2012 Blur XC Carbon SPX XC Kit $7700
Representing our first foray into carbon fiber, the Blur XC turned most preconceived notions about lightweight bikes upside down. Incredibly light, yet at the same time much stiffer and stronger than its aluminum predecesor, the carbon fiber Blur XC set a new benchmark for cross-country expectations. Combining our proprietary one piece carbon fiber layup process with the proven ride of VPP suspension resulted in a bike that offers superb suspension and razor sharp performance. Now freshly redesigned, the Blur XC ups the ante again; a tapered headtube increases front end strength and rigidity, while further optimization of our carbon process has allowed us to trim even more weight from the bike. Lighter and stronger? rejoice.