To Santa Cruz, the Blur has been many things, from a 140mm travel trail crusher to a 100mm travel ultra-focused scalpel. It wasn’t just lightweight, but a confident handler that pushed the boundaries in geometry, high-speed stability, and suspension kinematics. For 2018, the all-new Santa Cruz Blur CC full suspension mountain bike blurs the line between ultra-focused cross country rocket and comfortable trail bike to offer a an impressive balance of both on the trail.
Santa Cruz claims the all-new Blur “rides faster, more comfortably, and more efficiently than any XC bike we’ve ever designed.” To do so they’ve aimed on two parts pieces of development: low weight and handling. Starting with an 29er-specific all-carbon chassis, Santa Cruz claims a frame, rear shock, and hardware weighs in at just 2060g (size M), lighter than most other XC mountain bikes, and light enough to make you feel guilty for that brownie you grabbed with your morning coffee.
Low weight inherently makes any bike more lively and responsive, but they’ve coupled this innate playfulness with modern XC geometry. With a 69 degree headtube angle, a 74 degree seattube angle, greater reach across all sizes than the cross country competition, and a shorter than average rear center, the Blur promises race-ready climbing performance and none of the high-speed dartiness that plagues other XC bikes. Combine this with their VPP suspension kinematics, and the Blur undoubtedly is one of the best XC bikes on the market today. Other features include space for two water bottles, and internal dropper compatibility.
The Santa Cruz Blur CC is 29er and 1x specific, and offer a remote suspension lockout on each model. All models come with a threaded bottom bracket for greater durability and reliability, as well as Santa Cruz’s lifetime frame and bearing warranty.
The Santa Cruz Blur CC is available in four sizes (S-XL), two colorways (Matte Carbon and Sunset), and two build kits:
- Santa Cruz Blur CC X01 – Fox 32 Stepcast Performance Elite 100mm fork, Fox Float Performance Elite DPS 100mm shock, SRAM X01 Eagle drivetrain w/ 10-50t cassette, SRAM X01 34t crankset, SRAM Level TLM brakes, a Santa Cruz XC Carbon handlebar, a Syntace LiteForce stem, and Syntace P6 Carbon seatpost. It retails for $6399, or $7599 with Santa Cruz Reserve wheels.
- Santa Cruz Blur CC X01 – Fox 32 Stepcast Factory Kashima 100mm fork, Fox Float Factory Kashima DPS 100mm shock, SRAM XX1 Eagle drivetrain w/ 10-50t cassette, SRAM XX1 34t crankset, SRAM Level Ultimate brakes, a Santa Cruz XC Carbon handlebar, a Syntace LiteForce stem, and Syntace P6 Carbon seatpost. It retails for $8999.
X01 models receive a DT Swiss XR361 rims to DT Swiss 350 wheelset with Maxxis Aspen tires, with the option to upgrade to a Santa Cruz Reserve 25 to DT Swiss 350 wheelset. XX1 models receive a Santa Cruz Reserve 25 to DT Swiss 240 wheelset.
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