2018 Santa Cruz Tallboy C S is a beautiful bike! I got it in early December and was anxiously awaiting for it to arrive. It arrived in late December. A local bike shop in Boise put it together for me. It looked really nice. I took it for a couple rides on a Greenway and finally made it to a local trail in the beginning of January. I loved the comfort of the bike. I really enjoyed the scenery and the freedom to go and explore the mountains. I loved the that I didn't have to share the road with cars. However, after riding road bikes for almost 6 years, this bike felt a little unstable. I felt like I don't have a lot of control with the handlebars. It maybe the geometry or just the fact that I am used to road bikes. I also didn't like the singletrack and rock gardens. Climbing felt kind of weird, especially when I had to share a narrow trail with bunch of people, dogs and cyclists. I know a lot of people who are obsessed with mountain biking. M
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