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  1. #951
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    Fork - 150, as low as it will go...

    Headset spacers, Picked them up at the local shop...No name brand, powder coated, could not pass them up.

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    Kiwanoron, very nice build, what is the stem length? I would imagine the handling will be quite direct?

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    During today's ride
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    And another

    Might as well post it up. First ride today, not the best conditions for railing a berm, but had fun anyway.

    I forgot to take a picture of it put together, so a cell pic in the snow is as good as it gets.

    I do need to work on chain retention though...that was irritating.
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    Its arrived

    My medium 2013 TRc build, 25lbs on the dot with further upgrades later. The fork is a 2013 150mm Revelation RCT3 Solo Air which I'll upgrade mid-year to a 2013 World Cup 140 mm Solo Air. Should be able to get a good feel for the two different travels.

    Can't wait to try the XX1 (32T x 10-42T). I need to sort out the stack height and I'll post better pics and ride impressions after a few rides. Oh and the dominant white theme keeps my girlfriend (and financier) happy....
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    Pics one at a time...
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    Last one for now.
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    How would a 120mm Reba work out on the TRC? I have one from my Tazer VP so I would like to use that until I figure on a fork to run 27.5/26.
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    Hi quickneonrt, The Trc is amazing with a 120mm fork. Super fast, so so stable, super nimble and just blindingly quick in steering, switch backs, tight stuff - a real hoot. You won't be disappointed.

    You can still do steeps and rough and jumps (of course more suspension will always let you do more or do more more quickly, but you'll be surprised). On smooth jumps, it's actually very good because the BB is lower again like a jump bike. You may get pedal strikes depending on your style and skill level though, never really bothered me on even rough downhill courses. 120mm is worth the experience, but in the end I am happier with 130mm setting as a little more opens out the bikes capabilities some more. I reckon nothing corners better than a Tr with a 120mm though. Every adjustment has it's trade offs.... Go for it and enjoy while deciding on your next move, it will give you some ride data/info to consider to. Cheers

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    Williamk thanks for the input!
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    Does anyone run a clutch rear derailer? If so, do you find you need to wrap the chainstay or run a protector? I see there is some sort of built in wrap on the frame but is it tough enough?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelownamike View Post
    Does anyone run a clutch rear derailer? If so, do you find you need to wrap the chainstay or run a protector? I see there is some sort of built in wrap on the frame but is it tough enough?
    I use a Shadow+ r.d. and I still wrap the chainstay. You probably don't have to, but I figure that the extra protection on an expensive carbon frame is a good idea. I also use a cytoe skid plate and some clear tape where cable rub or heel rub can occur.
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    I have the BB plate as well, but removed it after 2 rides. It slighlty rubs the frame, it has happend on my TB too, but the new upgraded plate is better. I don't think he has upgraded the plate for TRc though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzanova View Post
    I have the BB plate as well, but removed it after 2 rides. It slighlty rubs the frame, it has happend on my TB too, but the new upgraded plate is better. I don't think he has upgraded the plate for TRc though...
    The new TRc plate wraps the down tube more and the back *should* not touch the pivot. Can someone with the new rev plate verify this? Unfortunately, I don't have a TRc frame to check against at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quickneonrt View Post
    How would a 120mm Reba work out on the TRC? I have one from my Tazer VP so I would like to use that until I figure on a fork to run 27.5/26.
    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamK View Post
    Hi quickneonrt, The Trc is amazing with a 120mm fork. Super fast, so so stable, super nimble and just blindingly quick in steering, switch backs, tight stuff - a real hoot. You won't be disappointed.
    I run a TRc with a 125mm Revelation. Since I bought it to replace my old FS trail bike (Turner XCE), it has worked out well. Not as quick as the old bike, but pretty good. I do not think I would like the TRc as much with more travel, but I will eventually install a 140mm fork (Marz 44) that I have just to check it out. Anyways, I find the 125mm is just what I want on the bike. It seems to be a very versatile frame as far as front travel goes.

    Why 125mm? The Rev came as 150mm. 25mm spacer is what I had in stock, so there you go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cytoe View Post
    The new TRc plate wraps the down tube more and the back *should* not touch the pivot. Can someone with the new rev plate verify this? Unfortunately, I don't have a TRc frame to check against at the moment.
    I can verify that the new one does not. Speaking of the plates, I did make a slight modification to mine the other day when I was able to borrow a friends heat gun. I increased the bend between the lowest bottle mount right before the first plate pad. This means you have to press the plate a little firmer and bend the plate slightly when attaching it, but it is nice and tight on the pad and so far I haven't heard any plate slap on fast rocky sections. As far as rub, I've ran the old style plate and now use the new plate and have no rub marks.

    Quote Originally Posted by kelownamike View Post
    Does anyone run a clutch rear derailer? If so, do you find you need to wrap the chainstay or run a protector? I see there is some sort of built in wrap on the frame but is it tough enough?
    I use an XTR clutch derailleur (2x10) and have gotten some slight chain slap marks only on that metal plate right by the chain ring over a couple of months. (The clutch firmness has been untouched, so that may be able to be dialed out, though I doubt it just because of the proximity of that plate to the chainring.) I put some surfboard foot grip on it and it still looks fairly untouched.

    Hope that helps!

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    I don't plug to many specific products but that plate cytoe makes is pretty cool. I was running the old plate the other day and it worked perfectly when I had an encounter with a fallen tree. The plate has a scrape mark down it but my linkage and etc. is clean.

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    I purchased the plate for the TRc on August 18th 2012. Was it already upgraded?

    I also used to have the previous one for a TB, which rubbed and got an upgraded later, which works good, no rubbing.

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    I stuck a bit of inner tube under the end of the plate to silence the rattling

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    I stuck some padded mounting tape on mine to silence the rattling. The rattling only seemed to occur when the suspension was not compressed, like during a hike-a-bike.

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    Where's the rubbing occuring?

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    finally the alu TR frame is coming

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/57828299?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;c olor=c70c15" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/57828299">RAT ATTACK! Introducing the New Santa Cruz Blur TR</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/santacruzbikes">santa cruz bikes</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

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    The new alu TR would have been a good opportunity to have replaceable dropouts, so you could easily convert to 650b or different axle standards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabrabu View Post
    The new alu TR would have been a good opportunity to have replaceable dropouts, so you could easily convert to 650b or different axle standards.
    So true, wasted opportunity unless....

    Maybe a 650b Blur LT in April?
    67 or less H/A
    12.75" BB
    23" TT for a Medium
    up to 150mm of travel

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    Well looks like I am switching my order.
    Just the 2 pound weight difference doesn't make sense. Usuall it's 1/2 or a pound most difference between carbon and al SC frames
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    I was noticing some rear end flex that would result in brake howl when I cornered with my XCc, and when I moved over to a TRc, it was the same. I moved to a DTSwiss 10mm axle, converted my then AC hubs to take it and the howl went away.

    Now have upgraded wheels with CK hubs which also take a 10mm thru axle. I have converted my road bike to DTSwiss RWS skewers too, much better than qr skewers imo.


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    Great looking ride , what does it weigh in at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crittski View Post
    I was noticing some rear end flex that would result in brake howl when I cornered with my XCc, and when I moved over to a TRc, it was the same. I moved to a DTSwiss 10mm axle, converted my then AC hubs to take it and the howl went away.

    Now have upgraded wheels with CK hubs which also take a 10mm thru axle. I have converted my road bike to DTSwiss RWS skewers too, much better than qr skewers imo.

    Nice looking bike!
    What size is your frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rage-day View Post
    Great looking ride , what does it weigh in at?
    Its 25lbs, but needs tubeless conversion with ikon exo 3c. Apparently the version of ikons i was sent are impossible to do tubeless, but i have run the exo3c without tubes with no issue for ages now on american classic rims.
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    Nice looking bike!
    What size is your frame?
    Frame is a large.

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    My frame showed up. Took less then an hour to rebuild it. Previous weight was over 28.5lbs. So I decided to lose some. To my surprise 23.90. Bam shocked!!! It came with an aluminum upper link. But was told I could keep the one on my first frame. So I weighed the carbon linkage vs the aluminum. The carbon is 15 grams lighter.

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    I generally hate leftys but this looks so rad!!

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    Just joined and got myself a TRC! Will post pics soon!

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    My TRc

    Size L. Im now running haven stem/bars, magura MT, shadow+, renthal 34t chainring, mrp guide and reverb droppost.
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    Great looking TRC , Kardne, what stem length are you running? Is it 650b or 26 inch wheels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rage-day View Post
    Great looking TRC , Kardne, what stem length are you running? Is it 650b or 26 inch wheels?
    70mm with the haven carbon bar. I would love too try the 55mm stem.
    Its 26 inch wheels.
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    Thanks for that, I'd be interested on how that 55mm stem feels, if/when you do it. What fork are running?

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    Getting more and more trc owner..continue posting ur mistress here..

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    Quote Originally Posted by rage-day View Post
    Thanks for that, I'd be interested on how that 55mm stem feels, if/when you do it. What fork are running?
    Fox float 140mm at 130mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kardne View Post
    Fox float 140mm at 130mm.
    Could you do me a favor and measure your stanchions from the seals to where they meet the crown.
    I lowered my 140 to 130 and I measure 14cm of stanchion. Not sure if it measured 15cm before. I want to make sure that I'm actually lowering my A-C.
    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mestapho View Post
    Could you do me a favor and measure your stanchions from the seals to where they meet the crown.
    I lowered my 140 to 130 and I measure 14cm of stanchion. Not sure if it measured 15cm before. I want to make sure that I'm actually lowering my A-C.
    Thanks in advance.
    I have a 32 float 140 on mine and the seal to crown is 15cm. You are lowering your a-to-c.

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    Thanks! Man, that's been bugging me.

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    Hits to the Lower Link

    Even though I've adjusted to the lower BB and suspension I still hit the lower link on the non-drive side once in awhile. I fixed this initial/early damage by sanding lightly and filling in with epoxy resin (purchased from an auto parts store). Finished with some black nail polish. Since then it's held up well to a few other hits...

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    Get the plate from cytoe.


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    I have the skidplate but it's not a perfect solution as I too have a chip missing from the lower link, the skidplate would need to wrap around slightly to protect this area, it does do a great job of protecting the front triangle though.

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    I have this lower link protection from LeoSeven as well as the downtube protection
    Light and effective

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    Zauberer - that looks interesting! Do you have a picture of it on your bike??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve.E View Post
    I have the skidplate but it's not a perfect solution as I too have a chip missing from the lower link, the skidplate would need to wrap around slightly to protect this area, it does do a great job of protecting the front triangle though.
    I'm always looking to improve the design. If I add 1/8" to each side, would it there be any chain clearance issues?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve.E View Post
    Zauberer - that looks interesting! Do you have a picture of it on your bike??
    voilà




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    Quote Originally Posted by zauberer View Post
    I have this lower link protection from LeoSeven as well as the downtube protection
    Light and effective
    That is a pretty cool idea - first time I've heard of this link/frame protection. Also like Shelter Tape and the Plate from Cytoe (but already spent my budget on the TRc for now so I'm sticking to the epoxy fix and maintenance for the near future.)
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