Cameron's Santa Cruz Tallboy
Thew new Santa Cruz Tallboy drew a tonne of attention when it was first released with Santa Cruz going outside the norm for a short travel trail bike. The Tallboy features a slack 65.5 degree head angle and lower link driven VPP suspension design, all to make this bike not only excel on the climbs but frighteningly fast on the descents. This makes the Santa Cruz Tallboy perfect for local Brisbane mountain bike locations like Gap Creek, Daisy Hill, Bay View and Cornubia. Such a stunning design caught Cameron's eye and its fair to say that his custom has caught our eye as well.
The shiny Kashima of the Fox Factory series suspension is instantly recognisable, gold class all the way. The wheel of choice for this build is the We Are One Composites Faction / Hydra hub wheelset. The faction rim features a 27mm internal width, is hand laid in Canada and offers an exceptional strength to weight ratio. Paired with the glorious Industry Nine Hydra hub that sings with 690 points of engagement this wheelset is first class. To match the wheels Cam also went for the We Are One Composites 'Da Package' bar and stem combo. Super light and clean look but better yet, the ride is insanely smooth.
For his drivetrain and brakes Cameron went for a reliable, crisp and precise Shimano XT setup. With a clean lever action and great twelve speed range on the gears and snappy, sharp feel to the brakes its easy to see why the new range of Shimano XT products are taking off.