You wait ages and then along come two brand new bikes in one day, as is the case with Santa Cruz, who have revealed several new additions for 2011.
Earlier we brought you news of the eagerly anticipated Highball Carbon 29er hardtail, which has got 29er fans whipped up into a frenzy. It’s the new Blur TRc that has got us excited though, the latest evolution in the Blur range of trail full-sussers.
The TRc appears to sit quite neatly between the current XC and LT models, with the same VVP suspension design delivering 5in of travel but with geometry closer to that found on the LT (and Nickel) longer travel bikes. Think of it as a reborn Blur 4X and you’re there.
Here’s the official spiel from Santa Cruz:
“An entirely new addition to our family, the Blur TRc is a fresh take on the broadly defined trailbike category. Crafted from carbon fiber, featuring our proprietary lay-up process, the frame weighs a scant 5lbs with shock included. Patented VPP suspension offers 5in of travel, smack dab between our existing Blur XC and LT models.
“The inherently flex-free VPP design combined with the carbon fiber frame results in chassis rigidity second to none. The top tube length and riding position are evolved from our climb-happy xc bikes – a bit more stretched out than on our longer travel rigs – but mated to a relaxed head angle that is sure to make any dedicated gravity fiend weep with joy.”