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Why We Like The Blur Carbon S Mountain Bike
Riding fast through the woods and beating our buddies might be tricky on a long travel 29er, but with the Santa Cruz Blur Carbon S Mountain Bike getting left in the dust is a thing of the past. This 100mm travel mountain bike makes getting up the mountain deceptively easy all while staying composed while we rally down it. This hyper-focused cross-country machine promises to help us leave it all out there on the race course. The only thing left after getting on the Blur is to get our intervals in to make sure we can take some local PR's.
Geometry on the Blur is dialed in for speed all while giving us plenty of composure when we're cross-eyed and dead tired. The progressively slacked out 68.3-degree head-tube angle keeps us rolling over trail obstacles while mated to our big 29in tires. A nice and steep 76.5-degree seat-tube angle has us over the center of the bike and charging hard on the climbs, all while keeping us comfortable while we're pedalling hard through flowy chunky terrain. Reach on the blur is appropriate for the build, and a medium getting 450mm of reach means in that rough downhill terrain we won't be needing to squeeze the brakes quite as hard.
Spec on this interation of the Blur doesn't miss a beat, with top-of-the-line RockShox componenets supporting season after season of hits. The bike is decked out with the SID fork and rear SidLuxe shock, two impressively lightweight systems that support on the descents and climbs. The drivetrain is fully kitted in upgradebale SRAM Eagle GX components. If we need replacement parts or want to invest in upgrades, the Eagle line of SRAM is all fully compatible with one-another.
The lightweight Carbon C frame leaves nearly nothing to be desired and is only one step down from the CC model. Maxxis Aspen tires in the 2.4in width allow for better grip when we need it and less rolling resistance while we're railing corners. When it comes to setting PR's, getting on podiums, there's no tool better than the 3rd generation of the Blur. This bike is specced excellently to allow for plentiful upgrades as we get addicted to racing while still being competitive out of the box.
*Due to unprecedented demand in the global supply chain and the bike industry over the last 18 months, material weight and exact components are subject to change. We are working diligently to keep tech specs updated, and any adjustments will be minor. If you have any questions, reach out to a Gearhead by chatting online or calling 1-888-276-7130.
- Santa Cruz's 29er cross-country race bike
- 100mm of rear travel is efficient while getting the job done
- Flex-stay design won't sacrifice watts while pedaling
- RockShox suspension is lightweight, plush, and supportive
- Lockout levers front and rear put pedaling efficiency at our fingertips
- Modern geometry gets us over obstacles and quickly up climbs
- 'Wide Trail' Maxxis tires optimize grip and lower rolling resistance
- Carbon C frame is lightweight and strong
- Built with the best of the best components for racing and training use
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