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Carbon S Mountain Bike


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Why We Like The Blur Carbon S Mountain Bike

Riding fast through the woods and beating our buddies might be tricky on a long travel 29er, but with the Santa Cruz Blur Carbon S Mountain Bike getting left in the dust is a thing of the past. This 100mm travel mountain bike makes getting up the mountain deceptively easy all while staying composed while we rally down it. This hyper-focused cross-country machine promises to help us leave it all out there on the race course. The only thing left after getting on the Blur is to get our intervals in to make sure we can take some local PR's.

Geometry on the Blur is dialed in for speed all while giving us plenty of composure when we're cross-eyed and dead tired. The progressively slacked out 68.3-degree head-tube angle keeps us rolling over trail obstacles while mated to our big 29in tires. A nice and steep 76.5-degree seat-tube angle has us over the center of the bike and charging hard on the climbs, all while keeping us comfortable while we're pedalling hard through flowy chunky terrain. Reach on the blur is appropriate for the build, and a medium getting 450mm of reach means in that rough downhill terrain we won't be needing to squeeze the brakes quite as hard.

Spec on this interation of the Blur doesn't miss a beat, with top-of-the-line RockShox componenets supporting season after season of hits. The bike is decked out with the SID fork and rear SidLuxe shock, two impressively lightweight systems that support on the descents and climbs. The drivetrain is fully kitted in upgradebale SRAM Eagle GX components. If we need replacement parts or want to invest in upgrades, the Eagle line of SRAM is all fully compatible with one-another.

The lightweight Carbon C frame leaves nearly nothing to be desired and is only one step down from the CC model. Maxxis Aspen tires in the 2.4in width allow for better grip when we need it and less rolling resistance while we're railing corners. When it comes to setting PR's, getting on podiums, there's no tool better than the 3rd generation of the Blur. This bike is specced excellently to allow for plentiful upgrades as we get addicted to racing while still being competitive out of the box.

*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 29er cross-country race bike
  • 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 pedaling efficiency at our fingertips
  • Modern geometry gets us over obstacles and quickly up climbs
  • 'Wide Trail' Maxxis tires optimize grip and lower rolling resistance
  • Carbon C frame is lightweight and strong
  • Built with the best of the best components for racing and training use

Tech Specs
Frame MaterialCarbon C
Rear ShockRockShox SidLuxe Select+
Rear Travel100mm
ForkRockshox SID SL Select+
Front Travel100mm
HeadsetCane Creek 40 IS
ShiftersSRAM GX Eagle
Rear DerailleurSRAM GX Eagle
CranksetSRAM GX Eagle
Chainring Sizes34t
Bottom BracketSRAM DUB
CassetteSRAM GX Eagle
Cassette Range10-50t
ChainSRAM GX Eagle
BrakesetSRAM Level TL
Brake Typedisc hydraulic
RotorsAvid Centerlin [front, rear] 160mm
HandlebarSRAM Atmos
Handlebar Rise0mm
Handlebar Width760mm
GripsSRAM Twistlock
StemSRAM Atmos
Stem Length60mm
SaddleWTB Silverado Cromoly SL
SeatpostSDG Tellis
WheelsetRaceFace AR 27
HubsDT Swiss 370
Front Axle15mm x 110mm
Rear Axle12mm x 148mm
Tire Clearance29in x 2.4in
TiresMaxxis Aspen WT, 3C, EXO, TR
Tire Size29in x 2.4in
Pedalsnot included
Activitymountain biking, cross-country
Manufacturer Warranty[frame] lifetime

100mm Travel Fork

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What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 5


I've used it several times
True to size
Size Bought
5` 11"
180 lbs

I just did my second ride after some upgrades; this bike climbs fast and handles great on technical terrain. If you are looking for a marathon bike, I would recommend it.

>Rating: 2

Amazing bike, poorly assembled

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
True to size
Size Bought
5` 11"
176 lbs

Received my Blur and it was very well packaged. The bike itself is absolutely amazing! Handles like a dream and is wickedly fast. Unfortunately, whoever assembled mine must have been new or poorly trained. The cables were so short that the bars would not turn past 80 degrees without stressing the housings. In the event of a crash the cables would have likely broken or pulled loose from attachment points. This required me to replace all cables and housing, which was an unexpected additional expense and time commitment. Also, when replacing the cables each one already had broken strands and the housings had very crudely cut, jagged ends. In addition, the Twistloc housing screw had been over torqued and stripped so instead of locking the suspension it just spun freely on the bar. This required me to purchase a replacement at another out of pocket cost of $100.00. Finally, when looking at the build sheet I noticed the recorded torque used to tighten the stem was almost double the max recommended by the manufacturer. Fortunately there doesn't appear to be any damage, but it certainly helps explain the stripped screw hole on the Twistloc. I did relay my findings to customer service and was simply told they would "pass it on". No offer to send new cables or housings, no offer to compensate for my time. I give the bike itself a solid 5 out of 5, however the poor assembly and lackluster response from customer service drops the overall experience significantly.

Hi Jackson, Hannah from Competitive Cyclist here. I am so sorry to hear about this experience and I have reached out to you directly to try to resolve this for you. Best, Hannah S

Good to know. Pulling my bike out of the cart now! Thanks.

I have had nothing but excellent service from CC. Sorry yours was different.


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