- Orange 5 Vs Santa Cruz Blur LT
Here is my old LTc
Really liked it, it never felt wallowy and was super stiff. Sold it as I wanted something slacker and bought this (which even though weighs 33lbs and is 1×10 I prefer riding down and up on)
My GF had a LT2 (which she loved) but it was stolen 🙁
I owned a five a few bikes ago, which I wish I had never sold hence why I probably bought the alpine
Posted 7 years ago
I all ready own and ride an orange 5 pro so know what they are like but how does the Blur LT compare with the orange 5? Was looking at the SC Blur LT in Don Skenes today and have to say it looks a very good bit of kit. What is the VPP suspension set up like to ride?
Oh and some pictures of Blurs would be nice with different builds
RegardsPosted 7 years agoxc4potMember
Why all the coil shocks on the blut lt??
I do love my blur, super stiff and a really nice ride. Do need a little more love than the single pivot orange. As for geometry, they ride a little slacker than the headangle suggest, if you want some thing lower and slacker and still a santa cruz, wait a month for the blur trc.
[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/trevorflint/3643136866/]DSCN3162[/url] by trevorflint82, on FlickrPosted 7 years ago
[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/trevorflint/5462419221/]DSCN3605[/url] by trevorflint82, on FlickrKryton57Subscriber
@ Oxnop & roblane – I just wondered whats your experience with coil on VPP? I’ve just added a pushed van R onto a Tracer VP and am getting a near hardtail experience/feel over loose gravel/pebble type trails in this dry weather, although it swallows dips in the trail small / medium / large drops admirably. Could be an issue with preload on the shock but I wanted to know whether this is common to VPP with coil perhaps?
CheersPosted 6 years agoglynPMember
Hmmm I have an LTC but found it a little steep even with my 160mm Bos devilles, I have an angle set on it now with an extra 1 degree of slack. Thats transformed the bike in my opinion. I would love to have a coil shock on it to try or I might send the RP23 to TF to get it tuned better. I think both are super bikesPosted 6 years agoCaptainMainwaringMember
Had my LT2 for 3 years, and the only thing I would change it for is the carbon version. Recently had to change the top bearings (bearing cost covered by warranty). Lover ones are fine – grease gun on the nipples once every couple of months.
Personally don’t understand the coil shocks as IMO the bike is better suited to air shocks to keep the weight down for climbing. Also don’t understand the comment about the head angle being too steep. I do a lot of big steep descents and find it’s fine with a 140mm Pike.Posted 6 years agomikewsmithSubscriber
Orange is Simple Easy & Fun – Point ride, jump climb just does it no fuss no question
Blur – Managed to demo a Al Blur & a Carbon Nomad
Hmm how to start more M&S than the Orange!! Climbs very well always felt planted to the ground. On Descent hit everything as hard as on the Nomad (Lakes way) and it handled it really well, found it hard to jump out the box though have heard from a few VPP owners that you might have to re learn that for the bike and how you sit in the travel. More a bike to work with I think.
If you want a simple single pivot do anything the heckler is 900-1100, the blur costs more but does more!!Posted 6 years ago
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