- Just KNOW it will be better than the aforementioned Stepcast/SID. Slap a Dropper on there and get the middle-width SCB Wheels and you'll have a sub 25# WEAPON.I wish we couldve gotten the pinkbike ride report on the Blur/34 combo. That interests me more than a stepcast or SID.
Yeah, but the real question is how the bike side by side. Impossible to know for sure right now. I know the Epic is fast bike and the blur has similar numbers. In the flesh on the trail is real judge. I believe the Blur will be competitive at the very least. It is too bad this came out now rather than a few weeks ago. Then I could given the blur a strong considerations. I alreay have two Santa Cruz bikes. My highball is really nice and I think underrated as XC HT. The 5010 is good, but not light and that in part due to how I built it. Still like it alot. The Epic is replacing the Highball and I would have given consideration to the Blur had I not already placed my order. In fact bike should be in my hands as early as today.There's always ebay, craigslist, etc!
Very unlikely an online retailer will give a discount on a brand new SC bike.This new Blur seems to bridge the Specialized Epic to Camber gap that I was struggling to decide between. I was looking at Tallboys this week, but they seemed too trail for my racing aspirations, but then the Epic is too XC for my trail aspirations ....
Is there any of the online dealers who do 20% site wide sales etc that would cover bikes from Santa Cruz? Cambria? Backcountry/Competitive Cyclist etc?
I like his style, very entertaining. Also, a great rider. Those trails are more technical than they look on the video, particularly when they are wet.thats cool, he did one for the new highball as well so put that on that thread, he used to write and still does for some mountain bike mags in the uk, he has loads of other bikes on his you tube channel