I want to upgrade my 8 yo SC Superlight with a new/used bike with more travel.
I've been watching / bidding eBay for a few weeks (and getting sniped) on Yetis (575 or ASR5) and SC Blur LT.
It's the age old question of if I should buy a gently used 2010 LT2 / 2010 LTc with better components or new with worse components and warrenty.
I'm not sold on Carbon in general re: longterm durability, but the bike (below) sure looks pretty...
Any insight / opinions would be helpful.
Thanks in advance
OPTION 1, 2010 Blur LT2 -- $2750ish
The FOX 32 TALAS 140, FIT, RLC 15QR steering tube was not cut and is still a full 10" long.
FOX RP 23 w/Boost valve
SRAM XO Rear & Triggers, SHimano XT Top swing front.
SRAM PG_990 Cassette 11-34, SRAM PC-971 Chain 9-speed
AVID Elixir Mag Discs
RACEFACE XC Crank 22 x 32 x 42 175mm.
Chris Knig Black Headset
Thomson 410mm 30.9 black seat post
FSA XC 190 Riser bars 31.8 dia 23"/59cm wide
FSA DS 150 stem 110 mm wide
WTB Prowler 2.5" front tire & Continental Mountain King 2.4 rear.
26"Mavic CrossMax ST wheels.
OPTION2 -- 2010 LTc -- gently used as well, XT level with a few upgrades, $3000
Santa Cruz LTc - medium
Or should I just buy the crappy spec'ed (but brand new 2013) LTR from cambriabikes
Santa Cruz Blur LT Aluminium D AM Complete Full Suspension Bicycle 2013 100098378
Santa Cruz Blur LT Aluminium R AM Complete Full Suspension Bicycle 2013 100098386
FORK Sektork TK 150 $2,639 (or Revelation RL / XT specs for $3199)
REAR DER: SRAM X7 Long Cage
FRONT DER: SRAM X5
SHIFTERS: SRAM X5
CRANKSET: SRAM X5 22/33/44
BOTTOM BRACKET: Included w/ crankset
CASSETTE: SRAM PG1030 11-36
CHAIN: KMC X10 10spd
BRAKES: Avid Elixir 1 w/ 180mm front and 160mm 160mm rear rotors
BARS: Raceface Ride low riser 710mm
STEM: Raceface Ride 70mm or 90mm
GRIPS: Lizard Skin "494"
HEADSET: Cane Creek 10
SEAT POST: Raceface Ride 30.9x375mm
SADDLE: WTB Volt Sport
WHEELS: Mavic EN321 rims laced to Shimano M758 15mm front hub and M525 or M678 rear hub w/ DT 14 gauge spokes, brass nipples
TIRES: Maxxis High Roller 2.35 wire
TUBES: Maxxis .7mm tubes
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