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Poll: Which bike to keep??

waughiewaughie Posts: 180
edited July 2014 in MTB general
I have a proper first world problem in that I have too many bikes and one needs to go!

Currently I have a 2013 26" SC Blur TR with Fox Factory Shock/Fork and a stealth reverb post and I also have a 2014 650b Mondraker Foxy R with Fox Evo Shock/Fork, one of them has to go as they are both too similar in their intended uses.

I am slightly leaning towards keeping the Blur as its red and I always wanted a Santa Cruz, but part of me thinks to keep the Foxy as it is the new technology, despite it being heavy.

Basically I'd like a response from the Poll as to which bike you would rather keep, if you were in this situation. Pictures and Spec below to help you decide!

If you'd like to give a reason to your choice as well that would be great!

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Frame: Foxy 27.5" Stealth Evo-alloy Zero Suspension System FG 140mm
Rear Shock: Fox Float CTD LV Evolution 200×57mm
Fork: Fox 32 Float 27.5" CTD FIT Performance 15mm 140mm Tapered
Front Derailleur: SRAM X7 High Direct mount
Rear Derailleur: SRAM X9 long cage 10s
Number of Gears: 20
Shifters: SRAM trigger X-7
Chainset: SRAM S1000
Chainrings: 38/24T
Bottom Bracket: SRAM GXP
Cassette: SRAM PG-1030 11-36T 10s
Chain: SRAM PC-1031 10s
Pedals: Not Supplied
Brakeset: Formula C1 180mm
Handlebars: Mondraker Foxy R custom design 31.8mm 740mm
Stem: Onoff Stoic FG 30mm
Headset: Onoff Integrated Tapered 1-1/8"-1/5"
Grips: Onoff Paw lock-on
Wheelset: DT M1900 Spline 27.5
Front Tyre: Maxxis Ardent 27.5"xx2.25
Rear Tyre: Maxxis Ardent 27.5"xx2.25
Saddle: Mondraker Foxy R custom design
Seatpost: X-Fusion HiLo Remote 31.6mm
Weight: 13.3kg

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Frame: Santa Cruz Blur TR 2013
Rear Shock: Fox Float CTD Factory 200×51mm
Fork: Fox 32 Factory Talas 2012 110-140mm
Front Derailleur: Shimano XT
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT
Number of Gears: 18
Shifters: Shimano XT
Chainset: Shimano LX
Chainrings: 36/26T
Bottom Bracket: Shimano XT
Cassette: Shimano XT 9Spd
Chain: Shimano Dura-ace/xtr
Pedals: Shimano M540
Brakeset: Avid Trail 9
Handlebars: Easton Haven Aluminium
Stem: Thomson
Headset: Hope
Grips: Odi Ruffian
Wheelset: Hope Pro 2 on Stans Crest
Front Tyre: Nobbby Nic 2.25
Rear Tyre: Nobby Nic 2.25
Saddle: Fizik Gobi
Seatpost: Rockshox Reverb Stealth
Weight: 12.5kg??

Santa Cruz Blur TR or Mondraker Foxy R 28 votes

Santa Cruz Blur TR
50% 14 votes
Mondraker Foxy R
50% 14 votes

Posts

  • CitizenLeeCitizenLee Posts: 2,227
    Personally I'd keep the Foxy and use some of the cash from the sale of the SC to lighten it up a bit. Treat it to some carbon parts maybe.

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  • Angus YoungAngus Young Posts: 3,063
    Foxy. It's the way forward.
    All the gear, no idea and loving the smell of jealousy in the morning.
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  • batmobatmo Posts: 277
    I voted for the Blur as I've always wanted a Santa Cruz too and I understand your sentiment. The Foxy is very nice, but when I sat on one it didn't suit me. The reach was great, but there was only one Tchaikovsky ballet I'd be dancing in and it wasn't Swan Lake...
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  • MaroMaro Posts: 226
    I voted to keep the SC blur, I've not ridden either, I just quite like SC and the blur is a proven design.
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  • Lewis ALewis A Posts: 767
    Which one do you like to ride more?
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  • paul.skibumpaul.skibum Posts: 4,068
    For the UK and long rides there with nadgery climbs I'd go with the Blur. Same as I would be inclined to in Whistler. If I lived somewhere with long descents and easy climbs then the Foxy might pip it. Or sell both and buy something in between the two.
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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,748
    Split the Blur, upgrade the Foxy with bits that will fit (wheels, Reverb for starters) and sell the rest, use the money you get to upgrade the Foxy further......

    Blur frames in good nick go for not much less than a full bike!

    That said I much prefer the look of the Blur but having ridden neither I'm going on reviews only.
  • ThewaylanderThewaylander Posts: 8,767
    Foxy all the way,

    Flog the blur and then start the upgrade path on the foxy with some nice wheels and a decent fork!
  • RockmonkeySCRockmonkeySC Posts: 15,247
    I would keep the Blur. Santa Cruz frames are so nicely built and last for ever. They ride great as well.
    I'm not convinced the zero stems are a good idea.
  • ThewaylanderThewaylander Posts: 8,767
    I would keep the Blur. Santa Cruz frames are so nicely built and last for ever. They ride great as well.
    I'm not convinced the zero stems are a good idea.

    the foxy is runing ther 30mm stem there actually.
  • RockmonkeySCRockmonkeySC Posts: 15,247
    I would keep the Blur. Santa Cruz frames are so nicely built and last for ever. They ride great as well.
    I'm not convinced the zero stems are a good idea.

    the foxy is runing ther 30mm stem there actually.

    Fair enough. I would still choose the Blur though.
  • ThewaylanderThewaylander Posts: 8,767
    I would keep the Blur. Santa Cruz frames are so nicely built and last for ever. They ride great as well.
    I'm not convinced the zero stems are a good idea.

    the foxy is runing ther 30mm stem there actually.

    Fair enough. I would still choose the Blur though.

    It's ok your allowed to be wrong on both accounts ;)
  • waughiewaughie Posts: 180
    Thanks all for your replies, I am leaning towards the SC myself, as it was a self build as well.

    The main issue I have is due to a knee issue I can't actually properly ride either. I can only pootle round the village on the roads!
  • Angus YoungAngus Young Posts: 3,063
    waughie wrote:
    Thanks all for your replies, I am leaning towards the SC myself, as it was a self build as well.

    The main issue I have is due to a knee issue I can't actually properly ride either. I can only pootle round the village on the roads!

    Well, they both have to go, then, and you need to get something with a shopping basket on the front.
    All the gear, no idea and loving the smell of jealousy in the morning.
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  • paul.skibumpaul.skibum Posts: 4,068
    I think the Blur is more suited to tootling too - it should be lighter of the two I'd imagine. But sell both and buy something that suits what you can ride unless the injury is short term.
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  • Angus YoungAngus Young Posts: 3,063
    I'd get rid of the SC because the top tube is bent.
    All the gear, no idea and loving the smell of jealousy in the morning.
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  • waughiewaughie Posts: 180
    I'd get rid of the SC because the top tube is bent.

    The foxy looks like its been ridden into a tree!

    Anyway the Foxy is now up for sale in the classifieds for anyone that was interested.
  • CqcCqc Posts: 951
    Good choice in my view, but stick the dropper post onto the blur
  • waughiewaughie Posts: 180
    The Blur has a Reverb Stealth fitted to it, it just wasn't present when I took that picture!
  • ThewaylanderThewaylander Posts: 8,767
    Think your making a real mistake lead by a brand veiw.

    But on the other hand as long as your happy someone else will profit from it, saving on a hardly used bike :)
  • waughiewaughie Posts: 180
    I wouldn't necessarily say my choice is lead by a desire to have one brand over another, the Blur TR was also reviewed as one of the best bikes in its class.

    Looking at the Mondraker other than the 'ride' it doesn't really match up and would cost a lot to bring it up to a standard I would be happy with, although it did feel a little weird riding the Blur again the other day after going out the past few times on the Mondraker!

    I might just put both up for sale and keep whichever doesn't sell!
  • ThewaylanderThewaylander Posts: 8,767
    Not a bad plan actually lol, most of the foxy is fine in reality just hit it with a rockshox and some new wheels and its a win... But I'm biased lol
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