3 New Bikes from Santa Cruz – Blur TR Carbon, Highball, and Tallboy Al

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Santa Cruz has just announced 3 new bikes, just in time for Spring (and the Sea Otter Classic)!

Check out this preliminary info, we will be filling in more info and photos as we get it.


Spring 2011 Blooms New Bikes!

It is springtime, and just as sure as the blossoms are going to get blasted from their trees by violent sideways rainstorms here in coastal California, this is the season we love most, because it means one thing – New Bikes

We’ll keep this short for now, since we’ve got a bumper crop of two-wheeled mountain bike goodness to show off. Click on each of the images below for more details on each new bike!

The sales staff will be ready to start taking orders on these bikes April 4th, and we expect to have bikes shipping out from here toward the end of May. US pricing is included in the individual model breakdowns.

Blur TRc

Santa Cruz Bicycles - Blur TRc

An entirely new addition to our family, the Blur TRc is a fresh take on the broadly defined trailbike category. Crafted from carbon fiber, featuring our proprietary lay-up process, the frame weighs a scant 5 pounds with shock included. Patented VPP suspension offers 5 inches of travel, smack dab between our existing Blur XC and LT models. The inherently flex-free VPP design combined with the carbon fiber frame results in chassis rigidity second to none. The top tube length and riding position are evolved from our climb-happy xc bikes – a bit more stretched out than on our longer travel rigs – but mated to a relaxed head angle that is sure to make any dedicated gravity fiend weep with joy.


Santa Cruz Bicycles - Highball

There are still those times and places where the best way to light the fuse and blow everyone else into the weeds is by riding a hardtail. Bigger wheels have revived the venerable double diamond design, and by mixing the smooth rolling hoops with a feathery 2.4-pound carbon fiber frame, we’ve come up with a potent race weapon. Anyone who complains about a bad day climbing while riding this bike needs to find another sport. The Highball is insanely light, razor sharp, nimble but surefooted, stiff as a plank, and designed to do two things: 1. Race. 2. Win.

Tallboy Al

Santa Cruz Bicycles - Tallboy Al

Tallboys have become mighty popular bikes in the relatively short time since we introduced them, and they have been getting rave reviews from the press and, more importantly, from the thousands of riders who’ve rolled off into the sunset aboard them. The pairing of VPP suspension and 29” wheels created a fast rolling, crisp handling, versatile bike that exploits the benefits of big wheels to the best of their advantage, at home anywhere from remote alpine singletrack to crowded jittery start lines. Now the tall can is available in aluminum – same geometry, same lines, same great suspension, teeny bit more weight, whole lot less money.

Click on the photos above for more info, photos and pricing!

Check out the discussion thread about these new bikes in the Santa Cruz Forum!

source: MtotheF

About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato enjoys riding local Santa Cruz trails. Besides being an avid mountain biker, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.

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