2012 Santa Cruz Blur TRc SPX xc Bike (discontinued)

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    The Good:

    This bike is very stiff when pedalling and is great on the hill climbs, when you turn the trail down it becomes a very stable and agile machine that makes you feel very confident and capable and able to go faster. The suspension platform is great on the climbs with very little "bob" and then comes alive on the descents. The RP23 with kashima coat gives a noticeable difference over the older RP23 shock. I have been running with a 140 fork giving a HA arounbd 67 degress, which does give slight front end wander on steep climbs but nothing that cannot be fixed with good body movement. Currently set up 1x10 whichallows me to get up the majority of climbs and then have all the gears I need for descending and general riding.

    The Bad:

    A slightly higher BB would have been cool but doesnt overly affect the riding that I do.

    Overall Review:

    A stiff, stable, agile, confidence inspiring bike that gives you a grin from ear to ear whether you are going up or down. This bike can be built in many ways to fulfill many roles and would not dissapoint. A truely awesome trail bike.

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    Product Santa Cruz Blur TRc SPX xc Bike
    Model Year 2012
    Riding Type Cross Country, Trail
    Rider Unisex
    Sizes and Geometry
    S , M, L, XL View Geometry
    Size S M L XL
    Top Tube Length 21.8 23 24 25
    Head Tube Angle 68° 68° 68° 68°
    Head Tube Length 3.9 4.3 4.7 5.5
    Seat Tube Angle 72.5 72.5 72.5 72.5
    Seat Tube Length 16 17.5 19.5 21
    Bottom Bracket Height 13.1 13.1 13.1 13.1
    Chainstay Length 16.9 16.9 16.9 16.9
    Wheelbase 42.1 43.4 44.4 45.5
    Standover 27.9 28.3 28.8 29
    Frame Material Carbon Fiber
    Frame Material Details
    Rear Travel 120mm
    Rear Shock Fox Float RP23
    Fork Fox Float 130 Kashima FIT
    Fork Travel 130mm
    Head Tube Diameter 1.5" taper
    Headset Cane Creek 40
    Handlebar Easton EC 70 685mm
    Stem Easton EA 70 31.8mm
    Grips Lizard Skin Charger
    Brakes Shimano XT w/ 160mm Ice Tech rotors
    Brake Levers Shimano XT
    Shifters Shimano M780 (XT) 10spd
    Front Derailleur Shimano M780, M781, or M781-D (XT) 10 spd
    Rear Derailleur Shimano M780 SGS (XT) 10spd
    ISCG Tabs
    Cranks Shimano M870
    Chainrings 24/32/42 (XT) 10spd
    Bottom Bracket Included w/ crankset
    Chain Shimano HG 74 10spd
    Cassette Shimano M771, 11- 36 (XT) 10spd
    Wheel Size
    Rims DT XR400 rims
    Hubs DT 350 rear hub and DT 350 15mm front hub
    Spokes DT 14/15 spokes, alloy nipples
    Tires Maxxis Crossmark 2.1 folding
    Saddle WTB Silverado Team
    Seatpost Thomson Elite
    Seat Post Diameter 30.9
    Seatpost Clamp
    Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 135 x 10
    Max. Tire Size 2.35
    Bottle Cage Mounts
    Colors Green, Orange
    Warranty 2 years
    Weight 24 lb 4 oz (11000 g)
    Miscellaneous Custom bike build options available at santacruzmtb.com
    Price $5,560
    More Info Santa Cruz website