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Old 06-04-14, 03:50 PM   #1
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2014 Tallboy vs. Scalpel

So i've narrowed my bike search down to two rigs - A 2014 Santa Cruz Tallboy and a 2014 Cannondale Scalpel. Both would be aluminum. Both would be upgraded to Shimano XT components. I'm torn because, although it shouldn't matter a whole lot, I think the scalpel is a much better looking bike. The Tallboy, as ive heard, is almost the best in the business, and is a super badass bike. I'm also very skeptical of the lefty fork. Does anyone have any expert advice that could steer me in one way or another? Thanks!
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Old 06-04-14, 04:14 PM   #2
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I personally would take Santa Cruz over any Cannondale but that's the left coast rider prejudice in me I suppose. Tallboy in my mind would be second only to the inch-more travel Yeti SB95 or the 5" Transition Covert 29.
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Old 06-06-14, 10:18 AM   #3
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I'm with Mr. Minor on this. Tallboy is a freak in the industry! Of course Cannondale has come back strong. Neither bike is a pig.
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Old 06-17-14, 08:00 AM   #4
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What is you rriding style and terrain? The c-dale is a bawls out race bike Having ridden one it is fast smooth light just a nice bike but not forgiving for a cruise
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Old 06-26-14, 09:47 PM   #5
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I'd go with the Tallboy. I owned one and recently sold it for an Intense. The Tallboy has a great rear suspension and climbs very well but is comfortable for long rides.
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Comparing a prostock drag car to a pro lite offroad truck.
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Building up a Tallboy this week and next. can't wait
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Comparing a prostock drag car to a pro lite offroad truck.
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