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Goin' Crazy in 2009

  • Offroad Riding - 13002.72 miles [289]
  • Aborted Riding - 61.00 miles [3]
  • Turbo Trainer - 33.70 miles [3]
  • (TOC) 13063.72 miles
  • (TA) 13097.42 miles

Hurtin' in 2008

  • Offroad Riding - 10602.84 miles [300]
  • Turbo Trainer - 130.20 miles [8]
  • Running - 114.56 miles [24]
  • Aborted Riding - 37.20 miles [2]
  • (TOC) 10640.04 miles
  • (TR) 114.56 miles
  • (TA) 10884.8 miles

Riding in 2007

  • Offroad Riding - 8365.93 miles [300]
  • Road Riding - 3599.80 miles [70]
  • Turbo Trainer - 50.90 miles [3]
  • (TOC) 11965.73 miles
  • (TA) 12016.63 miles

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  • 2004 Pink Surly 1x1
  • 2000 Kona Kaboom
  • 2006 Santa Cruz Chameleon





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Proper Valid Exciting News

30 Oct 2009 at 14:08
Santa Cruz Tallboy 29er

It's happening!

The People Comment: (17 responses)

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16:51 30 Oct

I don't understand.


16:56 30 Oct

Matt is getting a Santa Cruz Tallboy 29er full sus.


16:58 30 Oct

Matt's being sent a Tallboy to test for Santa Cruz, which is kinda freaking awesome :)


18:10 30 Oct

you could have entitled this post "all that riding* pays off" :-D

*some would say "complaining" would be a better word ;-)


18:23 30 Oct

or "shit - I'm going to have to ride 10,000 miles again" ;)


18:43 30 Oct

Hmm, pivots... I'm sure it won't take 10k to wreck it. Do you get replacements?


19:21 30 Oct

I thought you were keeping this bike a secret Matt?

And where the fuck are the pics of the broken Scandal and the Niner?


20:13 30 Oct

I'm trying to find pics of the moment it got sorted.


21:59 30 Oct

@simon, when I can move limbs, so so tired


22:17 30 Oct

Are they also sending enough parts for a new drivetrain every month (2 weeks)?


22:46 30 Oct

Wear rate should be lower because it's geared


09:05 31 Oct

LOL yeah right.


11:23 31 Oct

Who's running the sweep on when it dies? I'll have week2 for first pivot bearing replacement and 6months to kill it (assuming you don't get bored of suspension saaping your energy).

Pimpy carbon frame?


11:28 31 Oct

I'll take 1 month for the first pivot, 2 months for a groove to be worn in the frame somewhere by a cable or body part, 6 months for frame failure (broken but (matt-)ridable), 9 months for catastrophic frame failure and crying.

Also, I give the stock brake pads 1/2 a ride before needing replacement and two weeks before the front mech siezes up.


12:53 31 Oct

OK, right

1: I don't care about killing the frame, that's why I'm being sent it.

2: pivots are an issue, but they now have grease ports, so should last forever* (*or a lot longer than old style Santa Cruz frames)

3: yeah energy sap could be an issue, I'll have to see, infact I'll have to check what forks it's coming with, I'd still like a lockout, daft as it sounds

4: Brakes - don't care, they'll probably be SRAM, so won't be on the bike long.

5: front mech.. I'm planning on running 1x9 anyway, so not an issue ;)

6: I'll be covering bits in copter tape, I don't really cable rub bikes, but I guess suspension action could cause some.

7: when it breaks it breaks, it'll be part of a 1-2 with the Niner, so that makes it last twice as long already ;)


13:01 31 Oct

"Pimpy carbon frame" I think it's a raw carbon, it's a test frame, with production links, essentially same as production, possibly slightly less well finished but possibly exactly same as production.


11:34 02 Nov

"infact I'll have to check what forks it's coming with, I'd still like a lockout"
Get a lockout shock too so it'll ride just like your current bike ;-)

Should save on pivot wear too

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