After successfully transitioning to 29'ers a few years ago, I felt it was a good time now, with the recent technology advancements, to finally build a dual suspension bike with the idea
to stay close as possible the efficiency, functionality and weight of a nice hardtail bike.
My added incentive for building this bike is a lower back injury that has been plaguing me for few years, I'm hoping to be able to go off road more now than a hardtail frame did allow me.
This is not a fully finished build, still waiting on Tune DC 15 front thru axle and rear DC17 QR.
Have yet to put the Titanium bolts I have on the stem and fully cut the steerer.
Might be a tire change to Geax Barro Race, because the Bontrager 29-3 Team are a P.I.T.A. to mount tubeless on Crest rims.
Took me a week of stretching them with a tube on rims to be able to seat and inflate the bead tubeless.
Still unsure about the relevant use of a remote lock-out for the fork, I'm also giving consideration on building an even more exotic wheel set.Current weight is : 21.09 Lbs
Frame: Tallboy C XL
Fork:Fox F32 29 100mm QR15
Headset: Cane Creek 40 ZS tall top upper, 1.5 external lower
Handlebar: Race Face Next SL 3/4 riser
Stem: Ritchey C260 90mm , logos partly removed
Seat post : New Ultimate Evo
Seat: Selle Italia SLR Kit Carbonio Flow
Seat Collar :New Ultimate
Brakes: Formula R1 "Super Batman" all black edition.
Rotors: Ashima Air rotor, F 160mm, R 140mm
Cranks: Race Face Next SL 175mm 3 X 10
Pedals: Crank Brothers Candy 4Ti
Shifters: Sram XO 3 X 10, tuned
Front Derailleur: Sram XO 3 X 10, tuned
Rear Derailleur: Sram XX, tuned
Cassette: Sram XX 11-32
Chain: KMC X10 SL
Gear Cables: Alligator Mini I-Links with Powercordz front derailleur cable.
Water Bottle Cage: Bontrager XXX Lite Carbon
Grips: Bontrager XXX Lite foam
Hubs: American Classic Disk 225 rear, 15mm thru axle front.
Rims: Stan Crest
Spokes :Marwi titanium, DT ProLock alloy nipples
Tires :Bontrager 29-3 X 2.0 Team Edition( non TLR ), converted tubeless ( very difficult conversion )
QR:stock Fox front 15mm ,Token carbon titanium rear
So far I am extremely pleased with the bike, it fully surpassed my expectations during my light shakedown ride.
Cant give a thorough ride feedback since my riding has been limited in the past few days to light trails; my bad back is acting up...
I can honestly say so far from my limited riding that the Tallboy 's great reputation is well deserved.