Bike: Santa Cruz Tallboy 2 Carbon 29"-XT 3X10 with Custom Wheels
The original Tallboy is the #1 selling bike in the Santa Cruz lineup and now Santa Cruz has tweaked the frame for 2014 with improved pedaling efficiency, fine-tuning the shock rate, increased stiffness and reduced weight. The Santa Cruz Tallboy2 geometry remains the same as the original and Santa Cruz has added a size small to the lineup. New features include an improved rear shock rate, direct mount front derailleur, a larger BB junction for improved stiffness, dropper seatpost internal routing and 100 grams lighter. Earmarked with the latest VPP suspension and a sophisticated carbon fiber chassis, the rock solid Santa Cruz Tallboy2 29" carbon frame is designed to be flex-free and fun handling. Using a unique, three-process construction, this curvaceous carbon fiber frame becomes more than just a pretty face, offering amazing stiffness and strength while keeping a feathery-light weight of 5 lbs. 3 oz. (Med). The Tallboy2 was designed to use a 100-120mm fork, and with 100mm of rear travel, this 29er delivers clean, neutral pedaling without bob or feedback, and plush, bump-eating suspension across the board. 5 year warranty.
Frame: Carbon fiber chassis with massive chainstays and rear triangle, tapered head tube, forged upper link, 15mm aluminum pivot axles (2 lower-1 upper) rotating on angular contact bearings, titanium hardware, grease ports, replaceable dropouts, 142x12 rear thru axle and 100mm of Next Generation VPP suspension. ISO brake mounts accommodate up to 185mm rotors. Shock: Fox CTD Kashima. Frame Weight (Med): 5 lbs. 3oz. Recommended Fork Travel: 100-120mm. Wheel Size: 29". Seatpost: 30.9mm