2014 Tallboy Long Travel Aluminum 29er Bikes
For the upcoming mtb season rapidly upon us Santa Cruz engineers adequately equipped the Tallboy Long Travel model with a solid 135mm worth of rear travel and is designed the same as the carbon brother with having 130mm to 150mm front fork options in mind. The head tube angle was slacked out from the first generation Tallboy by 1.5 degrees and the seat tube has been slackened as well by a 1/2 degree from where the original ride’s stand. This will definitely put the Tallboy models in the All Mountain platform or category of 29er mountain bikes.
Some classic aluminum 29er mtb features like hydro-formed top and down tubes, tapered head tube, 142 X 12mm rear through axle. Except they have elected to stick with a traditional standard threaded bottom bracket for both models of these long travel 29er bikes. Here is what they had to say, “we think this is still the best, most user friendly, widely compatible, globally serviceable way to install a bottom bracket.”
By Santa Cruz changing the lower link making it offset has opened it up for better clearance for bigger twenty niner all-mountain rear tires that become available. The chain stays are just at 17.9 inches in length. They have recessed the grease ports for the lower link to protect them underneath the frame. The pivot axles have collet style hardware and the frames have continuous cable housing mounts for dropper seat posts. The new models of 29er mountain bikes also have ISCG05 tab mounts.
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We have articles as well here at 29er-Cafe on SC’s other version, that is well clad in full Carbon Fiber.
Tech Specs For the LT SPX Model
|Rear Travel:||135 mm|
|Rear Shock:||Fox Float RP23|
|Headset:||1.125 – 1.5 mm Cane Creek 10|
|Fork:||Rock-Shox Sector Gold|
|Front Travel:||140 mm|
|Rear Axle:||12 x 142 mm|
|Rims:||WTB Frequency Team i23 TCS|
|Hubs:||front: Dt-Swiss 350, rear: DT-Swiss 350|
|Spokes:||14/15 gauge DT Swiss|
|Front Derailleur:||Shimano M781 (XT) 10-speed|
|Front Derailleur Mount:||34.9 mm direct-mount|
|Rear Derailleur:||Shimano M780 SGS (XT) 10-speed|
|Shifters:||Shimano M660 (XT) 10spd|
|Crankset:||Shimano M552 (XT)|
|Chain Rings:||42 / 32 / 24t|
|Bottom Bracket:||Shimano XT|
|Rear Rotor:||160 mm|
|Front Rotor:||180 mm|
|Handlebar:||Easton EC 70 flat 720mm|
|Handlebar Width:||680 mm|
|Grips:||Lizard Skin Charger|
|Stem Length:||90 mm|
|Cassette:||11 / 36t Shimano XT HG81 (10-speed)|
|Tires:||Maxxis High Roller|
|Tire Size:||29 in x 2.25 in|
|Seatpost Diameter:||30.9 mm|
|Seatpost Length:||350 mm|
|Seat Collar:||34.9 mm|
|Saddle:||WTB Volt Race|
|Weight:||[size Medium] 29.71 lbs|
|Recommended Use:||cross country, all mountain|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||2 years on frame|