The 2021 Santa Cruz Tallboy is an institution in the Santa Cruz bicycle line. The first generation was an XC bike that hung out with trail bikes, the second generation became a trail bike that didn’t forget its XC roots. This third-generation Tallboy then is a fully-graduated all-around trail bike that leans a bit more on the efficiency side of mountain bikes.
At the heart of every Santa Cruz full-suspension MTB is their VPP suspension. The Tallboy now uses a lower-link-mounted shock, found on all of Santa Cruz’s long-travel mountain bikes. It creates a nearly linear leverage curve, giving the Tallboy the same gene pool as the long-legged Megatower and V10 DH bike! Besides that, you’ll find a flip-chip at the shock and adjustable dropouts on the carbon models. This adjustable dropout, found similarly on the Megatower, offers a choice of 430-440 mm chainstay lengths. Set your bike up for play or for stability, and the Tallboy responds in kind.
Tallboy is a bike designed to sit right between the ultralight XC bikes on the market and enduro bruisers of the market. This is a bike that wants to work well for everyone, climbers and descenders alike. A 130 mm fork pairs with a 120 mm rear suspension to provide a just-right amount of suspension. Additionally, Santa Cruz now builds the bike with a slightly longer wheelbase than before, a two-degree slacker head angle, clearance for a 29 x 2.6″ tire, and a slight increase in reach in all sizes, all in the effort to increase riding stability. And about sizes: Santa Cruz now offers the Tallboy is an industry-leading six sizes to fit riders of all sizes and backgrounds.
The Santa Cruz Tallboy C S-Kit is available in six sizes (XS-XXL) in three build kits, with 29er wheels:
-Santa Cruz Tallboy C S – Fox 34 Float Performance 130mm fork, Fox Float Performance DPS 120mm shock, SRAM GX Eagle w/10-50t cassette, SRAM GX Eagle 32t crankset, SRAM Guide R brakes, Rock Shox Reverb Stealth dropper seatpost, and Race Face AR 27 rims to DT Swiss 370 hubs. It retails for $4999.
Maxxis Minion DHF/Minion DHR tires in 29 x 2.3″ width, though Tallboy carbon frames can fit up to a 29 x 2.6″ tire. Santa Cruz offers a lifetime warranty for each frameset they sell.
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