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    Quote Originally Posted by mcoccia
    In Australia SC supply a cane creek headset which consists of a standard 1.5" bottom cup and a semi integrated 44mm OD upper assembly.

    Chris King have a new headset called the Inset which comes in several different configurations one of which suits the LTC. I'm sure CK also make an adaptor so a 1.125 steerer fork can be used on a 1.5". Speedgoat have the CK Inset listed on their website and are expecting stock very soon..
    So the CC headset supplied by SC Aus the XXii is only for tappered forks ie. you can't run a 1.5" lower crown race?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gripo
    So the CC headset supplied by SC Aus the XXii is only for tappered forks ie. you can't run a 1.5" lower crown race?
    Maybe I'm confusing the terminology but the SC Aus supplied heatset includes a standard 1.5" lower cup and 1.5" crown race.

    I didn't use these since I eventually plan to use a CK Inset and didn't want to install then remove the Cane Creek crown race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcoccia
    Maybe I'm confusing the terminology but the SC Aus supplied heatset includes a standard 1.5" lower cup and 1.5" crown race.

    I didn't use these since I eventually plan to use a CK Inset and didn't want to install then remove the Cane Creek crown race.

    I'm just doing some research now hence the Q's, maybe one day I might think that a LTc is what I need?

    Normally I'd go a CK but with a LT carbon I'd be trying to go with the lowest weight headset.

    No use spending all that do$h to lose 1lb (and some claimed ride stiffness) to have it eaten away by heavier than necessary components.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gripo
    I'm just doing some research now hence the Q's, maybe one day I might think that a LTc is what I need?

    Normally I'd go a CK but with a LT carbon I'd be trying to go with the lowest weight headset.

    No use spending all that do$h to lose 1lb (and some claimed ride stiffness) to have it eaten away by heavier than necessary components.

    But you're not spending all that money to lose 1lb...

    I don't understand why people think carbon is only for losing weight, that's just the inherent nature of the beast that is carbon.

    In this case - at least - it's all about the ride quality that the carbon bike can produce, sure you lose a pound or so in the process, but if you had two identical bikes in terms of size and weight, the carbon one would absolutely annihilate it's Al counterpart.
    As it is the lighter carbon bike manages to do just that, albeit not as much as if it weighed the same and that extra lb of carbon was distributed right.

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    Hope have just released a HS for the Blur LTc as well which has a reducer for the bottom, ie can run 1&/8th forks with it. I have one coming, should be here early next week.

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    Anyone using frame protection on their LT Carbons?

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    Check this out: www.frameskin.com

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    Incidentally, has anyone actually managed to loosen the bloody grease gun tip? Mine won't budge.
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    I found it easier to loosen if you take the pipe off the gun and stick it in a vise to hold it. I don't like how it gets buggered up from the wrenches, but u can sand it down to take off the sharp edges after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pedsdoc
    Anyone using frame protection on their LT Carbons?
    I am using Bonk on all tubes. I just saved my top tube from a cleat gouge the other day. Bonk rules and the best thing is that it is invisible.
    I am immune to your disdain.

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    You can just push the adapter into the end of the gun without unscrewing that piece. I am not sure if that piece is even meant to be unscrewed to be honest with you.

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    Yes however be very careful removing the gun from the zert fitting- you can pull it out of the link or break it off if not careful.

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    Here's a blue BLTc with X9 AM build kit. These were taken with my iPhone so the quality is so so.
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    that blue looks amazing. steel blue ftw

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    Bluetiful
    I like it

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    Great color!!! That is my next bike!!! In that color. Very Good looking bike!!! P.S What are you running for a Fork? What model RockShox is that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyG 1970
    Great color!!! That is my next bike!!! In that color. Very looking bike!!! P.S What are you running for a Fork? What model RockShox is that?

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    A few more pics of a Blue BLTc...
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    Beautiful display of the bike! Seems like rock solid! Amazing place to ride!

    Tell me, how well does the fork go? Is that the U-Turn?

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    Thank you for the info. I can't wait to get a Blur LT Carbon. Took my 2010 S/C Blur LT w/Fox RP-23 out for its first ride today. Amazing, The bike is that good. I had- Intense Tracer Vpp, Spec Enduro sl comp,Expert, Trek Liquid,2006 Spec Enduro Elite, This bike by far hands down blows these other bikes out of the water. Super Happy with the Blur LT!!! P.S The new Fox RP-23 2010 is great!!! Gone is that 2009- super soft, blow through the travel. Between the Frame, Fork- 2010 Fox 32 Talas RLC Fit 140mm and the shock this bike rips!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcoccia
    My LT1 with full XTR including wheels comes at 25.9 Ibs with heavy panaracer fire UST tires and at this moment a bit of mud.

    I've just built up a BLTc with mostly the same build components with the exception on CK hubs, 819 Rims aerolite spokes and XT rotors instead of the XTR wheels. I'm also still waiting on an XTR shifter/rear brake so I've installed XT's as a temporary measure.

    My weight comes in at 26.94 Ibs but this should drop a bit once I get the XTR shifter/ brakes. I'm also waiting for Shimano to introduce an XTR wheelset with a 15mm hub. If it doesn't happen soon I will probably go for the SLR's or Fulcruns. With a new wheelset and summer tires I should get below 26Ibs.

    A significant area where the BLTc is heavier is in the fork/headset area. I've gone with the 150 Talas which is nearly 0.5Ib heavier than the f120's on the BLT1. I'm also waiting on a CK inset headset. As a temporary solution I've used a CK 1.5 lower cup/crown race and the SC supplied Cane Creek upper assembly. The lower cup is massive and probably weighs more than an entire 1.125 headset.

    I haven't yet ridden the BLTc but plan to do so this weekend

    I still haven't ridden the BLTc but I have now received the XTR brake/shifter and have changed the CK wheelset to Mavic SLR's. Weight with heavy 830 gram tires is just on 26Ibs. I should be able to save another 400 grams or so with lighter tires.

    I was planning to take the bike out today but I ended up cutting a finger on the front rotor whilst trying to remove a rediculous adaptor so that I could tighten the centrelock rotors. With four stitches I'll be off the bike for a few more days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcoccia
    I still haven't ridden the BLTc but I have now received the XTR brake/shifter and have changed the CK wheelset to Mavic SLR's. Weight with heavy 830 gram tires is just on 26Ibs. I should be able to save another 400 grams or so with lighter tires.
    Bummer about the finger, reckon you could post a photo of the machine? I placed an order for one recently and all going well I'll have it ready to roll early in September.

    Aim is a 26lbs or less?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ranga531
    But you're not spending all that money to lose 1lb...

    I don't understand why people think carbon is only for losing weight, that's just the inherent nature of the beast that is carbon.

    In this case - at least - it's all about the ride quality that the carbon bike can produce, sure you lose a pound or so in the process, but if you had two identical bikes in terms of size and weight, the carbon one would absolutely annihilate it's Al counterpart.
    As it is the lighter carbon bike manages to do just that, albeit not as much as if it weighed the same and that extra lb of carbon was distributed right.
    Yeah agree with you mate, but you've got to start with the lightest possible base weight to build a light bike. Money yes, it's always a consequence of a pursuit like this, so be it.

    Quote Originally Posted by brumos
    A few more pics of a Blue BLTc...
    Beautiful bike & scenery, I love the "blue steel" colour but my faith in the painted carbon staying fresh aren't there.Looks like I'll go the dull clear coated black.

    BTW I see your running SLX cranks......just out of interest the SLX cranks when stripped bare of ring/bolts etc. are 5g less than the XTM760 cranks in the same condition!!!

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    I would like to see it in mate carbon raw with the Santacruz logo!!

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    Here is mine. Almost complete I'm just waiting on a CK inset headset which is on it's way to me from speedgoat.

    Frame - Medium
    Forks -Talas 150 RLC FIT, 15mm Axle, tapered steerer
    Shock- RP23
    Groupset- Full XTR with exception of XT direct mount FD, Dual Control Setup
    Bottom Bracket- Chris King
    Wheels- Crossmax SLR
    Tyres- Panaracer XC UST, heavy at 830 grams each
    Headset - CK 1.5 lower cup and crown race, Crane creek upper assembly which is soon to be changed to CK Inset.
    Bars- Easton SL low rise
    Seatpost- Thomson Masterpiece
    Seat- Fizilk Gobi
    Stem- Ritchey 4X
    Grips- Oury
    Pedals- Candy SL's

    Total weight 25.90 Ibs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfas
    I would like to see it in mate carbon raw with the Santacruz logo!!
    Yup, +1
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    so now that you guys have had these for a little while. how are they riding compared to other stuff you guys have had. they are all gorgeous by the way

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    Quote Originally Posted by invol2ver
    so now that you guys have had these for a little while. how are they riding compared to other stuff you guys have had. they are all gorgeous by the way
    Well, i just got mine last week and have only had a couple of proper rides on it so far. Too early to tell as i'm still getting used to it.
    One thing i noticed right away is how much easier it is to clear technical uphill sections compared to my 04 Specialized Stumpjumper. This thing climbs like a mountain goat. I really like the VPP functionality.... great traction on techy uphill climbs.

    Descending is a different story. Because of the higher BB (higher centre of gravity) I'm higher off the ground and thus it feels sketchy going down the steep stuff. I felt more in control on my stumpy with 100mm travel up front and a steeper head angle. This has a slacker head angle and 140mm of travel. I've already gone over the bars once, something which never occurred on my Spec.

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    thats good to know. we have some very steep hills around here as well. i never had a short travel fork like 100mm before. i had a 32 float on gt force. how does it ride on single track

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    really diggin the blue though

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    On single track it's fast. No problems in the tight stuff either.

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    My friend got a LTc frame, it did not come with a headset. Can he just buy 2 sets of ordinary Kings headset (1 1.5" and 1 1-1/8") and use the lower 1.5" and the upper 1-1/8" parts and fit it with a 1-1/8" steerer tube?
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    Found this on speedgoat: https://www.speedgoat.com/product.as...at=37&brand=49

    Which type should be used with the LTc frame if the fork steerer would be a straight 1-1/8"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by boybi
    Found this on speedgoat: https://www.speedgoat.com/product.as...at=37&brand=49

    Which type should be used with the LTc frame if the fork steerer would be a straight 1-1/8"?
    the normal inset™ head tube one 1 1/8"
    or has the LTc 1.5"

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    New Blur LTc

    Here is my new BLTc, completed (for now) a few days ago, have not had a chance to take it out yet. Almost all of the parts were taken off my Blur LT.

    Frame: Santa Blur LTc (large)
    Headset: Chris King custom 1.5" Gold lower, 1 1/8" black inset upper
    Bottom Bracket: Chris King Gold

    Fork: 2010 Rock Shox Revelation Race 150mm Dual Air
    Rear shock: 2010 Fox Float RP23 with Boost Valve

    Shifter: Shimano XTR
    Derailleur: Shimano XTR Shadow rear, XT front
    Chain: Shimano XTR
    Cassette: Shimano XTR 11-34
    Cranks: Shimano XTR 175mm
    Pedals: Time ATAC Carbon
    Gear cable: Jagwire Ripcord

    Bars: Race Face Next SL ¾ Riser Bars
    Stem: Thomson X4 0°
    Grips: ESI Chunky

    Brakes: Formula "the One"
    Rotors: Formula 180mm front, 160 mm rear
    Lines: Stock

    Front hub: Chris King ISO disc 20mm Gold
    Rear hub: Chris King !SO disc Gold with Fun Bolts
    Rims: Stans Flow
    Spokes: Sapim Black.
    Nipples: DT Gold.

    Tires: 2.25 Nobby Nic/Racing Ralph tubeless

    Saddle: Bontrager InForm RL
    Seatpost: Specialized Command Post
    Seatclamp: Hope Gold

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    Have fun! Get it dirty and it'll blow your mind. Did the same kinda swap with mine and still can't believe how amazing this bike is.

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    very very nice
    def ordering a blur carbon next week just can't decide on the color

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmk
    the normal inset™ head tube one 1 1/8"
    or has the LTc 1.5"
    The normal inset 1-1/8" headset will only fit a lower head tube bore ID of 44mm. The LTc have a lower head tube ID of 50mm.
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    sick, sick, sick. I have the same bike coming in this week. Slightly different color scheme in medium, king laced to 819's and XO shifting....this ride looks sweet. Love the gold king throughout!! Can't wait to ride N. Tahoe on this thing....

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    Quote Originally Posted by boybi
    The normal inset 1-1/8" headset will only fit a lower head tube bore ID of 44mm. The LTc have a lower head tube ID of 50mm.
    tapered steerer(?) ok ... thx

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    Did I made good choice picking blur ltc frame instead of Lapierre Spicy ? Please convice me :P

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    yes you did! no convincing needed. just ride it

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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by rafiii
    Did I made good choice picking blur ltc frame instead of Lapierre Spicy ? Please convice me :P
    Great sense of humor...I hope! If not, yes, you just purchased one of the best frames on the planet!!!

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    hope lives for a matte BLTc!

    Quote Originally Posted by Surfas
    I would like to see it in mate carbon raw with the Santacruz logo!!
    Look like the tall boy will be offered in a matte black / sliver. Check out the bike builder function on scb.com for the tallboy.

    This is good news! Let's hope that SCB offers a matte black BLTc asap.

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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by Porchsong
    Look like the tall boy will be offered in a matte black / sliver. Check out the bike builder function on scb.com for the tallboy.

    This is good news! Let's hope that SCB offers a matte black BLTc asap.

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    A couple pics of the near complete build of my LTc, just waiting on a few parts to finalize the bike.

    Currently on the scales at 25.9Lbs/11.74Kg (with pedals) & with all the chainstay, pivot mudflap, helitape protection in place.

    Build specs when finalized.
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    I picked mine up last week. 26.4 lbs.








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    wow.

    gstahl,

    That is a very nice build, very nice. Your rig is closest I've seen to my dream build.

    Have you had a chance to log some miles yet? I'm interested in your overall impression and feedback about your fork and Spec command post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Porchsong
    gstahl,

    That is a very nice build, very nice. Your rig is closest I've seen to my dream build.

    Have you had a chance to log some miles yet? I'm interested in your overall impression and feedback about your fork and Spec command post.

    Porch
    Thanks.

    Got two 2 hour rides local rides in (steep fire road climbing, rocky single track downhill and rocky switch back uphill and mixed fire road cruising).

    The command post is awesome. I came from a maverick speedball, the command post is much improved for the same weight. More positive, no side to side play, more travel. The lever action is more than I would have hoped but it works. It is also easy to set up and a dynamic assembly compound means very little clamping force needed for the post.

    The fork has 150mm versus the 140mm from my old BLT (also a revelation). I really like the small bump action on the new revelation it also eats up the big hits well. The issue I have is the slightly high front end. I was really used the 140mm so I am running the 150mm with a bit more initial sag which seems to put the front end in a good place (note, this really only affects steep climbing, like 20%+ grade and trying to keep the front end down). The first ride I had too little air in the back (it is pretty sensitive) and on the steep climbs the back squatted and climbing was difficult. After a bit of seat position change and 10 lb more air in the rear shock the bike is absolutely awesome (10 minutes faster on a 2 hour ride than two days earlier). If I was mostly pointed downhill or on some shallow climbs I might run the back a bit softer but for me getting to the top of the hill is pretty important.

    Steering is solid with no slop or flex. Bike does not creak. Brakes (Formula the one) are one finger awesome with great modulation (some folks do not like the amount of lever throw for me it is great). Chris king all around is well, Chris king. No ghost shifting, no cable routing issues. Running nobby nic and racing ralph tubeless with no issues (26 lb front and rear). Overall a great ride.

    Hope this helps.

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    thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by gstahl
    Thanks.

    It is also easy to set up and a dynamic assembly compound means very little clamping force needed for the post.
    Thanks for the feedback, sounds like a great rig. Besides the frame, I'm interested in the Spec post, as I expect that my speedball will soon reach the point of no return. I'm a formula guy also, very well made brakes.
    Please explain your comment above. I've never had a carbon frame, is this some kind of product that you put inside the seat tube to reduce post slippage?

    Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Porchsong
    Please explain your comment above. I've never had a carbon frame, is this some kind of product that you put inside the seat tube to reduce post slippage?
    Yes, one should not use grease on cabon parts such as this (at least that is what many folks say). Dynamic assembly compound is actually a bit gritty and prevents slippage. There is a bunch of arguments on grease versus no grease (google carbon seatpost grease) but I find this stuff works very well for me increases friction and does prevent galling.

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    For those of you fortunate enough to have some time in on the ltc... how well do they climb with the Revelation 150? I have a heckler with a talas 36 and spend most of the time with it set at 130 for better trail manners and climbing ability.I understand the geo is pretty similar (ok almost identical) to the hecker on the bltc and wonder how it climbs with a 150mm fork.
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    first time I took it out I cleared all the sections that had given me problems, it was so easy it actually took some of the fun out it this bike is stiffer than my stinky













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    what bike is that in the pic you are jumping?

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    Quote Originally Posted by invol2ver
    what bike is that in the pic you are jumping?
    that is an SX and that's is my friend Wafro, it was taken at the same time as the blur pics so I threw it up there for for the hell of it, but I have jumped the blur on the trail I normally ride, it eats up the bumps nice, I don't treat it like an XC bike, I ride it hard, like its meant to, its just a bike, and I intend to treat it like one, and I weigh in at 230 as a mater of fact the way I broke it in, was by building it and 3 days later loaning it to a friend for a 6 hour race...broke in the suspension and bearings nicely...now hes going to use it for a 24 in hell race.....The only reason it wasnt jumped of the botters that day was because the GD would not go low enough, and I cant just take it of because of the cable routing...
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    Those are Cobalts or Iodines? Have you pulled off some jumps like that on them?

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    those are iron iodines. my buddy has those on his mojo sl and they are very stiff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by invol2ver
    those are iron iodines. my buddy has those on his mojo sl and they are very stiff.
    Weight?

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    i'm not sure i think they are posted on the crank brothers website. 1800 a pair if i remember. i was thinking of those because they do look really sweet. even better in person spec the orange. but i am now checking out those new tubless dt swiss wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by invol2ver
    i'm not sure i think they are posted on the crank brothers website. 1800 a pair if i remember. i was thinking of those because they do look really sweet. even better in person spec the orange. but i am now checking out those new tubless dt swiss wheels.
    yup, I do jumps, hip jumps and high speed drops on them no problems you know AM not XC, very stiff and 50 grams lighter than advertised, they are absolutely gorgeous and flawless, the one beef I have with them is that they are louder than my Cherish Kings and don’t particularly care for the tubeless valve, the core cannot be removed so you have to dismount the tire to refill with stands, the initial tire mountain is a PITA for the same reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saxon9598
    yup, I do jumps, hip jumps and high speed drops on them no problems you know AM not XC, very stiff and 50 grams lighter than advertised, they are absolutely gorgeous and flawless, the one beef I have with them is that they are louder than my Cherish Kings and don’t particularly care for the tubeless valve, the core cannot be removed so you have to dismount the tire to refill with stands, the initial tire mountain is a PITA for the same reason.
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    How would you true those wheels?
    At some they're going to go out of true.

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    Now I can go ride it......

    Finished off the LTc today, test rode it around the backyard and went and took some photos.

    It's going to be a very interesting experience.......

    Spec
    Weight: 26.0lbs (25.7Lbs w/out computer/chainstay protectors/lower pivot mud flap/frame tape protection)
    Frame: Medium w/2010 RP23 boost valve shock.
    Fork: 2010 Fox Float FIT 150 RLC 15mm Axle with 1-1/8th Steer
    Headset: Cane Ck Frustum
    Stem: Thomson 70mm
    Bars: Truvativ Noir Race 20mm Rise/680mm Wide
    Grips: ESI foam
    Cranks: SLX Triple (w/ RaceFace ramped 34t Middle & XT 22t Granny)
    Cassette: XTR 11-34t
    Pedals: Wellgo MG-1 Ti's Axles
    Derailuers: R- XTR Shadow F-XT Direct Mount
    Shifters: XTR with full length cables.
    Seatpost: Thomson Masterpiece
    Seat: Charge Knife
    Seatpost Clamp: 09 Hope
    Brakes: Carbon Levered Hope Mono Mini's w/Airwave Rotors 180mmF/160mmR
    Wheelset: Hope Pro2's Hubs & DT Swiss 4.2 Rims
    Skewers: XT rear
    Tyres: 2.1" Maxxis Exception series - ADvantage Front & Rear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brumos
    How would you true those wheels?
    At some they're going to go out of true.
    the same way you true any wheel with spokes, the nipples are backwards and super long, if you look in the middle of the spoke you can see the wrench surface area and the wheels have a rib that goes all the way around....cool stuff, for real
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gripo
    Finished off the LTc today, test rode it around the backyard and went and took some photos.

    It's going to be a very interesting experience.......

    Spec
    Weight: 26.0lbs (25.7Lbs w/out computer/chainstay protectors/lower pivot mud flap/frame tape protection)
    Frame: Medium w/2010 RP23 boost valve shock.
    Fork: 2010 Fox Float FIT 150 RLC 15mm Axle with 1-1/8th Steer
    Headset: Cane Ck Frustum
    Stem: Thomson 70mm
    Bars: Truvativ Noir Race 20mm Rise/680mm Wide
    Grips: ESI foam
    Cranks: SLX Triple (w/ RaceFace ramped 34t Middle & XT 22t Granny)
    Cassette: XTR 11-34t
    Pedals: Wellgo MG-1 Ti's Axles
    Derailuers: R- XTR Shadow F-XT Direct Mount
    Shifters: XTR with full length cables.
    Seatpost: Thomson Masterpiece
    Seat: Charge Knife
    Seatpost Clamp: 09 Hope
    Brakes: Carbon Levered Hope Mono Mini's w/Airwave Rotors 180mmF/160mmR
    Wheelset: Hope Pro2's Hubs & DT Swiss 4.2 Rims
    Skewers: XT rear
    Tyres: 2.1" Maxxis Exception series - ADvantage Front & Rear.
    Nice, welcome to the club, and is that AZ, shure looks like it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saxon9598
    the same way you true any wheel with spokes, the nipples are backwards and super long, if you look in the middle of the spoke you can see the wrench surface area and the wheels have a rib that goes all the way around....cool stuff, for real
    Yeah, i see it now. That is pretty cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gripo
    Spec
    Cranks: SLX Triple (w/ RaceFace ramped 34t Middle & XT 22t Granny)
    Nice rig Gripo. Your crankset looks like a double, I'm I blind or are you running a 2x9?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gripo
    Spec
    Cranks: SLX Triple (w/ RaceFace ramped 34t Middle & XT 22t Granny)
    Quote Originally Posted by Porchsong
    Nice rig Gripo. Your crankset looks like a double, I'm I blind or are you running a 2x9?

    Porch
    That's correct Porch.



    I've done some experimenting over the last few months with the XCc and a 36/22t combo and haven't had any issues. I then tried it on my alloy LT with a 32/22t combo and only had the chain drop twice but since fine tuning the front derailuer haven't dropped a chain since.

    I've rarely found myself riding a 44t bigring in the dirt hence why I've gone down this path, besides with the expanded 2x9 setup I have similar spread of gears and get a lighter drive train out of it. ie. on the XCc with a 36t-11t combo I can eek out 26Mph on a flat dirt road......

    Was going with my last pair of M760 XT's on this build until one day I stripped the XT's and the SLX's of all chainrings/bolts etc and found that with both cranks bare the SLX's were 5g lighter, hence why they're on here.

    Another bonus is that the SLX's colours suit the build.

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    So after a month with my BLTc... I love it! This bike does everything exceptionally well. Terrific climber and excellent descender. I was reluctant to get a carbon bike but its been everything Santa Cruz claims. The suspension works flawlessly now that I've finally got it set up and the Revelation fork is awesome!

    Some photos from the past few rides....
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    gorgeous pics. where is that?

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    Whistler

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    Nice pics man, I need to ride this bike more often, I only ride it once in a while. need to pedal more bomb less
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    How did the BLTc handle Whistler? Have you pushed it far enough? Because that seems quite a place to test all that is said about the frame! Nice pics again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brumos
    Whistler

    Look like comfortably numb trail?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black RONIN
    How did the BLTc handle Whistler? Have you pushed it far enough? Because that seems quite a place to test all that is said about the frame! Nice pics again!
    Like a piece of cake!
    It's taken everything i've thrown at it without a problem. Like I said, I was very skeptical and reluctant to get a carbon frame mostly because of the all the myths about it's durability. At first I rode it very gingerly, but now I don't think twice about it.

    Have I pushed it far enough?
    Guess it depends how you define 'far'. I don't ride the park 'cause that's not my thing, I prefer more XC/Freeride trails and so far it's been fantastic... could not be happier with the ride quality. Did my first race on it last weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimba
    Look like comfortably numb trail?

    No, was planning on it this weekend though.

    The 'sunny' pics are around Emerald and Green Lake. The others are around Cheakamus Canyon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brumos
    Like a piece of cake!
    It's taken everything i've thrown at it without a problem. Like I said, I was very skeptical and reluctant to get a carbon frame mostly because of the all the myths about it's durability. At first I rode it very gingerly, but now I don't think twice about it.

    Have I pushed it far enough?
    Guess it depends how you define 'far'. I don't ride the park 'cause that's not my thing, I prefer more XC/Freeride trails and so far it's been fantastic... could not be happier with the ride quality. Did my first race on it last weekend.
    That's far enough for me!

    I also overcame my doubts and fears about carbon frames when I got my Mojo. But I still think the BLTc may be stiffer than the Mojo for harder riding, but since mine is set for XC, it's all fine for me.

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    quick frame size question

    BLTc riders, quick pole if your willing.

    How tall are you?
    whats your inseam?
    what size BLTc frame?

    Cheers.

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    5'10 1/2, 30 inch inseam, medium BlurLTc frame...
    2011 Santa Cruz TallBoy carbon & 2013 TallBoy LT carbon - S/C All the Time !!!

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    How tall are you? = 2m
    whats your inseam? 82mm
    what size BLTc frame? = L
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    175 cm Blurt Ltc M

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    5'10" = L

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    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll
    Rode the LTc for a couple of hours on Sunday and then gave it a walk for about 3/4's of a mile.

    I was having fun at Paradise Valley (http://evergreenmtb.org/wiki/index.p...aradise_Valley) and dumped it just the wrong way on the Lloyd Trail (I think it was). The replaceable hanger bent below the 'fun' bolt and shoved the derailleur into the spokes. I removed the rear derailleur, put it out of the way, and wheeled out to the parking lot. I've read the caution about having an extra hanger with you; but, of course I didn't! They don't appear to be in stock anywhere. I'll see if it can be bent back in the interim. Same 'XC2 Drop Out' as on the XCc, by the way.

    I think for a younger, stronger, rider the 36 would be great. For me, it's probably more fork then I need for around here on tight twisty singletrack. I'm considering trading down to the lighter 2010 Fox 32 TALAS 150 FIT RLC 15QR. Anybody want a good deal on the 36, PM me.

    Cheers.
    Thanks for sharing how fragile the hanger is.... I just damaged mine when I dropped the bike while trying to mount the video camera. Moving forward I plan to keep a few in stock and handy.

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    More Pics. More Pics. More pics.... Come on I''ve been stuck inside all week with swine flu. Working on selling both my bikes for an BLTc. Throw me a bone here!!!!

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    Here are a couple shots of my new LTc. I've got about a month on it now.

    Medium Frame
    King headset
    Revelation Fork
    DT EX 1750 wheels
    2.3 WTB Prowler MX tires with Maxxis tubeless rim strips and Stans
    Avid Ultimate brakes with Formula R! rotors
    Thomson X4 70mm stem
    Easton Monkeylite (widest and tallest) bars
    Serfas connectors grips
    XO shifter and short cage rear deraileur
    KS i900-r seatpost with maverick remote
    Terry fly carbon saddle
    XTR cranks with E-13 32t chainring
    Gamut G35 chainguide
    XTR cassette
    ti bolts everywhere
    27.5 lbs

    This thing is F#*@ing rad.
    Climbs awesome and handles 6-8 foot drops and big gaps with ease.
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    Check it!

    Ok the last few weeks with the LT Carbon haven't been that impressive, in actual fact I've preferred riding the LT2 Alloy......

    My main dissatisfaction has been with the rear suspension on the LTC, it's seemed very stiff and unresponsive to low speed bumps ie. not at all like the LTA.

    Checked the shock pressure, even lowered it down to 120psi still no solution, check that the propedal lever is not stuck in the lock-out position, no that's fine. Oh well must be the new shock ie. 2010 Fox RP23w/ boost valve, needs to be run it in longer or could it be new valving for 2010 from those who whined about the 09 valving being too soft for the LTC?

    The final straw came when a mate who rides a Cannodale 29'r hardtails said the LTC was like a hardtail with travel, wtf?

    So on the weekend I thought I'd swap the shocks over, putting the 09 RP23 on the LTC.

    Now this is where it gets interesting and may be the problem. I had a hard time removing the shock from the rear pivot point ie. linkage. I had to tap out the shock with a small rubber hammer.

    Then trying to install the 09 RP23 was impossible, the fit between the lower linkage and the shocks bushings were tighter than the nuns proverbial. To fit the shock(s) back in I had to file the shocks rear bushing.......

    So what this boils down to is that I believe the suspension action was being hindered by some binding of the lower linkage against the shocks bushing.....anyhow

    Test rode it this afternoon with the 09 RP23 and it a different bike, small bumps have disappeared (like the LTA was to ride) and the LTC is how it should of been.

    The next test is putting the 2010 RP23 back on, anyway this bike now rocks.
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    Anyone has a picture of small BLT frames? Are they available yer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tayancycles
    Anyone has a picture of small BLT frames? Are they available yer?

    This is a small.


    Blur LT Carbon Setup Thread

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    All great looking bikes you guys have posted. I find that the ones that have a black lower headset look better to me. More integrated looking with the frame.

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    Hello
    Do you know if it is possible to install the sram xx group on this frame.
    Because the front derailleur is a direct mount and there is no compatible sram xx front derailleur.
    Does the shimano XT direct mount work fine with the truvativ xx 26-39 chainring ?
    thanks for your help

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    First SC Blur LTc built of the Philippines!

    Just though of sharing these images, although, this was built on the first week of October, hope you enjoy them





















    The build specs

    Frame: Santa Cruz Blur LT Carbon w/Silver, Medium
    Rear Shock: Fox Float RP23 with Boost Valve
    Fork: Fox 32 Talas '09 Black OEM
    Saddle: Ritchey Marathon Ti
    Seatpost: Thompson Elite, 30.9
    Seatpost Clamp: Santa Cruz
    Handlebar: Ritchey Carbon XC, Medium Rise, 660mm
    Stem: Thompson X4, 90mm
    Grips: Oury Grips with Red ODI Clamps
    Headset: Cane Creek XXII, Custom Tapered headset w/ fabricated Crownrace
    Shift Levers: SRAM X.0, trigger with Macthmaker
    Front Derailleur: Shimano XT M771 Direct Mount
    Rear Derailleur: SRAM X.0, long cage
    Derailleur Cables: Shimano XTR
    Brakes: Avid Elixir CR Carbon
    Brake Rotors: Avid G3 Sweep 185mm F & 160mm R
    Crankset: Shimano XTR Hollowtech II Crankset FC-M970, 175mm
    Chain: Shimano DuraAce
    Pedals: Crank Brothers Candy SL Black
    Cassette: Shimano XTR Cassette CS-M970, 11-34t
    Wheels: Alex Rim XCR Pro Scandium Rims with DTSwiss 240s Hubs with DTSwiss Revo Spokes
    Tires: Kenda 2.1 DTC Frt., Kenda 1.95 Excavator Rr., converted to tubeless (Stan’s)
    Front&Rear Skewers: Token Ti Skewers
    Weight: 25.3lbs

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    Lone, just curious, how your front hub (I suppose it's a 240s QR) fits your fork? Did you need to put any spacer to push away the brake mounts from rubbing the rotor?

    Nice build though. Excelent choice of components, I have almost the exact build on my Mojo SL! Guess only rims and pedals are different! And I have a Float upfront, but that's pretty minor!

    EDIT: Never mind the hub question. You're on 6-bolt and I'm on CL. It seems only CL rotors seem to jam with the mounts, something related with 2-piece rotors, but honestly, I think it's a problem with Fox alone and nothing to with DT hubs.

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    Lone, NICE build. That's the build I'm looking at for mine...

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    Lone, What is the deal with your custom fabricated headset and crown race?

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    @ Black Ronin and MadridG - thank you for your nice words.

    @Bikedrd - I ordered the frame from a distributor here in our country with a tapered headset. We specifically told them that we need the tapered one with a conversion crown race because we will be using a fork with a 1 1/8 steerer tube.

    But still it arrived with a Cane Creek with non-conversion crown race. SCB said that they ordered conversion kits from Cane Creek and Chris King but they didn't received any since they ordered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyG 1970
    Like you, I would like to know the same thing. I plan on getting a S/C Blur LTc in the near future. I want to put a Fox 32 Float 140mm RLC 1 1/8 fork on there. Could anyone please tell me, what are my headset options are. On the ChrisKing web site the 1.5 to 1/ 1/8 headset says it is not compatible with Fox forks? Q- The headset the comes from S/C with the Blur LTc frame can you use just a 1 1/8 fork? or does it have to be a tapered fork or a 1.5? Thanks!
    -Regarding this, you can run a fox fork and you can just run a reducer on the lower portion to keep using the 1 1/8 headtube. Though for stiffness the tapered fork is supreme. Also the reducers tend to be a bit heavy also.

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    Bit of an update.....

    Changes are
    * Limited edition Fox Float RLC 150/15mm in Silver with black stickers
    * Hope P2 w/Stans 355 and Maxxis Advatange Exception 2.1 converted to tubeless.
    * 1x9 conversion using 28 or 30t Widgit depending on where I ride and a hybrid XTR/SLX 12-36t cassette

    In the current spec it's sitting at 24.9lbs ready to run.

    I'm still trying to like the LTc, again as mentioned in previous threads the rear suspension is not as plush as my LTa maybe the bikes lightness has something to do with it as the alloy is 28.5lbs. I never seem to get full travel going by the shocks o-ring.

    As for chainstay wear, I replaced the zip ties that are the first line of defence recently and also did a derailuer hanger in a pretty inocent stack, so now have a few lying around.
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    Gripo, your setup is 0.5Lbs lighter than Lone's? where's the difference coming from?

    I'm excited to see ~25Lb AM setups with this frame!

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    Quote Originally Posted by madridg
    Gripo, your setup is 0.5Lbs lighter than Lone's? where's the difference coming from?

    I'm excited to see ~25Lb AM setups with this frame!
    No front shifter/cable/derailuer, a few Ti bolts here and there, foam grips, masterpiece post, charge knife saddle.......and if you took away
    my chainstay protection/pivot mudflap/bike computer it would be 24.5lbs easy...

    To be honest there's plenty of bikes here on MTBR with weights higher than their owners claim.....

    My bike weights come from an Ultimate Alpine Scale and I regularly double check it's accuracy by weighing parts on my kitchen scales then on the Alpine.
    So I'm confident that my bikes weight is as accurate as it can be.

    BTW when I had Schwalbe 2.25RR/2.1NN's on last week it was 24.4lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone
    @ Black Ronin and MadridG - thank you for your nice words.

    @Bikedrd - I ordered the frame from a distributor here in our country with a tapered headset. We specifically told them that we need the tapered one with a conversion crown race because we will be using a fork with a 1 1/8 steerer tube.

    But still it arrived with a Cane Creek with non-conversion crown race. SCB said that they ordered conversion kits from Cane Creek and Chris King but they didn't received any since they ordered.
    Lone,

    what do u mean w/ fabricated Crownrace ?
    u made 1 urself ?

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