If the Blur 4x is so brilliant…
“I can ride around the local (flat) woods and not feel too “overbiked”, and not worry about hitting any of the bigger gaps/drops there during my ride. I can take it down chicksands and it’s more than capable of taking anything that place can through at it, and the following day take it on an epic all mountain ride and have a hoot railing corners (something it does amazingly) and getting air whenever possible.One thing I’ve found with it that it is one of those weird bikes that if you’re on it, or just tying to have fun on it, tying to get air wherever possible it will reward you with a big grin, and encourage you to thrash it more and more. But if you’re riding like a big wus, it’ll punish you.”
Cool! Just like a 100mm hardtail then?Posted 6 years agodavecmMember
GW[quote]Cool! Just like a 100mm hardtail then?[/quote]Yes. And? Hardtails are great aren’t they? I’d never be without one, but I’m past battering myself senseless launching massive drops/jumps on a hardtail, or long day rides in the Peaks etc. My back doesn’t take too kindly to it any more. 90% of my riding locally, and XC rides are on my XC hardtail, but the Blur is just a “fun” bike.
I ride bikes for fun, perhaps your motives are different 😆
He only had 130mm of travel so it was unrideable (no puncture).
Go to a DH race where there’s a hardtail category and then say that trail’s unrideable 😆Posted 6 years ago
as its that core.
Shrugs. It was my comeback ride after I spent a stayover/night in Guildford hospital with a clean break on my upper arm, fractured shoulder and ribs. I guess when someones down there will always be those that’ll kick you huh.
You forgot about the angleset aswell.
Cane Creek, Saars and Works Components better stop making them then if you feel the manufacturer is always right 😉
Back ontopic. Is the Blur4x great? Its bloody good. At that price you could run it and sell it for a similar amount as well as it has a good following (for good reason).
Is it better than a Specialized Enduro frame? Its more boutique, better cache etc etc. It’d also feel more special to own etc. Normally I’d be tempted to buy it myself but I think I’ll keep my newly bought Enduro- it seems to pedal better, ok has abit more travel but then again its about the same weight and is just as strong.Posted 6 years ago
mattjg – Member
@footflaps, I have a Blur Classic that I’d like to breathe new life into, what shock do you run?
The original shock was a Float R 200 with 50 stroke and I upgraded to an RP23 with 57mm stroke, so get at extra 14% travel. I really wanted a manual lockout as it bobbed like ‘ell when climbing out the saddle.
The Talas 140 fork made a huge difference – mainly by slacking the head angle off by a couple of degrees (as well as more travel).Posted 6 years agodavecmMember
stuartlangwilson – Member
I have one and its a fun bike for razzing about on.
Too small for long days, quite heavy. Bearing and shock eyelet bush wear is tiresome and the axles need replaced yearly.Tell me about it!
richc – Member
Go to a DH race where there’s a hardtail category and then say that trail’s unrideable
My sarcasm didn’t come across well then
It did, hence my wink 😉Posted 6 years ago
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