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    Another new Santa Cruz bike coming this spring?

    Santa Cruz Bronson - 650B Enduro Racer in Carbon and Aluminum - Pinkbike

    Santa Cruz hinted that the Bronson was only the first of two big releases this spring. Sea Otter may hold another gem. we'll keep you posted.
    What could it be?

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    Yeah read that, I'd say a new 26 inch nomad.

    Why? Because in the bike vid about the bronson, they say they were working on 3 26" mules. Then they suddenly had to put out a 650B due to the demand. But they say the 26ers were really good. Longer travel is where the 26 is still selling so yeah a new nomad.

    Also have a look at the Nomad, it is completely different to the rest of the carbon bikes now, the rear triangle is the old style and the hump on the top tube etc. They are going to bring it into line with the look of all the other carbon bikes.

    That's what i reckon anyway, could be completely wrong, but definitely a 26.

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    Maybe a 650b Blur XC. The market is focused on longer-travel all-mountain 650b bikes, so a short-travel 650b XC race bike would fill a gap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabrabu View Post
    Maybe a 650b Blur XC. The market is focused on longer-travel all-mountain 650b bikes, so a short-travel 650b XC race bike would fill a gap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markymark View Post
    Yeah read that, I'd say a new 26 inch nomad.

    Why? Because in the bike vid about the bronson, they say they were working on 3 26" mules. Then they suddenly had to put out a 650B due to the demand. But they say the 26ers were really good. Longer travel is where the 26 is still selling so yeah a new nomad.
    Funny, I got the opposite out of the video- Thought Joe had said they did 2 rounds of mules and thought they had a redesigned Blur LT done, then 650b became the rage and they decided to make it 27.5 so had to go back and redo it a bit. He then says 27.5 is good for people don't like 29" or for longer travel applications, which to me means they are moving in that direction overall.

    I would bet that SC won't totally abandon 26" yet. The nomad is definitely due for an update. It will be interesting to see if they keep it 26, go 27.5, or are scrambling to make a 29" (ala Spec. Enduro). I bet they are working on both a 26 and 27.5 and waiting a couple months to see if the bronson sells or not.

    Next bike is logically a 650b V-10 and a 650b women's model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabrabu View Post
    Maybe a 650b Blur XC. The market is focused on longer-travel all-mountain 650b bikes, so a short-travel 650b XC race bike would fill a gap.
    Except that market is incredibly well covered already by 29ers (unless you are under 5'5).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnmark View Post
    Next bike is logically a 650b V-10
    They just released a new iteration of V10 few months ago and haven't even shipped it to all customers yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mehukatti View Post
    They just released a new iteration of V10 few months ago and haven't even shipped it to all customers yet.
    Are they really still behind on orders for the last revision? It was announced almost 5 months ago and I wouldn't have guessed there is a huge DH market to fill.

    Also, you have to take into account that SC doesn't necessarily wait around to update a bike, they do it when they see a need. Maybe adding 650b makes a small market even smaller and its not a top priority for sales, but I would assume if the Syndicate are racing on 27.5 enduro bikes, they are definitely testing/riding 27.5 V-10s.

    Maybe it won't be released for sale soon, but I would bet its underway for the Syndicate guys.

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    Another new Santa Cruz bike coming this spring?

    170 mm travel!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
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    Thank you, sir! Got any butter n' salt?
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    shorter travel 650? Tallboy revision/new TB model? looking forward to seeing what's next. Oh, and let's get some stigmata's going

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    Follow the newest 650b Fox fork... and you'll find SC's next 650b bike. A trail based bike based on this 140 mm fork (which is not yet available). A sub 25 lb, burlier TRc, with Maxxis Ardent rubber and 140 mm of travel...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiendbear View Post
    Follow the newest 650b Fox fork... and you'll find SC's next 650b bike. A trail based bike based on this 140 mm fork (which is not yet available). A sub 25 lb, burlier TRc, with Maxxis Ardent rubber and 140 mm of travel...

    Sneak Peek: Fox 650b/27.5 140mm Fork | Mountain Bike Review
    Do you know something, or are you just putting 2 and 2 together? I think it's a solid possibility... just curious if you have inside info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiendbear View Post
    Follow the newest 650b Fox fork... and you'll find SC's next 650b bike. A trail based bike based on this 140 mm fork (which is not yet available). A sub 25 lb, burlier TRc, with Maxxis Ardent rubber and 140 mm of travel...

    Sneak Peek: Fox 650b/27.5 140mm Fork | Mountain Bike Review
    Why can't we get a burly trail fork?? 130x34 or 140x36? C'mon!
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    Isn't that just the Bronson? It's supposed to be releasing at Sea Otter whatever it is.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiendbear View Post
    Follow the newest 650b Fox fork... and you'll find SC's next 650b bike. A trail based bike based on this 140 mm fork (which is not yet available). A sub 25 lb, burlier TRc, with Maxxis Ardent rubber and 140 mm of travel...

    Sneak Peek: Fox 650b/27.5 140mm Fork | Mountain Bike Review

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    I'd like to see a 650b TRc personally. The Bronson looks sweet, but looks like it replaces the Blur LT and Nomad. At least it would in my quiver. The Bronson looks sweet, but it looks like too much travel and is too heavy for most of the NorCal trail riding I do on a regular basis. Like my Nomad, if I had one, it would be my road trip bike, and my first choice for the bike to take to Ashland/ Washington/ Moab etc.

    Based on the Bronson's travel though, I'm guessing anything that the Nomad replaces would be a 7" travel bike with the fox 36 170mm fork as the spec. That would fill a logical niche in their lineup.

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    Vp free c...?!

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    Another new Santa Cruz bike coming this spring?

    Probably a 650b DH'er

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    I'm hoping for a 650 AM HT, but less chameleon and more Jamis Komodo 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnmark View Post
    Funny, I got the opposite out of the video- Thought Joe had said they did 2 rounds of mules and thought they had a redesigned Blur LT done, then 650b became the rage and they decided to make it 27.5 so had to go back and redo it a bit. He then says 27.5 is good for people don't like 29" or for longer travel applications, which to me means they are moving in that direction overall.

    I would bet that SC won't totally abandon 26" yet. The nomad is definitely due for an update. It will be interesting to see if they keep it 26, go 27.5, or are scrambling to make a 29" (ala Spec. Enduro). I bet they are working on both a 26 and 27.5 and waiting a couple months to see if the bronson sells or not.

    Next bike is logically a 650b V-10 and a 650b women's model.
    That would be nice or a smaller 29 VPP for women. Looking for a bike for my wife right now, so far the Trance X in XS is the only one looking like a good fit.

    Would love to get her a TBc in small.
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    The geometry for size small 29ers simply does not work, but many women XC racers are doing it anyway. I think they're handicapping themselves but to each their own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigrocks View Post
    Vp free c...?!
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    Probably a 650b DH'er
    Both of these seem unlikely. Like everything else about the V-10, you'll likely see 650B on team bikes for a year or more before they make it to the general public, if they ever do. I don't think there's much of a market for freeride bikes, either, at least not compared to the kind of volume they are doing on Tallboys and TRcs.

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    I'm betting its going to be a 275 specific trail bike (i.e., a TRc designed for 650b).
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    An all mountain 29er hardtail (slack, short stays, 120-140mm fork) in both aluminum and carbon would be cool. If you trust the forums, this is a very popular category right now. There aren't really any offerings in this category in carbon, so they could make a splash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    I'm betting its going to be a 275 specific trail bike (i.e., a TRc designed for 650b).
    BINGO! xc 27.5, bank on it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    I'm betting its going to be a 275 specific trail bike (i.e., a TRc designed for 650b).
    All they need to do is make a new TRc rear triangle with replaceable dropouts, so you can set it up with either 26" or 27.5" wheels.

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    That would be great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillharman View Post
    An all mountain 29er hardtail (slack, short stays, 120-140mm fork) in both aluminum and carbon would be cool.
    Dear God no!

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    I reckon its a Nomad update, its long overdue and would be typical as I've just bought a Nomad c!...

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    Quote Originally Posted by onecar View Post
    I reckon its a Nomad update, its long overdue and would be typical as I've just bought a Nomad c!...
    Doesn't really make financial sense to update both All Mountain bikes in the lineup at once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onecar View Post
    I reckon its a Nomad update, its long overdue and would be typical as I've just bought a Nomad c!...
    I don't understand at all why people keep clamoring for a Nomad update . . . . in SC's eyes, the Bronson likely IS the "update" to the Nomad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    I don't understand at all why people keep clamoring for a Nomad update . . . . in SC's eyes, the Bronson likely IS the "update" to the Nomad.
    Totally wrong, broseph. The Nomad needs to be updated with VPP4, at least 185mm of travel, and a bailout parachute for when I launch too hard. I don't want any of the XC Bronson crap. 650B wheels are too weak for how hard I schralp it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toddski View Post
    BINGO! xc 27.5, bank on it!
    Available end of August then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hillharman View Post
    Totally wrong, broseph. The Nomad needs to be updated with VPP4, at least 185mm of travel, and a bailout parachute for when I launch too hard. I don't want any of the XC Bronson crap. 650B wheels are too weak for how hard I schralp it.
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    Updated tallboy LT, stealth dropper post, slacker head angle bring it in line with pretty much every other long travel 29er at 68, a little more travel to be up there with the enduro when it comes out, knock a little of the CS length

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrower78 View Post
    Updated tallboy LT, stealth dropper post, slacker head angle bring it in line with pretty much every other long travel 29er at 68, a little more travel to be up there with the enduro when it comes out, knock a little of the CS length
    yes would be nice but it wont come! I would like to see aswell an updated version with a 68 head angle and more like an evo stumpi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrower78 View Post
    Updated tallboy LT, stealth dropper post, slacker head angle bring it in line with pretty much every other long travel 29er at 68, a little more travel to be up there with the enduro when it comes out, knock a little of the CS length
    Yeah not happening, at least not this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrower78 View Post
    Updated tallboy LT, stealth dropper post, slacker head angle bring it in line with pretty much every other long travel 29er at 68, a little more travel to be up there with the enduro when it comes out, knock a little of the CS length
    1) Wouldn't that me more of a new bike rather than an updated one? Tallboy E maybe?

    2) If you bring it "inline" with all the others, how would it be different than all the others?

    Copying everyone else isn't necessarily a good business model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjack69 View Post
    yes would be nice but it wont come! I would like to see aswell an updated version with a 68 head angle and more like an evo stumpi.
    With all due respect, why not buy an evo stumpi then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BXCc View Post
    With all due respect, why not buy an evo stumpi then?
    Have you ridden a FSR Specialized? I wasn't impressed, like the VPP much better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thrower78 View Post
    Updated tallboy LT, stealth dropper post, slacker head angle bring it in line with pretty much every other long travel 29er at 68, a little more travel to be up there with the enduro when it comes out, knock a little of the CS length
    This has to be a joke . . . . right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    I don't understand at all why people keep clamoring for a Nomad update . . . . in SC's eyes, the Bronson likely IS the "update" to the Nomad.
    Cause it's a hugely popular cult bike that's way overdue for a new model. The current frame is really heavy compared to the rest of the lineup. Needs all the "update" stuff added to it too.

    Because the designers at SC are all true 26 nuts and haven't bought out a new 26 in, what, 3 years? Seems they only bring out the 29 and 27.5 for the $$$. I think they really wanna bring out a 26. Seb kemp was racing it in the euro enduro series and loved it too.

    Of course, I could be completely wrong

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    I'm hoping something with 180mm to sit between nomads and v10's.

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    Nomad Lt 180mm travel , Float 180 up front, etc....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffus View Post
    Nomad Lt 180mm travel , Float 180 up front, etc....
    Yes please! Something to compete with the intense Uzzi. Only in carbon please !

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    Maybe it's a 650b APP aluminum frame in the same range of travel, offering a low-budget option to the Bronson?

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    There's going to be a lot of disappointment around here . . . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    There's going to be a lot of disappointment around here . . . . .
    I wish you would be more specific.

    I honestly doubt they will release a second bike, but you never know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    There's going to be a lot of disappointment around here . . . . .
    For this reason, I hope it's a cyclocross bike.

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    I'll be waiting to see what this new bike is and what Intense does with the SpiderComp before my next purchase.

    When I read about the Fox 34 Talas 150/120 I emailed Intense and asked 1. if you could use a 150 on the SpiderComp and 2. since it's OEM only would they be offering a frame fork combo. I was told something is in testing and they couldn't say anything. I think being able to run it 120/120 and 150/130 would be nice with the slack HA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sriracha View Post
    I wish you would be more specific.

    I honestly doubt they will release a second bike, but you never know.
    I don't know anything more than anyone else around here, but I have been closely following the SC brand for a couple years now. They are no fools and I assure you they pay close attention to the market and their competitors. There is no need to update the Nomad, especially with the recent release of the Bronson. While some of the folks around here want this, or that changed on the 'Mad, its still selling and damn well at that, and despite what some folks may think, it is NOT an outdated frame. Now with the Bronson, there's NO way they are going to release ANOTHER bike in the AM category. The XC circuit is well covered as well. Given all the R&D into 650b, do you really think that they'd release just ONE bike on that platform? Highly doubtful. As already pointed out, there's a big gap in the market that SC could readily fill, and thats a mid-travel 650b trail bike. Yes, they also have a hole in their lineup between the Nomad/Bronson and the V10, but lets be honest . . . what do you think is going to sell more? A mid-travel trail bike or a long travel freeride bike? (hint: it ain't the FR bike).
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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    As already pointed out, there's a big gap in the market that SC could readily fill, and thats a mid-travel 650b trail bike.
    I've only been riding for a little more than a year now so this may be a dumb question but if the Bronson still climbs fairly well, why would I want less travel? Is the critical difference that less travel means they can build it that much lighter? FWIW I had a TBa before switching to a TBLTa and don't feel like I sacrificed anything but gained quite a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarlaxle View Post
    I've only been riding for a little more than a year now so this may be a dumb question but if the Bronson still climbs fairly well, why would I want less travel? Is the critical difference that less travel means they can build it that much lighter? FWIW I had a TBa before switching to a TBLTa and don't feel like I sacrificed anything but gained quite a bit.
    It just depends on the terrain you ride. The shorter travel, lighter bikes are going to be faster. That may not matter much to you (It doesn't to me), but if you are never using the extra travel, having something zippier makes more sense. Dual link suspensions do amazing things, but there's no substitute for the immediacy of a firm short travel bike or hardtail.

    Edit: Should add that by faster, I mean faster in a sprint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    Given all the R&D into 650b, do you really think that they'd release just ONE bike on that platform? Highly doubtful. As already pointed out, there's a big gap in the market that SC could readily fill, and thats a mid-travel 650b trail bike. Yes, they also have a hole in their lineup between the Nomad/Bronson and the V10, but lets be honest . . . what do you think is going to sell more? A mid-travel trail bike or a long travel freeride bike? (hint: it ain't the FR bike).
    Good point. It definitely seems as if the XC market is covered by 29. And the Bronson has the mid-travel category covered.

    a 650b V10? a 650b Driver8?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sriracha View Post
    Good point. It definitely seems as if the XC market is covered by 29. And the Bronson has the mid-travel category covered.

    a 650b V10? a 650b Driver8?
    Nope. Still plenty of room in XC and short travel trail. Not everyone can or wants to ride a 29er.

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    Haven't seen this option suggested so...

    Carbon Super light with VPP Blur XC is bit outdated, and Superlight frames were flying on sale lately.
    I used to run tubes like you are, but then I got thorn in my wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stalk View Post
    Haven't seen this option suggested so...

    Carbon Super light with VPP Blur XC is bit outdated, and Superlight frames were flying on sale lately.

    That is because they are really cheap......a carbon Superlight.....ain't gonna be cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    I don't know anything more than anyone else around here, but I have been closely following the SC brand for a couple years now. They are no fools and I assure you they pay close attention to the market and their competitors. There is no need to update the Nomad, especially with the recent release of the Bronson. While some of the folks around here want this, or that changed on the 'Mad, its still selling and damn well at that, and despite what some folks may think, it is NOT an outdated frame. Now with the Bronson, there's NO way they are going to release ANOTHER bike in the AM category. The XC circuit is well covered as well. Given all the R&D into 650b, do you really think that they'd release just ONE bike on that platform? Highly doubtful. As already pointed out, there's a big gap in the market that SC could readily fill, and thats a mid-travel 650b trail bike. Yes, they also have a hole in their lineup between the Nomad/Bronson and the V10, but lets be honest . . . what do you think is going to sell more? A mid-travel trail bike or a long travel freeride bike? (hint: it ain't the FR bike).
    Whoa bro, was just having a stab in the dark about the nomad, no need to get your knickers in a twist . The nomad does need updating, it's the most popular bike where I come from and every nomad owner I know is hanging for a new one to come out. They would sell a ton of them. But, like I said I could be completely wrong, just guessing, and I don't really care one way or the other, if you can't speculate wildly on the internet what use is it?.

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    My DH bike is stoped for months just because the need of uplift. So the Nomad is doing all the job and that's why I hope the new one to be closer to DH, just keeping the capacity to go up.
    For enduros you have the Bronson now.
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    SC is connected at the hip (or should I say fork) with Fox. The next 650B fork from Fox is a Float air fork on an all new 32 mm chassis. It will be light and stiff with 140mm of travel. SC will have a "Trail-AM" bike based on that fork when it becomes available later this year. Basically a 650B TRc with more travel. Spec'd with trail wheels/tires and the lighter fork, it will build up very light. I do like the name Bronson TRc

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    Quote Originally Posted by sriracha View Post
    Good point. It definitely seems as if the XC market is covered by 29. And the Bronson has the mid-travel category covered.

    a 650b V10? a 650b Driver8?
    I DO think that there will be a 650b DH bike in the not-so-distant future . . . . but I don't think that SC is going to let the Syndicate be the guinea pig. They'll let another brand (e.g., KHS, RM) try it out first and go from there. I also think they are currently limited by the suspension companies. I don't know the DH components all that well, but I don't think there's a 650b dual-crown out there yet, is there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiendbear View Post
    SC is connected at the hip (or should I say fork) with Fox. The next 650B fork from Fox is a Float air fork on an all new 32 mm chassis. It will be light and stiff with 140mm of travel. SC will have a "Trail-AM" bike based on that fork when it becomes available later this year. Basically a 650B TRc with more travel. Spec'd with trail wheels/tires and the lighter fork, it will build up very light. I do like the name Bronson TRc
    So you think they'll have 150mm (Bronson) and 140 mm 650B trail bikes? I don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillharman View Post
    So you think they'll have 150mm (Bronson) and 140 mm 650B trail bikes? I don't.
    Me either. I think its going to be a 125mm rear built around a 130mm fork and with a 5lb frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hillharman View Post
    So you think they'll have 150mm (Bronson) and 140 mm 650B trail bikes? I don't.
    Bronson @ 150mm rear is categorized as "AM", Blur LTc @ 140mm rear is categorized as "Trail - AM", TRc @ 125mm rear is categorized as "Trail".

    The 140 can be reduced to 130, just like the 160 is reduced to 150 on the Bronson. But it will be based on that 32 Fox 140 fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stalk View Post
    Superlight frames were flying on sale lately.
    That was due to tapered head tube upgrade on the 2013s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    I think its going to be a 125mm rear built around a 130mm fork and with a 5lb frame.
    That is very close... 130 rear, 130 front (the new 650B 140 with a 10mm reduction, similar to the 160 with a 10mm reduction on the Bronson). Agree they would not do 140/140 as it's too close. Bigger wheels, a little bit more rear travel than the Blur TRc and you've got another unique SC bike that should sell like crazy.

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    Another new Santa Cruz bike coming this spring?

    I'll say it again, It's a 650 more suited for the spandex crowd, no need for wild speculation.
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    from your mouth to Graney's ears :-)
    I'd love another fast fun option. Something equally suited for the ups to the downs. Do they have bikes that do that currently, yes and quite well right? But no reason not to evolve or provide another option to an excellent quiver of bikes

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATXZJ View Post
    That was due to tapered head tube upgrade on the 2013s.
    And because it's probably the best value in the SC lineup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiendbear View Post
    SC is connected at the hip (or should I say fork) with Fox. The next 650B fork from Fox is a Float air fork on an all new 32 mm chassis. It will be light and stiff with 140mm of travel. SC will have a "Trail-AM" bike based on that fork when it becomes available later this year. Basically a 650B TRc with more travel. Spec'd with trail wheels/tires and the lighter fork, it will build up very light. I do like the name Bronson TRc
    I second this prediction. Since Santa Cruz moved from the cannery on Bronson to Harvey West Park, maybe they should call it the Harvey TRc? ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebnelson View Post
    I second this prediction. Since Santa Cruz moved from the cannery on Bronson to Harvey West Park, maybe they should call it the Harvey TRc? ;-)
    They are not in the Harvey West area. They are on the Westside of SC on Mission St.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icantdrive65 View Post
    They are not in the Harvey West area. They are on the Westside of SC on Mission St.
    Maybe they should call it Missionary St(yle)? I'd ride it . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by icantdrive65 View Post
    They are not in the Harvey West area. They are on the Westside of SC on Mission St.
    My bad. I got bad second hand information. I'm trying to remember who used to be in there. The USGS is right around the corner from there? May have been a Wrigley building back in the day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    Me either. I think its going to be a 125mm rear built around a 130mm fork and with a 5lb frame.
    I rode something very similar last year and I agree. I put 650b wheels on a heckler, but short shocked the rear travel down to about 125mm. Ran my fork around 130mm. A lot of fun to ride. With the shorter travel, it felt better to run a bit more pressure in the shocks and crank the damping up a bit. Really fun to hammer on the trail.

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    Riding a Tallboy C now and I think the Tallboy TRC would be perfect. Tallboy is 100mm and the Tallboy LTC is 135mm I think.
    Intense spider has adjustable rear from 115-130? This would be perfect for me and having only one bike instead of 2. Oh Lord....please let it be....

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    Quote Originally Posted by rgeniec View Post
    Riding a Tallboy C now and I think the Tallboy TRC would be perfect. Tallboy is 100mm and the Tallboy LTC is 135mm I think.
    Intense spider has adjustable rear from 115-130? This would be perfect for me and having only one bike instead of 2. Oh Lord....please let it be....
    This is why I'm waiting to see what Intense does with the SpiderComp and the Fox 34 Talas 150/120.
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    If I had to guess I would say a cyclocross bike or a 650B TRc.

    But the hipster bike is still a good bet

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebnelson View Post
    My bad. I got bad second hand information. I'm trying to remember who used to be in there. The USGS is right around the corner from there? May have been a Wrigley building back in the day.
    I think it's one of the old Wrigley buildings.

    We have X-Fusion in the Harvey West area. Easton-Bell was here until a couple of years ago. There is a BMX bike company (I forgot the name) over here too. I moved my machine shop to the neighborhood about five years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icantdrive65 View Post
    I think it's one of the old Wrigley buildings.

    We have X-Fusion in the Harvey West area. Easton-Bell was here until a couple of years ago. There is a BMX bike company (I forgot the name) over here too. I moved my machine shop to the neighborhood about five years ago.
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    There is this news out of Santa Cruz Bicycles
    'Queen of the Dirt' Juli Furtado launches new line of mountain bikes for women - Santa Cruz Sentinel

    I still just want to know if any new colors for the Tallboy LTc are coming out soon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebnelson View Post
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    I don't know who Jensen is, but it's not me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icantdrive65 View Post
    I don't know who Jensen is, but it's not me.
    Jensen Hastings, an ex Bontrager engineer has a machine shop in Soquel. He does a great job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebnelson View Post
    There is this news out of Santa Cruz Bicycles
    'Queen of the Dirt' Juli Furtado launches new line of mountain bikes for women - Santa Cruz Sentinel

    I still just want to know if any new colors for the Tallboy LTc are coming out soon!

    I did not see that coming!

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    Yeaaah, I'm pretty sure that's not the rumored bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    Yeaaah, I'm pretty sure that's not the rumored bike.
    not going to argue with you there.
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    I do think its super cool though that they are doing this. I hope that they offer more bikes targeted at the female market, and if they do it through this product line, more power to them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    I do think its super cool though that they are doing this. I hope that they offer more bikes targeted at the female market, and if they do it through this product line, more power to them.

    Same here. I wish they would have been able to shrink the tallboy down to a 16.5"-15" frame rather than rebadge a small SL29, but oh well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    I do think its super cool though that they are doing this. I hope that they offer more bikes targeted at the female market, and if they do it through this product line, more power to them.
    I'm curious what their market research looks like. My wife hates women's specific anything.

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