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 XXL.
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 CC-level carbon frame is every bit as stiff and strong as our C-level frames, but weighs about 280 grams less, due to the use of some lighter, stronger, and more expensive carbon fiber. Using this material in key places allowed us to use less material overall, which is what shaves off more than half a pound from the frame.
|Frame||Santa Cruz Tallboy CC, 110mm travel, 148 x 12mm thru-axle|
|Fork||Fox 34 Float 29 Factory Kashima, 120mm travel, Boost 110 x 15mm axle|
|Headset||Cane Creek 110, Integrated|
|Rear Shock||Fox Float Factory Kashima|
|Rims/Wheels||Raceface ARC 24|
|Hubs||Industry Nine Torch 110/148|
|Tires||Maxxis; Front: Minion DHF Exo 3c; 29x2.3; Rear: Ardent Race Exo; 29x2.35|
|Crankset||SRAM XX1 Eagle Carbon|
|Chain||SRAM XX1 Eagle Powerlock|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM XX1 Eagle|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM XG1295; 10-50t|
|Shifters||Sram XX1 Eagle|
|Handlebars||Santa Cruz Carbon Flat Bar, 31.8mm clamp, 780mm|
|Tape/Grips||Santa Cruz Palmdale Lock-on|
|Stem||Easton Haven Aluminum|
|Brake Levers||SRAM Level Ultimate|
|Brakes||SRAM Level Ultimate w/Avid Centerline rotors, 180mm|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado SLT|
|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 / Easton ARC 24 w/DT Swiss 350||58-16126-032-2-539-653501|
|Gloss Yellow/Emerald / Small / ENVE m60/40 w/Industry Nine Torch||58-16126-032-2-539-653502|
|Gloss Yellow/Emerald / Medium / Easton ARC 24 w/DT Swiss 350||58-16126-032-3-539-653501|
|Gloss Yellow/Emerald / Medium / ENVE m60/40 w/Industry Nine Torch||58-16126-032-3-539-653502|
|Gloss Yellow/Emerald / Large / Easton ARC 24 w/DT Swiss 350||58-16126-032-4-539-653501|
|Gloss Yellow/Emerald / Large / ENVE m60/40 w/Industry Nine Torch||58-16126-032-4-539-653502|
|Gloss Yellow/Emerald / X-Large / Easton ARC 24 w/DT Swiss 350||58-16126-032-5-539-653501|
|Gloss Yellow/Emerald / X-Large / ENVE m60/40 w/Industry Nine Torch||58-16126-032-5-539-653502|
|Gloss Yellow/Emerald / XX-Large / Easton ARC 24 w/DT Swiss 350||58-16126-032-6-539-653501|
|Gloss Yellow/Emerald / XX-Large / ENVE m60/40 w/Industry Nine Torch||58-16126-032-6-539-653502|
|Matte Grey/Rust / Small / Easton ARC 24 w/DT Swiss 350||58-16126-032-2-540-653501|
|Matte Grey/Rust / Small / ENVE m60/40 w/Industry Nine Torch||58-16126-032-2-540-653502|
|Matte Grey/Rust / Medium / Easton ARC 24 w/DT Swiss 350||58-16126-032-3-540-653501|
|Matte Grey/Rust / Medium / ENVE m60/40 w/Industry Nine Torch||58-16126-032-3-540-653502|
|Matte Grey/Rust / Large / Easton ARC 24 w/DT Swiss 350||58-16126-032-4-540-653501|
|Matte Grey/Rust / Large / ENVE m60/40 w/Industry Nine Torch||58-16126-032-4-540-653502|
|Matte Grey/Rust / X-Large / Easton ARC 24 w/DT Swiss 350||58-16126-032-5-540-653501|
|Matte Grey/Rust / X-Large / ENVE m60/40 w/Industry Nine Torch||58-16126-032-5-540-653502|
|Matte Grey/Rust / XX-Large / Easton ARC 24 w/DT Swiss 350||58-16126-032-6-540-653501|
|Matte Grey/Rust / XX-Large / ENVE m60/40 w/Industry Nine Torch||58-16126-032-6-540-653502|