Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon (Red/Black)

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Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon (Red/Black)

Postby BikeSwan » Thu May 03, 2012 00:37 am

Here's my new Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon. Changed from a Santa Cruz Blur TRc because it was too small . . . which is still on the market by the way, if anyones interested.

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The "up against the garage" pic.

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The proper picture.

I didn't have time for a full photo shoot, but ill have some more pics soon. Total bike weight came in at 24.8 lbs. With some changes I have planned I should be able to get it under 24 lbs. Which is pretty great given its a 29er and an XXL.

Full Spec:

Frame: Santa Cruz Tallboy (Red/Black - XXL)
Fork: DT Swiss XMM 29 120mm (QR15 - White - Single Shot)
Shock: DT Swiss XR Carbon (165mm x 37.5mm)
Crank Set: Race Face Next (40/28 - 175mm)
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR M980 (SGS)
Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR Conventional M986
Chain: Shimano XTR M980
Cassette: Shimano XT M771 (11-36)
Shifters: Shimano XTR M980
Brakes: Formula R1
Brake Rotors: (160mm Front and Rear) - Changing to a 180mm on the front.
Seatpost: Thomson Elite
Saddle: Fizik Aliante Kium (Black) - Changing to a Fizik Gobi 00.
Handlebar: Race Face Next SL (3/4" Rise - 680mm)
Stem: Thomson X2 (70mm - Black)
Grip: Crank Brothers Iodine (Black/Orange) - Changing to Race Face Chester or Good n' Evil.
Seat Clamp: Hope QR
Hubs: DT Swiss 240s
Spokes: DT Swiss
Rims: Stans NoTubes ZTR Arch EX 29er
Front Tire: Maxxis Aspen 29er (2.1" x 29 - 120 TPI)
Rear Tire: Maxxis Maxxlite (2.0" x 29)
Tubeless System: Stans NoTubes Sealant
Pedals: Time Atac XS Carbon
Headset: Chris King NoThreadset (Tapered)
Accessories: Arundel Dave-O Bottle Cage /// Garmin Edge 800 Mount

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Re: Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon (Red/Black)

Postby naffa » Thu May 03, 2012 08:06 am

Lovely bike mate, hows it ride?
Cheers Nathan.

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Re: Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon (Red/Black)

Postby gaff_taff » Thu May 03, 2012 16:48 pm

Very nice

That bridge on the forks looks the wrong way round, probally not but thats messing with my head :D

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Re: Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon (Red/Black)

Postby BikeSwan » Thu May 03, 2012 17:55 pm

naffa:

I haven't gotten out on it very much yet, but the few rides I have had on it have been very promising.

gaff_taff:

The bridge on the DT forks are a bit odd in that way, i've been riding Pace forks for years so its not that unusual for me, but I do get some odd looks sometimes.

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Re: Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon (Red/Black)

Postby GrenW » Fri May 04, 2012 07:14 am

Looks fast at a standstill. Very nice

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Re: Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon (Red/Black)

Postby Beardface » Sat May 05, 2012 16:12 pm

Holy balls thats nice.

I really don't have much to add other than that!

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Re: Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon (Red/Black)

Postby IT66T » Sat May 05, 2012 23:09 pm

That bike looks awesome and i like the bridge at the back of the forks as it makes a change from the norm 8) .
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Re: Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon (Red/Black)

Postby BikeSwan » Sat May 05, 2012 23:54 pm

Stav:

Thanks! It turned out better than I thought it would. So it's nice to see hoe nice it turned out.

IT66T:

I like the bridge too. There's a DT Swiss theme going on with the bike as well. The Hubs, Forks, Shock, and spokes are all DT Swiss.

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Re: Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon (Red/Black)

Postby IT66T » Sun May 06, 2012 21:05 pm

I had noticed the Swiss theme going on which i'm curious to see in the long run just how durable it proves to be as i'm only just getting back into mtbing and theirs a few new brands out there now that i don't really know anything about lol .
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Re: Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon (Red/Black)

Postby BikeSwan » Tue May 08, 2012 13:31 pm

IT66T:

I've been running DT Swiss Hubs and Forks on my previous bikes for the past 5 years, and Pace forks a long time before that. So far i've never had an issue. I recently sent some 10 year old Pace forks in for servicing and they came back brand spanking new for only 100 quid. I've heard horror stories about DT but i've never had them happened to me or witnessed them first hand. In my opinion DT is a nice alternative to the Fox Suspension, and Rock Shox's out there :)

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Re: Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon (Red/Black)

Postby IT66T » Tue May 08, 2012 21:00 pm

Bike Swan ,
I like what i'm hearing from you about the DT Swiss hubs as i don't recollect hearing about them back in the late 80's which was mainly noted for shimano , specialized , Fox and Rockshox as Hope and Pace were basically just starting to grab every one's attention and a lot of people wanted Gary Fisher bikes and John Tomac was making a big impact on the mtb scene .
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Re: Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon (Red/Black)

Postby BikeSwan » Tue May 08, 2012 21:35 pm

I wasn't alive in the late 80's so I wouldn't know. But I think Pace was getting into it's stride in the 90's, so what your saying makes sense. I'd recommend the DT stuff if your looking for something a little bit different. If it's value you want, Rock Shox, or Fox will be a better fit.

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Re: Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon (Red/Black)

Postby IT66T » Tue May 08, 2012 22:00 pm

I like stuff to be durable 99.9 % of the time but i also like a change from the norm on occassion so i think i might just go down the Swiss route in the not so distant future as it would make a nice change from what i'm use to so i'll let you know as soon as i've got my self sorted and will keep you updated with how i get on with the new hubs lol .
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Re: Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon (Red/Black)

Postby BikeSwan » Tue May 08, 2012 22:20 pm

I have found the DT stuff to be very reliable, but other people have different opinions. Obviously dont go for the 180 hubs and World Cup race fork because their not going to be as reliable as the normal stuff. I've got two pairs of DT Swiss XMC forks, 2 pairs DT Swiss 240s Hubs, and 1 pair of DT Swiss 190 hubs. So far, I haven't had a problem with any of the stuff, but once again, I might just be lucky :?

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Re: Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon (Red/Black)

Postby IT66T » Wed May 09, 2012 00:06 am

It's got to be down to to more than just luck that you haven't had much trouble with what you've had and i'll take stock of what you've reccomended and i'll give the 240 hubs a go but i'll have to save a little first though .
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