Santa Cruz Tallboy LT SPX AM 2014



 

 

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2014 Tallboy LT Aluminum 29er

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 Santa Cruz 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 Tallboy 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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Select models

Click on the links below for the different range of Complete Bikes that are available..

Tallboy Long Travel D AM Complete Bike, $2409.00

Tallboy Long Travel R AM Complete Bike, $3099.00

Tallboy Long Travel SPX 2×10 Complete, $4450.00

We have articles as well here at 29er-Cafe on Santa Cruz’s other version, that is well clad in full Carbon Fiber.
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Specs For the LT SPX Model

Frame Material: aluminum
Suspension: Santa Cruz VPP
Pivots: Santa Cruz lifetime sealed bearings
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
Brake Levers: XT
Brake Calipers: XT
Rear Rotor: 160 mm
Front Rotor: 180 mm
Handlebar: Easton EC 70 flat 720mm
Handlebar Width: 680 mm
Handlebar Rise: low
Grips: Lizard Skin Charger
Stem: Truvativ AKA
Stem Length: 90 mm
Chain: Shimano HG74
Cassette: 11 / 36t Shimano XT HG81 (10-speed)
Tires: Maxxis High Roller
Tire Size: 29 in x 2.25 in
Valve Stem: Presta
Seatpost: Reverb Stealth
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 the frame


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