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    Thank you Santa Cruz!

    For:
    1. External cable routing
    2. Threaded bottom brackets
    3. Listening to your customers and bringing 650b models in such a short time to market
    4. Five year warranty
    5. Free lifetime bearing/bushing replacement
    6. Online garage sales
    7. One of the lightest and strongest carbon frames in the industry

    Feel free to add what are you grateful for

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    8. Ridiculous high prices in Europe

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    Re: Thank you Santa Cruz!

    Quote Originally Posted by Zoomi View Post
    8. Ridiculous high prices in Europe
    I hear you... I am not sure how do their prices in Europe compare to other high-end manufacturer like Turner, Pivot, Yeti, Ibis..., but they are pretty close here in the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzanova View Post
    I hear you... I am not sure how do their prices in Europe compare to other high-end manufacturer like Turner, Pivot, Yeti, Ibis..., but they are pretty close here in the US.
    Very similar here in the UK to other top end brands IMHO.

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    9. Making the Blur frames 27.5"-convertible so I don't have to spend a ton of money on the new Bronson.

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    Does my 2010 Jamis 650B1 make #3 invalid? They were only fast compared to other giant corporations.

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    10. Not being a Jamis

    11. Collet axle pivots
    2014 Tallboy 2

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    12. Demo tours

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    13. Published service instructions
    14. Parts (linkages etc) availability for almost every model (retired or not).

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    15. Producing bikes with carbon disbonding issues.
    16. Refusing to accept full responsibity and forcing customers to pay for shipping the defective product back even though it's a wide spread defect.
    (Yes, I love my TRc and the LT I had before that, but while you're thanking them they're business is to make money hence why they are responding rapidly to the market. I could see thanking them for doing something that's not directly monetary related, I.e. customer service)
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    17. Willie K. Bullian........ The man, the myth, the legend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smmokan View Post
    9. Making the Blur frames 27.5"-convertible so I don't have to spend a ton of money on the new Bronson.
    +1!! I converted mine and now peeps are looking for used Blur's down here....
    Current ride(s) 2011 Santa Cruz Blur LT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bike-geek View Post
    17. Willie K. Bullian........ The man, the myth, the legend.
    Beat me to it.

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    18. Root Beer
    NOAH SEARS
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    TECH QUESTIONS HERE: INFO@MRPBIKE.COM

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    Hey Noah have I missed your TBLTC vs Bronson reviews? I haven't been on the forums much these days but I always enjoy your write-ups and vids. Last I saw you switched to a Bronson and were in the process of some big trips with both bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by munstro View Post
    Hey Noah have I missed your TBLTC vs Bronson reviews? I haven't been on the forums much these days but I always enjoy your write-ups and vids. Last I saw you switched to a Bronson and were in the process of some big trips with both bikes.
    Thanks! Yeah, it's been a busy summer. My TBLTc vs. Bronson review is long overdue, I'll try to make some time for it. The long and short of it is that I raced the Bronson all summer, but have returned to the TBLTc.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoahColorado View Post
    Thanks! Yeah, it's been a busy summer. My TBLTc vs. Bronson review is long overdue, I'll try to make some time for it. The long and short of it is that I raced the Bronson all summer, but have returned to the TBLTc.....
    I'm headed to a demo Sunday had settled on tblt but curious bout the bronson.
    I'm interested in your comparison as well.

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    19. Not using post mount rear brake attachment
    20. Through axle rear wheels
    21. Internal and external dropper cable mounts on the same frame
    22. Grease nipples on rear linkage

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    23. The only demos I ever had where the bikes were set up properly, where in other demos I experienced:

    Ridiculously high tire pressure
    Worn out tires
    Bolted seat post collar without QR
    Rebound open all the way
    A front wheel that was half inch out of true, barely clearing the fork
    15 Minutes wrenching on the bike just to make it rideable for average size human
    Waiting half a day for a bike to return because they don't ask people to come back in one hour
    Clueless shop guys thinking that a good bike setup is calling you a "bro"

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    24. Donating a Solo (5010) frame to VMBA - Home for sustainable trails! THANK YOU!

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    25. Building a bike frame stout like my Heckler that's been toting my 300 pound butt around for six years.

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    26. Sweet color combos time and time again
    27. Best CS reps ever.

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    28. Good resale value (just like an Audi), for when the time comes to sell used.

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    VPP! You have the only FS bikes I've ever ridden that are efficient when out of the saddle. Any BMX guys that default to standing when climbing gets tough or just to accelerate and double something need a good VPP platform.
    ORP

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    Thank you Santa Cruz!

    29. For producing the TRc, the best bike ever made in my opinion
    2013 Medium Santa Cruz Blur Trc in Matte/Silver, full XT kit, 1x10 with 32T wolftooth ring, 25 pounds 7 ounces

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