- Treating myself
Had a little test of a Santa Cruz Tallboy as I was passing a shop. Actually really liked it, what would the alternatives be. Not had a chance for a decent ride on it but a little concerned maybe about maintenance. That’s one reason I didn’t get a Specialized Epic.
Any reasons not to pull the trigger and grab it!Posted 3 years ago
OK maintenance concern was greasing it, how often etc, never put a grease gun on a bike before that the small concern.
I will get a proper test! Hope it’s as good as the reviews and as it felt on the short ride.
Colourway was red.Had a look at that when I got home not sure I like the black. Heard how good they are and happened upon one and it felt pretty good.Posted 3 years ago
Tallboy C, can’t justify CC especially if you actually wanted to change anything!
Never thought about buying one as never even seen one then happened upon it had a spin and felt good.
Nobody offering alternatives!
Looks like I need to get it for a proper test! Could be new bike time! Unexpectedly.Posted 3 years agomikewsmithSubscriber
Grease increases bearing life, reduces maintenance…Posted 3 years ago
Bearings have free replacements – my Blur Lt lower link ones got done about 4 months ago after a lot of use only 2 were gone but did the 4 anyway. Thats been it for nearly 3 years as far as the frame goes.
Alternative? Not sure, what do you want it for, a very capable XC bike that will do lots more, possibly the 120mm fork for bigger stuff.chakapingSubscriber
New Orange Segment
Would all be higher on my list. And none of them are even what I ride (Kona Process 111, probably heavier than you wish).
The Tallboy LT just got superseded by the Hightower, is that correct? So the short travel Tallboy must be on borrowed time in the SC range now?Posted 3 years ago
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