Santa Cruz Tallboy 29 CC XT Kit
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
- 27.5 Plus-Compatible
- Bottle cage mount
- Flip-Chip on upper link to maintain geometry in 29” and 27.5+ configurations
- Integrated Headset
- 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 Performance Elite
Shock: Fox Float Performance Elite
Front Dérailleur: Shimano XT M8020 Side Swing
Rear Dérailleur: Shimano XT M8000 GS
Shifters: Shimano XT M8000 SL
Chainring Size: 24/34 tooth
Crankset: RaceFace Turbine SL
Bottom Bracket: Included w/ crankset
Cassette: Shimano XT M8000, 11-40t
Chain: Shimano SLX M7000
Brakes: Shimano XT M8000
Brake Rotors: Shimano RT86 Ice Tech; 180mm
Headset: Cane Creek 40, Integrated
Bars: Santa Cruz Carbon Flat Bar; 31.8mm clamp, 750mm (S-M), 780mm (L-XXL)
Stem: RaceFace Turbine Basic
Grips: Santa Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
Front Hub: DT Swiss 350 110x15
Rear Hub: DT Swiss 350 148x12
Rims: RaceFace 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 Team