Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    53

    Blur LT2 Setup: headangle/ headset + fork travel

    Hi guys,

    Been riding a Blur LT (2011 model) for 2,5 years now. Originally setup with a Canecreek angleset -1 and an old Pike at 140mm.

    Current setup for now is a Works components -1 headset and a Lyrik set at 160mm.

    I like the bike a lot, but sometimes I've got the feeling the geometry is not at a good balance. I am thinking about changing the bike a little bit.... These are the two options I've got in mind:

    1) Leave in the works components -1 headset, but lower the Lyrik to 150mm.
    2) Leave the Lyrik at 160mm, but change the headset to a regular one (Chris King for example).

    Anyone got experience with one of these two options?? any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance!

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    53
    Important thing to add: the "feeling" I have is that the bike is a little too slack... (I thinkg now around 66.3-66.5) In tight / technical situations this is a disadvantage... Not in the fast and rough. But I do like to ride all different kinds of terrain.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    1,303
    I thought the LT2 was a max of 150mm on the fork. I'd try to take your fork down to 150 first, seems like the easiest and cheapest thing to try first.
    Austin Mountain Biking and worldwide travel pictures:

    http://www.austinbike.com

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Pau11y's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    5,523
    Quote Originally Posted by austin_bike View Post
    I thought the LT2 was a max of 150mm on the fork. I'd try to take your fork down to 150 first, seems like the easiest and cheapest thing to try first.
    Nah, I had a 36/160 on mine ('10 BLTc). It's rated up to a 160, but as you said, too slack and elevated the BB a bit too much. I don't have the numbers off the top of my head, but maybe take a look at the A2C of a Fox 32 Float 150 vs a Fox 36 Float 160 minus 10mm vs your Lyrik. I had reduced my 36 down to 140, and when I hold my 32 150 beside the reduced 36, the 36 was still taller than the 32 by a few mm.

    Edit: the BLTc w/a 32/150 rode "okay", but def lacked a bit at high spds...but I think mainly in front end stiffness. With a full on 36/160, it turned into a plow machine, but couldn't make switchback ups very well.
    Naysayers never apologize. Critics go to their grave thinking everyone else is wrong.
    ╭∩╮( . )╭∩╮

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    63
    36/150, burgtec reducer at one end of Fox and -1 deg Works components works well. Before without burgtec and with 36/160 the bb was too high and now handling is clearly more planted and controlled. Even 36/140mm could be very good, but maybe loss of fork performance would be downside. Haven't seen any negative sides on slack HA if you don't rise bb at same time. Blur LT deserve 36, 34 or Pike with wide bars and droppers, forget 32s..

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    260
    Have my BLT2 built with 36 Van 160mm and -1 degree Works components headset... it's V5.5

Similar Threads

  1. Blur TRc - fox fork travel change question.
    By grahamt in forum Santa Cruz
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-10-2013, 07:56 PM
  2. headset setup for a tapered fork
    By Norcoshore1 in forum Downhill - Freeride
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-12-2011, 09:31 AM
  3. Headset for blur ltc with tapered fork??
    By Nasi0ne in forum Santa Cruz
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 04-12-2011, 01:54 AM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-10-2011, 05:17 PM
  5. blur lt2 fork setup
    By XgT in forum Santa Cruz
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 03-27-2011, 09:47 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •