Well, I'm still waiting for my Blur to arrive. I ordered it on May 5th! Anywho, now S/C is stating that they also have a backlog on the build kits!!! The bottom line is that the frame may be available next week, sans the XTR build kit that I ordered. In an effort to get to ride this thing this year, I'm now considering buying the components from other sources. Soooooo .... now I have nearly unlimited options regarding components.
Thus far, I've decided to go with:
- Mavic Crossmax SL Disc wheelset strapped Panaracer tubless tires
- Fox F100X Terralogic fork
- Progressive 5th Element Air shock
I'm pretty wide open regarding the rest of the components. Here's the XTR build kit from Santa Cruz:
SC XTR Build Kit (scroll down a bit for the XTR kit)
I'm considering going with something similar, but I'm interested in your opinions in terms of possible substitutions. So, what component mix would you use? The cost should be comparable to the XTR build kit specified earlier.