• 01-31-2013
    dustman
    New Santa Cruz Bronson Bike?
    I just opened the newest Dirt Rag Magazine and on the second or third page it has a new Santa Cruz ad. "And now for something completely different" "April 1st 2013." Does anyone know what this is referring to? i have an order in for a TBLTc, but if something new is coming out... Maybe a 650b?
  • 01-31-2013
    Wiigidy Wack
    I just came here looking for answers to the same question! I guess if we knew then all the suspense leading up to April would be lost.
  • 01-31-2013
    Simpledesign
    re: New Santa Cruz Bronson Bike?
    Yeah I just paid for a TBLTa....oh well can't ever truly hope to keep up

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  • 02-01-2013
    Vrock
    April Fools'........ I really don't know what to expect that day.
  • 02-01-2013
    eleven-yo
  • 02-01-2013
    Salespunk
    650b BLT or Nomad would be my guess
  • 02-01-2013
    jabrabu
    The ad says something completely different, so maybe a 'cross bike, or a beach cruiser. :-)

    I wonder if the bike pictured in the ad is the actual bike they are talking about.
  • 02-01-2013
    markymark
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by eleven-yo View Post

    Yeah, it was announced on april 1, and all the fools who ordered it straight away were told it would be out in a few weeks. Mine took 3 1/2 months to arrive, which is unforgivable. This new one is a 650b blur. Probably be out in the shops by July...
  • 02-01-2013
    eleven-yo
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by markymark View Post
    Yeah, it was announced on april 1, and all the fools who ordered it straight away were told it would be out in a few weeks. Mine took 3 1/2 months to arrive, which is unforgivable. This new one is a 650b blur. Probably be out in the shops by July...

    life sounds really hard for you
  • 02-01-2013
    TheNormsk
    New Santa Cruz Bike?
    A 650b blur?

    Subscribed.
  • 02-01-2013
    Crash-VR
    If its a 27.5 Nomadc I'm in.... That is the bike I'm waiting for. Or the Pivot equivalent...
    The race (wait) is on!
  • 02-01-2013
    markymark
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by eleven-yo View Post
    life sounds really hard for you

    it is


    :cool:


    .
  • 02-01-2013
    pachaven
    I'll take one of those also!
  • 02-01-2013
    Fiendbear
    650b carbon trail bike with the new Fox 140mm 650b (3.3lb) fork. Under 25lbs in XTR trim.
  • 02-01-2013
    ColinL
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Fiendbear View Post
    650b carbon trail bike with the new Fox 140mm 650b (3.3lb) fork. Under 25lbs in XTR trim.

    :lol: I liked the part up to XTR.
  • 02-02-2013
    Znarf
    650b doesn't get my attention. For me it's about big wheelers from now on ;-)
    But I am tall and have spindly long legs.

    Nomad 29 - that I'd order in a heartbeat.
  • 02-02-2013
    gfs69
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Znarf View Post
    650b doesn't get my attention. For me it's about big wheelers from now on ;-)
    But I am tall and have spindly long legs.

    Hey, I resemble that remark! Totally agree. I guess I would like to try riding a 650b at some point, but it would have to be quite amazing to get me off of a 29er at this point. I have forced myself to try and never say never though.
  • 02-02-2013
    Crash-VR
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Znarf View Post
    650b doesn't get my attention. For me it's about big wheelers from now on ;-)
    But I am tall and have spindly long legs.

    Nomad 29 - that I'd order in a heartbeat.


    It's called a Tallboy ltc ;)
  • 02-02-2013
    Gripo
    New Santa Cruz Bike?
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by markymark View Post
    Yeah, it was announced on april 1, and all the fools who ordered it straight away were told it would be out in a few weeks. Mine took 3 1/2 months to arrive, which is unforgivable. This new one is a 650b blur. Probably be out in the shops by July...

    Pretty much ALL true....even delivery date...
  • 02-02-2013
    Znarf
    Yeah, the Tallboy LTC is pretty much what I am drooling over. A bit more wouldnt be too much though.

    Enduro 29 stuff, for the to be announced Rock Shox 160mm 29er fork!

    Greetings Znarf
  • 02-02-2013
    sooner518
    gotta be 650b carbon Blur.
  • 02-02-2013
    Surfas
    1 Attachment(s)
    I already had Nomad C, BLTc and Tallboy LTC to test (I ride a BLT alu) and I don't think that Santa Cruz need a 650 bike, the Tallboy and LT are fantastic bikes that almost ride in tech narrow trails like the 26" wheels, so for what a 650, it's only markting.

    But let see what are coming, the ad

    Attachment 767450
  • 02-02-2013
    vikb
    I'd guess 650B 5"or 6" travel bike. I'm keen on a 650B Nomad so I'd love to see that.
  • 02-02-2013
    rox
    Im hoping for something built around the 160 34 fork. I think thats really the sweet spot for this wheel size. something like the intense carbine 275. I wonder if it will be badged as a blur or nomad though

    you cant really have a nomad type 29er as the wheelbase would be huge making the bike too slow. 130-140mm seems about the upper limit.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Fiendbear View Post
    650b carbon trail bike with the new Fox 140mm 650b (3.3lb) fork. Under 25lbs in XTR trim.

  • 02-02-2013
    expatrider
    "something completely different"? Then it will probably be a bike with 26" wheels . . . Nobody is making them any more are they?
  • 02-02-2013
    iheartbicycles
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by expatrider View Post
    "something completely different"? Then it will probably be a bike with 26" wheels . . . Nobody is making them any more are they?

    I know of two new SC's coming out, and I wouldn't consider either one "completely different."
  • 02-02-2013
    Znarf
    Is one of them a 29er?

    Id love to know!
  • 02-02-2013
    iheartbicycles
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Znarf View Post
    Is one of them a 29er?

    Id love to know!

    nope
  • 02-02-2013
    Surfas
    650??????
  • 02-02-2013
    vikb
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by expatrider View Post
    "something completely different"? Then it will probably be a bike with 26" wheels . . . Nobody is making them any more are they?

    If the ad said "Something unexpected!" I'd be with you on the 26er. I'd be surprised if bike companies bother making 26ers, 650B and 29er. Something has to give and it's probably going to be the 26er.
  • 02-02-2013
    TheNormsk
    New Santa Cruz Bike?
    I really wanted a 650b enduro bike but they just weren't ready in time so I got the Tallboy LTc. I don't regret my decision as the LTc is an awesome bike. Still I would love to try out a 160mm travel 650b Santa Cruz.

    :)
  • 02-02-2013
    cattivik
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by iheartbicycles View Post
    I know of two new SC's coming out, and I wouldn't consider either one "completely different."

    Tell us more, please :-)
  • 02-02-2013
    Simpledesign
    re: New Santa Cruz Bronson Bike?
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by cattivik View Post
    Tell us more, please :-)

    Indeed

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  • 02-02-2013
    ATXZJ
    Blur XC 650

    *fingers crossed*
  • 02-02-2013
    rox
    xc is for 29ers
  • 02-02-2013
    oakhills
    Iheartbikes is refering to the new 36er wheel size. Perfect for pump tracks!

    650b size is more likely, or a 180 nomad.
  • 02-02-2013
    ATXZJ
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rox View Post
    xc is for 29ers

    Consensus seems to be 50/50 on that. Blur XC geo/weight made for 650 wheels would bring teh sexy.
  • 02-02-2013
    bog
    Aluminum V10?

    Although completely different from SC could be 650b or even a fatbike.
  • 02-02-2013
    Fiendbear
    The market has been screaming for a real 650b bike from Santa Cruz. So many folks are modifying their Blur TRc's and XCc's with 650b wheels and loving the result. Look at the advertisement again. Doesn't look like DH or AM terrain to me.

    SC has reached its limits with 29ers, and the 26er line up covers the gamut from racing to DH. This is a 650b bike for sure, perhaps with two distinct offerings - one with the lightweight F140 to satisfy the TRc modifying crowd, and a burlier bike based on the heavier F160 to compete with the existing 650b bikes such as the Carbine.

    Either way, SC doesn't churn out any turds. Expect these babies to just kill...
  • 02-02-2013
    MVRIDER
    It'll be a bike with a new suspension design known as APP. The frame will be available in either 150 or 160mm travel.
  • 02-02-2013
    cattivik
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mvrider View Post
    it'll be a bike with a new suspension design known as app. The frame will be available in either 150 or 160mm travel.

    rotfl
  • 02-03-2013
    dirtbiker
    My guess is a 650 as well. IMHO they have all but perfected the 29er so no need to go that route, their 26 line up is spot on in almost all riding situations that are present so it has to be a 650.
  • 02-03-2013
    Bigrocks
    Heckler 650B..the bike only bike I'd want without 26 in. wheels
  • 02-03-2013
    hillharman
    I'd like to see a Blur LTc with revised geometry and 27.5 wheels.
  • 02-03-2013
    eclipse24
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by expatrider View Post
    "something completely different"? Then it will probably be a bike with 26" wheels . . . Nobody is making them any more are they?

    *LOL* To funny!!
  • 02-03-2013
    wncunderground
    Tallboy Trail
    68 deg ha
    iscg 05 mounts
    stealth dropper routing
    shorten the stays and go single ring only
    bump up travel slightly
  • 02-03-2013
    Znarf
    Know what,
    I'd buy that Tallboy TRc in a heartbeat!!!
  • 02-03-2013
    Simpledesign
    re: New Santa Cruz Bronson Bike?
    I'm thinking roadbike or hybrid...that's something different for them

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  • 02-03-2013
    coiler-d
    Carbon Fiber 650b Coaster Brake Klunker
  • 02-03-2013
    Gripo
    New Santa Cruz Bike?
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by wncunderground View Post
    Tallboy Trail
    68 deg ha
    iscg 05 mounts
    stealth dropper routing
    shorten the stays and go single ring only
    bump up travel slightly

    You could have that now, other than the stealth dropper routing, CS length isn'7 a prob.....

    You just need to "short shock" the TBLT....like we did to the Blur LT to get a 4X/TR type bike a few years ago...

    C'mon someone do it for me...