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    blur ltc/nomad vs slr/mojo hd

    jsut moved to co from europe. didnt bring my bike with me but looking forward to get new one. i am still to decide weather i need extra travel vs climbing ability or not. i am pretty much between vpp and dwl. i owned fsr bikes before and wanted something different. i can get good deal on blur ltc right now but kind of leaning towards dwl bike which without discount on blur i would have to wait till maybe fall to save enough. any advice appreciated
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    There are many opinions on these bikes, and not many have a bad word to say about them.

    The obvious thing to do is test ride them all, see what you like and apply that to your riding style and preferred terrain.

    From a study point of view, check out the reviews on MTBR, and read the threads about each bike. I know the Nomad was voted in the best of 2010 on MTBR for an 'All Mountain' bike.

    Also look at other websites for reviews to get a idea from different people.

    These links may not be exactly current but will also give you an idea.

    Blur LTc
    http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/catego...r-ltc-09-35205

    Nomad Carbon
    http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/catego...shock-11-39739

    Mojo HD
    http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/catego...ustom-10-39369

    I was in the same position as you are 2 months ago. I did all the home work and ended up with the Nomad Carbon. I am very happy with the choice.
    Carbon Nomad Gallery

    Good luck with your decision. You really can't go wrong with any off them though.
    Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon - Specialized Demo 8 II
    YKYMF - YouTube Channel - AM/DH Vids

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    i pretty much tested all 4 but in different extents and trails. to be honest i couldnt feel much difference between suspensions, but again i didnt have lots of time to spend on each. in long term riding in co front range it seems ltc or slr would make more sense. not sure.

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    When did you test out the SLR, anyways they are great bikes I own HD and LTC before I bought the HD, the Nomad C was at the top of my list too. Here's how I figured HD can be 160 or 140 with a small investment of the limbo chip and extra shock. Your call, but you can't go wrong with any.

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    well i rode sl, but should be quite similar to slr as i understand.shouldnt it? do you mind sharing some impressions on hd and ltc, comparison after owning/riding both for a while? how do they compare in climbing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavo
    well i rode sl, but should be quite similar to slr as i understand.shouldnt it? do you mind sharing some impressions on hd and ltc, comparison after owning/riding both for a while? how do they compare in climbing?
    My HD is currently set at 160 with Magura Wotan in the front and rp23 rear not push yet and that's my plan. I'm waiting for the 650b wheelset as I'm planning to run it full 650b in both travel.

    As is the HD feels really beefy the slacker HA does not effect the steep climb like I imagine, and low bb+low rear end make carving corner fun. The more I push the bike the better it feel, I didn't feel that the bike is stiffer than Mojo until I go back and ride it. It's much stiffer. I have the small so my only shock option as of now is air.

    SLR should be sweeter ride and not like SL it has the ability to change the HA. The bike should feel much stiffer though I've never had any problems or complaint about the stiffness since the first Mojo also with the 142mm TA it should make for a very interesting ride as well.

    LTC feel more XC than any of my mojos the rear end feel a bit taller but the standover is still pretty low, I'm really impress with the RS monach shock and Fox 15qr system it work really well. The bike is not as playful as my small Mojo but it's more stable on the descend, many complaints about the pedaling feed back I have yet to notice one on the climb. Shifting is awesome thanks to the direct mount front der.

    I'd say get the HD you can have both.

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    i have pretty much the same dilema. is should say had, as i decided to go with HD. waiting for updated hd frame to be released this summer though. good luck on your decision.

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