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2013 Tallboy

Jan. 6, 2019, 5:38 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 23, 2002

looking at a more xc oriented bike that still has some chops if things get a little rowdy and am wondering if a bike that old is worth it in terms of saving cash or are the geometry specs on the newer bikes well worth spending the extra cash considering this will be mostly a pedally/fitness ride type of bike?

head angle sounds hugely steep at 71 but maybe it rides slacker?

I was actually looking at Honzo ST's when the Tallboy fell across the radar.

context is everything

 Last edited by: syncro on Jan. 6, 2019, 5:51 p.m., edited 2 times in total.
Jan. 6, 2019, 7:18 p.m.
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Look at the 2014 Intense Spider 29c, similar travel, much more progressive geometry and it can handle 150mm fork which puts the head angle between 66.5 and 67, depending on the fork A2C.

Jan. 6, 2019, 7:31 p.m.
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what made the Tallboy interesting was the price, could probably snag it for under $1400 and it has next to no use on it.

edit - oh look at that, someone with the same screen name as you had one for sale on PB - what are the odds? ;)

 Last edited by: syncro on Jan. 6, 2019, 7:32 p.m., edited 1 time in total.

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