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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 10 days ago.

As of 10 days ago, retroawesomeness has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

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