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    Anyone ridden the new Tallboy 2 yet?

    The new Tallboy 2 is said to have revised suspension pivot points that improve pedaling efficiency and provide a more linear spring rate. It is also said to be stiffer and lighter. I was just wondering if anyone here has ridden one and can actually tell a significant difference.

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    Anyone? I've been wondering the same thing.

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    order placed last week

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    Yes. Whee, yeah, fun.

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    I had the TB2 for a 3-day demo last week before the SCB demo van departed on its tour on June 6. I had previously owned a TB1 from May 2011 to June 2012.
    --Did the TB2's rear suspension feel stiffer than the TB1 rear suspension? Yes, definitely less rear suspension bob during climbing.
    --Was the TB2's weight reduction compared to the TB1 (.3 lb. I think) perceptible to me? No.
    --Did the TB2 frame feel stiffer than the TB1 frame? I'm not sufficiently tuned into such things to opine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike T View Post
    --Did the TB2's rear suspension feel stiffer than the TB1 rear suspension? Yes, definitely less rear suspension bob during climbing.
    --Was the TB2's weight reduction compared to the TB1 (.3 lb. I think) perceptible to me? No.
    --Did the TB2 frame feel stiffer than the TB1 frame? I'm not sufficiently tuned into such things to opine.
    Hurray! Thanks MikeT. But how did it ride? What is your overall impression of it? 3 days of data should result in more than 3 lines!

    I only did a parking lot test of it for stand-over clearance to confirm that it fits me. I had all but 5 minutes while on vacation in Southern Cal. Yes, it fits, so I will order one. By the way, IMO the gloss green looks worse in person. I will go with the grey/orange combo.

    But I want more details about riding, feel, etc. Give us more, man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike T View Post
    --Did the TB2's rear suspension feel stiffer than the TB1 rear suspension? Yes, definitely less rear suspension bob during climbing.
    Thanks - exactly what I wanted to hear.

    BK

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    I demo'd one this weekend. What was impressive to me is that the differences between climb, trail, and descend settings are now significant. I felt the bike was noticeably more efficient (no bob) in climb mode than the TB1 while the suspension opened up very nicely in the "descend/open" setting on a technical climb-- really nice.

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    I wonder if the increase in pedaling efficiency is more due to the shock tuning rather than the VPP pivot point changes. I got the RP23 on my Tallboy 1 custom tuned by PUSH, and it reduced bob, made more difference between ProPedal settings, and still retained good small bump compliance.

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