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Santa Cruz: Big travel for big wheels

Published April 2, 2012

SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN) Monday April 2 2012 11:00 AM MT—Santa Cruz Bicycles has deepened its commitment to the 29er market, releasing details over the weekend about its new long-travel aluminum Tallboy LT and carbon fiber Tallboy LTc.

The new models, which dealers and consumers will get to see in Santa Cruz’s booth at the Sea Otter Classic this month, boast 135 millimeters of travel via a two-inch-stroke Fox Float RP23 Kashima shock and are designed around 130- to 150-millimeter forks. Aimed at the all-mountain crowd, the frames feature slacker geometry than Santa Cruz’s other 29er offerings and continuous cable routing for dropper seatposts.

Tallboy LTs are currently in stock and are available as part of Santa Cruz’s Custom Color Choice Program for delivery by April 13, the company said in a release. Stock colors should arrive a week or two after that. The Tallboy LTc will be available for delivery by the beginning of May.

Santa Cruz’s April 1 announcement follows closely on the February release of the single-pivot Superlight 29 and the Highball Aluminum 29er hardtail. The company’s first full-suspension 29er, the 100-millimeter Tallboy — now available in aluminum and carbon versions — has become its fastest-selling single model, said Scott Turner, marketing/public relations for Santa Cruz.

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