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.
The Tallboy requires a bottom swing (high clamp), top pull, 34.9mm front derailleur. Both SRAM and Shimano make models that work well.
Santa Cruz never likes to make promises as to the largest tire that will fit the Tallboy, since tire dimensions vary so much between manufacturers. But, pretty much any 2.35" tire will work.
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.
A final thought:
Big wheels work well for a lot of people, but are a godsend for the big and tall set. As such, Santa Cruz offers the Tallboy all the way up to XXL - which comes with an appropriately sized 25.9 top tube and 45.6 wheelbase. All of the frame sizes feature the same short, stiff 17.5 chainstays.
Item Code: QKF-08-080
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