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    Beautiful is it cf

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    wow! more than beautiful

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    Quote Originally Posted by gexas View Post
    Beautiful is it cf
    no, it's AL (2011 frame, no tapered headset)

    here are some more pics
    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/k8g14pxo2og8cqt/bvV5oNEnnh

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    Lets see those LT2s-imageuploadedbytapatalk1344938535.498271.jpg

    My old BLT2. Had to let her go for my TALLBOY.

    Still a beautiful beast of a bike!

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    nice bike. white color goes well with the frame

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    Going to work



    and some from my vacations

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/47575051" width="790" height="450" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/47575051">Nora trail</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user1579498">Surfas</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

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    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/51509764" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe>

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    My LT2.II Works blue powder coat with raw triangle and 1st gen decal kit/blur, Answer DH/50 stem with carbon 780 bar

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    just completed a used blt frameLets see those LT2s-uploadfromtaptalk1352069348500.jpgLets see those LT2s-uploadfromtaptalk1352069365779.jpgLets see those LT2s-uploadfromtaptalk1352069395047.jpgLets see those LT2s-uploadfromtaptalk1352069421670.jpgLets see those LT2s-uploadfromtaptalk1352069453820.jpg

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    #LT2allday #Vividair
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    <a href="http://s630.beta.photobucket.com/user/ibanezplayer470/library/" target="_blank"><img src="http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu24/ibanezplayer470/CB3810F5-810C-457B-A058-16BEBF08A644-56215-00003EE07A04E8E3.jpg" border="0"/></a>

    Had shoulder surgery a couple days before I got this shock, so I havent had a chance to ride this setup yet. With that said, here are a few riding photos on my old 32 talas/rp23 setup:

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    Any of you LTII riders consider running the NEW XX1 transmission by SRAM?

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    No desire, as my 2x10 XT drive train is working perfectly and gives me more range.

    But even if I did want it, it's terribly expensive:

    RD - $305
    Cassette - $400
    Crank (if you get it) - $285
    Chain - $58
    Chainguide & Bash - $100 - $150

    I'd rather spend my money on another complete bike, or some carbon Enve wheels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OLDSKOOLWAGON View Post
    Any of you LTII riders consider running the NEW XX1 transmission by SRAM?
    I'm still having trouble giving up mt 3x setup!

    I don't see a 1x11 working well for me . . . . 2x10, probably would be okay. But not a 1x
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    This is how my beauty looked two months before was sold.

    Works Components -1deg headset and wider handlebars made huge difference but still was not enough mountain bike for me. Bike was still nervous on steep ascents (front wheel) and descents to my taste. Eventually decided to go NOMAD way.

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    sweet bike. beautiful pic. to.

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    very nice vid/edit Surfas, thanks for sharing!

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    here is my lt2 - it's now over 5 months i ride it and this bike is more than cream..
    It is really easy to drive and brings confidence. Notubes wheels with ZTR Arch are also awesome, very light because of the combo tubeless with tubetype tyres.





    And i love also my cockpit with a raceface blue anodised handlebar in 720mn, SRAM X9 shifters and shimano XT brakes


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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoHeadsBrewing View Post
    No desire, as my 2x10 XT drive train is working perfectly and gives me more range.

    But even if I did want it, it's terribly expensive:

    RD - $305
    Cassette - $400
    Crank (if you get it) - $285
    Chain - $58
    Chainguide & Bash - $100 - $150

    I'd rather spend my money on another complete bike, or some carbon Enve wheels.
    I hear ya, sounds like too many pricey ingredients in order to make it happen. I could eliminate the cranks and bash, but in addition would still need a new free hub from Hadley.

    Quote Originally Posted by OO7 View Post
    I'm still having trouble giving up mt 3x setup!

    I don't see a 1x11 working well for me . . . . 2x10, probably would be okay. But not a 1x
    ... at this point I may consider a 1 x 10, at the least would be able to take advantage of that 36 cog; extra gear to climb with!

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    Hi to all,

    This is my Blur LT 2012 from Spain




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    nice

    nice iron ! what size fork 150 ? also tapered tube ?

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    Thanks, The fork is a 2011 Talas 120-150, 1 1/8, no tapered

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    New upgrades still coming.....

    ok had the bike for a year and a half and it is awesome. Here is round three I guess of upgrades. somethings were wearing out and somethings i found a decent deal on and decided to go for it.
    1. new Sette AMP seat...old one was a little heavy and wearing out
    2. new Hayes stroker brakes...much better than the old mechanicals that would freeze up in some of the winter races i've been in. Can you say one finger braking that will throw you over the handle bars.
    3. New Ritchey pro handle bar. about 1.5 inches wider than handle bar i took off the GT. the wider bar makes going into turns and coming out a lot easier because of the leverage. much nicer setup and i should have ditched the old bar a long time ago
    4. ODI grips....great grip and i always feel in control. i had some grips that were the ergo kind that were built for comfort but it was hard to brake and keep a solid grip on the handle bar when hitting bumping stuff or going into and out of turns.
    5. dumped the old 3x9 and went with a MRP 1x chainguide and 1x 9 setup. looks a lot cleaner and i can do everything i need with the 1x9 setup.
    6. switched out the 2.35 kendas up front and now run 2.10. feels a little thin but when i run at 34 psi i think the tire actually flattens out to a 2.20 so a drop in traction hasn't been noted at all. bike feels a little lighter up front to.

    After all these changes the bike lost 2 lbs and comes in at 26.5 according to the scale at my lbs.





    Edit-i've done a few upgrades in the year i've had the bike.

    wheels- chunked the old crossride wheel and stock gt wheel on the front for some new crossmax ST's. They are awesome!!! through on some 2.35 kendas up front and a 2.1 on the back. has some serious traction but with ust tires they are a little on the heavy side. in fact after i went tubeless and with these new wheels i actually had the bike still weighing in at 30lbs which is the same as before.

    needle bearings on the rear shock-seem to help a lot in making the compression of shock smoother. Had to let some air out of the shock because of reduced friction

    new picture. a little dirty because it just wrapped up a 20 miler on a beautiful north ga day.






    [QUOTE=gexas;8872463]Just finished my '09 BLT2. I made the move from a GT avalanche ht to the blur. This is pretty much my last bike at least that is what I told the wife to justify spending every dime of Christmas money, birthday, change from the laundry,etc. that I had scrimped over the last year. I was trying to do this build on a shoe string budget but found very quickly that was difficult to do when the GT had different seat tube sizes, different crank sizes and different front derailleur tube sizes. These things caught me by surprise as I started pulling things off the GT and putting them onto the Blur. I also realized that my Reba shock( i love this thing) was not enough travel to even come close to what the blur needed to fully maximize the bike's potential. Even pulling the spacers out of the reba to give it potentially 120 mm of travel wouldn't have been enough. Lots of lessons learned and the number one lesson was that there are a lot of great people on this site ready to help. thanks everyone. In case anyone is interested I'll put the cost of items down just for reference in the event anyone else ventures down my path.

    Frame = 2009 BLT2 large-aluminum(850 w/out shipping- bought on that auction site had a crank brothers headset already in it. i had to buy a crown race for it from crank brothers - 9 bucks)
    Fork = 2011 Revelation RLT with 150 mm of travel (350 w/out shipping)
    Front derailleur = shimano SL (50 bucks. Had to buy this as the tube was bigger on the blur than what my GT was)
    Rear derailleur = SRAM X9 (brought over from GT)
    Shifters= Sram X9 (brought over from the GT)
    Crank set = Deore and Shimano BB(120 bucks. I had to get a new BB as the GT would not fit. REI had a deal where you could get both the BB, cranks and new front cassette all together for 120)
    Brakes = BB7 (brought over from the GT)
    Seatpost= Forte (20 bucks. Had to buy this brand new as the one on the GT was a smaller tube)
    Rear shock = Fox RP23 (came with frame)
    Shifter and brake cables= 30 bucks(had to buy all new stuff since the runs were longer on this bike than what was on the GT. Also with the extra travel in the front fork i also had to get a new front brake cable)
    Labor=20 bucks(the only thing i had someone do is to install and adjust the front and rear derailleur since I didn't want to spend a sat. dialing all this in myself..best 20 bucks I ever spent)
    Chain = 20 bucks (had to get a new one since i had a new front cassette and it was well worn)
    i just got back from a ride so she's a little dirty. i put some blue painters tape on the rear triangle to offer a little protection from chain slap until I can find the that came with the frame.

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    I just picked up a new 2012 Blur LT2 from Santa Cruz's sale, and I'm starting to look at parts for my build. Is there a budget headset option I can go with? Cane Creek 10 or 40?

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    I'd recommend the Cane Creek 40:

    Universal Cycles -- Cane Creek 40 ZS44/EC49 Tapered Headset - Fits 1 1/8" Forks

    You can also buy separate uppers and lowers depending on what fork you want to run. The lowers are actually exactly the same on both sizes, but the bearing is different.

    Upper: Universal Cycles -- Cane Creek 40-Series ZS44 Upper Assembly

    Lower for 1 1/8": Universal Cycles -- Cane Creek 40 EC49 1 1/8" Lower Assembly

    Lower for 1.5": Universal Cycles -- Cane Creek 40 EC49 1.5" Lower Assembly
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    I want to run a fork with a tapered steerer... it doesn't look like any of the headsets (or lowers) will work with that, will they?

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    you buy the 1.5 lower and the 1 1/8 upper

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    OK, thanks guys. I guess I can use the Cane Creek 10 version of those parts too?

    I'm set on all the other parts, but damn, the headset and BB always get me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trek7000rider View Post
    <a href="http://s630.beta.photobucket.com/user/ibanezplayer470/library/" target="_blank"><img src="http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu24/ibanezplayer470/CB3810F5-810C-457B-A058-16BEBF08A644-56215-00003EE07A04E8E3.jpg" border="0"/></a>
    7000rider, is that the triple ring XTR crank set? I want to run that setup; single ring XTR cranks with XTR shadow plus der. and cassette...

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    With mud



    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/55592816?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;b adge=0&amp;color=ffffff" width="610" height="340" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/55592816">Loamy Ride</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user1579498">Surfas</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

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    Nice vid

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    I just purchased an AL BLT2.2 from the SC sale. Is anyone running this frame with a Fox 36?

    If I'm doing the math correctly, a 36 Float has a 545 axle to crown length. If I were to space it down to 140mm, that should give me an atc of 525mm. SC lists the frame geo spec'd to a atc of 529mm which is pretty darn close. Anyone else running this setup?

    If so, can you post pictures?

    Thank you!

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    Just keep it as 160mm, works well. I did lower it first to 140 mm, but then noticed that it is waste of good travel Also you gain with slacker head angle and higher BB. If I would have newer frame, I would put 150 mm 36 float and 1,5 deg headset which would be optimal.

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    I am

    I have had mine @ 160 150 and 140. 150 was best by far. My pics are in this thread somewhere.

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    Ok, good to know, will lower it also to 150 when next maintenance. Probably handling is better with lower BB. Fox 34 / 160mm would be also good choice for LT2 since its A-C is 7(?)mm lower than 36s at 160mm.

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    2012 LTc, Float 36 RLC set at 150 mm, E-13 XCX ST en route.



    Will likely throw in an offset bushing for giggles.

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    got my blur V5 out on the trail over the weekend; fun chasing a Giant Glory down the new line..
    JP with Bh0 1 - YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by OLDSKOOLWAGON View Post
    got my blur V5 out on the trail over the weekend; fun chasing a Giant Glory down the new line..
    JP with Bh0 1 - YouTube
    Awesome riding. Can we get the specs on the Blur?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoWal_MTBer View Post
    Awesome riding. Can we get the specs on the Blur?
    Pretty standard; but for 2013, I had my old transmission replaced with full JDM spec type-R components along with some new stopping power via Codes.






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    Great video! That is a killer trail...and the bike isn't bad either. What are your thoughts on the Blur so far?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoHeadsBrewing View Post
    Great video! That is a killer trail...and the bike isn't bad either. What are your thoughts on the Blur so far?
    Thanks Brewing, I am biased towards SC frames especially the Blur. I purchased the bike used in the Spring of 2010. Since then, it has gone through many changes. In it's current setup, it is by far the most dialed it's ever been; IMO, the best AM/FR/XC bike out there. I DH the sheeeeit out of mine too!

    cheers

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    my LTc enjoying 70 degree temps yesterday in central TX. My new (couple months old) Flow wheelset laced to CKs are freakin stout


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    Been meaning to post this for a while. Here is my wife’s AM/do-it-all ripper.
    We bought the frame from SC’s closeout sale and built the bike up on Christmas Eve. She has already tracked almost 100 miles on it. She absolutely loves it. Her previous bike was a GT I drive 4. This bike has given her so much more confidence on the downs and even helps her go faster on the ups. During our Moab trip last fall, she was able to rent a Blur LT for two days. From that point she knew it was going to have to be her next bike.

    Lets see those LT2s-img_1499.jpg

    Pretty much a budget build. We were able to get everything on sale. We were able to save money by using an old fork I had in the parts bin. Its temporary. She wants to use this bike as an “all-rounder.” We’re still deciding what fork to put on it. Since she is doing so well with the 160, she’s thinking about just wanting to keep it at that length. She prefers the comfort on the downs over the pedal-ability on the ups. All-in-all the bike weighs in at 31 lbs. (were hoping to get it in the 29 lbs. range once we upgrade the fork)

    Lets see those LT2s-img_1526.jpg

    Frame: Blur LT 2.2 Small
    Rear shock: Evolution CTD
    Fork: Marzocchi All Mountain 4 160mm (temporary)
    Headset: Cane Creek 10 Series
    Handlebar: Truvativ Stylo T30 700mm
    Stem: Truvativ Hussefelt 40mm
    Grips: ODI Ruffian
    Brakes: Shimano XT
    Rotors: Hayes 180 front, 160 rear
    Shifters: Sram X9
    Front Der: Sram X9
    Rear Der: Sram X9 med cage 9 speed
    Cranks: Sram X7
    Bottom Bracket: Sram GPX
    Cassette: Sram 970 11-34
    Chain: Sram 971
    Bash Guard: Truvativ Rock guard
    Chain Tensioner: Blackspire Stinger
    Wheelset: Sun Ringle Black Flag Comp 20mm TA front 10mm QR rear
    Tires: Continental Mountain King 2.4
    Saddle: WTB Speed She Pro
    Seatpost: Truvativ Stylo

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    Wrapping up my first build. Working on mounting XT rear caliper and the washers on the Shimano SM-MA90 are preventing the bolts from passing through the counterbores on the rear brake mount tabs. Before I dremel the washers off, any experience with this issue? Did my LBS recommend the wrong adapter?

    Here's a preview of the build...

    Lets see those LT2s-photo.jpg

    UPDATE: Picked up some socket head cap screws from the depot with proper head diameter. Worked well.
    Last edited by Sneak-E-Pete; 02-25-2013 at 08:12 PM.

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    I've seen a few Blur's here with Arch's, can they handle the punishment the Blur can take? My Blur comes this week!

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    Yes, they can.

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    Another LT2 from the parking lot sale

    Lets see those LT2s-20130317-blurlt-0003.jpg

    Lets see those LT2s-20130317-blurlt-0002.jpg

    Lets see those LT2s-20130317-blurlt-0001.jpg

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    Very nice! How do you like the wheels? I came very close to buying a built Flow EX wheelset.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoHeadsBrewing View Post
    Very nice! How do you like the wheels? I came very close to buying a built Flow EX wheelset.
    Just finished building up the bike, it hasn't seen any dirt yet. But according to the guy in the shop where I had the wheels built, the Arch EX can take a fair amount of abuse. We'll find out soon

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    Good to hear on the Arch EX's. The next question would be how they would handle a 2.5 Minion or 2.4 Rubber Queen/X-King, being a bit narrower than the Flow EX.

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