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    Yup -wrote up a mini review on Wheels and Tires forums
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    x SCS Tallboy that's had a make over with my favorite parts....

    For sale here, if your in Oz> QLD Santa Cruz Tallboy Team Syndicate Colours
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    I would buy that frame in a heartbeat if I could . . . exchange rates and export fees would be entirely too prohibitive though.

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    That frame's got POSER written all over it. Sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brumos View Post
    That frame's got POSER written all over it. Sorry.
    Um: Santa Cruz Bicycles

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    Quote Originally Posted by morganfletcher View Post
    wow what a poser that guy is!

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    Here's what I'm working on building. Adding a Lefty PBR 130 as well...It's a makeshift Scalpel 29er right now.
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    what BB is that? ^^^

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    I'm not positive, but at the time it was a one off made by Enduro for a former employee of the shop. The axle is actually a road width with the lip machined off by a local machine shop. We used a combination of Cannondale washers and spacers as well as removed the inner ring, but it looks like the chain line and everything is good. I'll eventually put a 2X10 on anyway, so I may stick with this setup.

    My Project 321 adapter arrived today and now I'm just waiting on the Stans wheelset to arrive. I'll ride this for now until some more solid reviews come out on the Scalpel 29er or I get a chance to ride one for comparison.

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    Hi,

    probably it is old news. But those two new color options for the Tallboy look RAD.
    see on santacruzmtb.com

    Greetings zNarf

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    Just got my Tallboy a week or so ago. So far I love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dacmo View Post
    Just got my Tallboy a week or so ago. So far I love it.

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    How much does it weigh as it is in the pic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CasinoKiD View Post
    How much does it weigh as it is in the pic?
    It weighs 12.8kg or 28.2lbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by dacmo View Post
    It weighs 12.8kg or 28.2lbs

    Not bad for having a seat dropper and Nevegals front and rear. Tubes or no tubes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CasinoKiD View Post
    Not bad for having a seat dropper and Nevegals front and rear. Tubes or no tubes?
    No tubes. Yea..it's not bad for what I have installed on it. Will probably hit 30lbs by the time I install cytoe's protection plate (not sure how much that weights). Can't wait till it arrives.

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    dacmo, is that a Talas34 on the front? The stanchions look larger than normal and it looks a wee bit shorter than 120.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onlyontwo View Post
    dacmo, is that a Talas34 on the front? The stanchions look larger than normal and it looks a wee bit shorter than 120.

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    Andy.. not it's not. It's an 32 F29 FIT RLC 100mm

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    VERY NICE paint job!!! Finally better looking design than all stock (even 2012's...) colors! This one should be as an option for all other customers even with some extra $$$, don't you think?

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    Why use the inset top bearing?

    I'm currently in the build process of a new Tallboy and I'm looking for a headset and noticed that a lot of people are using the Chris King inset mixed tapered configuration.
    I also noticed that with this combo people are using an excessive amount of headset spacers.
    My question is, can a conventional top cup (non-inset) be used and therefore use less headset spacers?






    Quote Originally Posted by rushak View Post
    Yup..CK headset.

    Inset Mixed Tapered:

    Chris King InSet Mixed Tapered ( 1-1/8" Upper InSet cup with Lower external type cup) from BikeBling.com

    Plus a 1.5" to 1-1/8" Reducer baseplate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tree View Post
    I'm currently in the build process of a new Tallboy and I'm looking for a headset and noticed that a lot of people are using the Chris King inset mixed tapered configuration.
    I also noticed that with this combo people are using an excessive amount of headset spacers.
    My question is, can a conventional top cup (non-inset) be used and therefore use less headset spacers?
    People are talking.

    No spacers, inset King top, happy rider.

    People are doing different things. People are.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tree View Post
    I'm currently in the build process of a new Tallboy and I'm looking for a headset and noticed that a lot of people are using the Chris King inset mixed tapered configuration.
    I also noticed that with this combo people are using an excessive amount of headset spacers.
    My question is, can a conventional top cup (non-inset) be used and therefore use less headset spacers?

    What you need is this


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    Why are there so many threads about cheap ass bikes?

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    My Tallboy (crappy picture)

    My Tallboy Carbon:

    25.5 lbs (on digital bike scale):

    Large size
    American Classic Wheelset
    Stock tires, tubeless
    Reba RL fork
    XT drivetrain with XTR cassette
    Avid Elixir 5 brakes
    Thomson Master piece seatpost
    WTB Silverado SLT (I think) seat
    Easton carbon bars
    Crank Bros. candy pedals with aftermarket titanium spindles
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    My Tallboy has changed quite a bit since I posted on here. I've since fitted Easton Havoc bars, Point One Racing 75mm stem, a dropper post and XTR Trail brakes. I also picked up a full set of 2x10 XX drivetrain for a rediculously low price but sold the chainset as they were 170 mm and I am waiting for the X0 chainset in lower ratios combined with the X-Guide chain device. So, I had a nasty crash a couple of weeks ago and the front wheel is beyond repair though the hub may be ok. I currently have 95-120 Talas forks fitted.

    I've started wondering whether I should consider getting the wheels rebuilt with flow rims (instead of arch), replace the forks with the new Fox 34 Talas 105-140 and possibly fit Schwalbe Hans Dampf tyres.

    I tend to use the Talas a fair bit currently but it's still ok for climbing left at 120mm.

    I'm starting to try and jump more and attempt bigger drop offs. I do not race, the bike is purely for pleasure. I guess the crash has got me thinking a bit too in terms of a burlier build being a bit safer?

    Any thoughts? I've never tried a 26" bike so wonder whether I ought to just leave mine as it is or possibly buy another (not too expensive) longish travel bike at some stage.

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    New Tallboy

    Just got it on Friday.
    Now we need the snow to go away!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeriderguy View Post
    Just got it on Friday.
    Now we need the snow to go away!
    The new frame color is NICE
    Last edited by coach2win; 11-25-2011 at 10:11 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeriderguy View Post
    Just got it on Friday.
    Now we need the snow to go away!
    Looks like the one I got except for the color. SPX kit with kashima RP23 and 120mm Fox float, right?

    I've done a few minor changes to mine:
    - Installed a bash guard in place of the large chainring
    - Installed the full frameskin protective tape
    - Installed a cytoe skid plate
    - Replaced the grips
    - Replaced the tires with WTB Bronsons

    My next planned change is to replace the handlebars with flat bars.

    You don't need to wait for the snow to go away -- go for a snow ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabrabu View Post
    Looks like the one I got except for the color. SPX kit with kashima RP23 and 120mm Fox float, right?

    I've done a few minor changes to mine:
    - Installed a bash guard in place of the large chainring
    - Installed the full frameskin protective tape
    - Installed a cytoe skid plate
    - Replaced the grips
    - Replaced the tires with WTB Bronsons

    My next planned change is to replace the handlebars with flat bars.

    You don't need to wait for the snow to go away -- go for a snow ride!
    U bet - same build kit
    I will be swapping out a few parts and pieces as well, grips, rims, putting on my joplin. Also will be doing my own frame protection with 3M stuff.

    - Installed a cytoe skid plate - Where did you get this from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeriderguy View Post
    - Installed a cytoe skid plate - Where did you get this from?
    I actually got mine from ebay. I ended up cutting off the part that covers the lower linkage since it was rubbing the linkage and was working like sandpaper on it. I saw a thread that cytoe had a new design that doesn't rub on the linkage, but I don't know if it's available yet.

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    Built it and rode it. Amazing so far, but it's raining now so I need some more time. I haven't weighed it yet, but there's not much else to do to get it any lighter. That wasn't my goal anyway, but it just turned out that I could. Still messing with the Cannondale SI SL crank alignment, but I'll be changing the spider to run a 2X9 since the granny gear had to come off. Full XTR 9 speed, PBR 130mm-110 now, Easton EC90 post, EC70 bars, Ergon grips, Stans Crest wheels, GEAX AKA's.
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    Wow that matte black and red is stunning!

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    The carbon and red looks nice. Is the red an orange-red or is it straight up red? On my computer it looks a little orange-ish. Please let me know how it really looks. Thanks.

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    it red red

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    Before the Havens Rims and after. I had no idea the wheels/rims would make such a difference. I know these rims have taken a beating from a durability perspective on other forums, but I bought 'em anyway. So far they rock and if they don't Easton replaces no questions asked for the next 720+ days. Now that a good deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeriderguy View Post
    Just got it on Friday.
    Now we need the snow to go away!
    Nice, I dig the Matte Black and red. My brother has the Matte Black with the standard decals and the frame color is actually changing, really cool,

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    Man I would love to see a pic of the lefty On a Tb

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bronco07 View Post
    Man I would love to see a pic of the lefty On a Tb
    Dude . . . there's a pic like 4 posts above yours of a TB with a Lefty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OO7 View Post
    Dude . . . there's a pic like 4 posts above yours of a TB with a Lefty.
    I see it now, cool.
    THX

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    I didn't know this thread existed when I posted shots of my TB in blue recently. But, love showing it off, so here it is for those who haven't seen it.
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    I just did a couple of small upgrades to my 2012 Tallboy with SPX kit.

    - Installed an X0 crankset. It's the triple with the big ring replaced with a bashguard, so the gearing is 22/33/bash. It's lighter than the XT cranks. I like having the 22T granny -- the 24T granny was usually fine, but on some long rides with big climbs the 22T bailout gear is nice to have. I also think the SRAM chainrings shift a little better than Shimano (and I'm using a Shimano chain). The finish on the black XT cranks was also not wearing well. And I think the black carbon cranks look great on a black carbon Tallboy. There was really nothing wrong with the XT cranks, but I just wanted the X0 cranks and had some money from some other parts I sold.

    - Switched the XT triple front der. to a double. This provides a little more rear tire clearance and works great since I replaced the big chainring with a bashguard. You can see the difference in the cage length in the photos below. I set the front shifter to the 2X setting. It shifted well before, but even better now. I'm not sure why, but the lever effort has also decreased.

    Some before and after photos here. Tires are WTB Bronsons, which have been working well for me so far -- very good grip, roll pretty well, not too heavy, and have been durable so far. The bike weighs just a hair under 27 lbs with the stock wheels and Bronsons. The bottom photo shows the bike with Stan's Crest wheels and Rocket Ron tires, which brings the weight down to a little under 26 lbs.
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    Stock 2011 SPX build w/ Nobby Nics and Candy 3s.
    9 mo.s old and still in love!
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    I'm having a hard time finding tires for my tallboy for southern Calif. trail conditions. Any suggestions? I've tried the stock maxis only good on hard pack and the panaracer rampage just too big and heavy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coach2win View Post
    I'm having a hard time finding tires for my tallboy for southern Calif. trail conditions. Any suggestions? I've tried the stock maxis only good on hard pack and the panaracer rampage just too big and heavy.
    A lot of my friends run Kenda "Small Block Eights" on their Tb and love them. I run a Specialized Captain mostly because I got a great deal on a pair.

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    I really like an Ikon in back and a Nevegal or Rampage in front . . . Works for AZ . . . an SB8 in front would be a bit sketchy . . . .

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    For the New England trails that I ride, I use MAxxis Ignitors mounted tubeless on Stan's Crest wheels. Never liked the Crossmark's
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    Quote Originally Posted by coach2win View Post
    I'm having a hard time finding tires for my tallboy for southern Calif. trail conditions. Any suggestions? I've tried the stock maxis only good on hard pack and the panaracer rampage just too big and heavy.
    Buddy of mine here in SoCal rides a Nevegal up front and is pretty happy with it. Soon to swap out the rear too for something, but not sure what.

    Might also want to check on some Schwalbe's . . . people gave great things to say about the NN, RR and HD's

    There's a thread in the SoCal forum for tires.

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    made some changes

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    Quote Originally Posted by coach2win View Post
    I'm having a hard time finding tires for my tallboy for southern Calif. trail conditions. Any suggestions? I've tried the stock maxis only good on hard pack and the panaracer rampage just too big and heavy.
    Maxxis Ignitor or, Aspen, Schwalbe Nobby Nic, Rocket Ron, Racing Ralph, Maxxis Ardent. 2.25 can grow a piece and maybe be too big for you though. I wouldn't run a Nevegal unless you paid me, they just roll too slow in today's tire game.

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    I am very glad to see the 2x10 front derailleur works well on the 3x10 converted to 2x10 with a bash-guard. Very glad indeed. My HBC bash-guard is in finally in the mail. I believe you are using a HBC one as well.
    I am also running XO cranks and controls. 22-33-44 rings limited screws to use only the small and middle ring.
    I am hoping to solve my problem with chain dropping from the small ring with this setup. Do you think the 2x10 front der. will improve this?
    Did you also change the front shifter?

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