One of the most recognizable names in the Santa Cruz Lexicon, the Blur is back. Again. The Blur XC 3 as it would be is an all new, 100mm full suspension XC race bike that continues with VPP suspension and 29″ wheels. Along with the new Highball, the Santa Cruz Blur answers the need for pared down, light weight speed.
Starting with a full carbon frame, the Blur like other SC models is available in a ‘C’ or higher end ‘CC’ frame which ends up lighter and stiffer thanks to the use of higher modulus carbon fiber. Running a 69º head tube angle, the frame includes internal cable routing with the option for dual remote lockouts as well as internal dropper post compatibility, though the frame is 1x specific.
Fans of simplicity will appreciate the threaded bottom bracket, while Boost spacing, two bottle cage mounts, and a bolt on down tube protector round out the bill. Frames are said to have a 2060g frame weight with complete bikes checking in at 21.9lbs. / 9.9kg for the XX1 Reserve build.
Four sizes will be offered from Small to Extra Large.
Pricing for complete bikes starts at $3,699 for the Blur 3 C with an R kit, and goes up to $8,999 for the Blur 3 CC with an XX1 Reserve Build. The CC frame only runs $2,999.