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Looking for a long'ish travel 29er


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Hi People,


My first post here..


I'm on a quest to find a long travel(at least 5inches) trail/all mountain 29er and live in Plumstead, Cape Town. I had my eye initially on a Giant Trance X0 but would prefer a 29er. If I can't find a suitable trail 29er I'll wait and see if Giant release a Trance in a 29 for 2013 which I've heard they most likely will. I'm 6ft 2(188cm) with lanky arms so looking for a XL and my price range is from 30 - 40k.


I did a search around the forum and saw the Santa Cruz Tallboy LT which I really like. Does anyone know what these bikes go for here in SA and who would be the best people to speak to about them in my region ?


Any suggestions would be grateful.


Many thanks.



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@karma that might be a reasonable choice, thanks. Looks a little heavy though, can't seem to find any reviews ?


@splat I saw the pyga yes and read about it but that rear sus is a little too low for my liking as I enjoy the technical stuff I'm worried it will bottom out a lot with my 96kg weight. From what I heard it's quite a stiff ride too but may be mistaken. The fact that it's made locally is quite appealing to me but wish it had more travel on the rear. Thanks.

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I have the 2011 GT 9er Pro - excellent bike. not much heavier than other full sus 29ers.

lovely trail bike. ultra comfortable, wannabe-downhill bike, that takes anything you throw at it.


be happy to give you a ride if you want to.


Edit: Just fly up to Sandton. :-P

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Hmm.. that Cube AMS 29 Race ticks all the right boxes except maybe the 3x10(I prefer a 2x10) but that's not a show stopper. Thanks for the suggestion.

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Hi the Santa Cruz is an awesome options. We can build you quite an awesome bike to your spec required. Give us a call and we can discuss options- Wayne 021-8832444

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