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Santa Cruz Bicycles Tallboy Carbon 27.5+ R Complete Mountain Bike - 2018

Santa Cruz Bicycles Tallboy Carbon 27.5+ R Complete Mountain Bike - 2018
$3,899.00

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Description

Hard to Beat.

The Santa Cruz Tallboy just keeps getting better and better. This bike was one of the first 29ers that changed many people's preconceived notions about big wheels and the bike handled a variety of trails very well. Now we are on version 3.0 and over the years, we've seen changes to geometry including a slackened head tube angle, shorter chainstays, a steeper seat tube, and 10mm more rear travel. All of these changes add to the bike's versatility and increases its trail chops. Another addition to this new version is the ability to run plus wheels adding traction and fun on every ride. The Tallboy Carbon 27.5+ R Complete Mountain Bike is poised to conquer all or your riding desires whether that’s a solo 24-hour race or ripping hot laps with your buddies after work.

The Tallboy's universal acclaim comes from the bike' amazing adaptability. Depending on the build, the bike can be competitive on XC race courses and able to handle black diamond descents. Santa Cruz increased the rear drop out spacing to the boost standard allowing the use of 27.5+ wheels. A flip chip in the shock's upper link and altering the fork's travel, transforms the bike between the two wheel sizes and it's easy to experiment with both diameters to see what works best with on your trails and with your riding style.

The latest Tallboy boasts 110mm of travel from its refined VPP suspension platform absorbing all trail imperfections on your ride. The counter-rotating links are carefully placed to resist bobing by pedaling forces. The latest version of VPP slightly alters the kinamatics providing for more mid-stroke support than previous versions, so you'll have more control over rougher terrain without losing the ability to absorb square edge bumps. The design yields plush, linear travel without blowing through all the travel and bottoming out.

The suspension design and travel are responsible for the great ride quality and popularity of the Tallboy and the updated geometry is an area that didn't get overlooked either. Sitting at 68 degrees, the headtube angle balances agile handling great for cross-country exploits and stability for high-speed trail riding. The 17-inch chainstays keep the ride nimble and follow the front wheel easily around switchbacks and retain enough length to provide excellent traction on loose climbs. The reach grows across all sizes allowing for a roomy cockpit and positions the rider between the wheels instilling confidence in every riding condition.

The frame on this Tallboy Carbon R build uses Santa Cruz's Carbon C construction, which is just under the top-tier CC material. It's equally as strong, stiff, and durable as the more expensive CC level carbon, but comes in just a little heavier. The carbon lay-up remains the same but more material is need allowing Santa Cruz to offer a more competitive price at around a half-pound weight penalty.

Santa Cruz builds the Carbon C R with components for a solid trail build and tremendous value. A FOX Rhythm 34 fork up front sees a Float Performance DPS air shock in the rear. This setup offers plush and supportive travel with on-the-fly compression adjustments at the flip of a lever. SRAM’s NX 11 speed group provides plenty of gear range with the 10-42t cassette so you can settle in on long forest service roads, and still have a tall enough gear on the paved sections to and from the trailhead. Race Face provides the cockpit with the dropper post, amply wide bar, and stiff stem. The rolling stock includes a set of hand-built wheels from Santa Cruz, featuring Novatec hubs, Race Face 40 rims, and Maxxis Rekon 2.8-inch rubber.

  • A versatile Plus bike for traction on the trails
  • 110mm of efficient VPP suspension
  • Flip-chip allows running 29er or 27.5+ wheels
  • Durable C Carbon construction reduces weight
  • Modern geometry for trail charging fun

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
Carbon C
Suspension:
VPP
Rear Shock:
FOX Float Performance DPS
Rear Travel:
110mm
Fork:
FOX Rhythm 34
Front Travel:
130mm
Headset:
Cane Creek 10 IS
Shifters:
SRAM NX
Rear Derailleur:
SRAM NX
Crankset:
Race Face Aeffect 30t
Bottom Bracket:
Face Race GXP
Cassette:
SRAM XG1150 10-42t
Chain:
SRAM PC1110
Brakeset:
SRAM Level T
Brake Type:
hydraulic disc
Rotors:
Avid Centerline 180mm
Handlebar:
Race Face Ride
Handlebar Width:
760mm
Grips:
Santa Cruz Palmdale
Stem:
Race Face Ride
Stem Length:
50mm
Saddle:
WTB Volt Race
Seatpost:
RF Aeffect Dropper
Seatpost Diameter:
31.6mm
Seat Collar:
35.0mm
Wheelset:
[rims] Race Face AR 40, [spokes] DT Competition, [nipples] Sapim Secure Lock Brass 14mm
Hubs:
[front] Novatec D711, [rear] Novatec D462
Front Axle:
15 x 110mm thru-axle
Rear Axle:
12 x 148mm thru-axle
Tires:
Maxxis Rekon EXO TR
Tire Size:
27.5 x 2.8 in.
Pedals:
not included
Claimed Weight:
13320g
Recommended Use:
cross-country, trail
Manufacturer Warranty:
lifetime on frame

Geometry Chart

Santa Cruz

Geometry Chart

 

Tallboy 29
120mm Travel Fork
 

Seat Tube

(c-t)

Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Stack

(S)

Reach

(R)

Stand Over

Head Tube

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HT°)

Seat Tube Angle

(ST°)

Bottom Bracket Drop

(BBD)

Chainstay

(CS)

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
Tallboy 27.5+
130mm Travel Fork
 

Seat Tube

(c-t)

Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Stack

(S)

Reach

(R)

Stand Over

Head Tube

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HT°)

Seat Tube Angle

(ST°)

Bottom Bracket Drop

(BBD)

Chainstay

(CS)

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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