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    new blur lt

    I just picked up a blur lt and it's blowing my mind.

    I've never been so comfortable on a bike so quick. I don't think the following statement will stir to much of a debate on this forum but I'll go for it....the vpp feels so much better than the horst link on the 5 spot. I'm sure the 5 spot's a great bike, but the LT is more matched for me.

    X0, crossmax, some xtr, xt cranks, juicy 7's, easton and thompson (handlebar/ste/seatpost) and a talas 26 rc2. damn, my dream build and on a bike so fine.
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    Get out your camera and post some bike porn quick!

    What's it weigh in at with the 36 on there, and what do you think of the fork? I just ordered mine, and went with a Vanilla 130 RLC, but I've got a feeling that I'll upgrade to a 6' fork at some point.

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    Yeah... shoot some pics with the 36...
    And ride report is welcome... my 04 TALAS is begging for retirement!
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    I just rode one on Friday - incredible. I've been on my Large 24 lb Superlight for three years and honestly believed nothing could touch my Superlight. My friend just bought his XL BlurLT and let me ride it during our ride. I thought this thing would be a dog (complicated suspension (compared to single pivot Superlight), an XL frame and 5+ inches of travel). I couldn't believe how light it was! - (King wheelset, Juicy 7, Talas). I was seriously considering a Heckler for the additional travel as well as the beefier frame - I don't think so anymore. If and when I get off my SL - I will certainly look at the BlurLT first.

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    here it is

    so meant to type NEW blur LT...anyways, the pics


    the pics in my old basement....I'll have to get some nice shots on the trail up soon. headed to texas if anyone down there wants to hook up and rip around!



    I called santa cruz and asked them about what fork they recommended, everyone I talked to raved about the LT/36 talas combo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icrider
    ....the vpp feels so much better than the horst link on the 5 spot. I'm sure the 5 spot's a great bike, but the LT is more matched for me.

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    Interesting. In what way do you find the VPP so much better ?
    I got a Nomad & a 5 spot. I had them built up exactly with the same specs, so my comparison comes down to frame only. The Nomad does feel faster, & better pedalling. It also swallows everything underneath it like as if it were floating on air. Oh so plush.
    The Spot on the other hand, feels firmer in a more planted in the ground sort of way. I have a feeling it's a shorter bike (didn't measure them side by side) , it's easier to flick around. I got a feeling is also tracks better uphill under power on loose terrain, but I'll have to wait for summer & more loose dirt to find out how the Nomad really handles that stuff (it does track better than any other VPP I tried up to date - Intense 5.5 , blur classic).
    One better than the other ? I can't say. Just differant.

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    you've got a really good basis off which to compare. the only 5 spot I've ridden was on the street and over a few obstacles...nothing on the trail so I shouldn't sway any purchase decisions. In all reality we hit a bump and the rear wheel moves up...on some bikes it takes a certain path, on others a different one...I'm just happy the wheel moves!!

    I'd like to get out on the trail and ride the 5 spot...get more horst link experience under my belt. It's a good looking system...I just felt the LT was more stable and a little snappier.

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    What part of Texas? When will you be here?

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    all over texas. headed to austin in 5 days or so...then s. padre. I live in an rv so I can go wherever....if you've got some good riding down there let me know...I'll come buy!

    scott

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    check out...

    The latest Dirt Rag for ride areas in the San Antonio area. They sounded good to me. Stay away from McAlester Park though, it's tame.
    Calvin

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    Quote Originally Posted by okie_calvin
    The latest Dirt Rag for ride areas in the San Antonio area. They sounded good to me. Stay away from McAlester Park though, it's tame.
    Very true. The rest are pretty good.

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