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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. 

Key Features:

  • Available in: Aluminum, Carbon C & Carbon CC More Info
  • Wheel size:
    29" or 27.5"+
  • Front travel: 120mm or 130mm
  • Rear travel: 110mm
  • Designed for: Trail

Tallboy

Build & Price

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Geometrie & Größe

Rollover table below to highlight frame dimensions.

29/Low Setting

XXL available in carbon only.

SMLXLXXL
Rider5'0"+1.52m+5'4"+1.63m+5'9"+1.75m+6'0"+1.83m+6'3"+1.91m+
AReach405mm15.94"430mm16.93"450mm17.72"475mm18.7"505mm19.88"
BStack594mm23.39"603mm23.74"603mm23.74"617mm24.29"631mm24.84"
CLenkkopfwinkel68°68°68°68°68°68°68°68°68°68°
DSitzrohrlänge390mm15.35"420mm16.54"450mm17.72"480mm18.9"510mm20.08"
EFront Center684mm26.93"713mm28.07"733mm28.86"763mm30.04"799mm31.46"
FHöhe Tretlager330mm12.99"330mm12.99"330mm12.99"330mm12.99"330mm12.99"
GBB Drop40mm1.57"40mm1.57"40mm1.57"40mm1.57"40mm1.57"
HRadstand1116mm43.94"1145mm45.08"1165mm45.87"1195mm47.05"1231mm48.46"
IKettenstrebenlänge432mm17.01"432mm17.01"432mm17.01"432mm17.01"432mm17.01"
JLenkkopflänge90mm3.54"100mm3.94"100mm3.94"115mm4.53"130mm5.12"
KOberrohrlänge574mm22.6"603mm23.74"623mm24.53"653mm25.71"689mm27.13"
LSitzwinkel73°73°73°73°73°73°73°73°73°73°
MÜberstandshöhe705mm27.76"706mm27.8"707mm27.83"709mm27.91"704mm27.72"
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Technischer Support

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.

What kind of headset does the aluminum version of this bike use?

The aluminum version of this bike uses integrated headset cups. The the upper up is 41mm and the lower cup is 52mm. The SHIS name is IS 41/28.6 IS 52/40.

What kind of headset does this bike use?

This bike uses integrated headset cups. The upper up is 41mm and the lower cup is 52mm. The SHIS name is IS 41/28.6 IS 52/40.