• 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.
  • 02-02-2013
    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
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    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

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  • 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?