Tallboy Carbon 27.5+ S Complete Mountain Bike - 2017 by Santa Cruz Bicycles
The Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon 27. 5+ S complete mountain bike adds a significant degree of surefootedness to one of the world's most beloved trail bikes. Whether you're new to the sport and looking for a confidence boost or an experienced rider who appreciates the benefits of Plus rubber, this notoriously fun trail bike will gladly take you on big rides in control and comfort. The build kit is built to complement the Tallboy's ride qualities, pairing FOX and RockShox at the suspension and seatpost with a full SRAM drivetrain. Many of you will remember the commotion that the original Tallboy caused when its lively handling immediately dispelled a mountain of preconceived notions about how 29-inch wheels were supposed to handle. The latest iteration of the Tallboy retains its praiseworthy handling with an added dash of versatility, a pinch of aggressive intent, and 27. 5+ compatibility that takes the Tallboy into uncharted territory. Part of the Tallboy's success stems from its ability to blur the lines between cross country rocket and surefooted trail bike. To that end, the Tallboy was built to accommodate 27. 5+ wheels, as it's built here, as well as 29-inch wheels. This split personality is enabled by the reversible "flip chip" at the upper link. Setting the flip chip to the "low" mode relaxes the head angle by roughly half a degree and lowers the bottom bracket, which makes for an ideal setup when paired with the slightly larger diameter of 29-inch wheels. The slightly smaller 27. 5+ wheels pair with the "high" setting, allowing for similar clearance between the bottom bracket and the ground. The upshot is headache-free swaps between wheel sizes, which gives you more options than ever when you hit the trail. Regardless of wheel size, the Tallboy generates 4. 3 inches of travel through the latest version of Santa Cruz's VPP technology. As with all VPP bikes, the Tallboy's counter-rotating links are carefully arranged to resist activation by pedaling forces, a...
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