Blur LT racing setup
Does anyone have some recommendations/ideas to setup the Blur LT for xc racing?
What would the feel be if I got rid of some of the spacers below the stem?
Well, I have one and I'm not sure it's really an XC race rig by breeding. That being said, I would suggest you find a setup that you feel comfortable, yet not overly heavy. Go with a 4" air fork and XC wheels and tires to save weight. I have King hubs on Mavic 717's and run lighter tires when planning on chasing others. Other than that, you can spend tons on weight savings but I am not quite sure you'll ever get it down to true XC race level weight and setup. If you're just looking for something to play on in the beginner or sport categories, set it up comfy as mentioned and train to ride fast. If you really get into XC racing, I would suggest a little different rig.
East Coast !!
I'm a Clyde. I have a frame on order. I will go Sram XO , Race Face Atlas cranks and a CK wheelset. Fox Talas 130 XTT . I figure it will be around 28-29# . Good weight for someone 225# on east coast terrrain.
What size? By the time you get pedals and such, 28 may be light for your setup, but I'll be anxious to see. Enjoy - it is a sweet rig!
blur LT weight...
I just built up a medium LT came in at 28.9 lbs with my old heavy wheels (XT/Rhyno lites). I haven't weighed it since switching wheels. I suspect I lost .75 - 1 lb. Here's the build up.
Med Black ANO Blur LT
Swinger 3way shock
Minute 3.00 130mm fork
Easton EA50 - 100mm stem
Easton Monkeylite Bars
ODI Lock on's
Thompson elite seatpost
WTB Race V (??) saddle
CK ISO Hubs
DT 4.1d rims
DT Double Butted spokes
2.35 Kenda Blue Groove - front
2.35 Kenda Nevegal - rear
Next LP cranks 22/32 w/ bash ring
old xt taper bottom bracket (probably heavy)
I think thats about everything.
BLT race bike
The BLT is not a pure XC race bike, but you can adapt it if you are more of a social racer.
I have a 29lb BLT with Pikes and 2.25 tyres, if I was going to race it I would simply change the tyres to 1.9 or 2.00 and wind the Pikes down to 110mm. It would probably go allright.
I have a Supalite race bike which I may now sell even though its a beautiful bike and 2 lbs lighter again. I'm doing less and less racing, so there is a reason.
The Supalite and BLT are definitaley 2 different bikes to ride though.
Pikes 454 Air U Turn
CK Hubs / Headset
DT 4.1 Rims
Easton Bar / Stem / Seatpost
El Camino Brakes / Braided lines
Race Face Atlas Cranks 36/24 plus Bash
Intense 2.25 Tyres.
Our LBS just built up a medium ano BLT for my wife to replace her Blur Classic that was stolen out of the shop! On the bright side, they felt really bad about it and spared no expense. It should lose a little more when we switch to Stan's.
Maverick SC32 fork and front hub
Fox RP3 rear shock
CK front hub and headset
Stan's ZTR 355 rims
Raceface X-Type cranks
Avid Juicy 7 Carbon brakes
Thomson stem and seatpost
Terry Damselfly saddle
SRAM X.0 rear derailleur, 990 casette, hollow pin chain
XT front derailleur
Easton Monkeylite Nano Carbon bar
WTB Mutanoraptor 2.4 tires
She rode it with her she-wolf friends for the first time today and smoked them! She says the fork really suits the bike and allowed her to blow through the loose stuff that used to scare her, as well as climbs great. Time to race...
Spring set up. I'm goin to change fork to xtt and lighter wheelset nevegal 2.1. I'll save 200 gr. tires , save 400 gr wheelset pick up 1/4 on fork.
Originally Posted by BubbaTime
Hmmm, that BLT looks familiar. It wasn't posted on the Speedgoat site earlier today was it? I was just on there looking for a picture of mine, which shipped yesterday, and saw that pic.
I sent the pic today. i got my frame last week.
Originally Posted by Boogie Man