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 has 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.
Kit: XT TR
Weight: 12kg / 26.45lbs
Material: Carbon C
Fork: FOX 34 Step Cast Performance Elite, 120mm
Shock: FOX Float Performance Elite DPS
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT M8100, 12spd
Shifters: Shimano XT M8100, 12spd
Crankset: Shimano XT M8120 34t
Cassette: Shimano XT M8100, 12spd, 10-51t
Chain: Shimano XT, 12spd
Bottom Bracket: Shimano XT 68/73mm Threaded BB
Brakes: Shimano XT 8100
Brake Rotors: Shimano XT, Ice Tech, Centerlock, 180mm
Headset: Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
Bars: Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon Flat Bar, 760mm
Stem: SRAM Atmos Stem, 60mm
Grips: ESI Chunky Grips
Front Hub: Industry Nine 1/1, 110x15, Centerlock, 28h
Rear Hub: DT 350, 12x148, MicroSpline, Centerlock, 28h
Rims: RaceFace ARC Offset 27 29" Rims
Rim Options: Santa Cruz Reserve 28|XC Carbon Rim
Spokes: Sapim D-light
Front Tire: Maxxis Rekon Race, 29"x2.4WT, 3C, EXO
Rear Tire: Maxxis Rekon Race, 29"x2.4WT, 3C, EXO
Seat Post: RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6
Saddle: WTB Silverado Medium Cromoly SL Fusion Saddle or WTB Volt