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    Show your Tallboys picture thread? Is there one?

    Hi,
    didnīt find anything with the search engine.
    Is there a Tallboy picture thread yet?
    Are there even Tallboys out there?

    Iīd be very interested to see you bikes!

    Greetings Znarf

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    Here is mine:

    Large
    Black/red Carbon
    RS Monarch 3.3 Rear Shock
    '09 RS Reba Team 120 w/Maxle
    King Headset
    Sunline XC Stem 90x0
    Salsa Pro Moto Carbon Low Rise 31.8
    SRAM X.0 Grip Shift
    Serfas Soft Grips
    Thomson Masterpiece Post
    WTB Shadow V saddle
    King Bottom Bracket
    XT Cranks
    XT Front Derailluer
    SRAM 991 Hollow Pin Chain
    XT Cassette 11-34
    SRAM X.0 Rear Derailluer Long Cage
    Shimano 959 Pedals
    Avid Juicy 5 160 F&R w/Straitline Levers
    DT 240's 6 Bolt 20mm/QR
    Stan's Arches 32h
    DT Double Butted Spokes
    DT Aluminum Nipples
    Panaracer Rampage 2.35 F
    WTB Nanoraptor 2.1 R
    Q Tubes Ultralight F&R

    As it sits now it is about 27 lbs. Depending on my tire choice. Could probably drop another 1/2 lb.

    Had it since begining of Nov. and have beat the crap out of it. Takes it all and asks for more.
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    YEAH,
    thatīs what I was looking for.

    NICE bike, great build. Love those Straitline levers.

    btw. your truck really dwarves the 29" wheels

    Letīs hope there are MOAAAAR Tallboys out there!

    Greetings Znarf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Znarf
    YEAH,
    thatīs what I was looking for.

    NICE bike, great build. Love those Straitline levers.

    btw. your truck really dwarves the 29" wheels

    Letīs hope there are MOAAAAR Tallboys out there!

    Greetings Znarf

    Actually think it was the angle of the shot........looks even funnier when I have the Heckler shot that way.

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    Well,
    that couldnīt work out better.

    I ride a Heckler too, with a 160mm adjustable travel fork. Great trailbike. But I am intrigued by the 29" wheels.
    I feel the need for a second bike, something even snappier and lighter than the Heckler. For the reaaaaallly long epic rides.


    How does your Tallboy compare to your Heckler? Does it feel a lot different?


    Greetings Znarf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Znarf
    Well,
    that couldnīt work out better.

    I ride a Heckler too, with a 160mm adjustable travel fork. Great trailbike. But I am intrigued by the 29" wheels.
    I feel the need for a second bike, something even snappier and lighter than the Heckler. For the reaaaaallly long epic rides.


    How does your Tallboy compare to your Heckler? Does it feel a lot different?


    Greetings Znarf

    Take this with a grain of salt.........

    I have been riding 29ers since 2004, so obviously I like the way they ride.

    Since I got the Tallboy, I have not ridden the Heckler(XL, Float 36, DHX Coil...33 lbs.)

    The Tallboy replaced my Ventana El Padrino hardtail 29er.

    My Heckler obviously has a taller front end so it doesn't climb the steeps nearly as well as the Tallboy. Top tubes are within .5" of each other so the fit of the 2 bikes is really close.

    THe Heckler is smoother through the rough stuff, but that has more to do with amount of travel. I don't feel that I am giving up any speed on the Tallboy. With the 120mm fork, the Tallboy has a nice slack feel to it......but not slow in the steering.

    The Tallboy definately changes direction well....it is light and stiff so you can throw it around.

    The Heckler may not get as much use as it used to....the Tallboy has so far handled everything that I have thrown at it. For AM/FR type rides, the Heckler is the way to go, but for just about everything else the Tallboy is hard to beat.

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    This is my new Tallboy.
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    Purrrrty

    I like orange! Mine will look staright somber compared to yours.

    I also got the mntnkings. They work really well for our neck of the woods. What size frame?

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    Size large frame. I changed out the the Mtn. Kings for some WTB Stouts. It is super wet here in the south.

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    winter sucks

    yeah, I'm in GA. the freeze/ rain cycle has been brutal. Where about are you in the south?
    I'm dreaming of sunny days in pisgah

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    Hrrmmmmmm....

    I'd show mine.....................................If Santa Cruz would DELIVER it. When was Jan. 25?

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    Quote Originally Posted by velez3000
    yeah, I'm in GA. the freeze/ rain cycle has been brutal. Where about are you in the south?
    I'm dreaming of sunny days in pisgah
    I am in North Mississippi. Our trails have been saturated for a few months. My wife is from
    Greenville, SC and I miss it. Pisgah is a great place to ride. As for the tires, the Stout is not a racing tire by no means, but it is a good training tire.

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    greenville

    Yeah, Greenville is a sweet town and really close to asheville or Georgia. Enjoy the TB. I'll post up when it arrives.

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    The orange looks even better in person. Only problem is it has way too many gears.
    if you don't feel like riding, that's usually when you need it most

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkilgore
    This is my new Tallboy.

    I'm liking the orange also.
    I can fix it............... my dad has an awesome set of tools

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbikej

    Large
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    RS Monarch 3.3 Rear Shock
    If you don't mind me asking...

    what's your saddle height, center of bb along the seat tube to top of the saddle?

    Trying to figure out what size I need by that measurement and the eff top tube...

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by fleanutz
    If you don't mind me asking...

    what's your saddle height, center of bb along the seat tube to top of the saddle?

    Trying to figure out what size I need by that measurement and the eff top tube...

    Thanks

    Wish I could help you with that.....I am currently broken, so the bike is living at the LBS for display/demo.

    However, you can kinda to the math if you have Thomson post. The length of the post is 350mm. I have about 1.5" extra before the limit line inside the frame.


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    Thanks for the info!

    Recover quickly.

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    Stupid double post.

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    Just got my XL frame today! Can't wait to build it up. Weighs in at 5.15lbs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rushak
    Just got my XL frame today! Can't wait to build it up. Weighs in at 5.15lbs.


    Sweet. .....is that what you got instead of the Blur XC?

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    Yup! I was hoping for an orange one, but this one will do just fine. Still need to get a few things before I can start building it up...mainly a fork. How you feeling?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rushak
    Yup! I was hoping for an orange one, but this one will do just fine. Still need to get a few things before I can start building it up...mainly a fork. How you feeling?

    Not a fan of the orange, but when done correctly, they look nice. We finally got 2 of the mediums that were ordered months ago.

    Feeling good......am able to drive and get around on my own now......still in a cast for another few weeks, then ????? Tired of being seditary. I have jumped on the bike and rode around the house 1 legged a few times, but felt like I was going to die.

    Post up some pics when you get it built.

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    [QUOTE=rushak]Just got my XL frame today! Can't wait to build it up. Weighs in at 5.15lbs.

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    Is that 5.15 weight with the seat clamp?

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    My XL w/Fox RP23 came in yesterday. I pressed the cups in and weighed it with the non-qr seatcolar.........5 even pounds on the scale.

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    Here's my build. Finished it over the weekend and I absolutely love this bike!

    Frame: Santa Cruz Tallboy, XL
    Rear Shock: Monarch 3.3; 6.5" x 1.5" (165x38mm)
    Fork: Fox F29 120mm RLC Q15 with FIT 2010 (non-tapered)
    Saddle: Specialized Phenom SL plus Gumby
    Seatpost: Easton EC90
    Seatpost Clamp: Santa Cruz QR
    Handlebar: Easton MonkeyLite XC
    Stem: Easton EA90 90mm 10 degree rise
    Grips: LizardSkins Charger
    Headset: Chris King
    Brakes: Avid Elixir CR, 160mm front/rear rotors
    Shift Lever: Simano XTR SL-M970
    Chain Guide: MRP 1.X
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR RD-M972 Shadow
    Crankset: Shimano XTR M970 32t chainring 180mm length
    Bottom Bracket: Chris King
    Chain: Shimano XTR CN-7701
    Pedals: Time Atac XS Carbon
    Cassette: Shimano XT 11-34t
    Wheels: DT Swiss 240s laced to DT X470 rims. Converted tubeless
    Tires: Maxxis Aspen 2.1 Front; Specialized Captain Control 2bliss 2.0 Rear. Stans Tire Sealant

    Weight: 24.2lbs.






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    Quote Originally Posted by rushak
    Here's my build. Finished it over the weekend and I absolutely love this bike!

    Frame: Santa Cruz Tallboy, XL
    Rear Shock: Monarch 3.3; 6.5" x 1.5" (165x38mm)
    Fork: Fox F29 120mm RLC Q15 with FIT 2010 (non-tapered)
    Saddle: Specialized Phenom SL plus Gumby
    Seatpost: Easton EC90
    Seatpost Clamp: Santa Cruz QR
    Handlebar: Easton MonkeyLite XC
    Stem: Easton EA90 90mm 10 degree rise
    Grips: LizardSkins Charger
    Headset: Chris King
    Brakes: Avid Elixir CR, 160mm front/rear rotors
    Shift Lever: Simano XTR SL-M970
    Chain Guide: MRP 1.X
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR RD-M972 Shadow
    Crankset: Shimano XTR M970 32t chainring 180mm length
    Bottom Bracket: Chris King
    Chain: Shimano XTR CN-7701
    Pedals: Time Atac XS Carbon
    Cassette: Shimano XT 11-34t
    Wheels: DT Swiss 240s laced to DT X470 rims. Converted tubeless
    Tires: Maxxis Aspen 2.1 Front; Specialized Captain Control 2bliss 2.0 Rear. Stans Tire Sealant

    Weight: 24.2lbs.
    Nice! Is that a King headset?

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    Quote Originally Posted by red5jedi
    Nice! Is that a King headset?
    Yup..CK headset.

    Inset Mixed Tapered:

    http://www.bikebling.com/Chris-King-...mixtapered.htm

    Plus a 1.5" to 1-1/8" Reducer baseplate.

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    Stealthy. I like the 1X9 setup. I haven't changed out of the middle chainring yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rushak
    Here's my build. Finished it over the weekend and I absolutely love this bike!
    That turned out nicely...liking the 1x9 too bad it's not orange...(we all know the orange ones are better j/k) looks like SC really came through on the frame replacement. Let us know how that MRP 1x guide works out.
    BTW wrap that chainstay and support truss (trust me).

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilBkr
    That turned out nicely...liking the 1x9 too bad it's not orange...(we all know the orange ones are better j/k) looks like SC really came through on the frame replacement. Let us know how that MRP 1x guide works out.
    BTW wrap that chainstay and support truss (trust me).
    MRP 1x works great so far. No problems with shifting or the chain coming off the ring. I've only ridden it once up to Old Camp and down the luge. Wish this rain would let up. Surprisingly enough, the chain slap is very minimal. I'm guessing that is due to more tension on the chain. I actually have clear protective tape on the inside of the chainstay, seatstay and support truss. I will throw a chanstay protector on soon enough, but I don't think it's really necessary with a 1x9 setup. I really do love the orange, but I'm actually glad SC sent me the carbon after building it. We need to do a TB's only ride...lol!

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    Purchasing frame separate appears to be the way to go

    The full builds that are offered in the 5000.00 range , don't seem like a very good deal. Has anyone bought a complete bike. For 2600.00 , you are better off purchasing what you want. Nice bikes, how does the Monarch compare to the Fox? thanks Rich

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    just getting started...
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    Was wondering if the tallboy would be a good bike for competing in Super D's with the 120mm front fork option? Anyone with any experiences?

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    My frame showed up yesterday. Can't wait to get it together and see what it is capable of. The frame weight is just nuts!

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    Medium with XX and Mavic C29SSMax. 23.8lbs with 670g tires.
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    Hmm, this thread making me thirsty for my very own Tallboy.
    For sale: NEW Race Face D2 stem, black, zero rise, 50mm length. $40

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    Completed build

    XXL - 24.5 lbs. XTR, Stans/American Classic wheels, hope race x2 brakes, specy captain tires, easton cockpit and seatpost, time pedals.

    Can't wait to ride it... need some snow to melt.
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    Dont have a TB yet but got to ride one yesterday.
    Set up with XT,Avid Elixers and a 100mm Fox Fit RLC and Fox Float RP23. Cockpit was set up with a 110mm 0deg stem and a flat bar (L size when I really needed an XL).
    Not sure what the guys who say it is too Trail for XC expect from an XC bike vs a "Trail" bike but apart from the ride being awesomely smooth the Tallboy is every bit as XC as my old Jet.
    The front end is nice and light and picking it up to put it over trail obstacles was just too easy. It hugged the curves and FELT fast. IMO if it feels too plush then you have set up the fork and shock too soft. Again IMO the tables for the Fit RLC are waaaaay out. Fox's recommendation for me at 185lb was 95psi but doing the sag test I only needed about 65psi in the fork. RP23 felt OK at the recommendation on the Santa Cruz site but could perhaps have been slightly higher.
    Only negative was the Small Block 8's that were installed which were absolutely horrible for the trails where I was riding.
    A beautiful bike all in all and now even higher up my list of options for endurance racing.

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    A couple of pics of mine. Wheels/tires are borrowed until I get mine. So far (2 rides) I am very impressed with it. 26.3lbs as pictured.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy
    A couple of pics of mine. Wheels/tires are borrowed until I get mine. So far (2 rides) I am very impressed with it. 26.3lbs as pictured.
    Build and size??
    Seems heavy for that bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TR
    Build and size??
    Seems heavy for that bike.
    Could be that some of the weights in this thread are a wee bit on the optimistic side...

    My build is as follows:
    SC Tallboy frame Medium
    Rock Shox Reba Team 120mm, tapered steerer, Maxle
    Cane Creek tapered headset - XX II lower, ZS-3 upper
    Easton EC90 seatpost
    WTB Silverado Team saddle
    Truvativ Stylo Team Stem 90mm
    Race Face Atlas FR 1/2 riser bar
    Race Face Sniper Lock-on grips
    Shimano Deore XT disc brakes, 160mm rotors f/r
    Shimano XTR shifters
    Shimano XTR Shadow GS rear derailleur
    Shimano XT front derailleur
    Shimano XTR chain
    Shimano XT 11/32 cassette
    Shimano XTR crankset 172.5mm, 22/32/BG
    Stans Arch/Hope Pro II wheels
    Continental Race King 2.2 tires w/Stan's sealant

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy
    A couple of pics of mine. Wheels/tires are borrowed until I get mine. So far (2 rides) I am very impressed with it. 26.3lbs as pictured.


    That is a nice bike but you need to becarful of the fatique resiatence in crabon fiber. It is new and it has no build up of fatique resitsance in the crabon fiber yet yet . Ima expert CAT3 road racer making me qualified to comment and a expert in fatique resistence I really no alot about this field ...............................

    I have some good ideals to make to that frame to take affective wait reduction,,, ........................ making it acelerate faster, longer , stronger , but I cant give them to you for free but if you wish to employ my expertise their will be a fee .





    What size shoes are those they nome size

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    Hey guys I was wondering can I put just a regular headset on the bike I have seen all the 1/1.8 on the top are inset. I should not have problem with a regular headset on top right? I like my bars a little higer so no prob there. I have a medium Stumpjumper fsr 29er at 24.6 pounds so I hope to get my Tallboy under 23lbs.
    Your big wheels are so awesome!

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    Getting the TB a little dirty

    Here's my Large TB coming in at 27lbs with Fox 120 pretty much XT stock build minus tires and Fizik Aliante test saddle. I'm 6'2" 185 lbs just loving this ride....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Badpichu
    Hey guys I was wondering can I put just a regular headset on the bike I have seen all the 1/1.8 on the top are inset. I should not have problem with a regular headset on top right? I like my bars a little higer so no prob there. I have a medium Stumpjumper fsr 29er at 24.6 pounds so I hope to get my Tallboy under 23lbs.


    The Tallboy uses an 1 1/8 semi-integrate upper cup and 1.5" regular external lower cup.

    Like the one here in the middle:



    If you want to get your bars up a little higher, try an additional spacer or a higher rise bar.
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    So a regular 1 1/8 headset top will not work? it has to be inset? Maybe that should of been my question.
    Your big wheels are so awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badpichu
    So a regular 1 1/8 headset top will not work? it has to be inset? Maybe that should of been my question.
    A traditional 1 1/8" press fit headset cup will not work. The frame uses the 1 1/8" ZS standard - 44.0mm.

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    You can use the one on the left as well...no?
    I am immune to your disdain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by indyfab25
    You can use the one on the left as well...no?
    The one on the left "may" have a 1.5" ZS lower cup. In that case, no. It has an OD of 55.95 vs. 49.61 for a traditional 1.5" press-fit cup. If you use a tapered steerer, you must use a traditional, external lower cup. If you use a straight 1 1/8" steerer, you can use an internal or external lower cup.

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