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    Santa Cruz Sale


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    I imagine this might piss a lot of people off that just paid full price! Even with a blur LTc some of these are tempting.

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    USA and Canada only.

    Amazing prices, want a BLT2c for $1500. Don't want to pay the ripoff $4000 here in the UK.

    I'm guessing these models are all getting a refresh or discontinued?

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    I'd wager that those are all the previous gen models (ie. no 142x12) . . . still . . . for $1500, I can haz carbon??
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    aw man, the nomad is an XL only! 1590 is a steal for the nomadc---it would be sweet if they were clearing out some AL frames for us cheapo's as well (i'm thinking it would be at least a few hundred cheaper than the c).

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    hmm an XL nomad would fit me perfectly........

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    You bastard! I never would have found this on my own, and now my wife is going to kill me.

    I just ordered one of these. I really can't afford it right now, but I've been wanting one of these and couldn't pass up the deal. I just have to convince my wife that selling my old frame and fork and some other parts will pay for most of it.

    I prefer the new colors that just came out (solid white or black), but this one looks nice too. The 142x12 rear might be nice, but not really a big deal to me. I could convert my rear hub to a 135x10 thru-axle if I feel I need it.

    I have the parts I need to build it up, except I need a fork. X0 2x9 drivetrain with twist shifters, XT brakes, ZTR Crest wheels, Thomson seatpost and stem, Easton EC70 bars. I might eventually upgrade to 2x10, but the old 9-speed X0 drivetrain is still working great.

    I'd like a fork that I can use with the 26" wheels, but also have the option to use a 650b wheel/tire if I want to in the future. Any recommendations?
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    Would a medium Nickel frame be reasonable for a 5' 9" rider? I like to run short stems and worry that I'd be better on a large.

    @jabrabu, that Blur TR Carbon looks fantastic.

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    dang this post just cost me $3000, ordered a medium trc for the wife and a large to 650b for myself, been watching for used ones on ebay but this is way better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcramlet23 View Post
    dang this post just cost me $3000, ordered a medium trc for the wife and a large to 650b for myself, been watching for used ones on ebay but this is way better!
    You nearly got 2 for the price of one.

    Post up some photos of the build process. I had mine shipped 2nd day, but I probably won't be able to start my build for a couple of weeks. I also need to find a fork.

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    Or as so many prefer to view it, this post saved you $3000! Sweet frames!

    Quote Originally Posted by bcramlet23 View Post
    dang this post just cost me $3000, ordered a medium trc for the wife and a large to 650b for myself, been watching for used ones on ebay but this is way better!

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    Count me in as another person who's finances have suffered because of this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabrabu View Post
    You nearly got 2 for the price of one.

    Post up some photos of the build process. I had mine shipped 2nd day, but I probably won't be able to start my build for a couple of weeks. I also need to find a fork.
    You might want to check out the X-fusion Velvet. 140mm max travel for the 2012 forks(130mm max for prior year models), internally adjustable to 100mm, 120mm, 140mm. X-fusion says the fork is 650b compatible if a 10mm travel limiter is installed(has to be installed by x-fusion for the 2012 forks) but others in the 650b forum have said that there is no contact when the fork is fully compressed so not sure if the travel limiter is really needed for 650b. In any case the fork could be had for less than $400 new and the reviews have been pretty positive.

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    One Tallboy frame on its way. My first ever Santa Cruz. My first 29er. Time to start ordering parts. I've built up a couple frames in the past but I'm not familiar with tapered headtubes, are the headsets fairly easy to install? Any special tools needed?

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    Talked my girlfriend into a Nickel - should be perfect for her! I hadn't realized the geometry of the Nickel and TRc were nearly identical - sweet!

    Has anyone gotten a tracking number?
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    I too am a new Santa Cruz owner, as of today. XL Tallboy A, chocolate brown on the way! $900 for a new frame with shock and a full warranty in my name :-)

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    This means 2 things! New designed frames are coming and new designed frames are coming...

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    Hmm

    I have owned a Tallboy for a year and love the bike. But have been tempted by 650B TRc for a while. Do you think it would be too much overlap? Is the Trc going to be too close to the Tallboy?
    I am 5'9".

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    What Nomad?

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    Damn, that Red XL Butcher called to me. I couldnt resist that price, came out to $700 shipped with a Fox RP23, now I need a good 150mm trail fork. Time to sell some stuff...

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    very tempting...

    anyone have any opinions on whether I should get a Trc to replace my blur LT carbon? Or am I silly? I have read/researched this a bit, but the $1500 price and that they are still 135mm rear axle makes me pretty keen....replies appreciated
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    Quote Originally Posted by mb_ View Post
    What Nomad?

    The nomad c didn't last through the night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoahColorado View Post
    Talked my girlfriend into a Nickel - should be perfect for her! I hadn't realized the geometry of the Nickel and TRc were nearly identical - sweet!

    Has anyone gotten a tracking number?
    I got an email about an hour ago. Although I couldn't find any tracking info.

    We are out of stock on your order in Black, I am sorry. Even though you received a confirmation, there is no stock of black left..
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    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectZero View Post
    The nomad c didn't last through the night.
    The L Nomad C lasted about 40 mins. The XL Nomad C didn't last through the night.

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    Ever since I saw the sale prices last night, I've been thinking of picking up another frame. Even though I believe my 2010 white Butcher will outlive me, I've always wanted a Superlight for XC. I think I spent around $1150+ $115 extra for the high volume RP23 with boostvalve/Butcher frame, in June 2010. Great bikes IMO.

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    Damn!! I wish I didn't see the sale. Too late I pulled the trigger.

    I cant tell from the pic but does the VPLS TRc have a 142x12 or std dropouts?
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    what bargains......

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    Quote Originally Posted by myitch View Post
    Damn!! I wish I didn't see the sale. Too late I pulled the trigger.

    I cant tell from the pic but does the VPLS TRc have a 142x12 or std dropouts?
    Standard dropout.
    In fact, that's probably the reason why they are blowing out these frames with these super discounted prices.
    A couple of years ago right before the Blur LT went to tapered Head Tube and only painted frames, chainlove.com sold a bunch of anodized straight Head Tube Blur LTs for like 50% off MSRP. This time I guess Santa Cruz decided to do the sale themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    I got an email about an hour ago. Although I couldn't find any tracking info.



    I hope that doesn't happen to my gal's Nickel order! She'll be devastated!
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    Why no Tallboy C?

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    Because they've been the best sellers for the past 12 months or so?

    Quote Originally Posted by cornice6 View Post
    Why no Tallboy C?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectZero View Post
    The nomad c didn't last through the night.
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    Well this sucks, my order was cancelled due to "overwhelming demand"


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    Mine was cancelled as well (large nomad)! Really lame. I already had other stuff on the way for it. You think they could have had the inventory correct. Pretty disappointed.

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    Yeah I'm lucky I didn't take the plunge on a fork this morning too.

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    Man, when I saw this I started to drool! But instead of click click, I had a Sierra Nevada Beer Camp limited release Oatmeal Stout, took a deep breath, and said to myself, self, your Nomad will do just fine Can't wait to see the 2013's though.
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    Ugh. just bought a TRc that I've been looking at for a few months. hope it comes through without cancellation...

    Can't beat that price though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectZero View Post
    Well this sucks, my order was cancelled due to "overwhelming demand"
    Quote Originally Posted by nomotivs View Post
    Mine was cancelled as well (large nomad)! Really lame. I already had other stuff on the way for it. You think they could have had the inventory correct. Pretty disappointed.
    I knew I wouldn't be the only one. It's a shame though. I really wanted the frame. I blame their website for these problems. Seems they were taking orders and giving confirmations for inventory that never was there to begin with.
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    Interesting that so many are still listed on the sale. You'd think they'd pull the plug if the demand were selling them out so quickly.

    Is the Nomad the only one that's been cancelled for anyone (the facebook page shows one cancelled as well) or have other orders been dropped? Since those aren't available on the sale page anymore.

    EDIT: I someone has had a Large Heckler cancelled as well... also no longer listed online. Hopefully they are keeping the sale up to date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robsetsfire View Post
    Interesting that so many are still listed on the sale. You'd think they'd pull the plug if the demand were selling them out so quickly.

    Is the Nomad the only one that's been cancelled for anyone (the facebook page shows one cancelled as well) or have other orders been dropped? Since those aren't available on the sale page anymore.

    EDIT: I someone has had a Large Heckler cancelled as well... also no longer listed online. Hopefully they are keeping the sale up to date.
    Yeah, not very good business. I'm guessing that most of the people who bought the Nomad frames that sold out quickly were people who follow them on facebook or were browsing the website. Way to tick off a bunch of loyal Santa Cruz followers! Maybe they just need to leave the bike sales to their dealers (who also are probably not happy about this sale).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitebull View Post
    Man, when I saw this I started to drool! But instead of click click, I had a Sierra Nevada Beer Camp limited release Oatmeal Stout, took a deep breath, and said to myself, self, your Nomad will do just fine Can't wait to see the 2013's though.
    VERY NICE! I was just at the brewery in Chico Friday & had this exact beer. was delicious.




    Oh & this sale is INSANE; regardless of new models everything here is a steal fersure

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    It is kinda weird that the site would take orders for non-existent inventory. I mean, I'm no sales expert, but isn't the inventory a pretty automatic calculation? As soon as "add to cart" is clicked, shouldn't it have updated the inventory?? I don't get it . . .

    A nice move on SC's part would be to offer those who DID order and submit payment a nice discount on the current gen frames.
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    In my experience SC has done an exceptional job taking care of me, which is one of the reasons I go back to them. Seven frames since 1999 for myself or family. I trust they will sort this one out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OO7 View Post
    It is kinda weird that the site would take orders for non-existent inventory. I mean, I'm no sales expert, but isn't the inventory a pretty automatic calculation? As soon as "add to cart" is clicked, shouldn't it have updated the inventory?? I don't get it . . .

    A nice move on SC's part would be to offer those who DID order and submit payment a nice discount on the current gen frames.
    Agreed, I think that would be a good move but so far all I've heard was a basic "your order has been canceled" type email.

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    Even if they ran out of old frames, they should honor your order with a new frame if they took the order. It's what good companies do.
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    wouldn't you be slightly peeved if you bought an 135mm rear end frame last week through your dealer.....and they discount it by $1350 this week in their online fire sale....

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    Awesome, I JUST paid double the price for my Heckler frame from them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gripo View Post
    wouldn't you be slightly peeved if you bought an 135mm rear end frame last week through your dealer.....and they discount it by $1350 this week in their online fire sale....
    Quote Originally Posted by SoWal_MTBer View Post
    Awesome, I JUST paid double the price for my Heckler frame from them...
    DOH!

    That does really suck, but its the nature of shopping for anything with a model cycle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robsetsfire View Post
    Interesting that so many are still listed on the sale. You'd think they'd pull the plug if the demand were selling them out so quickly.

    Is the Nomad the only one that's been cancelled for anyone (the facebook page shows one cancelled as well) or have other orders been dropped? Since those aren't available on the sale page anymore.

    EDIT: I someone has had a Large Heckler cancelled as well... also no longer listed online. Hopefully they are keeping the sale up to date.
    That was me with the cancelled black large heckler even though I was told my order was current as of this morning.

    Maybe SC should stick to clearance sales in their parking lot and not on the internets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    Maybe SC should stick to clearance sales in their parking lot and not on the internets.
    That would have pissed me off even more since I was literally just at their parking lot the day before hah.

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