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Santa Cruz Tallboy Review

Santa Cruz bicycles have been around since 1993. This company has a passion for bikes, since its humble beginnings out of a garage in Santa Cruz, California. Santa Cruz bicycles tend to break the mold and push boundaries. They now have 19 different mountain bike models and their mountain bikes options range from hardtails to machines designed to take even the steepest downhill trails. Santa Cruz bicycles are known for high performance and quality components.

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Santa Cruz Bicycles Tallboy LT Carbon R AM Complete Bike

If there is a Santa Cruz Tallboy model that is designed for nothing but mountains, it is this one. This bike is a mainstay of the all-mountain crowd and is used by the pros everywhere. Combining lightness with strong components, the Santa Cruz Tallboy rewards aggressive riding styles. Its carbon frame with a front triangle built in a single piece and carbon fibers around critical tube junctions mean that the Santa Cruz Tallboy can take a beating and distribute loads and impacts better than most other mountain bikes.

Santa Cruz Bicycles Tallboy Carbon – R XC Build

Front and read triangles built in a single piece allow great durability and shock absorption. Carbon frames make this Santa Cruz Tallboy impressively light. Included grease gun and ports mean that it is easy to service this bikes bearing and guarantee a long life. With a smooth-shifting 10-speed drivetrain and a 36-tooth granny gear, bikers will have no problem finding their ideal gear ratio for every possible trail and situation. For maximum suspension and control, this Santa Cruz Tallboy model includes a Rock Shox Rebal RL 29 fork, a Hand-laced wheelset with Mavic TN719 rims, DT Swiss spokes, and a Shimano M756 rear hub as well as Avid Elixir 5 hydraulic disc brakes, known for their powerful action.

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Santa Cruz Bicycles Tallboy LT R AM Complete Bike

This Santa Cruz Tallboy model gives the Santa Cruz Tallboy line better travel capabilities. While the Santa Cruz Tallboy line in general is designed for aggressive trail riding, this model is better for bikers looking for a bike with more flexibility. Sporting an aluminum frame, this bike is the most inexpensive Santa Cruz Tallboy model, although it is considerably heavier than its cousins.

All in all, the Santa Cruz Tallboy line is considered among the best for rough mountain trail riding and the high-end models in the Santa Cruz Tallboy line are a mainstay of most professional circuits. Reviews are generally positive for this line of bikes, perfect at what they do although not very versatile.

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