​Winning the Downieville Classic is a coveted accomplishment and Duncan Riffle is no stranger to trying to earn a victory at the infamous NorCal event. They say "third time's a charm" because after two years of flatting, Duncdawg took the win this past season. His weapon of choice? A Santa Cruz Tallboy in 29er mode with SRAM Eagle. Listen to why Duncan chose the 29-inch wheels and learn what makes up his winning set-up.

Bike Details

  • Santa Cruz Tallboy 3, Size XL
  • RockShox Monarch DebonAir with stock Tallboy Medium / Soft tune, 110mm rear travel
  • 130mm RockShox Pike - 10mm longer travel than recommend for Tallboy to slacken the head angle
  • SRAM Eagle XX1 1x12 drivetrain with 36t front ring and 10-50t cassette
  • SRAM Rise 60 carbon wheels 29-inch.
  • 170mm-travel RockShox Reverb seatpost
  • Truvativ Descendant Carbon Bar, 760mm width and Descendant Stem, 50mm length
  • SRAM Level Ultimate Brakes with 180mm front rotor and 160mm rear rotor
  • Maxxis Tires - High Roller 2 2.3-inch front and Ardent Race 2.2-inch rear with EXO sidewalls
  • Crank Brothers Candy 11 pedals

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