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Santa Cruz Bicycles Tallboy Carbon CC Mountain Bike Frame - 2015

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A race machine with a rebel’s soul.

At first blush, the Santa Cruz Tallboy is clearly an XC machine. But wait. It can handle a 120mm fork and has a 70-degree head angle? Not quite the pinner sled it appears. Santa Cruz likes to make bikes that the people in the company like to ride, and with a definite long-travel bent to most Santa Cruz offerings, perhaps it's no surprise that its XC bike is a really a short-travel trail bike.

Santa Cruz made some incremental improvements to the Tallboy last year when it received its first refresh since its introduction. Specifically, the suspension curve lost a little bit of its progressiveness at the end because modern shocks are more able to resist bottom-out than the shocks of that era were. This means a smoother trip to through the Tallboy’s travel via the FOX FLOAT CTD shock.

In addition to the suspension tweaks, Santa Cruz took the opportunity to add some things its riders were asking for, like a 142x12mm thru-axle rear end and stealth routing for a dropper post. The simple things that we love Santa Cruz for, though, stayed the same: a standard, threaded bottom bracket, readily-available mixed-tapered headset, and two water bottle mounts.

  • 100mm of VPP-controlled travel
  • Compatible with 100 or 120mm forks
  • 142x12mm thru-axle
  • Stealth dropper post routing

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
Carbon CC
Rear Shock:
FOX FLOAT CTD with Kashima
Rear Travel:
100 mm
Head Tube Diameter:
ZS44/EC49 mixed tapered
Headset Included:
Bottom Bracket Type:
73 mm English
ISCG Tabs:
yes, ISCG 05
Cable Routing:
Front Derailleur Mount:
high direct mount
Derailleur Pull:
top pull
Seatpost Diameter:
30.9 mm
Seat Collar:
34.9 mm
Rear Axle:
142 mm thru-axle
Actual Weight:
Satin Black/Aqua Blue, S: 2,370g
Recommended Use:
cross country
Manufacturer Warranty:
5 years

Geometry chart

Santa Cruz Bicycles

Geometry Chart
Tallboy 2 Carbon
 Seat Tube
Effective Top TubeStackReachStand OverHead Tube LengthHead Tube AngleSeat Tube AngleBottom Bracket HeightChainstayWheelbase
S 16.5in 21.9in 24in 14.2in 28.2in 3.5in 70.2o 72.4o 13in 17.5in 41.7in
M 17.5in 23.1in 24.4in 15.4in 28.5in 3.9in 70.2o 72.4o 13in 17.5in 43in
L 18.5in 24.1in 24.4in 16.4in 29in 3.9in 70.2o 72.4o 13in 17.5in 44in
XL 20in 25.1in 24.8in 17.3in 29.5in 4.3in 70.2o 72.4o 13in 17.5in 45in
XXL 21.5in 26in 25.2in 18.0in 30.2in 4.7in 70.2o 72.4o 13in 17.5in 45.9in

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5 5

still one of the best!

  • Gender: Male

The Tallboy has been one of our best selling bikes over the last few years,and for good reason. There are still plenty of people who believe 29rs are the best practical XC bikes. Ive had been on the Tallboy several times and love the ride quality and geometry of this bike. It has a very nice, balanced geometry which allows it to feel well grounded on the trail without feeling too squirlish. It performs really nicely on climbs as it is light weight and agile and also allows you to rip it going down hill. Whether going up or down the bike is a great choice for an all around XC bike that you can certainly race with and also do longer epic rides for just fun.

If you have specific questions or need help configuring it shoot me an email at