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    Quote Originally Posted by KeithASR View Post
    Any potential downside to running the shock that way? I use bottles and have clearance issues with the pro-pedal lever.
    Yea! That's brilliant! If no problems i'm doing this too.
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    I've had my shock flipped over for two years with zero issues. I'm on the smallest (medium) frame and my bottle would always flip the PP lever when pulling it from the cage. I called SC and they said no problem. Two years and not one accidentally flipped lever!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pachaven View Post
    I called SC and they said no problem. Two years and not one accidentally flipped lever!
    Excellent! Thanks. I'm on a medium too and ended up putting in a side entry cage due to the lever conflict.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzanova View Post
    Nice ride.
    Why do you have the shock in opposite direction? Better access to the switch when riding with a bottle? Any other benefits?
    After I saw this I call SC directly today. No Problem running it that way, so I flipped mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KeithASR View Post
    Any potential downside to running the shock that way? I use bottles and have clearance issues with the pro-pedal lever.
    Nah - runs perfectly. The only downside is that people keep asking you why you're running your rear shock back to front

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    trying to get my posts up so i can add pics...

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    This page needed a picture!
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    new toy

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    Quote Originally Posted by JWCR View Post
    here ya go.
    Very nice - like the color. Just to see if anyone is paying attention, this one is feeling like an ugly step-child since the Tallboy Carbon has arrived...
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    Just got my TallboyC built and have a few rides on it. Love it so far. As you can see with all the Sram stuff, she's a custom build. Heres the specs:

    Large frame w/ Float CTD kashima
    120 Float CTD kashima
    Sram Rise 60 Carbon Wheels
    Full Sram X0 2x10 drivetrain- Type 2 Rear der, 22/36 crank with carbon bash, triggers, X0 front der, and XX 11-36 cassette.
    Chris King red headset and BB.
    TruVativ Noir T40 Carbon bar 720mm
    Thomson 80mm stem
    Avid X0 Trail brakes 200 front, 180 rear rotors.
    Spesh Henge Expert saddle
    S-Work Fast Trak tires 2.2 front, 2.0 rear.
    Reverb 5" dropper post.
    25.4 lbs with dropper, and lizard skins carbon leather protection added, w/o pedals. Considering going tubeless to drop a little weight.
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    I built my new wheels up, Hadley hubs and Import Carbon Rims. Bike looks much better than with Easton wheels. Just waiting for my other new RARA tire. Wheels worked awesome on trail today. No action pics was too busy carving.


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    These are actually a few parting shots, bike is now up on craigslist. Decided to switch over to a TBLTa.














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    Show your Tallboys picture thread? Is there one?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1344921920.033038.jpg

    Here's my baby. Just built her up yesterday.
    2013 Fox TALAS 120mm CTD
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev. 14 View Post
    Guess I'll post some picks for the thread. Haven't ridden this week, its been hotter than HELL here in Chattanooga, average 105 and humid,so I decided to washed it the other day. Hope it rains so we can cool off some.
    How do you like the Bronsons on the WTB rims? I've got an extra 2.1 Bronson laying around. Might keep the 2.1 Crossmark on the rear and stick the Bronson up front. I've had good luck w Crossmarks in the rear and WTBs up front.

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    Here's mine...

    I've had it for 2-3 months now...huge fan.
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    SPX build
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
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    Your grass looks a bit long, mine would be too if I had a bike like that, too busy riding to mow the lawn !!
    If the path ahead looks dangerous ------- it probably is!

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    Quote Originally Posted by carpe_deez View Post
    How do you like the Bronsons on the WTB rims? I've got an extra 2.1 Bronson laying around. Might keep the 2.1 Crossmark on the rear and stick the Bronson up front. I've had good luck w Crossmarks in the rear and WTBs up front.
    I really like the WTB Bronsons. I have the 2.2 Bronson upfront on the i19 wheels. I found that it seems to grip better than the Maxxis Ardent tires. I rode the LTc with the 2.2 Ardents and they seemed to be all over the place, they do roll fast though. Just for kicks I want to give the Spec purgatory a try to compare to the bronsons. I think you'll love the bronsons.

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    updated bits on the bike.....

    Quote Originally Posted by JWCR View Post
    here ya go.
    Installed the EThirteen Chain retention....
    Some damage control :-) Strips...
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    What do you guys use to protect the vulnerable parts from rock chips?

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    2012 Tallboy R XC al. 30 lb's with tubes. cant believe it weighs that much. just ordered a new wheel set Stans arch with American Classic hubs. hope to get it down a few lb's
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    Quote Originally Posted by carpe_deez View Post
    What do you guys use to protect the vulnerable parts from rock chips?
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    Quote Originally Posted by eastie View Post
    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.

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    Thanks maralva.
    It's a f34 float 140 with a 20mm spacer to drop it, so it sits a good bit taller than the standard f32 120. Black as it is oe from Santa Cruz (they get to choose colors, unlike the rest of us!?)? There looks to be a few going with the 34
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbigelow View Post
    Built up this morning, took her on a quick 1 hour ride tonight. This thing is stiff and encourages you to push it. I like. Can't wait to rack up some miles on her.



    Very spartan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Just got back from a Moab, Southern Utah trip... Guacamole, Enchilada, Phil's. Still high as a kite from the trip.

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    Nice. One of my future destinations. Like the frame color too (looks way better in person). What's the can for on seat post in first pic?

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    It's a CO2 cartridge. I'm doing a long distance race in a month and wanted to test out the strap to make sure I wouldn't lose the cartridge. Worked out fine.

    The Tallboy worked great for that kind of terrain. It just climbs the rough stuff so well. It worked great on the descents as well but on some of the drops I was wishing for the LT version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eastie View Post
    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.
    Eastie, one of the nicer TB's I've seen. I'm torn a little between the TB and the TB LT. So you think it is a good compromise between the two by using the F34 140 up front? Just wondering if it throws off the handling and cornering? Did the 20mm reducer spacer come with the fork or did you have to contact Fox to get one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnails View Post
    Eastie, one of the nicer TB's I've seen. I'm torn a little between the TB and the TB LT. So you think it is a good compromise between the two by using the F34 140 up front? Just wondering if it throws off the handling and cornering? Did the 20mm reducer spacer come with the fork or did you have to contact Fox to get one?
    The 34 shimmed to 120mm is only 8mm taller than the stock 120 fork.

    I plan on putting my 34 on there, I don't know that I would run it at 140mm. With the difference in crown height and the 20mm you're looking at almost an inch taller.
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    Is there much of a difference between the 142 and standard qr rear axle? I can get the qr for 20% off at my LBS

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    Quote Originally Posted by utley06 View Post
    Is there much of a difference between the 142 and standard qr rear axle? I can get the qr for 20% off at my LBS
    Well I got my new one (142) at 17% off, so you decide if that's a good deal.

    I'm sure the carbon rear is stiff enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by utley06 View Post
    Is there much of a difference between the 142 and standard qr rear axle? I can get the qr for 20% off at my LBS
    I upgraded my qr rear hub to a 10mm thru-axle with a 10x130 DT Swiss RWS thru-bolt. This fits in the standard qr dropouts, and I think it provides stiffness very closed to the 12x142.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabrabu View Post
    I upgraded my qr rear hub to a 10mm thru-axle with a 10x130 DT Swiss RWS thru-bolt. This fits in the standard qr dropouts, and I think it provides stiffness very closed to the 12x142.

    Thats exactly what the sales guy told me... hopefully, the standard QR will be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eastie View Post
    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.
    Looks great! Would've had one of these if I were a better rider Ended up going with the LTc as she's a little more forgiving of my poor choice of lines, particularly down Cressy.
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    I hope you guys don't mind that I pleasured myself to a few of your bike pics

    Just returned my Blur TRc for the tallboy in Orange (love that color).. Luckily the place I purchased it from allows mulligans!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eastie View Post
    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.
    Does anyone manufacture some type of mounting device that you can connect to your bike to carry that fancy kick stand you got there?

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    It's very custom, took ages to track it down. I custom mount it in a drink bottle without a lid, that way it's handy if I have to deploy it in a hurry towards someone doing a strava run. I could custom fab one for you if you want?

    Don't know about cressy, but did some runs at mt tarrengower and it was fine on the flow sections, just had to avoid most jumps til I get a better feel for it. Not usually what I ride and not what i got it for but wanted to see how it went and was happily surprised. Just have to watch your lines and position on the bike more than the LTc which i found was more of a tractor - sit down and plow straight.

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    TBLTa

    Initially started out with an R AM build. On my wish list:
    • Hope/Flow Wheelset (gold hubs, white rims)
    • XT 2x10 Crankset
    • MRP ISCG05 Skid Plate
    • Thomson Dropper Post


    Changes so far:
    • RaceFace Atlas FR Riser (gold)
    • Elixir X0 Brakes (180/180 rotors)
    • TMARS Gold Seatpost (cheap post but looks cool)
    • WTB Silverado LE Lopes 55 (White)
    • ODI Ruffian (White) Lock-On Grips
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    Hello. Please welcome me to the family. I picked up a 2012 Tallboy carbon. Freaking awesome. Right now it is 26.5 lbs with the "heavy" Purgatory Control tires on.
    REAR DER: Shimano XT

    FRONT DER: Shimano M780 or M781 (XT) 10 spdd

    SHIFTERS: Shimano M670 (SLX) 10spd

    CRANKSET: Shimano M552 24/32/42 10spd

    CASSETTE: Shimano HG 81, 11-36 (SLX) 10spd

    CHAIN: Shimano HG 74 10spd

    BRAKES: Shimano XT with 180 front, 160 rear Ice Tech rotors

    BARS: Truvativ Noir T40

    STEM: Truvativ 70mm

    GRIPS: Lizard Skin "494"

    HEADSET: Cane Creek 10

    SEAT POST: Thomson Masterpiece layback

    SADDLE: Specialized Phenom

    WHEELS: Specialized Roval Control SL 29

    I use Crank Brothers eggbeater S pedals.

    The rear shock is actually the 2013 Fox CTD, the fork is a Rock Shox Reba RL.

    No pics in good lighting yet.

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    I'm an idiot for waiting so long

    First off, let me start out by saying that I've been riding for 10 yrs now and came from a motocross background. I was the die hard 26er that told any salesman to shut his mouth once a 29er was mentioned until a couple of weeks ago when a salesman convinced me to throw a leg over a tallboy and I've been in love ever since.

    The lack of flick ability, hard to maneuver through tight turns, and hard to get going rumors that I heard where not noticeable at all and the benefits of the 29er far out weighed any slightly negatives. Again though, I could not point out any negatives and I've been riding tight switchbacks, steep technical long climbs and technical downhill. The bike was so damn fast, stable, and most importantly comfortable. Climbing from a cardio stand point does not seem easier nor harder but it does seem as though u make it to the top faster and once on level terrain i do not feel as worn out. the Tallboy rolls so fast and does not bog down as fast as a 26er. just seems to roll longer. I'm a believer now! I'm not sure if it was the Santa Cruz Tallboy or 29ers in general but I'm not going back to 26..
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    Update

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





    So it has been 3 Months and about 450 miles and I am loving the bike.. I have made a few additional changes / upgrades to completely get it dialed in.. The bike absolutely rips..

    *Saddle - Finally retired the 15 year old Flite in favor of a new Fizik Aliante Carbon/Kium
    *Tires - I swapped out the RoRo/RaRa set up in favor of Nobby Nic 2.35 F & R for the Fall and winter and finally went tubeless... So far so good.
    *I removed the Granny gear and converted the bike to a Big 2 set up.. Never used the Granny and all it did was make the drive train alignment a pain in the A-Hole..

    As far as my weight estimates I may have been a little ambitious... After installation of the Meaty Nobby Nics I fell to temptation and weighed it on a Park bike scale... Result?... 30.00lbs flat... Sooo.. I guess with the other tires it was under 30 but not by much.. I knew this bike wasn't going to be a light weight by any means but was hoping to be around 28lbs.. For this reason I didn't weigh it in the first place and just rode it... The bike never felt heavy or cumbersome at all so as far as I am concerned it is still light enough for me and my riding style... So any of you thinking of a stout Tallboy Aluminum build and wanted a weight here ya go!..


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    Quote Originally Posted by Diesel8810 View Post
    So it has been 3 Months and about 450 miles and I am loving the bike.. I have made a few additional changes / upgrades to completely get it dialed in.. The bike absolutely rips..

    *Saddle - Finally retired the 15 year old Flite in favor of a new Fizik Aliante Carbon/Kium
    *Tires - I swapped out the RoRo/RaRa set up in favor of Nobby Nic 2.35 F & R for the Fall and winter and finally went tubeless... So far so good.
    *I removed the Granny gear and converted the bike to a Big 2 set up.. Never used the Granny and all it did was make the drive train alignment a pain in the A-Hole..

    As far as my weight estimates I may have been a little ambitious... After installation of the Meaty Nobby Nics I fell to temptation and weighed it on a Park bike scale... Result?... 30.00lbs flat... Sooo.. I guess with the other tires it was under 30 but not by much.. I knew this bike wasn't going to be a light weight by any means but was hoping to be around 28lbs.. For this reason I didn't weigh it in the first place and just rode it... The bike never felt heavy or cumbersome at all so as far as I am concerned it is still light enough for me and my riding style... So any of you thinking of a stout Tallboy Aluminum build and wanted a weight here ya go!..


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    Just got this custom 2013 Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon yesterday.
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    Very nice!
    Custom? Is that color something Santa Cruz is offering?

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    Very nice!
    Custom? Is that color something Santa Cruz is offering?
    Based on the black inside the lettering, I'm going to say new stickers over the stock red ones.
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    Yeah they are stickers. Santa Cruz doesn't do custom colors on their carbon frames.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EthanDM View Post
    Just got this custom 2013 Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon yesterday.
    DId you get the decals from the shop in Arizona? I forgot their name... It looks good. Not sure about your front fork though, I'm not sure I like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev. 14 View Post
    DId you get the decals from the shop in Arizona? I forgot their name... It looks good. Not sure about your front fork though, I'm not sure I like it.
    Yup! Airpark Bikes in Scottsdale. I am on their race team for next year. The fork is questionable, but I have started to like it.

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    Hi guys from Prague, Czech Republic

    Here is my new pet, wieght 11,6 kg. Still confused if I shouldnt buy a Tallboy LT



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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintJV View Post
    Hi guys from Prague, Czech Republic

    Here is my new pet, wieght 11,6 kg. Still confused if I shouldnt buy a Tallboy LT

    why the picture is not visible?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintJV View Post
    why the picture is not visible?
    upload the picture to a photo hosting site like flickr or photobucket and post a link to it
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    Tallboy from Prague...finally succeded...
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    My brand new Santa Cruz tallboy black. Waiting to be sent to ME!!!!!!

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    Just recently picked up a 2nd Hand size medium TBc frame. Coming from a size medium Giant Anthem X29, I felt the bike was a bit too long for me even with a shorter 90mm stem that I had trouble finding.

    Have moved my parts from the Anthem over to the Tallboy including the annoying OD2 1.25" upper headset and forks, also swapped the Kashima RP23 shock for the RS RT3 that I preferred. Rest of the bits were custom

    Bike weighs 24.64lbs or 11.2kg as it is in the photos
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    Quote Originally Posted by VERT1 View Post
    Just recently picked up a 2nd Hand size medium TBc frame. Coming from a size medium Giant Anthem X29, I felt the bike was a bit too long for me even with a shorter 90mm stem that I had trouble finding.

    Have moved my parts from the Anthem over to the Tallboy including the annoying OD2 1.25" upper headset and forks, also swapped the Kashima RP23 shock for the RS RT3 that I preferred. Rest of the bits were custom

    Bike weighs 24.64lbs or 11.2kg as it is in the photos
    What the difference TbC end Giant ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by giorgi View Post
    What the difference TbC end Giant ?
    Have only been for 1 ride on the TBc and the bike feels similar, the carbon feels nicer. But the bike just fits me much better than the Anthem and its noticeable. feels a lot shorter; the Anthem felt long on me. The TBc also feels quicker cornering

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    Quote Originally Posted by VERT1 View Post
    Just recently picked up a 2nd Hand size medium TBc frame. Coming from a size medium Giant Anthem X29, I felt the bike was a bit too long for me even with a shorter 90mm stem that I had trouble finding.

    Have moved my parts from the Anthem over to the Tallboy including the annoying OD2 1.25" upper headset and forks, also swapped the Kashima RP23 shock for the RS RT3 that I preferred. Rest of the bits were custom

    Bike weighs 24.64lbs or 11.2kg as it is in the photos
    God I love that color . . . best looking bike in SC's lineup if you ask me.
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    I have the Specialized Epic Carbon and Tallboy, I really liked the Anthem, are looking for comparative tests.
    I love the Tallboy but I think its downside may be the 'shock, I would like to replace the Fox RP23 bost valve with the new Fox Float CTD Remote Shock and insert as the 10mm through axle at the rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giorgi View Post
    I have the Specialized Epic Carbon and Tallboy, I really liked the Anthem, are looking for comparative tests.
    I love the Tallboy but I think its downside may be the 'shock, I would like to replace the Fox RP23 bost valve with the new Fox Float CTD Remote Shock and insert as the 10mm through axle at the rear.
    As far ride qualities, did anything stand out with the anthem compared to your tallboy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by giorgi View Post
    I have the Specialized Epic Carbon and Tallboy, I really liked the Anthem, are looking for comparative tests.
    How about Tallboy vs Epic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by westsid3r View Post
    As far ride qualities, did anything stand out with the anthem compared to your tallboy?
    I did swap out my Fox Rp23 Kashima shock from my Tallboy with the Rockshox RT3 from the Anthem. The difference between the 2 shocks is the RP23 has a "Low Velocity/Compression, Medium Rebound" where as the RT3 has a "medium Velocity/compression, low rebound"

    Santa Cruz seem to spec all their vpp bikes with "Low Compression RP23's" even their XC bikes, (I have ridden a few different SC bikes), what this shock would do is make the bike's rear suspension feel "plush" which is not always what you want on a XC bike. So swapping the suspension out for the RT3 has given the bike a slightly (but noticeable) firmer suspension platform.

    This means to me that my Tallboy rides much the same as my Anthem did, except its a much better fit having a shorter top tube, wheelbase and chainstays. Here's hopping the Tallboy climbs hills as well as the Anthem did (The Anthem was amazing at hill climbing).

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    2013 tb / sram xx1

    Hello there, and please welcome me on Planet Tallboy. So many nice TB's you allready posted the last month and years! Here is mine, waiting the XX1 Parts coming this days... Pics will following soon. Cheers Eddi

    Frame: 2013 TBc - 142mm - MEDIUM - Blue - XX1

    Fork: White Brothers LOOP 120mm
    Rear Shock: 2013 FOX Float CTD Kash.
    Front Derailleur: Deleted!!!
    Rear Derailleur: SRAM XX1
    Shifter: SRAM XX1
    Crankset: SRAM XX1
    Chain Ring: SRAM XX1 32T
    Cassette: SRAM XX1 10-42
    Chain: SRAM XX1
    Bottom Bracket: SRAM MAG
    Brakes: Shimano XT / 180mm
    Headset: Cane Creek 110
    Handlebar: EDGE Carbon 740mm
    Grips: -
    Stem: Thomson X4 50mm
    Rims: Stan's Crest
    Hubs: Stan's 3.30Ti
    Spokes: Sapim CX-Ray
    Tires: Schwalbe Racing Ralph 2.25 TL
    Saddle: Fizik Tundra 2
    Seatpost: Rock Shox Reverb STEALTH, YES!!! - STEALTH

    Weight: we will see ?!

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    I thought those stealth seatposts only worked if the frame had internal cabling?

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    Good job! Internal Routing...

    @Vert1... Yes correct - i talk to the SC Tech Boys and drill a hole - Garantie? ... is gone, but who need's a Garantie for a Frame like this. The TB is my 4th Carbon SC - never got a problem.

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    Well I just pick it up this weekend. I am just torn between taking my bike out and Bow hunting. Probably only one of a few who hunt on here. Bow hunting is over on Friday and I'll be beating the piss out of it this weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TB_EDDI View Post
    Hello there, and please welcome me on Planet Tallboy.
    Welcome aboard! Show us what you got when you got it.

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    Uhhhh, i can get no sleep ... my XX1 Group Set and Sram Rise60 Wheels arrives tomorrow!!!

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    soon, we are ready to rumble ...

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    first i had not enough posts to post a picture - know it does'nt function sorry... maybe later - go for a ride now!

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    Are those boxes XX1? Looks expensive... What kind of fork is that?

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    where are the stans rims? hope the saddles comfy. i ordered one last night.
    ordered my frame and lots O'parts so far.
    medium clear satin tb
    stans crest rims (white)
    stans 3.30 rear
    cannondale lefty front
    db 2.0-1.7 silver spoke w/silver nips
    lefty max spv (pbr conversion) 321 double crown 1 1/8 conversion
    cane creek 110 headset (silver)
    truvativ stylo ss crankset
    sram xx brakeset
    scandium seatpost
    fizik tundra 2 saddle
    continental x-king race sport tires
    easton monkey lite bar
    foam lock-on grips
    x9 1x10 deraileur/shifter combo w/chainguide
    1080 10sp cassette, hollow pin chain
    ashima 185 rotors

    gonna test fit a 110 stem before i buy one
    building begins the first week of december
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    Hey TB Eddi
    Change those red grips for white...it would suit my OCD tendencies much better

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toady View Post
    Hey TB Eddi
    Change those red grips for white...it would suit my OCD tendencies much better
    what're you a commi??? red white and blue! them colors don't run!!!

    j/k

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    Quote Originally Posted by sriracha View Post
    what're you a commi??? red white and blue! them colors don't run!!!

    j/k
    will change the grips to black one's from SRAM, the ODI's just lying around

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidd View Post
    where are the stans rims? hope the saddles comfy. i ordered one last night.
    ordered my frame and lots O'parts so far.
    medium clear satin tb
    stans crest rims (white)
    stans 3.30 rear
    cannondale lefty front
    db 2.0-1.7 silver spoke w/silver nips
    lefty max spv (pbr conversion) 321 double crown 1 1/8 conversion
    cane creek 110 headset (silver)
    truvativ stylo ss crankse
    sram xx brakese
    scandium seatpost
    fizik tundra 2 saddle
    continental x-king race sport tires
    easton monkey lite bar
    foam lock-on grips

    bidding on 1x10 deraileur/shifter combo w/chainguide
    waiting to purchase 10sp cassette, hollow pin chain
    gonna test fit a 120 stem before i buy one
    building begins the first week of december
    changed the wheels, because the stans DX body was delayed for mid january 2013! the SRAM carbon are hot and with 1440g quit light and stiff, saddle is ok - looks nice for the moment

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev. 14 View Post
    Are those boxes XX1? Looks expensive... What kind of fork is that?
    Yep, XX1 ... the Fork, it's a 120mm Loop from WHITE BROTHERS.

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    Have you put it together yet? What was the final weight?

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    2013 Tallboy

    2013 Tallboy with Talas 120MM fork, XT shifters and brakes, XTR cranks, pedals, and derailers, Hope hubs, Stans ZTR rims, King headset, Easton carbon bars and seat post, Panaracer rampage front and Schwalbe racing ralph rear tires, after 20 years of riding I have built the perfect bike! Thanks Colorado Cyclist for a great build and letting me spec the bike. Large frame, 26.lbs even just under 6k price
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    Best looking blue frame I've seen. You have me reconsidering color choice now.

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    Here's my new beastie. Specs are:

    Large Alloy frame (Satin Clear) with RP23
    Fox TALAS 120/95 forks
    Hope headset
    Easton Haven UST Magnesium wheels
    2.4" Maxxis Ardent UST front
    2.1" Maxxis Ignitor EXO rear
    XT M785 26/38 crankset 175mm
    XTR SPD pedals
    XTR M988 brakes with Goodridge hoses
    XT M780 i-spec shifters
    XT M781 shadow med cage RD
    XT M786 FD
    XT M771 11-36 cassette
    HG94 HGX 10sp chain
    Easton Haven carbon bars 711mm
    Easton Haven 85mm stem
    ODI Rogue grips
    Thomson elite setback post
    Selle Italia SLR Flow saddle

    Right on 28lb / 12.7kg with pedals. Easy to lighten it up a bit, but I value comfort and strength of components over light weight (plus I can't afford more XX / XTR lol).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magilla_Guerrilla View Post
    Here's my new beastie. Specs are:

    Large Alloy frame (Satin Clear) with RP23
    Fox TALAS 120/95 forks
    Don't think you would lighten it up too much even w/ XTR or XX. Maybe a pound, but it wouldn't make sense financially. That's a killer build and great looking bike.

    My black Tallboy AL frame just shipped yesterday!
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    Wink My Tallboy XX1 is born

    Frame: 2013 TBc - 142mm - MEDIUM - Blue - XX1

    Fork: White Brothers LOOP 120mm
    Rear Shock: 2013 FOX Float CTD Kash.
    Front Derailleur: Deleted!!!
    Rear Derailleur: SRAM XX1
    Shifter: SRAM XX1
    Crankset: SRAM XX1
    Chain Ring: SRAM XX1 32T
    Cassette: SRAM XX1 10-42
    Chain: SRAM XX1
    Bottom Bracket: SRAM Magnesium
    Brakes: Shimano XT / 180mm
    Headset: Cane Creek 110
    Handlebar: EDGE Carbon 740mm
    Grips: ODI change to SRAM soon
    Stem: Syntace F109 60mm
    Rims: SRAM Rise60
    Hubs: SRAM
    Spokes: Sapim CX-Ray
    Tires: Nobby Nic 2.25 TL
    Pedals: Syncros
    Saddle: Fizik Tundra 2
    Seatpost: Rock Shox Reverb STEALTH, YES!!! - STEALTH

    Weight with the "for the next 4 months ugly Winter Conditions in Switzerland" Nobby Nic Tires: 11.200 kg or 24.69lbs change them in the Summer to come down to 10.900 kg or 24lbs ...

    Weight incl. Pedals and Seatpost

    What do you think about the Stickers on the Wheels - fancy or to much?!


    By the way ...The complete Frame is protected with Invisiframe invisiFRAME » TALLBOY CARBON 2012
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    Beautiful bike.
    I'd invest in a pair of these for those cranks:


    $6.38

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    very nice. what's your height? do you find the cockpit length comfortable?
    i hope my aluminum will hit the 25lb. range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mestapho View Post
    Beautiful bike.
    I'd invest in a pair of these for those cranks:


    $6.38
    hello mestapho, ordered also, get them this week...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidd View Post
    very nice. what's your height? do you find the cockpit length comfortable?
    i hope my aluminum will hit the 25lb. range.
    hi kidd, i'm 176or 5.8ft... i like shorter stem on every bike i ride. better for my 42 old neck

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    WTF...did the "powered by SRAM" decal on the rear triangle come that way or did you do that?

    My tallboy is powered by ME! lol
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