Santa Cruz Bicycles - Tallboy Full Suspension Trail Mountain Bike
Santa Cruz Bicycles - Tallboy Full Suspension Trail Mountain Bike
Mountains covered in snow

The Downhiller's XC Bike

The Tallboy has earned a loyal following amongst those who seek a go-to bike that will hold up to the relentless hammering of "power hour" hot laps or long days in the saddle harvesting the best trails. The highly-refined VPP™ suspension on the Tallboy combines pedaling efficiency and all-out bump-chomping prowess. If ever there was a gravity riders’ XC bike, the Tallboy is it.

Available in: Carbon C & Carbon CC
Wheel size: 29-inch
Front travel: 130mm
Rear travel: 120mm

Mountains covered in snow

The Downhiller's XC Bike

The Tallboy has earned a loyal following amongst those who seek a go-to bike that will hold up to the relentless hammering of "power hour" hot laps or long days in the saddle harvesting the best trails. The highly-refined VPP™ suspension on the Tallboy combines pedaling efficiency and all-out bump-chomping prowess. If ever there was a gravity riders’ XC bike, the Tallboy is it.

Available in: Carbon C & Carbon CC
Wheel size: 29-inch
Front travel: 130mm
Rear travel: 120mm

Tallboy 5 Proportional Geometry Explainer
Tallboy 5 Proportional Geometry Explainer

Fully dialed at every size: Proportional Geometry and frame stiffness tune

Chainstay length and seat angle are matched to the frame size (STA steepens and rear centre grows as frame size increases) so that every rider, no matter what height, gets the same balance of geometry and handling characteristics.

We tailor stiffness for every size to make sure everyone gets the same ride quality. Bigger riders means greater stresses on larger frames, but that's remedied with our size-specific frame stiffness tunes.

Santa Cruz Bicycles Tallboy 5

Significantly reducing peak anti-squat (over previous generations of Tallboy) has improved both small bump sensitivity and square-edge compliance. And because anti-squat values trend with anti-rise, we were also able to reduce the anti-rise to improve braking sensitivity.

VPP™

120mm VPP™ Travel

Snappy Suspension

Bump Buster

Santa Cruz Bicycles Tallboy 5

VPP™ stands for virtual pivot point - an engineering principal synonymous with high performance that spans from short travel platforms like the Tallboy right up to our DH World Cup winning V10.

VPP™

120mm VPP™ Travel

Snappy Suspension

Bump Buster

Santa Cruz Bicycles Tallboy 5

Some call 120mm “short travel”, others call it all the travel you'll need. The Tallboy is an efficient XC pedaler with a geo and shock tune that make it way more capable than the millimeters suggest.

VPP™

120mm VPP™ Travel

Snappy Suspension

Bump Buster

Santa Cruz Bicycles Tallboy 5

The Tallboy has a lower starting ratio and increased ending ratio of the leverage curve. This makes it really sensitive further into the travel and helps the bike ride higher in its stroke, producing a more responsive, snappy feel.

VPP™

120mm VPP™ Travel

Snappy Suspension

Bump Buster

Santa Cruz Bicycles Tallboy 5

Significantly reducing peak anti-squat (over previous generations of Tallboy) has improved both small bump sensitivity and square-edge compliance. And because anti-squat values trend with anti-rise, we were also able to reduce the anti-rise to improve braking sensitivity.

VPP™

120mm VPP™ Travel

Snappy Suspension

Bump Buster

Santa Cruz Bicycles Tallboy 5

VPP™ stands for virtual pivot point - an engineering principal synonymous with high performance that spans from short travel platforms like the Tallboy right up to our DH World Cup winning V10.

VPP™

120mm VPP™ Travel

Snappy Suspension

Bump Buster

someone pulling the Tube Purse out of the Tallboy 5 glovebox

GLOVEBOX: ALWAYS WITHIN REACH

Place your ride essentials securely in the Tallboy's downtube. The Glovebox comes with a fitted Tool Wallet and Tube Purse, tailored for the frame to keep your tools close to hand.

someone pulling the Tube Purse out of the Tallboy 5 glovebox

GLOVEBOX: ALWAYS WITHIN REACH

Place your ride essentials securely in the Tallboy's downtube. The Glovebox comes with a fitted Tool Wallet and Tube Purse, tailored for the frame to keep your tools close to hand.

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Geometry

All units are in millimeters or degrees.

XSSMLXLXXL
Reach | hi/lo405/403430/428455/453475/473495/493520/518
Stack | hi/lo601/603610/612619/621628/630646/648656/658
Head Tube Angle | hi/lo65.7/65.565.7/65.565.7/65.565.7/65.565.7/65.565.7/65.5
Seat Tube Length 370/370380/380405/405430/430460/460500/500
Front Center | hi/lo708/708737/737766/766790/790818/818847/847
BB Height | hi/lo335/332335/332335/332335/332335/332335/332
BB Drop | hi/lo38/4138/4138/4138/4138/4138/41
Wheelbase | hi/lo1138/11381167/11671199/11991227/12271257/12581290/1291
Rear Center | hi/lo430/431430/431433/434437/438439/440443/444
Head Tube Length 95/95105/105115/115125/125145/145155/155
Top Tube Length | hi/lo555/556579/580602/603622/623644/645671/671
Seat Tube Angle | hi/lo76/75.776.3/7676.7/76.476.8/76.677/76.877.1/76.8
Standover Height | hi/lo680/676693/691696/693698/695698/695701/698