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Santa Cruz celebrates Chris King’s 40th anniversary with limited edition 5010 mountain bike

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Santa Cruz Chris King 40th anniversary 5010 mountain bike

While Chris King’s products haven’t received a lot of OEM spec on Santa Cruz’s bikes over the years, they have been long-time partners on the Syndicate racing team. In 2016, Chris King celebrates their 40th anniversary, so SCB decided to do a little something special.

This limited edition 5010 will get a complete set of Chris King’s special Olive Crate components that debuted at NAHBS and themselves are going to be very limited in quantity. The components get a special brushed finish over the olive green anodization, then etched with anniversary logo and graphics. The rest of the bike is painted to accentuate the color scheme, including matched graphics on the Rockshox fork. Check out the complete build and details below…

Santa Cruz Chris King 40th anniversary 5010 mountain bike

The Santa Cruz 5010 is a 130mm travel 27.5 trail bike, and this one comes with their top level CC carbon frame.

Santa Cruz Chris King 40th anniversary 5010 mountain bike

Santa Cruz Chris King 40th anniversary 5010 mountain bike

Other spec includes Race Face Next SL cranks with SRAM XX1 group, Easton ARC 27 rims, Maxxis Minion 2.3 tires, SRAM Guide Ultimate brakes, Rockshox Pike RCT3 fork and Fox Float Performance Elite rear shock.

Santa Cruz Chris King 40th anniversary 5010 mountain bike

Santa Cruz Chris King 40th anniversary 5010 mountain bike

Claimed weight for the complete bike is 26.8lb (12.2kg), retail is $8,999 and only 40 will be built.

SantaCruzBicycles.com

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steve
steve
6 years ago

That’s a beautiful bike, love the paint and anodize color.

MIrwin
MIrwin
6 years ago

A fitting tribute to a component legend, but $9K before taxes? Ouch.

JBikes
JBikes
6 years ago
Reply to  MIrwin

Maybe the price makes it even more fitting…

Ryan S
Ryan S
6 years ago

Like the idea, but the frame color chosen to “accentuate” the CK doesn’t complement it at all.

Thor29
Thor29
6 years ago

Not my cup of tea at all. I like my blingy anodized parts to contrast with the frame color so that they really stand out. This bike is way too sedate and understated. It’s perfect for the upper middle class professional that drives a silver BMW SUV to a beige mini mansion. Expensive but boring.

JBikes
JBikes
6 years ago
Reply to  Thor29

And others may say tacky and cheap (even if pricey).

Padrote
Padrote
6 years ago
Reply to  Thor29

the “blingy” look you are describing is objectively bad.

Groghunter
Groghunter
6 years ago

Huh. Does the 5010 usually require a external bearing lower cup? That’s getting to be pretty rare.

Steven Gilmore
Steven Gilmore
6 years ago
Reply to  Groghunter

Santa Cruz uses a threaded bottom bracket on all but their Stigmata frame.

JC
JC
6 years ago
Reply to  Groghunter

@Gilmore – He’s talking about the headset. And yes, it does.

Heffe
Heffe
6 years ago

Hey that’s actually tasteful, unlike some of SC’s recent color schemes.

Ralph
Ralph
6 years ago

oh great – an Army bike…

Seraph
Seraph
6 years ago
Reply to  Ralph

I think you mean “oh great! An Army bike!!”

J N H
J N H
6 years ago

Given Chri’s recent comments on Far Eastern manufacturing, I wonder if they irony is lost on him that his celebration edition parts are bolted to chunk of far eastern carbon? Seems an odd choice of frame, parts made in honour of 40 years of US manufacturing should be mounted to a US made frame.

Cheese
Cheese
6 years ago
Reply to  J N H

Sure, except that Santa Cruz stopped making their frames in Portland years ago and now only sell Taiwanese and Chinese bikes.

Dan
Dan
6 years ago

“Uhhh, hey guys, the anodizers (deleted) up the green on this batch, what should we do with it?”

“I don’t know, just call it ‘Limited Edition’ or something”

stratosrally
stratosrally
6 years ago
Reply to  Dan

Gorgeous bike. although I’d be happy with a lower-priced custom steel hardtail with those Chris King limited color components – heck, even with a rigid fork, in a nice matte brown or tan. Onza Skinwall 27.75″x2.4″ tires and a controlled-flex carbon seatpost/handlebar is all the suspension I need for my area.

don
don
6 years ago

totally sweet, great combo

Amp
Amp
6 years ago

So as far as I can tell, that Santa Cruz frame uses a threaded bb shell, the race face Next SL Cinch crank uses a 30mm bb spindle, and Chris King doesn’t make a threaded bb for a 30mm spindle.

?

CHuff
CHuff
6 years ago
Reply to  Amp

Amp – It’s the new T47 BB, threaded and built in several versions to accomodate a bunch of different spindle types.

stiingya
6 years ago

that is the sweetest color scheme in the history of santa cruz bikes… if only a Bronson… (my pink Bronson would be out the door in a heartbeat!)

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