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 Post subject: SANTACRUZ TALLBOY
PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 1:52 pm 
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Dear guys, that is my new project. Still heavy 9610g complete as in the picture, but I will soon starting shave weight. Hints are welcome! By the way, I'm looking forward high level performance parts, not only light scale numbers.

About the bike itself, it's really impressive how the VPP dual pivot system works and how the bike is stable and faster on trails and singlestracks if comparing with my older bike an Spark RC.


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 Post subject: Re: SANTACRUZ TALLBOY
PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 2:39 pm 
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Sweet bike. How are going to shave off weight? The fork can probably be lighter if going for a Lefty, maybe the stem and handlebar, crankset, but otherwise it looks pretty sweet to me.


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 Post subject: Re: SANTACRUZ TALLBOY
PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 2:42 pm 
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I'd bang your bike, and then change the pedals :D


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 Post subject: Re: SANTACRUZ TALLBOY
PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 2:56 pm 
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Nice!

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 Post subject: Re: SANTACRUZ TALLBOY
PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:10 pm 
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Can you do a speclist for us to criticize :) ?


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 Post subject: Re: SANTACRUZ TALLBOY
PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:05 pm 
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love a nice MTB with a powermeter

spec list please!


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 Post subject: Re: SANTACRUZ TALLBOY
PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:31 pm 
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Tallboy Carbon Frame

Group brakes:Hope Race Evo X2 brakes and discs, Sram XX1 Trigger group and Quarq XX1 crankset with Wolftoth Chainring+ SRAM XX1 cables housing

Wheelset: SRAM XO hubs+Sapim Spokes+AX tubular+Tufo tabe and Dugast Fast Bird 50 tyres

SID WC XX QR (Carbon Ti fron QR and Syntace X12 rear screw)

Tune/MCFK seatpost+Speedneedle+PRC Stem 100mm and Schmolke TLO 680 flatbar+ESI Grips

Canecreek AI40 44/49 headset+SRAM GXP English Thread BB

Eggbeater 4ti pedals


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 Post subject: Re: SANTACRUZ TALLBOY
PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 12:30 am 
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Wow...great looking bike!

Not sure what you can really do to improve the bike. The specs are already pretty high. :beerchug:

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 Post subject: Re: SANTACRUZ TALLBOY
PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 1:08 am 
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First....Awesome build :D

Second rebuild the wheel with light hubs worthy of ax rims. (XO Rear~250g is a little portly compared to the rest of the build)

Maybe 140mm rear rotor?


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 Post subject: Re: SANTACRUZ TALLBOY
PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 12:40 pm 
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I would still say Lefty conversion with a carbon fiber steer tube from Experimental Prototype or MCFK. Perhaps a Clavicula M3 too?


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 Post subject: Re: SANTACRUZ TALLBOY
PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 4:51 pm 
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I love seeing mountain bikes on here, especially one built up like that. I would agree that based on your wheels, your fork is the next place to save some weight. People have a hard time thinking about a Lefty, but as someone suggested, that would be an upgrade. They are light, so stiff, and the smoothness of the fork is amazing. I have had one for the last 3 years and been very happy.

How do you like the tubulars? Besides begin lighter, other benefits? Do you carry an extra tire on the trail?


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 Post subject: Re: SANTACRUZ TALLBOY
PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 9:20 pm 
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What superb rig! Congrats man.
In my opinion , changing the RS for a Lefty would impact in ride quality and aesthetics, downgrade for both. For a high level performance parts there is little room for improvements, lighter parts would reduce reliability for racing.

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 Post subject: Re: SANTACRUZ TALLBOY
PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:43 pm 
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Thank you guys!

The replacement from XO to King/Kong hubs will be the next step, for sure. Tubulars are only the <2hr racing wheelset, I have another clincher wheelset for "daily business" and long haul rides.

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 Post subject: Re: SANTACRUZ TALLBOY
PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:22 pm 
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very nice...9.610 is a great weight..


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 Post subject: Re: SANTACRUZ TALLBOY
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Nice Bike!


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