Tag: 29 inch wheels
November 13, 2012
A New Breed of Shore Hardtail
Custom Chromag Surface 29er
Yes it’s 2012, and I bought a hardtail. Not just any hardtail, but a fairly tricked out one at that. SRAM XX Shifters, Fox 34 Float 29, yup those kinds of parts. Why, when I could have a carbon, dual-suspension bike, with about 7 levers on the handlebar “command center” for various adjustments, would I choose to buy a hardtail to ride the North Shore?
I started mountain biking in 1998, on guess what – a hardtail. It was a Prestige Chromoly Norco Nitro and Ladies Only was the first trail I rode on the Shore. Since then I’ve had other hardtails building up to my first dual-susser (I love that term), and a few of those to follow. My riding has changed from mostly DH and Freeride trails to road, … Read More »
>Amidst a sea of carbon sits our Santa Cruz Tallyboy 29er frame. I’m starting to see a lot more of the two (carbon, and 29ers), so I suppose it only makes sense for Santa Cruz to have combined the two.
We finally got the parts onto the sleek frame, and this is the final product. One great looking bike. The parts, and the frame all combine to make the machine.
Our Tallboy is going to be a demo bike so that customer have have their own go at figuring out how 29er’s fly on our West Coast, and North Shore trails.
Obviously the Tallboy is an xc oriented bike, with short travel and performance minded suspension and geometry, however those bike wheels keep on rollin’ when the going gets rough, adding a feeling of suspension to the bike. We’re fortunate enough to … Read More »