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    Can i play?

    This bike ride so NICE. I have a few bikes and this bike has been one of the best so far. It turns in fast, climb great with minimal bob, and stable on the down hill. It's light too.
    Here is mine.
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    Specialized S29 fork with carbon crown and steerer
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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.
    Lefty on my bike (as pictured on previous thread page) was 3.26# in totality.
    aka - VelocityBoy

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    Fox 29 2011,Sram XX 2011,KCNC Accesories,Specialized Toupe Pro Saddle,Specialized Tires,Ztr Crest,Exustar Ti Pedals....23.3lb (L)





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    New update soon...
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    Recieve today my package from easton wow super strong rims and light....EASTON EC90XC 29ER


    Update soon going to change tires to Swork's & Crankbrothers

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    How do you like the ec90 xc wheels? Do you know how they compere to carbon haven?
    Very nice looking bike BTW.

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    Question for those riding your TBs in more AM type terrain . . . what size rotors are you running?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OO7 View Post
    Question for those riding your TBs in more AM type terrain . . . what size rotors are you running?
    I'm running 185mm rotors front & rear on mine I it stops good.
    I have a 6 Berth Motorhome that I rent out . It is based in Tauranga, New Zealand

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    185's front & rear. Unless you're a racer-type and/or weight weenie (not that they add much). Why sacrifice performance?

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    I'm actually asking for a buddy of mine . . . I ride a BLT, but a guy I ride with just got a TB and we ride more AM type terrain. Right now he's got the stock 160's F/R on there but I am pretty sure he's going bigger, at least in the front. Just wanted to see what other folks were doing . . . . pretty much confirmed my suspicions.

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    a handful of rides on it so far. love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OO7 View Post
    I'm actually asking for a buddy of mine . . . I ride a BLT, but a guy I ride with just got a TB and we ride more AM type terrain. Right now he's got the stock 160's F/R on there but I am pretty sure he's going bigger, at least in the front. Just wanted to see what other folks were doing . . . . pretty much confirmed my suspicions.
    I think the 185 is going to be a nice upgrade

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    Welcome abord banksd1983....

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    Quote Originally Posted by OO7 View Post
    Question for those riding your TBs in more AM type terrain . . . what size rotors are you running?
    I'm running 160 front/back and thought about changing to 185. I have Avid Eliir CR. I've run a few 4+ mile steep downhills and really got the breaks hot and didn't notice any fade or loss in performance. I'm 250 lbs with gear. I don't see any need to change for me. If you are building the bike, then I would go ahead with the 185s.

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    Hi guys this week made some change's to my SCTallboy from ZTR Crest to EASTON EC90XC 29ER and change tires from
    Specialized control to Swork's Renegade very impress with the drop from 23.30 to 22.02 size (L) freaking amazing
    Tomorrow going to change pedal from Exustar to Crankbrothers 11 and going to change rotor disk to KCNC
    so i think is posible that my bike touch 21.48


    Tomorrow will upload my new update.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by nevermiss View Post
    I'm running 160 front/back and thought about changing to 185. I have Avid Eliir CR. I've run a few 4+ mile steep downhills and really got the breaks hot and didn't notice any fade or loss in performance. I'm 250 lbs with gear. I don't see any need to change for me. If you are building the bike, then I would go ahead with the 185s.
    Nevermiss, def put that 185 on the front.

    I'm contemplating going 200/185 on my bouncier bike (Turner Sultan) but then I wouldn't be able to swap rear wheels as quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nevermiss View Post
    I'm running 160 front/back and thought about changing to 185. I have Avid Eliir CR. I've run a few 4+ mile steep downhills and really got the breaks hot and didn't notice any fade or loss in performance. I'm 250 lbs with gear. I don't see any need to change for me. If you are building the bike, then I would go ahead with the 185s.
    How are those working out for you noise-wise? I have the CR's too, and the front squeals like a streetcar under moderate braking. Pretty sure people can hear me riding around from the parking lot. I'm switching to a g3 rotor, but I'm not sure if it'll help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectZero View Post
    How are those working out for you noise-wise? I have the CR's too, and the front squeals like a streetcar under moderate braking. Pretty sure people can hear me riding around from the parking lot. I'm switching to a g3 rotor, but I'm not sure if it'll help.
    Elixir XX here, I'm not nevermiss, but they're quiet, although I have a different issue; with Elixir 185 + Reba I can't get the caliper out far enough to center on the rotor. I've had to use a rat-tail file to enlarge the oblong holes so that I can move the caliper farther from the center of the wheel. I've had to do this on two other Reba + Elixir bikes. Bleeding didn't help. It's exacerbated by an out-of-true front rotor on my Tallboy. But under braking they're silent.

    Clean your pads and rotor with isopropyl alcohol. Make sure none of the bolts / nuts / spokes in the wheel / caliper / rotor area are loose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectZero View Post
    How are those working out for you noise-wise? I have the CR's too, and the front squeals like a streetcar under moderate braking. Pretty sure people can hear me riding around from the parking lot. I'm switching to a g3 rotor, but I'm not sure if it'll help.
    Funny, mine came with G3's and I swapped 'em out for G2's and the sound went away. The G3's are notorious for that turkey gobble noise. So much so that Avid had an optional recall to replace them. If you do a search you'll find the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectZero View Post
    How are those working out for you noise-wise? I have the CR's too, and the front squeals like a streetcar under moderate braking. Pretty sure people can hear me riding around from the parking lot. I'm switching to a g3 rotor, but I'm not sure if it'll help.
    I suspect that its an issue of alignment at the caliper . . . we should play around with it once you get the new rotor.

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    woops, sorry for the misquote

    Quote Originally Posted by brumos View Post
    Funny, mine came with G3's and I swapped 'em out for G2's and the sound went away. The G3's are notorious for that turkey gobble noise. So much so that Avid had an optional recall to replace them. If you do a search you'll find the info.
    Weird. At the moment is not so much a gobble as a screech, more crow than turkey like. Develops after a mile or so of dh, so I thought it might also be a rotor size issue.

    Could be an alignment issue too. Not too expensive of an experiment either way luckily.

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    Very happy finish my project today Santa Cruz Tallboy Size (L)......21.38

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    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectZero View Post
    How are those working out for you noise-wise? I have the CR's too, and the front squeals like a streetcar under moderate braking. Pretty sure people can hear me riding around from the parking lot. I'm switching to a g3 rotor, but I'm not sure if it'll help.
    I have not had any squeaking so I guess I am fortunate.

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    Can you post your build specs?

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    TO...jazzanova

    How do you like the ec90 xc wheels? Do you know how they compere to carbon haven?
    Very nice looking bike BTW.

    Thanks my friend sorry for the late reply don't see your ??
    EC90XC wow amazing rims and super strong on the trail better tham ZTR Crest


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    Just a crappy phone cam pic. Pretty much stock XT build with the new '12 Kashima RP23.

    Really nice. I went with a Control up front and a '12 Fast Trak in the rear on some Crests. I was gonna go Saguaro up front and AKA in the back but those are impossible to get on BST rims.

    I love this bike.

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    Fatboy

    I've had it about a year, just recently put the Marzocchi 44 tst ti 140mm fork on. It originally had a Fox FIT 120mm RLC. The Marz is night and day better - way more plush, better small bump compliance, better at speed but its also heavier.

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    2010 Marzocchi 44TST Ti 140mm
    XT Shifters, Derailleurs, Crank
    XTR Trail Pedals
    Thomson Stem, Seatpost
    Race Face SixC Handlebar
    Velocity Blunt Rims F32/R36
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    that's a good looking bike

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    good looking bike mtb-cr

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    Finally got a few pics of mine. Love this bike so much I sold the BLT that I thought I'd have forever.


















    Large @ 27 pounds
    Reba 140 w/20mm
    Hadley hubs, Flow rims, tubeless
    X.0 shifters and RD w/PG-990 cassette and 991 hollow pin chain
    XTR FD
    Noir 3.3 cranks and BB
    Avid Juicy Ultimate brakes 185F/160R
    Easton EC90 post, EA70 stem and Havoc 750mm bars
    XTR M985 pedals
    $500 million for more irresponsible EBRPD land management? No thanks.
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    Nice ride walcome abord to the tallboy family twindaddy

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    Going to test this new tires tomorrow geax saguaro weigh a little more but are more resistant....
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    Twindaddy, nice bike set-up and good choice in beer.

    How are you liking the bike with 140 on the front?

    Cheers.
    Disclaimer: I'm a fan-boi for Jenson USA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onlyontwo View Post
    Twindaddy, nice bike set-up and good choice in beer.

    How are you liking the bike with 140 on the front?

    Cheers.
    I enjoy the 140, but don't yet have anything to compare it against. One of my intentions was to create more of an "AM-ish" bike out of the TB. I have a rigid Niner One9 and a GF Paragon with a Fox Float, so wanted to complete the spectrum.
    Since I haven't tried dropping this down to 120 yet I don't know how much I've jacked up the handling, but for my terrain it's working well and doesn't feel too slack. When I want a more twitchy ride, I have options
    I do love the 20mm and taper. The front-end on this thing feels very solid and responsive and sometimes catches me off guard when it just digs in and goes instead of flexing.
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    The swimarm feel strong in your tallboy twindaddy ???

    in my case feel very weak that's always been my concern

    someone with large size have the same problem on the tallboy???

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTB-C.R. View Post
    The swimarm feel strong in your tallboy twindaddy ???
    The TB is very stiff. Although the Nomad-c is a bit better in this area, the TB is close.

    Before I dismantled my BLT I compared it to the TB and there was a noticeable difference. I'd never felt that the BLT was flexy, so to see how much more it flexed compared to the TB was surprising. Both bikes were equipped with a 10mm through axle in the back - something I am a big fan of.

    If you lean your bike sideways and press your foot on the BB area you'll see it flex. Don't be alarmed - that's a lot less than you'd see on most other bikes. I have hard tails that flex more than the TB.
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    Here's mine

    Pic taken in the shop, still hasn't arrived with me, the wait is killing me!

    Weight = 24lb even

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickyTee View Post
    Pic taken in the shop, still hasn't arrived with me, the wait is killing me!

    Weight = 24lb even

    Nick

    It will ride twice as good as it looks, so you'll just have to wait ten times as long as you want.

    Having Kashima on a fork, I am jealous of the nice dark Kashima on your RP23!

    Congratulations on your very own magic carpet.

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    I'll see your 24lb teaboy and raise you with a 23lb turkey - as soon as it's ordered that is

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    @BadHabit - Thanks! Must admit, I waited for the 2012 RP23s to start rolling through, before I ordered. Another day closer to that magic carpet ride

    @lardy - I will crush your puny 26" wheels with my extra 1lb!!!

    Nick

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    I want to see a 2012 with the SPX build. The new M780 XT group looks pretty sweet -- essentially XTR tech with a bit more weight and a much lower price (although I do lust for the new XTR Shadow Plus rear der.). And the new kashima RP23 looks nice too.

    I've heard these are backordered. Is this true? What's the ETA?

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    Tallboy ordered!!

    Hi all

    Room for one more?

    I've just ordered my large carbon Tallboy in Orange with SPX kit, 120mm forks and RP23 rear shock. I'm hoping that this will compliment my carbon Nomad and basically give me two bikes that should cover all scenarios.

    I'm having to sell my Cove Hummer which I'm a little gutted about, but I'm hopeing the TB will more than make up for it.

    I'll post a photo in the next 10 days when i get it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLUR'b View Post
    I'll post a photo in the next 10 days when i get it!
    How about dirty, in its natural environment?

    Too many photos of clean Tallboys. I can see that in a catalog.

    Morgan

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    Dirty it is then. Hey, who knows - may even be an action shot!!

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    That's sound great guys lets get some dirt photos from the tallboys.....

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    Action shot 1 week ago SURVIVOR RACE in Puerto Rico....
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTB-C.R. View Post
    That's sound great guys lets get some dirt photos from the tallboys.....
    Can we get your full build info? The weight is incredible.

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    It's been a while since I posted a picture of mine. Hard to believe it's almost a year and a half old. Just a few changes since I built it and still going strong.

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    can someone please tell me how to resize photos so that i can upload a photo of my new ride?

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    Finally getting mine setup exactly how I want it.

    The wheelset is custom built by my LBS guy, Stan's 29r Arch with Project321 doing the red anno job, and CK hubs.

    My first stab at going tubeless, def tell the difference in weight, and still getting the perfect tire pressure and confidence they wont burp on me.

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    Finally very nice color design on Tallboy!!! Why they don't give us more color options for that amount of money for frame??? Everybody will get pay a little extra for nice custom painting!

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    Lots of black, I prefer my orange Tallboy:

    (more pics & spec details on my blog HERE)







    I love this bike, it's just incredible!

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    Hi guys selling my frame Santa Cruz Tallboy 2011 check the picture i put in this post

    asking $1500.00 pay 2 month ago $2,375.00 asking that price to sell it

    fast for more info via message...........



    No mark on the frame new condition!


    Paypal payment or USPS Postal money order

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTB-C.R. View Post
    Hi guys selling my frame Santa Cruz Tallboy 2011 check the picture i put in this post

    asking $1500.00 pay 2 month ago $2,375.00 asking that price to sell it

    fast for more info via message...........



    No mark on the frame new condition!


    Paypal payment or USPS Postal money order
    Really???

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    Quote Originally Posted by PointBoy View Post
    Really???
    Yes my friend

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    Hi.
    Is this the bike you are selling frame from? Is it Large size?

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    The TB is the closest you can get to a 29er HT being a FS, I sold mine too. It is a great bike no doubt but I rather have suspension or none at all. The TB is in no mans land for me, I think the bike shines on the climbs though. Hate to say it but not a bike that I miss in any way. My heckler though you will have to tear that from my dead cold fingers! hahaha
    Your big wheels are so awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badpichu View Post
    The TB is the closest you can get to a 29er HT being a FS, I sold mine too. It is a great bike no doubt but I rather have suspension or none at all. The TB is in no mans land for me, I think the bike shines on the climbs though. Hate to say it but not a bike that I miss in any way. My heckler though you will have to tear that from my dead cold fingers! hahaha
    I think there are other FS 29ers that are closer to a HT, like the Epic and the Superfly. The TB is fairly plush compared to those bikes, and for me it is a great trail bike. I had a longer travel trail bike for awhile, but for me anything over 4" of travel seems to be overkill for the majority of my riding.

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    I could never get the bike to fell even remotely close to plush. I did ride a SJFS 29er before the TB and that was a lot more plush in my book. If the other bikes you mention are even less plush the wow not for me. I think it really all depends on what you ride, and the TB is by far the best 29er I rode just to me it was not plush and god it can take some punishment. It turned me into a carbon believer.
    Your big wheels are so awesome!

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    Yeah, it's just personal preference, riding style, terrain, and what you are used to. I know some local riders who ride rigid singlespeeds in extremely rocky & technical terrain. I also had a SJ FSR 29er, and it was fairly plush and a very capable and fun trailbike. It had the brain, so I could make it a pretty efficient climber, too. But I never really used the full 130mm of travel, and it just seemed like too much travel and too much weight for me. I guess I just prefer a lighter, racier, shorter-travel bike, hence the switch to the TB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabrabu View Post
    I think there are other FS 29ers that are closer to a HT, like the Epic and the Superfly. The TB is fairly plush compared to those bikes, and for me it is a great trail bike. I had a longer travel trail bike for awhile, but for me anything over 4" of travel seems to be overkill for the majority of my riding.
    I agree - I've spent a lot of time on an epic 29 and that bikes a lot more like a hard tail. Like others have said it mostly depends on where you ride and what your preference is. I love my Tallboy, its simply the best bike I have ever owned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vencacampa View Post
    Hi.
    Is this the bike you are selling frame from? Is it Large size?
    Yes Size-Large

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    Loving the Tallboy

    Have had about two weeks. Several rides. 2012 xt 2x10 is excellent. Brakes and levers are spot on. Glad I went with 120 fox fork. Coming off my second nomad and love how TB rides for how I ride today. I have had a 29er hard tail for last six years and just like the climbing of the big wheels. The short wheel base of the tallboy allows it to be flicked around and with the low bb pin the turns. Certainly doesn't take on rough stuff like the nomad, but it holds it's own. I am 5'11" with 33 inseam and the large is a great fit. Thanks for the input from those that advised on sizing. One question. After a few rides, my nomad had an up and down play in lower pivot when lifting the seat up. Tallboy does that too. What up?

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    bbethel, I guess you built yours up custom, right? Can you post your build specs and total weight?

    I'm expecting the brown truck santa to deliver mine in a couple of days -- a standard SPX kit with the rp23 shock and 120mm forks.

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    No local shop, so wentt with Colorado Cyclist and had a good experience.

    Not sure the weight, but I bet around 26-27lbs.

    Tallboy 29" Carbon LG Matte black
    King Iso-Disc 15mm, DT TK 540 Disc Front
    DT Swiss 14/15 Gauge Black spokes
    DT Brass Nipples
    King Iso SD Front Disc Hub 15mm 32H Navy
    Panaracer Rampage 29x2.35
    King Iso-Disc, DT TK 540 Disc Rear
    DT 14/15 Gauge Black
    DT Brass Nipples
    Chris King Iso Disc Rear Hub 32H Navy
    Geax Saguaro 200 Folding 29x2.20"
    Quality 29'R Tube 32mm 29" x 1.9-2.3"
    Hope Stainless Skewers Blue
    Shimano XT CS-M771 10-Spd Cass 11x34
    Shimano XT CN-HG94 10-Spd Chain
    Shimano XTR Front Der
    Shimano XT M780 SGS 10-Speed TopNorm
    XT SL-M780-10 Rapidfire Shifters
    Shimano XT BL-M785 Disc Brake Front
    Shimano XT SM-RT81 Rotor 180mm
    Shimano XT BL-M785 Disc Brake Rear
    Shimano XT SM-RT81 Rotor 160mm
    Shimano 160mm P/S Rear Disc Adaptor
    M785 2x10 Crankset Black 26 x 38 175mm
    Douglas Carbon 1-1/8" Headset Spacer Kit
    CK NoThreadSet InSet Mixed Tapered Black
    WTB Rocket V SLT Saddle Black
    Thomson Seatpost 410mm 30.9mm Black
    Truvativ Stylo WC Riser Bar 25mm Black
    Ergon enduro grips
    Fox 2012 32 F29 120 FIT RLC 15Q Tapered
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    XL
    rp-23,120forks
    xo group
    thomson post/stem
    enve riserbar
    2012 xt brakes
    industry9 blackeyes/stans crest
    25.6lbs

    i crap on chrome.


    blacked out =

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ohdoom View Post
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    How did you get the black FOX? I want one, I NEED ONE please!!!

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    Ha, I built that bike^

    You can get black Fox forks if you get it OE, or if you get the talas version.
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    My 2011 TB also came with a black Fox 120 RLC. Gives the bike that suttle racey "I'm fast look".
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    The stock TB with the 2012 SPX kit comes with the black XT group, so it's all blacked out as well, except for silver spoke nipples and a little bit of silver on the big chainring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrashin View Post
    Ha, I built that bike^

    You can get black Fox forks if you get it OE, or if you get the talas version.
    creep

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabrabu View Post
    The stock TB with the 2012 SPX kit comes with the black XT group, so it's all blacked out as well, except for silver spoke nipples and a little bit of silver on the big chainring.
    but still not nearly as sexy at the xo blacked out.

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    2011 Tallboy Carbon, Medium, R XC build (Reba RL at 120mm with 20mm maxle, upgraded RP23 shock)

    - Noir carbon cranks ( 34x11-36 - got the 3 stock crank rings with it as well as shifter, etc )
    - Crank Bros Cobalt 2 carbon bars
    - Thomson stem and seatpost
    - Stans FLOW wheels (Hope Pro 2 front 20mm and Stans ZTR 3.30 rear hub)
    - Bontrager seat
    - Lizard Skins lock-on grips
    - Bash guard protector for bottom of linkage
    - MRP 1X chain guide
















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    Nice looking bike, ShawnA!

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    Just a stock SPX build, with the kashima RP23 shock and 120mm RLC fork.

    I replaced the big chainring with an HBC bashguard, and I currently have a Specialized Phenom saddle on it.

    I have my other set of 29er wheels on it in the photo -- ZTR Crests with Rocket Rons. I'm waiting for tires to put on the stock wheels.

    With the stock wheels, tires, and tubes, and XTR Trail pedals it weighs just over 27 lbs.
    With the Crests and Rocket Rons (tubeless) it is just under 26 lbs.
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    A little Downieville fun...

    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by jschwart73 View Post
    Damn, wish I'd been there!

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    Tallboy LT placeholder?

    This bike continues to put a smile on my face every time I ride it. It does everything I was looking for out of a new bike better than I'd hoped. The rumors of the Tallboy LT are inticing, but for now this beast is all I need.

    Tallboy with new tapered angleset = moar fun.

    HTA: 68.75°
    BB height: 12.9"
    WB: 44.1"



    More info later.
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    the de-stickered forks look nice.

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    I've been thinking of taking the stickers off my forks and wheels too then helitaping the forks just to keep the number of different colours to a minimum but haven't got round to it. Looks good.

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    Thanks guys, I dig the plain look. I de-sticker pretty much anything that I can. I figure I'm not sponsored so why not.

    Cheers,
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    I wish that I could de-sticker the entire bike

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    Holy..............

    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnA View Post
    2011 Tallboy Carbon, Medium, R XC build (Reba RL at 120mm with 20mm maxle, upgraded RP23 shock)

    - Noir carbon cranks ( 34x11-36 - got the 3 stock crank rings with it as well as shifter, etc )
    - Crank Bros Cobalt 2 carbon bars
    - Thomson stem and seatpost
    - Stans FLOW wheels (Hope Pro 2 front 20mm and Stans ZTR 3.30 rear hub)
    - Bontrager seat
    - Lizard Skins lock-on grips
    - Bash guard protector for bottom of linkage
    - MRP 1X chain guide















    Dammit man............ That's a sweet ass ride!!!!!!


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    Any touchup paint for the black TBs????
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    Quote Originally Posted by dancruz View Post
    Any touchup paint for the black TBs????
    Sharpie makes some

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    My Dream Bike
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    Quote Originally Posted by onlyontwo View Post
    This bike continues to put a smile on my face every time I ride it. It does everything I was looking for out of a new bike better than I'd hoped. The rumors of the Tallboy LT are inticing, but for now this beast is all I need.

    Tallboy with new tapered angleset = moar fun.

    HTA: 68.75°
    BB height: 12.9"
    WB: 44.1"



    More info later.
    Cheers,
    Andy
    Hey Andy - is this the Angleset which you are using?
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    Are you running a straight or tapered Steerer? How much additional angle are you getting out of it?
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    Anthony,
    Yeah, that is the one I'm running. I'm really happy with it so far. I'm still working out a little drag I'm getting in the bearings. You can't feel it when riding, just when in the stand. I'm running it with a tapered steerer and getting about 1.25° with a 1° cup.

    I'm really happy with the way it turned out.

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by coach2win View Post
    My Dream Bike
    Hey, that's my bike!
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    My 11' RXC build Tallboy

    Had owned a medium Blur XC C w/ SPX build but sold it off earlier this summer to fund a new road bike.

    Pretty basic econo build but nice to have a mt bike back in the stable.

    Specs:
    Frame - 2011 MEDIUM Carbon Tallboy
    Rear Shock: RP 23 boost valve
    Headset: Cane Creek 1.125 in 1.5 in
    Fork:Rock Shox Reba RL
    Rims: Mavic M719
    Hubs: Front WTB 20 mm, Rear Shimano XT 9 mm
    Front Derailleur: Shimano M771
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano M773 Dyna-Sys
    Shifters:Shimano M660 Dyna-Sys
    Crankset: Shimano M552
    Chain Rings:42 / 32 / 24
    Crank Arm Length: 175 mm
    Bottom Bracket:Shimano
    Brake Levers: Avid Elixir 5
    Brake Calipers: Avid Elixir
    Handlebar: TruVativ Stylo Team (replaced with Easton Monkey Lite SL Carbon)
    Grips: Lizard Skin (replaced with Ergon grips)
    Stem: TruVative Stylo Race 100 mm (replaced withThompson X4 70 mm silver)
    Chain:Shimano CN-HG74
    Cassette: CS-HG81-10, range 11 - 36
    Tires:Maxxis CrossMark 29 in x 2.1 in
    Seatpost: EA50 (replaced with Thompson elite)
    Seat Collar: non-QR (replaced to Santa Cruz QR)
    Saddle: WTB Rocket V (replaced with my Fizik Antares road saddle)
    Weight:27 lb 15 oz.








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    Quote Originally Posted by dancruz View Post
    Any touchup paint for the black TBs????
    Black Sharpies work OK for quick touch ups.

    I was going thru a box of plastic model paint that I have and found this color to be an excellent match:

    Here is the info on the paint bottle label:

    Brand- Testors, Model Master Custom Enamel System
    Color - Interior Black
    Finish- Flat/Matte
    Part#- FS 37031 (F)

    and a web link:

    Model Master Acryl - Acrylic Model Paint - Testors

    Typically available a specialty Hobby, Model Shops or possibly at craft stores like Michael's.

    Good luck!

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    Thanks for the tip...i will check it out!!!
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    25.3lbs Medium Tallboy

    - XTR drivetrain
    - carbon bars, post etc etc
    - Fox F29 120, RP23 as per standard
    - King/Crest wheels
    - Ardent F, Beaver R

    Putting on a Fox 34mm 140mm travel fork will add a bit of weight
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    Down to 24.9 going with the Beaver F and R










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    Great pics! I need to get up to the N.Shore!

    You digging those Maxxis Beaver? Tubeless? I'm looking for a new tire as I wore out my RaRa.

    Cheers,
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