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Santa Cruz revamped the carbon Tallboy for 2013 with the addition of a 142 x 12mm rear axle, which compliments the VPP suspension and keeps the rear wheel center, hit after hit. Earmarked with the latest VPP suspension and a sophisticated carbon fiber chassis, the rock solid Santa Cruz Tallboy 29" carbon frame is designed to be insanely flex-free and fun handling. Using a unique, three-process construction, this curvaceous carbon fiber frame becomes more than just a pretty face, offering amazing stiffness and strength while keeping a feathery-light weight of 5 lbs. 6 oz. (Med). The Tallboy was designed to use a 100-120mm fork, and with 100mm of rear travel, this 29er delivers clean, neutral pedaling without bob or feedback, and plush, bump-eating suspension across the board.
Frame: Carbon fiber chassis with massive chainstays and rear triangle, tapered head tube, carbon fiber upper link, 15mm aluminum pivot axles (2 lower-1 upper) rotating on angular contact bearings, titanium hardware, grease ports, replaceable dropouts and 100mm of Next Generation VPP suspension. ISO brake mounts accommodate up to 185mm rotors. Shock: Fox RP23. Frame Weight (Med): 5 lbs. 6oz. Recommended Fork Travel: 100-120mm. Wheel Size: 29". Seatpost: 30.9mm Sizes: MD-XXL. Colors: Matte black, Orange, Matte carbon red or Gloss Blue
The Tallboy is designed to use 100-120mm forks and handles best in one of these configurations. However, it is strong enough to handle 140mm forks. So, if you really want, you can go there.
The Tallboy has 100mm of plush VPP rear suspension. The lower link features the same 15mm aluminum pivot axles, titanium hardware, angular contact bearings, grease ports, durability and ease of maintenance that's found on the Blur LT. There's also a carbon fiber upper link, with the same trick hardware and angular contact bearings on the big axle. The frame uses a 6.5" x 1.5" (165x38mm) rear shock. Mounting hardware on both ends is 22mm wide (21.84mm to be exact), with an 8mm through hole. The shock is a very common size, and there are plenty of other models on the market that will fit.
Tallboy is compatible with the new Sram XX group. The XX crankset is available in a 166Q version that provides the proper clearance for Tallboy.
Item Code: NN1-07-684
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