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    Here's my build. Finished it over the weekend and I absolutely love this bike!

    Frame: Santa Cruz Tallboy, XL
    Rear Shock: Monarch 3.3; 6.5" x 1.5" (165x38mm)
    Fork: Fox F29 120mm RLC Q15 with FIT 2010 (non-tapered)
    Saddle: Specialized Phenom SL plus Gumby
    Seatpost: Easton EC90
    Seatpost Clamp: Santa Cruz QR
    Handlebar: Easton MonkeyLite XC
    Stem: Easton EA90 90mm 10 degree rise
    Grips: LizardSkins Charger
    Headset: Chris King
    Brakes: Avid Elixir CR, 160mm front/rear rotors
    Shift Lever: Simano XTR SL-M970
    Chain Guide: MRP 1.X
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR RD-M972 Shadow
    Crankset: Shimano XTR M970 32t chainring 180mm length
    Bottom Bracket: Chris King
    Chain: Shimano XTR CN-7701
    Pedals: Time Atac XS Carbon
    Cassette: Shimano XT 11-34t
    Wheels: DT Swiss 240s laced to DT X470 rims. Converted tubeless
    Tires: Maxxis Aspen 2.1 Front; Specialized Captain Control 2bliss 2.0 Rear. Stans Tire Sealant

    Weight: 24.2lbs.






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    Quote Originally Posted by rushak
    Here's my build. Finished it over the weekend and I absolutely love this bike!

    Frame: Santa Cruz Tallboy, XL
    Rear Shock: Monarch 3.3; 6.5" x 1.5" (165x38mm)
    Fork: Fox F29 120mm RLC Q15 with FIT 2010 (non-tapered)
    Saddle: Specialized Phenom SL plus Gumby
    Seatpost: Easton EC90
    Seatpost Clamp: Santa Cruz QR
    Handlebar: Easton MonkeyLite XC
    Stem: Easton EA90 90mm 10 degree rise
    Grips: LizardSkins Charger
    Headset: Chris King
    Brakes: Avid Elixir CR, 160mm front/rear rotors
    Shift Lever: Simano XTR SL-M970
    Chain Guide: MRP 1.X
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR RD-M972 Shadow
    Crankset: Shimano XTR M970 32t chainring 180mm length
    Bottom Bracket: Chris King
    Chain: Shimano XTR CN-7701
    Pedals: Time Atac XS Carbon
    Cassette: Shimano XT 11-34t
    Wheels: DT Swiss 240s laced to DT X470 rims. Converted tubeless
    Tires: Maxxis Aspen 2.1 Front; Specialized Captain Control 2bliss 2.0 Rear. Stans Tire Sealant

    Weight: 24.2lbs.
    Nice! Is that a King headset?

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    Quote Originally Posted by red5jedi
    Nice! Is that a King headset?
    Yup..CK headset.

    Inset Mixed Tapered:

    http://www.bikebling.com/Chris-King-...mixtapered.htm

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

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    Stealthy. I like the 1X9 setup. I haven't changed out of the middle chainring yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rushak
    Here's my build. Finished it over the weekend and I absolutely love this bike!
    That turned out nicely...liking the 1x9 too bad it's not orange...(we all know the orange ones are better j/k) looks like SC really came through on the frame replacement. Let us know how that MRP 1x guide works out.
    BTW wrap that chainstay and support truss (trust me).

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilBkr
    That turned out nicely...liking the 1x9 too bad it's not orange...(we all know the orange ones are better j/k) looks like SC really came through on the frame replacement. Let us know how that MRP 1x guide works out.
    BTW wrap that chainstay and support truss (trust me).
    MRP 1x works great so far. No problems with shifting or the chain coming off the ring. I've only ridden it once up to Old Camp and down the luge. Wish this rain would let up. Surprisingly enough, the chain slap is very minimal. I'm guessing that is due to more tension on the chain. I actually have clear protective tape on the inside of the chainstay, seatstay and support truss. I will throw a chanstay protector on soon enough, but I don't think it's really necessary with a 1x9 setup. I really do love the orange, but I'm actually glad SC sent me the carbon after building it. We need to do a TB's only ride...lol!

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    Purchasing frame separate appears to be the way to go

    The full builds that are offered in the 5000.00 range , don't seem like a very good deal. Has anyone bought a complete bike. For 2600.00 , you are better off purchasing what you want. Nice bikes, how does the Monarch compare to the Fox? thanks Rich

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    just getting started...
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    Was wondering if the tallboy would be a good bike for competing in Super D's with the 120mm front fork option? Anyone with any experiences?

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    My frame showed up yesterday. Can't wait to get it together and see what it is capable of. The frame weight is just nuts!

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    Medium with XX and Mavic C29SSMax. 23.8lbs with 670g tires.
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    Hmm, this thread making me thirsty for my very own Tallboy.
    For sale: NEW Race Face D2 stem, black, zero rise, 50mm length. $40

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    Completed build

    XXL - 24.5 lbs. XTR, Stans/American Classic wheels, hope race x2 brakes, specy captain tires, easton cockpit and seatpost, time pedals.

    Can't wait to ride it... need some snow to melt.
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    Dont have a TB yet but got to ride one yesterday.
    Set up with XT,Avid Elixers and a 100mm Fox Fit RLC and Fox Float RP23. Cockpit was set up with a 110mm 0deg stem and a flat bar (L size when I really needed an XL).
    Not sure what the guys who say it is too Trail for XC expect from an XC bike vs a "Trail" bike but apart from the ride being awesomely smooth the Tallboy is every bit as XC as my old Jet.
    The front end is nice and light and picking it up to put it over trail obstacles was just too easy. It hugged the curves and FELT fast. IMO if it feels too plush then you have set up the fork and shock too soft. Again IMO the tables for the Fit RLC are waaaaay out. Fox's recommendation for me at 185lb was 95psi but doing the sag test I only needed about 65psi in the fork. RP23 felt OK at the recommendation on the Santa Cruz site but could perhaps have been slightly higher.
    Only negative was the Small Block 8's that were installed which were absolutely horrible for the trails where I was riding.
    A beautiful bike all in all and now even higher up my list of options for endurance racing.

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    A couple of pics of mine. Wheels/tires are borrowed until I get mine. So far (2 rides) I am very impressed with it. 26.3lbs as pictured.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy
    A couple of pics of mine. Wheels/tires are borrowed until I get mine. So far (2 rides) I am very impressed with it. 26.3lbs as pictured.
    Build and size??
    Seems heavy for that bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TR
    Build and size??
    Seems heavy for that bike.
    Could be that some of the weights in this thread are a wee bit on the optimistic side...

    My build is as follows:
    SC Tallboy frame Medium
    Rock Shox Reba Team 120mm, tapered steerer, Maxle
    Cane Creek tapered headset - XX II lower, ZS-3 upper
    Easton EC90 seatpost
    WTB Silverado Team saddle
    Truvativ Stylo Team Stem 90mm
    Race Face Atlas FR 1/2 riser bar
    Race Face Sniper Lock-on grips
    Shimano Deore XT disc brakes, 160mm rotors f/r
    Shimano XTR shifters
    Shimano XTR Shadow GS rear derailleur
    Shimano XT front derailleur
    Shimano XTR chain
    Shimano XT 11/32 cassette
    Shimano XTR crankset 172.5mm, 22/32/BG
    Stans Arch/Hope Pro II wheels
    Continental Race King 2.2 tires w/Stan's sealant

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy
    A couple of pics of mine. Wheels/tires are borrowed until I get mine. So far (2 rides) I am very impressed with it. 26.3lbs as pictured.


    That is a nice bike but you need to becarful of the fatique resiatence in crabon fiber. It is new and it has no build up of fatique resitsance in the crabon fiber yet yet . Ima expert CAT3 road racer making me qualified to comment and a expert in fatique resistence I really no alot about this field ...............................

    I have some good ideals to make to that frame to take affective wait reduction,,, ........................ making it acelerate faster, longer , stronger , but I cant give them to you for free but if you wish to employ my expertise their will be a fee .





    What size shoes are those they nome size

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    Hey guys I was wondering can I put just a regular headset on the bike I have seen all the 1/1.8 on the top are inset. I should not have problem with a regular headset on top right? I like my bars a little higer so no prob there. I have a medium Stumpjumper fsr 29er at 24.6 pounds so I hope to get my Tallboy under 23lbs.
    Your big wheels are so awesome!

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    Getting the TB a little dirty

    Here's my Large TB coming in at 27lbs with Fox 120 pretty much XT stock build minus tires and Fizik Aliante test saddle. I'm 6'2" 185 lbs just loving this ride....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Badpichu
    Hey guys I was wondering can I put just a regular headset on the bike I have seen all the 1/1.8 on the top are inset. I should not have problem with a regular headset on top right? I like my bars a little higer so no prob there. I have a medium Stumpjumper fsr 29er at 24.6 pounds so I hope to get my Tallboy under 23lbs.


    The Tallboy uses an 1 1/8 semi-integrate upper cup and 1.5" regular external lower cup.

    Like the one here in the middle:



    If you want to get your bars up a little higher, try an additional spacer or a higher rise bar.
    I crashed hard enough on my Tallboy to break my leg,
    The carbon is way more durable than most people.

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    So a regular 1 1/8 headset top will not work? it has to be inset? Maybe that should of been my question.
    Your big wheels are so awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badpichu
    So a regular 1 1/8 headset top will not work? it has to be inset? Maybe that should of been my question.
    A traditional 1 1/8" press fit headset cup will not work. The frame uses the 1 1/8" ZS standard - 44.0mm.

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    You can use the one on the left as well...no?
    I am immune to your disdain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by indyfab25
    You can use the one on the left as well...no?
    The one on the left "may" have a 1.5" ZS lower cup. In that case, no. It has an OD of 55.95 vs. 49.61 for a traditional 1.5" press-fit cup. If you use a tapered steerer, you must use a traditional, external lower cup. If you use a straight 1 1/8" steerer, you can use an internal or external lower cup.

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