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    2013 Santa Cruz Tallboy Worth

    Hello all,

    I am looking to those who have more experience in the FS world and specifically worth of bikes. As some may have read, I just purchased a Trek Stache 8 29er. I am now looking to add another to the arsenal this time in the FS flavor. I had been looking at used bikes as opposed to new and made contact with someone selling a Santa Cruz Tallboy LTC.

    Specifications provided to me by the seller. The seller is asking in the neighborhood of $800. Not knowing exactly how this all compares to my Stache, I am looking for some input.

    2013 - Tallboy LTC 29er
    Front Derailleur: Shimano (XT)
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano (XT)
    Shifters: Shimano (XT)
    Crankset: Shimano (XT) 24/32/42
    Cassette: Shimano M771, 11-36 (XT) 10spd
    Chain: Shimano HG 75 10spd
    Brakes: Shimano XT w/ 160mm front 160mm rear Ice Tech rotors
    Headset: Cane Creek 40
    Bars: Easton EC 70 Flat Bar 720mm
    Stem: TruVativ AKA, 60mm, 70mm or 80mm
    Grips: Lizard Skin Peaty lock on
    Hub: DT 350
    Rims: WTB Frequency Team i23 TCS
    Spokes: DT 14/15 spokes, alloy nipples
    Tires: Continental X-king 2.4 (front) 2.2(rear) Tubeless
    Seat Post: Giant Contact switch 30.9x400mm remote
    Saddle: WTB Volt Team
    Fork: Rockshox Revelation RCT3
    Shock: Fox Float Kashima
    Frame: Medium Carbon

    Thanks
    Chris
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    That seems way too cheap for an LTC. Tallboy is a great bike.

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    Terrible deal, could you please send me the phone# and/or email of the seller so I can discuss the terrible person he/she is?

    Sounds more like a frame/shock price IMO. That's so cheap you should be concerned it's stolen or has been crashed very hard.

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    I am talking with this person, but I needed some reassurance that I wasn't missing something. The pictures I have it show the frame as it is posted on Santa Cruz website on the LT Carbon section.
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    The pictures and price is a huge red flag.

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    I have the complete ensemble for the bike showing it all together. Obviously its used, but it looks in good shape. I am trying to setup a time to look at it today, but it looks legit to me in the photos and on paper. We will see what happens.

    Back2MTB,

    From the pictures, it looks as though its in a bike shop of sorts as there are bikes around it in the photos. Not on top of it, but you can see them off to the lft and right and such.
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    If that is legit, then jump on it ASAP.
    It sounds way too good to be true...
    Grit, spit, and a whole lot of duct tape!

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    Exactly my thoughts on it. I am waiting to see what the response back in. I have confirmed there are a few bike shops in the vicinity. I just have a rough location, not a firm one as of yet.
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    2013 Santa Cruz Tallboy Worth

    Seeing as you bounce back and forth several times:

    Is it a Tallboy, or a Tallboy LTC?


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    Where did I flip flop? I will fix that if I did, but it is an LTC.
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    It's either fake or stolen. You can't even buy a used frame for that price.

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    Considering that bike retailed for nearly $4500 new......and the seller is trying to get $800 for it, after only a year....the bike is likely stolen, or the listing is a scam.

    Ask the seller for the serial number.....legitimate sellers will provide this info.
    I crashed hard enough on my Tallboy to break my leg,
    The carbon is way more durable than most people.

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    To me that just screams out,


    STOLEN!!!!

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    Yeah, seems like a scam or stolen. I could get more than that for the components.

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    Broken frame maybe without warranty? Stolen?
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    Used carbon recreational vehicle, NO THANKS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgtjim57 View Post
    Broken frame maybe without warranty? Stolen?
    Hell - buy it anyway if it's broken. XT Groupset + I23 wheels + RS Fork +dropper post is easily worth the 800.

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