April 14, 2009
Introducing the all-new carbon fiber Blur LT:
-140mm travel (proven geometry, and the high performance, low maintenance assurance of VPP2 suspension)
-5.6 pound frame and shock weight (1 pound lighter than existing LT, almost as light as the old XC)
-The stiffest chassis Santa Cruz have ever built, bar none. In any material…
-The strongest frame they have ever built, in every test they threw at it. (It beat Jackals… V10s…)
OK, wind up the marketing!
Metal chain slap thingie
Full carbon goodness, and a direct mount front derailleur
Replaceable derailleur hanger, integrated chainstay protector
It’s just like the Blur LT that everyone loves. Except it’s lighter, stiffer, way stronger, faster, and more responsive, and stronger. Did we already say strong? Yes, but it is worth mentioning again. You could build a lightweight trail flyer out of it, or you could build it to the hilt and never ever have to ask if the frame can handle whatever travel fork you want to put on it, or if there are rider weight limits, or if it is burly enough to handle a six-foot drop to flat, or any of those niggling little concerns that people are always asking about with carbon fiber bikes. We’ve got one catch all answer to any “is it tough enough?” question.
Tapered (1 1/8″ semi integrated upper race, 1.5″ lower race) head tube
Low profile cable stops, included routing for adjustable seatposts
This isn’t some long travel lightweight XC experiment. Think of the Blur LTc as a hairy chested all-mountain ass kicker. In a hockey mask. Holding a chainsaw.
In-molded carbon fiber brake mount
Carbon fibre upper link, angular contact bearings top to bottom
We’re still waiting for the UK price – the US is going to be $2399, Carbon fibre frame with Rock Shox Monarch shock
5.6 pound medium frame with Monarch shock.
Available early June, 2009