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 CC-level carbon frame is every bit as stiff and strong as our C-level frames, but weighs about 280 grams less, due to the use of some lighter, stronger, and more expensive carbon fiber. Using this material in key places allowed us to use less material overall, which is what shaves off more than half a pound from the frame.
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 CC Fork: Fox 34 Float 29 Factory Kashima Shock: Fox Float Factory Rear Dérailleur: SRAM XX1 Eagle Shifters: SRAM XX1 Eagle Chainring Size: 30 Tooth Crankset: SRAM XX1 Eagle Bottom Bracket: Included w/ crankset Cassette: SRAM XG1295; 10-50t Chain: SRAM XX1 Eagle Powerlock Brakes: SRAM Level Ultimate Brake Rotors: Avid Centerline; 180mm Headset: Cane Creek 110, Integrated Bars: Santa Cruz Carbon Flat Bar; 31.8mm clamp, 750mm (S-M), 780mm (L-XXL) Stem: Easton Haven Aluminum 31.8mm clamp Grips: Santa Cruz Palmdale Lock-on Front Hub: Industry Nine Torch 110x15 Rear Hub: Industry Nine Torch 148x12 Rims: Race Face ARC 24; 28h Spokes: DT Swiss Competition Double-Butted Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHF Exo 3c; 29x2.3 Rear Tire: Maxxis Ardent Race Exo; 29x2.35 Tubes: Stans Sealant Seat Post: Rock Shox Reverb Stealth; 31.6x 125mm (S), 150mm(M-XL), 170mm (XXL) Saddle: WTB Silverado SLT
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