Tallboy AL D
Tallboy AL D

Tallboy AL D

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This Model is expected to ship within 90 Days. Order now to ensure your order for the first allocation.

This Model is expected to ship within 90 Days. Order now to ensure your order for the first allocation.

This Model is expected to ship within 90 Days. Order now to ensure your order for the first allocation.

This Model is expected to ship within 90 Days. Order now to ensure your order for the first allocation.

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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.

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. 

The Tallboy is no slouch but certainly no softie either. It has earned a loyal following amongst those who seek a bike that will hold up to the relentless hammering of “power hour” hot laps or hour after hour on solo missions. Its composure at speed gives it a little swagger, as will you after hauling into every pocket turn and launching out the other side. 

There’s no label that quite fits what this bike is. But the name Tallboy says it all. Have at it.

SPECS:

Frame Aluminum 29" 120mm Travel VPP™
Shock FOX Float Performance DPS
Fork RockShox Recon RL, 130mm
Rear Derailleur SRAM SX Eagle 12spd
Shifters SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
Cassette SRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t
Chain SRAM SX Eagle, 12spd
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB 68/73mm
Headset Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset
Rear Tire Maxxis Rekon, 29"x2.4, 3C. EXO, MaxxTerra, TR
Front Tire Maxxis Dissector, 29"x2.4, 3C, EXO, MaxxTerra, TR
Sealant Stans Sealant
Front Hub SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap, 32h
Rims WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0 29" Rims
Spokes Sapim Race
Rear Hub SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h
Rotors Avid Centerline 180mm
Brakes SRAM Level
Crankset SRAM X1 Eagle DUB, 32t
Handlebar RaceFace Ride
Stem RaceFace Chester
Saddle WTB Silverado Comp Saddle or WTB Volt
Seatpost SDG Tellis Dropper, 31.6
Grips Santa Cruz House Grips or Burgtec Bartender Pro Grip Minnaar