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2004 Santa Cruz Blur 1.0

I got a screaming deal on this frame. After riding full suspension Santa Cruz frames at work, I decided that the Chameleon is not enough for the riding that I do. The first week I had this bike build up, I just moved the parts on my Chameleon. The only thing I changed was the stem and handlebars which were wider than the Ritcheys I had. The bike did not last a week as I wrecked the SRAM XO derailleur in half and destroyed the dropouts from a rock. After scrounging around the bike shop random parts bin, I found some XO trigger shifters and long cage derailleur. I replaced the dropout and put them on. I also moved the cranks from my Soma Juice to this bike and replaced the big ring with a bashguard. I also replaced the crappy XC tires with some wide high volume Maxxis Ardent 2.25. I jumped ship to tubeless, they are easier to work with than tubes. The only big purchase I made for this bike is the rear shock. I replaced the shitty Progressive Air can that was in it with a brand new Fox Float CTD Evolution which was lightyears ahead of the old shock. Right now, this bike weighs in at 26 lbs set up as a short travel trail bike.

2004 Santa Cruz Blur

Chris King headset, Fox Float Series II 100mm

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Shimano LX cranks, Shimano Saint bottom bracket

Straitline DeFacto pedals

Shimano LX 32/22 chainrings, SRAM 970 11-32 cassette

SRAM XO rear derailleur and trigger shifters, Shimano XTR front derailleur

Easton Haven handlebars, IRD 80mm stem

WTB RocketV saddle, Thomson Elite Setback seatpost

Hayes Stroker Trail

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
DT Swiss 240 hubs, Mavic 819 rims, Maxxis Ardent 26x2.25 tires

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
DT Swiss 240 hubs, Mavic 819 rims, Maxxis Ardent 26x2.25 tires

Lezyne Mega Drive lights for night riding.

Added by retroawesomeness. Last updated over 8 years ago.

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