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Review of the Santa Cruz Tallboy LTc

Introduction

Some people have wanted more travel on their 29ers in recent times. Big wheels are being pushed into more technical trail riding duties and are no longer the reserve of mile-munching endurance machines. Santa Cruz offers the regular 100mm Tallboy with 120mm forks to relax the steering and bolster the travel, but the market is now clearly out there for more.

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Santa Cruz Highball Carbon Review

FRAME & BUILD

The frame is laid up as a one-piece mold, eliminating the need to bond bits on at various points in the build process. Cable stops and the rear brake mount are integrated into the layupn as well, with all cabling slung underneath the top tube. A short, tapered-bearing zero stack-compatible head tube works to keep the front end as low as possible, while flattened seat stays are there to try and filter out some rear end stiffness. A regulation threaded bottom bracket shell ensures a wider range of crank options, too.

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