Blur Carbon CC XX1 Eagle Reserve Mountain Bike by Santa Cruz Bicycles
For some people, the thrill of mountain biking comes from pointing your slacked out enduro rig down the mountain and getting to the bottom as fast as possible. Others prefer to take a more meticulous approach, seeking long, tough climbs that reward you with beautiful ribbons of singletrack winding through aspen groves and old-growth forest, tackling challenging terrain with finesse and careful line choice. This type of riding is best done with a shorter travel steed that's capable of charging to the podium at your local cross country races, something like the Santa Cruz Blur Carbon CC XX1 Eagle Reserve Complete Mountain Bike. Equipped with aggressive race-ready geometry, 100mm of efficient VPP travel, and a first-rate build kit comprised of the best components money can buy, the Blur is hungry to take on singletrack with a powerful force, and float up climbs like the featherweight bike that it is. We may have a tendency to hesitate when we hear the words "rugged" and "cross-country race rocket" used in the same sentence, but with a one-piece carbon VPP rear triangle we can't help but spot the similarities between the Blur and Santa Cruz's burly DH rigs. Its twin upright architecture gives cues to inspiration from the Nomad and V10, promising a ride that's uncompromising and stiff, but without the bulk to follow. Keeping a good thing going, Santa Cruz carefully constructs a one-piece carbon front triangle to pack in lateral stiffness that provides tracking confidence through blown out, washboard switchbacks and root-latticed climbs. The VPP suspension in the new Blur is much like the VPP you'll find in other modern Santa Cruz bikes, which undoubtedly an upgrade from the previous generation, with smoother ramping mid-stroke to prevent a bottomed out feel as you soak into the suspension, and with the buttery-smooth Kashima coated FOX Float Factory shock you'll find that the short 100-millimeters of travel feels so much deeper. Santa Cruz may have taken a...
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