Each weekend, at race venues the world over, there is one rider who gets hoisted upon the shoulders of the crowd and carried to the podium. Or at least leaves with a water bottle as their prize. And between each of those races, innumerable wannabes are putting in the hours on the rollers and in the gym all because they want to feel what it's like to take the win. They know that to beat the pack every advantage needs to be acquired. That's where the Blur fits in.
We tapped into everything we've learned from years of making the highest quality carbon full-suspension bikes so that we could put as little (weight) as possible into the Blur frame. The trim frame and super-efficient Superlight suspension will be the key to translating your input into competition-beating performances.
But the Blur isn't just for the short track. Two water bottle mounts within the front triangle should keep chuggers happy. And the high-quality fit, finish, and carbon construction promises multi-day racers a worry-free existence—meaning there's no fiddly proprietary parts that could leave you stranded in a Cape Epic or Breck Epic campsite. The carbon frame, while being light, is made to go the distance and as always the legendary Santa Cruz lifetime warranty and Rider Support team have got your back.
The Blur isn't guaranteed to make you a race winner, but being the lightest, full-suspension carbon XC bike we've ever made (Approx 23lb as complete. Blur frame is 289g lighter than the previous model), it might be the difference between claiming first place...or just crossing the line.
The TR builds feature more travel (115mm rear, 120mm front), slightly beefier tires (Maxxis Rekon), a full-height adjust dropper post, no lockout remote, and larger brake rotors. It's not a trail bike, it's an XC bike for certain courses.
|D. Effective Top Tube||568mm||597mm||621mm||652mm|
|E. Head Tube Angle||67.1°||67.1°||67.1°||67.1°|
|F. Head Tube Length||90mm||100mm||110mm||125mm|
|G. Seat Tube Angle||75.1°||75.0°||74.9°||74.8°|
|H. Seat Tube Length||405mm||430mm||470mm||520mm|
|I. Bottom Bracket Height||340mm||340mm||340mm||340mm|
|J. Bottom Bracket Drop||33mm||33mm||33mm||33mm|
|N. Front to Center||695mm||724mm||747mm||778mm|
|Fork||FOX 34 Step Cast Performance Elite, 120mm|
|Rear Shock||FOX Float Performance Elite DPS|
|Rims||RaceFace ARC Offset 27 29" Rims|
Front: Industry Nine 1/1, 110x15, Centerlock, 28h
Rear: DT 350, 12x148, MicroSpline, Centerlock, 28h
|Tires||Maxxis Rekon Race, 29 x 2.4" WT, 3C, EXO|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano XT 68/73mm Threaded BB|
|Crankset||Shimano XT M8120, 34t|
|Shifters||Shimano XT M8100, 12spd|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XT M8100, 12spd|
|Cassette/Freewheel||Shimano XT M8100, 12spd, 10-51t|
|Chain||Shimano XT, 12spd|
|Brakes||Shimano XT 8100|
|Rotors||Shimano XT, Ice Tech, Centerlock, 180mm|
|Handlebars||Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon Flat Bar|
|Tape/Grips||ESI Chunky Grips|
|Stem||SRAM Atmos Stem, 60mm|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset|
|Seatpost||RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Medium Cromoly SL Fusion Saddle or WTB Volt|
* Subject to change without notice.