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Is anyone aware of new front fork and shock options for the blur. also what is the new tire clearance with the new rear triangle. Does anyone have a pic if so please post
 

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I e-mailed SC.......

With this very same question, and they said they were putting all this together to be presented at InterBike in October. Its only speculation (on my part), but hopefully we'll see wider rear triangle yoke (to run fatter tires than 2.25's), and perhaps different pivot bearings and ?reinforced head tube to run 5" forks under warranty. Probably different rear shock options, as SPV technology expands. Maybe some Blur owners who are dealers and shop owners can come on-board and enlighten us "riders on the far side" ;)
 

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New rear end?

Just got a new Citrus Blur (frame was assembled on 7/27/04) and it is bossless (no V-brake mounts) and has a ton of tire clearance with a Continental 2.3 Vertical Pro (not the largest 2.3 tire). This must be the new rear end for '05. Here are a couple of really bad pics. Also there is a plug in the front to keep out the pebbles and it came with the '05 Fox RP3 shock.
 

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Larsey said:
Just got a new Citrus Blur (frame was assembled on 7/27/04) and it is bossless (no V-brake mounts) and has a ton of tire clearance with a Continental 2.3 Vertical Pro (not the largest 2.3 tire). This must be the new rear end for '05. Here are a couple of really bad pics. Also there is a plug in the front to keep out the pebbles and it came with the '05 Fox RP3 shock.
DAMN YOU TO HELL! I got my brand new Ano Citrus last friday and it was assembled on 7/22 and i got the old rear triangle. Oh well i guess my 05 Minute 2 makes up for it.

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p0Ke'[email protected] said:
With this very same question, and they said they were putting all this together to be presented at InterBike in October. Its only speculation (on my part), but hopefully we'll see wider rear triangle yoke (to run fatter tires than 2.25's), and perhaps different pivot bearings and ?reinforced head tube to run 5" forks under warranty. Probably different rear shock options, as SPV technology expands. Maybe some Blur owners who are dealers and shop owners can come on-board and enlighten us "riders on the far side" ;)
Where ya been??? Scroll down through the threads, it's in there.............

I put a 2.5 High Roller DH on the back of an 05 a couple weeks ago ;)
 

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Been off riding.......

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Where ya been??? Scroll down through the threads, it's in there.............

I put a 2.5 High Roller DH on the back of an 05 a couple weeks ago ;)
On my "ancient" 2004 frame with full Lizard Skin chainstay protection that is rubbing the knobbies off my "ancient" Hutchinson Python tubeless 2.1's. :rolleyes:
 

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On my "ancient" 2004 frame with full Lizard Skin chainstay protection that is rubbing the knobbies off my "ancient" Hutchinson Python tubeless 2.1's. :rolleyes:
That's funny :D

I feel the same way, It's like SONY, buy now and 4 - 6 months later you're on the "old" stuff... :p
 

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So is the new rear triangle compatible with older frames....

So has anyone established whether the new rear triangle is compatible with the older front triangle? In other words .... Will I and others be able to buy the new triangle design for our 2003 and early 2004 frames?
 

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Any trouble with ankles / wider rear triangle.....

Larsey said:
Just got a new Citrus Blur (frame was assembled on 7/27/04) and it is bossless (no V-brake mounts) and has a ton of tire clearance with a Continental 2.3 Vertical Pro (not the largest 2.3 tire). This must be the new rear end for '05. Here are a couple of really bad pics. Also there is a plug in the front to keep out the pebbles and it came with the '05 Fox RP3 shock.
Any trouble/cleanance issues with wider rear triangle and clearance between ankle and triangle when pedaling? I have heard about some people with the Heckler having this problem....
 

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New Rear Triangle Compatible with older Frames

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So has anyone established whether the new rear triangle is compatible with the older front triangle? In other words .... Will I and others be able to buy the new triangle design for our 2003 and early 2004 frames?
I email SC a few weeks back asking about being able to use a wider tire for winter biking and they said I could upgrade my rear triangle using my warranty replacement on the frame. So if it is under warranty, there is a cost, I did not get around to clarifying as my Blur got stolen about 3 days later.

Now I am going to be ordering a new one and know that I will be getting it with it.

----From 8/23/04 Email from SC

We will start having new style Blur swingarms with increased tire clearance (up to 2.5" on average) and no rim brake bosses (Disc brake only) available over the next 2-4 weeks. These will be the same as the 2005 frames.
Just the swingarm itself is different. The links / bearings / hardware used is all the same, and the new style swingarm will be available for upgrade on older frames. It bolts right up.
If you have interest in upgrading your swingarm to the new style, you can use your original owners no-fault/crash replacement warranty For all warranty info, assistance and other customer service of this type, please contact our Sales Office direct at 831-459-7560 and ask for Willie - Ext #224.
Remember to leave your phone # and relevant contact info if you get his voicemail. ---------

Christopher
 
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