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  • Santa Cruz Blur Carbon CC – XO1 AXS Reserve Kit
  • rhyswainwright
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    The 10th generation Santa Cruz Blur XC bike has landed at Singletrack Towers, and before we could get a good look it raced off to its keen temporary o …

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    Blackflag
    Free Member

    Ohh that looks lovely. But i’m sure someone will be along shortly to tell us all how conservative / boring SC bikes are…

    whatyadoinsucka
    Free Member

    the black and ‘orange logo’ looked lovely on the stif stand last weekend.
    really thin rear triangle. looks racy


    @blackflag
    , the hidden shock of the scott spark would win me over though.. if money was no object

    ayjaydoubleyou
    Full Member

    The TR 120mm version appeals more to me. The SC fit and finish is lovely.

    But i’m sure someone will be along shortly to tell us all how conservative / boring SC bikes are…

    I kind of hope we are beyond that now, LLS seems to have reached its limit, so the need for every new release to oneup its rivals on the geo chart is starting to go away.

    ayjaydoubleyou
    Full Member

    Also, I’ve realised it conforms to my personal rules of goodlooking bikes:

    1: toptube at 90 degrees to head angle

    2: bright frame with (nearly) all black kit

    3: head angle equal to or slacker than the (actual) seat tube

    pmurden
    Full Member

    If only it came with Shimano and not SRAM (sorry internet but I’m not a fan of SRAM).

    whatyadoinsucka
    Free Member

    its a new world, nothing comes with shimano no more.. :0(

    thegeneralist
    Full Member

    If only it came with Shimano and not SRAM (sorry internet but I’m not a fan of SRAM).

    its a new world, nothing comes with shimano no more.. :0(

    Of course not. By speccing Avid on all bikes the distributers/wholesalers can guarantee as a minimum that every purchaser will have splash out another coupla hundred quid on some working brakes…

    More turnover, more profit. Everyone’s a winner. Apart from the consumer, and the planet, obvs

    hillsplease
    Full Member

    Pmurden- seconded. Yet to have a good experience with SRAM brakes, gears, BBs or wheelsets.

    lovewookie
    Full Member

    what’s it weigh?

    blackhat
    Full Member

    There is a Shimano build somewhere lower down the range I think – assuming it gets to the UK. As someone looking for a more XC oriented bike I think this makes the shortlist although the TR spec seems more usable on a daily basis. My question is…..how does that matt finish cope with real world UK conditions? In my experience of other matt finishes is that they never clean up as well as you hope.

    footflaps
    Full Member

    Can’t believe they’ve binned VPP, I had a 1st gen Blur and really loved the feel of VPP.

    genesiscore502011
    Full Member

    8k … 350 hubs !! Great hubs but on an 8k bike???

    rhyswainwright
    Full Member

    what’s it weigh?

    It’s in the region of 10.5kg (23lb) without pedals which is pretty much on the money for a top end XC race rig with a dropper. The Trek Supercaliber I rode recently was 10.4kg without a dropper (granted, it was significantly cheaper too).

    rhyswainwright
    Full Member

    8k … 350 hubs !! Great hubs but on an 8k bike???

    In fairness they should be Industry Nine hubs as per the SC website spec, which would be more fitting for the price tag, current stock issues have meant we’ve got this one with the DT hubs.

    ac282
    Full Member

    This should be a new Superlight.

    rone
    Full Member

    8K and less suspension. Will they make a VPP version for more cash?

    My superlight cost me £1600 a long while back!

    I had a first gen Blur too nice bike, kept eating bearings.

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