Tallboy

Key Features

  • Available in: Aluminum, Carbon C & Carbon CC
  • Wheel size: 29"
  • Front travel: 130mm
  • Rear travel: 120mm
  • Priced from £2899 (MSRP)

Tallboy

120mm | 29"

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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.

The technical info

We get it, you want to know every configuration, the geometry, and all the parts each of those comes with. So we've got you covered, below are PDFs with the geometry and kits that this bike comes in.

Configuration options

Tallboy D / Aluminium / 29

Weight

14.73

kg

Price

£

2899

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Price

£2899GBP

Weight

14.73kg / 32.48lbs

Material

Aluminum

Fork

RockShox Recon RL 130

Shock

FOX Float Performance DPS

Rear Derailleur

SRAM SX Eagle 12spd

Shifters

SRAM SX Eagle

Crankset

SRAM SX Eagle 148 DUB, 32t - 165mm  (XS), 170mm (S-M), 175mm (L-XXL)

Cassette

SRAM CS PG1210 Eagle, 11-50t

Chain

SRAM CN SX Eagle 12spd

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

Brakes

SRAM Level

Brake Rotors

Avid Centerline 180mm

Headset

Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset

Bars

Race Face Ride 35x760 bar

Stem

Race Face Ride 50mm

Grips

Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips

Front Hub

SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap,  32h

Rear Hub

SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h

Rims

WTB ST i25 TCS 2.0 29" Rims

Rim Options

Spokes

DT Competition (32)

Front Tire

Maxxis Minion DHF  29"x2.3" EXO TR

Rear Tire

Maxxis Minion DHR2 29x2.3 EXO TR

Tubes

Stans Sealant 2oz

Seat Post

Race Face Ride, 31.6 400mm

Saddle

WTB Silverado Comp

 

Tallboy R / Carbon C / 29

Weight

13.83

kg

Price

£

4199

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Price

£4199GBP

Weight

13.83kg / 30.48lbs

Material

Carbon C

Fork

Fox Rhythm 34 130mm 29"

Shock

FOX Float Performance DPS

Rear Derailleur

SRAM NX Eagle

Shifters

SRAM NX Eagle

Crankset

SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB, 32t - 165  (XS), 170mm (S-M), 175mm (L-XXL)

Cassette

SRAM PG1230 11-50t

Chain

SRAM NX Eagle

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

Brakes

SRAM Guide T

Brake Rotors

Avid Centerline 180mm

Headset

Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset

Bars

Race Face Ride 35x760 bar

Stem

Race Face Ride 50mm

Grips

Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips

Front Hub

SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap,  32h

Rear Hub

SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h

Rims

WTB ST i25 TCS 2.0 29" Rims

Rim Options

Spokes

DT Competition (32)

Front Tire

Maxxis Minion DHF  29"x2.3" EXO TR

Rear Tire

Maxxis Minion DHR2 29x2.3 EXO TR

Tubes

Stans Sealant 2oz

Seat Post

Race Face Aeffect, 31.6

Saddle

WTB Silverado Race Saddle

 

Tallboy S / Carbon C / 29

Weight

13.45

kg

Price

£

4999

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Price

£4999GBP

Weight

13.45kg / 29.66lbs

Material

Carbon C

Fork

FOX 34 Float Performance 130mm  29"

Shock

FOX Float Performance DPS

Rear Derailleur

SRAM GX Eagle

Shifters

SRAM GX Eagle

Crankset

SRAM Stylo 7k 148 DUB, 32t - 165mm  (XS), 170mm (S-M), 175mm (L-XXL)

Cassette

SRAM XG1275 Eagle 10-50T

Chain

SRAM GX Eagle 12 SPD

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

Brakes

SRAM Guide R

Brake Rotors

Avid Centerline 180mm

Headset

Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset

Bars

Race Face Ride 35x760 bar

Stem

Race Face Aeffect R 50mm

Grips

Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips

Front Hub

DT 370 15x110 32H (28H w/Reserve  upgrade)

Rear Hub

DT 370 12x148 32H (28H w/Reserve  upgrade)

Rims

Race Face AR Offset 27 29"  Rims

Rim Options

Santa Cruz Reserve 27 Carbon Rim

Spokes

DT Competition (28)

Front Tire

Maxxis Minion DHF  29"x2.3" 3C EXO TR

Rear Tire

Maxxis Minion DHR2 29x2.3 EXO TR

Tubes

Stans Sealant 2oz

Seat Post

RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6

Saddle

WTB Silverado Pro

 

Tallboy X01 / Carbon CC / 29

Weight

12.69

kg

Price

£

6199

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Price

£6199GBP

Weight

12.69kg / 27.97lbs

Material

Carbon CC

Fork

RockShox Pike Select+ 130mm  29"

Shock

FOX Float Performance Elite DPS

Rear Derailleur

SRAM X01 Eagle

Shifters

SRAM X01 Eagle

Crankset

SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon 148 DUB, 32t -  165 (XS) 170mm (S-M), 175mm (L-XXL)

Cassette

SRAM XG1295 Eagle 10-50T

Chain

SRAM X01 Eagle 12 SPD

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

Brakes

SRAM G2 RSC

Brake Rotors

Avid Centerline 180mm

Headset

Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset

Bars

Santa Cruz Bicycles AM Carbon Bar  35x760

Stem

Race Face Aeffect R 50mm

Grips

Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips

Front Hub

DT 350 15x110 28H Torque Cap

Rear Hub

DT 350 148x12 28h XD

Rims

Race Face ARC Offset 27 29"  Rims

Rim Options

Santa Cruz Reserve 27 Carbon Rim

Spokes

DT Competition Race (28)

Front Tire

Maxxis Minion DHF  29"x2.3" 3C EXO TR

Rear Tire

Maxxis Minion DHR2 29x2.3 EXO TR

Tubes

Stans Sealant 2oz

Seat Post

RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6

Saddle

WTB Silverado Team Saddle

 

Tallboy XTR Reserve / Carbon CC / 29

Weight

12.50

kg

Price

£

8399

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Price

£8399GBP

Weight

12.5kg / 27.55lbs

Material

Carbon CC

Fork

RockShox Pike Ultimate 130mm  29"

Shock

FOX Float Factory DPS Kashima

Rear Derailleur

Shimano XTR M9100 SGS, 11/12spd

Shifters

Shimano XTR M9100 SL, 12spd, I-Spec

Crankset

E13 TRSr, 32T, Boost, 170mm (XS-M),  175mm (L-XXL)

Cassette

Shimano XTR, 12spd, 10-51

Chain

Shimano XTR, 12spd, w/Quick Link

Bottom Bracket

E13 BSA BB

Brakes

Shimano XTR M9120

Brake Rotors

Shimano XTR Ice. Tech Rotors,  Centerlock, 180mm

Headset

Chris King DropSet 3 Black

Bars

Santa Cruz Bicycles AM Carbon Bar  35x760

Stem

i9 A35

Grips

Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips

Front Hub

i9 Hydra, 15x110, Torque Cap,  Centerlock, 28h

Rear Hub

i9 Hydra, 12x148, MicroSpline,  Centerlock, 28h

Rims

Santa Cruz Reserve 27 29"  Carbon Rims

Rim Options

Spokes

DT Competition Race (28)

Front Tire

Maxxis Minion DHF  29"x2.3" 3C EXO TR

Rear Tire

Maxxis Minion DHR2 29x2.3 EXO TR

Tubes

Stans Sealant 2oz

Seat Post

RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6

Saddle

WTB Silverado Team Saddle

 

Tallboy XX1 AXS Reserve / Carbon CC / 29

Weight

12.57

kg

Price

£

9299

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Price

£9299GBP

Weight

12.57kg / 27.71lbs

Material

Carbon CC

Fork

RockShox Pike Ultimate 130mm  29"

Shock

FOX Float Factory DPS Kashima

Rear Derailleur

SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS 12spd

Shifters

SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS 12spd

Crankset

SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS 148 DUB, 32t -  165mm (XS), 170mm (S-M), 175mm (L-XXL)

Cassette

SRAM XG1299 Eagle Rainbow 12spd  10-50t

Chain

SRAM XX1 Eagle 12spd

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

Brakes

SRAM G2 Ultimate

Brake Rotors

Avid Centerline 180mm

Headset

Chris King DropSet 3 Black

Bars

Santa Cruz Bicycles AM Carbon Bar  35x760

Stem

i9 A35

Grips

Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips

Front Hub

i9 Hydra, 15x110, Torque Cap, 28h

Rear Hub

i9 Hydra, 12x148, XD, 28h

Rims

Santa Cruz Reserve 27 29"  Carbon Rims

Rim Options

Spokes

DT Competition Race (28)

Front Tire

Maxxis Minion DHF  29"x2.3" 3C EXO TR

Rear Tire

Maxxis Minion DHR2 29x2.3 EXO TR

Tubes

Stans Sealant 2oz

Seat Post

RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6

Saddle

WTB Silverado Team Saddle

 

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