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Santa Cruz Bicycles Tallboy 29 Carbon CC X01 Eagle Reserve Complete Mountain Bike

$7,999.00

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Description

A bike for all seasons.

The Santa Cruz Tallboy is perhaps one of the best examples of an all-around mountain bike, one that's a lot more capable on technical trails than you'd imagine from its 110mm travel on paper, yet one that can pedal almost as well as a dedicated cross-country bike. With the Tallboy 29 Carbon CC X01 Eagle Reserve Complete Mountain Bike, Santa Cruz gives us its premium CC frame and has it rolling on its carbon Reserve wheels while spec'ing a sensible X01 group and FOX Performance suspension to keep the price within reach. If you’re looking for that one bike that you can take on weekend epic rides and still comfortably toe the line at an XC race, few bikes match the Tallboy's versatility.

The original Tallboy caused quite a stir when it hit the market and its lively handling removed a lot of preconceived notions about how 29-inch wheels were supposed to handle. Now in its 3rd iteration, the Tallboy is more trail oriented than ever and has the handling chops to hang with anything this side of a full-on enduro rig. This is even more impressive considering just how quickly it covers the climbs and pedaling sections with its 110mm of travel.

We're fairly certain that if you're looking at this version of the Tallboy with its upgraded Reserve carbon wheels, you're probably a dye-in-the-wool 29er rider, however, it's worth noting that the Tallboy was built to accommodate 27.5+ wheels as well as 29-inch wheels. This dual wheel persona is enabled by the reversible “flip chip” at the shock's upper link. Setting the flip chip to the “low” mode relaxes the head angle by roughly half a degree and lowers the bottom bracket, which makes for an ideal setup when paired with the slightly larger diameter of 29-inch wheels. The slightly smaller 27.5+ wheels pair with the “high” setting, allowing for similar clearance between the bottom bracket and the ground. The upshot is headache-free swaps between wheel sizes, which gives you more options than ever when you hit the trail. We'd recommend having two wheelsets: a traction heavy plus wheelset on rough days over loose terrain and the included carbon wheels for better rollover ability and racking up the singletrack miles.

The Tallboy's 110mm of travel is governed through the latest version of Santa Cruz’s VPP suspension design. As with all VPP bikes, the Tallboy’s counter-rotating links are carefully arranged to resist activation by pedaling forces, all but eliminating unwanted bobbing under power. This being the latest iteration of VPP, it’s tuned to provide more midstroke support than previous generations of the VPP platform, giving the rider less wallowing in the middle of its travel while maintaining a smooth off the top feel and plenty of ramp up near the end to prevent harsh bottom outs.

The VPP suspension obviously plays a key role in the Tallboy's dialed ride, but an equal part of its trail manners comes from its carefully tuned geometry. At 68 degrees, the head angle is sufficiently nimble for tree slaloms, while remaining relaxed enough to stay composed at high-speed chutes. The 17-inch chainstays never deter from its ability to change directions quickly, while retaining enough length to provide ample traction when the trail heads upwards. Perhaps the biggest benefit comes from the moderately roomy cockpit positioning you between the wheels and an "in" the bike rather than "on" the bike ride for intuitive handling with telepathic results.

This Tallboy is built using Santa Cruz’s top tier CC carbon fiber construction. By using some of the finest, and strongest, raw materials available, Santa Cruz is able to make its CC level frames extremely lightweight while maintaining outstanding impact resistance, exceptional stiffness, and just the right amount of finely tuned flex to cancel out trail chatter. Of course, balancing these factors requires true mastery of carbon fiber, and the design team at Santa Cruz has proven time and time again that their command of carbon fiber construction is unsurpassed in the bike industry. The result is a frame that will hold up to years of hard riding, will provide a comfortable ride, and will do so at a very competitive weight.

This Tallboy build spends money where its needed a saves where it's not starting with the excellent FOX suspension package and its 34 Float FIT4 Performance Elite fork paired with a Float DPS Performance Elite air shock. This setup offers a super supple stroke, on-the-fly adjustments at the flip of a lever, and easy tuning. SRAM’s exceptional X01 Eagle groupset provides the gear range necessary for all-day epics, while the Level TLM brakes let you easily keep your speed in check. RockShox's Reverb dropper post enables the necessary on-the-fly height adjustment of the WTB Silverado saddle, while the Santa Cruz carbon fiber handlebar offers a perfectly tuned balance of stiffness and flex that simply surpasses many of the best aftermarket carbon fiber handlebars available.

Perhaps our favorite part of the build may be Santa Cruz’s Reserve carbon rims, which are laced to a DT Swiss 350 hubset. The Reserve rims showcase Santa Cruz’s carbon fiber expertise, with a highly refined profile and reinforced nipple beads that nearly eliminate any chance of failure. And should you defy those odds, the Reserve rims are backed by a no-nonsense lifetime warranty—just like Santa Cruz’s carbon fiber frames.

  • A short travel trail bike with big wheel roll over ability
  • 110mm of highly efficient VPP travel
  • Flip-chip allows for with 29in and 27.5+ wheels
  • 74-degree seat tube angle optimizes pedaling efficiency
  • Longer reach increases high-speed stability
  • Carbon CC frame saves weight without sacrificing strength
  • X01 Eagle drivetrain provides the range for all-day epics
  • Reserve carbon rims bring SC's carbon mastery to the rim world

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
carbon CC
Suspension:
VPP
Rear Shock:
FOX Float Performance Elite DPS
Rear Travel:
110mm
Fork:
FOX 34 Float Perfomrance Elite
Front Travel:
120mm
Headset:
Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated
Shifters:
SRAM X01 Eagle (12-speed)
Rear Derailleur:
SRAM X01 Eagle (12-speed)
Crankset:
SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon DUB
Chainring Sizes:
32t
Crank Arm Length:
[x-small - small] 170mm, [medium - x-large] 175mm
Bottom Bracket:
SRAM DUB
Bottom Bracket Type:
BSA threaded
Cassette:
SRAM XG1295 Eagle (12-speed)
Cassette Range:
10 - 50t
Chain:
SRAM X01 Eagle (12-speed)
Brakeset:
SRAM Level TLM
Brake Type:
hydraulic disc
Rotors:
180mm Avid Centerline
Handlebar:
SCB XC Carbon Flat
Grips:
Santa Cruz Palmdale
Stem:
Easton Haven
Stem Length:
55mm
Saddle:
WTB Silverado Team
Seatpost:
RockShox Reverb Stealth
Wheelset:
Santa Cruz Reserve 27 Carbon
Hubs:
DT Swiss 350
Front Axle:
15mm Boost
Rear Axle:
12 x 148mm
Tires:
[front] Maxxis Minion DHF 3C EXO TR, [rear] Maxxis Crossmark II DC EXO TR
Tire Size:
[front] 29 x 2.3in, [rear] 29 x 2.25in
Pedals:
not included
Recommended Use:
trail
Manufacturer Warranty:
lifetime on frame

Weight

Weight

Claimed Weight

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26lb, 1oz

Geometry Chart

Santa Cruz 

Tallboy 29 / 27.5+
29 - 120mm Travel Fork
 

Seat Tube

Effective Top Tube

Stack

Reach

Stand Over

Head Tube

Head Tube Angle

Seat Tube Angle

Bottom Bracket Height

Bottom Bracket Drop

Chainstay

Wheelbase
S 15.35in 22.6in 23.39in 15.94in 27.76in 3.54in 68° 73°   1.57in 17.01in 43.94in
M 16.54in 23.74in 23.74in 16.93in 27.8in 3.94in 68° 73°   1.57in 17.01in 45.08in
L 17.72in 24.53in 23.74in 17.72in 27.83in 3.94in 68° 73°   1.57in 17.01in 45.87in
XL 18.9in 25.71in 24.29in 18.7in 27.91in 4.53in 68° 73°   1.57in 17.01in 47.05in
XXL 20.08in 27.13in 24.84in 19.88in 27.72in 5.12in 68° 73°   1.57in 17.01in 48.46in
27.5+ - 130mm Travel Fork
 

Seat Tube

Effective Top Tube

Stack

Reach

Stand Over

Head Tube

Head Tube Angle

Seat Tube Angle

Bottom Bracket Height

Bottom Bracket Drop

Chainstay

Wheelbase
S 15.35in 22.64in 23.43in 15.87in 27.64in 3.54in 68° 73°   1.3in 17.01in 44.09in
M 16.54in 23.78in 23.82in 16.85in 27.68in 3.94in 68° 73°   1.3in 17.01in 45.2in
L 17.72in 24.57in 23.82in 17.64in 27.72in 3.94in 68° 73°   1.3in 17.01in 45.98in
XL 18.9in 25.75in 24.37in 18.62in 27.8in 4.53in 68° 73°   1.3in 17.01in 47.2in
XXL 20.08in 27.13in 24.92in 19.8in 27.56in 5.12in 68° 73°   1.3in 17.01in 48.62in

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