1. Introducing the Tallboy LT carbon


    from Santa Cruz Bicycles / Added

    Here's where we get into the flagship of our flagships. We put a lot of emphasis on the suspension performance and ride characteristics of our VPP suspension-design tuneability of shock rates for individual designs, superb pedaling AND bump absorption characteristics, awesome chassis stiffness and ride dynamics, short stiff links with really good hardware, durability, ease of service—but we get real geeked out when we can build all that stuff into a carbon fiber bike. Carbon fiber processes are not all equal, and this is not all just random "black metal." We are very proud of what we can achieve with carbon fiber, and the way we do our layup gives us the advantage to build bikes that are lighter AND stronger than just about everyone else. That said, this is the Tallboy LTc. Same geometry, same suspension, same intent as the aluminum version, but crafted from carbon fiber using our proprietary onepiece layup process. This is also our first foray into 142x12 rear axle territory. For lack of any better hyperbole, this bike is siiiiiick! 135mm travel, all the good juicy features already mentioned in the Tallboy LT blurb above, but also stiffer, stronger, and really, really effing light. Weight for a frame, with shock included, is 5.3 pounds. Yup.

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    • Introducing the Tallboy LT


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      The Tallboy has been a hugely successful bike for us. And it is clearly evident that the 29" market is evolving, and the industry is figuring out how to make these bikes handle and perform well in a wider set of terrain than was thought possible a few years ago. (Somewhere we can hear Wes Williams laughing at us all) So, in order to meet the needs of riders who want aggressive allmountain bikes AND big wheels, here's the Tallboy LT. It's a 135mm travel bike with VPP suspension designed to run 130150mm forks. The TBLT head angle is a degree and a half slacker than that of the Tallboy, seat angle just under half a degree slacker. Doing the apples to grapes comparison that inevitably crops up whenever people start getting into wheel size arguments, think of this as a bigwheel alternative to our Blur LT—versatile enough to handle daily duty as a doitall bike, but burly enough to run hard in the big ugly stuff.

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      • Ben Cathro Tallboy LTC Bike Check


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        Ben Gives the lowdown on his new Enduro race bike and shreds some trails while he's at it. www.sickskills.co.uk

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        • Tallboy LTC Build


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          Time lapse video of building up a Santa Cruz Tallboy LTC

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            Though many MTB riders prefer to ride San Francisco Bay Area Tamarancho Flow Trail under the rays of sun, early winter nightfall and lack of sunlight does not stop the crew from weekly night rides. The byproduct of being in a present state of heart pounding action and reaction results in activation of the body's opiate receptors. Riders: Catfish, Dickie, DDD, Hawk, The Trail Shark. Song 1998 by Peace. Shot with Go Pro Hero 3+ Black Edition and chesty mount. Sight stimulation by Light & Motion: Stella 500 (helmet) and Taz 1200 (bar mount). Huge shoutout to Action Sports Medicine: http://actionsportsmed.com/ More on Endor Flow Trail: https://www.facebook.com/TAMOFLOW

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            • Mike Ferrentino of Santa Cruz Bicycles walks us through the new Tallboy LT carbon


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              Despite the April 1 release date I can assure you that the rumors that have been circulating for months are very true. Santa Cruz is building on the success of the carbon and aluminum Tallboys by introducing two longer travel versions, dubbed the Tallboy LT and Tallboy LTc. Santa Cruz has made a habit of leading with carbon before introducing more affordable, aluminum versions. While this was the case with the original Tallboy and the Highball, the company will bring both carbon and aluminum versions of the Tallboy LT to market in the coming weeks. Both bikes feature tapered headtubes; ISCG mounts, allowing riders run to run chainguides; an offset lower link to improve chainguide clearance; recessed grease ports on the lower link; and continuous cable routing.

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