The Tallboy cuts a whole new swath across the trail bike landscape.
As a 27+ bike it revels in the severe. In desert-dry conditions the wider tires float above the dust and find oases of grip where standard tires flounder. And when the monsoon comes, lower tire pressures pull the Tallboy through the slickest of root sections like a Defender on diff-lock.
In its 29-inch form, the Tallboy’s renowned rowdy streak comes to the fore. Happy at full gas, up or down hill, the speed and agility of the 29 configuration will have you bagging on e-bikes at every turn.
A 68 degree head angle and 110mm of VPP travel distills the original Tallboy’s playful character into something all the more mischievous. Longer reach and shorter chainstays fuel that personality, and bring the Tallboy bang up to date with the rest of the Santa Cruz range.
A flip chip on the upper link, combined with either a 130mm fork (for 27+) or 120mm fork (for 29-inch), ensures geometry remains consistent across a vast range of build kits and sizes, from S to XXL.
The versatile trail bike of choice for rapid riders like Greg Minnaar—the Tallboy is for those who don’t roll with the pack.
This C-level carbon frame uses a slightly heavier, less-expensive grade of carbon fiber to achieve the same strength, stiffness, and durability you'll find in the CC-level frames, but we use a bit more of the material to achieve it. Real world result? A 280 gram increase in frame weight.
110mm VPP™ Suspension
120mm fork for 29" kits/130mm fork for 27.5+ configurations
148mm Rear Axle Spacing
Bottle cage mount
Flip-Chip on upper link to maintain geometry in 29” and 27.5+ configurations
Internal carbon tubes ensure precise and hassle-free routing of derailleur and seat post cables
Removable front derailleur mount for maximum drivetrain compatibility
Sizes: XXL carbon-only
Threaded Bottom Bracket
Frame Material: Carbon C Fork: FOX Rhythm 120 Shock: Fox Float Performance Front Dérailleur: Shimano SLX M7000; Direct Mount Rear Dérailleur: Shimano SLX M7000 Shadow+ Shifters: Shimano SLX M7000 SL Chainring Size: 26/36 tooth Crankset: Shimano SLX M7000 Bottom Bracket: Included w/ crankset Cassette: Shimano SLX M7000 Chain: Shimano SLX M7000 Brakes: SRAM Level T Brake Rotors: Avid Centerline; 180mm Headset: Cane Creek 10 Series; integrated Bars: RaceFace Ride Lo-Rise; 760mm; 35mm clamp Stem: Race Face Ride, 35mm clamp Grips: Santa Cruz Palmdale Lock-on Front Hub: Novatec D711; 15x110mm Rear Hub: Novatec D712; 12x148mm Rims: WTB STP i23 TCS; 32h Spokes: DT Swiss Champion Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHF Exo 3c; 29x2.3 Rear Tire: Maxxis Crossmark 2 DC EXO TR; 29x2.25 Tubes: Stans Sealant Seat Post: Race Face Ride 31.6x400mm Saddle: WTB Volt Race
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