Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon CC 29 - XTR Reserve - Stormbringer Purple - 2020

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Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon CC XTR Reserve -2020

If ever there was a gravity riders’ XC bike, the Tallboy is it.

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 Santa Cruz CC carbon fiber with internal cable routing
  • Rear Travel 120mm
  • Rear Shock FOX FLOAT DPS Factory, Kashima
  • Fork RockShox Pike Ultimate
  • Fork Travel 130mm
  • Head Tube Diameter Tapered
  • Headset Chris King DropSet 3, black
  • Handlebar Santa Cruz Bicycles AM Carbon, 35mm x 760mm
  • Stem Industry Nine A35
  • Grips Santa Cruz Palmdale
  • Brakes Shimano XTR M9120 with Shimano XTR ICE TECH centerlock 180mm rotors
  • Brake Levers Shimano XTR M9120
  • Drivetrain 1x
  • Shifters Shimano XTR M9100 SL, 12-speed, I-Spec
  • Front Derailleur None
  • Rear Derailleur Shimano XTR M9100 SGS, 11/12-speed
  • ISCG Tabs ISCG 05
  • Chainguide None
  • Cranks e*thirteen TRSr, Boost
  • Length: 170mm (XS-M), 175mm (L-XXL)
  • Chainrings 32 tooth
  • Bottom Bracket e*thirteen BSA
  • Pedals None included
  • Chain Shimano XTR 12-speed with QUICK-LINK
  • Cassette Shimano XTR, 12-speed, 10-51 tooth
  • Rims Carbon Santa Cruz Reserve, 27mm internal width
  • Hubs Front: Industry Nine Hydra, 15mm x 110mm, Torque Cap, 28 hole
  • Rear: Industry Nine Hydra, 12mm x 148mm, MICRO SPLINE, 28 hole
  • Spokes DT Swiss Competition Race
  • Tires Front: Maxxis Minion DHF 3C EXO TR, 29" x 2.3"
  • Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II EXO TR, 29" x 2.3"
  • With Stan's NoTubes sealant
  • Saddle WTB Silverado Team
  • Seatpost RockShox Reverb Stealth
  • Seatpost Diameter 31.6mm
  • Seatpost Clamp Standard single bolt
  • Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 12mm x 148mm
  • Max. Tire Size 29"x2.6"
  • Bottle Cage Mounts Yes (2 total)
  • Colors Rocksteady Yellow, Stormbringer Purple
  • Warranty Lifetime
  • Weight 27 lb 8.9 oz (12,500 g)
  • Miscellaneous VPP lower link rear travel
  • Adjustable chainstay length via an axle flip chip
  • Adjustable geometry from Low to High via a shock mount flip chip

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