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Santa Cruz BicyclesTallboy
29 Carbon CC XX1 Eagle Reserve Mountain Bike

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Item # SNZK161
Description

Tallboy 29 Carbon CC XX1 Eagle Reserve Mountain Bike

There was a time when Santa Cruz's lineup lacked a solid short-travel whip for cross country domination — when we rode the Tallboy on smooth and racy ribbons of trail because it was the closest thing to the tried-and-true Blur, which we dearly missed. Fortunately, with the Blur surging back into the xc scene, Santa Cruz was free to fine-tune the Tallboy  into the beast it was meant to be, with a trail-hungry personality that offers deeper travel, and a suspension design built to soak up rougher terrain, while still rolling atop the 29-inch wagon wheels we covet for soaring up climbs. The Tallboy is built to be more capable than ever, with geometry that boosts confidence on the descents, while maintaining the lively climbing properties we love. And if the geometry isn't enough, Santa Cruz spec's this particular build with a slew of cherry-picked SRAM XX1 Eagle components to offer you a massive 500% gear range to tackle days that boost up intense amounts of elevation, and soar down lofty rollers and banked berms on the descent.

The Tallboy follows the trends of its deeper-travel siblings, moving the VPP suspension down to a lower-link that offers improved stabilization in the roughest terrain, while an extra 10mm of travel helps soak up additional rocks and roots that the previous Tallboy would have shied away from. This makes the new ride more confident than ever, ready for bigger trails, rutted out lines, brakes bumps galore, and even turning the odd set of rollers into doubles — but not at the cost of climbing. The suspension is designed with the same engineering principles as the brand's longest travel bikes, making it just as at home riding cross-country as it is extreme backcountry. Santa Cruz's VPP suspension is designed to stabilize the suspension when you're putting power down on the pedals, meaning the rear end ceases to bob, providing a much more responsive and lively feel when you hammer up steeps, so you aren't wasting all of the power you put down. This is achieved with counter-rotating links that are carefully arranged to resist activation by pedaling forces, all but eliminating bobbing under power.

The Tallboy's geometry features a much slacker head tube angle that shifted from the 68-degrees in years past to the ultra-long 65.5-degrees it is today (with the flip chip in Low). This slack head tube elevates the confidence of the Tallboy when you point it downhill, providing improved handling in rough and jarring terrain, and boosting control at high speeds. With the head tube's shift into the slacker realm, balance needed to be achieved to maintain the bike's reputation for lively pedaling and handling, so the engineers at Santa Cruz opted to move the seat tube angle up a few degrees to a steep perch of 76.3 degrees — a full three degrees steeper than the previous model, allowing you to stay on top of the bike when pedal power matters, and keeping the cockpit compact enough for comfort when handling the bike in rowdy terrain.

With changes happening left and right on the Tallboy, thankfully Santa Cruz's Carbon CC frame construction remains unchanged and for this top-tier CC frame designation, the engineers use a higher modulus carbon versus the standard Carbon C model, so less material is required to hit the same strength and stiffness numbers. Less material equates to less weight, and well, we'll always take a lighter bike for any occasion. Climbing and just motoring along the flats is easier with less mass to haul around, and a stiffer chassis is more efficient at getting the power to the rear wheel and requires less body English while negotiating technical trails.

Final details include a threaded bottom bracket that's what we've come to expect from the California-based brand, and it's a strong selling point for those who don't like dealing with the tricky tolerances and creaky interfaces of press-fit models. Santa Cruz specs this model with some of our house favorite components, with a SRAM XX1 Eagle drivetrain for precise shifting and seemingly endless gears, plus a plush combination of FOX rear and RockShox front suspension that offers 120mm and 130mm of deep travel, respectively. This 29-inch version comes equipped with 2.3in Maxxis rubber, which occupies a sweet spot of cush and traction without feeling too sluggish, bouncy, or vague. The crowning jewel of the build is the Reserve Carbon Wheels, which provide a lightweight and stiff platform for your all-day pedaling, covered by a lifetime warranty too.

  • The Tallboy gets longer, slacker, and faster all around
  • 120mm deeper travel soaks up more rocks, roots, and trail chatter
  • Reserve Carbon Wheels are ultralight and stiff for maximum engagement
  • Super slack head tube feels controlled descending at high speeds
  • Steep seat tube angle allows for comfortable & efficient pedaling
  • Flip chips let you tweak geometry and chainstay length
  • Longer reach increases stability and high-speed composure
  • Carbon CC frame saves weight without sacrificing strength
  • XX1 Eagle AXS drivetrain for crisp, low-maintenance shifting
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Tech Specs
Frame MaterialCarbon CC
SuspensionVPP
Rear ShockFox Float Factory DPS
Rear Travel120mm
ForkRockShox Pike Ultimate
Front Travel130mm
HeadsetChris King DropSet 3
ShiftersSRAM XX1 Eagle AXS, 12-speed
Rear DerailleurSRAM XX1 Eagle AXS, 12-speed
ISCG TabsISCG-05
CranksetSRAM XX1 Eagle AXS Carbon DUB
Chainring Sizes32t
Crank Arm Length[x-small] 165mm, [small] 170mm, [medium - xx-large] 175mm
Bottom BracketSRAM DUB
Bottom Bracket TypeEnglish threaded (BSA)
CassetteSRAM XG-1295 XO1 Eagle Rainbow, 12-speed
Cassette Range10 - 50t
ChainSRAM XX1 Eagle, 12-speed
BrakesetSRAM G2 Ultimate
Brake Typehydraulic disc
RotorsAvid Centerline 180mm
HandlebarSanta Cruz AM Carbon
GripsSanta Cruz Palmdale lock-on
StemIndustry Nine A35
SaddleWTB Silverado Team
SeatpostRockShox Reverb Stealth, 1x Lever, Discrete Clamp
Seat Collar36.4mm
Wheelset[rims] Santa Cruz Reserve 27 Carbon
HubsIndustry Nine Hydra, Torque Cap, 28h
Front Axle15 x 110mm Boost
Rear Axle12 x 148mm Boost
Tires[front] Maxxis Minion DHF 3C EXO TR, [rear] Maxxis Minion DHR II EXO TR
Tire Size29 x 2.3in
Pedalsnot included
Recommended Usecross-country, trail
Manufacturer Warrantylifetime on frame
Geometry

130mm Travel Fork // LOW

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 XSSMLXLXXL
14.57in14.96in15.94in16.93in18.11in19.69in
21.26in22.36in23.5in24.49in25.47in26.73in
23.35in23.74in24.09in24.45in25.16in25.87in
15.67in16.65in17.64in18.43in19.21in20.20in
26.69in27.24in27.72in27.68in27.48in27.48in
3.54in3.93in4.33in4.72in5.51in6.30in
65.565.565.565.565.565.5
76.576.476.376.27675.8
13.07in13.07in13.07in13.07in13.07in13.07in
1.61in1.61in1.61in1.61in1.61in1.61in
16.93 / 17.32in16.93 / 17.32in16.93 / 17.32in16.93 / 17.32in16.93 / 17.32in16.93 / 17.32in
44.41in45.55in46.73in47.68in48.78in50.08in

130mm Travel Fork // HIGH

For screen reader users: each row header contains a button that can be toggled to provide additional information.

 XSSMLXLXXL
14.57in14.96in15.94in16.93in18.11in19.69in
21.26in22.36in23.5in24.49in25.47in26.73in
23.35in23.66in24.01in24.37in25.08in25.87in
15.75in16.73in17.72in18.50in19.29in20.27in
26.81in27.4in27.87in27.79in27.64in27.64in
3.54in3.93in4.33in4.72in5.51in6.30in
65.765.765.765.765.765.7
76.776.776.676.476.276
13.19in13.19in13.19in13.19in13.19in13.19in
1.50in1.50in1.50in1.50in1.50in1.50in
16.93 / 17.32in16.93 / 17.32in16.93 / 17.32in16.93 / 17.32in16.93 / 17.32in16.93 / 17.32in
44.41in45.55in46.73in47.68in48.78in50.08in
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    Anyone have a weight on this bad boy?

    Santa Cruz lists the weight as 27.71 lbs, Although they don't specify the size, I assume Medium.