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

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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. 


Frame Only (all prices shown are GST inclusive)

Tallboy Carbon CC frameset / Fox Float Performance Elite DPS  - $5,740*

* Make the most of your new bike – get it built by the experienced professionals at Bike Culture for $200.

Complete bikes (all prices shown are GST inclusive)

Tallboy C S build kit
Fox Float Performance DPS, Fox 34 Float Performance 130
$8,890

Tallboy C S RSV build kit
Reserve Wheelset, Fox Float Performance DPS, Fox 34 Float Performance 130
$10,390

Tallboy CC X01 build kit
Fox Float Performance Elite DPS, RockShox Pike Select+ 130
$11,290

Tallboy CC X01 RSV build kit
Fox Float Performance Elite DPS, RockShox Pike Select+ 130
$12,650


Pricing current at time of publication. Please give us a call or email to check current pricing and availability. Or better still, call in to the shop to see for yourself!