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    santa cruz launches three new models

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    aluminium tallboy


    blur trail carbon (trc)


    source and more info: bike radar
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    interesting reading on the bikeradar site - comparing the TRC with the old 4x, would love to see the geo chart to see if they are comparable

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    Quote Originally Posted by munkyboy
    interesting reading on the bikeradar site - comparing the TRC with the old 4x, would love to see the geo chart to see if they are comparable
    I'll take a TRc to go, please. 5 lbs for the frame and shock? Very nice.
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    still one more to see @ Sea Otter.... what could it be? I'm guessing a gravity bike.
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    carbon jackal
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    dangit SC! I was already confused about if I wanted a BLT, or a Nickel next, and now you add an affordable Tallboy and a sweetspot Blur.

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    And now I want a geared 29r! Thanks SC! Grrrr! LOL

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    Some more pics here: http://www.santacruzbikes.com/blurtr_carbon/pr.html

    Here are a couple:




    and the Tallboy: http://www.santacruzbicycles.com/tallboy/pr.html

    Frame for $1850, Complete kit for $2299? they must REALLY want to sell components alongside their frames.



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    Well...I'm glad I didn't hold out for a Tallboy LT!

    That TRc looks like a sweet trail bike. I've thought for quite a long time the XC was too little (once it went from 115 to 100) and the LT too much. I figured 4.75" is the real sweet spot for an all-arounder, so this is close enough. LIGHT too.

    The downside is...holy crap...EXPENSIVE...especially for a Chinese bike. It takes 4 skilled hours to lay up, but labor is cheap over there. I was hoping for a lower price on the Tallboy Al, too. It's 79% the price of the carbon. I thought it'd be more like 2/3 the price, or $1550 or so. Right now it stands as $500 less for a 725 gram weight gain. If the savings was a dollar per gram, it'd cost about $1625, which would also be in the right ball park (69%). Oh well- I suppose they don't want to cannibalize too many carbon sales...but if the goal was simply more affordability I think it's too close in price.

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    Price on the Tallboy AL is right in line with the rest of the AL VPP bikes.
    I crashed hard enough on my Tallboy to break my leg,
    The carbon is way more durable than most people.

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    the complete Tallboy is dirt cheap. the cheapest VPP bike from SC you can buy. the frame is more expensive relatively speaking.

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    Whew! I am picking up my new TallBoy Carbon tomorrow from my lbs and had a sneaky feeling SC would release right before my purchase. Which they did! Looking at the pricing...I'm glad to be getting the TBc.

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    MSRP on the Blur trc frame price is in line with competition; slightly cheaper than Giant TranceX carbon and Stumpjumper s works frames, slightly more expensive than the Yeti ASR5 carbon.

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    I also just noticed that there is no TBal XXL size listed...I wonder if that is a typo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbcracken
    I also just noticed that there is no TBal XXL size listed...I wonder if that is a typo?
    theyre not doing a XXL Tallboy Al. I read that this morning somewhere.

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    Not surprising. XXL is probably the lowest selling size, and it's possible they'd have to really beef up that aluminum to make it stiff enough and it just wound up too heavy. Have they offered XXL on any prior Al bikes?

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    What size fork on the Blur Trc--120 or 140/150??

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    No SS.

    Too bad they didn't make the HT a switch hitter from gears and SS..

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    Sigh . . . I need to stop looking at these threads. The geo on the Blur Trail looks like it would have been the compromise I was looking for.

    But those color schemes??? Blech . . .

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    what is with the graphics on the carbon models? only the v10 with the alu rear has any class

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    You don't ride the color. Having said that, I waited an extra month so I could get a blue Nomad.

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    Yeah- they said the SS hardware was too much of a hit on frame weight. Probably chainstay length, too. If they do come out with an SS 29er though, I propose the name "Tall One" Maybe that'll be an aluminum HT 29er. The logo, of course, would be a big pilsner glass with foam at the top.

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    The Blur TRc in the Carbon/Red/White is awesome!
    Props to the design department for putting out a fresh looking bike that really fits with SC's brand. I hope it's a look that will roll into the other carbon frames in the future.

    Now the next big question is what will we see from SC at Sea Otter?

    I'm guessing...
    Slacker hard tail trail 29er
    Bigger travel 29er
    APP Freeride/Park/DH
    New Nomad

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    Ooh that Blur TR is the sweet spot, dang! I have the blur xcc set up sorta all mountain/trail style and I love it, my only requirement would be a degree less ht angle (68). If possible I will use the new Cane Creek 1 1/8th angleset to accomplish the same thing and still be lighter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeachesN'Cream
    Now the next big question is what will we see from SC at Sea Otter?

    I'm guessing...
    APP Freeride/Park/DH
    My guess.

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