Blur Carbon CC X01 Eagle Complete Mountain Bike by Santa Cruz Bicycles
It can be difficult to satiate a hankering for flowy descents, but we'd argue that towering climbs that set your quads on fire make undulating ribbons of singletrack taste that much sweeter. To take on the climbs with the speed and power you covet, you'll want a race-ready short-travel machine, and we'd argue that the Blur Carbon CC X01 Eagle Complete Mountain Bike makes a strong case for itself in the speed-demon department. Offering steeper angles, and aggressive race-ready geometry, the Blur shows us that it hasn't forgotten its speedy roots, and is hungry to take on rolling singletrack with a powerful force, and float up climbs like the featherweight ride it is. Santa Cruz may have taken a bit of a divergence from the XC scene in past years, with the Tallboy being the closest to a cross-country offering in recent time, and geometry stretching to slacker angles year over year. Thankfully this trend had a bit of a wrench thrown into it when the Blur had a resurgence last year, and with geometry that takes a U-turn from the trends, and reverts to true race-ready steep angles. Even steeper than the previous generation, this iteration of the Blur features a 69-degree headtube angle, and 74-degree seat tube, perching you on top and in control of your steed while you barrel through miles of singletrack. The wheelbase is stretched slightly, with some help from a slightly stretched chainstay -- another unusual stray from trends, but we'll get into that later. This longer wheelbase lends itself to confidence through rough terrain, enabling you to pick the gnarlier line, shaving seconds off of your time as you push towards the podium. The rear end is updated with Boost spacing, stretching things out and stiffening things up, and while we usually see this pairing with tucked-in wheels and extra-stubby chainstays, the chainstays on the Blur move out just under a quarter of an inch to 17-inches, so you can still comfortably get behind the saddle when you need to, without f...
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