5010 is built to serve the most technical backcountry missions. The 130mm of VPP 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. 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.