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    How common are SC bikes in your area?

    Not sure if I'm in the minority, but I've only seen two riders on SC bikes (other than mine) down here in South Florida. I was actually surprised to find a Nomad, which is overkill for the trails here IMO. Is this the case all over? I also get compliments on the trails and at the LBS, which all seem to sell Specialized and Trek...

    I've always been one to go off the beaten path, so it's a good feeling!
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    Wow, come to think of it, I can't remember seeing another one around my hood. I do ride a lot of private property though. I kind of like having a bike that isn't on every trail. Except for one bike, I would never buy anything from the big 4. They just don't do anything for me.
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    I've only seen a tallboy once or twice. I imagine I'll see more. One shop picked up Santa Cruz last year after dropping some other brands.

    Got a first ride on my new Nickel 650b. Hope to do a thread on my first ride impressions once I figure out how to do pics.

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    Oh yeah, I'm in St. Louis. Trek and Specialized dominate here. I have seen some Giants, a few Niners, two Scalpels riding together.

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    How common are SC bikes in your area?

    Quite a few in my area (Sacramento-ish). Lots of Tallboys, some Blur LT's, will usually see at least one on a busy trail day. Definitely more Spec than anything though. I've only ever seen two other TR's on the trail.

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    very common here. every other bike is a santa cruz or ibis. but then again Im in santa cruz

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    In So. Cal. they are very popular. Rarely do you go for a ride that you don't see another.
    I crashed hard enough on my Tallboy to break my leg,
    The carbon is way more durable than most people.

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    Common in Utah. Great bikes! I love my nomad

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    In the Boston area you see them every now and again. On my last ride I saw two Tallboys and a Superlight. At the riding events put together by the local clubs, there are always some riders on a Santa Cruz.

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    We see them every couple of weeks around the trails here in albuquerque. Funny thing is like us, they are not alone but in packs with other SC bike owners. Mainly tallboys.
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    front range Alberta, Canada...every second bike is SC
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    I understand what you mean though. I was once riding in a rural area outside bakersfield and met some riders at the trailhead afterwords who where like "woah is that bike carbon?" if you live or ride near an urban or well off area I think your bike perception is skewed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbikej View Post
    In So. Cal. they are very popular. Rarely do you go for a ride that you don't see another.
    Yup . . . they are everywhere out here. See one (besides mine! ) on just about every ride.
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    Australia .. only ever seen them in my LBS. Yet to see another out in the wild
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    I've seen a couple in Oregon. Fat Tire Farm here is a dealer, although they only usually have a couple.

    I did see a Foes yesterday. *drool*

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    Most common bike I see on SF Bay Area trails that I hit. But then again, we are just 45 minutes from SC. My LBS picked up my bike directly from the SC factory.

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    Here in Colorado it would be rare to ride and not see one. We see all kinds TB's, Nomad's, Blur LT's and a lot of old school SC's as well.
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    I've only seen a hand full of SC's in my area of north Florida. Tons of Treks, Specialize, Scott's, and Giant's.
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    I have lived in two areas recently. In Northern, VA I have seen a few Santacruzs over the years but not many. The ones I have seen are Blur XC(c) and some Blur LT(c). There are a couple nomads on the trails, when I comes to downhill there are a fair amount of V10's in the area but still not a ton. You see many many more of the big Three than anything else in very type of riding.

    In Canberra Australia I have only seen one other Santacruz and it was a Nomad like mine, though it was built up as a trail bike. I do see more small builder in Australia than in the US (by percentage) but its still dominated by the big companys (even for upper end bikes)

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    In Houston I've seen a group of 3 riders on Tallboy carbons. I've seen 2 Superlights (26"), 1 Blur XC & 1 Blur LT. Most of the bikes I see are from larger companies, although I do see quite a few Ibis Mojos.

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    I am one of 2 riders on a Tallboy LT in my area....the other one is one of the shop's employees. The Tallboys are supposed to be selling very well in the area but I haven't seen another on on the trails yet.
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    There were 2 in my ride group yesterday (mine and a tallboy). Saw at least 3 others on the trails.
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    you'll be seeing three more this summer

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    There were 2 in my ride group yesterday (mine and a tallboy). Saw at least 3 others on the trails.
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    In Northern Illinois, the group of guys I ride with, there are 3 Blurs, a Heckler, a Bullit, a Carbon Nomad, and 2 Aluminium Nomads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by max_croft View Post
    Australia .. only ever seen them in my LBS. Yet to see another out in the wild
    Yep, they're pretty rare in Melb; however, on a ride a few days ago I met a guy test riding a TBc from the LBS. The inevitable discussion of TB vs TBLT occurred.

    Only ever seen one other person on a SC bike.

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