When the Blur TRc was introduced back in 2011, it quickly became a favorite among many thanks to its slacker angles and longer travel than the Blur XC, but still not quite as long as the Blut LT. In its carbon guise, the LTc is a trail shredding rocket ship, but the “c” designation hinted that at some point an aluminum model would be available too and Santa Cruz has finally made good on that promise.
The TR is very similar to the TRc in almost every way with a tapered head tube, threaded bottom bracket, 68 degree head tube, 142×12 rear axle, ISCG tabs, grease ports, the works. They even snuck in internally routed dropper post compatibility and two bottle cage mounts. Sitting at 125mm of travel, the TR is still situated squarely between the XC at 100mm and the LT at 140mm. While some might think having three bikes so close together in travel is overkill, the options and versatility of each bike ad up to easily being able to build the perfect ride to suit your riding style and your local trails.
Santa Cruz mentioned the bike has quickly become a favorite of Josh “RatBoy” Bryceland, and if the video of him after the break is any indication – the sky is the limit with the new TR!
Fun, right? Not that we all *ahem* can ride like Ratboy, but one can dream right? The new Blur TR certainly looks to offer mid travel VPP performance in a more affordable package – pricing coming soon.