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Santa Cruz Blur C Water in frame


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Hey Everyone,

 

I recently bought a brand new Santa Cruz Blur C. 

After every ride I clean the bike thoroughly, but it seems like water is getting into the frame. More recently, I went riding in the rain and noticed that there was quite a bit of water in the frame.

 

To drain the water, I need to remove the bottom screw fastening the bash plate to the bottom bracket, otherwise the water won't drain.

 

Is this a known issue with the Blur?

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Hey Everyone,

 

I recently bought a brand new Santa Cruz Blur C. 

After every ride I clean the bike thoroughly, but it seems like water is getting into the frame. More recently, I went riding in the rain and noticed that there was quite a bit of water in the frame.

 

To drain the water, I need to remove the bottom screw fastening the bash plate to the bottom bracket, otherwise the water won't drain.

 

Is this a known issue with the Blur?

 

 

have you tried removing the seat post and turning it upside down?

 

Known issue with all carbon bikes since they don;t have breather holes for the welding gases to escape like alloy bikes do. Check with the distributor and Santa Cruz if they will allow a small 2mm hole to e drilled into the bb shell low point to allow water drainage

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have you tried removing the seat post and turning it upside down?

 

Known issue with all carbon bikes since they don;t have breather holes for the welding gases to escape like alloy bikes do. Check with the distributor and Santa Cruz if they will allow a small 2mm hole to e drilled into the bb shell low point to allow water drainage

 

That's a bit more effort than just removing the screw.

The issue is while riding... If you do a race and your bike becomes heavier, that's an issue for me... Not to mention the BB might rust or take on water. Even though it's a sealed unit, I'm still worried.

 

My Scott 910 has a drainage hole.

 

The issue is that the frame has lifetime warranty. As soon as you do something like drill a hole into the frame, you void that warranty.

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have you tried removing the seat post and turning it upside down?

 

Known issue with all carbon bikes since they don;t have breather holes for the welding gases to escape like alloy bikes do. Check with the distributor and Santa Cruz if they will allow a small 2mm hole to e drilled into the bb shell low point to allow water drainage

It is not a carbon bike thing, maybe a manufacturer :-)

 

Here is my 2010 Niner Air 9 Carbon with the hole

 

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