Just happened to come across the new Santa Cruz website tonight and lo-and-behold. Looks like this will be an amazing do-it-all bike that could even be set up for some light DH, especially with the lower standover and new geo.
The blur LT could be fun, and the 69* head angle is with a 140mm fork. It says it can now take a 160mm as well. Don't get me wrong, the nomad is great for light dh, but I think a blur LT could be pretty fun too.
Yeah dont get me wrong either, The blur LT is a great trail/am bike, but with a 69 degree HTA, Its going to be a bit overly squirly for anything DH, and with a longer fork, your going to have a raised BB height as well. I do really like the blurxc, Its just still to much of an XC bike for anything DH
Santa Cruz says the new Blur LT is meant to be a more user-friendly bike that bridges the gap to the Nomad, attracting riders who have traditionally been flocking to it as an all-usage trail machine. In fact, team rider Mark Weir claims that he'll be choosing the Blur LT2 as his main race and training bike over his well abused Nomad.