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    Quote Originally Posted by TLD80 View Post
    What about the RaceFace SIXc cranks? That is what I am going with for this specific reason. I can choose whatever chainring combo I want. Opinions?

    You arent limited to SRAM or Race Face. Im pretty sure you can do the same with any 104/64 BCD (Bolt Circle Diameter) crankset.?.? Im sticking with XT for my 22/34 two-by

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    After a few rides, here it is...

    This bike rips. Tip the scale around 28lbs. 4lbs lighter than my Nomad. Med size.

    Was worth the 2 months wait.

    Just waiting for a 36t middle ring. Has E13 Turbocharger now. 30" Havoc carbon and 50mm Thomson stem. Specialized dropper post. The rest is spx kit (XTR Shadow + R.Der.)

    I have tried a medley of trails around my backyard. Sweeeeet!

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    It can only get better from now.

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    Getting ready to pull the trigger on this bike. It's nice to see you can get the weight down. I figure swapping a Thompson Masterpiece in place of a poppy post and some enve hoops with light tires I can get the weight down nicely.

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    I believe I saw on on this thread that was 24lbs! I couldn't believe it. If you have the dinero, I guess anything is possible.

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    I just got my TBc today and yes I know, this is the LT thread.

    I wanted to ask the guys that have been riding on the CTD "improvement" what they are finding as far as setting goes, compared the the older Foxs that just had so many clicks of compression.
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    Once I got the sag right, I'm using the Fox suggested settings for my weight. My other Fox forks are old (and 32 platform) but it seems like the new fork requires more pressure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CraigH View Post
    Scott @ SC told me that they aren't shipping bikes with direct mount rear derailleurs yet as they are waiting for a shipment from Shimano.
    SC told me that i does ship with a classical derailleur anger, but that you can order the directmount extra. I found a picture with an angleset, so it can be done. I have a new question. I see on the SC website, that the LTc comes now stock with a CTD shock, but that it exist a -x shock option. I can't find the corresponding shock on the fox website. Does someone have got an idea of what's going on ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CraigH View Post
    Once I got the sag right, I'm using the Fox suggested settings for my weight. My other Fox forks are old (and 32 platform) but it seems like the new fork requires more pressure.
    Thanks I was kind of wondering about that after reading a few reviews. I'm going to go with last years model Fox 34 for my LTC that is if the frames ever become available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CraigH View Post
    Once I got the sag right, I'm using the Fox suggested settings for my weight. My other Fox forks are old (and 32 platform) but it seems like the new fork requires more pressure.
    Can you comment on the different settings Climb, Trail and Decent?
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    Just pulled the trigger on a large frame...hoping the lack of some kit bits will free up some frame only...
    Also ordered up a Marz 44 micro ti air 29, and some Chinese carbon rims. And, hunting for a 7.875x2.25mm coil shock to make this just shy of 6" travel bike.
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    I picked mine up yesterday (but ordered it in early June). I have the RP23 on mine and the Revelation Fork for the RAM kit. It is interesting that they are shaking things up with these kits.What is a better fork, the Revelation or the Sektor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajl1567502 View Post
    I picked mine up yesterday (but ordered it in early June). I have the RP23 on mine and the Revelation Fork for the RAM kit. It is interesting that they are shaking things up with these kits.What is a better fork, the Revelation or the Sektor?
    just doesnt make sense that you got an RP23. I wasnt aware it was offered with the TBLT, as the bike is newer than...

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    I find that I leave it in trail most of the time.

    Decent I use when starting a long decent but I have forgotten a couple of times, then remembered part way down.

    Climb I've only been using when climbing up either a paved or gravel road.

    As others have said I change the settings on the fork about as often as you change them on your RP23 shock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hullendersauce View Post
    just doesnt make sense that you got an RP23. I wasnt aware it was offered with the TBLT, as the bike is newer than...
    My TBc came with a 2012 RP23 and a 2013 Float CTD. Looks like they are using up left over stock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    Rockshox Sektor 140 29er is news to me. Can't find anything about one online.
    Rockshox Sektor= Pike + Revelation, so to speak

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    I'm close to pulling the trigger on an TBLTc with Fox 34 and the SPXAM29 kit. One thing I want to change is the rear mech to an XTR Shadow Plus. Does anyone know if it is possible to get the 142x12 and teh XTR RD in the direct mount option yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kerryn View Post
    I'm close to pulling the trigger on an TBLTc with Fox 34 and the SPXAM29 kit. One thing I want to change is the rear mech to an XTR Shadow Plus. Does anyone know if it is possible to get the 142x12 and teh XTR RD in the direct mount option yet?
    The RDs are Direct mount out the box if I'm not mistaken. The direct mount eliminated the B link, so you just take that off and you have a direct mount RD.

    You need to check with SC and see if they have Direct mount hangers yet that you can buy.
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    I read that the RDs where a rolling change this year so I weren't sure if i could actually get one yet. As to SC, I have emailed them so see if the hanger is available.

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    SC responded by email stating that the XTR direct mount is expected to become available in August. I'm not sure if they mean the hanger or if the actual XTR mech from Shimano will not be available until then. I'm assuming the latter.

    So for now if this weekend's demo of the TBLTc works out, I'll order the standard SPXAM build with the XT rear mech and then upgrade to XTR direct mount later in the year. This works as I can use the XT on another bike that I'll be converting to 10 speed at somepoint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoTone View Post
    You need to check with SC and see if they have Direct mount hangers yet that you can buy.
    The direct mount hangers for the LTc are listed on the SC small parts web site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hullendersauce View Post
    Rockshox Sektor= Pike + Revelation, so to speak
    I'm aware of the Sektor fork and what it is, but I didn't hear any news about SRAM offering a 2013 Sektor 140mm 29er fork, it's always been a 26er, and the only offering I know of for "All-Mountain" and big travel is the Revelation fork.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neveo View Post
    yeeessss, my black xl carbon just arrived this morning after ordering on April 2, its being built tomorrow. I'm stoked like a lil kid at xmas. looking forward to riding this weekend so far build is as follows


    2013 xl tallboy ltc
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    xx shifters, cranks,cassette,derailleurs

    need to figure on a seat post , have few days to decide but like the kronolog and its price over the fox
    picked it up today, went with the kronolog at a great price and ditched my eggbeaters 4ti for some xtr trails. bike weighed a tad under 27, unfortunately battling the flu so i won't be able to take it on the trails for at least a day... will post pictures tomorrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by neveo View Post
    picked it up today, went with the kronolog at a great price and ditched my eggbeaters 4ti for some xtr trails. bike weighed a tad under 27, unfortunately battling the flu so i won't be able to take it on the trails for at least a day... will post pictures tomorrow
    Soooo did you order the frame and fork only or a complete? Just curious if frame only are shipping yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    Soooo did you order the frame and fork only or a complete? Just curious if frame only are shipping yet.
    It was an xl frame order from August 2

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    New Build Medium Frameset and Fork.....

    Just finished build today. Bought it as a frame and fork....dealer ordered complete to get it for me and deconstructed it to the frame/fork set.

    Medium Frame
    E.13 wheels - Feel GREAT, but I am not a fan of the i9 hub sound and these have that but I will live with it if I can't fold them!
    E.13 xcx Crankset and BB
    MRP Guide
    Hope Evo Race Brakes - Love them as much or more than the XTR's on my Remedy 9.9, I out them on my Specialized SX too!
    Shimano Zee rear derailleur and shifter.....Shifts ultra smooth, but shifter is too big for me, gonna swap to an xtr.
    Easton 35mm stem, I am going to go to a 50mm for now...
    KS Lev Dropper, on all my bikes except for my Guru roadie and my Session 9.9 (but I want to put one on there!!)
    Orange Straitline AMP pedals will be here tomorrow.....

    So fart I have hucked a few hillsides and pedaled it hard......VPP is GOOD STUFF, I am a believer in the TREK ABP Full Floaters but this has me stoked to ride it hard, it will get dirty tomorrow and I will put it a 20+ miler at Brown County Sunday, so more review to come!

    One last thing, I am putting a CC DBAir on this as soon as CC has the 51mm available, Eric told me yesterday it will be out SOON!

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    That's a nice build. First set of e13 wheels and crank's I've seen in the wild. I'm curious about the brakes . . . looks like X2s?
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    Yes the Hope Race X2 EVO Brakes....

    Quote Originally Posted by OO7 View Post
    That's a nice build. First set of e13 wheels and crank's I've seen in the wild. I'm curious about the brakes . . . looks like X2s?
    Correct on the Brakes and the Wheels are great so far......hucked a few hills and seriously this bike feels like a 26" bike as far as flickability....
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    Quote Originally Posted by OneEyedHito View Post
    . . . this bike feels like a 26" bike as far as flickability....
    My exact thoughts when I demo'd one.

    I'm curious to hear about your long-term experiences with the X2's. I have an M4 (f) / X2 (r) combo right now on my Blur with 183mm rotors and speaking from experience, there is no way I'd feel comfortable running an X2 out front, let alone out front on a 29er.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwolfkill View Post





    Frame - XL
    Wow, the XL really looks well proportioned. Not sure if it's the deep dish wheels, but it almost looks like a 26" in those pics.

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    Hito

    That is a sick bike. Where did you get it at?

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    Sea Bright Blue LT w/ SPX kit

    Only two rides so far, but it's everything I have expected!!
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    Nice!

    That's the first Blue LTa that I have seen. Looks really sweet. Congratulations! Yesterday my LBS told me my LTc frame should be here on the 12th. I am pumped but don't want to get my hopes up too high just in case I get a phone call telling me that the arrival date has been pushed back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ski1970 View Post
    That is a sick bike. Where did you get it at?
    frameset from Reser Bicycle Outfitters Newport KY, a suburb of Cincinnati and parts from BTI.
    Thanks!

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    I have been quiet on this forum for a while, but after another kick ass ride tonight I thought everyone should know "this is the bike you are looking for'. I wouldn't dare even put a picture of it now, as it has been beat to hell, but I didn't buy it to look at it (even though I am a sucker for bike porn). Hope everyone else is as happy as I am. I know it's early in our relationship, but I think I love this bike. I won't tell it that though because then it will think I am a nice guy and we all know how that goes.
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    That blue LT looks awesome!

    Walked into the shop where I purchased mine for some grease and they were in the process of building up a super trick XTR kit LT with CCCP - in purple and yellow. You wouldn't need lights to night ride the thing. Anyhow hope everyone is loving their new ride, they seem to certainly be worth the wait.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OneSlowBusa View Post
    That blue LT looks awesome!

    Walked into the shop where I purchased mine for some grease and they were in the process of building up a super trick XTR kit LT with CCCP - in purple and yellow. You wouldn't need lights to night ride the thing. Anyhow hope everyone is loving their new ride, they seem to certainly be worth the wait.
    I'm assuming the purple and yellow is on an aluminum frame? ...plz say it's carbon ...
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    TB LTc

    Still tinkering with the LTc, not quite as plush as the Bandit 29, but loving the weight savings and how well it climbs. Prolly going back to a double crank. Enve's are not as uncomfortably stiff as some have said. Love the quick acceleration. More after a few more rides...
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    Does anyone have the weight of the wheelset on the SPX build? I demoed one and the rear wheel with tire and cassette was 2.5kg which was .5kg heavier than my current bike. I'd like to know how much of this due to the tire. Assuming the cassettes are about the same weight, that 1/2 kilo is in the wheel and tire somewhere and I am wondering where.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneSlowBusa View Post
    That blue LT looks awesome!

    Walked into the shop where I purchased mine for some grease and they were in the process of building up a super trick XTR kit LT with CCCP - in purple and yellow. You wouldn't need lights to night ride the thing. Anyhow hope everyone is loving their new ride, they seem to certainly be worth the wait.
    Go back and get a picture! Even though I ended up with a TBc, I was considering the TBLTa in purple with white lettering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by highrustler View Post
    Still tinkering with the new machine, not as plush as my Bandit 29, but loving the weight savings and how well it climbs.
    Debadged Enve rims or those Chinese carbon rims?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pau11y View Post
    Debadged Enve rims or those Chinese carbon rims?
    Enve's with decals removed, Hadley hubs, DT aerolites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highrustler View Post
    Enve's with decals removed, Hadley hubs, DT aerolites.
    KaCHING! $200 in spokes alone! Nicely done!

    How much do you weigh if you don't mind me asking?
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    , what size frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pau11y View Post
    KaCHING! $200 in spokes alone! Nicely done!

    How much do you weigh if you don't mind me asking?
    Helps to pay wholesale, I wouldn't pay retail for this wheelset. Geared up 170 lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pau11y View Post
    ...plz say it's carbon ...
    Yep it was an AL... I was surprised that someone would drop that kind of coin on the AL frame as well. xtr/chris king/ other custom pices kit... so it looks like CCCP frames only are showing up now as well. I didn't snap a pic as I wasn't sure how the owner would feel about someone posting a picture of his bike online, but then again anyone ridding a gloss purple and yellow bike with full xtr dosn't mind a bit of attention.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neveo View Post
    yeeessss, my black xl carbon just arrived this morning after ordering on April 2, its being built tomorrow. I'm stoked like a lil kid at xmas. looking forward to riding this weekend so far build is as follows


    2013 xl tallboy ltc
    2013 fox 34 talas ctd
    2013 fox float ctd shock
    thompson x4 stem
    chris king bottom bracket and head set
    formula r1 brakes and 180 rotors f&r
    industry nine enduro hubs , arch rims, schwalbe nobby nic's tubeless
    easton havoc bars
    xx shifters, cranks,cassette,derailleurs

    need to figure on a seat post , have few days to decide but like the kronolog and its price over the fox
    Here are some shots , i went with the Kronolog and demoing some saddles , this weekend trying a wtb laser
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    I ordered the TBLTc over the weekend with SPXAM kit, +k/trail adjust shock and Fox 34 Float.

    Wanted the matt carbon finish but was told availability is out into September so I went with yellow. Due August 10. Still quite a wait but at least I'll be riding before the snow flies in the high mountains.

    I'm considering getting a lighter XC wheel/tire set for weekday rides which are mostly cross country and keeping the stock i23/Ardents for mountain rides. As an FYI I weigh about 170 kitted up and I am light on wheels (I'm still riding a 13 year old wheelset of Hope/DT Revolution/Mavic X317 rims on the terrain that I will subject the Ardents too) and our trails are mostly dry, dusty and rocky.

    The other option is to sell the stock wheels and build up a do it all wheelset with Chinese carbon hoops.

    Anyone done this? What wheels did you get?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kerryn View Post
    I ordered the TBLTc over the weekend with SPXAM kit, +k/trail adjust shock and Fox 34 Float.

    Wanted the matt carbon finish but was told availability is out into September so I went with yellow. Due August 10. Still quite a wait but at least I'll be riding before the snow flies in the high mountains.

    I'm considering getting a lighter XC wheel/tire set for weekday rides which are mostly cross country and keeping the stock i23/Ardents for mountain rides. As an FYI I weigh about 170 kitted up and I am light on wheels (I'm still riding a 13 year old wheelset of Hope/DT Revolution/Mavic X317 rims on the terrain that I will subject the Ardents too) and our trails are mostly dry, dusty and rocky.

    The other option is to sell the stock wheels and build up a do it all wheelset with Chinese carbon hoops.

    Anyone done this? What wheels did you get?
    I'm running the light-bicycle.com wide carbon rims with Chris King hubs and Bontrager Rhythm Strip tubeless setup, and I couldn't be happier with them. Incredible bang for the buck. Their prebuilt wheel sets are also an absolute steal at ~$550. I had Mike C. build my wheels.

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