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    Tallboy LT new purchase

    So I ordered a Tallboy LT last week after exhaustively researching several bikes. It came down to the Specialized Fsr Comp EVO and the Tallboy LT. I decided on the LT because of the fit and feel of the bike. I would be interested in any thoughts from those that currently own the bike.

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    Good choice. I just ordered one yesterday after having an LT out as a demo over the weekend. It bridged the gap between my superlight 29er xc and butcher am bikes making it possible to go down to just one bike. It feels a little big on tight switchbacks and will probably the same on assisted trails, but im not on those often enough for it to matter.
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    If you ride alot of steep gnar then consider slacking the head angle to 68 with a Works angle set. When I first got the TBLT it was twitchy as hell. Slacking it off was the best decision I made and can't recommend it enough.

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    I say ride it and discover for yourself how you like it.
    I crashed hard enough on my Tallboy to break my leg,
    The carbon is way more durable than most people.

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    I disagree you should ride the LT before changing the head angle. The bike is amazingly well balanced and I find the steering a great compromise between too slow and squirrely on the steeps. If I were riding North Shore maybe diff. answer. Don't get caught up in numbers without riding the bike as designed IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbikej View Post
    I say ride it and discover for yourself how you like it.
    Quote Originally Posted by fruitafrank View Post
    I disagree you should ride the LT before changing the head angle. The bike is amazingly well balanced and I find the steering a great compromise between too slow and squirrely on the steeps. If I were riding North Shore maybe diff. answer. Don't get caught up in numbers without riding the bike as designed IMO.
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    Oddly, I thought LT was a little jittery as well, compared to my SL29. Strange because the LT is a couple of degrees more slacked than the SL. Gonna throw my 765mm bars on the LT and all will be good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ATXZJ View Post
    Yes and Yes

    Oddly, I thought LT was a little jittery as well, compared to my SL29. Strange because the LT is a couple of degrees more slacked than the SL. Gonna throw my 765mm bars on the LT and all will be good.
    What length stem are you running?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillharman View Post
    What length stem are you running?
    The demo LT had 680 bars with a 70mm and my SL29 has 765s with a 75mm. It probably didn't help that the fork on the demo was toast and i had too much sag on the rear shock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ATXZJ View Post
    The demo LT had 680 bars with a 70mm and my SL29 has 765s with a 75mm. It probably didn't help that the fork on the demo was toast and i had too much sag on the rear shock.
    I just moved from 75 to 50 on my LTc and it was transformative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATXZJ View Post
    Good choice. I just ordered one yesterday after having an LT out as a demo over the weekend. It bridged the gap between my superlight 29er xc and butcher am bikes making it possible to go down to just one bike. It feels a little big on tight switchbacks and will probably the same on assisted trails, but im not on those often enough for it to matter.
    Cool. Which flavor of the LT did you get?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hillharman View Post
    I just moved from 75 to 50 on my LTc and it was transformative.
    How so?

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    Tallboy LT new purchase

    Quote Originally Posted by GMM View Post
    How so?
    I'm on an xl, went from a 100mm stem to a 70mm one and the bike instantly lost any sense of skittishness, now handles far better, can even pedal no handed now, before I couldn't even really drift without hands without the bars turning. Not that I ride without hands, just giving you a feel for how much better the bike feels on the shorter stem...


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    Nice, Just got my frame in the mail this week. It was faster than I thought and going to take a couple weeks to get everything else, but I'm looking forward to getting her built up!

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