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    For those wondering if a Tallboy can handle the downhilly/all mountain rough stuff, Cedric rips it quite well:

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    i'm sure you've seen this one...but just in case.

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    Here is my new build
    XL CF frame
    CK headset, easton stem, and CF monkeylite bars, ergon grips, xtr brakes, 180 front, 160 rear, xtr shifters, xt drivetrain, xtr pedals, gravity dropper turbo, wtb super v titanium seat, gore cables, 120 front fork, WTB Stryker wheelset 2.2 bronson front 2.2 wtb wolverine rear..
    27.5 lbs...so far i like the ride, a lot different then my Ventana X5 is, not as much travel, not as fast downhill, but it climbs a lot better and a lot lighter! my only complaint is i feel bunched up..as i have long arms and i dont want a longer stem.and a set back seat post will not work with my seat drop...time will tell so far so good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by norcal2 View Post
    my only complaint is i feel bunched up..as i have long arms and i dont want a longer stem.and a set back seat post will not work with my seat drop...time will tell so far so good!
    How wide are your bars? Try an inch or two wider. Mine range from 27.5" to 31" across four bikes. The 31" bars (with a 60mm stem) are new to me, and a total hoot on that bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazzmond View Post
    Weight without pedals 23 lbs, 10 ounces, with pedals and stans in the tires it comes in at 24 lbs, 8 ounces. Very excited to actually get it dirty. Live in Northern Michigan so still snow on the ground but hopefully in a few weeks. Drivetrain all SRAM XO, brakes Shimano XT, Wheels, bars, seatpost and stem are Haven Carbon. Racing Ralph 2.35 in front, 2.25 in rear. Fox Talas 29 fork.

    nice bike~

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    Quote Originally Posted by morganfletcher View Post
    How wide are your bars? Try an inch or two wider. Mine range from 27.5" to 31" across four bikes. The 31" bars (with a 60mm stem) are new to me, and a total hoot on that bike.

    Morgan
    Im running easton monekylite DH carbon bars.711mm (28 inches) they are wide and i like them a lot! Ill see if they make a wider version...

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    Quote Originally Posted by norcal2 View Post
    Here is my new build
    XL CF frame
    CK headset, easton stem, and CF monkeylite bars, ergon grips, xtr brakes, 180 front, 160 rear, xtr shifters, xt drivetrain, xtr pedals, gravity dropper turbo, wtb super v titanium seat, gore cables, 120 front fork, WTB Stryker wheelset 2.2 bronson front 2.2 wtb wolverine rear..
    27.5 lbs...so far i like the ride, a lot different then my Ventana X5 is, not as much travel, not as fast downhill, but it climbs a lot better and a lot lighter! my only complaint is i feel bunched up..as i have long arms and i dont want a longer stem.and a set back seat post will not work with my seat drop...time will tell so far so good!
    Out of curiosity, how tall are you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillharman View Post
    Out of curiosity, how tall are you?
    Im 6'1 but i have long arms.. its hard to find a frame to fit, my Ventana's fit fine but i wanted to try a CF 29er..

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    This thing is really fast. I've changed it for the Ellsworth Epiphany, which is a great bike, but this one is better.
    Sorry about phone pictures. Post better ones latter.

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    Well I was in Prescott AZ this weekend for a fun little race with my wife and we got some snow dumped on us on Sunday so I had to take a pic. This is about 1.5 hrs from Phoenix.
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    I know it's been asked before but is the red looks like a dark orange or a neon red. Maybe it's the flash pix. Nice rides. I'm looking to get my first 9r soon but hard to give up my 26 Epic and Enduro EVO.

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    My little contribution to this thread,

    Not a fully finished build, still waiting on Tune DC 15 front thru axle and rear DC17 QR.
    Have yet to put the Titanium bolts I have on the stem.

    Might be a tire change to Geax Barro Race, because the Bontrager 29-3 Team are a P.I.T.A. to mount tubeless on Crest rims.
    Took me a week of stretching them with a tube on rims to be able to seat and inflate the bead tubeless.


    Current weight : 21.09 Lbs complete as you see it !

    Build list:
    Frame: Tallboy C XL
    Fork:Fox F32 29 100mm QR15
    Headset: Cane Creek 40 ZS tall top upper, 1.5 external lower
    Handlebar: Race Face Next SL 3/4 riser
    Stem: Ritchey C260 90mm , logos partly removed
    Seat post : New Ultimate Evo
    Seat: Selle Italia SLR Kit Carbonio Flow
    Seat Collar :New Ultimate
    Brakes: Formula R1 "Super Batman" all black edition.
    Rotors: Ashima Air rotor, F 160mm, R 140mm
    Cranks: Race Face Next SL 175mm 3 X 10
    Pedals: Crank Brothers Candy 4Ti
    Shifters: Sram XO 3 X 10, tuned
    Front Derailleur: Sram XO 3 X 10, tuned
    Rear Derailleur: Sram XX, tuned
    Cassette: Sram XX 11-32
    Chain: KMC X10 SL
    Gear Cables: Alligator Mini I-Links with Powercordz front derailleur cable.

    Wheels:
    Hubs: American Classic Disk 225 rear ,15mm thru axle front.
    Rims: Stan Crest
    Spokes :Marwi titanium
    Tires :Bontrager 29-3 X 2.0 Team Edition , converted tubeless ( very difficult conversion )
    QR:stock Fox front 15mm ,Token carbon titanium rear

    This bike it's worth the look...
    Last edited by ProTech; 03-22-2012 at 05:09 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProTech View Post
    My little contribution to this thread,

    Not a fully finished build, still waiting on Tune DC 15 front thru axle and rear DC17 QR.
    Have yet to put the Titanium bolts is have on the stem.

    Might be a tire change to Geax Barro Race, because the Bontrager 29-3 Team are a P.I.T.A. to mount tubeless on Crest rims.
    Took me a week of stretching them with a tube on rims to be able to seat and inflate the bead tubeless.


    Current weight : 21.09 Lbs !

    Build list:
    Frame: Tallboy C XL
    Fork:Fox F32 29 100mm QR15
    Headset: Cane Creek 40 ZS tall top upper, 1.5 external lower
    Handlebar: Race Face Next SL 3/4 riser
    Stem: Ritchey C260 90mm
    Seat post : New Ultimate Evo
    Seat: Selle Italia SLR Kit Carbonio Flow
    Seat Collar :New Ultimate
    Brakes: Formula R1 "Super Batman" all black edition.
    Rotors: Ashima Air rotor, F 160mm, R 140mm
    Cranks: Race Face Next SL 175mm 3 X 10
    Front Derailleur: Sram XO 3 X 10, tuned
    Rear Derailleur: Sram XX, tuned
    Cassette: Sram XX 11-32
    Gear Cables: Alligator Mini I-Links with Powercordz front derailleur cable.

    Wheels:
    Hubs: American Classic Disk 225 rear ,15mm thru axle front.
    Rims: Stan Crest
    Spokes :Marwi titanium
    Tires :Bontrager 29-3 Team Edition , converted tubeless ( very difficult conversion )
    QR:stock Fox front 15mm ,Token carbon titanium rear

    This bike it's worth the look...
    I know Crests are light, but since you are obviously sparing no expense... why not carbon rims?

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    ProTech One of the best bikes! More pictures, pls.
    What weight and tall are you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProTech View Post
    My little contribution to this thread,

    Not a fully finished build, still waiting on Tune DC 15 front thru axle and rear DC17 QR.
    Have yet to put the Titanium bolts I have on the stem.

    Might be a tire change to Geax Barro Race, because the Bontrager 29-3 Team are a P.I.T.A. to mount tubeless on Crest rims.
    Took me a week of stretching them with a tube on rims to be able to seat and inflate the bead tubeless.


    Current weight : 21.09 Lbs !

    Build list:
    Frame: Tallboy C XL
    Fork:Fox F32 29 100mm QR15
    Headset: Cane Creek 40 ZS tall top upper, 1.5 external lower
    Handlebar: Race Face Next SL 3/4 riser
    Stem: Ritchey C260 90mm , logos partly removed
    Seat post : New Ultimate Evo
    Seat: Selle Italia SLR Kit Carbonio Flow
    Seat Collar :New Ultimate
    Brakes: Formula R1 "Super Batman" all black edition.
    Rotors: Ashima Air rotor, F 160mm, R 140mm
    Cranks: Race Face Next SL 175mm 3 X 10
    Shifters: Sram XO 3 X 10, tuned
    Front Derailleur: Sram XO 3 X 10, tuned
    Rear Derailleur: Sram XX, tuned
    Cassette: Sram XX 11-32
    Chain: KMC X10 SL
    Gear Cables: Alligator Mini I-Links with Powercordz front derailleur cable.

    Wheels:
    Hubs: American Classic Disk 225 rear ,15mm thru axle front.
    Rims: Stan Crest
    Spokes :Marwi titanium
    Tires :Bontrager 29-3 Team Edition , converted tubeless ( very difficult conversion )
    QR:stock Fox front 15mm ,Token carbon titanium rear

    This bike it's worth the look...
    21lbs! and you did it with that Fox 32, a full triple, bottle cage and XL frame? Thats impressive
    I do all my own stunts, but never intentionally...

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    Thank you for the compliments guys !

    After two shakedown light rides,my initial impression is very positive.The Tallboy deserves all the hype it receives.
    Though I'm still debating the use of a fork lockout and have yet to fully cut the steerer.

    @hillharman There is not much choice out there in light carbon tubeless rims other than in a UST bead format, and I prefer the lighter converted regular casing tire weights over UST.
    I am casually entertaining getting the Duke Lucky Jack 29er carbon rim. It uses Stan's BST bead socket, but it's unproven and I'm skeptic on it's origin and reliability.

    @Ace5high Thank you for the praise. I have been a weight weenie for as long as I have worked in the bike biz. In 25 years of building light bikes I picked up a few skills.

    @Anvil77 I'm 6' 2", 186cm and currently 165lbs out of shape.

    I removed the attachments from the original post ,so here are the same pics and a few more in larger format:



























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    ^^^ You could shave a few more ounces outta that bike if you trimmed up that periscope . . . errr steerer tube.
    Alcohol may lead nowhere, but it sure is the scenic route!

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    Hey Pro Tech, nice looking rig , super light too. My Tallboy C is 26 lbs full XT wish i could drop some weight on it. I luv my new bike hope you enjoy yours.
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    I updated the original build list I posted due to a few omissions on my part.

    @OO7, I already mentioned the steerer will be cut.
    Unfortunately multiple lower back injuries have prevented me from running all my bikes with the handlebar height I prefer. They all have to be higher or I cant ride without my back locking up.

    I'm entertaining the idea of installing a riser bar on the bike and drop the stem a lot. Although I do prefer the racing XC bike feeling of the 3/4 riser Next SL bars.

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    spx kit with float 120 and rp23. swapped the crankset for a double, added a dropper post and 180 front rotor. 27.2lbs
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    ^^^ Not sure what I am more jealous of . . . the bike or the car!

    I'm going shopping for an STI on sunday
    Alcohol may lead nowhere, but it sure is the scenic route!

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    Real Nice, I bought a Highball 2mths ago & loved it so much that I just took delivery of my TBc yesterday, I went for the A-Team colour, 120mm Floats, RP23, SPX I've swapped to a 70mm 0 degree Thomson X4 stem as I wanted a more trail/AM feel to the cockpit (really makes the handling feel more agressive & puts you over the back, also did this on the Highball & it almost feels like a jump bike!!), waiting for my Reverb & will convert to tubeless Nobby Nics, however it's has strangely been dusty dry in the UK for 3 weeks & the Crossmarks are working ok.

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    Smile Updated to Talas 120 15mm

    Had my Tallboy for a year now and have recently updated fork to a Talas 120 15mm. Unbelievable improvement in steering accuracy over the 100RLC QR I had previously. It's like having a new bike again - Tallboy just keeps getting better.

    Picture shows current build 26.1lb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProTech View Post
    Thank you for the compliments guys !

    @hillharman There is not much choice out there in light carbon tubeless rims other than in a UST bead format, and I prefer the lighter converted regular casing tire weights over UST.
    I am casually entertaining getting the Duke Lucky Jack 29er carbon rim. It uses Stan's BST bead socket, but it's unproven and I'm skeptic on it's origin and reliability.
    Hi, I am Philippe. I am the owner of the DUKE brand. (the name of the company is "jpracingbike1").
    Our carbon 29er rim doesn't use the Stan's BST bead socket. But it is also Tubeless Ready compatible, with all kinds of tires. The rim is 330g (average). It is as stiff as an Arch EX 29er rim. We plan to do in a very short time a 300g version.
    This rim is made in west of Europe. We never had a problem of reliability even with prototypes.
    Let me know if you have any other questions.

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    2 weeks old. 140mm fork just added and is a nice improvement.
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