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Im currently building up a Santa Cruz Blur XC Carbon (orange/black) Here is the current build list. Photos to be up shortly when more parts arrive. I am welcoming feedback and suggestions. Components in bold are parts that still need to be bought/decided on.

Frame: Santa Cruz Blur XC Carbon
Fork: 2009 Magura Durin SL
Wheelset: Stan's ZTR Race w/American Classic hubs
Tires: Schwalbe Rocket Ron 2.1 EVO
Crankset: Shimano XTR w/40x26 TA Chinook Rings (Alum bolts)
Cassette: Shimano XTR 11-34 (Alum Lockring)
Stem: New Ultimate (Ti Bolts)
Seatpost: New Ultimate Alloy (Ti Bolts)
Seat: Selle Italia SLR Carbonio
Handlebars: Edge Sweep (cut to 650mm)
Headset: Cane Creek AER w/ Extralite Top-Cap
Brakes: KCNC X7 (Ti/Alum bolts)
Rotors: 140/160mm Ashima AiRotors (Ti rotor bolts)
Pedals: Crank Bros. 2ti (Ti spindles)
Bottom Bracket: Shimano XT
Seatpost clamp: New Ultimate (Ti Bolt)
Water Bottle Cage: BTP 7g (Nylon Bolts)
Rear Derailleur: Sram XO Med. Cage w/ Delrin Pulleys (Alum bolts)
Front Derailleur: Sram XX top-clamp, top-pull (Alum/Ti bolts)
Tubes: 2 Scoops-Stans Notubes Sealant
Chain: KMC X9SL
Grips: KCNC EVA (cut)
Shifters: Sram XO twist shift (Nylon Bolts)
Housing: Alligator Mini iLinks
 

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looks like a blinding build

have a soft spot for the 2011 fox terralogic fork & would drop the durin for one if i could choose myself & take the weight penalty

if you use plastic bolts with your XO gripshifters - use the bog standard steel bolt 1st + carbon grip paste then swap out the bolt after a couple of rides & grease the plastic bolts threads lightly & then torque it up over a few mins till tight enough so not to turn :thumbsup:

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Thanks for the tips! Really helpful. I still don't even know if its worth the hassle and worry to go with nylon on the gripshifts. I'd rather install and forget!
 

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For comparison, here's my build, same frame.
I cant stand crank bros. stuff, had those pedals and scraped 'em


Frame: Santa Cruz Blur XC Carbon, Large
Rear Shock: Fox RP 23 Boost Valve
Fork: 2010 Fox F100 RLC/FIT
Saddle: Fizik Antares
Seatpost: Ritchey Superlogic Carbon
Seatpost Clamp: Token
Handlebar: Easton Monkey Lite SL
Stem: Rotor SX 80mm
Grips: Renthal Kevlar Dual Compound
Bottle cage: Bontrager carbon
Headset: Chris King
Brakes: Shimano: Regular ‘ole Deore levers, XTR center lock rotors-160 f. / 140 r.
XTR rear caliper, Saint 810 4 piston front caliper
Shift Levers: Simano XTR SL-M970
Front Derailleur: Shimano Durace 7900 with Speen adapter
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR RD-M972 Shadow
Crankset: Lightning - 22/36
Bottom Bracket: Enduro Ceramic
Chain: KNC X10 SL
Pedals: Exustar E –PM 210 All Titanium
Cassette: Shimano XTR Cassette CS-M970, 11-34t
Wheels: ZTR Olympic/DT 240s front ZTR Race/DT 190 rear
Skewers: Home made bolt on 9mm - Ti with aluminum washers, Ti (fixed) and aluminum (removable) nuts in the rear / Chrome Molly with aluminum washers and Ti nuts in the front
Tires: Panaracer Smoke Classic 2.1 Front; Maxxis Larsen TT 1.9 Rear.
Stans Tire Sealant
Ti bolts throughout
Weight: 20.65 lbs.
 

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Heres an "in progress" picture. Still waiting on the AER headset to be pressed in as well as the black/red Magura Durin SL, KCNC X7 brakes, and XX Front mech. Will be changing pictured gold bits to red, the annodized gold is left over from a previous build.

 

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bikerboyj17 said:
I'd be interested in hearing your opinion on the KCNC brakes. Have you ever run them before?
Havent run them before. Haven't even gotten a thorough review/ride-report but I like the fact that they have unique looks not seen on many WW bikes and they have a reasonable price for their weight. Of course those factors will be useless if the brakes don't perform but I'm hoping for the best. :thumbsup:

I can write up a ride report on them once they arrive and the snow melts.
 

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KCNC X7 just in from dulight.fr along with b-t-p bottle cage and some nylon bolts. Was in a bit of a hurry so wasn't able to get any pics of the bottle cage. I may have to switch the btp out enventually as I don't know if it will hold up to repeated quick-bottle swaps during races and general abuse as it is literally paper thin. As for the brakes: They look much better in person however, I think I am one of the few people who thinks these brakes even look "good". Ride report and pics on scale to be posted soon.

 
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