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sorry i did a search but didn't find what i was looking for...

so i'm thinking about ordering a new blur xc. i was thinking about getting the blur xc with the XO XC Complete from SC. their bike builder says its 24.51 lbs. what weight should i really expect? i'd be running eggbeaters. i currently ride a gary fisher hardtail for my more xc rides, which is about 25 lbs(maybe more, its been downgraded as original parts have broke). i'm not looking for a weight weanie xc racing bike. i just want a full suspension mt bike in the 25 lbs range. i also have a 35 lbs heckler so i really want a lighter fs bike for longer epic rides. i could put the heckler on a diet but would rather keep it as is and have another mt bike.

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other bikes/frames than the Blur to consider?
 

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jr711 said:
sorry i did a search but didn't find what i was looking for...

so i'm thinking about ordering a new blur xc. i was thinking about getting the blur xc with the XO XC Complete from SC. their bike builder says its 24.51 lbs. what weight should i really expect? i'd be running eggbeaters. i currently ride a gary fisher hardtail for my more xc rides, which is about 25 lbs(maybe more, its been downgraded as original parts have broke). i'm not looking for a weight weanie xc racing bike. i just want a full suspension mt bike in the 25 lbs range. i also have a 35 lbs heckler so i really want a lighter fs bike for longer epic rides. i could put the heckler on a diet but would rather keep it as is and have another mt bike.

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other bikes/frames than the Blur to consider?
With that build kit, depending upon tires and pedals and anodized vs. powdercoat, you should in the 25-26 range. I've seen a powdercoat large Blur XC with the SPX XC kit with HEAVY flat pedals weigh just over 26.
 

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Waiting on my Blur XC

I ordered a ano blue Blur XC about a month ago. Should be here soon. Anyhow, I used weight weenies to get a weight estimate on my build.

My build:
Large Blur XC
Skareb Elite fork
Magura Marta disc brakes
American Classic wheelset
FSA Isis Team carbon cranks
American Classic BB
American Classic headset
Raceface Next lowriser handlebars
Thompson seatpost and stem
Terry FLy saddle (Ti rails)
Salsa grips
SRAM X9 shifters, rear der.
XTR front der.
5th Element air shock
Pedals I've yet to determine...

According to weight weenies, that build comes in at about 22.5 lbs but common sense tells me to add a couple lbs. Adding a margin of error weight plus pedals I figure I'm looking at 24.5.

Just a suggestion...If your not doing any racing, want a light bike and to save some money...you ought to check out the Santa Cruz Superlight. The Superlight can save you several hundreds of dollars. You can get a nice build for under $1500 at about 26lbs or less. I've been riding one for three years and love it. I am keeping it even though I'm getting the Blur. Mainly going to use the Blur on endurance events.
 

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I thought about the superlight. But I already have an 03 heckler and as much as i love how single pivot works for me, i've always wanted a vpp bike. I wouldn't get a nomad since i already have a heckler. I'm one of those who buys things to keep.
 

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jr711 said:
I thought about the superlight. But I already have an 03 heckler and as much as i love how single pivot works for me, i've always wanted a vpp bike. I wouldn't get a nomad since i already have a heckler. I'm one of those who buys things to keep.
I've been wanting a Blur since they came out. I never could justify the cost compared to other bikes before. After trying a couple other bikes and being unhappy with them I decided to splurge and get what I want. I know I'll like the Blur. Guess sometimes ya just have to bite the bullet and go fo what ya want. After riding a 35lb Heckler, the Blur is going to feel like air to you. That'll be nice.

I had a Heckler and wish I would have kept it now. Oh well. Although a buddy of mine has one and wants to sell it for cheap. I serioulsy considering adding it to the stable.

...with all this said, I'm getting bikes to keep as well.
 
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