2008 Santa Cruz Blur LT2 Mountain Bike - New Gear

May 7, 2008

In case you've been hiding under a rock for the past 4 years, the Santa Cruz Blur is all-but fabled at this point. Our kids will be talking about the Blur as one of the most successful XC bike designs to hit the dirt. When Santa Cruz ponied up for the patents to the Virtual Pivot Point (VPP) suspension design, they had no idea how wildly successful it would be. For years, Santa Cruz made single-pivot bikes. The Heckler and Bullit were really all they had... simple and decent enough designs for the day. But, with the VPP design, they could carve out a name for themselves and have fun expanding the possibilities of the VPP design in the process. I got a chance to demo the 2007 Santa Cruz Blur LT in October 2006 at Interbike. At the time, it was really just a slightly modified Blur that now had 5.5 inches of travel instead of 4.7. It was a great bike, but it didn't feel that much different than the Blur. For 2008, the Blur LT is an entirely different beast. Built from the ground-up to be a Blur LT, this year's model is definitely sexier (check out the new hydroformed tubes) and far and away a better all-mountain package with more suitable angles and geometry. Features of the 2008 Santa Cruz Blur LT Travel: 5.5 inches Suspension: VPP design with new linkages sporting built-in grease ports Recommended Fork: 140 - 160 mm all-mountain (RockShox Lyrik, Fox 36, etc.) Colors: Myriad of colors in powdercoat or anodized finishes Sizes: 15.7, 17, 19 and 20.5 inches Price: $1750 (frame only) The Blur LT is going to be one of the hottest bikes of the year, if only Santa Cruz can keep up with demand. I've heard of several people waiting 2-3 months already with no ETA in sight. If you've got the ability to wait at least 6 weeks before getting on your new bike, then I know the 08 Blur LT will be worth it. Buy Now: Visit

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