TALLBOY

IF EVER THERE WAS A GRAVITY RIDERS’ XC BIKE, THE TALLBOY IS IT.

The new 120mm Santa Cruz 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.

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KEY FEATURES

  • Available in: Aluminum, Carbon C & Carbon CC frames
  • Wheel size: 29"
  • Front travel: 130mm
  • Rear travel: 120mm

IN ACTION

Shredding on the Santa Cruz Tallboy.
Riding trails on the Santa Cruz Tallboy for sale at Mike's Bikes.
Riding on the Santa Cruz Tallboy.
Ride the best trails on the Santa Cruz Tallboy for sale at Mike's Bikes.
Downhill riding on the Santa Cruz Tallboy.
The Santa Cruz Tallboy frame rear suspension.

CROSS COUNTRY VS EXTREME COUNTRY

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.

WHAT THE FLIP?

Like the V10 and Hightower, the new Tallboy features Santa Cruz' new Flip Chip.

The flip chip is a robust mechanism for riders looking to tune their ride according to their needs without compromising reliability and durability.

The Santa Cruz Tallboy frame has a flip chip.
The Santa Cruz Tallboy frame has longer travel geometry.

GAME-CHANGING GEOMETRY

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 with the Santa Cruz Tallboy frame 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.

Santa Cruz Tallboy - All Models

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