Blur XT

Blur XT





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Manufacturer Description

Each weekend, at race venues the world over, there is one rider who gets hoisted upon the shoulders of the crowd and carried to the podium. Or at least leaves with a water bottle as their prize. And between each of those races, innumerable wannabes are putting in the hours on the rollers and in the gym all because they want to feel what it’s like to take the win. They know that to beat the pack every advantage needs to be acquired. That’s where the Blur fits in. We tapped into everything we’ve learned from years of making the highest quality carbon full-suspension bikes so that we could put as little (weight) as possible into the Blur frame. The trim frame and super-efficient Superlight™ suspension will be the key to translating your input into competition beating performances. But the Blur isn't just for the short track. Two water bottle mounts within the front triangle should keep chuggers happy. And the high quality fit, finish and carbon construction promises multi-day racers a worry free existence—meaning there's no fiddly proprietary parts that could leave you stranded in a Cape Epic or Breck Epic campsite. The carbon frame, while being light, is made to go the distance and as always the legendary Santa Cruz lifetime warranty and Rider Support team has got your back. The Blur isn’t guaranteed to make you a race winner but being the lightest, full-suspension carbon XC bike we’ve ever made (Approx 23lb as complete. Blur frame is 289g lighter than the previous model) it might be the difference between claiming first place...or just crossing the line.

Build Kit

FrameCarbon C
ForkRockShox Sid SL Select+, 100mm w/ Remote
Rear ShockRockShox SidLuxe Select+
GripsSRAM Twistlock
HandlebarsSanta Cruz Bicycles Carbon Flat Bar
SaddleWTB Silverado Medium Cromoly SL Fusion Saddle or WTB Volt
SeatpostFOX Transfer SL Performance Elite, 100mm, 31.6
StemSRAM Atmos Stem, 60mm
Front BrakesShimano XT 8100
Rear BrakesShimano XT 8100
Bottom BracketShimano XT 68/73mm Threaded BB
ChainShimano XT, 12spd
Chain Rings-
ChranksetShimano XT M8120 34t
Front Derailleur-
Rear DerailleurShimano XT M8100, 12spd
ShiftersShimano XT M8100, 12spd
Front Hub-
Rear Hub-
SpokesSapim D-light
Front TireMaxxis Aspen, 29"x2.4WT, 3C, EXO, TR
Rear TireMaxxis Aspen, 29"x2.4WT, 3C, EXO, TR
Front Wheel-
Rear Wheel-


BB Drop ?42424242
BB Height ?330.5330.5330.5330.5
Chainstay Length ?----
Crank Length----
Fork Length----
Fork Rake Offset ?----
Front Center685.8714.5738.2768.7
Handlebar Width----
Headtube Angle ?68.3°68.3°68.3°68.3°
Headtube Length ?90100110125
Reach ?425450470495
Saddle Width----
Seatpost Length----
Seat Tube Angle ?76.5º76.3º75.8º75.7º
Seat Tube Length ?405430470520
Stack ?578.3587.6596.9610.8
Standover Height736.6740.1739.2745.1
Stem Length----
Top Tube Length ?563.9592.8616.9647.2