SANTA CRUZ TALLBOY
If ever there was a gravity riders’ XC bike, the Tallboy is it.
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.
- Available in: Aluminum, Carbon C & Carbon CC
- Wheel size: 29"
- Front travel: 130mm
- Rear travel: 120mm
- Priced from $2699 (MSRP)
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.