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Full gas, 24/7.

The Blur is the ride fast, ride far, ride harder than your heart can take kind of XC race bike that only we would make. Light enough to scorch hot laps and tough enough to endure a long-distance beating, the Blur bowls into the Cross Country Club like Rodney Dangerfield at Bushwood*.

The one-piece carbon VPP® rear triangle shares a similar twin upright architecture to our World Cup-winning downhill bikes.  Paired with a one-piece carbon front end it delivers a lateral stiffness and tracking ability you just don’t see on featherweight bikes of this genre.

The Blur doesn’t just race, it rips race courses a new A-line. Inspiring geometry built around a 69-degree head tube angle drives you to take those sketchy rough lines past the wobblers who stand between you and the podium.

Make no mistake, at just 2060g* this is our lightest ever 100mm VPP® suspension bike. VPP® is already one of the most pedal efficient engineering principles in the history of mountain bike design. Throw our dual lockout build kits into the mix and you’ve got more thrust on demand than SpaceX.

All without trade off. The Blur carries the same lifetime frame and pivot bearing warranty as all other Santa Cruz Bicycles. Even the optional lightweight 29-inch Reserve carbon wheels are covered for life too. No matter how arduous your next XC endeavor, the Blur is ready to go full gas, 24/7.

Key Features:

  • Available in: Carbon C & Carbon CC More Info
  • Wheel size: 29"
  • Front travel: 100mm
  • Rear travel: 100mm
  • Priced from $3699 (MSRP)

Build & Price

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Geometry & Sizing

Rollover table below to highlight frame dimensions.

CHead Tube Angle69°69°69°69°69°69°69°69°
DSeat Tube Length405mm15.94"430mm16.93"470mm18.5"520mm20.47"
EFront Center681mm26.81"704mm27.72"728mm28.66"763mm30.04"
FBB Height328mm12.91"328mm12.91"328mm12.91"328mm12.91"
GBB Drop42mm1.65"42mm1.65"42mm1.65"42mm1.65"
IChainstay Length432mm17.01"432mm17.01"432mm17.01"432mm17.01"
JHead Tube Length90mm3.54"110mm4.33"110mm4.33"125mm4.92"
KTop Tube Length575mm22.64"597mm23.5"621mm24.45"656mm25.83"
LSeat Tube Angle74°74°74°74°74°74°74°74°
MStandover Height722mm28.43"722mm28.43"723mm28.46"730mm28.74"
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Frame Sizing

5'1"155 — 5'5"165cm
5'5"165 — 5'9"175cm
5'9"175 — 6'1"185cm
6'1"185 — 6'5"196cm

Tech Support

Can I run 27.5 plus wheels with the Blur?

No. The Blur was designed around 29in tires and there isn't enough clearance for a plus setup.

If you're interested in a 29er that can run 27.5-plus tires, check out the Tallboy.

What’s the deal with the shock lock out?

The Blur is equipped with a dual fork/shock lockout that's enabled by a lever on the handlebar.

You can flip the switch to lock the suspension and when it's time to descend, you can flip the switch to open the shock and fork simultaneously. Given the Blur's XC and Endurance pedigree, there aren't many downsides to having a remote lockout on a bike like this.

Where can I demo a Blur?

We’ll have the Blur for demo at the Factory in Santa Cruz, California. We also suggest contacting your local Santa Cruz retailer to check for demo availability in your area.

Where can I find information about older versions of the Blur?

Not a problem. Just click this link and head over to the Bike Archive. We’re constantly adding information to the Archive. If you don’t see something you need, shoot us an email.