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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 and 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 and Carbon CC
Wheel size: 29-inch
Front travel: 130mm
Rear travel: 120mm

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MY24 Tallboy 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

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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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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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Weight: 31.04 lbs / 14.08 kg
 

Please note: Price, Weight, and Parts Spec information is subject to change.

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31.04 lbs / 14.08 kg

S

   

29.9 lbs / 13.56 kg

GX AXS

   

29.68 lbs / 13.46 kg

GX AXS RSV

   

29.37 lbs / 13.32 kg

X0 AXS

   

29.46 lbs / 13.36 kg

X0 AXS RSV

   

29.14 lbs / 13.22 kg

XX SL AXS RSV

   

28.59 lbs / 12.97 kg

Frame

   

6.24 lbs / 2.83 kg

Material
Carbon C

Our C Carbon frames use the same proprietary processes of the highest spec CC Carbon frames to match the same legendary strength and stiffness standards. But the use of a different grade of carbon material results in a minimal weight gain.

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Material
Carbon C

Our C Carbon frames use the same proprietary processes of the highest spec CC Carbon frames to match the same legendary strength and stiffness standards. But the use of a different grade of carbon material results in a minimal weight gain.

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Material
Carbon C

Our C Carbon frames use the same proprietary processes of the highest spec CC Carbon frames to match the same legendary strength and stiffness standards. But the use of a different grade of carbon material results in a minimal weight gain.

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Material
Carbon C

Our C Carbon frames use the same proprietary processes of the highest spec CC Carbon frames to match the same legendary strength and stiffness standards. But the use of a different grade of carbon material results in a minimal weight gain.

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Material
Carbon CC

CC denotes our highest grade carbon fiber frames. Use of the very best materials in the composite results in the lightest, best handling bikes. CC level bikes are also specced with the best wheels, drivetrains and suspension on these models.

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Material
Carbon CC

CC denotes our highest grade carbon fiber frames. Use of the very best materials in the composite results in the lightest, best handling bikes. CC level bikes are also specced with the best wheels, drivetrains and suspension on these models.

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Material
Carbon CC

CC denotes our highest grade carbon fiber frames. Use of the very best materials in the composite results in the lightest, best handling bikes. CC level bikes are also specced with the best wheels, drivetrains and suspension on these models.

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Material
Carbon CC

CC denotes our highest grade carbon fiber frames. Use of the very best materials in the composite results in the lightest, best handling bikes. CC level bikes are also specced with the best wheels, drivetrains and suspension on these models.

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Travel
120mm

Travel
120mm

Travel
120mm

Travel
120mm

Travel
120mm

Travel
120mm

Travel
120mm

Travel
120mm

Wheel Size
29

Wheel Size
29

Wheel Size
29

Wheel Size
29

Wheel Size
29

Wheel Size
29

Wheel Size
29

Wheel Size
29

Rear Shock
FOX Float Performance, 190x45

Rear Shock
FOX Float Performance, 190x45

Rear Shock
FOX Float Performance Elite DPS 190x45

Rear Shock
FOX Float Performance Elite DPS 190x45

Rear Shock
FOX Float Factory, 190x45

Rear Shock
FOX Float Factory, 190x45

Rear Shock
FOX Float Factory, 190x45

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Fork
RockShox Pike Base, 130mm

Fork
FOX 34 Float Performance, 130mm

Fork
RockShox Pike Select+, 130mm

Fork
RockShox Pike Select+, 130mm

Fork
FOX 34 Float Factory, Grip2, 130mm -or- RockShox Pike Ultimate, 130mm

Fork
FOX 34 Float Factory, Grip2, 130mm -or- RockShox Pike Ultimate, 130mm

Fork
FOX 34 Float Factory, Grip2, 130mm -or- RockShox Pike Ultimate, 130mm

Fork
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Rear Derailleur
SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

Rear Derailleur
SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

Rear Derailleur
SRAM GX AXS Eagle, 12spd

Rear Derailleur
SRAM GX AXS Eagle, 12spd

Rear Derailleur
SRAM X0 Eagle AXS T-Type, 12spd

Rear Derailleur
SRAM X0 Eagle AXS T-Type, 12spd

Rear Derailleur
SRAM XX SL Eagle AXS T-Type, 12spd

Rear Derailleur
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Right Shifter
SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

Right Shifter
SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

Right Shifter
GX AXS Controller

Right Shifter
GX AXS Controller

Right Shifter
SRAM AXS Pod Bridge

Right Shifter
SRAM AXS Pod Bridge

Right Shifter
SRAM AXS Pod Ultimate Bridge

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Cassette
SRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t

Cassette
SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t

Cassette
SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t

Cassette
SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t

Cassette
SRAM X0 Eagle T-Type, 10-52t

Cassette
SRAM X0 Eagle T-Type, 10-52t

Cassette
SRAM XX SL Eagle T-Type, 10-52t

Cassette
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Chain
SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

Chain
SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

Chain
SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

Chain
SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

Chain
SRAM X0 Eagle T-Type, Flattop, 12spd

Chain
SRAM X0 Eagle T-Type, Flattop, 12spd

Chain
SRAM XX SL Eagle T-Type, Flattop, 12spd

Chain
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Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB 73mm MTB Wide BB

Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB 73mm MTB Wide BB

Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB BSA MTB 68/73mm, 4.5mm spacer

Bottom Bracket
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Headset
FSA IS-2/47/42 ACB or Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated

Headset
Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset

Headset
Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset

Headset
Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset

Headset
Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset

Headset
Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset

Headset
Chris King DropSet 3 Integrated Headset

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Rear Tire
Maxxis Forekaster 29"x2.4"WT, 3C, MaxxTerra, EXO

Rear Tire
Maxxis Forekaster 29"x2.4"WT, 3C, MaxxTerra, EXO

Rear Tire
Maxxis Rekon 29"x2.4"WT, 3C MaxxTerra, EXO, TR

Rear Tire
Maxxis Rekon 29"x2.4"WT, 3C MaxxTerra, EXO, TR

Rear Tire
Maxxis Forekaster 29"x2.4"WT, 3C, MaxxTerra, EXO

Rear Tire
Maxxis Forekaster 29"x2.4"WT, 3C, MaxxTerra, EXO

Rear Tire
Maxxis Forekaster 29"x2.4"WT, 3C, MaxxTerra, EXO

Rear Tire
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Front Tire
Maxxis Forekaster 29"x2.4"WT, 3C, MaxxTerra, EXO

Front Tire
Maxxis Forekaster 29"x2.4"WT, 3C, MaxxTerra, EXO

Front Tire
Maxxis Dissector 29"x2.4"WT, 3C MaxxTerra, EXO, TR

Front Tire
Maxxis Dissector 29"x2.4"WT, 3C MaxxTerra, EXO, TR

Front Tire
Maxxis Forekaster 29"x2.4"WT, 3C, MaxxTerra, EXO

Front Tire
Maxxis Forekaster 29"x2.4"WT, 3C, MaxxTerra, EXO

Front Tire
Maxxis Forekaster 29"x2.4"WT, 3C, MaxxTerra, EXO

Front Tire
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Front Hub
SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap, 6-Bolt 32h

Front Hub
DT Swiss 370, 15x110, 6-Bolt, 28h

Front Hub
i9 1/1, 15x110, Torque Cap, 28h

Front Hub
i9 1/1, 15x110, Torque Cap, 28h

Front Hub
Industry Nine 1/1, 15x110, 6-Bolt, 28h

Front Hub
Industry Nine 1/1, 15x110, 6-Bolt, 28h

Front Hub
Industry Nine Hydra, 15x110, 6-Bolt 28h

Front Hub
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Front Rim
RaceFace AR Offset 30, 29"

Front Rim
RaceFace AR Offset 30, 29"

Front Rim
RaceFace ARC Offset 30 29"

Front Rim
Reserve 30|SL 29", 28h

Front Rim
RaceFace ARC Offset 30 29"

Front Rim
Reserve 30|SL 29"

At just under 449 grams, the Reserve 30|SL is one of the lightest trail-ready rims on the market, with no rider weight limit and our uncompromising lifetime guarantee. The Reserve 30|SL is designed for you and the way you ride: balanced and responsive to go the distance, delivering uncompromised, untethered trail riding nirvana.

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Front Rim
Reserve 30|SL 29"

At just under 449 grams, the Reserve 30|SL is one of the lightest trail-ready rims on the market, with no rider weight limit and our uncompromising lifetime guarantee. The Reserve 30|SL is designed for you and the way you ride: balanced and responsive to go the distance, delivering uncompromised, untethered trail riding nirvana.

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Rear Hub
SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, HG, 6-Bolt, 32h

Rear Hub
DT Swis 370, 12x148, XD, 6-Bolt, 36t, 28h

Rear Hub
i9 1/1, 12x148, XD, 28h

Rear Hub
i9 1/1, 12x148, XD, 28h

Rear Hub
Industry Nine 1/1, 12x148, XD, 6-Bolt, 28h

Rear Hub
Industry Nine 1/1, 12x148, XD, 6-Bolt, 28h

Rear Hub
Industry Nine Hydra, 12x148, XD, 6-Bolt, 28h

Rear Hub
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Rear Rim
RaceFace AR Offset 30, 29"

Rear Rim
RaceFace AR Offset 30, 29"

Rear Rim
RaceFace ARC Offset 30 29"

Rear Rim
Reserve 30|SL 29", 28h

Rear Rim
RaceFace ARC Offset 30 29"

Rear Rim
Reserve 30|SL 29"

At just under 449 grams, the Reserve 30|SL is one of the lightest trail-ready rims on the market, with no rider weight limit and our uncompromising lifetime guarantee. The Reserve 30|SL is designed for you and the way you ride: balanced and responsive to go the distance, delivering uncompromised, untethered trail riding nirvana.

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Rear Rim
Reserve 30|SL 29"

At just under 449 grams, the Reserve 30|SL is one of the lightest trail-ready rims on the market, with no rider weight limit and our uncompromising lifetime guarantee. The Reserve 30|SL is designed for you and the way you ride: balanced and responsive to go the distance, delivering uncompromised, untethered trail riding nirvana.

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Rear Rim
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Front Rotor
Avid Centerline, 180mm

Front Rotor
Avid Centerline, 180mm

Front Rotor
Avid Centerline 180mm

Front Rotor
Avid Centerline 180mm

Front Rotor
SRAM HS2 180mm

Front Rotor
SRAM HS2 180mm

Front Rotor
SRAM HS2 180mm

Front Rotor
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Rear Rotor
Avid Centerline, 180mm

Rear Rotor
Avid Centerline, 180mm

Rear Rotor
Avid Centerline 180mm

Rear Rotor
Avid Centerline 180mm

Rear Rotor
SRAM HS2 180mm

Rear Rotor
SRAM HS2 180mm

Rear Rotor
SRAM HS2 180mm

Rear Rotor
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Brakes
SRAM G2 R

Brakes
SRAM G2 R

Brakes
SRAM G2 RS

Brakes
SRAM G2 RS

Brakes
SRAM Level Silver Stealth 4-Piston

Brakes
SRAM Level Silver Stealth 4-Piston

Brakes
SRAM Level Ultimate Stealth 4-Piston

Brakes
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Crankset
SRAM Stylo 148 DUB 32t

Crankset
SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB 32t

Crankset
SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB, 32t

Crankset
SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB, 32t

Crankset
SRAM X0 Eagle DUB T-Type Crankset, 32t

Crankset
SRAM X0 Eagle DUB T-Type Crankset, 32t

Crankset
SRAM XX SL Eagle DUB T-Type Crankset, 32t

Crankset
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Handlebars
RaceFace Ride

Handlebars
Burgtec RideWide Alloy

Handlebars
Santa Cruz 35 Carbon Bar, 800mm

Handlebars
Santa Cruz 35 Carbon Bar, 800mm

Handlebars
Santa Cruz 35 Carbon Bar, 800mm

Handlebars
Santa Cruz 35 Carbon Bar, 800mm

Handlebars
Santa Cruz 35 Carbon Bar, 800mm

Handlebars
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Stem
Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42mm

Stem
Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42mm

Stem
Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42mm

Stem
Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42mm

Stem
Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42mm

Stem
Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42mm

Stem
Industry Nine A35, 40mm

Stem
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Saddle
WTB Silverado, CroMo

Saddle
WTB Silverado, CroMo

Saddle
WTB Silverado Medium CroMo

Saddle
WTB Silverado Medium CroMo

Saddle
WTB Silverado Medium, Ti

Saddle
WTB Silverado Medium, Ti

Saddle
WTB Silverado Medium, Ti

Saddle
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Seatpost
SDG Tellis Dropper, 31.6

Seatpost
OneUp V2 Dropper Post, 31.6 or RockShox Reverb, 31.6

Seatpost
RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6

Seatpost
RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6

Seatpost
OneUp V2 Dropper Post, 31.6 -or- RockShox Reverb Stealth -or- Fox Transfer

Seatpost
OneUp V2 Dropper Post, 31.6 -or- RockShox Reverb Stealth -or- Fox Transfer

Seatpost
OneUp V2 Dropper Post, 31.6 -or- RockShox Reverb Stealth -or- Fox Transfer

Seatpost
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Grips
Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips

Our House Grips have an aggressive knurl pattern for all-weather grip, finger ridges for added control and soft, yet durable rubber compound. They come in either 30 or 32mm width and have an inboard snap-on lock ring to keep them tight but no ring on the outboard side so they’re super comfortable. And they’ll do your taxes* *not true. But they are really good.

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Grips
Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips

Our House Grips have an aggressive knurl pattern for all-weather grip, finger ridges for added control and soft, yet durable rubber compound. They come in either 30 or 32mm width and have an inboard snap-on lock ring to keep them tight but no ring on the outboard side so they’re super comfortable. And they’ll do your taxes* *not true. But they are really good.

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Grips
Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips

Our House Grips have an aggressive knurl pattern for all-weather grip, finger ridges for added control and soft, yet durable rubber compound. They come in either 30 or 32mm width and have an inboard snap-on lock ring to keep them tight but no ring on the outboard side so they’re super comfortable. And they’ll do your taxes* *not true. But they are really good.

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Grips
Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips

Our House Grips have an aggressive knurl pattern for all-weather grip, finger ridges for added control and soft, yet durable rubber compound. They come in either 30 or 32mm width and have an inboard snap-on lock ring to keep them tight but no ring on the outboard side so they’re super comfortable. And they’ll do your taxes* *not true. But they are really good.

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Grips
Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips

Our House Grips have an aggressive knurl pattern for all-weather grip, finger ridges for added control and soft, yet durable rubber compound. They come in either 30 or 32mm width and have an inboard snap-on lock ring to keep them tight but no ring on the outboard side so they’re super comfortable. And they’ll do your taxes* *not true. But they are really good.

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Grips
Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips

Our House Grips have an aggressive knurl pattern for all-weather grip, finger ridges for added control and soft, yet durable rubber compound. They come in either 30 or 32mm width and have an inboard snap-on lock ring to keep them tight but no ring on the outboard side so they’re super comfortable. And they’ll do your taxes* *not true. But they are really good.

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Grips
Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips

Our House Grips have an aggressive knurl pattern for all-weather grip, finger ridges for added control and soft, yet durable rubber compound. They come in either 30 or 32mm width and have an inboard snap-on lock ring to keep them tight but no ring on the outboard side so they’re super comfortable. And they’ll do your taxes* *not true. But they are really good.

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Grips
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Battery Charger
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Battery Charger
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Battery Charger
SRAM eTap Powerpack 1 Battery

Battery Charger
SRAM eTap Powerpack 1 Battery

Battery Charger
SRAM eTap Powerpack 1 Battery

Battery Charger
SRAM eTap Powerpack 1 Battery

Battery Charger
SRAM eTap Powerpack 1 Battery

Battery Charger
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SRAM Eagle Transmission - stronger, better shifting, wirelessly

The next generation SRAM Eagle Transmission specced on our CC-carbon models is a radically robust, fully integrated and interdependent wireless transmission. Built around the universal constant of the wheel axle itself, the Full Mount hangerless attachment creates a far stronger connection to the frame and the super strong derailleur provides unprecedented strength. Shifting under load is made possible due to a combination of X-SYNC technology and cassette mapping, creating seamless shifts even during your hardest power output. The new AXS Pods are extremely ergonomic and highly customizable, so shifting gears is light and intuitive. It's simply the most advanced transmission and nearly as tough as the mountain itself.

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Santa Cruz Bicycles - SRAM NGT explainer

Geometry

All units are in millimeters or degrees.

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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
Tallboy Frame Render

Frame Sizing

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.

The Tallboy is available in sizes extra small - extra extra large (XS-XXL).

Personal Preference

A larger size frame will be more stable, and will give you more room to move without upsetting the weight-balance of the bike. The larger size will put the front wheel further in front of you, which gives the feeling of security and conversely, it will require more significant body movements when you WANT to shift the weight-bias of the bike. Think hard about your riding style and how active/intuitive you want it to be vs stable and speedy. You'll need to work a bit harder to muscle the larger bike around.

Body Dimension

Not all bodies at a given height are the same. If you have longer legs and a shorter torso than the average person your height, that may push you towards the smaller of the recommended sizes. If you're all torso and arms, most likely you'll want to size up.

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Tallboy Frame Specifications

Suspension SystemVPP
Headset/HeadtubeIntegrated (IS41/52)
Seat Post31.6mm
Seat Clamp36.4mm
Eye to Eye length190mm
Stroke45mm
Fork Compatibility130mm
Fork Offset44mm
Brake MountPM 180mm
BB Shell73mm Threaded
Max Tire Size2.5"
Max Chainring Size36t
Water Bottle Mounts1
Shock Mounting Bushing Front30x8
Shock Mounting Bushing Rear30x8

Suspension Setup

Take a look at detailed sag, high/low rebound, and high/low compression recommendations for shocks and forks in each build.

X0 AXS

FORK: Fox 34 Factory G2 130

Rider Weight (lbs)Pressure (psi)Rebound LSR/HSR (from closed)Compression LSC/HSC (from closed)
120-130 (54-59kg)649/810/5
130-140 (59-64kg)698/710/5
140-150 (64-68kg)747/610/5
150-160 (68-73kg)787/610/5
160-170 (73-77kg)836/510/5
170-180 (77-82kg)886/510/5
180-190 (82-86kg)925/410/5
190-200 (86-91kg)974/310/5
200-210 (91-95kg)1024/310/5
210-220 (95-100kg)1063/210/5
220-230 (100-104kg)1112/110/5
230-240 (104-109kg)1162/110/5
240-250 (109-113kg)1201/010/5

SHOCK: Fox Float Factory

Rider WeightAir PressureShock SagRebound (from closed)
100lbs (45.5kg)11029-32%, 13-14.5mm8
120lbs (54.4kg)13529-32%, 13-14.5mm8
140lbs (63.5kg)15529-32%, 13-14.5mm7
160lbs (72.6kg)18029-32%, 13-14.5mm7
180lbs (81.8kg)20029-32%, 13-14.5mm7
200lbs (90.7kg)22529-32%, 13-14.5mm6
220lbs (99.8kg)24529-32%, 13-14.5mm6
240lbs (108.8kg)27029-32%, 13-14.5mm5
260lbs (117.9kg)29029-32%, 13-14.5mm4

X0 AXS RSV

FORK: Fox 34 Factory G2 130

Rider Weight (lbs)Pressure (psi)Rebound LSR/HSR (from closed)Compression LSC/HSC (from closed)
120-130 (54-59kg)649/810/5
130-140 (59-64kg)698/710/5
140-150 (64-68kg)747/610/5
150-160 (68-73kg)787/610/5
160-170 (73-77kg)836/510/5
170-180 (77-82kg)886/510/5
180-190 (82-86kg)925/410/5
190-200 (86-91kg)974/310/5
200-210 (91-95kg)1024/310/5
210-220 (95-100kg)1063/210/5
220-230 (100-104kg)1112/110/5
230-240 (104-109kg)1162/110/5
240-250 (109-113kg)1201/010/5

SHOCK: Fox Float Factory

Rider WeightAir PressureShock SagRebound (from closed)
100lbs (45.5kg)11029-32%, 13-14.5mm8
120lbs (54.4kg)13529-32%, 13-14.5mm8
140lbs (63.5kg)15529-32%, 13-14.5mm7
160lbs (72.6kg)18029-32%, 13-14.5mm7
180lbs (81.8kg)20029-32%, 13-14.5mm7
200lbs (90.7kg)22529-32%, 13-14.5mm6
220lbs (99.8kg)24529-32%, 13-14.5mm6
240lbs (108.8kg)27029-32%, 13-14.5mm5
260lbs (117.9kg)29029-32%, 13-14.5mm4

XX AXS RSV

FORK: Fox 34 Factory G2 130

Rider Weight (lbs)Pressure (psi)Rebound LSR/HSR (from closed)Compression LSC/HSC (from closed)
120-130 (54-59kg)649/810/5
130-140 (59-64kg)698/710/5
140-150 (64-68kg)747/610/5
150-160 (68-73kg)787/610/5
160-170 (73-77kg)836/510/5
170-180 (77-82kg)886/510/5
180-190 (82-86kg)925/410/5
190-200 (86-91kg)974/310/5
200-210 (91-95kg)1024/310/5
210-220 (95-100kg)1063/210/5
220-230 (100-104kg)1112/110/5
230-240 (104-109kg)1162/110/5
240-250 (109-113kg)1201/010/5

SHOCK: Fox Float Factory

Rider WeightAir PressureShock SagRebound (from closed)
100lbs (45.5kg)11029-32%, 13-14.5mm8
120lbs (54.4kg)13529-32%, 13-14.5mm8
140lbs (63.5kg)15529-32%, 13-14.5mm7
160lbs (72.6kg)18029-32%, 13-14.5mm7
180lbs (81.8kg)20029-32%, 13-14.5mm7
200lbs (90.7kg)22529-32%, 13-14.5mm6
220lbs (99.8kg)24529-32%, 13-14.5mm6
240lbs (108.8kg)27029-32%, 13-14.5mm5
260lbs (117.9kg)29029-32%, 13-14.5mm4

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
Tallboy Frame Render

Frame Sizing

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.

The Tallboy is available in sizes extra small - extra extra large (XS-XXL).

Personal Preference

A larger size frame will be more stable, and will give you more room to move without upsetting the weight-balance of the bike. The larger size will put the front wheel further in front of you, which gives the feeling of security and conversely, it will require more significant body movements when you WANT to shift the weight-bias of the bike. Think hard about your riding style and how active/intuitive you want it to be vs stable and speedy. You'll need to work a bit harder to muscle the larger bike around.

Body Dimension

Not all bodies at a given height are the same. If you have longer legs and a shorter torso than the average person your height, that may push you towards the smaller of the recommended sizes. If you're all torso and arms, most likely you'll want to size up.

Tallboy 5 Size Chart
Tallboy 5 Size Chart

FAQ's

The geometry chart shows two settings- how do I adjust that?

There's a "flip chip" on the link where the shock mounts. Just remove the lower shock bolt and flip the chips to the setting you desire.

Should I ride my Tallboy in Hi or Lo setting?

You should definitely try both, but we typically recommend starting in High. In the High setting, the bike rides a little higher in its travel and supplies the rider with more mid-stroke support. In the Low position, the shock rate becomes more progressive, particularly at the end of the stroke, and there’s some bottom-out resistance to be gained.

What is the recommended fork?

Our geometry is based off of a 130mm fork with a 44mm offset. We wouldn't recommend less travel than that, as the steering will be too twitchy and the BB will get a bit low. 140mm is the max travel fork we recommend.

What's the largest rear rotor that will fit on the Tallboy?

The Tallboy 5 will fit up to a 220mm rotor. The frame is 180mm-direct, so that's the minimum size that's compatible.

Is there chainguide compatibility?

Yes, this bike is equipped with ISCG-05 tabs for easy chain guide mounting. Most guides/bash guards that follow the ISCG-05 standard should fit.

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.For Chris King this is a DropSet.3

Does the Tallboy 5 use the SRAM Universal Derailleur Hanger (UDH)?

The frame is UDH-compatible, but comes with our own machined aluminum hanger. You can replace it with another Santa Cruz hanger or a SRAM UDH.

What rear shock sizes will fit the Tallboy 5?

The Tallboy uses a a 190x45mm shock with 8x30 hardware front and rear.

What can I store in the glovebox?

The Tallboy comes with two bags - a tube purse and a tool wallet. You should be able to fit a superlight tube, a small pump, tire lever, and misc odds and ends in these two bags.

What's the max tire width for rear of the Tallboy 5?

We recommend a 2.5" max on the rear.

Exploded Diagrams

Lower Link Hardware

Tallboy 5/Joplin 4 Exploded Diagram 1
Tallboy 5/Joplin 4 Exploded Diagram 1

A

1X SHOCK BOLT M8X1.25X43
26-18289

APPLY LOCTITE 242 TO THREADS
Torque: 20NM

B

1X SHOCK BOLT M8X1.25X45
26-22461

APPLY LOCTITE 242 TO THREADS
Torque: 20NM

C

1X PIVOT AXLE COLLET, 10X1.0X69
08-23721

APPLY GREASE TO SHAFT ONLY, APPLY LOCTITE 242 TO THREADS ONLY
Torque: 13.6NM

D

2X M5X0.8X20 SHCS SS
26-15946

APPLY LOCTITE 242 TO THREADS
Torque: 7.5NM

F

2X M5 TAPERED WASHER
26-15632

APPLY GREASE TO OUTER SURFACE

G

1X PIVOT AXLE COLLET, 10X1.0X81
08-23720

APPLY GREASE TO SHAFT ONLY, APPLY LOCTITE 242 TO THREADS ONLY
Torque: 13.6NM

Upper Link Hardware, Shock Hardware, and Seat Collar

Tallboy 5/Joplin 4 Exploded Diagram 2
Tallboy 5/Joplin 4 Exploded Diagram 2

B

2X SCREW M10X23 DP
26-20122

APPLY GREASE TO SHAFT ONLY, APPLY LOCTITE 242 TO THREADS ONLY
Torque: 15.8NM

D

1X M5X0.8X20 SHCS SS
26-15946

APPLY LOCTITE 242 TO THREADS
Torque: 7.5NM

E

1X M5 TAPERED WASHER
26-15632

APPLY GREASE TO OUTER SURFACE

F

1X PIVOT AXLE COLLET, 10X1.0X81
08-23720

APPLY GREASE TO SHAFT ONLY, APPLY LOCTITE 242 TO THREADS ONLY
Torque: 13.6NM

Glovebox

Tallboy 5/Joplin 4 Exploded Diagram 3
Tallboy 5/Joplin 4 Exploded Diagram 3

A

2X WB SCREW, M5 X 9
26-21360

B

1X STORAGE HATCH
26-22843

C

1X M3X6 BHCS, STAINLESS, BLACK
26-22358

APPLY LOCTITE TO THREADS
Torque: 0.5NM

D

E

2X STORAGE BEZEL NUT
30-23225

INSTALL INSIDE DT

F

1X STORAGE BEZEL BASE TYPE1
30-23054

G

4X M3X8 BHCS, STAINLESS, BLACK
26-23284

APPLY LOCTITE TO THREADS
Torque: 0.5NM

Downtube Protector and Seat Tube Fender

Tallboy 5/Joplin 4 Exploded Diagram 4
Tallboy 5/Joplin 4 Exploded Diagram 4

A

1X M4X12 BHCS BLACK
26-18382


Torque: 0.65NM

B

1X DT PRO TYPE 7
30-24189

Rear Triangle Components

Tallboy 5/Joplin 4 Exploded Diagram 5
Tallboy 5/Joplin 4 Exploded Diagram 5

A

1X SS PROTECTOR
30-17031

D

1X BOLT, TA DROP OUT
26-23492

SCREW IS REVERSE THREADED, DO NOT GREASE THREADS
Torque: 25NM

F

1X M3X12 BHCS
26-15939

APPLY GREASE TO THREADS
Torque: 0.65NM

Upper Link

Tallboy 5/Joplin 4 Exploded Diagram Upper Link
Tallboy 5/Joplin 4 Exploded Diagram Upper Link

A

4X 6900 2RS BEARING MAX
11-12681

B

1X SPACER 10X12.8X35.25
26-22561

C

2X PIVOT DUST SHIELD
26-18690

APPLY GREASE TO INNER SURFACE

D

1X UPPER LINK TALLBOY5
29-24191

E

2X WASHER 10X19X3
26-15533

APPLY GREASE TO INNER SURFACE

Lower Link

Tallboy 5/Joplin 4 Exploded Diagram Lower Link
Tallboy 5/Joplin 4 Exploded Diagram Lower Link

A

4X PIVOT DUST SHIELD
26-18690

B

1X FLIP CHIP M8x2 THREADED ECCENTRIC
26-21451

APPLY GREASE TO CYLINDRICAL SURFACE

C

1X SPACER 10X13X30.5
26-18691

D

1X SETSCREW M5X0.8X5
26-15532

APPLY LOCTITE 242 TO THREADS, TIGHTEN UNTIL FLUSH

E

1X FLIP CHIP M8x2 THRU
26-21452

APPLY GREASE TO OUTER SURFACE

F

1X GREASE FITTING M6
26-12678


Torque: 9NM

G

4X 6900 1ZR MAX FILL BEARING
11-18385

H

1X LOWER LINK TALLBOY5
29-24190

I

1X SPACER 10X13X41.5
26-18692

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