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    Quote Originally Posted by trailbrah View Post
    if thats true i might have to cancel, I was told end of june early july
    ya me too cause I really don't want to wait 2 more months and in the end will throw my legs over the bike the first time in september. no way.

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    I went from an BLT2 to a Nomad2 to a TBLT and I have to agree with MtotheF that this bike fits perfectly between the BLT and the Nomad. Now that it has been on all my favourite trails. with some Big Climbs and super steep downs, oh ya and a couple laps down Crank it up! I have to say, The Best all around bike I have owned. I'm Super Satisfied!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OO7 View Post
    FYI: Frame only purchases now available for order. 6 - 8 weeks delivery, per a recent email exchange.
    maybe an email/call to SC is warranted?
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    I've already emailed them and was told that there is already a wait list for frames . . . if I ordered today, I'd be looking at late July (i.e., 6 weeks from now) and going from experience, I'd wager that 8 weeks is more realistic.

    If you already have your order in I'd not worry. I'm sure the 6-8 weeks is for new orders.
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    Ordered my XL frame only TB LTc on 2nd April, paid a hefty $ deposit too.

    That was 10 weeks ago last Monday.

    Today my LBS found out it's at least another month away, maybe more.

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    reading all this demand on $2500 frames etc, makes me wonder if our economy is really as bad as they say...LOL/JK

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    Quote Originally Posted by hullendersauce View Post
    reading all this demand on $2500 frames etc, makes me wonder if our economy is really as bad as they say...LOL/JK
    some things are more important than others....

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    Arrived last week.
    Basically the standard SPX package w/
    34 fox fork, 90 mm thompson stem and king hubs.
    I'm 6 1 with longer legs and shorter torso. Went with a large.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CPS1 View Post
    Arrived last week.
    Basically the standard SPX package w/
    34 fox fork, 90 mm thompson stem and king hubs.
    I'm 6 1 with longer legs and shorter torso. Went with a large.
    drools...
    Those orange hubs are the right ticket!
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    was told on monday that it might be mid/end of July for a frame....a Transition Two9 still looks good to me, will I notice that extra Lb of alloy over a carbon TBLTc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phatass View Post
    How many times are you going to post that same bike in the wrong forum?
    hey phatass, another for you...i also love to post in the wrong forum... because there is no SCSL29" oficial post... sorry about that you guys... its a Sta Cruz.. its a 29" .... I would love to have a TLT or TLTc but its not my case... I also share the same passion as you... the SC brand recognition .... just with less money ....

    please let me be here... eventhough it is a SCSL29"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fparra View Post
    hey phatass, another for you...i also love to post in the wrong forum... because there is no SCSL29" oficial post... sorry about that you guys... its a Sta Cruz.. its a 29" .... I would love to have a TLT or TLTc but its not my case... I also share the same passion as you... the SC brand recognition .... just with less money ....

    please let me be here... eventhough it is a SCSL29"
    Then start one. But people are coming to this thread to see and read about the LT not the SC so stop spamming your bike in the wrong threads
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    I love my bike...

    Sorry some of y'all have long waits, but stick with it! Don't get something out of convenience, get the bike you really want. This bike rocks.
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    is that mrp a 2x setup? i am looking for the best 2x setup with a bashring in place of the big ring and a roller to keep some tension on the chain. just order a tallboy ltc.

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    hows that WB fork compare to the new Fox 34 Float?

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    Sooo what is that rear tire you got there??

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoahColorado View Post
    I love my bike...

    Sorry some of y'all have long waits, but stick with it! Don't get something out of convenience, get the bike you really want. This bike rocks.
    Noah - Any comments on the MRP S4 dual guide you have on the bike in this pic? Which rings are you using? Assume this would work with standard XTR 24-33 Trail rings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RideTURNER128 View Post
    is that mrp a 2x setup? i am looking for the best 2x setup with a bashring in place of the big ring and a roller to keep some tension on the chain. just order a tallboy ltc.
    No, it's an MRP S4 single-ring guide.

    I think the regular old LRP will work on the TBLTc, I need to check. Of course the 2x guide will, but it uses a skid design, not a traditional crank-mounted bash guard like you describe (and works best with true 2x10 cranks with at least a 38t "big" ring).
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    Quote Originally Posted by seleniak View Post
    Noah - Any comments on the MRP S4 dual guide you have on the bike in this pic? Which rings are you using? Assume this would work with standard XTR 24-33 Trail rings?

    -Shane
    Its only for single-ring use - it's a "dual" roller guide (top and bottom).

    The only dual ring guides we currently make are the 2x and the LRP, I think both will fit on this frame. 2x for sure, LRP I'll have to try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hullendersauce View Post
    hows that WB fork compare to the new Fox 34 Float?
    I haven't tried the 34, but I love my LOOP. I really have zero complaints with it, its the best trail fork I've ever ridden. I'm obviously biased, but I've ridden a lot of forks over the years and this one takes the cake for a "daily driver" fork.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phatass View Post
    Sooo what is that rear tire you got there??
    Its a 29er, and its black.
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    do u think 38/24 is ok for the tallboy ltc cause than i could take xtr otherwise only sram xo is offering 36/22

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    Ooo a tire mystery! Intriguing . . . . . well I hope it at least lasts longer than the NN. It's not a Maxxis HR II is it??

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjack69 View Post
    do u think 38/24 is ok for the tallboy ltc cause than i could take xtr otherwise only sram xo is offering 36/22
    I've never ridden a 2x setup, but I've been looking at them for some time and the 38/24 is what I would personally go for. Might be a bit more difficult than I'm used to at first, but I'd get stronger. Personally, what I'd really like is a 36/24 . . . but I don't know of anyone making that unless I were to put it together myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OO7 View Post
    I've never ridden a 2x setup, but I've been looking at them for some time and the 38/24 is what I would personally go for. Might be a bit more difficult than I'm used to at first, but I'd get stronger. Personally, what I'd really like is a 36/24 . . . but I don't know of anyone making that unless I were to put it together myself.
    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?

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    I have the SixC cranks with 24/38/BG......love it. the shift from 24 to 38 is a big one but a small price to pay for both good low and top ends

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    Is it possible to run a piggyback show on the LT such as a CC DBair? Looks like the size larges and up have room for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanman View Post
    I have the SixC cranks with 24/38/BG......love it. the shift from 24 to 38 is a big one but a small price to pay for both good low and top ends
    That's good to hear. I am thinking about a 24/36 BG setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TLD80 View Post
    That's good to hear. I am thinking about a 24/36 BG setup.
    Here is a pic
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    ^^

    That looks sweet!

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    that is pretty nice! what size are you?

    I'm still not sure what size I would like to get. Demo'd a large with 70mm stem (SPX AM std) and it felt quite good, but it just looks like such a large bike.

    Quote Originally Posted by GMONEY80 View Post
    Sorry for the god awful iphone pic, it is before i finished the bike build. I will take more pics post ride.

    Med tallboy LTc frame-2012 fox rp23
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    Pro logo x10 nack saddle( i know the color doesn't match but oh well)
    Easton EA70 post(soon changing too reverb)
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    Sram XO 36/22 crank
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    Shimano XTR trail brakes
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    KMC X10SL-Ti 10-Speed Chain Gold
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    King red hubs(soon changing to mango hubs)
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    Total weight 25.19 lbs

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    I have the SRAM 36-22 comin on my LTc...picking her up tomorrow. I'll post pics and the full build once I get it and can take some pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkstar1974 View Post
    I have the SRAM 36-22 comin on my LTc...picking her up tomorrow. I'll post pics and the full build once I get it and can take some pics.
    thats exactly what I wanted to mount on my ltc aswell cause 36-22 would mach perfectly a 29er AM rig. but shimano is not offering any 36-22 rings for xtr or xt cranks. do you have any clue if I could mount truvativ x0 rings on a xt or xtr crank? I think xt should work ?!
    cause in whole I would prefer a shimano xtr setup (brakes, der., cranks) but sram is offering the 36-22 setup and I really don't want to have a mix of sram and shimano stuff. thats maybe the best way to got to pick up the best material of each brand but it looks ugly to mix up these 2 brands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjack69 View Post
    thats exactly what I wanted to mount on my ltc aswell cause 36-22 would mach perfectly a 29er AM rig. but shimano is not offering any 36-22 rings for xtr or xt cranks. do you have any clue if I could mount truvativ x0 rings on a xt or xtr crank? I think xt should work ?!
    cause in whole I would prefer a shimano xtr setup (brakes, der., cranks) but sram is offering the 36-22 setup and I really don't want to have a mix of sram and shimano stuff. thats maybe the best way to got to pick up the best material of each brand but it looks ugly to mix up these 2 brands.
    you just need to check the spacing between the holes to know which chainring will match : xt has 64-104 spacing so any ring with that spacing will work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanman View Post
    Here is a pic
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    Quote Originally Posted by doctapow View Post
    that is pretty nice! what size are you?

    I'm still not sure what size I would like to get. Demo'd a large with 70mm stem (SPX AM std) and it felt quite good, but it just looks like such a large bike.
    I've got the large w/ 70 mm step. It does look large, but doesn't ride large. I will likely go to 80 or 90mm stem. Bike is nimble and maneuverable while being quite stable. Looks big, doesn't feel big.

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    Praxis Works

    Praxis works has some forthcoming 36-22 and 38-26 forged rings coming soon. Figure i"ll buy the XTR 38/26 Trail set and get the Praxis Works 36-22 rings later this year if they are too tall


    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjack69 View Post
    thats exactly what I wanted to mount on my ltc aswell cause 36-22 would mach perfectly a 29er AM rig. but shimano is not offering any 36-22 rings for xtr or xt cranks. do you have any clue if I could mount truvativ x0 rings on a xt or xtr crank? I think xt should work ?!
    cause in whole I would prefer a shimano xtr setup (brakes, der., cranks) but sram is offering the 36-22 setup and I really don't want to have a mix of sram and shimano stuff. thats maybe the best way to got to pick up the best material of each brand but it looks ugly to mix up these 2 brands.
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    They are not platforms they are Crank Brothers Mallets. Best of both worlds

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    I rode the Test of Metal yesterday and couldn't be more happy with the LBLTc. Super muddy conditions. Rode a Purgatory up front with a Captain in the back. I hate to say it but I think right now Specialized has the best 29er tires out there. At least for the PNW.
    This bike bombs the downs. if you know the Powerhouse Plunge, it was stupid muddy yesterday an the LBLTc cleaned it up.
    SUPER STOKED!

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    Picked mine up last night and took these pics before I got it dirty today. It's insane!!! Couldn't be happier. Now all I need to do it sell my 2011 Pivot Mach 5.7

    Here's the build....

    Large Tallboy LTc frame-2012 fox rp23
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    SRAM XO 36/22 crank
    SRAM XO ft der
    Industry Nine Hubs and Spokes laced to Stan's Flow Rims
    Schwalbe Hans Dampf Tires Front and Rear
    Formula RO Brakes
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    Fixed the pics...not sure why they didnt come through as high res.

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    Those wheels are so freakin hot. nice work my man.

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    Thanks my man! I'm really stoked how everything turned out.

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    very nice build, any idea what the weight is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by neveo View Post
    very nice build, any idea what the weight is?
    Whats your height too? Im 6'2" and went with an XL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hullendersauce View Post
    Whats your height too? Im 6'2" and went with an XL.
    do you know when your xl arrives?

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    It came in at 28.75 lbs on the shop scale. I thought it was going to be a little lighter and we had a tough time getting it set on the scale, but that's what it said.

    I'm 6'1 with some pretty long arms. The Large is perfect for me. I couldn't imagine being on an XL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neveo View Post
    very nice build, any idea what the weight is?
    As a comparison, the TBLTc in large with the SPXam build, 2013 Fox CTD and no pedals was 27.91lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hullendersauce View Post
    Whats your height too? Im 6'2" and went with an XL.
    I demoed a large with a 9O mm stem , fit was ok. I have have long legs and arms and also 6-1 ..... I decided on a XL with a shorter stem .. Wanted a bit more cockpit. The frame is due this week after a 4-1 order and all of my other parts are waiting

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    Quote Originally Posted by neveo View Post
    I demoed a large with a 9O mm stem , fit was ok. I have have long legs and arms and also 6-1 ..... I decided on a XL with a shorter stem .. Wanted a bit more cockpit. The frame is due this week after a 4-1 order and all of my other parts are waiting
    Also 6'1", on a XL. Love the fit with a 50mm stem.

    Rode Trestle Bike Park all day yesterday, the bike was amazing - destroyed a rim though. Really want to try the WTB i23, but they're out of stock - dang. This bike needs tough wheels - because it wants to get rowdy!
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    I thought 28.75 lbs seemed heavy based on what was on the bike, but that was what the scale said. I know the Fox 34 shock and Hans Dampf's add so weight, but it's a pretty light build otherwise. I thought it felt closer to 27-27.5. Will weigh it again next time im at the shop and check.

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    I agree it doesn't seem to ride large, though I'm 5'10" it felt pretty maneuverable...

    One concern would be the seatpost height showing on the L was probably on the edge of what would work with a dropper post...

    General question: So the difference in ETT between a M and a L is 1" (23" vs. 24"), or the equivalent of 25mm of stem. If I got the Med with a 90mm stem, practilcally how much different is it going to feel from a L with a 70mm stem?
    I've read a lot of comments on shorter stems meaning quicker steering, and too long stems not being good either, but from 70 vs. 90 or so seems still well within the accepted range.


    Quote Originally Posted by reamer41 View Post
    I've got the large w/ 70 mm step. It does look large, but doesn't ride large. I will likely go to 80 or 90mm stem. Bike is nimble and maneuverable while being quite stable. Looks big, doesn't feel big.

    6' 1.5". Slightly long legged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoahColorado View Post
    Also 6'1", on a XL. Love the fit with a 50mm stem.

    Rode Trestle Bike Park all day yesterday, the bike was amazing - destroyed a rim though. Really want to try the WTB i23, but they're out of stock - dang. This bike needs tough wheels - because it wants to get rowdy!
    I want a set of these Syntace rims, 35mm wide spells fun:

    Syntace Rolls Out Lightweight “But Tough” Mountain Bike Wheels w/ 25-40mm Wide Rims! - Bike Rumor

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjack69 View Post
    do you know when your xl arrives?
    i "think" it arived @ LBS on Friday. But Saturday theyre closed, and Sunday... Theyre prolly building it up right now. I hesitate to call anymore, as ive bothered the **** outta them for a month n 1/2... <----waiting on my i9/Arch wheelset too. wondering if i shouldve gnarled up a bit and gotten the flows... Guess I'll find out soon nuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hullendersauce View Post
    i "think" it arived @ LBS on Friday. But Saturday theyre closed, and Sunday... Theyre prolly building it up right now. I hesitate to call anymore, as ive bothered the **** outta them for a month n 1/2... <----waiting on my i9/Arch wheelset too. wondering if i shouldve gnarled up a bit and gotten the flows... Guess I'll find out soon nuff.
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    I was surprised to see a brand new TB-LTc on the shop floor yesterday, built up and ready to go . . . I coulda walked out with one, no waiting. A large black/orange with SPX kit.

    If it were a Medium in Yellow, I'd be $5K poorer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OO7 View Post
    I was surprised to see a brand new TB-LTc on the shop floor yesterday, built up and ready to go . . . I coulda walked out with one, no waiting. A large black/orange with SPX kit.

    If it were a Medium in Yellow, I'd be $5K poorer.
    prolly there from a buyer who got "menu-itis"...

    *I just found out my TLc is "supposed" to ship this week. We thought Friday/15th. but..
    Atleast my wheels are in from i9 so no waiting there!
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    i "think" it arived @ LBS on Friday. But Saturday theyre closed, and Sunday... Theyre prolly building it up right now. I hesitate to call anymore, as ive bothered the **** outta them for a month n 1/2... <----waiting on my i9/Arch wheelset too. wondering if i shouldve gnarled up a bit and gotten the flows... Guess I'll find out soon nuff.
    hope i will get my xl soon. i got flows on ck hubs. 1900 grams. wanted first arch but think thats the better choice. saving maybe 100 grams on the wrong place..

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    UK delays!!

    Anyone here form the UK and waiting for their TB LTc?

    Ordered mine at the end of April, beginning of May and have been told today that they're not expected into the UK before mid-July. Pity, as mine was going to the Alps a week on Thursday! Oh well, I'll have to take the TBc with me and take a bit more of a beatin' on the enevitable brake-ruts.

    I'd be interested to hear if anyone in the UK has received their bike yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hullendersauce View Post
    prolly there from a buyer who got "menu-itis"...

    *I just found out my TLc is "supposed" to ship this week. We thought Friday/15th. but..
    Atleast my wheels are in from i9 so no waiting there!
    Nice wheels! I have the same in Red on my TBLT
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    I'm having the exact same wheelset built for my LTc. I've been told the frame will be here by mid to late July. Would love to hear your impressions on how they ride when your build is finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TLD80 View Post
    I'm having the exact same wheelset built for my LTc. I've been told the frame will be here by mid to late July. Would love to hear your impressions on how they ride when your build is finished.
    darkstar1974 has them laced with the Flows. I think the Flows are a bit wider and gnarly than the Arch. But I hear the Arch can take a beating just as well. We'll see! Atleast we will get a good comparison w/ the i9's.
    $150 upcharge for orange on a thousand $ set of wheels... too funny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hullendersauce View Post
    darkstar1974 has them laced with the Flows. I think the Flows are a bit wider and gnarly than the Arch. But I hear the Arch can take a beating just as well. We'll see! Atleast we will get a good comparison w/ the i9's.
    $150 upcharge for orange on a thousand $ set of wheels... too funny.
    Yeah, I saw that upcharge too. I guess that's the cost of bling right? I called Stans and asked which rims they would recommend for my 160 pound weight and they recommended the Arch EX. They even said I could probably get away with the Crest rims but I felt Arch EXs were better suited for the LTc and my riding style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hullendersauce View Post
    prolly there from a buyer who got "menu-itis"...

    *I just found out my TLc is "supposed" to ship this week. We thought Friday/15th. but..
    Atleast my wheels are in from i9 so no waiting there!
    I have the same wheels orange I9 hubs with black spokes laced to Light Bicycle carbon rims. I hope those rims will last in gnarry east coast trail. My bike shop advised me against it but I wanna put them into test myself.

    I got my bike a week and a half ago but when we opened it in the shop there is deep scratch on the top tube. My bike shop put a claim on it and Santa Cruz is sending me a new frame which should be here by next week.

    I was planning to switch my frame to yellow but my Bike shop told me that Santa Cruz is not shipping the yellow bike yet only the matte black/orange frame.

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    Im gonna strap those Ardents on frt/back and see what happs. If anything more, Ill drop the back and go with the Schwalbe Hans Dampf rear. But those Arch's will get the test. Im no "gorilla through the jungle" type of rider, but Colorado is what it is...

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    Got my LT on Monday with Fox fork. It is a big bike compared to a 26er. One problem is mounting it on a trunk rack. I can fit one side under the top tube but not both. Oh well the big is bad ass.

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    sounds like you need one of these...
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    Well another week and my XL still isn't in , was told that shipment hitting SC Friday and I should have mid week ... Can't wait to ride next weekend

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    Pic of my i9's, I wasn't willing to pay the orange up charge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Intense29 View Post
    Pic of my i9's, I wasn't willing to pay the orange up charge.
    Any problems mounting big tires to those Arch's? Hows the ride? Do you think theyre stiff enough in rougher sections? Im hoping i dont thrash these things...

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    No problem getting the tires on though I don't like the Ardents in particular but they came with the bike so I ride them for now. The LT is a laterally stiff bike already but I could immediately feel less wheel flex over the included wtb wheels. It rolls faster, makes lots of noise,and looks great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Intense29 View Post
    No problem getting the tires on though I don't like the Ardents in particular but they came with the bike so I ride them for now. The LT is a laterally stiff bike already but I could immediately feel less wheel flex over the included wtb wheels. It rolls faster, makes lots of noise,and looks great.
    Wow, thats really interesting. I'm rolling on the Freq. i23's (26" model though) and feel that they are pretty stiff rims. When I build my LT, I was planning to go the same route but it sounds like the Arches may be better?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OO7 View Post
    Wow, thats really interesting. I'm rolling on the Freq. i23's (26" model though) and feel that they are pretty stiff rims. When I build my LT, I was planning to go the same route but it sounds like the Arches may be better?
    I can't say it was the rim itself but maybe the overall wheel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Intense29 View Post
    No problem getting the tires on though I don't like the Ardents in particular but they came with the bike so I ride them for now. The LT is a laterally stiff bike already but I could immediately feel less wheel flex over the included wtb wheels. It rolls faster, makes lots of noise,and looks great.
    Really? I thought Stans was making those rims for WTB? Aren't they the same rims?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidtrailboss View Post
    Really? I thought Stans was making those rims for WTB? Aren't they the same rims?
    Like I said the new wheel is stiffer, perhaps the hub/spokes/rim combo is the difference in stiffness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hullendersauce View Post
    darkstar1974 has them laced with the Flows. I think the Flows are a bit wider and gnarly than the Arch. But I hear the Arch can take a beating just as well. We'll see! Atleast we will get a good comparison w/ the i9's.
    $150 upcharge for orange on a thousand $ set of wheels... too funny.
    I think it was only $100 upcharge for the orange hubs, but i could be wrong. Either way, I've had it out on the trail once since i picked it up. Rode better then I ever imagined. Bike felt super stiff and handled like it was on rails. Especially on the down's.

    Regarding the Flow rims, I'm 6'1/ 220 lbs and didn't wanna mess around. I think their awesome and b/c i'm not a racer I really didn't mind the extra weight.

    I'll send over some more reports after my ride tomorrow morning.

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    Lbs

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    I almost forgot to tell you your bike will be here next week and I have A tracking # so it's for real this time.
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    these dudes totally rock! I bet ive emailed them more times than there are responses in this thread...LOL.

    My 2x10 setup will be XT 785 crankset/Blackspire 22/36.
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    Tallboy LTc shipped!!

    It's real for me too. Has shipped from SC today.

    Sweet!!!!!

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    Does anyone have a yellow on the way? All these black n orange ones are starting to bore me

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    LOL, I think it is just beginning.
    Cambria lists L yellow in stock

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phatass View Post
    Does anyone have a yellow on the way? All these black n orange ones are starting to bore me
    not sure Ive heard of a lot of "girls" picking up the LTc yet, so prolly not. HA! ...kidding.
    I love the yellow, and was torn, but when I heard August, I went with black/orange

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    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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    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

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    very nice setup...
    I would go with a ks lev over the kronolog though

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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
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    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
    You were gonna get a normal tallboy, and I told you in a thread to wait for the LT to come out, you hadn't even heard of it. I saved you man, I saved you!!!

    And here I am, also ordered the XL Carbon black frame on April 2, and I'm still waiting waiting waiting with no word... If I didn't tell you about it, would mine be here now already

    Anyway congratulations hope it is good for you

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    Ordered as a frameset three weeks ago, delivered today to my home in Switzerland.

    2.52 Kilo. Excellent finish and craftsmanship.

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    Finally!! Someone with enough sense to get a yellow bike!! I can't wait to see that thing built.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stgr View Post
    Ordered as a frameset three weeks ago, delivered today to my home in Switzerland.

    2.52 Kilo. Excellent finish and craftsmanship.

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    What size frame is that? Looking good

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin+M View Post
    What size frame is that? Looking good
    Yellow is fabulous indeed!

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    Yup, definitely getting a yellow . . . . probably in December when those come out in xxl Does anybody know if a Bontrager 29-4 will fit in the rear??

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    Nice bikes everyone. I'm in a bit of a dilemma and hoped you guys could help. I want to buy an alloy LT with the SPX build. Is this build, and the 2 pound weight difference, really worth 1000+ over the R build? I would appreciate your input on the subject. I definitely want the shimano brakes, but I'm willing to sacrifice and upgrade those later. Are the fork (RCT3 vs RL), cranks (XT instead of m552), shifters (XT vs SLX), and cockpit bits (truvativ vs easton etc) on the SPX significantly better than the R build? Thanks for your input.

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    Where can you put a bottle cage on a TB? No room from what I can tell

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    I'd say it is not worth it. You can send the fork to Push Industries to get tuned as you preffer, brakes definitelly change for XT's and sell the Elixir's. Rest of the parts works pretty well. On the wheels change the rear hub for DT Swiss (350 or 340). Deore cranks vs XT = chainrings same, only nicer cranks.

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    I appreciate your input, anybody else? 1000 does seem a little steep, just out of curiosity what do you guys think is a fair price for the upgraded components.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stgr View Post
    Ordered as a frameset three weeks ago, delivered today to my home in Switzerland.

    2.52 Kilo. Excellent finish and craftsmanship.

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    that yellow looks sik!! Wonder how much longer it wouldve taken for the complete?
    My LBS got mine today too... Wonder if I shouldve gone with the 34 Talas instead of the Float?.?.?
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    You know you will regret getting the lesser package . . . . Give Chad at Redbarn bicycles in MT a call and he will quote you the best prices. But you might end up switching more than you planned btw check out the prices for the xtr kit. Each step seems to go up exponentially in price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Special eyes View Post
    Where can you put a bottle cage on a TB? No room from what I can tell

    The large TB LTc has bottle mounts on the downtube near the BB. I'm guessing the medium & XL do too.

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    I just decided to buy the more expensive SPXam build vs. the cheaper R then paying the difference later. I also spent the extra for the Fox vs RS fork for the same reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin+M View Post
    What size frame is that? Looking good
    Medium

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    Quote Originally Posted by markymark View Post
    You were gonna get a normal tallboy, and I told you in a thread to wait for the LT to come out, you hadn't even heard of it. I saved you man, I saved you!!!

    And here I am, also ordered the XL Carbon black frame on April 2, and I'm still waiting waiting waiting with no word... If I didn't tell you about it, would mine be here now already

    Anyway congratulations hope it is good for you
    thanks, I'm so happy i waited, i was told SC received a big shipment last friday and were directing them out to shops sunday and monday. hope you get yours in the next few days.

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