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    Quote Originally Posted by Hpirx
    I think that price includes everything but the fork. Add in the fork and it falls in line with most other shops.
    Uhhh....not even close. The Tallboy with the XO group is over $6K list price. My LBS offers 5% off so let's say $5700. Then I have to pay 8.75% tax so we're back up to about $6200.....only $1500+ more than Colorado Cyclist.

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    Got this one almost done, Need a few things in the morning and then more riding. Broke the shock pump while playing with the rear shock and that put a damper on the evening. Guess it beer time. anyhow here are the quick pics. 26.75lbs





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    Got mine finally built last Thursday night. Maiden voyage was preriding the Bonelli Pro XCT course Friday and racing it the next day. XL frame, 23.82lbs w/out pedals. Fox TALAS Terralogic, WTB Strykers, WTB Nanos, Ashima rotors, XTR brakes and 2x10 drivetrain, Raceface Next bars and post, Pro stem, happy rider :-)


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    Man 23.82.. sick bike. Cool race pics too, glad u had fun.
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    Tallboy / Lefty - too short?

    Looking at the pictures, I can't help thinking that a Tallboy with a LEFTY looks a bit short/steep/mis-proportioned in the front...

    Maybe it's the A-C height or the missing rake/trail on the LEFTY compared to a RS or Fox equivalent?

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    Nice Pics Clintox50.
    Is that an XL frame?
    Reason I ask is, you don't appear to have a problem with Water bottle clearance like I have on my Large frame. Gonna have to find a side access holder or invent something cool!

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    Doh, reread your post, where your clearly state XL.

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    updated spec

    Pimped my XL TB a bit, picked up a Cobalt carbon post to replace the AL one I had, Easton Haven carbon bars instead of the Boobar (dropped 260g!), EC 90 stem in white, swapped my WTB seat for my SLR and slapped on some of the new Specialized 2.1F/2.0R tires while converting to tubeless, weight dropped from where I started at 27.3# to 24.62#. Crazy for an XL with 2000g wheels. I may pick up a set of the American Classic's and drop another 3/4 pound.

    Here's the original build....

    My new Tallboy - XL - 5.28# (xpost in 29er)

    p.s. So far so good with the goop in my tires. I really should have started running tubeless sooner, oh well...
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    upgrade season

    Happens every year when it's too wet/crappy to ride... pardon my bad photography.

    Added some weight with brakes/tires, subtracted some with fork.
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    It just arrived

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    My build:


    Frame: Large, Rock Shox RT3, Reba XX QR 9mm.
    Wheels: ZTR Crest, CX-Ray, XTR hubs and QR., Bontrager Acx tlr 2,2" with notubes.
    Drive-train: Middleburn RS8 cranks 4-arm spider with 36/24 TA chainwheels, XTR cassette 11/32, KMC X9sl chain, CB eggbeater 3, Tune AC38 Ti BB 113mm.
    Brakes: XTR trail M988 and 180mm discs.
    Saddle: SDG I-beam and micro carbon post.
    Shifting: XO gripshift, I-link cabling, XT front, XO rear.
    Stearer: Ritchey WCS carbon riser 66 cm with foam grips.
    Weight 11,2 kg.

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    ... and if we just ...



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    Is anyone running 100mm upfront? I'm curious to hear some opinions on 100 vs 120 besides better BB clearance with the 120.

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    I'm currently running the Talas and have gone down to the 95mm travel for a couple super technical climbs but otherwise mostly run the 120mm.

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    I'm running mine with a 100mm fork and I love it for XC racing and trails. My priority is speed up hill rather than down. The TB is such a versatile machine, you really can't set it up wrong.

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    My local trails reopened! They're still a little muddy, but I had to get out and try my new tires. (BTW anyone want to trade for some near new Rocket Rons?) When I got home I noticed a rock stuck in the lower pivot. I had to let all the air out of the shock and compress the suspension to get it out. It managed to chip the paint on the swingarm, but it looks like there's no damage to the carbon. I'm just glad it wasn't a longer ride.

    Anyone else have this happen?



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    What tire and size did you switch to and why? I have always thought about running a RR

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    I'm interested in the Rons - let me know.

    [QUOTE=killjoyken]My local trails reopened! They're still a little muddy, but I had to get out and try my new tires. (BTW anyone want to trade for some near new Rocket Rons?) When I got home I noticed a rock stuck in the lower pivot. I had to let all the air out of the shock and compress the suspension to get it out. It managed to chip the paint on the swingarm, but it looks like there's no damage to the carbon. I'm just glad it wasn't a longer ride.

    Anyone else have this happen?



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    Quote Originally Posted by dapozer
    What tire and size did you switch to and why? I have always thought about running a RR
    I switched to a 2.4 Specialized Purgatory and a 2.2 S-works Captain. I've been running Specialized tires for a year now, but decided to try the RR to shave some pounds. I think I'm too used to the way the Specialized tires handle, especially on the loose rocky terrain on my local trails.
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    My Tallboy



    Rode last year with a 100mm Rebas, Stan Arch rims and Easton riser bars.
    Used those parts for a SS for winter which I decided to keep so built this up.

    2010 TallBoy Large
    FOX F120 FIT 15QR
    Hope headset
    Hope Pro II Evo with Stans Crest
    Rocket Ron Evo 2011 mounted tubeless
    Hope X2 brakes
    SLX cranks with Rotor Q rings
    SLX front mech
    SRAM X9 rear mech
    SRAM PG990 cassette
    SRAM PC991 chain
    SRAM X0 twist shifters
    Thompson seatpost + stem
    Richey WCS 9* sweep flat bar
    Ergon GP1 grips
    WTB Devo saddle

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    cool pedals

    what pedals are they and where can I get them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Variateur
    what pedals are they and where can I get them?
    http://www.pointoneracing.com/podium/
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    Yes, I was very lucky to pick a pair up second hand but in excellent condition as they're so expensive new. I've since added a dropper post (2nd hand KS i950r for now but I might upgrade to a Reverb) and as I had brake fade last weekend I might put the brakes on my wife's bike and put Formula The One on mine with orange anodised bits. I'm just not sure about spending that much more money at the moment.

    I've gone for quite a robust build as I weigh about 95 Kg without kit and ride some pretty rocky trails, quarries etc but have used Ti bolts everywhere I can and fairly light weight parts. I've not managed to accurately weigh it but weighed most parts before fitting and think it's around 26.8 lbs with a bottom link guard fitted but not the dropper post.

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    After a few rides. .. .
    10.76kg / 23.73lb
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    Santa Cruz Tallboy 2011 Size Large, Full Sram XX 2011, Fox 29 2011, KCNC, ZTR Crest 29, Specialized Tires.......23.14lb

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    Just picked mine up....

    Big Shoutout to Trailhead Cyclery in Campbell, CA, these guys are the best!

    Frame: XXL
    Fork: 120mm RLC, 15mm
    Headset: Chris King Tapered, Chris King Spacers
    Wheels: Chris King/ Salsa Gordo /DT Swiss db competition spokes
    Tires: Maxxis Ignitor
    Bars: Easton Havoc Carbon
    Stem: Thomson 120mm X4
    Grips: ODI
    Shifters: SLX
    Brakes: Avid X5
    Cranks: XT 180mm
    Chain: Wipperman
    Cassette: XT
    Derailleurs: XTR
    Seatpost: Sun
    Saddle: WTB Vigo
    Pedals: Crank Brothers Candy 2
    Skewer: Salsa


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    Went and picked up a Tallboy on Saturday. Its the R xc version, put a wider bar on. Rode 12 miles yesterday, it was faster and climbed better than most bikes I have ever had (not saying much as most of my bikes have been tanks).

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    ^what headset is that?

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    Nice Ride KIRK.....

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    Thanks! It rides like a dream. Here is a video for a copywriting project that I just finished working on. Fast forward to 40 seconds to skip the part for class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_Beer
    A bike company should come out with a bike named after Mikey. the Santa Cruz Vandeman. That would pisss him off to no end.

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    Beauty photos jschwart

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    Quote Originally Posted by jschwart73
    ok, I give! Where is the cable for your reverb? and the lever?

    I mounted mine up, but haven't come up with a great solution for routing the cable...it still looks janky and rubs my leg a bit at times. I can't complain about the performance though, it is better than my old gravity dropper in that regard hands down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. welcorn
    ok, I give! Where is the cable for your reverb? and the lever?

    I mounted mine up, but haven't come up with a great solution for routing the cable...it still looks janky and rubs my leg a bit at times. I can't complain about the performance though, it is better than my old gravity dropper in that regard hands down.
    Nice catch! They were sitting on my bench because I broke the rear hose barb pulling the bike out of the stand... All is back in place now, works fine.

    I used the Jagwire stick on cable guides on the underside of the toptube and the hose goes right out the front now.
    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_Beer
    A bike company should come out with a bike named after Mikey. the Santa Cruz Vandeman. That would pisss him off to no end.

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    Pics please?
    Had 2 crashes that I would have avoided with an adjustable post.
    1st: steep drop: Back of the saddle hooked in my pants so I could'nt get back over it in time.
    2nd: Trying to avoid same prob on another drop, took the wrong line thinking it would be the easier one...and smakked into a tree.

    I haven't decided yet which one it's going to be.
    The Tallboy has guides for a cable actuated droppost, don't like the looks of a GD and the shims look to short to reach the recommended depth in the frame .
    Next there are KS or Reverb with remote, but I'm concerned about the cable routing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dikkie
    Pics please?
    Had 2 crashes that I would have avoided with an adjustable post.
    1st: steep drop: Back of the saddle hooked in my pants so I could'nt get back over it in time.
    2nd: Trying to avoid same prob on another drop, took the wrong line thinking it would be the easier one...and smakked into a tree.

    I haven't decided yet which one it's going to be.
    The Tallboy has guides for a cable actuated droppost, don't like the looks of a GD and the shims look to short to reach the recommended depth in the frame .
    Next there are KS or Reverb with remote, but I'm concerned about the cable routing.
    Jagwire stick-on hose guides (the old zip tie version) stuck right down the center of the underside of the toptube. No need for pics, that describes it as easily as can be. Hose needs to get some memory into it so it'll slide straight forward, I figure that will come with time...
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    A bike company should come out with a bike named after Mikey. the Santa Cruz Vandeman. That would pisss him off to no end.

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    Decided not to hold out for an alu build. Picked this up on the way to work yesterday



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    cant wait to get it dirty this weekend

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    Nice Jeff! That frame is getting shorter and shorter on my list. Between my BlurLT and EMD parts all I need is the Tallboy frame and I might just have a really sweet ride! Looks like you are still riding, good to see. I am headinng to Southern Utah tomorrow for five days of riding, good times!

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    29'er Tallboy down under....

    Here's the beast:

    Santa Cruz 2011 Tallboy (XL)
    Fox 29er RLC Talas 95/120 mm Kashima
    Chris King INset Headset
    Easton EA 90XC wheels
    Schwalbe RR & NN Evo Snakeskin tubeless
    SRAM XO rear / XTR front
    SRAM Gripshift
    Magura Marta SL brakes
    Rotor cranks & Q Rings 3x9 (installed since)
    RS Reverb adjustable post (installed since)
    WTB PureV SL seat






    It flies.....

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    Welcome abord to the tallboy family.....Variateur nice picture

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    New buggy

    Here is my new Tallboy. I freakin' love this bike. It replaced my much loved Heckler as my new "trail bike". It is a little more burly than some of the builds here, but it is perfect for me.

    Build specs:
    Large Tallboy w/ RP23
    Fox Talas Kashima Tapered 15qr
    Cane Creek headset (waiting on Angleset)
    Thompson 70mm stem
    Easton Havoc Carbon 750mm bars
    ESI grips
    X9 trigger shifter w/matchmaker
    Elixer brakes with XX rotors
    X9 short cage 10speed rear der.
    XT 11-36 cassette
    XTR M970 cranks w/Salsa 32 tooth ring
    MRP G2 SL chainguide
    1091 chain
    Thompson Masterpiece seatpost
    WTB Devo Ti saddle
    Salsa QR seat clamp
    Hope Pro II's/DT Revs/Stans Flow wheels
    Specialized tires for now until the Nobby Nic 2.35s come out

    Weighs in at 25.8 lbs with pedals





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    No hi-tec pictures, but here's my ride. 23/7 lbs

    SantaCruz Tallboy C
    SantaCruz Solo C
    Specialized Fatboy
    Trek Madone 8
    Kestrel RT 700
    Lemond Zurich

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    Welcome abord Dirtyjack nice ride !!!

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    Big wheels.......
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    Toowoomba !

    Toowoomba....!

    I love a sunburnt country....

    The love of field and coppice,
    Of green and shaded lanes.
    Of ordered woods and gardens
    Is running in your veins,
    Strong love of grey-blue distance
    Brown streams and soft dim skies
    I know but cannot share it,
    My love is otherwise.

    I love a sunburnt country,
    A land of sweeping plains,
    Of ragged mountain ranges,
    Of droughts and flooding rains.
    I love her far horizons,
    I love her jewel-sea,
    Her beauty and her terror -
    The wide brown land for me!

    A stark white ring-barked forest
    All tragic to the moon,
    The sapphire-misted mountains,
    The hot gold hush of noon.
    Green tangle of the brushes,
    Where lithe lianas coil,
    And orchids deck the tree-tops
    And ferns the warm dark soil.

    Core of my heart, my country!
    Her pitiless blue sky,
    When sick at heart, around us,
    We see the cattle die-
    But then the grey clouds gather,
    And we can bless again
    The drumming of an army,
    The steady, soaking rain.

    Core of my heart, my country!
    Land of the Rainbow Gold,
    For flood and fire and famine,
    She pays us back threefold-
    Over the thirsty paddocks,
    Watch, after many days,
    The filmy veil of greenness
    That thickens as we gaze.

    An opal-hearted country,
    A wilful, lavish land-
    All you who have not loved her,
    You will not understand-
    Though earth holds many splendours,
    Wherever I may die,
    I know to what brown country
    My homing thoughts will fly.

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    I just built an XL matte Tallboy with SRAM XX, and raced it Saturday at the Shasta Lemurian. Here it is:


    Right after finishing the Shasta Lemurian, first race on the Tallboy by fnagrom, on Flickr

    The frame was 5.28lbs with Monarch RT3 shock. The whole bike, with my light wheels, was 25.0lbs, and with the heavier wheels I used for racing Saturday it was 26.9lbs. I built it with a Reba XX 120mm fork. So far, with the recommended air pressures for my weight the ride is pretty firm, even with the shock in its most open position. I might try running a little less air and see where that gets me. I'm 6'2", 208lbs. The fork has 135psi top and bottom and the shock has 200psi. Have rebound at middle positions for now.

    I kinda fell apart on the final climb of the Lemurian, finishing in the pack, 28/86. It wasn't the bike's fault! Was kind of useful to come home and geek out on the data from the powertap. Maybe it'll help me train better and race faster. It wasn't really the ideal bike for the course, my hardtail with the light wheels would have been better, maybe, but it was hecka fun, and the technical descents were nothing with this bike. The main goal of this bike build is endurance racing. I'm doing the Tahoe-Sierra 100 on it this August, 20,000' up and 24,000' down. But I just broke my "fun" FS bike, so this bike will be getting a lot more miles in the meantime.

    More pics here.

    Here's how I built it:

    Frame: XL Santa Cruz Tallboy matte
    Fork: Rock Shox Reba-XX D-Air 1.5>1-1/8" TA-D 29", 120mm - wht/sil
    Rims: 2x Stans ZTR Arch 29" disc rim, black - 32h
    Front Hub: Chub XC Thru disc hub, 20x100mm - 32h blk
    Rear Hub: Powertap SL+ 32h
    Spokes: DT-Swiss Supercomp 290mm (64)
    Tires: Maxxis Ardent 29x2.4 front, Maxxis Crossmark UST 29x2.2 rear
    Pedals: Time Sport ATAC XS Carbon Mtn pedals
    Crank: Truvativ XX 2x10 carbon GXP Q166 crank*, 26/39t - 175mm
    Bottom Bracket: Chris King GXP bottom bracket
    Chain: SRAM PC1091 Hollow-pin PL chain, 10sp - sil/sil ea
    Rear Cogs: SRAM XG-1099 (XX) 10sp X-Dome/Glide cassette, 11-36t
    Front Derailleur: SRAM XX 2x10 high/DS front derail, top-pull (34.9mm)
    Rear Derailleur: SRAM XX Exact Actuation 10sp rear derail, med cage (80mm)
    Shifter: SRAM XX Trigger shifter set, 2x10sp - F/R
    Handlebar: Truvativ Noir-Team carbon riser bar, (31.8) 9/5d-20x680mm
    Grips: Ergon GX1 Leichtbau grips, no bar end
    Stem: Thomson X4 Mtn stem, (31.8) 10d x 110mm - black
    Headset: Chris King tapered
    Front Brake: Avid XX Mag disc brake, F-185mm - XX grey/carbon
    Rear Brake: Avid XX Mag disc brake, R-160mm - XX grey/carbon
    Saddle: WTB Silverado SLT saddle, titanium
    Seatpost: Thomson Masterpiece setback post, 30.9 x 350 blk
    Other: 2X Andrews King Cage waterbottle cage, Titanium, 2X 25mm Stans yellow tape, 2X Stans Olympic valves

    I'm picky, and I'm my own mechanic, so here are my build notes: The cable stop for the front derailleur under the top tube, inside the upper shock pivot flanges wouldn't let me insert a ferrule, it was almost as if they'd left the ferrule - or spacer - in the frame at the factory that they used to form the void. I couldn't easily clean it out, so I just ran the cable diagonally to the cable stop for the gravity dropper. I need to call SC about that. I'm getting a good bit of creaking up front, will try re-seating the 1.5" crown race. I put the headset cups in dry. I don't think I needed to put any carbon assembly paste in between frame and cups, or do I? Also, the new-style maxle doesn't like to stay tight. Will try making the the lever action tighter. (2.5mm adjuster nut) I built the wheels with 100kgf (average) tension, but of course for a dished wheel it was higher on the drive side rear and the rotor side front. The Chub hub wheel needed re-tensioning pretty early, after two rides. I haven't checked it since the race. There's a noise down at the front hub level, when I'm out of the saddle, not a "bad" noise. Will substitute another wheel and see if I still hear it.

    This is a great bike.

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    XL with Lefty

    Great bike. I've been a Niner fan for a while. I had the first gen Rip9 and loved it even though it was a flexy flier. I switched to the stiffer, heavier second generation Rip9 frame and never really dug it. The Tallboy is much lighter and more playful. That second rip was a tank. The only other bike that I think comes close to this is an Epic Carbon.

    Frame: XL Santa Cruz Tallboy matte black, Fox RP23 - 190psi
    Fork: Cannondale Lefty 29er Carbon XLR, travel increased from 90mm to 120mm - 90psi
    Rims: Stans ZTR Arch 29" disc rim, black - 32h
    Front Hub: Cannondale Lefty - 32h
    Rear Hub: Sun Ringle Flea -32h
    Spokes: Heavy Straight 14G?
    Tires: Maxxis Ardent 2.25 front, Specialized Captain 2.0 rear
    Pedals: Time Atac ROC (heavy but great)
    Crank: Race Face Turbine X type (1cm narrower Q factor and 30grams lighter than XT's)
    Chainrings: 23/33t rotor rings - 175mm, Homebrew bashguard
    Bottom Bracket: Shimano XT
    Chain: SRAM PC951
    Rear Cogs: SRAM 991 11-34 9 speed
    Front Derailleur: Shimano XT
    Rear Derailleur: SRAM XO
    Shifter: SRAM X-Ray twisters
    Handlebar: Syncros 20mm x 710mm carbon Bulk
    Grips: Esi chunky cut shorter
    Stem: Gravity light, (31.8) 6d x 70mm - black
    Headset: Chris King tapered
    Front Brake: Avid CR Mag disc brake, F-185mm
    Rear Brake: Avid CR Mag disc brake, R-160mm
    Saddle: Selle Italia SLR-XC
    Seatpost: KS I950, 30.9mm
    Other: Edge 500, Incredibell, Shelter downtube protection

    Things I'll change
    White seat is wrong on this bike, I'll go black with either a Phenom or Fizik Kobi.
    Wheels are heavy, I may go back to Crest's but I'm a little hard on them.
    I'll try a captain 2.2 front tire and an Ikon rear.
    After increasing the fork travel my bars are a bit high but to keep the short stem I'll have to switch to a flat bar instead of taking out spacers. (The only downside to the Lefty so far) I'll also probably switch to a Cane Creek zero stack inset lower headset to get the bike back to the stock 71 degree head angle.

    With Crest wheels, Rampage front tire and a fox fork it was 26.75lbs.
    When I go back to Crest wheels, 600g front tire and the Lefty I should be under 26lbs.
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    XXL Tallboy....the wait is over!

    Well I just got it in and can't wait for my first ride tomorrow. I added Industry Nine Enduro Wheels with Stan's ZTR flow rims and Geax Seguaro 2.2 tires as well as the XTR pedals. The LBS also threw in a Salsa seat tube QR. Everything else is the stock SPX build kit.

    Tossed it on the scale and my XXL beast weighs in at 27.04 lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by artnshel
    Great bike. I've been a Niner fan for a while. I had the first gen Rip9 and loved it even though it was a flexy flier. I switched to the stiffer, heavier second generation Rip9 frame and never really dug it. The is much lighter and more playful. That second rip was a tank. The only other bike that I think comes close to this is an Epic Carbon.

    Frame: XL Santa Cruz matte black, Fox RP23 - 190psi
    Fork: Cannondale Lefty 29er Carbon XLR, travel increased from 90mm to 120mm - 90psi
    Rims: Stans ZTR Arch 29" disc rim, black - 32h
    Front Hub: Cannondale Lefty - 32h
    Rear Hub: Sun Ringle Flea -32h
    Spokes: Heavy Straight 14G?
    Tires: Maxxis Ardent 2.25 front, Specialized Captain 2.0 rear
    Pedals: Time Atac ROC (heavy but great)
    Crank: Race Face Turbine X type (1cm narrower Q factor and 30grams lighter than XT's)
    Chainrings: 23/33t rotor rings - 175mm, Homebrew bashguard
    Bottom Bracket: Shimano XT
    Chain: SRAM PC951
    Rear Cogs: SRAM 991 11-34 9 speed
    Front Derailleur: Shimano XT
    Rear Derailleur: SRAM XO
    Shifter: SRAM X-Ray twisters
    Handlebar: Syncros 20mm x 710mm carbon Bulk
    Grips: Esi chunky cut shorter
    Stem: Gravity light, (31.8) 6d x 70mm - black
    Headset: Chris King tapered
    Front Brake: Avid CR Mag disc brake, F-185mm
    Rear Brake: Avid CR Mag disc brake, R-160mm
    Saddle: Selle Italia SLR-XC
    Seatpost: KS I950, 30.9mm
    Other: Edge 500, Incredibell, Shelter downtube protection

    Things I'll change
    White seat is wrong on this bike, I'll go black with either a Phenom or Fizik Kobi.
    Wheels are heavy, I may go back to Crest's but I'm a little hard on them.
    I'll try a captain 2.2 front tire and an Ikon rear.
    After increasing the fork travel my bars are a bit high but to keep the short stem I'll have to switch to a flat bar instead of taking out spacers. (The only downside to the Lefty so far) I'll also probably switch to a Cane Creek zero stack inset lower headset to get the bike back to the stock 71 degree head angle.

    With Crest wheels, Rampage front tire and a fox fork it was 26.75lbs.
    When I go back to Crest wheels, 600g front tire and the Lefty I should be under 26lbs.

    Hi from P.R. will like to see pic's from the other side do you have it ???

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    Garden State represent!

    Large TB
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    24.63#s
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    Lefty looks amazing my friend in your bike ^^^^^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTB-C.R.
    Lefty looks amazing my friend in your bike ^^^^^^
    Thanks,
    Here's my opinion of the lefty
    Any reason NOT to use a Lefty?
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    Quote Originally Posted by artnshel
    Thanks,
    Here's my opinion of the lefty
    Any reason NOT to use a Lefty?
    Nice review buy the way as soon you have more pic's please uploaded.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTB-C.R.
    Lefty looks amazing my friend in your bike ^^^^^^
    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shockbuster
    After a few rides. .. .
    10.76kg / 23.73lb
    Why is your shock mounted backwards in post #325
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    Quote Originally Posted by thecanoe
    Why is your shock mounted backwards in post #325
    Looks like it's to make room for the water bottle.

    I had the same issue, so I just found a side entry water bottle cage.
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    Yes - it is to make room for the water bottle due to the fact it`s a medium frame.
    The water bottle size handed out on the marathon races in the alps is 750ml. Even with a side entry water bottle cage they will not fit if the shock is mounted in the original way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shockbuster
    Yes - it is to make room for the water bottle due to the fact it`s a medium frame.
    The water bottle size handed out on the marathon races in the alps is 750ml. Even with a side entry water bottle cage they will not fit if the shock is mounted in the original way.
    You just wanted to brag about riding The Alps. Showoff!
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    I updated my Tallboy posted a year or so back with a fresh 2011 blue X0 gruppo of the 2x10 variety.
    I will update with images with he X0 brakes later, plus I have changed to a Carbon Carnegie bar.





    XL Tallboy with Fox RLC 120
    2011 X0 2x10 with XTR pedals
    Crest on Pro II with RRalph 2.4 and Stan's
    Carnegie Carbon bar on USE alloy stem
    Thomson Post and Selle SLR Carbon
    Ringle, Middleburn, Salsa and Hope blue bits

    The build adds up to an even 26 lbs.

    Enjoy!!
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    I love mine!!!!

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    Hey Lenz,
    that looks absolutely awesome!

    How do the 2.4 Schwalbes work on the Crest?
    Good profile or are they too fat for the (relatively narrow ) rims?

    I ordered a Hope/Crest frontwheel myself and a 2.25 Ralph, but maybe I should´ve got a 2.4?

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    2.4's on Crest are OK for my riding, I've used them for some 3 years on Arches as well.

    They are a big tire for the rim width, but for the trails, dunes and forest singletrack I use them for it works great. We do have some nice singletracks and some very loose dune sand patches where they float very well. But no rocks or technical descending with heavy braking that would load the tire to roll off the rim, YMMV

    I have toyed with the idea of using 2.25's on Flows for a direct comparison, but ended up getting the Nobby nic 2.35 for the flows, great grip and still roll quite well.

    Enjoy!!

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    Got the XL Tallboy built up today. Ended up with XTR crankset, XT for the rest of the drivetrain. The rest is fairly standard, X0 brakes, Haven wheels, Haven carbon bars, EA70 stem and post. Figured it would weigh around 26.5 but was pleasantly surprised when they hung it from the shop scale and it weighed 25.71lbs. Not bad, I'm happy.
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    Nice....

    ......TCW - If/When you lose that seatpost and pedals you'll drop that .71 pounds.

    - Kiddin' of course, nice ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMFT
    ......TCW - If/When you lose that seatpost and pedals you'll drop that .71 pounds.

    - Kiddin' of course, nice ride.
    Seatpost, stem, pedals, cassette, etc. Could go real weight weenie and easily knock off another pound. Problem is the ridin' pals are already pissed after yesterday's ride. This thing is a rocket, I like.

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    TB for alpine trails:
    Reba at 140mm, Ardent 2.4, 740mm syntace vector carbon, RF sixc carbon cranks and stinger chainguide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by raff
    TB for alpine trails:
    Reba at 140mm, Ardent 2.4, 740mm syntace vector carbon, RF sixc carbon cranks and stinger chainguide.
    I like it.

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    Some all-day ride shots
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    Sweet ride, are you happy with 100mm on the front?

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    I am using 100mm in front super amazing my friend !!!


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    Here is a picture of my new baby !!
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    Sorry I forgot to say Hi to everyone !
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    Nice set up with the white on the tallboy looks great.....jj.rollez

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    I just recently switched from Crest 29ers to Easton EC90 XCs. The new wheels are about 155gms lighters and oh sooo STIFF. She now weighs in at 22.3lbs as pictures. This bike pedals up and descends down so fricken well! I guess I'm preaching to the choir... Long live the TB!!!



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    Nice ride 1-bar looks great !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1-bar View Post
    I just recently switched from Crest 29ers to Easton EC90 XCs. The new wheels are about 155gms lighters and oh sooo STIFF. She now weighs in at 22.3lbs as pictures. This bike pedals up and descends down so fricken well! I guess I'm preaching to the choir... Long live the TB!!!



    How did you remove the red pin stripes on the decals? Looks sweet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1-bar View Post
    I just recently switched from Crest 29ers to Easton EC90 XCs. The new wheels are about 155gms lighters and oh sooo STIFF. She now weighs in at 22.3lbs as pictures. This bike pedals up and descends down so fricken well! I guess I'm preaching to the choir... Long live the TB!!!



    Awesome looking bike. Where did you get that Tune through axle bolt?
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    The stripes are in the left side.........

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    Isn´t that the left side?
    Looks so much better without those stripes...

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    chuckie33- The skewer is a TuneDC15

    Ibismojo- I wish I was able to remove the red pin stripe. I've called SC to see if air brushing it off would void the warranty and they said it wouldn't, so I may give that a go sometime in the future. The nasty red pin strip is on the drive side.
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    The first bike that actually fits me:

    XXL 26.7ish lbs
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    Easton wheels and cockpit

    Loving it so far.

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    Here's Mine:

    Large XO build with DT Swiss/Arch wheels. Favorite bike so far.
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    Still adjusting to the 29er thing...

    Great frame, very stiff front triangle. Not too impressed with the longitudinal flex of the tapered, maxled Reba (at 140mm) under medium braking loads though, it starts to shake back and forth, if you get the pressure just right. But to be fair, my comparison is the Nomad with a Boxxer up front, so let's leave it at that

    Will take a good look at those new 34 Foxes, though.

    What bothers me more: Is the carbon TB rear flexier than the alu Nomad rear?
    Anybody feel the same?
    Had that impression today at hat highish speeds through steep off-camber ruts. Or is it simply the larger dia wheels that I'm feeling? I run Easton Havens (alu) on the TB and Easton Havocs on my Nomad, so the quality of the wheelsets shouldn't be that far apart.

    Oh well, maybe I just have to get used to riding flimsier CC bikes again...

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    Put my first 15 miles on it today. Need to upgrade the wheels in a bad way and the bars.

    Been riding a 29er hard tail for over a year now, so it's going to take some time to accept the difference in climbing, but my back sure did appreciate the full squish ride.

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    1-bar......incredible build. can we get a driveside shot?

    that tunedc15...$150 LOL....oh well.
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    Big Fun, Great Bike

    Been having a ton of fun putting it through it's paces. Hella bike!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kam View Post
    1-bar......incredible build. can we get a driveside shot?

    that tunedc15...$150 LOL....oh well.
    Here is a drive side for you... Yeah the Tune ain't cheap, but it's just part of the details. Sorry for the poor image quality, I used my mac to scale down the photos the first time and this time I'm using my PC so they didn't turn out as good.



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    To RAFF.....What bothers me more: Is the carbon TB rear flexier than the alu Nomad rear?
    Anybody feel the same?
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    Loving the Lefty on this bike, plush like riding a sofa, at high speed though
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    Here's mine. 24.31 lbs on the scale as pictured (minus the bottle and GPS). Medium Frame. Chris King'ed out with Fox Talas. Got about 100 miles on it so far and absolutely loving it. Cornering was a bit different as this is my first 29er but I'm really digging the 29er concept. This bike climbs like a billy goat. Almost makes climbing fun. BTW waited about a month and half for it but totally worth the wait.







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    ^^^^ sweet setup. I've had mine for 2.5 months and now have over 100 hours (roughly 500miles) on my TB and loving it. Just had the Fox fork get new seals.

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    Lefty or not to Lefty.

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    Loving the Lefty on this bike, plush like riding a sofa, at high speed though
    How much weight do you think you saved with the Lefty? Most 29er forks are around 3.7 or 3.8 lbs and the Lefty is 2.8 lbs and the adapter is .5 lbs so 3.3 lbs is my guess. So a Lefty and new wheel might cost me $1500 to loose .5 lbs. My Tallboy is down to 24.5 lbs and I'm looking to get it down lower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by red5jedi View Post
    How much weight do you think you saved with the Lefty? Most 29er forks are around 3.7 or 3.8 lbs and the Lefty is 2.8 lbs and the adapter is .5 lbs so 3.3 lbs is my guess. So a Lefty and new wheel might cost me $1500 to loose .5 lbs. My Tallboy is down to 24.5 lbs and I'm looking to get it down lower.
    Weight savings were not enormous, Lefty weighs in at 1455 grams, the project321 adapter 172 grams making 1627 grams together which is just a bit shy of 3.6 lbs. So as a matter of lightweight I'm sure there are lighter forks available. Reasons I went with the Lefty were stiffness, plushness and the weight (in that order) and so far it's by far the best front sus I've been riding, super stiff and plush in all conditions.

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    Rare Bird.....

    Hope to have this frame built up soon.....
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