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Santa Cruz Bicycles Tallboy /SRAM X9 Complete Bike

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The Tallboy Carbon is rightfully Santa Cruz's flagship XC model, but its weight savings easily come with a $1k-and-up premium. The beauty of this Tallboy and its SRAM X9 Complete Bike build, is that it matches respectable components with Santa Cruz's lauded VPP suspension for under five large.

This means forgoing the black weave in favor of an element in the boron group with an atomic number of 13. In other words, we're talking about aluminum. After all, before Santa Cruz became a leader in the carbon game, its alloy frames pushed the industry with expertly hydroformed and machined designs. Now, these frames fill the budget-leaning niche, while giving nothing away to compromise.

In fact, this alloy version of the Tallboy is identical to the carbon model, save for the material used to build the frame. It uses Santa Cruz's VPP suspension with 100mm of travel. Additionally, it features upper- and lower-links that permit trail inputs to be controlled by the shock, while also filtering chain, braking, and bio-forces out of the picture. This neutralizes brake-induced lock-out, pedal-bob, and squatting during acceleration, which ultimately creates one of the most efficient, yet active, suspension designs available.

For durability, Santa Cruz added easily-serviceable grease ports in the aluminum alloy lower-link. The pivots are also oversized with 15mm locking axle pins, which run on intricately-sealed bearings with one-way purging seals. And thankfully, this ensures long maintenance intervals. Controlling the VPP suspension motion is a FOX FLOAT CTD rear shock, while a 120mm FLOAT CTD leads the way up in the front.

This keeps suspension adjustments consistent and easy to change on the fly. For rolling stock, this X9 Complete Bike rides on Easton EA70 XCT wheels with 2.2in-wide Geax Saguaro tires. Driving the rear wheel is TruVativ's X9 GXP crankset with 26/39t rings upfront and a SRAM 11-36t, PC-1050 cassette outback. This system is guided by X9 shifters and X9 front and rear derailleurs. Stopping this high-speed aluminum express is a set of Avid Elixir 9 disc brakes with 160mm rotors. And finishing off the build are an Easton EC70 handlebar, EA70 stem, and an EA70 seatpost that supports a Selle Italia SL saddle.

The Santa Cruz Bicycles Tallboy/SRAM X9 Complete Bike is available in the sizes Medium, Large, and X-Large and in the colors Satin Black, White, Clear, Orange, and Black.

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
Rear Shock:
Rear Travel:
100 mm
FOX 32 FLOAT 29 FIT CTD Trail Adjust Kashima
Front Travel:
120 mm
Cane Creek 40 Mixed Tapered
Front Derailleur:
Rear Derailleur:
26/39 t Truvativ X9
Crank Arm Length:
175 mm
Bottom Bracket:
not included
11-36 t SRAM PG-1050
SRAM PC-1031
Brake Set:
Avid Elixir 9
160 mm
Easton EA70 XC Wide
Easton EA70
Stem Length:
90 mm
Selle Italia SL Kit Carbonio
Easton EA70
Seat Collar:
Santa Cruz QR
Easton EA70 XCT 29er
[front] 15mm thru-axle, [rear] 10x135mm quick-release
Geax Saguaro
Tire Size:
29 x 2.2 in
Recommended Use:
cross country and trail riding
Manufacturer Warranty:
5 years on frame

sizing chart

Bike size by rider height


Geometry chart

Santa Cruz Bicycles

Geometry Chart


Tallboy 2
 Seat Tube
Effective Top TubeStackReachStand OverHead Tube LengthHead Tube AngleSeat Tube AngleBottom Bracket HeightChainstayWheelbase
S 16.5in 21.9in 24.0in 14.2in 28.2in 3.5in 70.2o 72.4o 13.0in 17.5in 41.7in
M 17.5in 23.1in 24.4in 15.4in 28.2in 3.9in 70.2o 72.4o 13.0in 17.5in 43.0in
L 18.5in 24.1in 24.4in 16.4in 28.7in 3.9in 70.2o 72.4o 13.0in 17.5in 44.0in
XL 20.0in 25.1in 24.8in 17.3in 29.5in 4.3in 70.2o 72.4o 13.0in 17.5in 45.0in

Santa Cruz Tallboy 2 Carbon Geometry Chart

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Unanswered Question

Hi, My name is Laurent and I've 3 questions...


My name is Laurent and I've 3 questions :

What is your availabilities for a SC Tallboy alloy in size L ?

Do you accept a french customer ?

And what is the shipping quote for France (Zipcode : 13420) ?

Best regards, Laurent.

Unanswered Question

Can this be equipped with 3x10 and shimano...

Can this be equipped with 3x10 and shimano shifters? What is weight for large?


great value!

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times

This is one of the better mtn bikes we offer on CC and probably the best value for your money. The Tallboy is a light weight, agile Xc bike that performs well under lots of different types of terrain. It climbs extremely well and is ultra-comfortable on epic rides but can be a deadly racer on the circuit. I have had the opportunity to ride this bike several times and i must say it always leaves a smile on my face. If you have the means I highly recommend picking one up.

These are custom builds so components are changeable. I would be happy to assist you with any questions or price quotes for upgrades. My direct line is 801-736-6396 x 4074 or e-mail


What does 'Place order, ships when available....

What does 'Place order, ships when available. Learn more' really mean?

It means that this item is currently on back-order. Once we receive it at our warehouse we will ship it to you. Pre-Ordering like that ensures that you will get your bike, and it won't sell out before you can purchase.


Right out of the box Awesome!!!!!!

  • Gender:Male
  • Familiarity:I've used it several times

I just bought this bike a little over two months ago, and it is right out of the box Awesome to ride. I now have a little over 100 miles on it and the thing is smooth. My first 29r and I'm hooked. I just ordered the Fox. Doss Dropper post to round out the total package. This bike with the components is the best bang for the buck. As competitive cyclist says in their description (Try and find a better deal) FOX CTD suspension and all SRAM X9 this is a solid bike.

Right out of the box Awesome!!!!!!