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Santa Cruz Bicycles Tallboy Carbon CC 27.5+ X01 Eagle ENVE Complete Mountain Bike - 2017

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The Santa Cruz Tallboy CC 27.5+ X01 Eagle ENVE complete mountain bike effortlessly pairs instinctive handling with more traction than you've ever experienced. For big rides in technical terrain, or just experiencing a more surefooted feel on your local trails, this machine is ready, willing, and able.

Many of you will remember the commotion that the original Tallboy caused, what with its lively handling that immediately dispelled a mountain of preconceived notions about how 29in wheels were supposed to handle. The latest iteration of the Tallboy retains its praiseworthy handling with an added dash of versatility and a pinch of aggressive intent that takes the Tallboy into uncharted territory.

Part of the Tallboy’s success is due to its ability to blur the lines between cross-country rocket and surefooted trail bike. To that end, the Tallboy was built to accommodate 27.5+ wheels as well as 29in wheels, as it's presented here. This split personality is enabled by the reversible “flip chip” at the 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.

The Tallboy generates 110mm of travel through the latest version of Santa Cruz’s VPP technology. 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 a better feel for the terrain, and a livelier ride feel.

While the excellent suspension plays a large role, a key part of the Tallboy’s secret sauce is its carefully tuned geometry. At 68 degrees, the head angle is sufficiently nimble for whipping through tight chicanes, while remaining relaxed enough to stay composed at high speed. The 17in chainstays enhance the ability to change directions quickly, while retaining enough length to provide ample traction when the trail points skyward. And the way the moderately roomy cockpit positions the rider between the wheels makes for reflexive handling with a minimum of effort.

The 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 build of the Tallboy includes some of the finest components available, beginning with a worthy suspension package from Fox: a 34 Float Performance Elite fork paired with a Float Performance Elite air shock. This setup offers a supple stroke, on-the-fly adjustments at the flip of a lever, and easy tuning. SRAM’s phenomenal X01 Eagle groupset provides the gear range necessary to venture into uncharted territory, while the Level brakes keep things under control as speeds increase. The Rockshox Reverb dropper post enables the necessary on-the-fly saddle height adjustment, 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. This build is rounded off with ENVE's class-leading M60 Forty Plus rims, which are in turn laced to DT Swiss 350 hubs and shod in Maxxis Rekon Plus tires for otherworldly grip in unpredictable terrain.

  • A short travel trail bike with a wild side
  • 5in of highly efficient VPP travel
  • Flip-chip enables compatibility with 29in and 27.5+ wheels
  • 74-degree seat tube angle optimizes pedaling efficiency
  • Longer reach shifts weight forward for better traction
  • Carbon CC frame saves weight without sacrificing strength
  • X01 Eagle drivetrain provides the ultimate bailout gear
  • ENVE M60 Forty Plus wheels for unreal traction and stiffness

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
CC Carbon Fiber
Suspension:
VPP
Rear Shock:
FOX Float Performance Elite
Rear Travel:
110mm
Fork:
FOX 34 Float Performance Elite
Front Travel:
120mm
Headset:
Cane Creek 40
Shifters:
SRAM X01 Eagle
Front Derailleur:
n/a
Rear Derailleur:
SRAM X01 Eagle
Crankset:
32t SRAM X1 Carbon
Bottom Bracket:
SRAM GXP Team
Cassette:
10 - 50t SRAM XG-1295
Chain:
SRAM X01 Eagle
Brakeset:
SRAM Level TLM
Brake Type:
hydraulic disc
Rotors:
SRAM Centerline
Handlebar:
Santa Cruz XC Carbon Flat Bar
Handlebar Rise:
0mm
Handlebar Width:
[S - M] 750mm, [L - XXL] 780mm
Grips:
Santa Cruz Palmdale lock-on
Stem:
Race Face Turbine Basic
Saddle:
WTB Silverado Pro
Seatpost:
Rockshox Reverb Stealth [S] 125mm, [M - XL] 150mm, [XXL] 170mm
Seatpost Diameter:
31.8mm
Wheelset:
ENVE M60 Forty
Hubs:
DT Swiss 350
Front Axle:
15 x 110mm Boost
Rear Axle:
12 x 148mm Boost
Tires:
Maxxis Rekon Exo 3c
Tire Size:
27.5 x 2.8in
Pedals:
not included
Recommended Use:
cross country, trail
Manufacturer Warranty:
lifetime on frame
Actual Weight:
Matte Grey/Rust, M: 12490g

sizing chart

Tallboy size by rider height

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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

(HTo)

Seat Tube Angle

(STo)

Bottom Bracket Drop

(BBD)

Chainstay

(CS)

Wheelbase
S 15.3in 22.6in 23.4in 15.9in 27.7in 3.5in 68o 73o 1.6in 17in 43.9in
M 16.5in 23.7in 23.7in 16.9in 27.8in 3.9in 68o 73o 1.6in 17in 45.1in
L 17.7in 24.5in 23.7in 17.7in 27.8in 3.9in 68o 73o 1.6in 17in 45.9in
XL 18.9in 25.7in 24.5in 18.7in 27.9in 4.5in 68o 73o 1.6in 17in 47in
XXL 20.1in 27.1in 25.7in 19.9in 27.7in 5.1in 68o 73o 1.6in 17in 48.5in
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

(HTo)

Seat Tube Angle

(STo)

Bottom Bracket Drop

(BBD)

Chainstay

(CS)

Wheelbase
S 15.3in 22.6in 23.4in 15.9in 27.6in 3.5in 68o 73o 1.3in 17in 44.1in
M 16.5in 23.8in 23.8in 16.8in 27.7in 3.9in 68o 73o 1.3in 17in 45.2in
L 17.7in 24.6in 23.8in 17.6in 27.7in 3.9in 68o 73o 1.3in 17in 46in
XL 18.9in 25.7in 24.4in 18.6in 27.8in 4.5in 68o 73o 1.3in 17in 47.2in
XXL 20.1in 27.1in 24.9in 19.8in 27.5in 5.1in 68o 73o 1.3in 17in 48.6in

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