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    Default anyone here ride the 2017 tallboy?

    and can give a quick review ?
    Looking for a bike with more travel compared to my specialized epic.
    Do they sell the Carbon C frame only ?

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    Ive had a car park ride on one so cant help with any meaningful feedback on how it rides. I do believe its only the CC they do as frame only though.

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    Just carpark ride impression would be good for me.

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    Default You lookin' for an ENDURO rig?

    Are you even going to notice 10mm more travel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
    Are you even going to notice 10mm more travel?
    I think the geometry matters too, the epic is a very race geo.
    Tallboy have 20mm more travel up front and 10mm in the rear and much more relaxed geo.
    Looking for a fun bike to ride, the epic is a great bike for racing :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
    Are you even going to notice 10mm more travel?
    Despite the phasing of the question, I'd say that the OP is wanting a better allround bike than extra travel necessarily.

    Even at 100mm the tallboy 1 & 2 felt way more 'trail friendly' than the epic. Epic is a rocketship, don't get me wrong. It's the perfect xc race weapon but there are certainly limitations in the flexibility of the epic.

    OP, I haven't ridden the new tallboy but can guarantee with the geo and VPP that it will feel like more than 10mm extra travel than the epic, be smoother and more suitable for a variety of trails. You will notice the loss of efficiency and snappy xc handling compared to the epic, no doubt.

    Always take other's ride opinions with a grain of salt. Beg, borrow, steal one for a test ride if you are going to fork out $4k+ for a frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creaky View Post
    Despite the phasing of the question, I'd say that the OP is wanting a better allround bike than extra travel necessarily.

    Even at 100mm the tallboy 1 & 2 felt way more 'trail friendly' than the epic. Epic is a rocketship, don't get me wrong. It's the perfect xc race weapon but there are certainly limitations in the flexibility of the epic.

    OP, I haven't ridden the new tallboy but can guarantee with the geo and VPP that it will feel like more than 10mm extra travel than the epic, be smoother and more suitable for a variety of trails. You will notice the loss of efficiency and snappy xc handling compared to the epic, no doubt.

    Always take other's ride opinions with a grain of salt. Beg, borrow, steal one for a test ride if you are going to fork out $4k+ for a frame.
    Beg, borrow.but if you.steal you will.be up 4 grand

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    Plenty of discussion on all things SC over at forums.mtbr.com/santa-cruz, including the Tallboy. For versatility, the Hightower is a better choice - doesn't give up much on the ups, but will be a lot more fun going down.

    If you are ever in Brisbane you can hire decent high end bikes from SC, Yeti etc. from For The Riders in Annerley.
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    Thanks for the mtbr link
    Now to get the hardest bit... The pass from the missus :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmar560 View Post
    Thanks for the mtbr link
    Now to get the hardest bit... The pass from the missus :-)

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