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    SC changed their prices??!!

    I was all set on buying a Bronson C as soon as I sold my Heckler, but now the price has gone up $500! WTF Santa Cruz? You just pushed me out of the price range, might have to buy a Specialized now. If you advertise a price, stick with it for more than a month at least. Sorry, I'm pissed!!

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    Its due to the new 2014 Build Kits. There is also SRAM X01 now, But the prices are getting HUGE!

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    They shouldn't have teased us who couldn't drop 4k right off the bat. If they knew they wrre going to raise prices, they should've waited or just went with that price from the beginning. I really love my SC but this makes me want to spend my money elsewhere.

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    SC changed their prices??!!

    I'd imagine your LBS could cut you a $500 deal.

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    Also, there are no kits with "package deals", and what the hell happened to the Blur LT?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PearlJam09 View Post
    Also, there are no kits with "package deals", and what the hell happened to the Blur LT?
    I think Blur LT is gone. Frames are for sale on the online store. Also, in the past the SC website has been inaccurate with pricing after they perform a major update. Once people get back in the office in California they will fix it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mestapho View Post
    I'd imagine your LBS could cut you a $500 deal.
    Yeah, I was hoping for that so I could throw on a dropper post, new bars, and stem. Price increase takes away that option.

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    Wonder what they will upgrade people to that have Blur LT's should they have a warranty issue?

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    Seems to me that they would allow you to choose between a Blur TR, Bronson, or Nomad...

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    Someone should call up Santa Cruz and see if this is a mistake...I noticed even the Superlight 29er is up.. and the only change was from X5/X7 to ungrouped Deore equivalents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpk1080 View Post
    Wonder what they will upgrade people to that have Blur LT's should they have a warranty issue?
    They would have kept a stock of frame parts to use for warranty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    They would have kept a stock of frame parts to use for warranty.
    This. They have ample warranty history on that model to project what they would need for the next several years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmallory View Post
    I was all set on buying a Bronson C as soon as I sold my Heckler, but now the price has gone up $500! WTF Santa Cruz? You just pushed me out of the price range, might have to buy a Specialized now. If you advertise a price, stick with it for more than a month at least. Sorry, I'm pissed!!
    I think they are just making revisions with it real time. Hopefully.

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    That should be with Enve wheels I assume. No person in their right mind would buy an $8500 XTR bike with a $75 WTB Frequency rim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSJ1973 View Post
    I think they are just making revisions with it real time. Hopefully.

    Santa Cruz Bicycles TALLBOYLT CARBON
    XTR AM - $8542
    WHEELS: WTB Frequency Team i23 TCS rims laced to DT 240S hubs w/ DT 14/15 spokes, alloy nipples

    That should be with Enve wheels I assume. No person in their right mind would buy an $8500 XTR bike with a $75 WTB Frequency rim.
    I bet that's correct . . . Enve packages are north of $10K
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    No more Blur LT/LTc???
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    Re: SC changed their prices??!!

    In the sale section... 26 really is dead.

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    Yeah this kinda screws me too. I like the addition of the XO-1 package since it is what I planned to build anyway, but damn. That really put a damper on my party. Looks like I'll just have to wait longer and save more.

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    You'd think with a $500 premium on all their bikes they'd switch manufacturing back to the U.S.

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    Now that the "special" pricing is gone for base models, think I'm just going to build up a Solo frameset. At least those prices haven't changed, yet! I would be my first build, but no time like the present to learn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coondog#77 View Post
    Now that the "special" pricing is gone for base models, think I'm just going to build up a Solo frameset. At least those prices haven't changed, yet! I would be my first build, but no time like the present to learn.
    It's not hard to build a bike. I would come up with a build spec you like and give it to a couple vendors including your LBS for a quote. You can get a pretty good deal by buying all your parts in one bulk deal vs. buying them separately.
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    There is a plus. The AM bikes with SPX or higher kits now have REAL sized bars! 750mm Havocs

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    That's what I'm going to do. I wasn't in love with the kits they had any way. I would be saving a lot of money in upgrades down the road if I build it outright. I would just have to be patient while I build it or have it built, however it works out.

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    I seriously doubt they did away with special package pricing. I would almost bet they're still updating things and package price numbers will be on there sometime soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    They would have kept a stock of frame parts to use for warranty.
    SC Warranty shipped my replacement Blur LT 142MM swing arm yesterday. i was on the 135MM before.

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    SC changed their prices??!!

    Quote Originally Posted by TwoNeener View Post
    I seriously doubt they did away with special package pricing. I would almost bet they're still updating things and package price numbers will be on there sometime soon.
    That's my guess too.

    Also noticed that the bike builder is gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarp43 View Post
    SC Warranty shipped my replacement Blur LT 142MM swing arm yesterday. i was on the 135MM before.

    What happened to your 135?

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    I'd bet on circle crack at the drive side lower pivot axle hardware

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    Yeah I'm worried about that one mine as well. Seems its fairly common on the first round of these frames. I'm hoping that my 2012 still carries the 5 year warranty should the circle crack issue arrive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpk1080 View Post
    Yeah I'm worried about that one mine as well. Seems its fairly common on the first round of these frames. I'm hoping that my 2012 still carries the 5 year warranty should the circle crack issue arrive.
    The 5yr warranty is retroactive. So as long as you bought it new from a SC dealer you are fine.

    If you bought it used you are out of luck.
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    Ah that is great news then. Thank you for posting.

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    i tried to buy a new frame from santa cruz, turner etc but not doing 26 any more
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    Confirmed. Just had my LTa replaced/upgraded to a LTc and the shop said the warranty was renewed as of the replacement date. I'm kinda hoping my LTc does develop a crack...but maybe next year. Then I can replace with a Bronson C!

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    The 5yr warranty is retroactive. So as long as you bought it new from a SC dealer you are fine.

    If you bought it used you are out of luck.
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    Ouch... Just when I started to consider adding a Highball to the quiver they go and raise the freaking prices. I guess my TB LTc is going to have to last a few more replacement cycles too.

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    The prices aren't as big of concern to me as I believe they haven't sorted their menus out yet. What does concern me is the downgrade of components on D & R kit bikes and the probability that the prices will still increase over last years bikes.
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    The SC website is very messed up right now. They must be updating. Wait a day or two and they'll have it fixed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 123ski View Post
    You'd think with a $500 premium on all their bikes they'd switch manufacturing back to the U.S.
    Agreed...

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    I agree that the new pricing seems out of step, and I'm not quite sure what SC is thinking with the move. Take the Blur TR SPXtr kit for instance - it's now listed at a whopping $5,228. There are so many great bikes out there in that price point or a little lower that the SC just becomes less competitive. For instance, on Competitive Cyclist . . .

    The Yeti SB-66 is available in XT kit for $5,001.

    The Yeti ASR-C is available in XT kit for $5,153.

    The Pivot Mach 5.7c is available in X9 kit for $5,380.

    The Pivot Mach 4 is available in XT kit for $4,968.

    The Ibis Mojo SL-R is available in X9 kit for $5,282.

    That's quite a variety of great quality bikes offering a wide variety of options (some carbon frames, some racier, some with single pivots, some with multi-links), all at or below the Blur TR's cost.

    How about the bread-and-butter Tallboy? It's now $5,650 in carbon SPX guise. Compare that to: t

    The Niner Jet 9 Carbon XO1 that sells for $4,699.

    The Niner Rip 9 RDO XT that sells for $5,499.

    The Ibis Ripley 29 XT sells for $5,599.

    The Pivot Mach 429c sells for $5,692.

    I don't get it. Maybe SC feels that their VPP suspension, 5 year warranty, and lifetime bearing replacement push them over the top now? Don't get me wrong, I've been a big SC fan for a while, but I've gone from someone who knew his next bike would be a SC of some sort to looking long and hard at other options lately between the massive product line shakeups and now this price increase . . .

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    Was going to buy a highball carbon this weekend. Now it looks like I'll get something else. Was looking at the 4450 package price, now it is not available. Sucks!

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    Re: SC changed their prices??!!

    Maybe there is such a high demand for SC bikes, they can go that way with pricing. Maybe they don't want to be another Specialized and need to curb the demand. Heh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smilerz View Post
    Was going to buy a highball carbon this weekend. Now it looks like I'll get something else. Was looking at the 4450 package price, now it is not available. Sucks!
    my shop says the 2014 spx carbon highball is 4350. the website says different, but i'd trust my shop's pricelist
    here we go again

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccarbot View Post
    I agree that the new pricing seems out of step, and I'm not quite sure what SC is thinking with the move. Take the Blur TR SPXtr kit for instance - it's now listed at a whopping $5,228. There are so many great bikes out there in that price point or a little lower that the SC just becomes less competitive. For instance, on Competitive Cyclist . . .

    The Yeti SB-66 is available in XT kit for $5,001. SC = +$227

    The Yeti ASR-C is available in XT kit for $5,153. SC = +$75

    The Pivot Mach 5.7c is available in X9 kit for $5,380. SC = -$152

    The Pivot Mach 4 is available in XT kit for $4,968. SC = +$260

    The Ibis Mojo SL-R is available in X9 kit for $5,282. SC = -$54

    That's quite a variety of great quality bikes offering a wide variety of options (some carbon frames, some racier, some with single pivots, some with multi-links), all at or below the Blur TR's cost.

    How about the bread-and-butter Tallboy? It's now $5,650 in carbon SPX guise. Compare that to: t

    The Niner Jet 9 Carbon XO1 that sells for $4,699. SC = +$951

    The Niner Rip 9 RDO XT that sells for $5,499. SC = +$151

    The Ibis Ripley 29 XT sells for $5,599. SC = +$51

    The Pivot Mach 429c sells for $5,692. SC = -$42

    I don't get it. Maybe SC feels that their VPP suspension, 5 year warranty, and lifetime bearing replacement push them over the top now? Don't get me wrong, I've been a big SC fan for a while, but I've gone from someone who knew his next bike would be a SC of some sort to looking long and hard at other options lately between the massive product line shakeups and now this price increase . . .
    I think you're post highlights the fact that SC is keeping pace with the market (with the exception of the Jet9) and that the rate increases are industry-wide and not just limited to SC.

    Edit: And I've said it before, and I'll say it again . . . . you'd have to be a) lazy; b) baller or c) an idiot to buy a complete bike from SC.
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    Curious, how the XX-1 Tallboy is less expensive than the X0-1

    XX1: $4,756

    REAR DER: XX1
    FRONT DER: XX1
    SHIFTERS: XX1
    CRANKSET: XX1 34t
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    CASSETTE: XX1 10-42
    CHAIN: XX1
    BRAKES: Shimano XTR w/ 160mm Ice Tech rotors
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    STEM: Easton EA 90 70mm, 80mm, or 90mm
    GRIPS: Lizard Skin 494
    HEADSET: Cane Creek 110
    SEAT POST: Thomson Masterpiece
    SADDLE: WTB Silverado SLT
    WHEELS: WTB Frequency Team i19 TCS rims laced to DT 240S hubs w/ DT 14/15 gauge spokes, alloy nipples
    TIRES: Maxxis Ikon2.2 Tubeless Ready Kevlar
    TUBES: Stans Sealant

    X0-1: $6,220
    REAR DER: XO-1
    FRONT DER: N/A
    SHIFTERS: XO-1
    CRANKSET: XO-1 34t
    BOTTOM BRACKET:
    CASSETTE: XO-1 10-42 11sp
    CHAIN: XX1
    BRAKES: Shimano XT w/ 160mm Ice Tech rotors
    BARS: Easton EC 70 Flat Bar 720mm
    STEM: Easton EA 70 70mm or 90mm
    GRIPS: Lizard Skin 494
    HEADSET: Cane Creek 40
    SEAT POST: Thomson Elite
    SADDLE: WTB Silverado Team
    WHEELS: WTB Frequency Team i19 TCS rims laced to DT 350 15mm front hub and DT 350 rear hub w/ DT 14/15 gauge spokes, alloy nipples
    TIRES: Maxxis Ikon2.2 Tubeless Ready Kevlar
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    If I had to bet, I'd bet that they simply got the column headers reversed and it's a typo:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccarbot View Post
    I agree that the new pricing seems out of step, and I'm not quite sure what SC is thinking with the move. Take the Blur TR SPXtr kit for instance - it's now listed at a whopping $5,228. There are so many great bikes out there in that price point or a little lower that the SC just becomes less competitive. For instance, on Competitive Cyclist . . .

    The Yeti SB-66 is available in XT kit for $5,001.

    The Yeti ASR-C is available in XT kit for $5,153.

    The Pivot Mach 5.7c is available in X9 kit for $5,380.

    The Pivot Mach 4 is available in XT kit for $4,968.

    The Ibis Mojo SL-R is available in X9 kit for $5,282.

    How about the bread-and-butter Tallboy? It's now $5,650 in carbon SPX guise. Compare that to:

    The Niner Jet 9 Carbon XO1 that sells for $4,699.

    The Niner Rip 9 RDO XT that sells for $5,499.

    The Ibis Ripley 29 XT sells for $5,599.

    The Pivot Mach 429c sells for $5,692.
    Look at the wheel set spec and it grows from there as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    I think you're post highlights the fact that SC is keeping pace with the market (with the exception of the Jet9) and that the rate increases are industry-wide and not just limited to SC.

    Edit: And I've said it before, and I'll say it again . . . . you'd have to be a) lazy; b) baller or c) an idiot to buy a complete bike from SC.
    That Jet9 XO1 build has to be a typo. It is a "four star"build that costs less than the "three star" build.

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    You can still get the SPX for 4450 on competetivecyclist.com: 2013 Santa Cruz Bicycles Highball Carbon SPX XC Complete Bike - Competitive Cyclist

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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    Edit: And I've said it before, and I'll say it again . . . . you'd have to be a) lazy; b) baller or c) an idiot to buy a complete bike from SC.
    You forgot d) overworked mtb'er with cash surplus resulting from a lack of time spent away from the computer who doesn't have free time to build up a bike.

    Not surprisingly I've only been able to take my Bronson-C out three times since I have gotten it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D_K View Post
    You forgot d) overworked mtb'er with cash surplus resulting from a lack of time spent away from the computer who doesn't have free time to build up a bike.

    Not surprisingly I've only been able to take my Bronson-C out three times since I have gotten it.
    I think that is kinda covered under part B above

    And I didn't say anything about building it yourself! Places like colorado cyclist, competitive cyclist, or hell even your LBS can/should put it together. You just gotta pick your parts . . . . its like a la carte dining. You ain't gotta cook it, but you do gotta pick out your sides!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    I think that is kinda covered under part B above

    And I didn't say anything about building it yourself! Places like colorado cyclist, competitive cyclist, or hell even your LBS can/should put it together. You just gotta pick your parts . . . . its like a la carte dining. You ain't gotta cook it, but you do gotta pick out your sides!
    I misinterpreted Lazy as you should build it yourself for cheaper. And I'm not sure if anyone would every consider me a baller.

    The only reason I got the Bronson was because I already had quite a few XT parts laying around that were being collected for another project... that I have never had time to get to. So I was able to buy the cheap R AM build and replaced a few items with the XT bits and be good. Still stupid expensive even with the couple hundred that I got off the bike. Hell I have owned 3 cars in the last decade that were $500 or more below the price of this bike!

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