Santa Cruz Tallboy top tube logo, gloss white
The

Tallboy

The Downhiller's XC Bike

Why the Tallboy?

The Tallboy has garnered a dedicated fan base among riders in search of a reliable companion that can withstand the demanding rigors of both intense "power hour" sessions and extended journeys across top-notch trails. With its expertly tuned VPP™ suspension system, the Tallboy seamlessly blends efficient pedaling and the ability to conquer rough terrain. If you ever needed a cross-country bike with the heart of a gravity rider, the Tallboy is your answer.

  1. Front Travel: 130mm
  2. Rear Travel: 120mm
  3. Wheel size: 29"

Technical Details

The Tallboy's leverage curve has been optimized with a lower starting ratio and increased ending ratio, enhancing sensitivity deeper into its travel for a more responsive ride. Peak anti-squat has been significantly reduced, improving small bump sensitivity and square-edge compliance, while also reducing anti-rise for better braking sensitivity.

  • Snappy, yet Smooth
  • The Glovebox
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Eagle Transmission
Santa Cruz Tallboy rear suspension linkage
Santa Cruz Tallboy Gloss White glovebox for in-frame gear storage
Santa Cruz Tallboy head tube bade - gloss white
Sram GX Transmission derailleur on a Gloss White Tallboy

Geometry

XS S M L XL XXL
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A | Reach 405/403 430/428 455/453 475/473 495/493 520/518
B | Stack 601/603 610/612 619/621 628/630 646/648 656/658
C | Head Tube Angle 65.7/65.5 65.7/65.5 65.7/65.5 65.7/65.5 65.7/65.5 65.7/65.5
D | Seat Tube Length 370/370 380/380 405/405 430/430 460/460 500/500
E | Front Center 708/708 737/737 766/766 790/790 818/818 847/847
F | BB Height 335/332 335/332 335/332 335/332 335/332 335/332
G | BB Drop 38/41 38/41 38/41 38/41 38/41 38/41
H | Wheelbase 1138/1138 1167/1167 1199/1199 1227/1227 1257/1258 1290/1291
I | Rear Center 430/431 430/431 433/434 437/438 439/440 443/444
J | Head Tube Length 95/95 105/105 115/115 125/125 145/145 160/160
K | Top Tube Length 555/556 579/580 602/603 622/623 644/645 671/671
L | Seat Tube Angle 76/75.7 76.3/76 76.7/76.4 76.8/76.6 77/76.8 77.1/76.8
M | Standover Height 680/676 693/691 696/693 698/695 698/695 701/698

Frame Sizing

The sizing chart is a great place to start when picking your next bike but everyone will fit a bike a bit differently. Your torso, arm, and leg lengths all play into what size of bike you may need. Plus, there's your own personal preference.

We always recommend swinging by the shop and taking the bike that you're looking for a spin to see how it feels. If you're unable to come by, looking at the geometry of your current bike and comparing it is a good place to start. If you have any further questions, our customer service team is there to help.

Size Height
XS 142 - 155cm
S 155 - 165cm
M 165 - 175cm
L 175 - 185cm
XL 185 - 193cm
XXL 193 - 201cm