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    Pedalhead: I know,the gold's a little glitzy; but, I really like the pedals.

    Jeffus: Don't know how it's riding - I'll see this weekend. I totally forgot about the cassette! The XTR cassette went with the other wheels to the 5.Spot. That's 24 grams (0.053 pounds) that I could 'weight-weenie' away.

    Surfas: No problem with the Joplin. I just wasn't using it on the runs around here.

    Black Ronin: Have you used the Formulas? No experience with them. The Magura's are really solid.

    Indyfab25: Cool! Post it when you can.

    Cheers.

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    Never have riden Formulas, sorry. But said that about The Ones because they would match your gold pedals, just for the fun of having them matching, just that! The Maguras are excelent and have stunning visuals, specially the vent discs! Currently I ride a pair of Ultimates and a pair of Elixirs. Planning on getting a pair of Formulas R1 for my 575 and for my upcoming Nomad a pair of The Ones or Hope Minis.

    Like you, I was also running a Joplin on my 575, but although amazing, my 575 is set up as my XC machine, so wasn't using it that much, so a got the Thomson back and now the Joplin is reserved for the Nomad.

    How's the bike behaving with the 36 upfront?

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    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.

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    Try the 2010 Revelation 150mm. I'm really diggin' mine so far. It has pretty much replaced my 36 RC2 that I just sold today (and lost a pound in the process!). Sorry about the carnage...ouch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzboy
    Try the 2010 Revelation 150mm. I'm really diggin' mine so far. It has pretty much replaced my 36 RC2 that I just sold today (and lost a pound in the process!). Sorry about the carnage...ouch!
    Jazzboy: Thanks, I'll take a look at it. Order a spare hanger for yours! Cheers.

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    I recently built up an LT2 and am currently using the 2010 Fox 32 TALAS 150 FIT RLC 15QR.

    For my style of riding it is a great combo, it is light, plush, and the geometry works well with 150mm travel. Awesome fork, and works well with the RP23.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alembicf1x
    I recently built up an LT2 and am currently using the 2010 Fox 32 TALAS 150 FIT RLC 15QR.

    For my style of riding it is a great combo, it is light, plush, and the geometry works well with 150mm travel. Awesome fork, and works well with the RP23.
    Put my 36 Talas up for sale (http://classifieds.mtbr.com/showprod...ct=36609&cat=8) and a 2010 32 Talas 150 FIT RLC 15QR is on the way. I think it will be a better fork for me.

    Also, Veloce Velo bent my derailleur hanger back in shape. I ordered two new ones from Santa Cruz; so, I'll have a spare.

    There's a chainstay protector that Santa Cruz is starting to put on the LTc. See the latest 'blog': http://www.santacruzbicycles.com/104bronson/

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    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll
    Put my 36 Talas up for sale (http://classifieds.mtbr.com/showprod...ct=36609&cat=8) and a 2010 32 Talas 150 FIT RLC 15QR is on the way. I think it will be a better fork for me.

    Also, Veloce Velo bent my derailleur hanger back in shape. I ordered two new ones from Santa Cruz; so, I'll have a spare.

    There's a chainstay protector that Santa Cruz is starting to put on the LTc. See the latest 'blog': http://www.santacruzbicycles.com/104bronson/

    Cheers.
    I think you will be pleased with the switch, IMO the other fork was slightly overkill for a bike like that.

    I picked up another derailleur hanger from my LBS based on your post here, apparently these hangers are about as soft as cheese. Funny, I used to complain about no replaceable hangers when I had my Bullit, but I never bent it.

    Be careful reusing a derailleur hanger that was bent, aluminum fatigues and fails after a couple of bend cycles.

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    I won't be able to build it up for a few weeks yet, but this just arrived at my lbs (large frame size)...










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    Fantastic looking bike and frames. Due to work and travel I've been away from biking for the last year or so. My current stable consists of a blur classic and a blur lt. I sold my nomad when I realised I would have a chance to ride it for over a year.

    I was planning to buy a Carbon LT at the end of the year and was suprised to find that the Australian distributor had a medium ex stock. I couldn't resist and it's now on it's way to my local bikeshop.

    Planning to build it with Fox 32 Talas 150 RLC taper forks, my old CK isowheels with the new 15mm conversion and mostly XTR groupset.

    This bike has a some new technology for me and I would appreciate a bit of technical assistance. Does the carbon frame need any headtube preparation or can the headset be pressed in out of the box? Also does CK make a headset to suit or do I need to buy a CK 1.5" for the lower cup and crown race and keep the Cane creek upper bearings.

    Thanks in advance and will be posting pictures as the bike comes together in the next few weeks.

    By the way I'm suprised at the lack of activity on the Blur carbon threads. As these bikes now readily available in the US?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcoccia
    By the way I'm suprised at the lack of activity on the Blur carbon threads. As these bikes now readily available in the US?
    agreed.
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    >>Originally Posted by mcoccia
    By the way I'm suprised at the lack of activity on the Blur carbon threads. As these bikes now readily available in the US?<<<

    I just dont think everybody is talking bout em.. I keep seeing a bunch on the trails.

    Steve

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    I finally picked my frame up from the shop today and will be building it up over the next few days (kids mean not much time). I'll be sure to post pics soon :-)

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    Anyone know what a LT carbon with XT build and 150 32 Talas weighs?

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    NIce Blur LT Carbon...but

    Does anyone know if SC will come out with a carbon Nomad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rootsandrocks
    Does anyone know if SC will come out with a carbon Nomad?
    I think it is possible, since a lot of AM bikes got carbon versions for 2010. I wouldn't be surprised at all if we see a Nomad carbon next year.

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    Ibis mojo

    Ibis will have a 6" travel frame soon. I wonder how much the carbon Nomad will be when it comes out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rootsandrocks
    Ibis will have a 6" travel frame soon. I wonder how much the carbon Nomad will be when it comes out.
    The Ibis Mojo HD. At 160, it is the same as the Nomad. I don't think SC will change the bike travel-wise, they haven't with the BLT and BLTc.

    But this is the indication that this people is restless, and SC may come up with something soon. The BLTc is said to be way stronger than the regular BLT, so the Nomad is good candidate for a carbon rebirth.


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    This thread needs more pictures! So here's one...



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    Pedalhead funny how a load of bike bits can be so exciting you'll have to post more pics when its built

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffus
    Pedalhead funny how a load of bike bits can be so exciting you'll have to post more pics when its built
    Bike bits are always exciting when it's a new build . I'll definitely post pics when it's done.

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    All this speculation about carbon fiber trends is mouthwatering (the ibis mojo HD is a sexy ***** but imagine a 6-6.3'' carbon Nomad!) But based on the geometry, sweet looks, and the versatility of the Blur LTc, I think it does the best job of maintaining the best of either XC or AM without much compromise (based on setup/build) in either extreme.

    That being said, how did the 32 tal. stack up against the 36 tal.? Is it better suited for the design intentions? And, besides the adjustibility, why did you choose the 32 tal. over the van or air? Im wondering if the increase weight is worth the optional modes and if there is any compromise on "plushness" with the 32 tal?

    Also, I was just wondering, I know the fox float is perfect for this bike but would a DHX Air 5.0 be compatible with this bike for rougher AM terrain? Like the talas, i like the adjustability that the DHX Air shock affords a rider but am wondering if it falls short in any areas or if it could be used at all?

    I just want a bike that can do it all (who doesn't) on the singletrack, climbing, and descending and no doubt this is the better overall platform to encompass all of that (moreso than the Nomad which is not as good a bridge given the travel set up to be 6"+ like a am/light fr and heavier in comparison).

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    Considering the original geometry, the 32 TALAS at 5.5 inches (140mm) is spot on, because it is based on a 515mm A2C. But you can go 150 with the 32 FLOAT or TALAS 150 15QR or the new Revelation 150 U-Turn 20mm Maxle Lite. Both will provide a what you can call do-it-all performance and the bike will be well balanced. For a head-to-head TALAS Vs. Revelation U-Turn, go to this thread. Nice review.

    But I'd go with the RP23. It will hold well rough terrain and will save you some grams. Not that 150 grams really matters, but for overall trail riding, even on hard riding, the RP23 can hold just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedalhead
    This thread needs more pictures! So here's one...



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    I've finally finished the build of my LTc. It's torrential rain outside (again), so here are some interior pics for now. Oh, and yes, shortening the dropper post cable outer is on my list .

    Frame: Santa Cruz Blur LT Carbon, large (black/silver)
    Rear Shock: 2010 Fox Float RP23
    Fork: Rock Shox Revelation 140mm Dual Air U-Turn Maxle light
    Saddle: WTB Rocket V Stealth
    Seatpost: PureRace Cobra i900 Remote
    Handlebar: Easton MonkeyLite XC, Low Rise, 685mm
    Stem: Thomson X4, 90mm 0 deg
    Grips: ODI lock-on (Rogue)
    Headset: Hope
    Shift Levers: SRAM X.0, trigger
    Front Derailleur: Shimano XT M771 Direct Mount
    Rear Derailleur: SRAM X.0, long cage
    Brakes: Hope Mono M4 183/205 w/ floating rotors & Goodridge hoses
    Crankset: Shimano XTR Hollowtech II Crankset FC-M970, 175mm
    Chain: SRAM PC-991
    Pedals: Time Atac XS Carbon (arriving tomorrow!)
    Cassette: Sram PG-990, 11-34t
    Wheelset: Mavic Crossmax SX
    Tires: Maxxis Advantage 2.1
    Tubes: Specialized

    Weight: 28.7 lbs (I'll update this when the new pedals arrive...should drop a few ounces)









    Check out the lovely carbon reflections...











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    Heavy Carbon

    Mmmm so many LTc's that are equal to or heavier than most LTa's? I would have expected more low 27lb builds to be honest, bugger spending the extra dosh for carbon when you can already build a light alloy......oh yeah, that several hundred $'s extra buys a perceived stiff and smoother riding frame.....gota laugh at that one.

    My white one was 28.4lbs as seen in this pic, then latter on had it @ 26.5lbs for XC/Marathon racer> Lets see those LT2s

    My black one now sits at 28.1lbs with wider tyres and 180mm rotors than seen in this pic>
    Lets see those LT2s

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    Well, I'm not too fussed about the overall weight so long as it's reasonable. I wasn't going to compromise on 20mm front axle & dropper seatpost, and if I wanted a lightweight bike I'd have bought a carbon XC, or just kept my old Fivespot & fitted a load of weight weenie components. Personally, I'm extremely pleased to have the carbon LT rather than the alu, not least just because it's just a gorgeous piece of design & construction. Frankly, when you're up in the multiple thousands for a frame, it's not really about incremental performance improvements, but rather an object of desirability as well as function.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gripo
    Mmmm so many LTc's that are equal to or heavier than most LTa's? I would have expected more low 27lb builds to be honest, bugger spending the extra dosh for carbon when you can already build a light alloy......oh yeah, that several hundred $'s extra buys a perceived stiff and smoother riding frame.....gota laugh at that one.

    My white one was 28.4lbs as seen in this pic, then latter on had it @ 26.5lbs for XC/Marathon racer> Lets see those LT2s

    My black one now sits at 28.1lbs with wider tyres and 180mm rotors than seen in this pic>
    Lets see those LT2s

    Worth every penny Gripo. The stiffness and feel is not only perception, but reality. It isn't just the extra pound that you lose, it is also the longer fork, which to me feels much more comfortable in gnar sections where your short a-c fork does not. In addition, it is stiffer without weight penalty.

    But the reality is this; the carbon is a completely different riding bike. Period. Laugh all you want...the carbon version is head and shoulders better than the aluminum. Big words I know...but it is true. Even I cannot believe it. No doubt, no aluminum version owner should suffer from any kind of bike envy because the carbon exists. The aluminum version is awesome. But it does not touch the carbon. No way, no how.
    I am immune to your disdain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by indyfab25
    Worth every penny Gripo. The stiffness and feel is not only perception, but reality. It isn't just the extra pound that you lose, it is also the longer fork, which to me feels much more comfortable in gnar sections where your short a-c fork does not. In addition, it is stiffer without weight penalty.

    But the reality is this; the carbon is a completely different riding bike. Period. Laugh all you want...the carbon version is head and shoulders better than the aluminum. Big words I know...but it is true. Even I cannot believe it. No doubt, no aluminum version owner should suffer from any kind of bike envy because the carbon exists. The aluminum version is awesome. But it does not touch the carbon. No way, no how.
    My first ride is tomorrow. Even more excited now having read that!

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by indyfab25
    Worth every penny Gripo. The stiffness and feel is not only perception, but reality. It isn't just the extra pound that you lose, it is also the longer fork, which to me feels much more comfortable in gnar sections where your short a-c fork does not. In addition, it is stiffer without weight penalty.

    But the reality is this; the carbon is a completely different riding bike. Period. Laugh all you want...the carbon version is head and shoulders better than the aluminum. Big words I know...but it is true. Even I cannot believe it. No doubt, no aluminum version owner should suffer from any kind of bike envy because the carbon exists. The aluminum version is awesome. But it does not touch the carbon. No way, no how.
    Well, I rode my LTc for the first time today, at Whites, Afan. I'm not usually one for superlatives or waxing lyrical but, despite being a little sceptical of the intensity of the above post, I am now absolutely 100% in agreement. Coming from a Fivespot, I really wasn't expecting to be completely blown away by the LTc, but, well, I was. This frame is incredible. I have ridden Whites loads of times, but never as fast as this, or with such a huge grin. This bike positively encourages you to throw it about down the singletrack, hopping obstacles, dodging from line to line, as you have total faith that the bike will track whichever way you point it. SC have made a lot of noise about how super stiff this frame is, and it shows. I am absolutely thrilled to have this as my main rig.
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    my blur lt carbon setup....

    keeping with the theme of the thread...

    Frame: Santa Cruz Blur LT Carbon, large
    Rear Shock: 2010 Fox Float RP23
    Fork: Fox RC 160
    Saddle: 2009 WTB Rocket V SLT Saddle
    Seatpost: 2009 Crank Brothers Joplin R Seatpost
    Handlebar: 2009 Easton Monkeylite XC Handlebar
    Stem: Thomson X4, 90mm 10 deg
    Grips: 2009 Ergon GE1 Enduro Grip
    Headset: Cane Creek
    Shift Levers: XTR
    Front Derailleur: XT M771 Direct Mount
    Rear Derailleur: SRAM X.0, long cage
    Brakes: Avid Ultimate
    Crankset: XTR Hollowtech II Crankset FC-M970, 175mm
    Chain: XT
    Pedals: 2009 Shimano PD-M424 Pedals
    Cassette: TXTR 11-34t
    Wheelset: Roval Traversée Trail, disc Wheelset
    Tires: WTB Weirwolves (f) Mutano (r)
    Tubes: Tubless...

    Weight = 28.4

    Here's my new blur lt carbon, which i traded my s-works enduro sl for...







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    how does it ride with the 160 on it? also how does it compare to your enduro?

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    lots of the black/silver model but no one has the blue one yet?
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    Headset ???

    So I'll be getting the Blur carbon soon, but I'm a bit confused about hte headset. I plan on using my current fork, which is a 1 1/8" non tapered steerer. What are my headset options?

    I currently have the Cane Creek 110 on my Specialized Enduro. Could I just get the bottom half of a reducer headset to use with the upper from my current headset?

    It seems like the CC Frustum are all for a tapered steerer. How about Chris King? They are all modular, so could I just order the specific sizes I need from my LBS?

    What are some other options? Thanks!



    (...and of course a new DIRECT MOUNT front derailleur as well...)

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    Sorry, still having trouble with my cell phone access... it sends a blank update when editing... not the first time...

    Anyway, nice build all the way Massiveattack! A+ for the 36!

    I think you would like to go with a XTR chain since you got a XTR crankset and cassette. It will improve shifting rate by a 100%, and give more longevity for the crankset chain rings and the cassette.
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    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!
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    got my frame and some parts Thursday, rest of parts are stuck waiting for back ordered components, one shipment gets here next Thursday, and the other half a week later

    so far, these are the build components and non corrected weights.

    Frame} 2010 LRG Blur LTc black with RP3 140mm travel..................................4.38 lbs
    Fork} 2010 Fox TALAS 32 150mm 1.5" taper QR15 included.............................3.9 9 lbs


    Bars} Race Face Next XC Bar, 31.8mm 1" R/27"L.............................................. 193g
    Stem} Race Face Deus Stem 31.8mm/70mm.............................................. ......145g
    Brakes} Elixir CR 160mm with Ti bolts and Hope rotors each...............................280g
    Shifters} SRAM X.0 twist set with cables............................................ ................195g
    Derailleur} SRAM X.0 rear Derailleur Drilled........................................... ..............197g
    Derailleur} XT direct mount derailleur........................................ ..........................143g
    Grips} ODI ruffian 90mm lock-on drilled........................................... .....................70g
    Cranks} Race Face Next SL W/ BB .................................................. ................701g
    Chain} Sram PC-991 Hollowpin 112 links including PowerLink............................268.8g
    Pedals} Crank Brothers Egg Beater SL................................................ ...............266g
    Saddle} Selle San Marco................................... ...............................................190 g
    Wheels} Hope pro II on mavic 819 and DT butted spokes F872g/R972g, set.........1944g
    Cassette} Sram PG 990 11-34................................................ ...........................290g
    Seatpost 1} (FFA)Gravity Dropper 4" drilled 3 position with spacer........................499g
    Seatpost 2} (FRO) Race Face Next SL................................................ ...............230g
    Tires} (FFA) Continental MT Kings 2.4 tubeless, each..........................................530g
    Tires} (FRO) Continental Speed King Supersonic 2.3 each....................................433g
    Seatpost Clamp} Stock............................................. ...........................................??
    Ti Bolt kit} Derailleur, shifter and all brake mounting bolts.....................................-12g
    Stans} per tire.................................... .................................................. ............4.2g
    did I miss anything
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    Headset} 2010 Canecreek XX ZS-3 1.5" / 1 1/8"................................................ ...250g

    I'm not a weight whiner but I figured hey why not

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    Here's my new Blur LTc.

    This bike replace my old faithfull '03 original Blur. So far the learning curve is a little bumpy and i miss the stellar climping ability of my older blur. I want to try new lighter tire and rim to pinch out more performance out of this otherwise great bike.

    I just receive ZTR arch rim to replace the current ZTR flow on the bike. For tires, i'm thinking about narrower Hutchinson Toro 2.1 Tubeless Ready.


















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    Headset Cane Creek XX taper (custom made for Santa Cruz)
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    edit: Sorry, for the double post... Oups
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    the head set is kicking my ass, question of the guys with the factory Rock Shox, does the Uturn come in tapered?, I cant find it anywhere, as far as I can see the only tapered one is the white dual air non Uturn, I was wondering if there was maybe a Factory available option. and can you guys with the builds post were you got the head sets and what models there are, right now I'm buying two headsets and splitting them up.
    this is what I have so far
    this will fit the bottom cup and reduce it to 1 1/8, it sticks out a little so it ads to the height of the fork
    for a 1 1/8 fork
    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...g+Headset.aspx
    and this cup for the top
    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...3+Headset.aspx
    if you have a tapered fork you can just go ahead and get this one
    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...8+Headset.aspx
    any others?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jordanrosenbach3
    lots of the black/silver model but no one has the blue one yet?

    Not to worry my friend, I pick up my blue BLTc this Friday. Got a call from my LBS and he said it looks sweet. I'll definitely post up some pics.
    I'm curious to see it myself, i've only seen the black in person.

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    The headset was a pain to sort out on mine. In the end, we took some bits from a couple of Hope headsets & shoved them in there. Only then did we discover that SC UK sell suitable headsets for the LTc...dunno what make though.

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    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.

    I ended up buying a CK 1.5" headset from which I used the crown race and lower cup with the SC supplied Cane Creek upper bearing assembly. When the CK inset comes available I'll change the upper assembly to CK and sell off a complete but partially used Cane Creek tapered headset and a complete but partially used CK 1.5 headset.

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    Has anyone tried running a coil on the Blur LTC yet?

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    Yeah that's why I posted the actual parts, if you want to run a tapered steer tube just get the one from Price point, it's already set up for the Blur LTc, but if you are trying to put on a 1 1/8 looks like you have to buy two head sets and use half of each....I don’t know why they did it this way but damn....not only is it tapered its mixed
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saxon9598
    the head set is kicking my ass, question of the guys with the factory Rock Shox, does the Uturn come in tapered?, I cant find it anywhere, as far as I can see the only tapered one is the white dual air non Uturn, I was wondering if there was maybe a Factory available option.
    Any resolution on this
    there is pictures of them but nothing on a search


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    a guy ran a fox dhx coil on competitive cyclist. goggle santa cruz blur ltc and check images. the story is in there. i think it still only weight 26 lbs.

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    UPDATE, just got off the phone with Jenson (not the actual Jenson but a sales rep) and confirmed that this head set
    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...8+Headset.aspx does actually fit the B LTc, however it's almost a flush mount bottom cup, so that's not good if you are planning on running a 150mm or les fork, it will steepen the head angle just a bit, it would be a really good option for a 160mm fork for the same reason.
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