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I notice that the Santa Cruz Blur has a sticker on the seat tube that states: "Made in the USA". Is this entirely true?
 

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i think so...

last i head, the santa cruz frame (atleast the superlight, heckler and blur) are made by kinesis (?), somewhere in oregon. did you ever order of decide on the steel fs rig?

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I notice that the Santa Cruz Blur has a sticker on the seat tube that states: "Made in the USA". Is this entirely true?
 

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psOption3 said:
I notice that the Santa Cruz Blur has a sticker on the seat tube that states: "Made in the USA". Is this entirely true?
Yes, the Blur frame tubes are cut, welded, anodized/PC'ed and assembled in the USA. Now where the tubing came from, bb threads were cut, etc...who knows. It's all good though. Damn near impossible to get a made in the USA full bicycle though without going custom and fully rigid. Almost all suspension forks/shocks, handlebars, drivetrain components, tires etc are made overseas. Kinda makes were the frame is made a moot point.
 

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last i head, the santa cruz frame (atleast the superlight, heckler and blur) are made by kinesis (?), somewhere in oregon. did you ever order of decide on the steel fs rig?

cheers!
wuzz up, new to the site, trying to figure this out, ever had the opportunity to ride UTAH??
 

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I heard that the Heckler's and Superlights are welded over in Taiwan, which is for the better. Those 6 year olds with their tiny hands can get in there and weld the junctions that are too tight for fat american hands. My 04 Heckler has been absolutely bombproof.
 

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From an email in my files quoting Santa Cruz

The Juliana, Roadster and 2003.5-on Chameleon and Heckler frames are started in Taiwan, and the final inspection, assembly, finish work, etc. is all done here in Santa Cruz.
(labeled - Assembled from foreign and domestic parts)

 

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It's about 4 ft to tranny, but even higher if you land further out on the tranny. Here is a different angle of the same drop.....
 

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do you think a santa cruz blur could handle that drop?
Yes. The tranny is pretty steep, so the impact is pretty minimal. I'd stay away from anything over 3 foot to flat type drops for your Blur, but if the tranny is good, you could hit up to 8 or 10 feet I imagine depending on how much you weigh, and how smooth you are.
 
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