News: Santa Cruz Unveils New (aluminum) Blur Trail Model
Burly, slack angles and a bit more wallet friendly than its carbon sibling
By Vernon Felton
Photos by Forrest Arakawa
A few years back, Santa Cruz introduced the the Blur TRc, which was, in many ways, a lightweight, carbon version of the old Blur 4X bike: a slack, short-travel machine that loves to be ridden aggressively and can take a shitload of abuse.
Well, the Blur TRc is still in the game, but not everyone can afford a carbon bike these days. Enter the aluminum Blur Trail, which sports identical geometry and travel (125 millimeters), but with a frame-only price tag of $1,925, sells for about $770 less than the carbon version.