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Tallboy LT

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Customizations:

Frame Color

  • Blue Carbon & White
  • Black Carbon & Tennis Yellow
  • Yellow & Gloss Black
  • Gloss Black & Red

Shock

  • Fox Float CTD
  • Fox Float CTDK

Fork

  • Rockshox Sektor Gold RL 140
  • Rockshox Pike RC 140
  • Rockshox Pike RCT3 140
  • Fox 36 Rc2 140 Kashima

ENVE Wheels

  • White
  • Grey
  • Yellow
  • Orange
  • Blue
  • Red
  • Black
  • Magenta
  • Light Blue
  • Lime Green
  • Burgundy
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R

From $2999 USD

  • A curated mix of Shimano XT, Deore and SRAM components.
  • Rockshox Sektor Gold RL 140 Fork
  • SLX Derailleur
  • Deore Brakes
  • Sram s1000 2x Cranks
S

From $3999 USD

  • A curated mix of Shimano XT, SLX & SRAM components.
  • Rockshox Pike RC 140 Fork
  • XT Derailleur
  • SLX Brakes
  • Sram s1400 2x Cranks

Build Kit Options

R

From $3699 USD

  • A curated mix of Shimano XT, Deore and SRAM components.
  • Rockshox Sektor Gold RL 140 Fork
  • XT Derailleur
  • Deore Brakes
  • Sram s1000 2x Cranks
S

From $4799 USD

  • Primarily Shimano SLX along with Sram Components
  • Rockshox Pike RC 140 Fork
  • XT Derailleur
  • SLX Brakes
  • Sram s1400 2x Cranks
XT

From $5899 USD

  • A curated mix of Shimano XT and SRAM components.
  • Rockshox Pike RCT3 140 Fork
  • XT Derailleur
  • XT Brakes
  • Sram s2200 carbon 2x Cranks
XO1

From $6099 USD

  • A curated mix of SRAM X1 and Shimano XT components.
  • Rockshox Pike RCT3 140 Fork
  • X1 Derailleur
  • XT Brakes
  • Raceface Turbine Cranks
XX1

From $7999 USD

  • A curated mix of SRAM XX1 components.
  • Rockshox Pike RCT3 140 Fork
  • XX1 Derailleur
  • Sram Guide Brakes
  • Raceface Next Cranks
R
Customizations
Frame MaterialAluminum
ForkRockshox Sektor Gold RL 140mm Solo Air w/15mm through axle and tapered steerer
ShockFox Float CTD Evolution
AboutA curated mix of Shimano XT, Deore and SRAM components.
Front DérailleurSram X5
Rear DérailleurShimano SLX M675 GS Shadow Plus
ShiftersShimano SLX M670
CranksetSram S1000 2x10 22/34
Bottom BracketIncluded w/ crankset
CassetteShimano SLX HG81, 10sp, 11-36
ChainShimano SLX HG75
BrakesShimano Deore M615 w/Shimano RT66 Rotors, 180mm Front /160mm Rear
HeadsetCane Creek 10 series tapered, cartridge bearing
BarsRaceface Ride 740, 31.8mm clamp
StemRaceface Ride
GripsSanta Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
Front HubSram MTH 716 15x100
Rear HubSram MTH 746 142x12
RimsWTB STi23 TCS
SpokesDT Champion 2.0 Spokes
Front TireMaxxis High Roller 2 29x2.3, Tubeless Ready, EXO Protection
Rear TireMaxxis Ardent 29x2.25, Tubeless Ready, EXO Protection
TubesStans Sealant
Seat PostRaceface Ride, 30.9x375mm
SaddleWTB Volt Race
Customize
S
Customizations
Frame MaterialAluminum
ForkRockshox Pike RC 140mm Solo Air w/15mm through axle and tapered steerer
ShockFox Float CTD Evolution
AboutA curated mix of Shimano XT, SLX & SRAM components.
Front DérailleurSram X0
Rear DérailleurShimano XT M786 GS Shadow Plus
ShiftersShimano SLX M670
CranksetSram S1400 2x10 22/34
Bottom BracketIncluded w/ crankset
CassetteShimano SLX HG81, 10sp, 11-36
ChainShimano SLX HG75
BrakesShimano SLX M675 w/Shimano RT66 Rotors, 180mm Front/160mm Rear
HeadsetCane Creek 40 series tapered, cartridge bearing
BarsRaceface Evolve 750, 31.8mm clamp
StemRaceface Turbine Basic
GripsSanta Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
Front HubSram MTH 716 15x100
Rear HubSram MTH 746 142x12
RimsWTB STi23 TCS
SpokesDT Champion 2.0 Spokes
Front TireMaxxis High Roller 2 29x2.3, Tubeless Ready, EXO Protection
Rear TireMaxxis Ardent 29x2.25, Tubeless Ready, EXO Protection
TubesStans Sealant
Seat PostRockshox Reverb Stealth, 125mm travel (100mm travel on size small)
SaddleWTB Volt Race
Customize
R
Customizations
Frame MaterialCarbon C
ForkRockshox Sektor Gold RL 140mm Solo Air w/15mm through axle and tapered steerer
ShockFox Float CTD Evolution
AboutA curated mix of Shimano XT, Deore and SRAM components.
Front DérailleurSram X5
Rear DérailleurShimano XT M786 GS Shadow Plus
ShiftersShimano SLX M670
CranksetSram S1000 2x10 22/34
Bottom BracketIncluded w/ crankset
CassetteShimano SLX HG81, 10sp, 11-36
ChainShimano SLX HG75
BrakesShimano Deore M615 w/Shimano RT66 Rotors, 180mm Front /160mm Rear
HeadsetCane Creek 10 series tapered, cartridge bearing
BarsRaceface Ride 740, 31.8mm clamp
StemRaceface Ride
GripsSanta Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
Front HubSram MTH 716 15x100
Rear HubSram MTH 746 142x12
RimsWTB STi23 TCS
SpokesDT Champion 2.0 Spokes
Front TireMaxxis High Roller 2 29x2.3, Tubeless Ready, EXO Protection
Rear TireMaxxis Ardent 29x2.25, Tubeless Ready, EXO Protection
TubesStans Sealant
Seat PostRaceface Ride, 30.9x375mm
SaddleWTB Volt Race
Customize
S
Customizations
Frame MaterialCarbon C
ForkRockshox Pike RC 140mm Solo Air w/15mm through axle and tapered steerer
ShockFox Float CTD Evolution
AboutPrimarily Shimano SLX along with Sram Components
Front DérailleurSram X0
Rear DérailleurShimano XT M786 GS Shadow Plus
ShiftersShimano SLX M670
CranksetSram S1400 2x10 22/34
Bottom BracketIncluded w/ crankset
CassetteShimano SLX HG81, 10sp, 11-36
ChainShimano SLX HG75
BrakesShimano SLX M675 w/Shimano RT66 Rotors, 180mm Front/160mm Rear
HeadsetCane Creek 40 series tapered, cartridge bearing
BarsRaceface Evolve 750, 31.8mm clamp
StemRaceface Turbine Basic
GripsSanta Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
Front HubSram MTH 716 15x100
Rear HubSram MTH 746 142x12
RimsWTB STi23 TCS
SpokesDT Champion 2.0 Spokes
Front TireMaxxis High Roller 2 29x2.3, Tubeless Ready, EXO Protection
Rear TireMaxxis Ardent 29x2.25, Tubeless Ready, EXO Protection
TubesStans Sealant
Seat PostRockshox Reverb Stealth, 125mm travel (100mm travel on size small)
SaddleWTB Volt Race
Customize
XT
Customizations
Frame MaterialCarbon C
ForkRockshox Pike RCT3 140mm Solo Air w/15mm through axle and tapered steerer
ShockFox Float CTD Adjust Factory Kashima
AboutA curated mix of Shimano XT and SRAM components.
Front DérailleurSram X0
Rear DérailleurShimano XT M786 GS Shadow Plus
ShiftersShimano XT M780
CranksetSram S2200 Carbon 2x10 22/34
Bottom BracketIncluded w/ crankset
CassetteShimano XT M771, 10sp, 11-36
ChainShimano SLX HG75
BrakesShimano XT M785 w/Shimano RT86 Ice-Tech Rotors, 180mm Front/160mm Rear
HeadsetCane Creek 40 series tapered, cartridge bearing
BarsSanta Cruz Carbon 760mm Flat Bar, 31.8mm clamp
StemRaceface Turbine Basic
GripsSanta Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
Front HubDT Swiss 350 15x100DT 240s
Rear HubDT Swiss 350 142x12DT 240s
RimsWTB Asym i23m60/40 ENVE Rims with custom color options
SpokesDT Competition double butted spokes and alloy nipples
Front TireMaxxis High Roller 2 29x2.3, Tubeless Ready, EXO Protection
Rear TireMaxxis Ardent 29x2.25, Tubeless Ready, EXO Protection
TubesStans Sealant
Seat PostRockshox Reverb Stealth, 125mm travel (100mm travel on size small)
SaddleWTB Volt Team
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XO1
Customizations
Frame MaterialCarbon C
ForkRockshox Pike RCT3 140mm Solo Air w/15mm through axle and tapered steerer
ShockFox Float CTD Adjust Factory Kashima
AboutA curated mix of SRAM X1 and Shimano XT components.
Front DérailleurN/A
Rear DérailleurSram X1 11sp
ShiftersSram X01 1x11
CranksetRaceface Turbine Cinch, 32t Narrow/Wide Ring
Bottom BracketIncluded w/ crankset
CassetteSram XG1180, 11sp, 10-42
ChainSram XX1, 11sp
BrakesShimano XT M785 w/Shimano RT86 Ice-Tech Rotors, 180mm Front/160mm Rear
HeadsetCane Creek 40 series tapered, cartridge bearing
BarsSanta Cruz Carbon 760mm Flat Bar, 31.8mm clamp
StemRaceface Turbine Basic
GripsSanta Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
Front HubDT Swiss 350 15x100DT 240s
Rear HubDT Swiss 350 142x12DT 240s
RimsWTB Asym i23m60/40 ENVE Rims with custom color options
SpokesDT Competition double butted spokes and alloy nipples
Front TireMaxxis High Roller 2 29x2.3, Tubeless Ready, EXO Protection
Rear TireMaxxis Ardent 29x2.25, Tubeless Ready, EXO Protection
TubesStans Sealant
Seat PostRockshox Reverb Stealth, 125mm travel (100mm travel on size small)
SaddleWTB Volt Team
Customize
XX1
Customizations
Frame MaterialCarbon C
ForkRockshox Pike RCT3 140mm Solo Air w/15mm through axle and tapered steerer
ShockFox Float CTD Adjust Factory Kashima
AboutA curated mix of SRAM XX1 components.
Front DérailleurN/A
Rear DérailleurSram XX1 11sp
ShiftersSram XX1 1x11
CranksetRaceface Next SL Carbon, 32t Narrow/Wide ring
Bottom BracketIncluded w/ crankset
CassetteSram XG1195 11sp, 10-42
ChainSram XX1, 11sp
BrakesSram Guide
HeadsetCane Creek 110 series tapered, cartridge bearing
BarsSanta Cruz Carbon 760mm Flat Bar, 31.8mm clamp
StemEaston Haven 31.8mm clamp
GripsSanta Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
Front HubDT Swiss 240 15x100DT 240s
Rear HubDT Swiss 240 142x12DT 240s
RimsWTB Asym i23m60/40 ENVE Rims with custom color options
SpokesDT Competition double butted spokes and alloy nipples
Front TireMaxxis High Roller 2 29x2.3, Tubeless Ready, EXO Protection
Rear TireMaxxis Ardent 29x2.25, Tubeless Ready, EXO Protection
TubesStans Sealant
Seat PostRockshox Reverb Stealth, 125mm travel (100mm travel on size small)
SaddleWTB Volt SLT titanium
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Frame Only Options

  • Aluminum Frame & Fox Float CTD: $1950 USD
  • Aluminum Frame & Fox Float CTDK: $2150 USD
  • Carbon C Frame & Fox Float CTDK: $2899 USD

Model Info

Tallboy LT

If big wheels, big rides, big races and big adventures are your thing, the Tallboy LT is your big ticket.

Our 135mm VPP™ 29er hauls riders through such brutal events as the Downieville Classic, Andes Pacifico and Trans Provence.

29" wheels are a noticeable advantage on long rides and multi-day races.  They keep up momentum, smooth out terrain and give an impression of more suspension than the travel suggests.

Still available in different color options for aluminum, the Tallboy LT is like a Bavarian sports tourer for the offroad World.

Looking for something more XC/Trail?  Check out the Tallboy.

Interested in other All Mountain/Trail options?  The Bronson and 5010 are worthy 27.5" wheeled candidates.

Features

  • Full carbon frame and swingarm
  • 135mm (5.3") VPP™ suspension
  • 29" wheels
  • Forged upper and lower links
  • Double sealed pivots for long bearing life
  • Dual grease ports on lower link for easy maintenance
  • Full carbon dropouts and disk mounts
  • Angular contact bearings maximize stiffness
  • Collet axle pivots lock in place without pinch bolts
  • Stealth and external seatpost cable routing
  • 142mm rear axle spacing
  • Threaded BB for creak-free riding and easy installation
  • ISCG-05 tabs for chainguide compatibility
  • Direct mount rear derailleur option
  • Aluminum frame option
  • Sizes: M, L, XL, XXL

Frame Geometry

Please Note: Size XXL is only available in carbon fiber models.
All measurements reflect installation of a fork with a 548mm axle-to-crown height.

MLXLXXL
Top Tube Length586.4mm23.09"611.9mm24.09"637.3mm25.09"657.9mm25.9"
Seat Tube Length450mm17.72"495mm19.49"533.4mm21"558.8mm22"
Head Tube Angle69.4°69.4°69.4°69.4°69.4°69.4°69.4°69.4°
Seat Tube Angle72.6°72.6°72.6°72.6°72.6°72.6°72.6°72.6°
BB Height342.6mm13.49"342.6mm13.49"342.6mm13.49"342.6mm13.49"
Wheelbase1113.4mm43.83"1138.8mm44.83"1164.8mm45.86"1184.1mm46.62"
Head Tube Length100mm3.94"100mm3.94"110mm4.33"120mm4.72"
Chainstay Length450.1mm17.72"450.1mm17.72"450.1mm17.72"450.1mm17.72"
Standover Height731.8mm28.81"746.7mm29.4"772.2mm30.4"795mm31.3"
Reach388.8mm15.31"414.3mm16.31"437mm17.2"457mm17.99"
Stack630.1mm24.81"630.1mm24.81"639.8mm25.19"649.3mm25.56"

Frame Size Information

m
5'5" — 5'10"
l
5'10" — 6'1"
xl
6'1" — 6'4"
xxl
6'4" — 6'7"

Tech Info

Suspension SystemVPPTM
Front DerailleurClamp
Headset/Headtubemixed taper 1.5" Lower, 1'1/8" upper
Seat Post30.9mm
Fork Compatibility130-150mm
BB ShellStandard
Brake Typesdisc, 203mm rear rotor max
Water Bottle Mounts1x bottle cage mount

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Tech Info

Shock: Fox Float CTD Evolution

Rider WeightAir PressureShock Sag
100lbs (45.5kg)90 psi12-15 mm
120lbs (54.4kg)110 psi12-15 mm
140lbs (63.5kg)130 psi12-15 mm
160lbs (72.6kg)150 psi12-15 mm
180lbs (81.8kg)170 psi12-15 mm
200lbs (90.7kg)190 psi12-15 mm
220lbs (99.8kg)210 psi12-15 mm
240lbs (108.8kg)230 psi12-15 mm
260lbs (117.9kg)255 psi12-15 mm
280lbs (127kg)280 psi12-15 mm

Tech Info

F.A.Q.

Can I mount a chainguide to my bike?

Yes, this bike is equipped with ISCG-05 tabs for easy chainguide mounting.  Most chainguides on the market that are made for this standard should work.

Can I use a dropper post on this bike?

Yes, this frame is equipped for internally routed dropper posts like the Reverb Stealth, KS Lev Integra, or X Fusion HiLo SL Strate. 

It looks like the lower link is off center in my frame- is everything ok?

Yes- this is correct. With our newer pivot system, the pivot axle draws the link over to one side in order to properly preload the bearings. This offset is accounted for in the frame design so everything ends up nice and straight in the end.

Should I grease the headset cups when I install them?

Yes, we recommend this. Do not use the Carbon Assembly Compound on the headset, as it will make it more difficult to remove from the frame.

What fork sizes are recommended?

The Tallboy LT is designed for a 130-150mm fork. We spec 140mm, which we feel balances the bike the best.

What is the torque spec for the front derailleur?

Torque the front derailleur to 45 in/lbs.

What is the torque spec for the seat collar?

We don't provide a torque spec for the seatpost, because it really depends on what seatpost you are using. Some seatposts are slippery, and require more torque to stay put, and others are very thin- and can be crushed by overzealous tightening. Some are both slippery and thin... Make sure you use the Carbon Assembly Compound included with your carbon frame, and use some common sense.

You will not damage your frame by overtightening the seat collar, assuming you have a 30.9mm seatpost in it.

What kind of front derailleur do I need?

This bike uses a 34.9mm Bottom Swing (high clamp), Top Pull front derailleur.

What kind of headset does this bike use?

We use a headset generally referred to as "mixed tapered". This is a 44mm internal upper cup, with an external 49mm lower cup. The SHIS name is ZS44/28.6 EC49/40.

What kind of rear brake adaptor do I need?

This frame uses a standard IS rear brake mount. Just pick your rotor size and order the correct adaptor to go from IS to post mount (all modern brakes).

What q-factor should I use for the cranks?

On any crank with optional Q-factor, choose the wider version.  166 for Sram XX, or 168 for XX1.  For Shimano doubles, we recommend the M980.  

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 rear hub do I need?

This bike uses a 142x12 through-axle rear hub, and includes a DT RWS axle.

What size seatpost do I need?

We use a 30.9mm seatpost. Always ensure it is inserted into the frame a minimum of 100mm (4").

What size shock does it use?

This bike uses a 200x51mm shock with 22x8mm eyelet hardware (21.8mm x 8mm for SRAM). Please do not use any other shock size or modify with eccentric shock bushings- this can cause damage or clearance issues with the frame.

Why does this frame use a standard thread-in bottom bracket, when many of your competitors use press-in style (BB30, Pressfit 30, BB90, BB92, BB86)

It is true that there are some slight weight savings available with the various pressfit bb designs (exact weight savings obviously vary depending on system, frame manufacturing techniques, and crank model), but we don't feel this small savings make up for the inconveniences. We are still able to make a frame that is lighter than most of our competitors, while still using a heavier bb system. There are a number of disadvantages that exist with press fit systems:

1) Special installation and removal tools are required for these parts, including a headset press. This is not convenient for most home mechanics, and they are quite expensive. Traditional external BB's can be installed or removed with a simple $10 hand tool.

2) "Permanently installed cups". Shimano doesn't recommend removing and re-installing their press in bb cups (as they may become damaged), so moving parts from bike to bike is no longer an option. http://techdocs.shimano.com/media/techdocs/content/cycle/SI/SI_0053A_001...

3) Creaking or shifting bb's can be common with these systems. Since the bearing is pressed into a cup, which is then pressed into the frame- it can be hard to get all of the press fits snug- without being too tight on the bearing or too loose in the frame.

4) Reasonable tube sizes. One of the most commonly claimed advantages of a larger bb shell is the larger diameter downtube that goes with it. This may be an advantage on road bikes, where tubes can be incredibly thin and large for optimal stiffness. On a mountain bike, this area of the frame sees a lot of abuse from rocks and crashing, and needs to have a certain amount of wall thickness to survive actual use. Using what we consider a "safe" wall thickness and carbon layup, and a fairly typical tube diameter, we get an exceedingly stiff, light, durable product. If we used a larger downtube, we would either have a heavier frame (same wall thickness but larger diameter), or a less durable product (thinner walls and larger diameter).

5) Chain clearance. Take a look at some of our competitors frames with press in bb shells. The down tube comes so close to the chainrings that many frames have chainsuck guards on the downtube! In our mind, the chain should be able to fall off on a mountain bike and not get jammed between your crank and thin-walled carbon downtube.

6) Backwards compatibility: Many of our customers purchase a frame and build it up with their choice of parts, or parts from an old bike. By using a standard bb, we are compatible with everything without requiring confusing adaptors.

7) Chainguide compatibility: While it may seem strange to talk about putting chainguides on a short travel bike, it is becoming more common now with 10 speed drivetrains. Thread in bb's mean the frame is compatible with bb mount chainguides. We like versatility....

Warranty & Registration

Five Year 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 five years from the date of sale and applies to the original owner. This warranty does not cover custom finishes.

Lifetime Bearing Warranty

Santa Cruz Bicycles frame bearings are warranted for life to the original owner of the bike. The return process is simple: send your used bearings back to Santa Cruz Bicycles in an envelope marked "Warranty Bearing Replacement", and be sure to include your return address. We'll turn your package around within 48 hours, and cover the shipping back to you. That's it!

No-Fault Replacement

Santa Cruz Bicycles will make replacement 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.