Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon R-Kit -2020

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Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon R-Kit -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? Knowing your answer, we 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.


Features

  • Frame Carbon C
  • Fork Fox Rhythm 34 130mm 29"
  • Headset Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset
  • Rear Shock FOX Float Performance DPS
  • Axles Front: 15x110mm
  • Rear: 12x148mm
  • Rims/Wheels WTB ST i25 TCS 2.0 29"
  • Hubs Front: SRAM MTH 716, Torque Cap, 32h
  • Rear: SRAM MTH 746, 32h
  • Spokes DT Competition (32)
  • Tires Front: Maxxis Minion DHF 29x2.3" EXO TR
  • Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR2 29x2.3"EXO TR
  • Crankset SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB
  • Chainrings 32T
  • Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB
  • Chain SRAM NX Eagle
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM NX Eagle
  • Cassette/Rear Cogs SRAM PG1230 11-50T
  • Shifters SRAM NX Eagle
  • Handlebars Race Face Ride 35x760mm
  • Tape/Grips Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
  • Stem Race Face Ride 50mm
  • Brakes SRAM Guide T
  • Saddle WTB Silverado Race Saddle
  • Seat Post Race Face Aeffect, 31.6mm


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