Tallboy CC XTR Reserve
Tallboy CC XTR Reserve
Santa Cruz

Tallboy CC XTR Reserve

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This is a special order item, please allow extra time for delivery

This is a special order item, please allow extra time for delivery

This is a special order item, please allow extra time for delivery

This is a special order item, please allow extra time for delivery

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This is a special order item, please allow extra time for delivery

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The new 120mm Tallboy takes a leap further into what short-travel bikes really are capable of. With kick-ass lower-link VPP suspension, a streamlined design, the typical Santa Cruz refinement, and rather radical geometry, the Tallboy is back to being a genre bending folk hero.

Sure, 10mm more travel might only seem like one small step—but coupled with a lower link-driven VPP suspension design this is one giant leap for the Tallboy.  

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 and responsive, lightweight chassis. But because it shares the same engineering principles as our longest travel bikes, the progressive lower link-mounted shock feels equally at home doing cross-country as it does in extreme-country. Paired with a 130mm fork the new Tallboy becomes ever more appealing to riders who like to open it up. 

And the geometry, that's a big part of what's going on...

Established theory suggests shorter travel bikes get ridden slower, therefore require steeper and more conservative geometries. In reality though, when was the last time you ever throttled back on a fun trail because you weren’t on a bigger bike?  Caution to the wind and all that. So we’ve done the same here and mimicked our longer travel geometry to create a bike with a 65.5-degree head-angle, generous front center, and short offset fork. Something rarely seen on a bike of this ilk.

And the radical thinking doesn’t stop there.  The Tallboy’s short-short 430mm chainstays have +/- 10mm of rear axle adjustment to ensure riders of all sizes and styles feel equally at home. Match that to a relatively low BB (335mm and 37.5mm drop) and you’ve got a combo that’s ready to haul into every pocket turn and launch out the other side.

 

    SPECS
    Frame
    Carbon C 29 120mm Travel VPP™
    Rear Shock FOX Float Factory DPS
    Fork
    RockShox Pike Ultimate, 130mm, 29"
    Rear Derailleur
    Shimano XTR M9100 SGS, 11/12
    Shifters
    Shimano XTR M9100 SL, 12spd, I-Spec
    Cassette Shimano XTR, 12spd, 10-51
    Chain
    Shimano XTR, 12spd, w/ Quick Link
    Bottom Bracket E13 BSA BB
    Headset Chris King DropSet 3
    Front Tire Maxxis Minion DHF, 29"x2.3", EXO TR
    Rear Tire Maxxis Minion DHR II, 29"x2.3", EXO TR
    Sealant Stan's Sealant
    Front Hub
    i9 Hydra, 15x110, Torque Cap, Centerlock, 28h
    Rear Hub
    i9 Hydra, 12x148, MicroSpline, Centerlock, 28h
    Rims
    Santa Cruz Reserve 27 29" Carbon Rims
    Spokes DT Swiss Competition Race
    Rotors
    Shimano XTR Ice. Tech Rotors, Centerlock, 180mm
    Brakes Shimano XTR M9120
    Crankset
    E13 TRSr crank, 32T, Boost, 170mm (S), 175mm (M-XXL)
    Stem i9 A35
    Handlebar Santa Cruz AM Carbon
    Saddle WTB Silverado Team Saddle
    Seatpost
    RockShox Reverb Stealth, 1X Lever, Discrete Clamp 31.6
    Grips Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips