Santa Cruz Bicycles

Tallboy

  • Yellow & Emerald (Shown with 29 wheels)
  • Dark Grey & Rust (Shown with 27.5+ wheels)
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Customizations:

Frame Color

  • Yellow & Emerald (Shown with 29 wheels)
  • Dark Grey & Rust (Shown with 27.5+ wheels)

Shock

  • Fox Float Performance Elite
  • Fox Float Factory Kashima

Fork

  • Fox 34 Float 29 Performance Elite
  • Fox 34 Float 29 Performance Elite 130
  • Fox 34 Float 29 Factory Kashima

ENVE Wheels

  • White
  • Grey
  • Yellow
  • Orange
  • Blue
  • Red
  • Black
  • Magenta
  • Light Blue
  • Lime Green
  • Burgundy
  • Mint
  • Emerald
  • Orange
  • White
  • Yellow
  • Blue
  • Mint
  • No ENVE
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Build Kit Options

X01

From $6499 USD

  • Fox 34 Float 29 Performance Elite Fork
  • SRAM X01 Derailleur
  • SRAM Level TLM Brakes
  • Race Face Turbine; 30t Cranks
X01+

From $6499 USD

  • Fox 34 Float 29 Performance Elite 130 Fork
  • SRAM X01 Derailleur
  • SRAM Level TLM Brakes
  • Race Face Turbine; 30t Cranks
XX1

From $7799 USD

  • Fox 34 Float 29 Factory Kashima Fork
  • XX1 Derailleur
  • SRAM Level Ultimate Brakes
  • Race Face Next SL; 30t Cranks

Overview

The Tallboy cuts a whole new swath across the trail bike landscape.

As a 27+ bike it revels in the severe. In desert-dry conditions the wider tires float above the dust and find oases of grip where standard tires flounder. And when the monsoon comes, lower tire pressures pull the Tallboy through the slickest of root sections like a Defender on diff-lock.

In its 29-inch form, the Tallboy’s renowned rowdy streak comes to the fore. Happy at full gas, up or down hill, the speed and agility of the 29 configuration will have you bagging on e-bikes at every turn.

A 68 degree head angle and 110mm of VPP travel distills the original Tallboy’s playful character into something all the more mischievous. Longer reach and shorter chainstays fuel that personality, and bring the Tallboy bang up to date with the rest of the Santa Cruz range.

A flip chip on the upper link, combined with either a 130mm fork (for 27+) or 120mm fork (for 29-inch), ensures geometry remains consistent across a vast range of build kits and sizes, from S to XXL.

The versatile trail bike of choice for rapid riders like Greg Minnaar—the Tallboy is for those who don’t roll with the pack. 

This CC-level carbon frame is every bit as stiff and strong as our C-level frames, but weighs about 280 grams less, due to the use of some lighter, stronger, and more expensive carbon fiber. Using this material in key places allowed us to use less material overall, which is what shaves off more than half a pound from the frame.  

X01
Customizations
Frame MaterialCarbon CC
ForkFox 34 Float 29 Performance Elite
ShockFox Float Performance Elite
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Rear DérailleurSRAM X01
ShiftersSram X01 1x11
CranksetRace Face Turbine; 30t
Bottom BracketIncluded w/ crankset
CassetteSram XG1180, 11sp, 10-42
ChainSRAM PC1130
BrakesSRAM Level TLM
Brake RotorsAvid Centerline; 180mm
HeadsetCane Creek 40, Integrated
BarsSanta Cruz Carbon Flat Bar; 31.8mm clamp, 750mm
StemRaceface Turbine Basic
GripsSanta Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
Front HubDT Swiss 350 110x15Industry Nine Torch 110x15
Rear HubDT Swiss 350 148x12Industry Nine Torch 148x12
RimsEaston ARC 24m60/40 ENVE Rims with custom color options
SpokesDT Swiss Competition Double-Butted
Front TireMaxxis Minion DHF Exo 3c; 29x2.3
Rear TireMaxxis Ardent Race Exo; 29x2.35
TubesStans Sealant
Seat PostRockshox Reverb Stealth, 150mm travel (125mm travel on size small)
SaddleWTB Silverado Team
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X01+
Customizations
Frame MaterialCarbon CC
ForkFox 34 Float 29 Performance Elite 130
ShockFox Float Performance Elite
About
Rear DérailleurSRAM X01
ShiftersSram X01 1x11
CranksetRace Face Turbine; 30t
Bottom BracketIncluded w/ crankset
CassetteSram XG1180, 11sp, 10-42
ChainSRAM PC1130
BrakesSRAM Level TLM
Brake RotorsAvid Centerline; 180mm
HeadsetCane Creek 40, Integrated
BarsSanta Cruz Carbon Flat Bar; 31.8mm clamp, 750mm
StemRaceface Turbine Basic
GripsSanta Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
Front HubDT Swiss 350 110x15
Rear HubDT Swiss 350 148x12
RimsEaston ARC 40, 27.5in, 28 hole
SpokesDT Swiss Competition Double-Butted
Front TireMaxxis Rekon Exo 3c; 27.5x2.8
Rear TireMaxxis Rekon Exo; 27.5x2.8
TubesStans Sealant
Seat PostRockshox Reverb Stealth, 150mm travel (125mm travel on size small)
SaddleWTB Silverado Team
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XX1
Customizations
Frame MaterialCarbon CC
ForkFox 34 Float 29 Factory Kashima
ShockFox Float Factory Kashima
About
Rear DérailleurSram XX1 11sp
ShiftersSram XX1 1x11
CranksetRace Face Next SL; 30t
Bottom BracketIncluded w/ crankset
CassetteSram XG1195 11sp, 10-42
ChainSram XX1, 11sp
BrakesSRAM Level Ultimate
Brake RotorsAvid Centerline; 180mm
HeadsetCane Creek 110, Integrated
BarsSanta Cruz Carbon Flat Bar; 31.8mm clamp, 750mm
StemEaston Haven Aluminum 31.8mm clamp
GripsSanta Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
Front HubIndustry Nine Torch 110x15Industry Nine Torch 110x15
Rear HubIndustry Nine Torch 148x12Industry Nine Torch 148x12
RimsEaston ARC 24m60/40 ENVE Rims with custom color options
SpokesDT Swiss Competition Double-Butted
Front TireMaxxis Minion DHF Exo 3c; 29x2.3
Rear TireMaxxis Ardent Race Exo; 29x2.35
TubesStans Sealant
Seat PostRockshox Reverb Stealth, 150mm travel (125mm travel on size small)
SaddleWTB Silverado SLT
Launch Bike Builder

Frame Only Options

  • Carbon CC Frame & Fox Float Factory Kashima: $2999 USD

Model Info

Features

  • 110mm VPP™ Suspension
  • 120mm fork for 29" kits/130mm fork for 27.5+ configurations
  • 148mm Rear Axle Spacing
  • 27.5 Plus-Compatible
  • Bottle cage mount
  • Flip-Chip on upper link to maintain geometry in 29” and 27.5+ configurations
  • Integrated Headset
  • Internal carbon tubes ensure precise and hassle-free routing of derailleur and seat post cables
  • Removable front derailleur mount for maximum drivetrain compatibility
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL
  • Threaded Bottom Bracket

Tech Info

Suspension SystemVPPTM
Front DerailleurDirect to Frame
Headset/HeadtubeIntegrated (IS41/52)
Seat Post31.6mm
Eye to Eye length7.25in
Stroke1.75in
Fork Compatibility120mm, 130mm
BB ShellStandard
Max Tire Size3.0"
Water Bottle MountsOne, inside main triangle

Geometry

29/High Setting

SMLXLXXL
Reach405mm15.94"430mm16.93"450mm17.72"475mm18.7"505mm19.88"
Stack594mm23.39"603mm23.74"603mm23.74"617mm24.29"631mm24.84"
Head Tube Angle68°68°68°68°68°68°68°68°68°68°
Seat Tube Length390mm15.35"420mm16.54"450mm17.72"480mm18.9"510mm20.08"
Front Center684mm26.93"713mm28.07"733mm28.86"763mm30.04"799mm31.46"
BB Height330mm12.99"330mm12.99"330mm12.99"330mm12.99"330mm12.99"
BB Drop40mm1.57"40mm1.57"40mm1.57"40mm1.57"40mm1.57"
Wheelbase1116mm43.94"1145mm45.08"1165mm45.87"1195mm47.05"1231mm48.46"
Chainstay Length432mm17.01"432mm17.01"432mm17.01"432mm17.01"432mm17.01"
Head Tube Length90mm3.54"100mm3.94"100mm3.94"115mm4.53"130mm5.12"
Top Tube Length574mm22.6"603mm23.74"623mm24.53"653mm25.71"689mm27.13"
Seat Tube Angle73°73°73°73°73°73°73°73°73°73°
Standover Height705mm27.76"706mm27.8"707mm27.83"709mm27.91"704mm27.72"

27.5+/Low Setting

SMLXLXXL
Reach403mm15.87"428mm16.85"448mm17.64"473mm18.62"503mm19.8"
Stack595mm23.43"605mm23.82"605mm23.82"619mm24.37"633mm24.92"
Head Tube Angle68°68°68°68°68°68°68°68°68°68°
Seat Tube Length390mm15.35"420mm16.54"450mm17.72"480mm18.9"510mm20.08"
Front Center687mm27.05"716mm28.19"736mm28.98"767mm30.2"802mm31.57"
BB Height328mm12.91"328mm12.91"328mm12.91"328mm12.91"328mm12.91"
BB Drop33mm1.3"33mm1.3"33mm1.3"33mm1.3"33mm1.3"
Wheelbase1120mm44.09"1148mm45.2"1168mm45.98"1199mm47.2"1235mm48.62"
Chainstay Length432mm17.01"432mm17.01"432mm17.01"432mm17.01"432mm17.01"
Head Tube Length90mm3.54"100mm3.94"100mm3.94"115mm4.53"130mm5.12"
Top Tube Length575mm22.64"604mm23.78"624mm24.57"654mm25.75"689mm27.13"
Seat Tube Angle73°73°73°73°73°73°73°73°73°73°
Standover Height702mm27.64"703mm27.68"704mm27.72"706mm27.8"700mm27.56"

Sizing

S
5'0" — 5'4"
M
5'4" — 5'9"
L
5'9" — 6'0"
XL
6'0" — 6'3"
XXL
6'3" — 6'7"

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Support

Tech Info

Shock: Fox Float Factory Kashima

Rider WeightAir PressureShock Sag
100lbs (45.5kg)110 psi12-14 mm
120lbs (54.4kg)130 psi12-14 mm
140lbs (63.5kg)150 psi12-14 mm
160lbs (72.6kg)175 psi12-14 mm
180lbs (81.8kg)195 psi12-14 mm
200lbs (90.7kg)215 psi12-14 mm
220lbs (99.8kg)235 psi12-14 mm
240lbs (108.8kg)260 psi12-14 mm
260lbs (117.9kg)280 psi12-14 mm
280lbs (127kg)300 psi12-14 mm

Tech Info

F.A.Q.

What Kind of Front Derailleur do I Need?

The updated versions of the Bronson, 5010, and Tallboy use Shimano side-swing front derailleurs. The names and part numbers are: 

Shimano XT M8020 Side Swing
Shimano XTR M9020D Side Swing

What Kind of Headset Do I Need?

This bike uses an integrated headset with drop-in bearings and molded-in bearing races. The SHIS measurement is IS41 (upper) and IS52 (lower). 

What size bottom bracket shell does this bike use?

We use a standard 73mm threaded BB. Nearly any crank on the market (besides BB30 cranks) will fit.

What size seatpost do I need?

This bike uses a 31.6mm seatpost.  Always ensure it is inserted into the frame a minimum of 4" (100mm).

What's the Biggest 27.5+ Tire I Can Fit?

2.8in tires fit really nicely, and 3.0s will fit, but they can be a bit tight. If you have a lower-profile tire, and don't see a lot of mud, you can definitely run a 3.0. If you're looking for more aggressive rubber, or ride in muddy conditions regularly, you'll want to stick to 2.8s. 

What's With The Chip?

The reversible chip at the shock mount is designed to maintain the frame's geometry when swapping between standard 29-inch tires and 27.5+ tires. The "Low" setting is designed for 29er use, and the "High" setting for 27.5+. While 27.5+ tires have a diameter that's similar to the 29er tire, it's not quite equal, so reversing the chip is a must to maintain the handling characteristics. 

Flipping the chip to "High" without swapping to 27.5+ tires results in an increase of 3.1mm to bottom bracket height, and an increase of 0.25 degrees to your head and seat angles. 

Warranty & Registration

Lifetime Frame Warranty

Santa Cruz Bicycles will repair or replace at its option any frame it determines to be defective. The warranty will be in effect for lifetime of the original, registered owner. In order to confirm that you are the original owner, please register using the form below at the time of purchase. Frames purchased prior to May 1, 2015 will be covered under the previously existing 5 year warranty. Warranties do not cover custom finishes. 

Lifetime Bearing Warranty

Santa Cruz Bicycles pivot bearings are warranted for life to the original owner of the bike. The return process is simple: fill out the Warranty Bearing Replacement Form, upload a copy of your purchase receipt, and we'll get a new set of bearings out to you within 48 hours! 

Handlebars

Santa Cruz carbon handlebars are warranted for a period of five years from the date of purchase. 

No-Fault Replacement

Santa Cruz Bicycles will make replacement frame parts available to the original owner at a minimal charge in the event of a crash or other non-warranty situation for the life of the bike.

File a Warranty Claim

Something not right? Use our Warranty Claim Form to file a warranty claim. We'll do everything we can to get you back to riding as fast as possible. 

 

If you have any other questions, or would like to follow up on a warranty claim, contact our Warranty Department.