Santa Cruz Tallboy Aluminum D

Santa Cruz Tallboy Aluminum D
  • Color: Rocksteady Yellow
  • Color: Stormbringer Purple
$2,699.00
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Details

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? Knowing your answer, we 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.

Build Highlights
- Aluminum frame
- RockShox Recon RL 130 fork
- FOX Float Performance DPS rear shock
- WTB ST i25 TCS 2.0 29-inch rims
- Maxxis Minion tires
- 12-speed SRAM SX drivetrain

Specs

Frame Aluminum
Fork RockShox Recon RL 130
Headset Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset
Rear Shock FOX Float Performance DPS
Axles Front: 15x110mm
Rear: 12x148mm
Rims/Wheels WTB ST i25 TCS 2.0 29"
Hubs Front: SRAM MTH 716, Torque Cap, 32h
Rear: SRAM MTH 746, 32h
Spokes DT Competition (32)
Tires Front: Maxxis Minion DHF 29x2.3" EXO TR
Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR2 29x2.3" EXO TR
Crankset SRAM SX Eagle 148 DUB
Chainrings 32T
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB
Chain SRAM CN SX Eagle 12spd
Rear Derailleur SRAM SX Eagle 12spd
Cassette/Rear Cogs SRAM CS PG1210 Eagle, 11-50T
Shifters SRAM SX Eagle
Handlebars Race Face Ride 35x760mm
Tape/Grips Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
Stem Race Face Ride 50mm
Brakes SRAM Level
Saddle WTB Silverado Comp
Seat Post Race Face Ride, 31.6x400mm

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Rocksteady Yellow / Small 192219140933 58-20207-103-2-663-185501 TAL492348580
Rocksteady Yellow / Medium 192219140957 58-20207-103-3-663-185501 TAL495818290
Rocksteady Yellow / Large 192219140971 58-20207-103-4-663-185501 TAL493177790
Rocksteady Yellow / X-Large 192219140995 58-20207-103-5-663-185501 TAL505397150
Stormbringer Purple / Small 192219140926 58-20207-103-2-662-185501 TAL515665000
Stormbringer Purple / Medium 192219140940 58-20207-103-3-662-185501 TAL51100400
Stormbringer Purple / Large 192219140964 58-20207-103-4-662-185501 TAL516776760
Stormbringer Purple / X-Large 192219140988 58-20207-103-5-662-185501 TAL529652820