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2012 Santa Cruz Blur TR Carbon SPX XC Bike (discontinued)

Average User Rating: (Spectacular)
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2012 Santa Cruz Blur TR Carbon SPX XC Bike 2012 Santa Cruz Blur TR Carbon SPX XC Bike
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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.


Product Santa Cruz Blur TR Carbon 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
Wheel Size
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
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
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
Seatpost 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 (11,000 g)
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Price $5,560
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