The Tallboy cuts a whole new swath across the trail bike landscape.
The Santa Cruz Tallboy muddles the line between XC and trail with 110mm of rear wheel travel paired with a 120mm Fox Rhythm 34 fork. Fast-rolling WTB ST i29 29er rims are wrapped in front- and rear-specific Maxxis tires selected to maximize speed and control. The Tallboy climbs almost as well as a straight-up cross-country bike, due in part to the 12 wide-ranging gears from SRAM’s NX Eagle drivetrain. But it shows its true colors when the trail turns downward, where SRAM Level T hydraulic brakes put precise control and reliable power at your fingertips and the brilliantly simple yet effective suspension design keeps you glued to your line without weighing you down. The Tallboy’s short-travel chassis gives it scalpel-like handling while maintaining tremendous trail capability. At first glance, 110mm of travel might seem like it’ll get overwhelmed on technical trails, but 110mm of travel designed and tuned by the experts at Santa Cruz will usher you through some pretty fast, hairy terrain long before waving the white flag, delivering the descending goods for a fraction of the climbing costs.
|Fork||FOX Rhythm 34|
|Headset||Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset|
|Rear Shock||FOX Float Performance DPS|
Front: 110 x 15mm
Rear: 148 x 12mm
|Rims/Wheels||WTB ST i29 TCS 2.0 29" Rims|
|Hubs||SRAM MTH 716/746|
Front: Maxxis Minion 29x2.3 DHF EXO TR
Rear: Maxxis Crossmark II 29X2.25 DC EXO TR
|Crankset||SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB - 170mm (XS-S), 175mm (M-XL)|
|Chain||SRAM NX Eagle|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM NX Eagle|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||SRAM XG1230 Eagle 11-50T|
|Shifters||SRAM NX Eagle|
|Handlebars||Race Face Ride|
|Tape/Grips||Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips|
|Stem||Race Face Ride|
|Brake Levers||SRAM Level T|
|Brakes||SRAM Level T w/Avid Centerline 180mm rotors|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Race Saddle|
|Seat Post||Race Face Aeffect, 31.6|
* Subject to change without notice.