Lots of Santa Cruz complete bikes and frames on sale over at HucknRoll.com.
The 2013 Santa Cruz Tallboy LT Carbon combines the rolling efficiency of 29" wheels with 135mm of VPP travel, all in a super lightweight frame, weighing in at just 5.35 lbs with shock. Santa Cuz put a lot of emphasis on the suspension performance and ride characteristics of their VPP suspension design, with tuneability of shock rates for individual designs, and superb pedaling and bump absorption characteristics. For 2013, they've added a tapered head tube up front and a 142x12mm rear axle out back. A few other nice features are an ISCG05 mount and cable routing for a dropper seatpost.
Like other carbon bikes from Santa Cruz, the Tallboy LT Carbon features their VPP suspension with greaseports that make the ride smoother, quieter, and worry free. The trick grease ports make servicing the rear suspension very easy when the time finally comes. You will also notice a leather seatstay, chainstay, and downtube protector.
DAILY DEAL: Manitou Tower Pro 29 Fork 2011 at JensonUSA
SALE PRICE: $329.99 (40% off $549.99 msrp!!)
The Manitou Tower Pro 29er fork takes over where the Minute and the Drake left off as Manitous 29er fork. With all the adjustments you'll need, you'll never be short of set-up options. It weighs in around 3.74 lbs, feautures a MARS Air spring, 32mm leg diameter, 9mm axle, and Air, Compression to Lockout, and Rebound adjustment.
• See more Manitou forks at JensonUSA.com
Meet Rocky Mountain's new top of the line 650b trail bike... the Altitude 790 MSL. It features their FORM™ C13 Hi Mod Carbon Smoothwall Monocoque frame with ABC™ Pivots, tapered head tube, press fit BB, internal cable routing, ISCG05 Tabs, and Adjustable StraightUp™ Geometry + Suspension Rate. The 150mm of rear wheel travel is handled by a Fox Float Remote Kashima CTD Custom Trail Valved shock, and up front you'll find a Fox 34 Float 150 Kashima FIT CTD 650b fork, also with 150mm of travel. The bike features a SRAM X0 drivetrain and brakes, a mix of Race Face components, DT wheels, and Schwalbe Nobby Nic Folding Tubeless Ready 650b tires.
DAILY DEAL: Niner Jet 9 Frame w/ Rock Shox Sid RL Combo at JensonUSA
SALE PRICE: $1,849.99 (27% off $2,518.00 msrp!!)
The alloy Jet 9 is the perfect weapon for XC racing or epic all day riding. Niner has combined short travel with the rolling efficiency of 29” wheels in order to create a race ready bike for those of us who lack big money sponsorships. Niner’s patented CVA suspension delivers 80mm of fully active travel with superb compliance and damping via a custom-tuned FOX RP23 shock, while its performance geometry strikes a balance between stability and maneuverability. The Jet 9 also comes equipped with a tapered headtube that increases the rigidity and strength of junction between the headtube and downtube, a critical intersection.
The SID RL fork is one of the most famous forks in cross country racing. Featuring a 15mm Maxle Lite axle and Rock Shox’ Black Box carbon crown steerer, the SID RL provides all the stiffness you need at an XC race weight. It provides 100mm of travel and has external rebound adjust, low speed compression to lock, and air pressure spring adjust.
• See more Niner bikes and frames at JensonUSA.com
Looking for the ultimate cross country hardtail? The 2013 Rocky Mountain Vertex 999 RSL 29er should be on your short list. It features Rocky Mountains FORM™ C13 Hi Mod Carbon Smoothwall Monocoque frame, a tapered Head Tube, and Press Fit BB. To smooth out the race course, they spec'd a RockShox SID XX World Cup 29er fork with 100 mm of travel. Components are mostly top-of-the-line SRAM XX, with a mix of Race Face and Cane Creek thrown in. The wheelset is by DT and tires are Continental Race King Race Sport Black Chili 29.
DAILY DEAL: 2012 Diamondback Podium 2 Road Bike at JensonUSA
SALE PRICE: $674.99 (36% off $1,050.00 msrp!!)
Equipped with Shimano Tiagra components and designed with comfort and performance in mind, the Podium 2 is a true road bike that won’t empty your wallet. Diamondback has raised the head tube height slightly to reduce the strain on the rider’s back and improve the overall fit, and have incorporated a stiff BB30 and a longer wheelbase for a more efficient and comfortable ride.
• See more Diamond Back bikes at JensonUSA.com
The 2013 Raleigh 2.0 cyclocross bike features Raleigh's Atomic 13 SL Butted Alloy frame with Integrated Headtube, a Full Alloy Cross fork w/ IS Disc Mounts, Avid BB5 disc brakes, Shimano 105 drivetrain, and various Avenir components. You'll also find Vittoria Cross XG Pro Folding 700cx32c tires on Weinmann DP30 Double Wall rims.
Expect pricing to be around $1500.
More info at Raleigh Bikes.
DAILY DEAL: 2011 Rockshox Revelation XX WC Da Fork at JensonUSA
SALE PRICE: $599.99 (44% off $1,118.00 msrp!!)
This year’s Revelation brings an all-new Dual Position Air spring system to the table, adding approximately 30mm of sag-to-sag, on-the-fly,travel adjustment to this proven lightweight platform. The air spring system with tapered carbon crown and steerer make this light feather lite. The Rockshox Revelation XX World Cup weighs in at just 3.4 lbs! The smooth responsiveness provided by the various Motion Control damping systems, paired with the confidence that comes from ultra-stiff 32mm aluminum upper tubes, Maxle Lite and 150mm travel options, is epic. Even when the trail is hell, this fork is pure heaven.
• See more Rock Shox Forks at JensonUSA.com
The 2013 Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon walks the line between an all-mountain trail bike and gravity shredder. It's designed to go uphill just as well as it goes down. Santa Cruz revamped the Nomad Carbon for 2013 with the addition of a 142 x 12mm rear axle, which compliments the VPP suspension and keeps the rear wheel center over any type of terrain you will throw at it. The beautiful carbon frame has a noticeably different look than its aluminum predecessor. This carbon version is beefed up and smoothed out in all the right places, with substantially fatter chainstays and a 1.5" headtube, dismissing any doubts about whether a carbon all-mountain frame is strong enough.
Like other carbon bikes from Santa Cruz, the Nomad Carbon features their VPP suspension with greaseports that make the ride smoother, quieter, and worry free. The trick grease ports make servicing the rear suspension very easy when the time finally comes. You will also notice an integrated carbon chainwrap that provides extra protection on the chainstays, and a replaceable derailleur hanger just in case!
The new 2013 Cannondale F29 Carbon 3 is Cannondale's least expensive carbon hardtail 29er. Racers and hardtail loyalists have found that the Cannondale F29 series bikes offer the ultimate in 29'er performance. With their ultralight, ultra-stiff frames, SPEED SAVE micro-suspension technology and 29'er Race Geometry, the F29s combine the light weight and agility of 26" wheeled bikes with the relentless momentum of big wheels.
The F29 Carbon 3 frame is made of Ballistec carbon fiber and features a 1.5 SI head tube and BB30 bottom bracket. Cannondale spec'd the bike with their new Lefty PBR 90 29er fork (featuring hybrid needle bearing technology), as well as SRAM X7 / Shimano XT components, and a WTB wheelset with Schawlbe Racing Ralph tires.
Read more over at Cannondale.com.
The 2013 Tallboy Carbon Combines the acclaimed performance and durability of the latest VPP suspension, with a sophisticated carbon fiber chassis and a set of big 29” wheels. For 2013, Santa Cruz revamped the carbon Tallboy with the addition of a 142 x 12mm rear axle, which compliments the VPP suspension and keeps the rear wheel center, hit after hit. Featuring the latest VPP suspension and a sophisticated carbon fiber chassis, the Santa Cruz Tallboy 29" carbon frame is designed to be insanely flex-free and fun handling. The curvaceous carbon fiber frame offers amazing stiffness and strength while keeping a feathery-light weight of 5 lbs. 6 oz. (size Medium). The Tallboy was designed to use a 100-120mm fork, and with 100mm of rear travel, this 29er delivers clean, neutral pedaling without bob or feedback, and plush, bump-eating suspension across the board.
Some of the frames ultra-trick features include:
- VPP suspension with greaseports make the ride smoother, quieter, and worry free in every way possible. The trick grease ports make servicing the rear suspension very easy when the time finally comes. These rear suspension features make the Tallboy carbon frame easy to maintain and very durable. A grease gun and grease is even included with each frame/bike!
- integrated chainwrap to provide extra protection on the chainstays, as well as a replaceable derailleur hanger just in case!
- a patented counter-rotating link design allows flexibility to design and manipulate shock rates for a huge diversity of uses, from razor sharp XC performance to bomber tough and ultra plush 10-inch travel downhill duty.
For riders who seek the ride quality of a Niner carbon suspension bike in a curated package, Niner bikes offers the Jet 9 Carbon. The Jet 9 Carbon has the same geometry and handling charactristics as the top-of-the-line Jet 9 RDO (Race Day Optimized). Whether you're racing or heading into the great unknown, let 100mm of CVA suspension inspire amazing rides and great stories.
The Jet 9 Carbon comes spec'd with a Fox Recon Gold Fork, Fox Float CTD Evolution rear shock, Shimano Deore and SLX components, American Classic wheels, and various Niner branded components.
Looking for the ultimate cross country race bike? The 2013 Rocky Mountain Element 999 RSL 29er just might be the answer. It features Rocky Mountains FORM™ C13 Hi Mod Carbon Smoothwall Monocoque frame, ABC™ Pivots, a Tapered Head Tube, and a Press Fit BB. Up front they spec'd a RockShox SID XX World Cup 29 fork with 100mm travel, Rebound / Remote Hydraulic Lockout, Tapered Carbon Crown and Steerer, and 15mm Axle. Components are mostly SRAM XX, and the wheelset is by DT.
The new 2013 Scalpel Carbon 1 is a sharp-handling, ultralight dual suspension 29er that effortlessly dissects serpentine switchbacks and slashes through long-haul courses. Cannondales ultra precise Lefty fork and responsive 29er Race Geometry blends unstoppable 29er momentum with the quickness and agility of a 26er.
The frame is made of Ballistec Hi-Mod carbon fiber, features 100mm of travel, a zero pivot seatstay, and a 1.5 SI head tube. Cannondale spec'd the bike with their new Lefty Carbon XLR 100 29 fork (featuring hybrid needle bearing technology), as well as SRAM X0 components and a Reynolds Carbon wheelset.
MSRP is $7600.
Read more over at Cannondale.com.
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This past week I did my longest ride of the year, on my new Tallboy Carbon... just over 3 hours, just over 30 miles, and just over 2000 ft of climbing. I basically did 2 1/2 laps of my favorite local trail, and to get some more climbing in, I did a couple climbs of the road that the trail crosses. Needless to say, my legs are toast! The bike is awesome though... was a little worried about doing so much climbing on this bike for fear I would have rather been on one of my hardtails, but this Santa Cruz seems to climb just as efficiently as my Cannondale Flash 2 29er does. And it's sooooo much more comfortable over the rough parts of the trail. The Tallboy Carbon is hands down the best bike I've owned to date, without question! I've always been a hardtail guy, but I have a feeling my Cannondale and Yeti Big Top are going to see less and less trail time. The Tallboy Carbon is that good.