Who's got a SC Tallboy? How tall & what size? Decision time
I’ve been toying with the idea for a while, I XC race on a large Scott Scale 29er HT but am looking for a slightly more forgiving trail/enduro bike. Kidneys are trashed anyway so selling one for a Tallboy fits the bill in the quest to replace my Five for no other reason than I fancy a change. I’m 6’1 and am head down go rather than sit up and beg
Who’s riding what, apart from Rob Dean on a XXLPosted 5 years agoMetasequoiaSubscriber
No me too, I’m all legs and just under 6’4″so don’t need a v long top tube. (I changed from an XXL- too long for me in retrospect a whole inch longer than the XL). Lots of post and a 100mm stem, but suits for XC, and I like the shorter wheel base. I suspect someone at 6’2″ with a longer torso would need an XL too.
and Dyfi shot.Posted 5 years ago
Coopersport1, go for it! I did a 30 mile charity race on mine yesterday up here in the Lakes and managed to knock almost 30 minutes off my 2011 time on the same route. Would have been quicker still if it wasn’t for cramp and a cake stop!!
Let me know if you decide to pull the trigger – i may be able to do you a deal on my large frame and forks!Posted 5 years agoMetasequoiaSubscriber
Photo courtesy of Jon Brooke at Righttimerightplace. I nearly ran over the tripod with the flash!
Tyres are Ikons 2.2 EXO sideways, running tubeless. They were great on the rocks, just about enough traction on the muddy sections. I was careful with the front one, some drift, it was very wet though!
Paceman, thanks for the comment, It was only though trial and error that I found I was happier with a slightly ‘smaller’ 29er frame (relatively- still 25.1 inch top tube!)Posted 5 years ago
Ok decision made, I need a large. My pain is now do I save myself £700 and buy Paul ^^^ 8 month old one or hold on a bit and get new in my prefered blue colour and with warranty which is my biggest deal breaker! I’m not the luckiest guy in the world and it would be just my luck i’d not have a warranty when I need one. (my carbon Scale 29er is just about to go back under warranty!)Posted 5 years agorobdeanhoveMember
OK, so my XXL is a little out there in sizing! But there are two other “normal tall size” guys out there that make more sensible points of reference:
1) Josh Ibbett has an XL, but tha’s to get a longer, racey position.
2) Dave Arthur, who is more your size, has the L and whilst he’s fast on race day on it, he built it up with the focus on being a fast trail bike, and it’s very, very good at that, so I’d maybe go with the L. That said, it’s well worth trying to get a test ride first of course.
Not sure about the “they come up short in the top tube” comment, maybe some facts and figures from the geometry charts are better to look at than that comment, my XXL has a massive 26″ top tube, yes it’s an XXL but that’s one of the longest top tubes I can find on any stock bike, even looking at other XXL and 22″ frames!
The XL has a 25″ top tube, which is a length that I can still get away with, and is long enough for me to still get a stretched, head down bum up position. The L has a 24″ top tube. Maybe get a tape measure on your current frame? The bent top tube means plenty of standover pretty much no matter what size seat tube you get.
Hope that helps and, more importantly, that you enjoy your new bike, no matter what you end up with 🙂Posted 5 years ago
Cheers Rob, I was being lazy and not refering to the geo charts which I’ve now done.Posted 5 years ago
My large Scale (which I’ll be keeping if I get the frame replaced under warranty, another story) has a 23″ top tube and I run a 90mm stem so 24″ TT on a Large Tallboy should be perfect
I’ll be building it up as a fast trail bike but also use it for some of the longer races I’m going to start doing again next year. Half got my eye on EWE so will see how it goes for you guys this year!bedmakerSubscriber
I have an LTc in large at 5″10. I found the frame short so got a large when I usually have a medium on every other bike I’ve had.Posted 4 years ago
Annoyingly, after spending so much, I’ve only ridden it twice since getting a fat bike five months ago. I’ll get back into it in the summer though hopefully.
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