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Santa Cruz Bicycles Tallboy LT Mountain Bike Frame

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Description

The Santa Cruz Tallboy LT has made quite a stir in the mountain bike community. As people ask more and more from their 29ers, suspension designs have to keep up. Currently, the Tallboy LT is at the forefront of this evolution. 135mm of VPP suspension and 29 inch wheels make this one of the most versatile bikes on the planet. This version, with the 12x142mm Maxle rear end, is designed to take all the punishment you can dish out and come back for seconds.

The Tallboy LT is made of aluminum, with Santa Cruz's signature hydroformed top and down tubes. It's a little heavier than its carbon brother, but its price is much friendlier. Looking at the geometry, the Tallboy LT is longer and taller than the original Tallboy–but to keep that in perspective, the original Tallboy's short chainstays and ultra-compact head tube make it one of the most nimble full-suspension 29ers out there. The Tallboy LT maintains similar dimensions and adds 35mm of rear travel (135mm total) while accommodating a 130-150mm front fork. The head tube angle has been slackened a bit, to a more stable 69.5 degrees. Throw in the inherent rolling advantages of 29 inch wheels and you have a bike that conquers the sketchiest descents with aplomb.

The VPP rear-suspension on the Tallboy LT utilizes patented, counter-rotating shock links that allow for a variable feel throughout the suspension travel. When sag is set correctly, the Tallboy LT is extremely responsive to small- and medium-sized bumps. For larger hits that push it deeper into its travel, it becomes more stubborn, a necessity to avoid harsh bottom-out. It's also a crisp, efficient pedaler, even in the small chainring. Another big plus of VPP suspension is its durability; Santa Cruz guarantees the pivot bearings for life. Rear squish is handled by a light and custom-tuned Fox Float RP23 with a slick Kashima coating. Its three-position ProPedal lever lets you select an appropriate amount of platform damping for the terrain you're riding. Select more damping for tame singletrack, or leave it wide-open for plushness over hairy sections.

Santa Cruz didn't simply tweak the geometry of the original Tallboy and call it a day. This frame has received some insightful upgrades. Recognizing that the Tallboy LT will see heavy-duty, bone-rattling action, Santa Cruz added ISCG05 tabs to the bottom bracket shell to accommodate a chainguide. Additionally, the lower suspension link is asymmetrical to ensure chainguide clearance. The grease ports on the lower link are recessed to keep them out of harm's way.

The Santa Cruz Tallboy LT has a 1-1/8 to 1-1/2-inch tapered head tube. Like all of Santa Cruz's bikes, it has a user-friendly threaded bottom bracket shell. The rear dropout accepts a standard 12x142mm thru-axle. IS brake mounts make adding your favorite brakes as easy as possible. You'll need to pair the frame with a 30.9mm seatpost and a 34.9mm bottom-swing, top-pull front derailleur.

The Santa Cruz Tallboy LT Mountain Bike Frame is available in sizes from Medium to X-Large and in the colors Gulf Blue/orange and Gloss Gun Black/black.

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
aluminum
Suspension:
full-suspension
Rear Shock:
FOX FLOAT CTD Evolution
Rear Travel:
135 mm
Head Tube Diameter:
ZS44/EC49 Mixed Tapered
Headset Included:
no
Bottom Bracket Type:
73 mm English
ISCG Tabs:
yes, ISCG 05
Cable Routing:
external
Front Derailleur Mount:
34.9mm clamp-on
Derailleur Pull:
top
Seatpost Diameter:
30.9 mm
Seat Collar:
34.9 mm
Rear Axle:
12x142 mm thru-axle
Recommended Use:
all mountain
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years on frame

sizing chart

Bike size by rider height

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Geometry chart

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Geometry Chart

 

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Seat Tube

(c-t)

Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Stack

(S)

Reach

(R)

Standover

(SO)

Head Tube

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HTo)

Seat Tube Angle

(STo)

Bottom Bracket Drop

(BBD)

Chainstay Length

(CS)

Wheelbase

44 44.0cm 51.5cm

51.7cm

36.3cm 72.1cm

12.0cm

72.0 deg 75.0 deg 6.9cm 40.5cm 97.1cm
47 47.0cm 53.0cm

52.8cm

37.0cm 74.1cm 13.0cm 72.5 deg 74.5 deg 6.9cm 40.5cm 97.7cm
50 50.0cm 54.5cm 54.0cm 37.0cm 76.0cm 14.0cm 73.0 deg 73.5 deg 6.9cm 40.5cm 97.6cm
53 53.0cm 56.0cm 56.0cm 37.9cm 78.3cm 16.0cm 73.5 deg 73.5 deg 6.9cm 40.5cm 98.6cm
55 55.0cm 57.5cm 58.0cm 38.9cm 80.1cm 18.0cm 73.5 deg 73.5 deg 6.9cm 40.5cm 100.1cm
58 58.0cm 59.0cm 60.1cm 39.7cm 82.1cm 20.0cm 74.0 deg 73.5 deg 6.9cm 40.5cm

101.0cm

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Hello, is this 2014 or 2013 model? Images...

Hello, is this 2014 or 2013 model? Images are for 2013 but what is actually on stock?

Best Answer

OSEP650478,



Hey!



So, Santa Cruz doesn't have model years per se, however they obviously come out with new models and colors.



That being said, The color we have in stock would be this one. And actually, it looks a little more gunmetal in real life. (See Pictures)



Yes, this would be the color option the offered before the newer options they offer on their site of Orange and the other Black.



I would love to talk more with you on this, if you had anymore questions on this frame.



Please give me a call anytime: 801-736-6396 EXT 4368



Or email: kconrad@competitivecyclist.com



Let's get you into some dirt!

OSEP650478,

Hey!

So, Santa Cruz doesn't have model years per se, however they obviously come out with new models and colors.

That being said, The color we have in stock would be this one. And actually, it looks a little more gunmetal in real life. (See Pictures) 

Yes, this would be the color option the offered before the newer options they offer on their site of Orange and the other Black.

I would love to talk more with you on this, if you had anymore questions on this frame.

Please give me a call anytime: 801-736-6396 EXT 4368

Or email: kconrad@competitivecyclist.com

Let's get you into some dirt!
Unanswered Question

What is the stack height for the Santa...

What is the stack height for the Santa Cruz Tallboy LT with 29 inch wheels in a size XL?