Tallboy

Key Features

  • Available in: Carbon C & Carbon CC
  • Wheel size: 29"
  • Front travel: 130mm
  • Rear travel: 120mm
  • Priced from £4799 (MSRP)

Tallboy

120mm | 29"

No items found.

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. All the most up to date information is available directly from Santa Cruz on their website www.santacruzbicycles.com

Configuration options

Tallboy R / CARBON C / 29

Weight

13.80

kg

Price

£

5299

View/order

Kit specs may vary from advertised and we can customise often at no extra cost – email or phone to discuss your requirements.

Frame

Carbon C 29" 120mm Travel VPP™

Rear Shock

FOX Float Performance DPS 190x45

Fork

RockShox Pike Base, 130mm

Rear Derailleur

SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

Shifter

SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

Cassette

SRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t

Chain

SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

Chain Guide

N/A

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

Headset

Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset

Rear Tire

Maxxis Rekon 29"x2.4"WT, 3C MaxxTerra, EXO, TR

Front Tire

Maxxis Dissector 29"x2.4"WT, 3C MaxxTerra, EXO, TR

Sealant

Reserve Tubeless Sealant

Front Hub

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

Front Rim

RaceFace AR Offset 30 29"

Rear Hub

SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h

Rear Rim

RaceFace AR Offset 30 29"

Front Rotor

Avid Centerline 180mm

Rear Rotor

Avid Centerline 180mm

Brakes

SRAM Guide T

Crankset

SRAM Stylo 6K 148 DUB 32t

Handlebar

RaceFace Ride, 760mm

Stem

Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42mm

Saddle

WTB Silverado Medium CroMo

Seatpost

SDG Tellis Dropper, 31.6

Grips/Bar Tape

Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips

 

(representative picture, doesn't reflect exact kit options)

Tallboy S / CARBON C / 29

Weight

13.36

kg

Price

£

6399

View/order

Kit specs may vary from advertised and we can customise often at no extra cost – email or phone to discuss your requirements.

Frame

Carbon C 29" 120mm Travel VPP™

Rear Shock

FOX Float Performance DPS 190x45

Fork

FOX 34 Float Performance, 130mm

Rear Derailleur

SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

Shifter

SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

Cassette

SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t

Chain

SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

Chain Guide

N/A

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

Headset

Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset

Rear Tire

Maxxis Rekon 29"x2.4"WT, 3C MaxxTerra, EXO, TR

Front Tire

Maxxis Dissector 29"x2.4"WT, 3C MaxxTerra, EXO, TR

Sealant

Reserve Tubeless Sealant

Front Hub

DT Swiss 370, 15x110, 28h

Front Rim

RaceFace AR Offset 30 29"

Rear Hub

DT Swiss 370, 12x148, XD, 36t, 28h

Rear Rim

RaceFace AR Offset 30 29"

Front Rotor

Avid Centerline 180mm

Rear Rotor

Avid Centerline 180mm

Brakes

SRAM G2 R

Crankset

SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB, 32t

Handlebar

Burgtec RideWide Alloy Bar, 800mm

Stem

Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42mm

Saddle

WTB Silverado Medium CroMo

Seatpost

RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6

Grips/Bar Tape

Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips

 

(representative picture, doesn't reflect exact kit options)

Tallboy GX AXS / CARBON C / 29

Weight

13.64

kg

Price

£

7699

View/order

Kit specs may vary from advertised and we can customise often at no extra cost – email or phone to discuss your requirements.

Frame

Carbon C 29" 120mm Travel VPP™

Rear Shock

FOX Float Performance Elite DPS 190x45

Fork

RockShox Pike Select+, 130mm

Rear Derailleur

SRAM GX AXS Eagle, 12spd

Shifter

GX AXS Controller

Cassette

SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t

Chain

SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

Chain Guide

N/A

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

Headset

Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset

Rear Tire

Maxxis Rekon 29"x2.4"WT, 3C MaxxTerra, EXO, TR

Front Tire

Maxxis Dissector 29"x2.4"WT, 3C MaxxTerra, EXO, TR

Sealant

Reserve Tubeless Sealant

Front Hub

i9 1/1, 15x110, Torque Cap, 28h

Front Rim

RaceFace ARC Offset 30 29"

Rear Hub

i9 1/1, 12x148, XD, 28h

Rear Rim

RaceFace ARC Offset 30 29"

Front Rotor

Avid Centerline 180mm

Rear Rotor

Avid Centerline 180mm

Brakes

SRAM G2 RS

Crankset

SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB, 32t

Handlebar

Santa Cruz 35 Carbon Bar, 800mm

Stem

Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42mm

Saddle

WTB Silverado Medium CroMo

Seatpost

RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6

Grips/Bar Tape

Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips

 

(representative picture, doesn't reflect exact kit options)

Tallboy X01 / CARBON CC / 29

Weight

12.90

kg

Price

£

8199

View/order

Kit specs may vary from advertised and we can customise often at no extra cost – email or phone to discuss your requirements.

Frame

Carbon CC 29" 120mm Travel VPP™

Rear Shock

FOX Float Factory DPS 190x45

Fork

RockShox Pike Ultimate, 130mm

Rear Derailleur

SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd

Shifter

SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd

Cassette

SRAM XG1295 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t

Chain

SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd

Chain Guide

N/A

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

Headset

Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset

Rear Tire

Maxxis Rekon 29"x2.4"WT, 3C MaxxTerra, EXO, TR

Front Tire

Maxxis Dissector 29"x2.4"WT, 3C MaxxTerra, EXO, TR

Sealant

Reserve Tubeless Sealant

Front Hub

i9 1/1, 15x110, Torque Cap, 28h

Front Rim

RaceFace ARC Offset 30 29"

Rear Hub

i9 1/1, 12x148, XD, 28h

Rear Rim

RaceFace ARC Offset 30 29"

Front Rotor

Avid Centerline 180mm

Rear Rotor

Avid Centerline 180mm

Brakes

SRAM G2 RSC

Crankset

SRAM X1 Carbon Eagle 148 DUB, 32t

Handlebar

Santa Cruz 35 Carbon Bar, 800mm

Stem

Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42mm

Saddle

WTB Silverado Medium Ti

Seatpost

RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6

Grips/Bar Tape

Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips

(representative picture, doesn't reflect exact kit options)

Tallboy GX AXS RSV / CARBON C / 29

Weight

13.64

kg

Price

£

8799

View/order

Kit specs may vary from advertised and we can customise often at no extra cost – email or phone to discuss your requirements.

Frame

Carbon C 29" 120mm Travel VPP™

Rear Shock

FOX Float Performance Elite DPS 190x45

Fork

RockShox Pike Select+, 130mm

Rear Derailleur

SRAM GX AXS Eagle, 12spd

Shifter

GX AXS Controller

Cassette

SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t

Chain

SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

Chain Guide

N/A

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

Headset

Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset

Rear Tire

Maxxis Rekon 29"x2.4"WT, 3C MaxxTerra, EXO, TR

Front Tire

Maxxis Dissector 29"x2.4"WT, 3C MaxxTerra, EXO, TR

Sealant

Reserve Tubeless Sealant

Front Hub

i9 1/1, 15x110, Torque Cap, 28h

Front Rim

Reserve 30|SL 29", 28h

Rear Hub

i9 1/1, 12x148, XD, 28h

Rear Rim

Reserve 30|SL 29", 28h

Front Rotor

Avid Centerline 180mm

Rear Rotor

Avid Centerline 180mm

Brakes

SRAM G2 RS

Crankset

SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB, 32t

Handlebar

Santa Cruz 35 Carbon Bar, 800mm

Stem

Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42mm

Saddle

WTB Silverado Medium CroMo

Seatpost

RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6

Grips/Bar Tape

Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips

(representative picture, doesn't reflect exact kit options)

Tallboy X01 AXS RSV / CARBON CC / 29

Weight

12.90

kg

Price

£

9499

View/order

Kit specs may vary from advertised and we can customise often at no extra cost – email or phone to discuss your requirements.

Frame

Carbon CC 29" 120mm Travel VPP™

Rear Shock

FOX Float Factory DPS 190x45

Fork

RockShox Pike Ultimate, 130mm

Rear Derailleur

SRAM X01 Eagle AXS, 12spd

Shifter

GX AXS Controller

Cassette

SRAM XG1295 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t

Chain

SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd

Chain Guide

N/A

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

Headset

Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset

Rear Tire

Maxxis Rekon 29"x2.4"WT, 3C MaxxTerra, EXO, TR

Front Tire

Maxxis Dissector 29"x2.4"WT, 3C MaxxTerra, EXO, TR

Sealant

Reserve Tubeless Sealant

Front Hub

i9 1/1, 15x110, Torque Cap, 28h

Front Rim

Reserve 30|SL 29", 28h

Rear Hub

i9 1/1, 12x148, XD, 28h

Rear Rim

Reserve 30|SL 29", 28h

Front Rotor

Avid Centerline 180mm

Rear Rotor

Avid Centerline 180mm

Brakes

SRAM G2 RSC

Crankset

SRAM X1 Carbon Eagle 148 DUB, 32t

Handlebar

Santa Cruz 35 Carbon Bar, 800mm

Stem

Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42mm

Saddle

WTB Silverado Medium Ti

Seatpost

RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6

Grips/Bar Tape

Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips

(representative picture, doesn't reflect exact kit options)

Finance this bike

Finance is available via V12 retail finance.
More information

Back to all models

Back