CHRIS KING 40th ANNIVERSARY 5010

Date Apr 13, 2016

Chris King, the component manufacturer not the man, is 40 years old this year. To celebrate the company partnered with Santa Cruz to produce special CK edition Santa Cruz 5010s as complete bikes. They come in four sizes but only 40 will be produced.

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Dark green components and a military -toned frame make for a distinctive yet subtle limited edition machine. Photo – Dave Smith

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Hooray for threaded bottom brackets. Photo – Dave Smith

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Of course it looks pretty, but what until you hear it sing. Photo – Dave Smith

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Where Chris King first made a mark – the headset. Photo – Gary Perkin

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Chris King has signed both ends. (110 and 142.5) Photo – Dave Smith

 

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Are you already thinking up ways to justify this purchase? Photo – Gary Perkin

Details
– Santa Cruz CC Frameset, 130mm VPP Travel
– SRAM XX1 Drivetrain / Race Face Next SL Crankset
– RockShox Pike RCT3 Solo Air 130 Fork
– Fox Float Performance Elite
– Easton ARC 27 Rims
– SRAM Guide Ultimate Brakes
– Maxxis Minion 2.3 DHR2 TR (3C front)
– 26.8 lbs/12.2 kg
– Small, Medium, Large, XL
5010 LE
LIMITED EDITION OF 40 BIKES
MSRP: $8,999


Are you scheming yet?

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dan
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Dan  - April 16, 2016, 8:48 p.m.

142.5 rear? Not 142 or 148? I don't get it.

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Captain-Snappy
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Merwinn  - April 13, 2016, 8:51 a.m.

Assuming $8,999 USD, a mere $11,517.18 CAD and just under $12.1K, GST in. Gorgeous but not a hope in Hades, for me.

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boomforeal
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boomforeal  - April 13, 2016, 6:54 a.m.

oooh dat swamped out ck stuff is teh hotness

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whatyouthink
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whatyouthink  - April 13, 2016, 6:23 a.m.

for a generally pimped out build, curious choice on rims.

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boomforeal
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boomforeal  - April 13, 2016, 6:56 a.m.

why do you say that about the rims, not bling enough? i've been riding arcs for a few months now, they're greeeaaaat! light, wide, stiff -- and if you blow one up you can replace it for like 1% of the cost of the bike!

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whatyouthink
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whatyouthink  - April 13, 2016, 7:07 a.m.

I mean that is a beautiful build. Toss something with some bling factor in there

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boomforeal
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boomforeal  - April 13, 2016, 7:39 a.m.

meh

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Captain-Snappy
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Merwinn  - April 13, 2016, 8:54 a.m.

While I don't think mil. green is CK's schtick, given his zen philosophy approach to production, somehow I don't see Nomad colours, but think something should pop.

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poo-stance
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Poo Stance  - April 14, 2016, 11:04 a.m.

Then people would be complaining that it costs too much. 😉

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hbelly13
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Raymond Epstein  - April 13, 2016, 9:44 a.m.

Yeah, that's kinda odd with as much stuff as SC and Chris King do with ENVE.

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