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    Talboy 2

    I saw the add in Bicycle for the new or revised Tallboy 2. Has anyone looked at the specs. Chainstay length, BB height, Head angle ? What are the diff. from the original TB ?

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    Seriously, which issue? I haven't heard about it. I see santa cruz moved the LTc to the all mountain category on their web site and wondered if they making room.

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    GMM, sorry its Bike Mag. July 2013, Pages 58+59, full spread add both pages, labeled Tallboy 2---More better. No mention on SantaCruz site but TBLT moved to All Mountain catagory. Very interesting?

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    Oh great! Another sick bike to motivate me to buy. I'm very interested in this.

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    I wonder what they'll want for this. I hope its price point is not similar to the Solo.

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    Thanks, I will buy the online mag tonight!

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    Damn, the July online version of Bike Mag is not available yet. Now I need to find a hard copy.

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    Talboy 2

    Subscribers get it earlier than newsstands do.

    I'm guessing sticking with 100mm, but a little slacker up front, shorter in back? A Tallboy TR, sort of. And I bet it too costs a lot.

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    Talboy 2



    Not a great pic, but I'm not gonna dig out the scanner.

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    I thought the TB with the 142 rear was the second gen? Maybe a longer travel TB to fit in the "Trail" category. This will make all 3 categories populated with 26", 27" and 29"????????

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    thats different
    The Boombot REX, ultraportable speaker/speakerphone/siri assistant. With the ability to deny phone calls on the trail Huzzah!

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    Looks like a curved seat tube for shorter CS. HA looks slacker, although I think the current TB handles amazingly well with the existing HA. If the travel has been bumped a bit, I very well may be a buyer.

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    Look no further than the juliana joplin for your answer

    Juliana Bicycles | The Original Women's Mountain Bike
    SC:12' Butcher (sold)
    SC:12' Superlight 29er (sold)
    SC:12' Juliana (wife's)
    SC:12' TBLT

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    First article I have seen about the updated Tallboy 2:
    Singletrack Magazine | Santa Cruz launches the Tallboy 2

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    TB2 in white AND in size small? Damn.. Me rikey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jizzim View Post
    TB2 in white AND in size small? Damn.. Me rikey.
    I just got an email off SC with a link to this video
    Santa Cruz Tallboy 2 on Vimeo
    And this spec sheet was in the mail.
    Talboy 2-image.jpg
    Boy have they been busy!
    Now which to buy this or solo, demo please SC UK!!
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    To bad the new tallboy is heavier than the old one, especially the aluminum one. Other than that the geo is identical to the old one. Lets hope its a lot stiffer and the revised linkage makes a noticeable difference.

    Glad I got my blowout frame from them when I did
    999.6 miles ridden (going to be a slow start because of work )

    1868.3 miles ridden in 2013

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    Can anybody identify what bike is shown in the Tallboy 2 promo vid at 0:14?

    Looks like the Superlight 29 but I'm no expert.

    Santa Cruz Tallboy 2 on Vimeo

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    29er Strikes Back, Santa Cruz Introduces The Tallboy 2

    Singletrack Magazine | Santa Cruz launches the Tallboy 2

    Still one more SC bike to be released. I'd like to see a Tallboy TRc...

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    The fact that this new Tallboy is still 100mm and the move of the LTc to the 'All Mountain' segment of the SC website does suggest that a 29er with something like 120mm in the rear may well be the other new bike. The 'Trail' section now has a big 29er-shaped hole in it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hamilton View Post
    The fact that this new Tallboy is still 100mm and the move of the LTc to the 'All Mountain' segment of the SC website does suggest that a 29er with something like 120mm in the rear may well be the other new bike. The 'Trail' section now has a big 29er-shaped hole in it...
    I agree. SC have to release a trail 29er. Right now they must be loosing sales because they dont have a bike to compete with the Yeti SB95, Ibis Ripley, Intense Spider comp and so on. I wonder when they will release it. They sure have been busy the last year :-)

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    I just posted an interesting photo in a new thread (hadn't read this thread)...

    The new 29er trail bike maybe??

    New Tallboy LTc 2014? Or Tallboy TRc maybe??

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    @rotorua I just posted this in the thread you started about that picture, but I think that second bike is a Solo. I think it's the same color scheme as the matte carbon/green Solo because it looks like you can see some green decal details on the bottom of the downtube and on the stays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sir_crackien View Post
    To bad the new tallboy is heavier than the old one, especially the aluminum one. Other than that the geo is identical to the old one. Lets hope its a lot stiffer and the revised linkage makes a noticeable difference.

    Glad I got my blowout frame from them when I did
    The carbon frame is 1/4lb lighter and the alu is .3lb lighter.

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    Just got my E-Mail from SantaCruz, some small tweeks, shock , lighter frame, but still 100mm and same geo. They claim stiffer frame and since it is lighter than before they have re-worked the structure-I think.

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