Tallboy

Key Features

  • Available in: Aluminum, Carbon C & Carbon CC
  • Wheel size: 29"
  • Front travel: 130mm
  • Rear travel: 120mm
  • Priced from £2999 (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 / Aluminum / 29

Weight

15.06

kg

Price

£

2999

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Price

£2999GBP

Weight

15.06kg / 33.2lbs

Material

Aluminum

Fork

RockShox Recon RL, 130mm, 29/27+

Shock

FOX Float Performance DPS

Rear Derailleur

SRAM SX Eagle 12spd

Shifters

SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

Crankset

SRAM SX Eagle 148 DUB, 32t

Cassette

SRAM CS PG1210 Eagle, 11-50t

Chain

SRAM PC1110, 11spd

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB 68/73mm

Brakes

SRAM Level

Brake Rotors

Avid Centerline 180mm

Headset

Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset

Bars

RaceFace Ride

Stem

RaceFace Ride

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"

Rim Options

Spokes

Sapim Race

Front Tire

Maxxis Minion DHF,  29"x2.3", 3C EXO TR

Rear Tire

Maxxis Minion DHR II  29"x2.3" EXO TR

Tubes

Stan's Sealant

Seat Post

SDG Tellis

Saddle

WTB Silverado Comp

 

Tallboy R / Aluminum / 29

Weight

14.49

kg

Price

£

3599

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Price

£3599GBP

Weight

14.49kg / 31.94lbs

Material

Aluminum

Fork

FOX Rhythm 34, 130mm, 29"

Shock

FOX Float Performance DPS

Rear Derailleur

SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

Shifters

SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

Crankset

SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB, 32t

Cassette

SRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t

Chain

SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB 68/73mm

Brakes

SRAM Guide T

Brake Rotors

Avid Centerline 180mm

Headset

Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset

Bars

RaceFace Ride

Stem

RaceFace Ride

Grips

Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips

Front Hub

SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, 32h

Rear Hub

SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h

Rims

WTB ST i25 TCS 2.0 29"

Rim Options

Spokes

Sapim Race

Front Tire

Maxxis Minion DHF,  29"x2.3", 3C EXO TR

Rear Tire

Maxxis Minion DHR II  29"x2.3" EXO TR

Tubes

Stan's Sealant

Seat Post

SDG Tellis

Saddle

WTB Silverado Race

 

Tallboy R / CARBON C / 29

Weight

13.80

kg

Price

£

4299

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Price

£4299GBP

Weight

13.8kg / 30.42lbs

Material

Carbon C

Fork

FOX Rhythm 34, 130mm, 29"

Shock

FOX Float Performance DPS

Rear Derailleur

SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

Shifters

SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

Crankset

SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB, 32t

Cassette

SRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t

Chain

SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB 68/73mm

Brakes

SRAM Guide T

Brake Rotors

Avid Centerline 180mm

Headset

Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset

Bars

RaceFace Ride

Stem

RaceFace Ride

Grips

Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips

Front Hub

SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, 32h

Rear Hub

SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h

Rims

WTB ST i25 TCS 2.0 29"

Rim Options

Spokes

Sapim Race

Front Tire

Maxxis Minion DHF,  29"x2.3", 3C EXO TR

Rear Tire

Maxxis Minion DHR II  29"x2.3" EXO TR

Tubes

Stan's Sealant

Seat Post

SDG Tellis

Saddle

WTB Silverado Race

 

Tallboy S / CARBON C / 29

Weight

13.36

kg

Price

£

4999

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Price

£4999GBP

Weight

13.8kg / 30.42lbs

Material

Carbon C

Fork

FOX Rhythm 34, 130mm, 29"

Shock

FOX Float Performance DPS

Rear Derailleur

SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

Shifters

SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

Crankset

SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB, 32t

Cassette

SRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t

Chain

SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB 68/73mm

Brakes

SRAM Guide T

Brake Rotors

Avid Centerline 180mm

Headset

Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset

Bars

RaceFace Ride

Stem

RaceFace Ride

Grips

Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips

Front Hub

SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, 32h

Rear Hub

SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h

Rims

WTB ST i25 TCS 2.0 29"

Rim Options

Spokes

Sapim Race

Front Tire

Maxxis Minion DHF,  29"x2.3", 3C EXO TR

Rear Tire

Maxxis Minion DHR II  29"x2.3" EXO TR

Tubes

Stan's Sealant

Seat Post

SDG Tellis

Saddle

WTB Silverado Race

 

Tallboy XT / CARBON C / 29

Weight

13.64

kg

Price

£

5999

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Price

£5999GBP

Weight

13.64kg / 30.06lbs

Material

Carbon C

Fork

FOX 34 Performance Elite, Grip2,  130mm, 29"

Shock

FOX Float Performance Elite DPS

Rear Derailleur

Shimano XT M8100, 12spd

Shifters

Shimano XT M8100, 12spd

Crankset

Shimano XT M8100, 32t

Cassette

Shimano XT M8100, 12spd, 10-51t

Chain

Shimano XT, 12spd

Bottom Bracket

Shimano XT 68/73mm

Brakes

Shimano XT 8120

Brake Rotors

Shimano XT RT-86, Ice Tech, 180mm

Headset

Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated

Bars

Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon Riser

Stem

Burgtec Enduro MK3

Grips

Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips

Front Hub

DT Swiss 350, 15x110, 28h

Rear Hub

DT 350, 12x148, MicroSpline, 28h

Rims

RaceFace AR Offset 27 29"

Rim Options

Santa Cruz Reserve 27 Carbon Rim

Spokes

Sapim Race

Front Tire

Maxxis Minion DHF,  29"x2.3", 3C EXO TR

Rear Tire

Maxxis Minion DHR II  29"x2.3" EXO TR

Tubes

Stan's Sealant

Seat Post

RockShox Reverb Stealth

Saddle

WTB Silverado Team

 

Tallboy X01 / CARBON CC / 29

Weight

12.90

kg

Price

£

6399

View/order

Price

£6399GBP

Weight

12.9kg / 28.44lbs

Material

Carbon CC

Fork

RockShox Pike Ultimate, 130mm,  29"

Shock

FOX Float Factory DPS

Rear Derailleur

SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd

Shifters

SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd

Crankset

SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon 148 DUB, 32t

Cassette

SRAM XG1295 Eagle, 12spd, 10-52t

Chain

SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB 68/73mm

Brakes

SRAM G2 RSC

Brake Rotors

Avid Centerline 180mm

Headset

Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated

Bars

Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon Riser

Stem

Burgtec Enduro MK3

Grips

Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips

Front Hub

DT Swiss 350, 15x110, Torque Cap,  28h

Rear Hub

DT Swiss 350, 12x148, XD, 28h

Rims

RaceFace ARC Offset 27 29"

Rim Options

Santa Cruz Reserve 27 Carbon Rim

Spokes

Sapim Race

Front Tire

Maxxis Minion DHF,  29"x2.3", 3C EXO TR

Rear Tire

Maxxis Minion DHR II  29"x2.3" EXO TR

Tubes

Stan's Sealant

Seat Post

RockShox Reverb Stealth

Saddle

WTB Silverado Team

 

Tallboy XX1 RSV / CARBON CC / 29

Weight

12.76

kg

Price

£

9399

View/order

Price

£9399GBP

Weight

12.76kg / 28.13lbs

Material

Carbon CC

Fork

RockShox Pike Ultimate, 130mm,  29"

Shock

FOX Float Factory DPS

Rear Derailleur

SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS, 12spd

Shifters

SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS, 12spd

Crankset

SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS 148 DUB, 32t

Cassette

SRAM XG1299 Eagle, 12spd, 10-52

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 Integrated

Bars

Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon Riser

Stem

i9 A35

Grips

Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips

Front Hub

i9 Hydra, 15x110, Torque Cap, 28h

Rear Hub

I9 Hydra 12x148 XD 28H

Rims

Reserve 27 29" Carbon

Rim Options

Spokes

Sapim D-light

Front Tire

Maxxis Minion DHF,  29"x2.3", 3C EXO TR

Rear Tire

Maxxis Minion DHR II  29"x2.3" EXO TR

Tubes

Stan's Sealant

Seat Post

RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6

Saddle

WTB Silverado Team

 

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