Santa Cruz Bicycles Tallboy LT Carbon Mountain Bike Frame - Road Bike Shop
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Santa Cruz Bicycles Tallboy LT Carbon Mountain Bike Frame
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Since its inception, The Santa Cruz Tallboy chassis has altered naysayers' negative opinions on the oversized wheel platform. The Tallboy LT Carbon Mountain Bike Frame keeps that tradition alive by providing 135mm of travel in an insanely light and strong package, complete with the new Kashima coated FOX CTD rear shock. Without Santa Cruz's proprietary carbon processes, the Tallboy LT Carbon's combination of low weight and strength wouldn't be possible. The front triangle of the Tallboy LT Carbon is constructed as one piece, rather than having components produced separately, and then bonded or wrapped. Additionally, the carbon fibers are continuous around tube junctions -- to distribute load and absorb impact energy better. Looking at geometry, the Tallboy LT Carbon's actually slightly longer (we're talking a fraction of an inch here) than the original Tallboy with a slacker, 69. 5 degree, head angle. Surprisingly, the 35mm of added travel has not adversely affected standover height; it's a few millimeters shorter than the standard Tallboy Carbon. Keeping in perspective the Tallboy's short chainstays, this could be one of the most nimble and competent full-suspension 29ers out there. The Tallboy LT Carbon utilizes Santa Cruz's lauded, patented VPP suspension system. It features counter-rotating links that allow a variable feel throughout the suspension travel. When sag is set correctly, the Tallboy LT Carbon is extremely responsive to small- and medium-sized bumps. On larger hits that push it deeper into its travel, it becomes more stubborn, a necessity to avoid harsh bottom-out. It's also a crisp, efficient pedaler, even in the small chainring. Another big plus of VPP suspension is its durability; angular contact pivot bearings offer excellent resistance to deflection for smoother, longer lasting performance. This also translates into truer tracking, and better line holding over rough trails. The contamination-prone lower links are also equipped with grease...