2013 MTB Santa Cruz Blur TR First Look

Santa Cruz BlurThe all new aluminum Santa Cruz Blur TR delivers all the same aggressive ride features of the beloved carbon TRc, just in a more economical package. With 125mm of VPP suspension,  relaxed angles and massive frame stiffness throughout, The Blur  TR begs to be thrashed harder than an FIA president. Attention to the uphill part of the equation includes 2 bottle cage mounts.

Technology Santa Cruz Blur  :

Next Generation VPP suspension is mighty fine stuff.

Patented counter-rotating link design
Allows flexibility to design and manipulate shock rates for a huge diversity of uses, from razor sharp XC performance to bomber tough and ultra plush 10-inch travel downhill duty.

Short links
(Carbon Fiber Upper, Forged Aluminum Lower) and large diameter axles combined with angular contact bearings bring chassis integrity and handling precision to a whole new level.

Grease ports
Tons of seals! Locking collet axle hardware! Super trick, low maintenance, superior durability, easy to service when the time finally comes.

You won’t find this kind of stuff – whether it be quality of hardware or versatility of design or chassis integrity – anywhere else.

Specs Santa Cruz Blur :

REAR DER:    Shimano M675 SGS (SLX) Shadow Plus

FRONT DER:    Shimano M780 or M781 (XT) 10 spdd

SHIFTERS:    Shimano M670 (SLX) 10spd

CRANKSET:    Shimano M552 24/32/42 10spd


CASSETTE:    Shimano HG 81, 11-36 (SLX) 10spd

CHAIN:    Shimano HG 74 10spd

BRAKES:    Avid Elixir 5’s w/ 160mm rotors

BARS:    Raceface RIde low riser 685mm

STEM:    Raceface Ride 70mm or 90mm

GRIPS:    Lizard Skin “494”

HEADSET:    Cane Creek 10

SEAT POST:    Raceface Ride 30.9x375mm

SADDLE:    WTB Volt Race

WHEELS:    Mavic XM 119 disc rims laced to Shimano M758 front hub (XT) and M678 (SLX) or M 756 (XT) rear hub w/ DT 14 gauge spokes, brass nipples

TIRES:    Maxxis Crossmark 2.1 wire

TUBES:    Maxxis .7mm tubes

Image Gallery Santa Cruz Blur TR : Photo

Image Credit: © Santacruzbicycles

The Blur TR frame will set you back £1,749 / US$1,925 with a Fox Float CTD shock, while complete package deals start from £3,249 / US$3,099.

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