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  1. #1
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    Blur XC Carbon vs. Trek Fuel EX 9.9

    Has anyone ridden these bikes? I just sold my "classic" Blur and placed an order for a Carbon XC. An hour later I get an email with a great deal on a Fuel EX 9.9. Both get great reviews in the bike press and would cost me exactly the same price.

    Any opinions (educated of course...) on which way to go.

    I have heard that SC can be tough to deal with on warrantee issues, though I never had a bit of trouble with my aluminum Blur.



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    I have read on Mountain Bike Action that the Blur XC Carbon is made in China and the Trek Fuel EX 9.9 is made in the USA. The Trek has a lifetime warranty and the Santa Cruz only has a two year warranty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kennethw
    Both get great reviews in the bike press
    Well if that MBA review in the previous post is an example of the great reviews, I would be nervous. That review sounds like it was written by someone as SC.
    So I guess if you believe that SC has--in their first foray into Carbon Frames--come up with the perfect CF frame that will revolutionize CF frame design, while companies like Trek that have been doing CF for decades have yet to figure it out, I guess you should get the SC.
    In all honesty I could never justify dishing out that much cash for a bike so can't really comment on the specific bikes. My guess is they both ride like a dream. I just thought that MBA review was a bit too much.
    Warning: may contain sarcasm and/or crap made up in an attempt to feel important.

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