I've spent the last 2 and a bit years riding a medium size Santa Cruz Blur 4X and as much as I love that bike, at 6'1" it's too short for me - I keep smacking my knees on the bars when climbing out of the saddle!
I have been on the lookout for a large Blur frame, but they're like hens teeth!
I decided that I would try to find something that was the correct size for a start, and that would take my Fox 36's up front and that I could run my reverb on too, and ideally all without spending too much money!
Last week I spotted a large BFe in green that Bigmantrials was advertising in the classifieds on here, emails were exchanged and a deal was agreed. So on Friday afternoon I set off for the sunny west midlands to collect this
MrsMomo was staying at my house all weekend, so I had to be a good boy and stay out of the garage until Sunday night, but once I got out there, the Blur was stripped down to its component parts in double quick fashion and the Cotic build began!
First job was to sort out the chainstay protection - self amalgamating tape from screwfix
And this is the end result
I've only had a quick spin on it so far, hoping to get out for a proper ride tonight, but so far I'm liking it.