Tallboy R Aluminum

Tallboy R Aluminum

Year

2022

Category
mountain
Price

$3899

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Manufacturer Description

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 436mm chainstays ensure that the bike stays nimble in every situation. 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.

Build Kit

Frameset
FrameAluminum
ForkFOX Rhythm 34, 130mm, 29"
Rear ShockFOX Float Performance DPS
Cockpit
GripsSanta Cruz House Grips or Burgtec Bartender Pro Grip Minnaar
HandlebarsRaceFace Ride
SaddleWTB Silverado Race Saddle or WTB Volt
SeatpostSDG Tellis
StemBurgtec Enduro MK3, 42.5mm
Brakes
Levers-
Front BrakesSRAM Guide T
Rear BrakesSRAM Guide T
Drivetrain
Bottom BracketSRAM DUB 68/73mm
Cassette-
ChainSRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
Chain Rings-
ChranksetSRAM Stylo DUB 32t
Front Derailleur-
Rear DerailleurSRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
Pedals-
ShiftersSRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
Wheels
Front Hub-
Rear Hub-
SpokesSapim Race
Front TireMaxxis Dissector, 29"x2.4, 3C, EXO, MaxxTerra, TR
Rear TireMaxxis Rekon, 29"x2.4, 3C. EXO, MaxxTerra, TR
Tubes-
Front Wheel-
Rear Wheel-

Geometry

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BB Drop ?383838383838
BB Height ?335335335335335335
Chainstay Length ?------
Crank Length------
Fork Length------
Fork Rake Offset ?------
Front Center699728757781809842
Handlebar Width------
Headtube Angle ?65.7°65.7°65.7°65.7°65.7°65.7°
Headtube Length ?90100110120140160
Reach ?400425450470490515
Saddle Width------
Seatpost Length------
Seat Tube Angle ?76.8°76.7°76.6°76.4°76.2°76°
Seat Tube Length ?370380405430460500
Stack ?592601610619637656
Standover Height681696708706702702
Stem Length------
Top Tube Length ?539567596619646678
Trail------
Wheelbase112911581187121112391272