Michael was searching for a light weight bike that will pedal well yet looking for a more capable descent than a traditional cross country bike, a job for the new Santa Cruz Tallboy. With modern, slack geometry that defies the norm for short travel bikes the Tallboy is ready to attack the descent. When its time to go up hill riders have a great pedal platform on the 115mm VVP suspension linkage allowing for efficient and strong power transfer when pedalling. The Rockshox Pike Ultimate is a great match for the Tallboy with confident performance up and down the mountain at a very reasonable weight.
For light, smooth and crisp shifting this bike is spec'd with the Sram XX1 Eagle drivetrain with the unmistakable gold cassette a clear giveaway. The brake of choice for Michael is the new Shimano XTR. Consistent, powerful, and light, everything you want in a brake.
We built some incredible custom wheels for this bike, Zipp 3Zero motto carbon rims on Industry Nine Hydra hubs. A fast, light wheelset for a fast, light bike. Paired nicely to Maxxis rubber front and rear this bike will roll well and grip up when needed.
All built up this bike is ready for business. A dark theme with highlights of colour drawing your attention to the premium components spec'd through out. Most importantly, these components together with the Tallboy frame will deliver one amazing ride. Enjoy the bike Michael!