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Might as well start a setup thread. I'd like to see them all collected. Here's mine. Thanks Gripo for the idea. I'll take some more pictures this weekend.

Cheers.

Specifications:
Frame: Santa Cruz Blur XC Carbon, medium
Rear Shock: Monarch 3.3; 6.5" x 1.5" (165x38mm)
Fork: Magura Durin Marathon MD 120M (80-120mm)
Saddle: WTB Laser V SLT
Seatpost: Easton EC90-0 deg.
Seatpost Clamp: Hope QR
Handlebar: Easton MonkeyLite XC, low rise, 685mm
Stem: FSA OS-115, 90mm
Grips: Ergon GE1
Headset: Cane Creek 110 Headset, black
Brakes: Avid Elixer CR, 185mm front/rear rotors
Shift Levers: SRAM X.0, trigger
Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR FD-M971
Rear Derailleur: SRAM X.0, long cage
Crankset: Shimano XTR Hollowtech II Crankset FC-M970, 175mm
Chain: SRAM PC-991
Pedals: Crank Brothers Acid 3 Pedal
Cassette: Shimano XTR Cassette CS-M970, 11-34t
Wheels: DT Swiss 240S hubs, Stan’s Arch rims, Sapin CX-Ray spokes
Tires: Schwalbe Nobby Nic UST 2.25" EVO, converted to tubeless (Stan’s)
Skewers: Rear - DT Swiss RWS Thru Bolt, 10x135; Front - DT Swiss RWS Thru Bolt, 9x100
Weight: 25.06 lbs.
 

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Black/Silver Medium

Here's my med Black/Silver weighing a "ReadyToRide" no BS weight (that means bike computer/bottle cage/chainstay protectors/lower pivot mud flap/frame tape protection = 170g) of 24.7lbs or 24.3Lbs without all that stuff!

Some weight will be lost down the track, looking for some sub 500g true 2.1" tyres and maybe hope mono pro's, slightly lighter stem.

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Weight: 24.7lbs (24.3Lbs w/out) (with computer/bottle cage/chainstay protectors/lower pivot mud flap/frame tape protection)
Frame: Medium w/RP23 shock
Fork: 09 Fox F120RLC
Headset: Chris King
Stem: Thomson
Bars: FSA Carbon w/ Carbon end caps
Grips: ESI foam
Cranks: XT 22/32/44t
Cassette: XTR 11-34t
Pedals: Currently heavily modded Wellgo MG-1 Ti's at 260g per pair
Derailuers: R- XT Shadow F-XTR
Shifters: XTR with full length cables.
Seatpost: Thomson Masterpiece
Seat: Charge Knife
Seatpost Clamp: Carbon No Name
Bottle Cage: Carbon No Name
Brakes: Hope Mono Mini's w/6" floating rotors
Wheelset: Hope SP3 Hubs & DT Swiss 4.2 Rims
Skewers: Carbon/Ti No Name
Tyres: 2.1" Maxxis Exception series - ADvantage Front & Ranchero Rear.
 

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Blur XC Carbon[B] Photo [/B]Thread

Mite be a good idea to change the thread title to "Blur XC Carbon Photo Thread"
 

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Here's my spec list.
L Frame
Rockshox Sid Team fork
F. Der XTR
R Der XTR
Headset Chris King
Cranks Fsa K Force
Wheels Stans Ztr Race rear,w/ deore hub(temporary)
Seatpost USE Cyclops aluminum
Saddle Ax Lightness Endurance
Pedals candy 4Ti
Tires furious Fred 2.25 R, Racing Ralph F 2.25 F
Will post photos of bike and weight as soon as I can.
 

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Here's mine:

Frame Size: Large
Fork: SID Team
Cranks: Shimano XT
Brakes: Juicy Carbon
Hoops: Crossmax ST
Tires: Specialized Captain 2bliss
Derailleurs: XT rear, LX Front
Shifters: Shimano LX
Cassette: Shimano XT
Pedals: Shimano SPD
Stem/Post: Thomson
Bar: Race Face Next Carbon
Saddle: Flite Carbonio

Weight: 24.5 lbs.

 

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Here's my recent build. Has heavy tires and pedals. I'm sure I could get it in the 23lb range no problem.

Specifications:
Frame: Santa Cruz Blur XC Carbon, Large
Rear Shock: Monarch 3.3; 6.5" x 1.5" (165x38mm)
Fork: Fox F100 RLC 2007
Saddle: Specialized Phenom SL plus Gumby
Seatpost: Thomson Elite 410mm
Seatpost Clamp: Hope QR
Handlebar: Easton MonkeyLite SL
Stem: Race Face Deus XC
Grips: LizardSkins Logo
Headset: Chris King
Brakes: Avid Elixer CR, 160mm front/rear rotors
Shift Levers: Simano XTR SL-M970
Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR FD-M971
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR RD-M972 Shadow
Crankset: Shimano XT Hollowtech II Crankset FC-M770, 175mm (Soon to be XTR, 180mm)
Bottom Bracket: Chris King
Chain: Shimano XTR CN-7701
Pedals: Time Aliums (Heavy)
Cassette: Shimano XTR Cassette CS-M970, 11-32t
Wheels: Roval Controle XC Race with Roval Ti Skewers
Tires: Kenda Bluegroove Tubless 2.1 Front; Specialized Captain Control 2bliss Rear. Stans Tire Sealant
Weight: 24.4 lbs.



 

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Hi, my frame hasnt come yet:madman: , but it will have the following:

Frame: 2009 Santa Cruz Carbon Blur- Grey- Medium
Fork: 2007-08 RockShox Sid WC
Shock: RS Monarch 3.3 (probably change to RP23)
Cranks: Bontrager Race X Lite- 2x9
Sprockets: Shimano XT 26-36 (probably gonna change to Specialites TA)
Bottom Bracket: Shimano XTR
Front Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace w/ speen adapter
Rear Derailleur: Sram XO
Shifters: Sram XO twisters
Cassette: Shimano XTR
Chain: KMC X9 SL Gold
Housing: Alligator I-link
Brakes: Formula Oro Puro
Rotors: Alligator Serrated
Wheelset: I havnt decided yet, but probably stans7000/AMC hubs (currently 1708g wheels)
Tires: Racing Ralph 2.1-F, Rocket Ron 2.1 R or Furious Fred 2.0 R
Seatpost: Thomson Masterpeice 30.9 (soon to hav Ti Bolts)
Saddle: WTB Shadow V SLT, (might change to new Rotor Saddle or SLR carbon)
Stem: Rotor SL 90mm
Handlebar: Easton MonkeyLite SL
Headset: Chris King
Grips: ESI Chunky
Pedals: Speedplay Frog
Weight: I hope it weighs 22lbs or less with stans 7000/ AMC hubs (1210g) but w will see:)
 

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Frame: 2009 Santa Cruz Carbon Blur Orange Large
Fork: 2007 Fox 100 RL
Shock: RS Monarch 3.3 (had a RP23 on my BLT2, very happy thus far with the RS - don't be afraid to run more sag than you think a race bike should have, I changed the sag from around 20% to almost 30% and the bike came alive)
Crankset: Shimano XTR
Bottom Bracket: Shimano XTR
Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR
Rear Derailleur: Sram XO
Shifters: Sram XO twisters
Cassette: Shimano XTR
Chain: Sram PG991
Housing: Goodridge brakelines
Brakes: Formula Oro K18
Rotors: Oro 160mm
Wheelset: Stans ZTR Olympic with Tune hubs
Tires: Racing Ralph 2.1 UST front and rear
Seatpost: Thomson Elite
Saddle: Specialized Phenom
Stem: Ritchey WCS 90mm
Handlebar: Easton MonkeyLite XC
Headset: Chris King
Grips: Oury Lock-ons
Pedals: Eggbeater SL
Weight: 23.5 lbs with Stans sealant in both tires (they are heavy but we ride lots of rocky trails and I trust full UST), bottle cage and pedals

I am really happy with this bike, the geometry is spot on for me. The only small issue is that the driveside chainstay has been taking a bit of a beating, both on the silver plate and the carbon stay. I put on a slapsock today and think that discretion may be the better part of valor for those that were thinking of going only with the integrated protector.
 

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Washington, Australia, California, and now: South Africa!

Dukeblue: Any pictures? I just ordered a chainstay protector. Did one come with yours?

Cheers.
 

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No, I picked up a SC one at the bike shop during the week, you have to slide it all the way forward to cover the area that gets dinged up.

I will take some pics toward the weekend and upload them. Very excited as she is doing her second race this weekend, I will get to see how the suspension setup goes over 80kms.
 

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cover the chainstay/lower RH seatstay

dukeblue said:
The only small issue is that the driveside chainstay has been taking a bit of a beating, both on the silver plate and the carbon stay.
The above always bemuses me. :eek:

I learnt my lesson many moons ago with my first decent bike to always protect the chainstay/rh seatstay from chain damage. On a VPP bike you have to go even further and cover the lower/rear driveside pivot bolt as the chain on the bottom side passes and slaps this area too. What you have in your drive train is not that different to a CHAINSAW! :shocked:

Have a look at my photos and you'll see where the extra 1/5th of a pound resides on my bike weight.

I would love (not really) to see pics of a carbon xc that has done 60 miles with no chainstay protection........an image that would surely be sickening to the owner of a $2K+ frame....
 

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Gripo,

I hear ya - my previous race bike was a Truth and I ran a pretty short chain on a med cage (maxed out on a 44 blade and 4th largest at the back), but when I put on the new chain I didn't do the same off the bat and the chain slap did have a chain saw effect. Anyways, learnt my lesson and maybe some can learn from me.

I am really impressed with how balanced the bike is. Just came back from a ride and there is none of the skittishness on flat corners that I was used to. Maybe the longer top tube and slacker head angle all add up to it, but man I am smiling. The best way I can compare the difference is between a surfboard where you first had to gently set the edge and then carve, vs one where you can just press into the bottom turn as hard as you can and know that the rail will bite.

BTW, what do you use to protect the bottom driveside pivot from chain damage?
 

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protecting chainstays & pivots

dukeblue

Here's photos of my BLT2's chainstay protection along with a "pivot mudflap" which I repeated on my carbon XC

Lower chainstay pivot.
Under the protector is a wrapping of a cut up tube zip tied to the stay. If you look closely you can see some clear 3M tape from the auto parts store that's used to protect car headlights and panels from stone chips.


Chainstays


Pivot mudflap
Just cut some tube at a length that suits and zip tie it to the lower seat tube.
 

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My Medium finally arrived and is going to the shop to be assembled this weekend! Here's the build:

Frame: Medium XCC Carbon/Orange
Shock: RS Monarch 3.3
Fork: Fox F100RLC
Wheelset: King ISO/DT 4.2d/DT Revolution spokes
Crankset: XT Hollowtech
Bottom Bracket: King
Cassette: XT 11/34
Rear D: XTR
Front D: XTR
Chain: XTR/Dura Ace
Cables: Avid/XTR
Shifters: XTR Rapidfire
Brakes/Levers/Rotors: Avid Juicy Carbon 160mm
Post: Thomson Elite
Saddle: WTB Rocket V Team
Stem: Thomson X4
Bar: Easton Monkeylite XC

Haven't picked out the grips or tires yet--probably going with Kenda Small Block 8. I would imagine this should be somewhere around 23-24lbs since I'm running tubes and the XT bits on the drivetrain. Will post first ride pics ASAP.
 

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SC Carbon Blur

Hi Guys,

Just picked mine up - will post pics soon. Man I love this bike - came off a Yeti 575 and the difference in efficiency is amazing. I loved my Yeti but the SC is so much better!

10.5kg

Frame: large Carbon/Silver
Shock: Fox Rp23
Fork: Fox F100RL
Headset: King
Wheelset: Mavic SLR
Tyres: Maxxis Advantage 2.1 UST (F), Maxxis Ranchero 2.0 UST(R)
Crankset: XTR
Bottom Bracket: XTR
Cassette: XTR
Rear D: XTR
Front D: XTR
Chain: XTR/Dura Ace
Cables: XTR
Shifters: XTR Dual Control
Brakes: XTR Dual Control
Rotors: Hope Mono Mini 160mm
Post: Thomson Masterpiece
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR Ti (135g)
Stem: Thomson X4
Bar: Easton Monkeylite SL
Grips: Esi Racers Edge
Pedals: Egg Beater Ti
 

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Any thoughts on the Monarch 3.3 rear shock vs. Fox RP 23 on the Blur XC carbon? I see some of the bikes running Fox and wonder if the shock requires special valving for the new Blur shock leverage rates?
 

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buggymancan said:
Any thoughts on the Monarch 3.3 rear shock vs. Fox RP 23 on the Blur XC carbon? I see some of the bikes running Fox and wonder if the shock requires special valving for the new Blur shock leverage rates?
Sorry no experience with the Monarch - I am sure its fine - I am just a Fox man. The RP23 works a treat - no need to use pro-pedal on the VPP, just set and forget.

I think the DT Swiss Carbon shock would be the ducks nuts though :thumbsup: . but just too expensive.:sad:

Cheers,
 
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