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Santa Cruz Tallboy CC Frame

Santa Cruz Tallboy CC Frame
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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 because of 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 more slowly, 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.

High Setting
bike frame with labeled dimensions
Bike Sizes:
XSSMLXLXXL
A. Reach 400mm 425mm 450mm 470mm 490mm 515mm
B. Stack 592mm 601mm 610mm 619mm 637mm 656mm
C. Standover 681mm 696mm 708mm 706mm 702mm 702mm
D. Effective Top Tube 539mm 567mm 596mm 619mm 646mm 678mm
E. Head Tube Angle 65.7° 65.7° 65.7° 65.7° 65.7° 65.7°
F. Head Tube Length 90mm 100mm 110mm 120mm 140mm 160mm
G. Seat Tube Angle 76.8° 76.7° 76.6° 76.4° 76.2° 76°
H. Seat Tube Length 370mm 380mm 405mm 430mm 460mm 500mm
I. Bottom Bracket Height 335mm 335mm 335mm 335mm 335mm 335mm
J. Bottom Bracket Drop 38mm 38mm 38mm 38mm 38mm 38mm
M. Wheelbase 1129mm 1158mm 1187mm 1211mm 1239mm 1272mm
N. Front to Center 699mm 728mm 757mm 781mm 809mm 842mm
O. Chainstay Length 436mm 436mm 436mm 436mm 436mm 436mm

Low Setting
bike frame with labeled dimensions
Bike Sizes:
A. Reach 398mm 423mm 448mm 468mm 488mm 513mm
B. Stack 593mm 603mm 612mm 621mm 639mm 657mm
C. Standover 678mm 692mm 704mm 703mm 698mm 698mm
D. Effective Top Tube 540mm 568mm 597mm 622mm 647mm 679mm
E. Head Tube Angle 65.5° 65.5° 65.5° 65.5° 65.5° 65.5°
F. Head Tube Length 90mm 100mm 110mm 120mm 140mm 160mm
G. Seat Tube Angle 76.5° 76.4° 76.3° 76.2° 76° 75.8°
H. Seat Tube Length 370mm 380mm 405mm 430mm 460mm 500mm
I. Bottom Bracket Height 332mm 332mm 332mm 332mm 332mm 332mm
J. Bottom Bracket Drop 41mm 41mm 41mm 41mm 41mm 41mm
M. Wheelbase 1128mm 1157mm 1187mm 1211mm 1239mm 1272mm
N. Front to Center 698mm 727mm 757mm 781mm 809mm 842mm
O. Chainstay Length 436mm 436mm 436mm 436mm 436mm 436mm

Specs

Frame Tallboy CC
Fork 130-140mm
Rear Shock FOX Float Performance DPS
Wheels 29-inch
Axles 12x148mm
Tires 2.6-inch max
Bottom Bracket 73mm threaded
Chainrings 36t max
Front Derailleur No compatibility
Brakes 180 PM
Headset Integrated (IS41/52)
Seatpost 31.6mm

* Subject to change without notice.

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