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If ever there was a gravity riders’ XC bike, the Tallboy is it.

The new 120mm Tallboy takes a leap further into what short-travel bikes really are capable of. With kick-ass lower-link VPP suspension, a streamlined design, the typical Santa Cruz refinement, and rather radical geometry, the Tallboy is back to being a genre bending folk hero.

Sure, 10mm more travel might only seem like one small step—but coupled with a lower link-driven VPP suspension design this is one giant leap for the Tallboy.

It’s the kind of bike that makes you sprint while going up, along, over, or down due to the maximum efficiency of the VPP design and responsive, lightweight chassis. But because it shares the same engineering principles as our longest travel bikes, the progressive lower link-mounted shock feels equally at home doing cross-country as it does in extreme-country. Paired with a 130mm fork the new Tallboy becomes ever more appealing to riders who like to open it up.

And the geometry, that's a big part of what's going on...

Established theory suggests shorter travel bikes get ridden slower, therefore require steeper and more conservative geometries. In reality though, when was the last time you ever throttled back on a fun trail because you weren’t on a bigger bike? Caution to the wind and all that. So we’ve done the same here and mimicked our longer travel geometry to create a bike with a 65.5-degree head-angle, generous front center, and short offset fork. Something rarely seen on a bike of this ilk.

And the radical thinking doesn’t stop there. The Tallboy’s short-short 430mm chainstays have +/- 10mm of rear axle adjustment to ensure riders of all sizes and styles feel equally at home. Match that to a relatively low BB (335mm and 37.5mm drop) and you’ve got a combo that’s ready to haul into every pocket turn and launch out the other side.

FEATURES

  • Wheel size: 29"
  • Front travel: 130mm
  • Rear travel: 120mm

Specifications

Kit S
Price $4999USD
Weight 13.36kg / 29.46lbs
Material Carbon C
Fork FOX 34 Float Performance, 130mm, 29"
Shock FOX Float Performance DPS
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
Shifters SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
Crankset SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB, 32t
Cassette SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-52t
Chain SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB 68/73mm
Brakes SRAM G2 R
Brake Rotors Avid Centerline 180mm
Headset Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated
Bars Burgtec Alloy
Stem Burgtec Enduro MK3
Grips Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
Front Hub DT Swiss 370, 15x110, 32h
Rear Hub DT Swiss 370, 12x148, XD, 32h
Rims RaceFace AR Offset 27 29"
Rim Options
Spokes Sapim Race
Front Tire Maxxis Minion DHF, 29"x2.3", 3C EXO TR
Rear Tire Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.3" EXO TR
Tubes Stan's Sealant
Seat Post RockShox Reverb Stealth
Saddle WTB Silverado Pro

Geometry

High

XS S M L XL XXL
Reach 400mm 425mm 450mm 470mm 490mm 515mm
Stack 592mm 601mm 610mm 619mm 637mm 656mm
Head Tube Angle 65.7° 65.7° 65.7° 65.7° 65.7° 65.7°
Seat Tube Length 370mm 380mm 405mm 430mm 460mm 500mm
Front Center 699mm 728mm 757mm 781mm 809mm 842mm
BB Height 335mm 335mm 335mm 335mm 335mm 335mm
BB Drop 38mm 38mm 38mm 38mm 38mm 38mm
Wheelbase 1129mm 1158mm 1187mm 1211mm 1239mm 1272mm
Rear Center 430mm 430mm 430mm 430mm 430mm 430mm
Head Tube Length 90mm 100mm 110mm 120mm 140mm 160mm
Top Tube Length 539mm 567mm 596mm 619mm 646mm 678mm
Seat Tube Angle 76.8° 76.7° 76.6° 76.4° 76.2° 76°
Standover Height 681mm 696mm 708mm 706mm 702mm 702mm

Low

XS S M L XL XXL
Reach 398mm 423mm 448mm 468mm 488mm 513mm
Stack 593mm 603mm 612mm 621mm 639mm 657mm
Head Tube Angle 65.5° 65.5° 65.5° 65.5° 65.5° 65.5°
Seat Tube Length 370mm 380mm 405mm 430mm 460mm 500mm
Front Center 698mm 727mm 757mm 781mm 809mm 842mm
BB Height 332mm 332mm 332mm 332mm 332mm 332mm
BB Drop 41mm 41mm 41mm 41mm 41mm 41mm
Wheelbase 1128mm 1157mm 1187mm 1211mm 1239mm 1272mm
Rear Center 430mm 430mm 430mm 430mm 430mm 430mm
Head Tube Length 90mm 100mm 110mm 120mm 140mm 160mm
Top Tube Length 540mm 568mm 597mm 622mm 647mm 679mm
Seat Tube Angle 76.5° 76.4° 76.3° 76.2° 76° 75.8°
Standover Height 678mm 692mm 704mm 703mm 698mm 698mm

 

Seatpost Length 100mm 125mm 150mm 170mm 170mm 170mm
Stem Length 40mm 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm
Crank Length 165mm 170mm 170mm 175mm 175mm 175mm

Santa Cruz Tallboy 4 Carbon 29er Mountain Bike - S-Kit 2022

Tallboy 4 Carbon 29er Mountain Bike - S-Kit 2022

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If ever there was a gravity riders’ XC bike, the Tallboy is it.

The new 120mm Tallboy takes a leap further into what short-travel bikes really are capable of. With kick-ass lower-link VPP suspension, a streamlined design, the typical Santa Cruz refinement, and rather radical geometry, the Tallboy is back to being a genre bending folk hero.

Sure, 10mm more travel might only seem like one small step—but coupled with a lower link-driven VPP suspension design this is one giant leap for the Tallboy.

It’s the kind of bike that makes you sprint while going up, along, over, or down due to the maximum efficiency of the VPP design and responsive, lightweight chassis. But because it shares the same engineering principles as our longest travel bikes, the progressive lower link-mounted shock feels equally at home doing cross-country as it does in extreme-country. Paired with a 130mm fork the new Tallboy becomes ever more appealing to riders who like to open it up.

And the geometry, that's a big part of what's going on...

Established theory suggests shorter travel bikes get ridden slower, therefore require steeper and more conservative geometries. In reality though, when was the last time you ever throttled back on a fun trail because you weren’t on a bigger bike? Caution to the wind and all that. So we’ve done the same here and mimicked our longer travel geometry to create a bike with a 65.5-degree head-angle, generous front center, and short offset fork. Something rarely seen on a bike of this ilk.

And the radical thinking doesn’t stop there. The Tallboy’s short-short 430mm chainstays have +/- 10mm of rear axle adjustment to ensure riders of all sizes and styles feel equally at home. Match that to a relatively low BB (335mm and 37.5mm drop) and you’ve got a combo that’s ready to haul into every pocket turn and launch out the other side.

FEATURES

  • Wheel size: 29"
  • Front travel: 130mm
  • Rear travel: 120mm

Specifications

Kit S
Price $4999USD
Weight 13.36kg / 29.46lbs
Material Carbon C
Fork FOX 34 Float Performance, 130mm, 29"
Shock FOX Float Performance DPS
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
Shifters SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
Crankset SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB, 32t
Cassette SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-52t
Chain SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB 68/73mm
Brakes SRAM G2 R
Brake Rotors Avid Centerline 180mm
Headset Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated
Bars Burgtec Alloy
Stem Burgtec Enduro MK3
Grips Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
Front Hub DT Swiss 370, 15x110, 32h
Rear Hub DT Swiss 370, 12x148, XD, 32h
Rims RaceFace AR Offset 27 29"
Rim Options
Spokes Sapim Race
Front Tire Maxxis Minion DHF, 29"x2.3", 3C EXO TR
Rear Tire Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.3" EXO TR
Tubes Stan's Sealant
Seat Post RockShox Reverb Stealth
Saddle WTB Silverado Pro

Geometry

High

XS S M L XL XXL
Reach 400mm 425mm 450mm 470mm 490mm 515mm
Stack 592mm 601mm 610mm 619mm 637mm 656mm
Head Tube Angle 65.7° 65.7° 65.7° 65.7° 65.7° 65.7°
Seat Tube Length 370mm 380mm 405mm 430mm 460mm 500mm
Front Center 699mm 728mm 757mm 781mm 809mm 842mm
BB Height 335mm 335mm 335mm 335mm 335mm 335mm
BB Drop 38mm 38mm 38mm 38mm 38mm 38mm
Wheelbase 1129mm 1158mm 1187mm 1211mm 1239mm 1272mm
Rear Center 430mm 430mm 430mm 430mm 430mm 430mm
Head Tube Length 90mm 100mm 110mm 120mm 140mm 160mm
Top Tube Length 539mm 567mm 596mm 619mm 646mm 678mm
Seat Tube Angle 76.8° 76.7° 76.6° 76.4° 76.2° 76°
Standover Height 681mm 696mm 708mm 706mm 702mm 702mm

Low

XS S M L XL XXL
Reach 398mm 423mm 448mm 468mm 488mm 513mm
Stack 593mm 603mm 612mm 621mm 639mm 657mm
Head Tube Angle 65.5° 65.5° 65.5° 65.5° 65.5° 65.5°
Seat Tube Length 370mm 380mm 405mm 430mm 460mm 500mm
Front Center 698mm 727mm 757mm 781mm 809mm 842mm
BB Height 332mm 332mm 332mm 332mm 332mm 332mm
BB Drop 41mm 41mm 41mm 41mm 41mm 41mm
Wheelbase 1128mm 1157mm 1187mm 1211mm 1239mm 1272mm
Rear Center 430mm 430mm 430mm 430mm 430mm 430mm
Head Tube Length 90mm 100mm 110mm 120mm 140mm 160mm
Top Tube Length 540mm 568mm 597mm 622mm 647mm 679mm
Seat Tube Angle 76.5° 76.4° 76.3° 76.2° 76° 75.8°
Standover Height 678mm 692mm 704mm 703mm 698mm 698mm

 

Seatpost Length 100mm 125mm 150mm 170mm 170mm 170mm
Stem Length 40mm 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm
Crank Length 165mm 170mm 170mm 175mm 175mm 175mm
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