- Blur dilemma – need advice!
So, I own a Blur classic with 130mm Talas forks, and the bike needs some work. I’m thinking of changing the forks (already have 140mm Talas), brakes and wheels. But that’s a lot of dough!
I also own a Marin Rocky Ridge, which I find myself riding all the time, cause I just love the geometry of that bike. The medium RR might be theoretically too small for my 6 ft height, but it just feels perfect.
So back to the Blur. It has aged a bit, and the geometry feels a little steep compared to my hard tail, but it is undoubtedly a great bike. Should I go ahead with the upgrades, or sell the bike/frame as is and shop around for another frame with slightly slacker angles?Posted 6 years agocrashtestmonkeyMember
Used to be a great bike compared to what, purchase justification? You’ve since got a bike you like the fit of and no longer use the blur. Seems pointless upgrading a bike you seem to be admitting doesn’t fit or don’t like the geom of. Sell it, work out what you like about the RR and find a FS replacement that ticks those boxes (be it effective top tube length, angles etc).
Upgrading bits won’t change how it fits and its the fit of the “too small” RR you prefer.Posted 6 years ago
There must be a fair few of these knocking about, they were ‘trail bike of the year’ in their day (which was 2004 I think!).
They’re a bit heavy compared to modern carbon and tight head angled by today’s standard – but still cracking bikes on their own terms. Too good to put in recycling, but probably not worth anything to anybody.Posted 5 years agoBlurboySubscriber
I am still running a Classic and love it for tight woods rides etc. I have a 100/120/140 Talas on it but only run it at 100/120 because I thought the original design was for 100 (max 115 to match the rear). I replaced the original 100 fork with the Talas and use the bike as a back up to my main bike which runs a 150. Anyone had any issues running 140 on a Classic- no cracked frames?? I have been wary not to use this setting although I would like to when using it as a back up on slightly more downhill type stuff.Posted 5 years ago
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