Santa Cruz Blur TR - First look

New aluminium trail bike

Santa Cruz have launched an all-new aluminium trail bike, the Blur TR.  The new addition to the trail line-up aims to mimic the carbon Blur TRc in a package that's kinder to the wallet.

With the same 125mm VPP suspension and geometry as its carbon big brother, Santa Cruz are insisting this is a bike to be thrashed. Bringing things bang up to date, they've opted to use a 142x12mm rear end, ISCG05 tabs and internal routing for RockShox's Reverb Stealth seatpost. 

Usefully, the frame also features two bottle cage mounts. Two colours are available – satin black/gold and gloss red/blue.

The Blur TR frame will set you back £1,749 / US$1,925 with a Fox Float CTD shock, while complete package deals start from £3,249 / US$3,099. For more information see

Oli Woodman

Section Editor, UK
With more than 10 years of experience riding mountain bikes, Oli knows the good from the bad when it comes to gear. He's a total bike nerd and loves few things more than fettling with spangly riding bits. Also, he seems to have a talent for crashing hard but emerging unscathed.
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  • Preferred Terrain: Loamy singletrack
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