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.
|Frame||Santa Cruz Tallboy CC, 110mm travel, 148 x 12mm thru-axle|
|Fork||Fox 34 Float 29 Performance Elite, 130mm travel, Boost 110 x 15mm axle|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 series tapered, cartridge bearing|
|Rear Shock||Fox Float Performance Elite|
|Rims/Wheels||Raceface ARC 40|
|Hubs||DT Swiss 350, 110/148|
|Spokes||DT Swiss Competition Double-Butted|
|Tires||Front: Maxxis Rekon EXO 3C 27.5x2.8; Rear:Maxxis Rekon EXO 27.5x2.8|
|Crankset||SRAM XO1 Eagle Carbon|
|Chain||SRAM X01 Eagle Powerlock|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X01 Eagle|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM XG1295; 10-50t|
|Shifters||Sram X01 Eagle|
|Handlebars||Santa Cruz Carbon Flat Bar, 31.8mm clamp, 780mm|
|Tape/Grips||Santa Cruz Palmdale Lock-on|
|Stem||Raceface Turbine Basic|
|Brake Levers||SRAM Level TLM|
|Brakes||SRAM Level TLM w/Avid Centerline rotors, 180mm|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Team|
|Seat Post||Rockshox Reverb Stealth, 150mm travel (125mm travel on size small)|
|Accessories & Extras||Includes Stan's NoTubes sealant for tires|
* Subject to change without notice.
|Option||Manufacturer's Part Number|
|Gloss Yellow/Emerald / Small||58-16126-031-2-539-663701|
|Gloss Yellow/Emerald / Medium||58-16126-031-3-539-663701|
|Gloss Yellow/Emerald / Large||58-16126-031-4-539-663701|
|Gloss Yellow/Emerald / X-Large||58-16126-031-5-539-663701|
|Gloss Yellow/Emerald / XX-Large||58-16126-031-6-539-663701|
|Matte Grey/Rust / Small||58-16126-031-2-540-663701|
|Matte Grey/Rust / Medium||58-16126-031-3-540-663701|
|Matte Grey/Rust / Large||58-16126-031-4-540-663701|
|Matte Grey/Rust / X-Large||58-16126-031-5-540-663701|
|Matte Grey/Rust / XX-Large||58-16126-031-6-540-663701|