The new Blur XC Carbon 2010 Mountain Bike Frame represents a radical departure for Santa Cruz. Having pushed the concept of lightweight VPP suspension as far as it could go with the old aluminium Blur XC, they turned to carbon fibre to take the next step. It turned out to be a pretty huge step. Meet the new carbon fibre Blur XC. It features 105mm of next generation VPP travel (including grease ports in the lower links, angular contact bearings, large diameter pivot axles and enhanced shock rates) tailored specifically to address the hard pedalling dynamics of XC racing while maintaining superb bump absorption. And it's made out of carbon fibre.
The result? Is Santa Cruz's lightest ever bike (with a full pound lighter frame weight than the older model). With blazing fast acceleration and incredible climbing performance, built into a chassis that is also one of their stiffest, most flex-resistant frames, period. Those traits, coupled with stable, surefooted geometry, shatter some of the old preconceptions about cross country compromise, and spell the same thing in whatever language they are spelled out.