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

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 carbon frames run the whole size spectrum, while the aluminum frame goes Small through XL. 

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


  • 110mm VPP™ Suspension
  • 120mm fork for 29" kits/130mm fork for 27.5+ configurations
  • 148 mm Hinterbau
  • 27.5 Plus-Compatible
  • Flaschenhalter-Befestigung
  • Flip-Chip on upper link to maintain geometry in 29” and 27.5+ configurations
  • Integriertes Lenkungslager
  • Interne Carbonrohre sorgen für eine präzise und problemlose Verlegung der Schaltzüge und Sattelstützenleitungen
  • Radial contact bearings maximize stiffness
  • Removable front derailleur mount for maximum drivetrain compatibility
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL (XXL carbon-only)
  • Tretlager mit Gewinde

Build & Price

Frame Only Options

See retailer for pricing.

Geometry & Sizing

5'0" — 5'4"
5'4" — 5'9"
5'9" — 6'0"
6'0" — 6'3"
6'3" — 6'7"

29/Low Setting

XXL available in carbon only.

Front Center684mm26.93"713mm28.07"733mm28.86"763mm30.04"799mm31.46"
Höhe Tretlager330mm12.99"330mm12.99"330mm12.99"330mm12.99"330mm12.99"
BB Drop40mm1.57"40mm1.57"40mm1.57"40mm1.57"40mm1.57"

27.5+/High Setting

XXL available in carbon only.

Front Center687mm27.05"716mm28.19"736mm28.98"767mm30.2"802mm31.57"
Höhe Tretlager328mm12.91"328mm12.91"328mm12.91"328mm12.91"328mm12.91"
BB Drop33mm1.3"33mm1.3"33mm1.3"33mm1.3"33mm1.3"

Tech & Support

Technische Information

Vorderer UmwerferDirect to Frame
Lenkungslager / LenkkopfIntegrated (IS41/52)
Gabel-Kompatibilität120mm, 130mm
Max Reifengröße3.0"
WasserflaschenhalterungOne, inside main triangle

Shock Info

Dämpfer: Fox Float Factory

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

Technische Information

Ist das 148x12 und 142x12 Schaltauge gleich?

Nein, sind sie nicht. Wir mussten ein neues Schaltauge machen. Sie sehen ähnlich aus! Am einfachsten erkennt ihr sie am Finish. Unsere 142x12mm Schaltaugen haben ein Perlengestrahltes Finish, während das 148x12mm Schaltauge eine glatte Oberfläche hat.

Garantie & Registrierung

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 our Warranty Registration Form 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! 


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 one of the forms below to file a claim. We'll do everything we can to get you back to riding as fast as possible. 

Make a Warranty or No-Fault Replacement claim for a Santa Cruz bike or frame
Make a Warranty Claim for Santa Cruz Reserve Wheels

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

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