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    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?

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    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.

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    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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    April Fools'........ I really don't know what to expect that day.

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    here we go again

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    650b BLT or Nomad would be my guess

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    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.

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    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...

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    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...
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    New Santa Cruz Bike?

    A 650b blur?

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    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!

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





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    I'll take one of those also!
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    650b carbon trail bike with the new Fox 140mm 650b (3.3lb) fork. Under 25lbs in XTR trim.

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    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.
    I liked the part up to XTR.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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

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    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...

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    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!

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    gotta be 650b carbon Blur.

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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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    I'd guess 650B 5"or 6" travel bike. I'm keen on a 650B Nomad so I'd love to see that.
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    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.

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

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    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."
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    Is one of them a 29er?

    Id love to know!

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

    Id love to know!
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    650??????

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    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.
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    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.


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    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 :-)

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

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    Blur XC 650

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    xc is for 29ers

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    Iheartbikes is refering to the new 36er wheel size. Perfect for pump tracks!

    650b size is more likely, or a 180 nomad.

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    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.
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    Aluminum V10?

    Although completely different from SC could be 650b or even a fatbike.
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    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...

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    It'll be a bike with a new suspension design known as APP. The frame will be available in either 150 or 160mm travel.

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    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

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    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.
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    Heckler 650B..the bike only bike I'd want without 26 in. wheels

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    I'd like to see a Blur LTc with revised geometry and 27.5 wheels.

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    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!!
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    Tallboy Trail
    68 deg ha
    iscg 05 mounts
    stealth dropper routing
    shorten the stays and go single ring only
    bump up travel slightly

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    Know what,
    I'd buy that Tallboy TRc in a heartbeat!!!

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    re: New Santa Cruz Bronson Bike?

    I'm thinking roadbike or hybrid...that's something different for them

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    Carbon Fiber 650b Coaster Brake Klunker

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    New Santa Cruz Bike?

    Quote Originally Posted by wncunderground View Post
    Tallboy Trail
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    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...

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