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 XL (no XXL in aluminum).
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 alloy version of the Tallboy includes all the features you'll find on our C and CC-level carbon frames, but in an attractive, strong, aluminum package. It's also available in sizes Small through XL, but there is an XXL size offered in the carbon fiber models.
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
Removable front derailleur mount for maximum drivetrain compatibility
Sizes: XXL carbon-only
Threaded Bottom Bracket
Frame Material: Aluminum Fork: RockShox Sektor Silver RL 130 Shock: Fox Float Performance Rear Dérailleur: SRAM NX Shifters: SRAM NX Chainring Size: 30 Tooth Crankset: RaceFace Aeffect Bottom Bracket: Included w/ crankset Cassette: SRAM PG1130; 11-42t Chain: SRAM PC1110 Brakes: SRAM Level Brake RotorsAvid Centerline; 180mm HeadsetCane Creek 10 Series; integrated BarsRace Face Ride Lo-Rise; 760mm; 35mm clamp Stem: Race Face Ride, 35mm clamp Grips: Santa Cruz Palmdale Lock-on Front Hub: Novatec D711; Torque Cap; 15x110mm Rear Hub: Novatec D712; 12x148mm Rims: Race Face AR 40 Spokes: DT Swiss Champion Front Tire: Maxxis Rekon EXO 3C, Tubeless Ready, 27.5x2.8 Rear Tire: Maxxis Rekon Exo; 27.5x2.8 Tubes: Stans Sealant Seat Post: Race Face Ride 31.6x400mm Saddle: WTB Volt Sport
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