Video: Luca Shaw Rides the New Santa Cruz Tallboy

Aug 19, 2019 at 17:47
by Sarah Moore  


If Luca Shaw were to ride an XC World Cup, this is how he would do it.


76 Comments

  • 45 0
 Great advertisement. And I hate advertisements.
  • 13 1
 bike ads are the new car ads
  • 42 5
 So being Jolanda´s boyfriend makes him the Syndicate´s XC racer?
Looking forward to the downhill counterpart...
  • 19 0
 judging by today's XC courses i'm fairly certain any one of them would just leave me for dead on a DH rig..
  • 1 19
flag Scottybike36 (Aug 20, 2019 at 6:41) (Below Threshold)
 I reckon Jolanda contributed significantly in that clip, enough for Trek to take Santa Cruz to court ;-)
  • 5 32
flag thebroom (Aug 20, 2019 at 8:43) (Below Threshold)
 Good ad, but: should Luca be worried that he is starting to be known as Jolanda's boyfriend instead of Luca Shaw the Downhill racer. After his crash (he hit his head early this year during training), his season hasn't been as good as last year. Furthermore, Greg and Loris have been pretty consistent this year.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B1RM741o2XL/
  • 2 0
 I thought it was weird earlier this year that Jolanda came and raced DH at Windrock, makes since now.
  • 19 3
 I thought XC bikes were supposed to be 'serious' and boring ... i quite like the look of this
  • 17 2
 This isn't an XC bike... This is a trail bike.
  • 3 8
flag joose (Aug 20, 2019 at 12:41) (Below Threshold)
 @billreilly: are your sure?
  • 2 10
flag He-Who-Rides (Aug 20, 2019 at 12:43) (Below Threshold)
 @billreilly: Santa Cruz themselves have literally marketed it as "The Downhiller's XC bike" and with 120mm Travel, it's an XC bike Smile
  • 5 0
 @billreilly: Trail bikes are the new XC bikes. Or vice-versa. I don't know anymore.
  • 7 0
 @joose: Yes, I'm sure... It's not an XC bike... It's way too heavy (13+ kilos), way too slack and has a trail fork (Fox 34 or RockShox Pike 130mm)... It isn't an XC bike!
  • 4 0
 im working on my sarcasm, thought I was laying a bit on but I’ll keep working on it.
  • 2 0
 Härzig :-)
  • 6 0
 Holy crap! I'm a horrible person. Just good that I'm not one of his close friends because I'd be printing those pics & having them trackside. I'm not saying @jackiericecakes should it but....
  • 2 0
 Search on google images (if you are that kind of person): Jolanda Neff "The Red Bulletin"
  • 2 0
 @xtc: you mean a person like you? or ummm....
  • 3 0
 KitschLevel over8000!
  • 2 0
 @bizutch: probably, but definitely a person like me...ps. Jolanda, marry me
  • 1 0
 This could be an article from way back in the 80s...
  • 2 0
 @seidla: Seems we may have more than a single Denim Destroyer
  • 1 0
 @xtc: Lauren Reynolds BMX you're welcome.
  • 11 0
 It should say....DH bike for weight weenies!
  • 7 0
 i was waiting until they used the Jolanda angle being XC- very clever , nice vid .
  • 10 0
 I thought for sure it would lead up to him being there just in time to see Jolanda racing at the end, like he wasn't sleeping all day.
  • 1 0
 @Clarkeh: I was hoping for that as well...
  • 8 0
 Video is all ready down due to copyright claim before I got to see it ????
  • 2 0
 was it because of the music? i think a whole new pinkbike forum should be devoted to when and where to use what music uploaded to which platform. it is amazing that such a high profile riders video became "unavailable." didn't they know it was the syndicate? jeez.
  • 6 0
 Video is currently unavailable. What happened???
  • 1 1
 was it originally on youtube? their AI bots quickly track you down. the vimeo and direct pb uploads seem to stay unscathed... i always figured if you are a prominent SC syndicate rider, there must be some higher ups that clear it with the higher ups before upload, but ironically it was not the case with this one.
  • 6 1
 Takin' someone's pastry...not cool man.
  • 3 1
 1:00 hahahaha! At least it is fun to watch. Well done SC. The bike it is just like any other SC,from 10 meters away they are all the same.
  • 5 0
 Except for the 5010 Wink that still has a high mounted shock

I guess they've found a configuration they're happy with for Enduro, Trail and XC so why not use it across the rest of the range
  • 3 0
 @He-Who-Rides: the Blur is also a high mounted shock. But they’re the only two models that didn’t get it with the recent update.
  • 4 1
 @rcmalinchak: ah yes i forgot the Blur! I can't imagine the 5010 will ever go this way though, it takes away that initial 'snap' when you got on the pedals
  • 5 0
 @He-Who-Rides: I hope they don’t change it, that’s exactly why I love my 5010.
  • 4 0
 @rcmalinchak: Same here! I tried a 5010 back-to-back with a Bronson but went with the playfulness and pop that the 5010 delivers. Totally get why the low slung shock is good for racing and comfort though!
  • 3 1
 @He-Who-Rides: Excited for my lower link VPP Blur...
  • 3 0
 "XC bike for downhillers" was how the old Blur XC carbon was marketed, I believe.
  • 2 1
 Evil did it a while ago with the Following, and Uprising before that. Main message isn't new, but the video is sweet.
  • 6 2
 By 2025 will all Santa Cruz bikes have converged into one model?
  • 10 0
 The MegaHighNomadBoy? Isn't he riding for Cannondale now?
  • 5 2
 I thought it was compulsory to wear lycra on an XC bike?
  • 9 0
 Nah, that's only the Pinkbike story. Real world is different.
  • 3 0
 @AD4M: Only if you buy it drinks and take it dancing
  • 4 1
 This bike is not an XC bike.
  • 2 0
 @billreilly: are you sure?!...
  • 4 0
 great video work
  • 5 1
 JOLANDAAAA!!!!
  • 4 0
 Smuggler
  • 1 0
 Dare I say, slacker than.
  • 5 2
 most downhillers cant afford a second bike, we pedal that DH around he XC
  • 1 0
 For a second I thought he was racing to the feed zone to give Jolanda a hand up...
  • 2 0
 funny, nice looking rig too.
  • 3 0
 I like this. A lot.
  • 3 0
 liked this a lot!
  • 2 0
 What was the background music? Was anyone else listening to it?
  • 1 0
 It's Moi je Joue by Brigitte Bardot
  • 2 0
 The video was taken down due to copyright issues Frown
  • 3 1
 More, we need more.
  • 1 0
 Dang, no Pisgah destruction.
  • 1 0
 That vid’s fun is half from the music
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