Mike Ferrentino of Santa Cruz Bicycles gets grilled, waxes philosophical, entertains and educates you on the new Santa Cruz Blur TRc. Are you kinda bummed it's not called the InBlurTween? I am.$2699 with Fox Float RP23 and 4.9lbs.
4/28/2011 8:36 AM
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8/6/2011 5:09 PM
A: I love it, best SC Ive seen to date apart from the V10c
@ others let the rider decide what they want! stop e bs-ing about what you think you know but don't.
There are key differences that don't take a rocket scientist to work out, forget the name and just think about it. Wheel bases, Front and center make a huge differences,BB height and even .1mm cs,theyre a big diff between [TRc] 501 a2c and [LTc] 529 a2c, just take the model you like and make it your own SC are on it here imo.
I really like it after seeing 2 new ones finished the other day with 150mm travel fox;s I would run at least a 140 or even 150mm for my AM/mini DH rig, hope to get a ride on one soon. So much better in person HAWT.
5/1/2011 9:20 PM
Aaah Ferrentino... you're too articulate for the Dark Side...
4/29/2011 9:55 AM
@TRex Hey bro, I DID LOOK at the axle to crown numbers, and that's EXACTLY what I was pointing out!! The engineers at SC know what they are doing... if you want to run a bigger fork on a Blur, you buy the Blur LT and preserve the ~68 HA.... NOT put a bigger fork on the TRc and make it "stupid slack".
4/29/2011 12:01 AM
Before you start ranting about having people look at numbers, why don't you look at the numbers. The axle to crown on the forks are different on the BLTC and TRC, so that would make the numbers different. 68 with an inch shorter axle to crown fork compared to 68.1 with a longer fork is a big difference. I'm stoked on this, the TRC is slacker (I'd run a 140mm fork on either bike, so it would make the TRC slacker relative to the geometry chart's shorter fork), a little longer in the top tube and longer wheelbase. Shorter travel for riders that don't need to be on a super cush ride. And a pound lighter. Great mods. This is what bike evolution should be.
4/28/2011 7:49 PM
Dude is high... this reminds me of his rant in the Driver 8 from Interbike. Good for a laugh.. but you might want to read the website before getting all hot and bothered on your soapbox: Blur TRc is 68°, Blur LT 68.1° with an inch more travel. If you'd rather talk than ride at least RTFM.
4/28/2011 5:18 PM
Personally, I love my Nomad running at the "stupid-slack" angle of ~65.5 with a Fox 180.
4/28/2011 4:32 PM
Has he always been a little australian? I seem to remember reading his articles in bike with a straight american accent.
4/28/2011 4:29 PM
this guy, hes the bees knees haha
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4/28/2011 11:38 AM
hahahahahaah!!!!!! I couldnt stop laughing.
4/28/2011 10:49 AM
Haha. I'm surprised gordo was able to hold the camera that still.
4/28/2011 10:47 AM
HA! The celebration of cycling. That guy is great
4/28/2011 10:34 AM
Michael is good people. And ALWAYS good for a sound-bite or three.
4/28/2011 10:20 AM
Im def calling it the InBlurTween.
4/28/2011 10:15 AM
the extended ending is primo.
4/28/2011 10:11 AM
dont even try to argue with him about slack
4/28/2011 10:04 AM
Probably the funniest thing ever on Vital. If I had to nitpick, I'd say we need another 10 questions and anwers.
4/28/2011 9:08 AM
That was great!