Get ready to rule the XC race scene.

The Santa Cruz Blur is a World Cup-winning XC race bike. Also the brand's lightest full-suspension carbon XC bike. Achieved by the Superlight suspension. Unlike the VPP, it has no lower link or extra pivot in the back. Less weight and less maintenance!

There are actually two versions of the Blur. XC is for cross-country adventures, with a 100mm front and rear travel. TR is more focused on down-country and marathon races. Boasting a 120mm fork and 115 rear travel. As Santa Cruz says, not a trail bike, but an XC bike for certain courses.

The frame is 289g lighter than the last generation. Available in C and CC carbon for unbeatable performance, efficiency, and versatility. For the final touch, a set of capable 29er wheels. Everything comes together for ultimate handling, speed, comfort and control. What cycling dreams are made of!

Key Details

  • Available In

    Carbon C & Carbon CC

  • Front Travel

    100mm or 120mm

  • Rear Travel

    100mm or 115mm

  • Wheel Size

    29"

  • 2023 Santa Cruz Blur 5 in Matte Silver
  • 2023 Santa Cruz Blur in Gloss Spring Green

Specifications

2023 Santa Cruz Blur

Kit R TR S S TR GX AXS GX AXS RSV GX AXS TR GX AXS TR RSV X0 AXS RSV X0 AXS TR RSV XX SL AXS RSV XX SL AXS YR RSV
Price $4,499 $5,599 $5,499 $6,599 $7,599 $6,699 $7,699 $8,999 $8,999 $11,299 $11,299
Material Carbon C Carbon C Carbon C Carbon C Carbon C Carbon C Carbon C Carbon CC Carbon CC Carbon CC Carbon CC
Travel 115mm 100mm 115mm 100mm 100mm 115mm 115mm 100mm 115mm 100mm 115mm
Wheel Size 29" 29" 29" 29" 29" 29" 29" 29" 29" 29" 29"
Rear Shock FOX Float Performance, 190x45 RockShox SidLuxe Select+, w/ Remote, 190x40 FOX Float Performance, 190x45 RockShox SidLuxe Select+, w/ Remote, 190x40 RockShox SidLuxe Select+, w/ Remote, 190x40 FOX Float Performance Elite, 190x45 FOX Float Performance Elite, 190x45 RockShox SidLuxe Ultimate, w/ Remote, 190x40 FOX Float Factory, 190x45 RockShox SidLuxe Ultimate, w/ Remote, 190x40 FOX Float Factory, 190x45
Fork RockShox Sid RL, 120mm RockShox Sid SL Select+, 100mm, w/Remote FOX 34SC Float Performance, 120mm RockShox Sid SL Select+, 100mm, w/Remote RockShox Sid SL Select+, 100mm, w/Remote FOX 34SC Float Performance Elite, 120mm FOX 34SC Float Performance Elite, 120mm RockShox Sid SL Ultimate, 100mm, w/Remote FOX 34SC Float Factory, 120mm RockShox Sid SL Ultimate, 100mm, w/Remote FOX 34SC Float Factory, 120mm
Rear Derailleur SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd SRAM GX Eagle AXS T-Type, 12spd SRAM GX Eagle AXS T-Type, 12spd SRAM GX Eagle AXS T-Type, 12spd SRAM GX Eagle AXS T-Type, 12spd SRAM X0 Eagle AXS T-Type, 12spd SRAM X0 Eagle AXS T-Type, 12spd SRAM XX SL Eagle AXS T-Type, 12spd SRAM XX SL Eagle AXS T-Type, 12spd
Right Shifter SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd SRAM AXS Pod Bridge SRAM AXS Pod Bridge SRAM AXS Pod Bridge SRAM AXS Pod Bridge SRAM AXS Pod Bridge SRAM AXS Pod Bridge SRAM AXS Pod Ultimate Bridge SRAM AXS Pod Ultimate Bridge
Cassette SRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t SRAM GX Eagle T-Type, 10-52t SRAM GX Eagle T-Type, 10-52t SRAM GX Eagle T-Type, 10-52t SRAM GX Eagle T-Type, 10-52t SRAM X0 Eagle T-Type, 10-52t SRAM X0 EagleT-Type, 10-52t SRAM XX SL Eagle T-Type, 10-52t SRAM XX SL Eagle T-Type, 10-52t
Chain SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd SRAM GX Eagle T-Type, Flattop, 12spd SRAM GX Eagle T-Type, Flattop, 12spd SRAM GX Eagle T-Type, Flattop, 12spd SRAM GX Eagle T-Type, Flattop, 12spd SRAM X0 Eagle T-Type, Flattop, 12spd SRAM X0 Eagle T-Type, Flattop, 12spd SRAM XX SL Eagle T-Type, Flattop, 12spd SRAM XX SL Eagle T-Type, Flattop, 12spd
Chainguide OneUp Chainguide OneUp Chainguide OneUp Chainguide OneUp Chainguide OneUp Chainguide OneUp Chainguide OneUp Chainguide OneUp Chainguide OneUp Chainguide OneUp Chainguide OneUp Chainguide
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB SRAM DUB 73mm MTB Wide BB SRAM DUB 73mm MTB Wide BB SRAM DUB 73mm MTB Wide BB SRAM DUB 73mm MTB Wide BB SRAM DUB 73mm MTB Wide BB SRAM DUB 73mm MTB Wide BB SRAM DUB BSA MTB 68/73mm, 4.5mm spacer SRAM DUB BSA MTB 68/73mm, 4.5mm spacer
Headset FSA IS-2/47/42 ACB or Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset Cane Creek AER IS Tapered Headset Cane Creek AER IS Tapered Headset
Rear Tire Maxxis Rekon Race 29"x2.4"WT, EXO Maxxis Aspen 29"x2.4"WT, EXO Maxxis Rekon Race 29"x2.4"WT, EXO Maxxis Aspen 29"x2.4"WT, EXO Maxxis Aspen 29"x2.4"WT, EXO Maxxis Rekon Race 29"x2.4"WT, EXO Maxxis Rekon Race 29"x2.4"WT, EXO Maxxis Aspen 29"x2.4"WT, EXO Maxxis Rekon Race 29"x2.4"WT, EXO Maxxis Aspen 29"x2.4"WT, EXO Maxxis Rekon Race 29"x2.4"WT, EXO
Front Tire Maxxis Rekon Race 29"x2.4"WT, EXO Maxxis Aspen 29"x2.4"WT, EXO Maxxis Rekon Race 29"x2.4"WT, EXO Maxxis Aspen 29"x2.4"WT, EXO Maxxis Aspen 29"x2.4"WT, EXO Maxxis Rekon Race 29"x2.4"WT, EXO Maxxis Rekon Race 29"x2.4"WT, EXO Maxxis Aspen 29"x2.4"WT, EXO Maxxis Rekon Race 29"x2.4"WT, EXO Maxxis Aspen 29"x2.4"WT, EXO Maxxis Rekon Race 29"x2.4"WT, EXO
Front Hub SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap, 6-Bolt 32h DT Swiss 370, 15x110, Torque Cap, 6-Bolt, 28h DT Swiss 370, 15x110, 6-Bolt, 28h DT Swiss 370, 15x110, Torque Cap, 6-Bolt, 28h Industry Nine 1/1, 15x110, Centerlock, 24h DT Swiss 370, 15x110, 6-Bolt, 28h Industry Nine 1/1, 15x110, Centerlock, 24h Industry Nine 1/1, 15x110, Centerlock, 24h Industry Nine 1/1, 15x110, Centerlock, 24h DT Swiss 180 EXP, 15x110, Torque Cap, Centerlock, 24h DT Swiss 180 EXP, 15x110, Centerlock, 24h
Front Rim RaceFace AR Offset 27, 29" RaceFace AR Offset 27, 29" RaceFace AR Offset 27, 29" RaceFace ARC Offset 27 29" Reserve 28|XC 29" RaceFace ARC Offset 27 29" Reserve 28|XC 29" Reserve 28|XC 29" Reserve 28|XC 29" Reserve 28|XC 29" Reserve 28|XC 29"
Rear Hub SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, HG, 6-Bolt, 32h DT Swis 370, 12x148, XD, 6-Bolt, 36t, 28h DT Swis 370, 12x148, XD, 6-Bolt, 36t, 28h DT Swis 370, 12x148, XD, 6-Bolt, 36t, 28h Industry Nine 1/1, 12x148, XD, Centerlock, 24h DT Swis 370, 12x148, XD, 6-Bolt, 36t, 28h Industry Nine 1/1, 12x148, XD, Centerlock, 24h Industry Nine 1/1, 12x148, XD, Centerlock, 24h Industry Nine 1/1, 12x148, XD, Centerlock, 24h DT Swiss 180 EXP, 12x148, XD, Centerlock, 36t, 24h DT Swiss 180 EXP, 12x148, XD, Centerlock, 36t, 24h
Rear Rim RaceFace AR Offset 27, 29" RaceFace AR Offset 27, 29" RaceFace AR Offset 27, 29" RaceFace ARC Offset 27 29" Reserve 28|XC 29" RaceFace ARC Offset 27 29" Reserve 28|XC 29" Reserve 28|XC 29" Reserve 28|XC 29" Reserve 28|XC 29" Reserve 28|XC 29"
Front Rotor Avid Centerline, 180mm Avid Centerline, 160mm Avid Centerline, 180mm Avid Centerline, 160mm Avid Centerline, Centerlock, 160mm Avid Centerline, 180mm Avid Centerline, Centerlock, 180mm SRAM CLX, Centerlock, 160mm SRAM CLX, Centerlock, 180mm SRAM CLX, Centerlock, 160mm SRAM CLX, Centerlock, 180mm
Rear Rotor Avid Centerline, 180mm Avid Centerline, 160mm Avid Centerline, 180mm Avid Centerline, 160mm Avid Centerline, Centerlock, 160mm Avid Centerline, 180mm Avid Centerline, Centerlock, 180mm SRAM CLX, Centerlock, 160mm SRAM CLX, Centerlock, 180mm SRAM CLX, Centerlock, 160mm SRAM CLX, Centerlock, 180mm
Brakes SRAM Level T SRAM Level TL SRAM Level TL SRAM Level Bronze Stealth 2-Piston SRAM Level Bronze Stealth 2-Piston SRAM Level Bronze Stealth 4-Piston SRAM Level Bronze Stealth 4-Piston SRAM Level Silver Stealth 2-Piston SRAM Level Silver Stealth 4-Piston SRAM Level Ultimate Stealth 2-Piston SRAM Level Ultimate Stealth 4-Piston
Crankset SRAM Stylo 148 DUB 34t SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB 34t SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB 34t SRAM GX Eagle DUB T-Type Crankset. 34t SRAM GX Eagle DUB T-Type Crankset. 34t SRAM GX Eagle DUB T-Type Crankset. 34t SRAM GX Eagle DUB T-Type Crankset. 34t SRAM X0 Eagle DUB T-Type Crankset, 34t SRAM X0 Eagle DUB T-Type Crankset, 34t SRAM XX SL Eagle DUB T-Type Crankset, 34t SRAM XX SL Eagle DUB T-Type Crankset, 34t
Handlebars RaceFace Ride SRAM Atmos Flat Bar SRAM Atmos Flat Bar Santa Cruz Carbon Santa Cruz Carbon Santa Cruz Carbon Santa Cruz Carbon Santa Cruz Carbon Flat Bar, 31.8x760, 7mm Rise Santa Cruz Carbon Flat Bar, 31.8x760, 7mm Rise Santa Cruz Carbon Flat Bar, 31.8x760, 7mm Rise Santa Cruz Carbon Flat Bar, 31.8x760, 7mm Rise
Stem RaceFace Ride, 60mm SRAM Atmos Stem, 60mm SRAM Atmos Stem, 60mm SRAM Atmos Stem, 60mm SRAM Atmos Stem, 60mm SRAM Atmos Stem, 60mm SRAM Atmos Stem, 60mm SRAM Atmos 7k, 60mm SRAM Atmos 7k, 60mm SRAM Atmos 7k, 60mm SRAM Atmos 7k, 60mm
Saddle WTB Silverado, CroMo WTB Silverado, CroMo WTB Silverado, CroMo WTB Silverado Medium, CroMo WTB Silverado Medium, CroMo WTB Silverado Medium, CroMo WTB Silverado Medium, CroMo WTB Silverado Medium, Ti WTB Silverado Medium, Ti WTB Silverado Medium, Ti WTB Silverado Medium, Ti
Seatpost SDG Tellis Dropper, 31.6 FOX Transfer SL Performance Dropper, XL 100mm, 31.6 FOX Transfer SL Performance Dropper, 31.6 FOX Transfer SL Performance Dropper, XL 100mm, 31.6 FOX Transfer SL Performance Dropper, XL 100mm, 31.6 FOX Transfer SL Performance Dropper, 31.6 FOX Transfer SL Performance Dropper, 31.6 FOX Transfer SL Factory Dropper, XL 100mm 31.6 FOX Transfer SL Factory Dropper, 31.6 -or- OneUp V2 Dropper Post FOX Transfer SL Factory Dropper, XL 100mm 31.6 FOX Transfer SL Factory Dropper, 31.6 -or- OneUp V2 Dropper Post
Grips ESI Chunky Grips - ESI Chunky Grips SRAM Grips SRAM Grips ESI Chunky Grips ESI Chunky Grips SRAM Grips ESI Chunky Grips SRAM Grips ESI Chunky Grips
Battery Charger - - - SRAM eTap Powerpack 1 Battery SRAM eTap Powerpack 1 Battery SRAM eTap Powerpack 1 Battery SRAM eTap Powerpack 1 Battery SRAM eTap Powerpack 1 Battery SRAM eTap Powerpack 1 Battery SRAM eTap Powerpack 1 Battery SRAM eTap Powerpack 1 Battery

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Superlight Suspension

The Blur is the one and only Santa Cruz bike with a Superlight suspension. It offers exception traction and efficiency when you need it most. Plus, it makes the frame 289g lighter

Geometry

2023 Santa Cruz Blur

XC
Size S M L XL
Reach 425 450 470 495
Stack 578.3 587.6 596.9 610.8
Head Tube Angle 68.3° 68.3° 68.3° 68.3°
Seat Tube Length 405 430 470 520
Front Center 685.8 714.5 738.2 768.7
BB Height 330.5 330.5 330.5 330.5
BB Drop 42 42 42 42
Wheelbase 1115.8 1147 1173.2 1206.2
Rear Center 430 432.5 435 437.5
Head Tube Length 90 100 110 125
Top Tube Length 563.9 592.8 616.9 647.2
Seat Tube Angle 76.5º 76.3º 75.8º 75.7º
Standover Height 736.6 740.1 739.2 745.1
TR
Size S M L XL
Reach 412.3 437.8 457.5 482.5
Stack 587.4 597 606.5 620.7
Head Tube Angle 67.1º 67.1º 67.1º 67.1º
Seat Tube Length 405 430 470 520
Front Center 695 723.7 747.4 778
BB Height 339.9 339.7 339.6 339.4
BB Drop 32.6 32.8 32.9 33.1
Wheelbase 1125.8 1157 1183.2 1216.3
Rear Center 430.8 433.3 435.8 438.3
Head Tube Length 90 100 110 125
Top Tube Length 568.4 597.3 621.4 651.7
Seat Tube Angle 75.1º 75º 74.9º 74.8º
Standover Height 743.5 746.4 745.4 750.1
Bike Geometry Chart

Frequently Asked Questions

2023 Santa Cruz Blur

  • Is it a Blur or a Superlight?

    Blur is the model name. Superlight is the pivot system employed on the bike.

  • Is this bike available as a frameset?

    Yes, there are frame-only options.

  • Are there two different rear travel settings?

    XC has 100mm front and rear travel with a 40mm stroke rear shock. TR has 120mm front and 115mm rear travel with a 45mm stroke shock. All frames work with both sizes.

  • Can I run 27.5" wheels on this bike?

    No, you can only run 29" wheels front and rear.

  • How many water bottle mounts are on this bike?

    M-XL sizes have three bottle mounts - two on the inside of the front triangle and one under the downtube. S has two inside the front triangle.