The New Santa Cruz Tallboy | Everything You Need to Know.

Santa Cruz finish off a raft of updates to their full suspension range with the downhiller’s cross country bike, the Tallboy.

The fifth generation of the Tallboy gets subtle tweaks to geometry, kinematics and now has room for your sausages.

The ever-popular Tallboy is back with its fifth generation with the most minor of tweaks across the board. Reach, for example, on the size medium grows by 3mm, head angle drops by 0.2 degrees, with the seat tube angle steepening by the same amount. The Glovebox has been added too.

You still get 120mm travel designed to work with a 130mm fork, but that 120mm travel has been tweaked too. With progression reduced to give the suspension more sensitivity deeper in the travel and ride higher in the stroke. Anti-squat has been reduced dramatically at its peak to improve small bump sensitivity and take square edges better. Anti-rise also reduces to improve braking sensitivity.

Four Carbon C and two Carbon CC models are available, starting with the Tallboy Carbon C R at £5,299.00, rising to the Tallboy Carbon CC XO1 AXS Reserve at £9,499.00.

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Geometry

The V5 Tallboy gets the same flip chip to produce ‘Hi’ and ‘Lo’ settings. Sizes run from XSmall up to XXLarge.

Reach on the medium in ‘Lo’ is 453mm with a seat tube of 405mm. Head angle is 65.5 degrees with a seat tube angle of 76.4 degrees. Chainstays are 434mm on a wheelbase of 1199mm.

Santa Cruz Tallboy models

Tallboy C R

Key features:

  • RockShox Pike Base 130mm fork
  • Fox Float Performance DPS shock
  • SRAM NX Eagle 12-speed drive
  • SRAM Guide T brakes
  • SRAM MTH hubs on Race Face AR offset rims
  • SDG Tellis dropper
  • £5,299.00 RRP

Tallboy C S

Key features:

  • FOX 34 Float Performance 130mm fork
  • Fox Float Performance DPS shock
  • SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed drive
  • SRAM G2 R brakes
  • DT Swiss 370 hubs on Race Face AR offset rims
  • Rockshox Reverb Stealth dropper
  • £6,399.00 RRP

Tallboy C GX AXS

Key features:

  • RockShox Pike Select+ 130mm fork
  • Fox Float Performance Elite DPS shock
  • SRAM GX AXS 12-speed drive
  • SRAM G2 RS brakes
  • i9 1/1 hubs on Race Face ARC offset rims
  • Rockshox Reverb Stealth dropper
  • £7,699.00 RRP

Tallboy C GX AXS Reserve

Key features:

  • RockShox Pike Select+ 130mm fork
  • Fox Float Performance Elite DPS shock
  • SRAM GX AXS 12-speed drive
  • SRAM G2 RS brakes
  • i9 1/1 hubs on Reserve 30|SL rims
  • Rockshox Reverb Stealth dropper
  • £8,799.00 RRP

Tallboy CC XO1

Key features:

  • RockShox Pike Ultimate 130mm fork
  • FOX Float Factory DPS shock
  • SRAM XO1 Eagle 12-speed drive
  • SRAM G2 RSC brakes
  • i9 1/1 hubs on Race Face ARC offset rims
  • Rockshox Reverb Stealth dropper
  • £8,199.00 RRP

Tallboy CC XO1 AXS Reserve

Key features:

  • RockShox Pike Ultimate 130mm fork
  • FOX Float Factory DPS shock
  • SRAM XO1 AXS Eagle 12-speed drive
  • SRAM G2 RSC brakes
  • i9 1/1 hubs on Reserve 30|SL rims
  • Rockshox Reverb Stealth dropper
  • £9,499.00 RRP

You can check out the new Santa Cruz Tallboy over on their website here.