Last week Cape Town’s mountain bike community joined international Downhill superstar Greg Minnaar in launching the Blur on South African soil at the Waterfront’s Den Anker restaurant. With its full carbon frame weighing in at just 2.06kg this thoroughbred race machine is Santa Cruz’s lightest ever dual-suspension cross-country bike. Modern geometry paired to 100mm of patented VPP suspension makes the Blur ideally suited to South Africa’s cycling market.

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The recent ABSA Cape Epic – mountain biking’s version of the Tour de France – proved to be the ideal opportunity to put the Blur through its paces ahead of its official launched last week. “Think of it as proving its worth at the coal face before going on show to the public,” says Oli Munnik of distributor Rush Sports.

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With nine Cape Epic finishes to his name, Munnik was the perfect rider to get the most out of the Blur. “During the Cape Epic, the Blur perfectly balanced efficiency, reliability and confidence inspiring handling making it ideally suited to events like the Epic,” he says. “After eight days in the saddle, it is clear that Santa Cruz have done their homework. It’s a superb racing machine.”

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For more info, pricing and your nearest dealer visit rushsports.co.za.

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