If ever there was a gravity riders’ XC bike, the Tallboy is it.
With kick-ass lower-link VPP™ suspension, a streamlined design, the typical Santa Cruz refinement, and rather radical geometry, the Tallboy is a genre bending folk hero. 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, forward thinking geometery and responsive, lightweight chassis. But because it shares the same engineering principles as our longest travel bikes it feels equally at home doing cross-country as it does getting extreme across the countryside.
|Available in:||Aluminum, Carbon C & Carbon CC|
$3,599 USD $2,899
34.62 lbs / 15.7 kg
$4,199 USD $3,399
33.06 lbs / 15 kg
|Head Tube Angle||65.7°||65.7°||65.7°||65.7°||65.7°||65.7°|
|Seat Tube Length||370||380||405||430||460||500|
|Head Tube Length||90||100||110||120||140||160|
|Top Tube Length||539||567||596||619||646||678|
|Seat Tube Angle||76.8°||76.7°||76.6°||76.4°||76.2°||76°|
If you're on the cusp between the recommended height range of two sizes, the absolute best thing is to try to ride them both. At a minimum, check the stack/reach measurements on your current bike and compare it to the new model you are looking at to get an idea of a fit you are already comfortable with. If riding the bike is not an option, consider the following.
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Tallboy Tech Support
|Front Derailleur||No compatibility|
|Eye to Eye length||190mm|
|BB Shell||73mm Threaded|
|Max Tire Size||2.5"|
|Max Chainring Size||36t|
|Water Bottle Mounts||2|
|Shock Mounting Bushing Front||20x8|
|Shock Mounting Bushing Rear||30x8|
|Brake Mount||180 PM|
Download the shock setup PDF for this bike and get even more detailed sag, high/low rebound, and high/low compression recommendations for shocks below and get recommendations for the fork in each build.
We design our bikes to last, to be easy to work on and we make sure to provide the parts and information so you can make your bike last for many lifetimes.