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    Blur XC Carbon Setup Thread

    Might as well start a setup thread. I'd like to see them all collected. Here's mine. Thanks Gripo for the idea. I'll take some more pictures this weekend.

    Cheers.

    Specifications:
    Frame: Santa Cruz Blur XC Carbon, medium
    Rear Shock: Monarch 3.3; 6.5" x 1.5" (165x38mm)
    Fork: Magura Durin Marathon MD 120M (80-120mm)
    Saddle: WTB Laser V SLT
    Seatpost: Easton EC90-0 deg.
    Seatpost Clamp: Hope QR
    Handlebar: Easton MonkeyLite XC, low rise, 685mm
    Stem: FSA OS-115, 90mm
    Grips: Ergon GE1
    Headset: Cane Creek 110 Headset, black
    Brakes: Avid Elixer CR, 185mm front/rear rotors
    Shift Levers: SRAM X.0, trigger
    Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR FD-M971
    Rear Derailleur: SRAM X.0, long cage
    Crankset: Shimano XTR Hollowtech II Crankset FC-M970, 175mm
    Chain: SRAM PC-991
    Pedals: Crank Brothers Acid 3 Pedal
    Cassette: Shimano XTR Cassette CS-M970, 11-34t
    Wheels: DT Swiss 240S hubs, Stan’s Arch rims, Sapin CX-Ray spokes
    Tires: Schwalbe Nobby Nic UST 2.25" EVO, converted to tubeless (Stan’s)
    Skewers: Rear - DT Swiss RWS Thru Bolt, 10x135; Front - DT Swiss RWS Thru Bolt, 9x100
    Weight: 25.06 lbs.
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    Black/Silver Medium

    Here's my med Black/Silver weighing a "ReadyToRide" no BS weight (that means bike computer/bottle cage/chainstay protectors/lower pivot mud flap/frame tape protection = 170g) of 24.7lbs or 24.3Lbs without all that stuff!

    Some weight will be lost down the track, looking for some sub 500g true 2.1" tyres and maybe hope mono pro's, slightly lighter stem.

    Spec
    Weight: 24.7lbs (24.3Lbs w/out) (with computer/bottle cage/chainstay protectors/lower pivot mud flap/frame tape protection)
    Frame: Medium w/RP23 shock
    Fork: 09 Fox F120RLC
    Headset: Chris King
    Stem: Thomson
    Bars: FSA Carbon w/ Carbon end caps
    Grips: ESI foam
    Cranks: XT 22/32/44t
    Cassette: XTR 11-34t
    Pedals: Currently heavily modded Wellgo MG-1 Ti's at 260g per pair
    Derailuers: R- XT Shadow F-XTR
    Shifters: XTR with full length cables.
    Seatpost: Thomson Masterpiece
    Seat: Charge Knife
    Seatpost Clamp: Carbon No Name
    Bottle Cage: Carbon No Name
    Brakes: Hope Mono Mini's w/6" floating rotors
    Wheelset: Hope SP3 Hubs & DT Swiss 4.2 Rims
    Skewers: Carbon/Ti No Name
    Tyres: 2.1" Maxxis Exception series - ADvantage Front & Ranchero Rear.
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    Gripo: Cool! Mine's a bit 'stout' compared to yours. Of course, there's also the anorexic Speedgoat version: http://www.speedgoat.com/blog.asp

    If I'd lose 20 lbs., I good buy really light wheels. Oh well.

    Cheers.

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    Blur XC Carbon[B] Photo [/B]Thread

    Mite be a good idea to change the thread title to "Blur XC Carbon Photo Thread"

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    Here's my spec list.
    L Frame
    Rockshox Sid Team fork
    F. Der XTR
    R Der XTR
    Headset Chris King
    Cranks Fsa K Force
    Wheels Stans Ztr Race rear,w/ deore hub(temporary)
    Seatpost USE Cyclops aluminum
    Saddle Ax Lightness Endurance
    Pedals candy 4Ti
    Tires furious Fred 2.25 R, Racing Ralph F 2.25 F
    Will post photos of bike and weight as soon as I can.

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    Here's mine:

    Frame Size: Large
    Fork: SID Team
    Cranks: Shimano XT
    Brakes: Juicy Carbon
    Hoops: Crossmax ST
    Tires: Specialized Captain 2bliss
    Derailleurs: XT rear, LX Front
    Shifters: Shimano LX
    Cassette: Shimano XT
    Pedals: Shimano SPD
    Stem/Post: Thomson
    Bar: Race Face Next Carbon
    Saddle: Flite Carbonio

    Weight: 24.5 lbs.


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    Here's my recent build. Has heavy tires and pedals. I'm sure I could get it in the 23lb range no problem.

    Specifications:
    Frame: Santa Cruz Blur XC Carbon, Large
    Rear Shock: Monarch 3.3; 6.5" x 1.5" (165x38mm)
    Fork: Fox F100 RLC 2007
    Saddle: Specialized Phenom SL plus Gumby
    Seatpost: Thomson Elite 410mm
    Seatpost Clamp: Hope QR
    Handlebar: Easton MonkeyLite SL
    Stem: Race Face Deus XC
    Grips: LizardSkins Logo
    Headset: Chris King
    Brakes: Avid Elixer CR, 160mm front/rear rotors
    Shift Levers: Simano XTR SL-M970
    Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR FD-M971
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR RD-M972 Shadow
    Crankset: Shimano XT Hollowtech II Crankset FC-M770, 175mm (Soon to be XTR, 180mm)
    Bottom Bracket: Chris King
    Chain: Shimano XTR CN-7701
    Pedals: Time Aliums (Heavy)
    Cassette: Shimano XTR Cassette CS-M970, 11-32t
    Wheels: Roval Controle XC Race with Roval Ti Skewers
    Tires: Kenda Bluegroove Tubless 2.1 Front; Specialized Captain Control 2bliss Rear. Stans Tire Sealant
    Weight: 24.4 lbs.




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    Washington, Australia and California. The bike gets around! No 'Carbon/Orange'?

    Cheers.
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    Hi, my frame hasnt come yet , but it will have the following:

    Frame: 2009 Santa Cruz Carbon Blur- Grey- Medium
    Fork: 2007-08 RockShox Sid WC
    Shock: RS Monarch 3.3 (probably change to RP23)
    Cranks: Bontrager Race X Lite- 2x9
    Sprockets: Shimano XT 26-36 (probably gonna change to Specialites TA)
    Bottom Bracket: Shimano XTR
    Front Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace w/ speen adapter
    Rear Derailleur: Sram XO
    Shifters: Sram XO twisters
    Cassette: Shimano XTR
    Chain: KMC X9 SL Gold
    Housing: Alligator I-link
    Brakes: Formula Oro Puro
    Rotors: Alligator Serrated
    Wheelset: I havnt decided yet, but probably stans7000/AMC hubs (currently 1708g wheels)
    Tires: Racing Ralph 2.1-F, Rocket Ron 2.1 R or Furious Fred 2.0 R
    Seatpost: Thomson Masterpeice 30.9 (soon to hav Ti Bolts)
    Saddle: WTB Shadow V SLT, (might change to new Rotor Saddle or SLR carbon)
    Stem: Rotor SL 90mm
    Handlebar: Easton MonkeyLite SL
    Headset: Chris King
    Grips: ESI Chunky
    Pedals: Speedplay Frog
    Weight: I hope it weighs 22lbs or less with stans 7000/ AMC hubs (1210g) but w will see
    My bikes:
    2009 Santa Cruz Blur XC Carbon, 1x9 "trail monster"
    1996 Bontrager Privateer Comp, 1x9, Hydro V's

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    Frame: 2009 Santa Cruz Carbon Blur Orange Large
    Fork: 2007 Fox 100 RL
    Shock: RS Monarch 3.3 (had a RP23 on my BLT2, very happy thus far with the RS - don't be afraid to run more sag than you think a race bike should have, I changed the sag from around 20% to almost 30% and the bike came alive)
    Crankset: Shimano XTR
    Bottom Bracket: Shimano XTR
    Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR
    Rear Derailleur: Sram XO
    Shifters: Sram XO twisters
    Cassette: Shimano XTR
    Chain: Sram PG991
    Housing: Goodridge brakelines
    Brakes: Formula Oro K18
    Rotors: Oro 160mm
    Wheelset: Stans ZTR Olympic with Tune hubs
    Tires: Racing Ralph 2.1 UST front and rear
    Seatpost: Thomson Elite
    Saddle: Specialized Phenom
    Stem: Ritchey WCS 90mm
    Handlebar: Easton MonkeyLite XC
    Headset: Chris King
    Grips: Oury Lock-ons
    Pedals: Eggbeater SL
    Weight: 23.5 lbs with Stans sealant in both tires (they are heavy but we ride lots of rocky trails and I trust full UST), bottle cage and pedals

    I am really happy with this bike, the geometry is spot on for me. The only small issue is that the driveside chainstay has been taking a bit of a beating, both on the silver plate and the carbon stay. I put on a slapsock today and think that discretion may be the better part of valor for those that were thinking of going only with the integrated protector.

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    Washington, Australia, California, and now: South Africa!

    Dukeblue: Any pictures? I just ordered a chainstay protector. Did one come with yours?

    Cheers.

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    No, I picked up a SC one at the bike shop during the week, you have to slide it all the way forward to cover the area that gets dinged up.

    I will take some pics toward the weekend and upload them. Very excited as she is doing her second race this weekend, I will get to see how the suspension setup goes over 80kms.

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    cover the chainstay/lower RH seatstay

    Quote Originally Posted by dukeblue
    The only small issue is that the driveside chainstay has been taking a bit of a beating, both on the silver plate and the carbon stay.
    The above always bemuses me.

    I learnt my lesson many moons ago with my first decent bike to always protect the chainstay/rh seatstay from chain damage. On a VPP bike you have to go even further and cover the lower/rear driveside pivot bolt as the chain on the bottom side passes and slaps this area too. What you have in your drive train is not that different to a CHAINSAW!

    Have a look at my photos and you'll see where the extra 1/5th of a pound resides on my bike weight.

    I would love (not really) to see pics of a carbon xc that has done 60 miles with no chainstay protection........an image that would surely be sickening to the owner of a $2K+ frame....

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    Gripo,

    I hear ya - my previous race bike was a Truth and I ran a pretty short chain on a med cage (maxed out on a 44 blade and 4th largest at the back), but when I put on the new chain I didn't do the same off the bat and the chain slap did have a chain saw effect. Anyways, learnt my lesson and maybe some can learn from me.

    I am really impressed with how balanced the bike is. Just came back from a ride and there is none of the skittishness on flat corners that I was used to. Maybe the longer top tube and slacker head angle all add up to it, but man I am smiling. The best way I can compare the difference is between a surfboard where you first had to gently set the edge and then carve, vs one where you can just press into the bottom turn as hard as you can and know that the rail will bite.

    BTW, what do you use to protect the bottom driveside pivot from chain damage?

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    protecting chainstays & pivots

    dukeblue

    Here's photos of my BLT2's chainstay protection along with a "pivot mudflap" which I repeated on my carbon XC

    Lower chainstay pivot.
    Under the protector is a wrapping of a cut up tube zip tied to the stay. If you look closely you can see some clear 3M tape from the auto parts store that's used to protect car headlights and panels from stone chips.


    Chainstays


    Pivot mudflap
    Just cut some tube at a length that suits and zip tie it to the lower seat tube.

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    My Medium finally arrived and is going to the shop to be assembled this weekend! Here's the build:

    Frame: Medium XCC Carbon/Orange
    Shock: RS Monarch 3.3
    Fork: Fox F100RLC
    Wheelset: King ISO/DT 4.2d/DT Revolution spokes
    Crankset: XT Hollowtech
    Bottom Bracket: King
    Cassette: XT 11/34
    Rear D: XTR
    Front D: XTR
    Chain: XTR/Dura Ace
    Cables: Avid/XTR
    Shifters: XTR Rapidfire
    Brakes/Levers/Rotors: Avid Juicy Carbon 160mm
    Post: Thomson Elite
    Saddle: WTB Rocket V Team
    Stem: Thomson X4
    Bar: Easton Monkeylite XC

    Haven't picked out the grips or tires yet--probably going with Kenda Small Block 8. I would imagine this should be somewhere around 23-24lbs since I'm running tubes and the XT bits on the drivetrain. Will post first ride pics ASAP.

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    ...btw I'm taking Gripo's advice and wrappin' that chainstay/seatstay area up with a couple of stay protectors. I usually run a pretty short chain anyways but I'm taking no chances!

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    SC Carbon Blur

    Hi Guys,

    Just picked mine up - will post pics soon. Man I love this bike - came off a Yeti 575 and the difference in efficiency is amazing. I loved my Yeti but the SC is so much better!

    10.5kg

    Frame: large Carbon/Silver
    Shock: Fox Rp23
    Fork: Fox F100RL
    Headset: King
    Wheelset: Mavic SLR
    Tyres: Maxxis Advantage 2.1 UST (F), Maxxis Ranchero 2.0 UST(R)
    Crankset: XTR
    Bottom Bracket: XTR
    Cassette: XTR
    Rear D: XTR
    Front D: XTR
    Chain: XTR/Dura Ace
    Cables: XTR
    Shifters: XTR Dual Control
    Brakes: XTR Dual Control
    Rotors: Hope Mono Mini 160mm
    Post: Thomson Masterpiece
    Saddle: Selle Italia SLR Ti (135g)
    Stem: Thomson X4
    Bar: Easton Monkeylite SL
    Grips: Esi Racers Edge
    Pedals: Egg Beater Ti
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    Any thoughts on the Monarch 3.3 rear shock vs. Fox RP 23 on the Blur XC carbon? I see some of the bikes running Fox and wonder if the shock requires special valving for the new Blur shock leverage rates?

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    Quote Originally Posted by buggymancan
    Any thoughts on the Monarch 3.3 rear shock vs. Fox RP 23 on the Blur XC carbon? I see some of the bikes running Fox and wonder if the shock requires special valving for the new Blur shock leverage rates?
    Sorry no experience with the Monarch - I am sure its fine - I am just a Fox man. The RP23 works a treat - no need to use pro-pedal on the VPP, just set and forget.

    I think the DT Swiss Carbon shock would be the ducks nuts though . but just too expensive.

    Cheers,

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    In another thread (Blur XC Carbon rear shock - swap it out immediately?), I got the impression that the Monarch was tuned for the XCc. I like it so far. Still tuning the suspension. Here's a post from that thread:

    "MtotheF: at the risk of opening a very big can of worms, the monarch on the blur XC is as close to specifically tuned as can be expected from any manufacturer. each of the major suspension manufacturers has a variety of damping characteristics that they offer with each of their shocks, as well as (in the case of the monarch) a degree of air canister volume tunability. to that end, RS and SCB worked together to end up with a shock tune that worked very well for that specific bike. it's also a bonus that the monarch is a very light, easily serviced shock.
    yes, you can use other shocks. there are several to choose from. however, the monarch isn't exactly there by accident, and dismissing it right off the bat without even having ridden it might be premature."




    Cheers.

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    I was given the option by the local distributor and knowing how Fox shocks behaved that's the choice I took.

    The Fox on my XC is a Low Comp/Low Rebound version of a standard sized can. With my 75Kg I'm running 150psi and have it in the #2 position and have found that I ride it unlocked most of the time as I like to use suspension to work for me.

    I've had a few rock/pedal strikes and to me this is normal as it's something I experience often with my LT2 and in previous years with a 4X trailbike. Just have to plan your riding through rocky areas.

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    [ATTACH]P5260016[1].JPG[/ATTACH][QUOTE=Andyoz]Hi Guys,

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    Gorgeous bike! (The dual control makes my soul hurt though....)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huck Banzai
    Gorgeous bike! (The dual control makes my soul hurt though....)
    Cheers, yeah I really love this bike.

    Re the dual control...really? man I love them - won't go back to thumbs now.

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