Santa Cruz Bicycles - 2017 Tallboy 29er Mountain Bike

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

You're on the hunt for information about a previous year of the Tallboy, and we're in the process of updating that information. In the meantime...

 

 

 

Key Features:

  • Wheel size: 29"
  • Rear travel: 110mm

Tallboy

Geometry & Sizing

Rollover table below to highlight frame dimensions.

29/Low Setting

XXL available in carbon only.

SMLXLXXL
Rider Height5'0"+1.52m+5'4"+1.63m+5'9"+1.75m+6'0"+1.83m+6'3"+1.91m+
Reach405mm15.94"430mm16.93"450mm17.72"475mm18.7"505mm19.88"
Stack594mm23.39"603mm23.74"603mm23.74"617mm24.29"631mm24.84"
Head Tube Angle68°68°68°68°68°68°68°68°68°68°
Seat Tube Length390mm15.35"420mm16.54"450mm17.72"480mm18.9"510mm20.08"
Front Center684mm26.93"713mm28.07"733mm28.86"763mm30.04"799mm31.46"
BB Height330mm12.99"330mm12.99"330mm12.99"330mm12.99"330mm12.99"
BB Drop40mm1.57"40mm1.57"40mm1.57"40mm1.57"40mm1.57"
Wheelbase1116mm43.94"1145mm45.08"1165mm45.87"1195mm47.05"1231mm48.46"
Chainstay Length432mm17.01"432mm17.01"432mm17.01"432mm17.01"432mm17.01"
Head Tube Length90mm3.54"100mm3.94"100mm3.94"115mm4.53"130mm5.12"
Top Tube Length574mm22.6"603mm23.74"623mm24.53"653mm25.71"689mm27.13"
Seat Tube Angle73°73°73°73°73°73°73°73°73°73°
Standover Height705mm27.76"706mm27.8"707mm27.83"709mm27.91"704mm27.72"
Eye to Eye Length

Tech Support

Can I mount a chainguide to my bike?

Yes, this bike was designed to easily accept a BB mount chainguide. For a more XC setup, you can use top-only guides like the MRP 1x or e13 XCX. For full chainguidance, we recommend the E13 LG1 Tr, MRP Lopes guide or Mini G SL. For dual ring guides, try the E13 TRS+Dual or MRP 2x guides. These should fit with minimal or no modification.

Is the 148x12 derailleur hanger the same as the 142x12 hanger?

No, it's not. We had to make a new derailleur hanger to go with the new dropout. They look similar, but the easiest way to tell them apart is the finish. Our 142x12mm hangers have a bead-blasted finish, while the 148x12mm hangers have a smooth, machined finish. 

What Kind of Front Derailleur do I Need?

The updated versions of the Bronson, 5010, and Tallboy use Shimano side-swing front derailleurs. The names and part numbers are: 

Shimano XT M8020 Side Swing
Shimano XTR M9020D Side Swing

What Kind of Headset Do I Need?

This bike uses an integrated headset with drop-in bearings and molded-in bearing races. The SHIS measurement is IS41 (upper) and IS52 (lower). 

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 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 seatpost do I need?

This bike uses a 31.6mm seatpost.  Always ensure it is inserted into the frame a minimum of 4" (100mm).

What's the Biggest 27.5+ Tire I Can Fit?

2.8in tires fit really nicely, and 3.0s will fit, but they can be a bit tight. If you have a lower-profile tire, and don't see a lot of mud, you can definitely run a 3.0. If you're looking for more aggressive rubber, or ride in muddy conditions regularly, you'll want to stick to 2.8s. 

What's With The Chip?

The reversible chip at the shock mount is designed to maintain the frame's geometry when swapping between standard 29-inch tires and 27.5+ tires. The "Low" setting is designed for 29er use, and the "High" setting for 27.5+. While 27.5+ tires have a diameter that's similar to the 29er tire, it's not quite equal, so reversing the chip is a must to maintain the handling characteristics. 

Flipping the chip to "High" without swapping to 27.5+ tires results in an increase of 3.1mm to bottom bracket height, and an increase of 0.25 degrees to your head and seat angles.