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    I've been riding the my TBc for about 3 months now and love the bike. I've recently put it on a diet and have added lighter CB wheels, Easton EC 90 seatpost, and lighter tires and gone tubeless. What a difference in acceleration. The only issue I've had is that I keep dropping the chain on rough descents, didn't have that problem on my previous FS builds. That problem has prompted me to spring for the XTR rear DR with the switch to increase tension. I've got a few other things I want to do to the bike, but for now, I'm just going to ride it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoTone View Post



    Bikerider2, You could also invest $50 and use this chain guide, problem solved.

    Bionicon C.Guide V.02 Chain Guide at Price Point

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerider2 View Post
    I've been riding the my TBc for about 3 months now and love the bike. I've recently put it on a diet and have added lighter CB wheels, Easton EC 90 seatpost, and lighter tires and gone tubeless. What a difference in acceleration. The only issue I've had is that I keep dropping the chain on rough descents, didn't have that problem on my previous FS builds. That problem has prompted me to spring for the XTR rear DR with the switch to increase tension. I've got a few other things I want to do to the bike, but for now, I'm just going to ride it.
    How do you like the CrankBrothers wheels? Post a pic with those wheels. By the way are you running the new Crankbrothers 11 carbon wheelset?
    Last edited by Rev. 14; 07-16-2012 at 07:05 PM.

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    Lefty 90mm

    A tallboy carbon with a lefty xlr 90mm should it work ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Misty69 View Post
    A tallboy carbon with a lefty xlr 90mm should it work ?

    Misty ,
    Yes, although it's pretty XC race like in that position, I've had my Lefty @90mm and felt it was good, now I have it @110 and it feels more balance, no negative points on the uphills and more comfort on the technical parts and downhills. So given the choice, I'd go for a 100mm Lefty over a 90mm, but both work very well..

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    My Tallboy

    Mine is below - someone here may recognize the frame/forks...
    Maiden voyage is tomorrow, weather permitting.

    2012 TBc
    2012 Fox 32 120mm
    Stan's Race 29er wheelset
    2x9 FSA crankset
    XTR shifters, FD & RD
    etc.
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    my jaw just dropped, sweet ride!

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    My Tallboy

    Thanks. Looks much better like this...too clean before! Rides great, just dialing in the suspension. No problem at all with the RP23 for me. Not sure why everyone wants to put a Monarch on their TB...
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    Lots nice looking Tallboys in here. Not much love for the other colors though.

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    What chainrings do your cranks?

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    It is wallpaper my TallboyC
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    Chainrings?

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    What chainrings do your cranks?
    Thanks, and thanks! It's just an improvised 2x9 setup. They are 22/32 FSA chainrings as I removed the large outer ring. The 32T is great for most everything, but the 22T granny barely gets used. Maybe a case for 1x9, but I at least like having the bailout gear...if needed.

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    Nice

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    It is wallpaper my TallboyC
    Very nice ride!

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    Cool but...

    Quote Originally Posted by Anvil77 View Post
    It is wallpaper my TallboyC
    How did you get it to stand by itself...?
    I do all my own stunts, but never intentionally...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ace5high View Post
    How did you get it to stand by itself...?
    Photoshop, of course

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    Aww man..

    Quote Originally Posted by Anvil77 View Post
    Photoshop, of course
    And here I thought it was a endorsement for a new invisible kickstand
    I do all my own stunts, but never intentionally...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev. 14 View Post
    How do you like the CrankBrothers wheels? Post a pic with those wheels. By the way are you running the new Crankbrothers 11 carbon wheelset?
    Sorry haven't checked this thread in a while. Here's a pic with the CB 3 wheels. They have worked out well, light and fast rolling, easy to set up tubeless. I had a set on my 26inch bike before and only had the one issue with the hub spacer. Definitely an improvement over the 819's that it came with. IMO, the 11's aren't worth it. $10 per gram savings.
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    Here is my new TallBoy AL

    I was going to wait until I had some better pics but its been a while so I'll just contribute my with crappy iPhone pics. I went ahead and made some upgrades right away that I felt were necessary and a few I just wanted...

    MY concerns were Function, Durability, Looks (lets be serious who doesn't want their 5k bike to look good), and then weight in that order.. I am a bigger more aggressive rider and wanted something I could really have some fun on... I went with the Triple but I am not liking the useable gear ranges so I will most likely be going with a Homebrewed Single set up soon and adding a King BB for good measure...

    Big shout out to Rob at Garissons Cycelry Garrison's Cyclery of Centreville Bike Sales Service Shop Wilmington, Delawarefor the upgrade recommendations, flawless wheel build, and as always an A++ attention to detail on this build!!...

    2012 TallBoy AL SPX Large
    Upgrades:
    Fox RP23
    King Headset
    King Headset Spacers
    Oury Lock On Grips
    Thomson Stem
    Upgraded 180mm front Rotor
    King BB Spacer
    Old Flite Ti Saddle I've had for 15 Years
    Salsa Lip Lock Seat Collar
    Ringle Cage NOS
    XTR Rear Derailleur
    XTR Chain
    Time ATAC XS Pedals
    DT Swiss Rear Through Axle conversion
    Wheels:
    King ISO Hubs
    DT Comp Spokes
    DT Black Brass Nipples
    Stans Flow EX Rims
    Schwalbe Ron / Ralph

    Weight?... Not sure yet... Definitely under 30 and sturdily built so light enough for me!






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    Nice ride Diesel
    Tallboy LT

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    Syndicate Tallboy

    Hi all, here's my new beast.
    Syndicate Team colours (frame was raced by Johnny Waddell)
    240/340 hubs - Stans ZTR Arch rims
    Reba SL - Fox RP23
    NEXT Carbon Fibre bars
    Chris King Headset
    Crank Bros Cobalt 11 seatpost
    XT drivetrain/SLX shifters
    Avid Elixir 5 turkey gobblers
    It's a sweet ride
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    Nice ride.
    Why do you have the shock in opposite direction? Better access to the switch when riding with a bottle? Any other benefits?

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    Nice ride.
    Why do you have the shock in opposite direction? Better access to the switch when riding with a bottle? Any other benefits?
    No real mystery. The guy I bought it from installed it back to front. Propedal is easy to get to. I don't use a water bottle holder. I'll prob change it around when I get a chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbryant View Post
    Hi all, here's my new beast.
    Syndicate Team colours (frame was raced by Johnny Waddell)
    240/340 hubs - Stans ZTR Arch rims
    Reba SL - Fox RP23
    NEXT Carbon Fibre bars
    Chris King Headset
    Crank Bros Cobalt 11 seatpost
    XT drivetrain/SLX shifters
    Avid Elixir 5 turkey gobblers
    It's a sweet ride
    It is a sweet ride indeed, I like it. Cool colors!

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    Put mine together a few weeks ago. Wrestled it around round some tight xc tracks on the first ride, then realized I wasn't exactly using my elbows - doh. Last weekend I did some great flowy singletracks and down a couple of dh tracks to see if i could find its limit (or mine). The rons have been replaced with spesh purg/capt combo . Overall it's an absolute blast of a trail bike!



    I tried the LT and TBc before committing to this and was a little torn on the decision. I decided the larger fork on the TBc would be a perfect blend of the best aspects of each bike for trial riding (down here in Aus) - it hasn't disappointed.
    Last edited by eastie; 08-06-2012 at 07:01 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbryant View Post
    No real mystery. The guy I bought it from installed it back to front. Propedal is easy to get to. I don't use a water bottle holder. I'll prob change it around when I get a chance.
    Any potential downside to running the shock that way? I use bottles and have clearance issues with the pro-pedal lever.

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