Santa Cruz Bicycles Tallboy LT Carbon X01 AM Complete Mountain Bike - Road Bike Shop
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Santa Cruz Bicycles Tallboy LT Carbon X01 AM Complete Mountain Bike
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Our Price: $5269.15
Our Price: $5269.15
The Santa Cruz Tallboy LT Carbon X01 AM complete mountain bike takes the carbon fiber Tallboy LT chassis we know and love, and gives it a build kit that's hard to ignore. With Fox suspension, a Rockshox Reverb Stealth dropper post, and hand built wheels, you'll have all the confidence you need, no matter where you find yourself. SRAM's new X01 drivetrain features an ultra-wide range cassette and a 1x11 platform to do away with pesky front derailleurs, once and for all. We're not sure if it's the ultimate trail bike, or a secret weapon for enduro races everywhere, but either way, the LTc is a modern classic, and the X01 AM build only makes it better.Santa Cruz's industry-leading carbon fiber construction is on display here. Both the front and rear triangles are constructed as a whole, rather than bonding them together from sub-assemblies. It does save weight, but the real benefit is making the Tallboy LT is as strong as possible. That's because the fibers are uninterrupted by seams, which happens with other construction methods. If you were to cut it in half, you'd find that the inside of the tubes have the same perfectly smooth finish as the outside. That's thanks to construction techniques that maximize the compaction of the layers. The benefit is that it's lighter, because any excess epoxy is squeezed from the frame prior to curing, and this ideal degree of compaction makes the frame as strong as possible. When combined with the oversized tapered headtube and 142x12mm through axle rear triangle, the LT Carbon is more than stiff enough for the hardest charging riders to get unabashedly wild.At the heart of the LT handling is a highly refined VPP suspension. It's a suspension platform that's widely beloved for its blend of pedaling efficiency and trail-erasing smoothness. VPP employs two aluminum counter-rotating links to achieve this balance. If you're wondering how it works, the upper link provides most of the rotation as the bike compresses into the sag poin...