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Santa Cruz Tallboy C S - 2017

If hardtails are the sheep of cross country mountain biking, the Santa Cruz Tallboy is a wolf on their heels. With new frame tweaks that increase its trail chops, you'll be stoked to discover where the new Tallboy can take you. On steep and ...(Read More)

Santa Cruz Tallboy C S
  • Color: Gloss Yellow/Emerald
  • Color: Matte Grey/Rust

Details

If hardtails are the sheep of cross country mountain biking, the Santa Cruz Tallboy is a wolf on their heels. With new frame tweaks that increase its trail chops, you'll be stoked to discover where the new Tallboy can take you. On steep and rocky descents, the relaxed 68-degree head angle and 120mm fork urge you to charge harder, and a shortened rear end and more progressive shock tune provide snappy acceleration and a playful feel over smooth, rolling singletrack. For increased control through high-speed turns, the lowered bottom bracket height drops the center of gravity and gives the Tallboy a planted feel. Versatility continues with the ability to run the stock 29er wheelset or 27.5+ thanks to Boost hub spacing and a chip that changes the geometry depending on which configuration you choose. For the Tallboy C S, Santa Cruz ups the build with SRAM Level TL brakes and GX 1x11 shifting bits, and a Fox 34 Float Performance fork and Float Performance rear shock. For the Carbon C frame, Santa Cruz used a slightly different construction method to keep the cost down, but the stiffness, durability, and strength are identical to the top-level Carbon CC.

Specs

Frame Santa Cruz Carbon C, 110mm travel, 148x12mm thru-axle
Fork FOX 34 Float Performance 120
Headset Cane Creek 40 Integrated
Rear Shock Fox Float Performance
Rims/Wheels Race Face AR 24 32h
Hubs Novatec D541; 15x110mm (Front); Novatec D542; 12x148mm (Rear)
Spokes DT Swiss Champion
Tires Maxxis Minion DHF Exo 3C; 29x2.3 (Front); Maxxis Ardent Race Exo; 29x2.35 (Rear)
Crankset Race Face Aeffect AL
Chainrings 30 Tooth
Chain SRAM PC1130
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX
Rear Cogs SRAM XG1150; 11-42
Shifters SRAM GX
Handlebars Race Face Ride Lo-Rise; 760mm; 35mm clamp
Tape/Grips Santa Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
Stem Race Face Turbine Basic, 35mm clamp
Brake Levers SRAM Level TL
Brakes SRAM Level TL w/Avid Centerline 180mm Rotors
Saddle WTB Volt Race
Seat Post Rock Shox Reverb Stealth; 31.6x 125mm (S), 150mm(M-XL), 170mm (XXL)
Accessories & Extras Includes Stan's NoTubes sealant for tires

Videos

A Tallboy Tale

Part Numbers

Option MPN
Gloss Yellow/Emerald / Medium 58-17125-028-3-539-646301
Gloss Yellow/Emerald / Large 58-17125-028-4-539-646301
Gloss Yellow/Emerald / X-Large 58-17125-028-5-539-646301
Matte Grey/Rust / Medium 58-17125-028-3-540-646301
Matte Grey/Rust / Large 58-17125-028-4-540-646301
Matte Grey/Rust / X-Large 58-17125-028-5-540-646301
Gloss Yellow/Emerald / Small 58-17125-028-2-539-646301