mm - 16.5" 450mm - 17.7" 495mm - 19.5"
Head Tube Angle 67° 67° 67° 67°
Seat Tube Angle 73.8° 73.8° 73.8° 73.8°
BB Height 334mm - 13.1" 334mm - 13.1" 334mm - 13.1" 334mm - 13.1"
Wheelbase 1117mm - 44.0" 1141mm - 44.9" 1165mm - 45.9" 1199mm - 47.2"
Head Tube Length 100mm - 3.9" 110mm - 4.3" 120mm - 4.7" 130mm - 5.1"
Chainstay Length 425mm - 16.7" 425mm - 16.7" 425mm - 16.7" 425mm - 16.7"
Standover Height 711mm - 27.9" 717mm - 28.2" 719mm - 28.3" 732mm - 28.8"
Reach 405mm - 15.9" 425mm - 16.7" 445mm - 17.5" 475mm - 18.7"
Stack 585mm - 23.0" 595mm - 23.4" 604mm - 23.7" 613mm - 24.1"


* Effective top tube
** Seat Tube length measured from center of BB to top of seat tube

Size Guide

5'0" — 5'5"
5'5" — 5'10"
5'10" — 6'1"
6'1" — 6'6"

Complete Bikes

All upgrade prices are relative to the standard component price.

Stock Colours:

Build Kit:



Additional Upgrades


Can I mount a chainguide to my bike?

Yes, this bike is equipped with ISCG-05 tabs for easy chainguide mounting.  Most chainguides on the market that are made for this standard should work.

Is the 148x12 derailleur hanger the same as the 142x12 hanger?

No, it's not. We had to make a new derailleur hanger to go with the new dropout. They look similar, but the easiest way to tell them apart is the finish. Our 142x12mm hangers have a bead-blasted finish, while the 148x12mm hangers have a smooth, machined finish. 

Should I grease the headset cups when I install them?

Yes, we recommend this. Do not use the Carbon Assembly Compound on the headset, as it will make it more difficult to remove from the frame.

What is the torque spec for the seat collar?

We don't provide a torque spec for the seatpost, because it really depends on what seatpost you are using. Some seatposts are slippery, and require more torque to stay put, and others are very thin- and can be crushed by overzealous tightening. Some are both slippery and thin... Make sure you use the Carbon Assembly Compound included with your frame, and use some common sense.

You will not damage your frame by overtightening the seat collar, assuming you have a 31.6 seatpost in there.

What Kind of Front Derailleur do I Need?

The updated versions of the Bronson, 5010, and Tallboy use Shimano side-swing front derailleurs. The names and part numbers are: 

Shimano XT M8020 Side Swing
Shimano XTR M9020D Side Swing

What kind of headset does this bike use?

We use a headset generally referred to as "mixed tapered". This is a 44mm internal upper cup, with an external 49mm lower cup. The SHIS name is ZS44/28.6 EC49/40.

What kind of rear brake adaptor do I need?

This frame uses a standard IS rear brake mount. Just pick your rotor size and order the correct adaptor to go from IS to post mount (all modern brakes).

What size bottom bracket shell does this bike use?

We use a standard 73mm threaded BB. Nearly any crank on the market (besides BB30 cranks) will fit.

What size seatpost do I need?

This bike uses a 31.6mm seatpost.  Always ensure it is inserted into the frame a minimum of 4" (100mm).

Suspension SystemVPPTM
Front DerailleurDirect to Frame
Headset/Headtubemixed taper 1.5" Lower, 1'1/8" upper
Seat Post31.6mm
Eye to Eye length200mm
Fork Compatibility120-140mm
BB ShellStandard
Max Tire Size2.5"
Brake Typesdisc
Water Bottle Mounts2x bottle cage mounts