The Santa Cruz Tallboy is an XC bike on steroids that wants to go faster, turn harder and take on rough terrain a traditional XC bike wouldn't dare get involved with. The Tallboy has been fine tuned to get the most out of every descent with 120mm of lower link driven VPP suspension matched to a 130mm fork. The confidence this little bit of extra travel gives riders is taken one step further with modern, slack, long and low geometry that is commonly found on trail bikes with much more travel than the Tallboy.
So what does all this mean when you're on the bike? For places like Gap Creek, Cornubia, Daisy Hill it allows riders to push harder on the descents as the bike comfortably holds it's nerve at speed. Sure it won't be as smooth as your mate on his big 160mm Enduro bike but pick your lines wisely and the Tallboy can reach Rapid paces, exceeding that of bigger travel bikes in the right situation. You're also guaranteed to be a whole lot more comfortable when you point the bike up hill and put the power down on the climbs.
- 29" wheels
- 120mm rear travel
- Designed for a 130mm fork
- Lower link driven VPP linkage
- Full carbon frame, alloy links
- Lifetime limited warranty