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    Talk me out of buying a Santa Cruz Tallboy LT

    I really, really want a SC Tallboy LT. Any reason I shouldn't order one? I'd probably get the R kit in aluminum.

    I know it's way too much bike for the mostly cross country riding I usually do now, but I mainly want a bike I can grow into as my skill increases. Nobody has ever wished for less suspension travel on a bad trail, right?

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    Rode a demo Tallboy LTc a couple weeks ago. Amazing bike. Rallied the technical stuff. No noticeable bob on climbs. Really really fun.

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    Are there any shops in Phoenix that loan them out?

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    Don't do it. You will regret it.
    Those were your instructions right???
    Now go buy it and report back.
    I would spend more time with this but I am washing the dishes.

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    The only thing really stopping me is a shaky work schedule right now. I'd probably just get another credit card, put it on that, and then pay it off over a year, eighteen months while the card is in 0% mode. Buy now, pay later. It's the American way, right?

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    Its a turd. Don't waste the money. The orange one is disgusting too. No one likes a tall boy. Junk.

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    I jost enjoyes six tall boys! mmnmm, si giod! burp.

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    That is a very versatile platform for Arizona. I advise you to buy the hell out of that thing.

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    Hey, I just got back from the mailbox. There was a Capitol One application there. 1% cash back and 0% APR until March 2013. That's gotta be a sign, right? God wants me to have a Tallboy.

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    Do eeeeeeit! Of course I might be so pro- new bike since I'm in need of one too...... Tallboy looks real nice too.
    Today's the day I eat bikes.

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    Luv my SC

    Hey Eazy_E
    I bought a SC Tallboy C after X mas . So for the last 6 months i have been in love with my bike. Every day i ride it i smile and it can do anything i want it to do. The LT would be better for SoMo and just to abuse. i race some XC , but i love technical riding and this bike can do it all. I say BUY IT NOW...... i have owned 5-6 SC bikes they are a great company..

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    Easy E, just sent you a PM

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    just not a vpp fan...avoid thos and faux bars

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    I demo'ed the 2011 tallboy carbon. nice bike except that is a 29'er. Im 6'5" tho, so the wheel base is incredibly long in the XL i rode couldn't do a 90° turn for the life of me , also i feel that my center of balance is waaay to high on a 29er. get a 26" bike. @ssholes and opinions.
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    Carbon Nomad if you want a bike that will be proven as your skill increases.
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    ^^WORD^^ I went nomadc over the ltc, Ive had more fun riding 26, but i already have a HT 29

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    Quote Originally Posted by azdog View Post
    Carbon Nomad if you want a bike that will be proven as your skill increases.
    Oh NO, is Dog Jones'in for a Nomad? Poi would be so happy for you. He's the 1 that started the Nomad wave you know.
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    Yeah......

    I've got a 26" now, and I'm not digging it. A better suspension on both ends, and tubeless would solve most of it's problems, but it just doesn't feel right. I'm 6'4" and I kind of feel like I'm sitting on top of it, rather than in it.

    I dunno, I guess I'm just bored with my current bike. I know I'm not confident with it's abilities. I just want a bike that will re-ignite the fire in me. The Tallboy LT looks like the best choice out there to do it.

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    Eazy_E - which 29ers have you ridden: RIP9, WFO, Lunchbox, Epiphany, specialized, trek? These are available now and it will give you something to compare too when you ride the Tallboy LT. I ask because I wanted to love the tallboy and waited for it before I pulled the trigger on a new ride. In the end it wasn't the bike for me, didn't feel right, and went with a RIP instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helimech View Post
    Oh NO, is Dog Jones'in for a Nomad? Poi would be so happy for you. He's the 1 that started the Nomad wave you know.
    Probably about a year out right now but the carbon nomad is on top of the list.
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    EazyE I am curious, as I have several steeds, but no 29ers in the stable
    forgive me If i am prying but do you have a 26" bike already? what do you have and what kind of riding do you like to do that youre shopping a 29er?

    I have tested a few but not been on one I feel like taking home

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    GET ONE... So i can try it out too

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