Somehow, 40 years have passed since Chris King started crafting headsets and testing them on the misty, loamy trails around Portland, Oregon. To celebrate the brand whose logo itself can elicit sighs of envy and whose headsets, bottom brackets, and hubs grace dream bike builds everywhere, the brand partnered with longtime collaborator Santa Cruz. The two manufacturers have enjoyed a strong relationship for years, so they teamed up to produce the 5010 Carbon CC Chris King Limited Edition Complete Mountain Bike as a fitting commemoration of Chris King's 40th anniversary. The bike is a limited edition 5010 that's complete with etched Chris King Olive Crate Components on a limited edition matte olive frame notably quieter than most Santa Cruz paint schemes with a top end build kit to match. Plus, the powers that be decided to only build one bike for every year Chris King has been in business, which equates to only 40 of these covetable bikes in existence. This special edition of the 5010 uses the same 2. 0 geometry as the standard 2016 5010. The changes have brought the 5010 far from what we knew it as in 2013 when it was first introduced to a mob of eager XC and trail riders. Instead, the 2. 0 geometry delivers it closer to the grasps of rowdy all mountain riders looking to ride harder and faster without making sacrifices in speed and handling. The head tube angle was dropped to a slack 67 degrees, bringing it in line with last year's Bronson and ensuring it stays a few notches more energetic than your buddy's lumbering slacked out enduro monster. The frame's reach and bottom bracket follow suit, with the former tacking on an additional 20 25mm, depending on size, and the latter dropping slightly. We'd be remiss if we left out the fact that this special edition model includes a brand new 30mm BSA threaded bottom bracket from Chris King, whose value we cannot overstate. Not only is a threaded bottom bracket more precise, which results in less creaking and gre...