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Tallboy Carbon C S Mountain Bike

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Why We Like The Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon C S Mountain Bike

Santa Cruz like to think of the Tallboy as a gravity rider's XC bike, and that resonates with us because this short-travel trail bike punches well above its weight class and absolutes shreds on technical terrain. The Tallboy's lightweight carbon chassis and efficient VPP suspension make it a great bike for racking up big mileage in the mountains, and when the trail points downhill the progressive geometry keeps us planted, stable, and smiling as we ride harder than we thought possible on a shorter travel bike.


The frame on the Tallboy Carbon S build uses Santa Cruz's Carbon C construction, which rides just like their top-tier CC carbon but with a minor weight penalty. The carbon layup process remains similar, just with a different carbon modulus that's a bit more budget-friendly, which is why we're able to score the Carbon C at a more modest asking price. The componentry on this S kit is filled with workhorse parts that perform great on the trail and have us feeling confident in their durability, namely the GX Eagle drivetrain, FOX Performance suspension, and Race Face wheels with DT Swiss hubs.


*Due to unprecedented demand in the global supply chain and the bike industry over the last 18 months, material weight and exact components are subject to change. We are working diligently to keep tech specs updated, and any adjustments will be minor. If you have any questions, reach out to a Gearhead by chatting online or calling 1-888-276-7130.


Details

  • The Santa Cruz Tallboy redefines what a short-travel bike can do
  • 120mm lower-link VPP travel soaks up rocks and roots
  • 130mm FOX fork gives us front end control and confidence
  • 65.7-degree head tube keeps us stable at high speeds
  • Steep seat tube allows for comfortable & efficient pedaling
  • Longer reach increases stability and high-speed composure
  • Linkage flip chips can switch between low and high geometry settings
  • Carbon C frame rivals the performance of CC frames at a lower cost
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Frame Material
Carbon C
Suspension
VPP
Rear Shock
FOX Float Performance DPS
Rear Travel
120mm
Fork
FOX 34 Float Performance
Front Travel
130mm
Headset
Cane Creek 40 IS
Shifters
SRAM GX Eagle
Rear Derailleur
SRAM GX Eagle
ISCG Tabs
ISCG-05
Crankset
SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB
Chainring Sizes
32t
Crank Arm Length
[x-small] 165mm, [small, medium] 170mm, [large, x-large, xx-large] 175mm
Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB (BSA threaded)
Cassette
SRAM XG1275 GX Eagle
Cassette Range
10 - 50t
Chain
SRAM GX Eagle
Brakeset
SRAM G2 R
Brake Type
4-piston hydraulic
Rotors
Avid Centerline
Handlebar
Burgtec Alloy
Handlebar Rise
30mm
Handlebar Width
800mm
Grips
Santa Cruz House Grips or Burgtec Bartender Pro Grip Minnaar
Stem
Burgtec Enduro MK3
Stem Length
42.5mm
Saddle
WTB Silverado Pro or WTB Volt
Seatpost
RockShox Reverb Stealth
Seatpost Travel
[x-small] 100mm, [small] 125mm, [medium] 150mm, [large, x-large] 170mm, [xx-large] 200mm
Wheelset
Race Face AR Offset 30
Hubs
DT Swiss 370, 32h
Front Axle
15 x 110mm Boost
Rear Axle
12 x 148mm Boost
Tire Clearance
29 x 2.6in
Tires
[front] Maxxis Dissector 3C EXO MaxxTerra TR, [rear] Maxxis Rekon 3C EXO MaxxTerra TR
Tire Size
[front, rear] 29 x 2.4in
Pedals
not included
Extras
downtube protector, chainstay protector, shock fender
Claimed Weight
30.6lb
Activity
trail, cross-country
Manufacturer Warranty
[frame] lifetime

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