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Santa Cruz BicyclesBlur
Carbon S Mountain Bike

$4,499.00

Item # SNZK19K

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Description

Blur Carbon S Mountain Bike

You're ready to take your XC race series a little more seriously, and hungry for quick and nimble geometry to conquer tight switchbacks and punchy climbs, which is why you've got your eye on the Santa Cruz Blur Carbon S Mountain Bike. After a bit of a hiatus from Santa Cruz's lineup that left us on longer travel rides than we'd wanted for XC-race domination, we're eager to hop on the Blur to reestablish our cross-country prowess. Offering you steeper angles, and aggressive geometry, the new Blur quickly illustrates that it hasn't forgotten how to sprint up climbs, and its 4-inches of VPP suspension turn around quickly to gobble up rocks and roots in the way of your descent.

We may have a tendency to hesitate when we hear the words "rugged" and "cross-country race rocket" used in the same sentence, but with a one-piece carbon VPP rear triangle we can't help but spot the similarities between the Blur and Santa Cruz's burly DH rigs. Its twin upright architecture gives cues to inspiration from the Nomad and V10, promising a ride that's uncompromising and stiff, but without the bulk to follow. Keeping a good thing going, Santa Cruz carefully constructs a one-piece carbon front triangle to pack in lateral stiffness that provides tracking confidence through blown out, washboard switchbacks and root-latticed climbs. The VPP suspension in the new Blur is much like the VPP you'll find in other modern Santa Cruz bikes, which undoubtedly an upgrade from the previous generation, with smoother ramping mid-stroke to prevent a bottomed out feel as you soak into the suspension, and with the smooth FOX Float DPS shock you'll find that the short 100-millimeters of travel feel so much deeper.

Santa Cruz may have taken a bit of a divergence from the XC scene in the past few years, with the Tallboy being the closest thing to a cross-country offering in recent time, and geometry stretching to slacker angles year over year, so we're more than excited to not only see the Blur rejoin the lineup, but with geometry that takes a U-turn from the trends, and reverts to true race-ready steep angles. Even steeper than the previous generation, the new Blur features a 69-degree head tube angle, and 74-degree seat tube, perching you on top and in control of your steed for nimble handling and maximum pedaling efficiency while you barrel through miles of singletrack.

The wheelbase is stretched over an inch, giving the bike more confidence through rough terrain, enabling you to pick the gnarlier line, shaving seconds off of your time as you push towards the podium. The rear end is updated with Boost spacing, stretching things out and stiffening things up, and while we usually see Boost pairing with tucked-in wheels and extra-stubby chainstays, the chainstays on the Blur move out just under a quarter of an inch to 17-inches, so you can still comfortably get behind the saddle when you need to, without feeling like you're going to go over backward.

This particular Blur is built using Santa Cruz's Carbon C construction, which provides all the benefits in lateral stiffness and unbelievable strength of its higher-end Carbon CC sibling, but with a slight weight penalty. We don't have specifics on the weight gain for this particular frame (we'll have to wait until Santa Cruz publishes their figures), but a typical Santa Cruz Carbon C weighs approximately eight to nine ounces heavier than its Carbon CC counterparts. The upside to the Carbon C construction is you save a good chunk of cash, which is always nice when you're a self-sponsored racer that's footing the bills for your own builds and racing fees. However, the bike is still incredibly lightweight in the arena of 24 pounds for this particular Carbon S build, meaning it's no slouch when it comes time to don a race plate and toe the starting line.

  • Santa Cruz's race-ready rocket is eager to win some races
  • Updated geometry zips the Blur into the modern era
  • Steep head tube angle provides razor-sharp handling
  • 4 inches of efficient, lively handling VPP travel
  • Carbon C frame for torsional stiffness and strength
  • Twin upright rear triangle inspired by downhill bikes
  • SRAM GX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain with new 10 - 52t cassette
  • FOX suspension and fork with remote lock-out for racing

Tech Specs
Frame Material
Carbon C
Suspension
VPP
Rear Shock
Fox Float Performance Elite DPS w/ Remote
Rear Travel
100mm
Fork
FOX SC 32 Float Performance w/ Remote
Front Travel
100mm
Headset
Cane Creek 40 IS
Shifters
SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Rear Derailleur
SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Crankset
SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB
Chainring Sizes
34t
Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB
Bottom Bracket Type
English threaded 73mm
Cassette
SRAM XG-1275 GX Eagle, 12-speed
Cassette Range
10 - 52t
Chain
SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Brakeset
SRAM Level TL
Brake Type
hydraulic disc
Rotors
160mm Avid Centerline
Handlebar
Race Face Aeffect
Grips
ESI Chunky
Stem
Race Face Aeffect
Saddle
WTB Silverado Pro
Seatpost
Race Face NEXT
Wheelset
[rims] Race Face AR Offset 25, [spokes] Sapim Race
Hubs
DT Swiss 370
Front Axle
15 x 110mm Boost
Rear Axle
12 x 148mm Boost
Tires
Maxxis Rekon 3C EXO TR
Tire Size
29 x 2.25in
Pedals
not included
Extras
downtube protector, swingarm protector
Recommended Use
cross-country
Manufacturer Warranty
[frame] lifetime
Geometry

100mm Travel Fork

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24lb 14.6oz