Why We Like The Blur Carbon CC X01 Eagle AXS Reserve Mountain Bike
Santa Cruz goes all-out to build the fastest mountain bike to ever crest their lineup: the redesigned Blur, which drops a whopping 289 grams from its predecessor. Upping the ante and tapping into years of experience crafting high-quality carbon frames, Santa Cruz propels the Blur with all-new Superlight suspension that converts as much of our energy as possible into podium finishes and big mileage days.
Whether we're looking to get to the top of the local leaderboard or the top step of this weekend's podium the Blur Carbon CC X01 Eagle AXS Reserve Mountain Bike is the perfect platform to do it on. This hyper-fast cross-country bike is efficiency at its core both up and down the mountain. The 100mm of travel front and rear support race day efforts while flying over harsh terrain and aggressive singletrack. The Blur has us whizzing by the competition all while staying composed and supportive on every pedal stroke. The new Blur ditches Santa Cruz VPP, and in turn ditches a huge number of grams over the previous generation.
Santa Cruz kits this bike out with progressive geometry numbers to match the aggressive cross-country courses seen on the circuit today. In the XC version, a 68.3-degree head tube angle gets us rolling through harsh chundery terrain. The saddle is supported by a steep 76.5-degree seat tube angle which helps us keep our weight over the top for those aggressive steep hill climbs. Though only supported by 100mm of travel front and rear, the geo makes the bike ride much more capable than the suspension numbers suggest.
Spec on the Blur couldn't be better, with AXS shifting performance mated to carbon hoops and plush, responsive suspension. The X01 Blur is specced to the nines, featuring full wireless shifting from SRAM and nearly indestructible Santa Cruz Reserve wheels in the 28mm internal option. With the wheels comes the Maxxis Aspen 2.4WT tires, these tires aren't our 1.9in XC tires from yesteryear and instead feature a wider tread pattern for less rolling resistance. A finishing kit from Rockshox/SRAM takes care of the suspension and braking duties, with the all-new SidLuxe rear shock handling harsh terrain out back.
When it comes to getting up to get down the Blur XC does it all, giving us a stiff and supportive platform that effortlessly transfers the watts from our legs to the trail. The bike stays planted in rough terrain thanks to its flex stay design and the carbon hoops offer superb rolling resistance and support. This Blur isn't like the others, and it has us flying down new trails and ripping up climbs faster than ever. Every ride is like riding a rocketship on wheels, and we can't wait to throw a leg over it after a long day at work.
*Due to unprecedented demand in the global supply chain and the bike industry over the last 18 months, material weight and exact components are subject to change. We are working diligently to keep tech specs updated, and any adjustments will be minor. If you have any questions, reach out to a Gearhead by chatting online or calling 1-888-276-7130.
- Santa Cruz's fastest and lightest XC bike to date
- 100mm of rear travel is efficient while getting the job done
- Flex-stay design won't sacrifice watts while pedaling
- RockShox suspension is lightweight, plush, and supportive
- Lockout levers front and rear put pedalling efficiency at fingertips
- Modern geometry gets us over obstacles and quickly up climbs
- Carbon CC frame is ultra-lightweight and strong
- Built with quality components for racing and training use
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