In this video I had the opportunity to ride the Santa Cruz Tallboy and the S010. It was my first time riding a 27.5+ bike. That was really impressive. I can understand why a few months back a few bike shop employees were ranting and raving about them. We rented the bikes at Acme Bikes in San Rafael for $100 each. The guys at the shop were nice and gave us some parking advice, a trail map, and even stayed open a little late since we ended up running a little behind.
I'm just a guy in Northern California that loves riding bikes. Most of my time is spent on a mountain bike. I also own a single speed for around town and commuting. Last but not least I own a cross bike. I couldn't bring myself to buy a road bike just so I could do long road rides that had more climbing than I could handle on the SS. That was my compromise. I'm originally from Pennsylvania and have that blunt east coast attitude. Some people love it, some people hate it. Either way I wake up in the morning.