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    Used Tallboy Carbon vs. New Tallboy Aluminum

    I am getting ready to pull the trigger on a new frame and hope I can get some opinions on my options. I know that I want a Tallboy and I am comparing the Tallboy 1 in carbon vs aluminum.

    My LBS store owner has a lightly used carbon frame from a demo bike that I can get for $1200. The other option is a closeout 2012 in aluminum for $900 with a headset.

    I guess the question comes down to the difference in price. Is an extra $300 worth it for a "used" carbon frame? I have only ridden the aluminum version and loved it.

    Which option would you go for?

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    Carbon

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    If you can still get a warranty on it because it was a shop demo bike then carbon. If you can't get a scruz warranty on the carbon then maybe aluminum... but the carbon is still the better bike.
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    Thanks for the input. I was told that I will get a warranty with the carbon frame, just not sure how long the warranty is for. Sounds like carbon is the way to go.

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    The Santa Cruz warranty is 5 years.

    Lifetime crash replacement (discounted price on frame or rear triangle).

    both apply to the original owner.
    2014 Tallboy 2

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    Thanks again. I'm going back to the LBS tomorrow to grab the carbon. Hopefully it's still available. I'm looking forward to building on this frame since this will be my first bike build.

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