Santa Cruz Bicycles - Blur 3 Aqua - 29
Santa Cruz Bicycles - Blur 3 Carbon - 29
MY20 Gloss Aqua & MY20 Yellow
MY20 Gloss Carbon & MY20 Aquarius Green

Full gas, 24/7.

The Blur is our ride fast, ride far, ride-harder-than-your-heart-can-take XC race bike.

Light enough to scorch hot laps and tough enough to endure a long-distance beating, the Blur does it all without compromise. No matter how demanding your next XC endeavor, the Blur is ready to go full gas, 24/7.

Make no mistake, at just 2060g this is our lightest ever 100mm full suspension frame. The ultra efficient VPP® suspension design, complemented by a dual remote lockout and super stiff carbon frame, means you’ve got more thrust on demand than SpaceX.

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.

Confidence-inspiring geometry and components worth their salt allow you to take those sketchy overtaking lines that are the difference between getting on the podium or ‘winning’ the wooden spoon.

Key Features:

  • Available in: Carbon C & Carbon CC More Info
  • Wheel size: 29"
  • Front travel: 100mm
  • Rear travel: 100mm
  • Priced from $3799 (MSRP)
Santa Cruz Bicycles 27.5

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Géométrie et dimensionnement

Rollover table below to highlight frame dimensions.


CTube de direction supérieur69°69°69°69°69°69°69°69°
DLongueur de tube de direction405mm15.94"430mm16.93"470mm18.5"520mm20.47"
EFront Center681mm26.81"704mm27.72"728mm28.66"763mm30.04"
FHauteur de pédalier328mm12.91"328mm12.91"328mm12.91"328mm12.91"
GBB Drop42mm1.65"42mm1.65"42mm1.65"42mm1.65"
ILongueur de la base432mm17.01"432mm17.01"432mm17.01"432mm17.01"
JLongueur de tube supérieur90mm3.54"100mm3.94"110mm4.33"125mm4.92"
KLongueur de tube supérieur575mm22.64"597mm23.5"621mm24.45"656mm25.83"
LAngle de tube de direction74°74°74°74°74°74°74°74°
MHauteur d'enjambement722mm28.43"722mm28.43"723mm28.46"730mm28.74"
NEye to Eye Length170mm6.69"170mm6.69"170mm6.69"170mm6.69"
Seatpost Length
Stem Length60mm60mm75mm75mm75mm75mm75mm75mm
Crank Length170mm170mm175mm175mm175mm175mm175mm175mm
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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 this bike with 27.5 plus wheels?

No. We specifically designed this bike around 29in tires and there isn't enough clearance for a plus setup.

Is the Blur compatible with electronic shifting systems? (like Di2)

Absolutely. One approach is to stash the battery in the steerer tube. You could also stash it in the frame but we would suggest wrapping it up in something like bubble wrap. All the routing on this bike is internal, so it’s not a problem to get all the wires tucked away and where they need to go.

What are the options for seat posts, bottles, and chain guides?

The Blur was designed to allow for setups that accommodate long rides or trail riding.

  • You can carry two water bottles. One on the seat tube for easy access and one on the bottom of the downtube as a spare.
  • Unfortunately, the small frame cannot fit a bottle under the downtube due to clearance issues.
  • It's dropper post compatible and the options are plentiful. Just make sure you get a 31.6 diameter post.
  • Running a bottom brack mounted chain guide is an option. We recommend an excellent one from OneUp.

What kind of headset does this bike use?

This bike uses integrated headset cups. The upper up is 41mm and the lower cup is 52mm. The SHIS name is IS 41/28.6 IS 52/40.

What kind of riding can I do with the Blur?

The Blur is designed for cross-country, marathon riding, and endurance. It's equally at home at the races or all day explorations of the great wide yonder.

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 the newest model of this bike?

We’ll have the newest version available 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 additional technical information for my bike?

Currently all technical info is located either on the bike archive or under tech support. Both can provide helpful information for puzzling with your bike, torque specs, and exploded diagrams.