Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon 29 - R Kit - Ivory - 2021

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Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon Bike - R-Kit - 2021

The new 120mm Tallboy takes a leap further into what short-travel bikes really are capable of. With kick-ass lower-link VPP suspension, a streamlined design, the typical Santa Cruz refinement, and rather radical geometry, the Tallboy is back to being a genre bending folk hero.

Sure, 10mm more travel might only seem like one small step—but coupled with a lower link-driven VPP suspension design this is one giant leap for the Tallboy.

It’s the kind of bike that makes you sprint while going up, along, over, or down due to the maximum efficiency of the VPP design and responsive, lightweight chassis. But because it shares the same engineering principles as our longest travel bikes, the progressive lower link-mounted shock feels equally at home doing cross-country as it does in extreme-country. Paired with a 130mm fork the new Tallboy becomes ever more appealing to riders who like to open it up.

And the geometry, that's a big part of what's going on...

Established theory suggests shorter travel bikes get ridden slower, therefore require steeper and more conservative geometries. In reality though, when was the last time you ever throttled back on a fun trail because you weren’t on a bigger bike? Caution to the wind and all that. So we’ve done the same here and mimicked our longer travel geometry to create a bike with a 65.5-degree head-angle, generous front center, and short offset fork. Something rarely seen on a bike of this ilk.

And the radical thinking doesn’t stop there. The Tallboy’s short-short 430mm chainstays have +/- 10mm of rear axle adjustment to ensure riders of all sizes and styles feel equally at home. Match that to a relatively low BB (335mm and 37.5mm drop) and you’ve got a combo that’s ready to haul into every pocket turn and launch out the other side.

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  • Frame Material Carbon Fiber
  • Frame Material Details Carbon C, molded chainstay and down tube protection
  • Rear Travel 120mm
  • Rear Shock FOX FLOAT DPS Performance, 190mm x 45mm
  • Fork FOX FLOAT 34 Rhythm
  • Fork Travel 130mm
  • Head Tube Diameter Tapered, 1.125" top, 1.5" bottom
  • Headset Cane Creek 10 IS integrated, IS41 upper, IS52 lower
  • Handlebar Race Face Ride
  • Stem Race Face Ride, 40mm length (XS), 50mm length (SM-XXL)
  • Grips Santa Cruz Palmdale
  • Brakes SRAM Guide T, 4-piston, Avid CenterLine 180mm rotors
  • Brake Levers SRAM Guide T
  • Drivetrain 1x
  • Shifters SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
  • Front Derailleur N/A
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
  • ISCG Tabs ISCG05
  • Chainguide N/A
  • Cranks SRAM NX Eagle DUB
  • Length: 165mm (XS), 170mm (SM/MD), 175mm (LG/XL/XXL)
  • Chainrings SRAM NX Eagle, 32 tooth
  • Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB, 73mm threaded
  • Pedals N/A
  • Chain SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
  • Cassette SRAM NX Eagle PG-1230, 12-speed, 11-50 tooth
  • Rims WTB ST i25 TCS 2.0, 32 hole
  • Hubs Front: SRAM MTH 716, 32 hole, 110x15mm Boost
  • Rear: SRAM MTH 746, 32 hole, 148x12mm Boost, HG driver
  • Spokes Sapim Race
  • Tires Front: Maxxis Minion DHF, 3C, EXO, TR, 29" x 2.3"
  • Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II, EXO, TR, 29" x 2.3"
  • Saddle WTB Silverado Race
  • Seatpost SDB Tellis dropper
  • Drop: 100mm (XS), 125mm (SM), 150mm (MD), 170mm (LG/XL/XXL)
  • Seatpost Diameter 31.6mm
  • Seatpost Clamp Single bolt, 36.4mm
  • Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 148x12mm Boost
  • Max. Tire Size 29" x 2.6" (with rear dropout flip chip in long setting)
  • Bottle Cage Mounts One inside front triangle plus one under down tube
  • Colors Ivory and Gypsum, Glossy Black and Gypsum
  • Warranty Lifetime frame and bearings
  • Weight 30 lb 6.8 oz (13,800 g)
  • Lower Link VPP suspension
  • Geometry adjustable via flip chip in lower link shock mount
  • Chainstay length adjustable (+10mm) via flip chip at rear axle
  • Internal cable routing
  • Includes shock fender
  • Includes Stan's NoTubes tire sealant
  • Includes second rear brake caliper mounting bracket and two derailleur hangers for compatibility with both chainstay flip chip settings

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