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Video Bike Check update: Danny MacAskill’s Santa Cruz 5010 CC from Wee Day Out

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courtesy Red Bull, photo by Dave Mackison

Not just any bike is up to the hay bale riding, the rail, rock, log & fence hoping, and then bog submarine antics of trials master Danny MacAskill. For his most recent trip and inspirational video – Wee Day Out – he cruised around rural Edinburgh Aviemore to take in a bit of the scenery with Red Bull. Leaving the urban riding and hard surface stunts behind MacAskill ditched the modified trials bike and picked up a Santa Cruz 5010 CC mountain bike. We took a close look at the 5010 CC he was riding back at Sea Otter, but this bike gets some unique changes and the Red Bull video gives us a bit more  bike tech behind-the-scenes breaking down his bike & setup after the hop…

The bike is said to have come away rolling after taking some serious abuse, like getting steamrolled by that 450kg/1000lb hay bale more than once and tossed off all number of cased drops. This version of MacAskill’s bike is physically almost the same as the one we saw last May. Part of that is surely to do with sponsor deals, but to survive his kind of riding, you do tend to stick with what works.

photo by Fred Murray

This mostly stock red carbon 5010 CC sticks with the same extra volume Fox Float DPS Factory EVOL shock for 130mm or rear travel and Rockshox Pike RCT3 130mm up front. It was a different bike than the blue one we saw last spring. I wonder how many frames and wheelsets he goes through in a year?

photo by Dave Mackison

The 27.5″ 5010 CC gets a the same 800mm Santa Cruz carbon bar & Easton Haven stem, and the Magura MT7 RaceLine brake with 203 rotors. He even explains again the small custom rubber bumpers that he showed to us that he sticks behind his brake levers so he doesn’t cut up his fingers when pulling those powerful brakes all the way to the bar for stoppies and the like. It even has the same standard Apex casing Conti Barron 2.4″ tires set up tubeless. At first glance we thought the wheel were the same; they keep the Industry Nine Torch hubs, but lose the Enve rims. No word on what these tubeless carbon rims are for sure, but with reinforcements at the nipples they look kinda like wheels we’ve seen from Chinese carbon maker ACE Bike?

Beside setting up his suspension really firm, with slow rebound damping to survive they abuse, check out some of his GoPro helmet cam footage of him throwing the poor bike off a bunch of things. Or just head over to Red Bull’s behind the scenes action from the video shoot here. It’s Friday and cold here in the office. I think I need to go for a mountain bike ride now.


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7 years ago

Note that Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland, with Aviemore where the train station is, being 3hr away by train; so not rural Edinburgh at all. Anyway, enjoy the weekend everybody 🙂

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