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2018 Santa Cruz Bicycles Tallboy Carbon 27.5+ S Complete Mountain Bike

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2018 Santa Cruz Bicycles Tallboy Carbon 27.5+ S Complete Mountain Bike

 

The Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon S 27.5+ complete mountain bike is arguably an ideal intersection of impeccable handling and sensational grip. Built with components that offer no-nonsense reliability, this machine is more than capable of taking you on memorable rides in big terrain every weekend of the year.

Many of you will remember the commotion that the original Tallboy caused, what with its lively handling that immediately dispelled a mountain of preconceived notions about how 29-inch wheels were supposed to handle. The latest iteration of the Tallboy retains its praiseworthy handling with an added dash of versatility and a pinch of aggressive intent that takes the Tallboy into uncharted territory.

Part of the story of the Tallboy’s success is due to its ability to blur the lines between cross-country rocket and surefooted trail bike. To that end, the Tallboy was built to accommodate 27.5+ wheels as well as 29-inch wheels, as it's presented here. This split personality is enabled by the reversible “flip chip” at the upper link. Setting the flip chip to the “low” mode relaxes the head angle by roughly half a degree and lowers the bottom bracket, which makes for an ideal setup when paired with the slightly larger diameter of 29-inch wheels. The slightly smaller 27.5+ wheels pair with the “high” setting, allowing for similar clearance between the bottom bracket and the ground. The upshot is headache-free swaps between wheel sizes, which gives you more options than ever when you hit the trail.

The Tallboy generates 110mm of travel through the latest version of Santa Cruz’s VPP technology. As with all VPP bikes, the Tallboy’s counter-rotating links are carefully arranged to resist activation by pedaling forces, all but eliminating unwanted bobbing under power. This being the latest iteration of VPP, it’s tuned to provide more midstroke support than previous generations of the VPP platform, giving the rider a better feel for the terrain, and a livelier ride feel.

While the excellent suspension plays a large role, a key part of the Tallboy’s secret sauce is its carefully tuned geometry. At 68 degrees, the head angle is sufficiently nimble for whipping through tight chicanes, while remaining relaxed enough to stay composed at high speed. The 17-inch chainstays enhance the ability to change directions quickly, while retaining enough length to provide ample traction when the trail points skyward. And the way the moderately roomy cockpit positions the rider between the wheels makes for reflexive handling with a minimum of effort.

This frame used in this particular build uses Santa Cruz's Carbon C construction, which although slightly less svelte than the premium Carbon CC construction (by roughly 240g), lays claim to an equivalent degree of strength and stiffness. Using this Carbon C construction results in a more modest asking price, at the expense of a weight penalty that is noticeable on a correctly calibrated scale, but will almost certainly go unnoticed on the trail.

This build of the Tallboy includes an assortment of carefully chosen components that enhance its trail friendly nature. It starts with a worthy suspension package from Fox: a FLOAT 34 Performance fork paired with a FLOAT DPS Performance air shock. This setup offers a supple stroke, on-the-fly adjustments at the flip of a lever, and easy tuning. SRAM’s GX Eagle 12 speed groupset provides a truly massive gear range that encourages you to push farther into the wilderness, while the Level TL brakes keep speeds in check. The Race Face cockpit ensures control, no matter what the trail throws your way. And it rolls on a handbuilt wheelset comprised of Novatec hubs laced to Plus tire-optimized Race Face AR 40 rims.

 

2018 Santa Cruz Bicycles Tallboy Carbon 27.5+ S Complete Mountain Bike

Frame Material:

C Carbon Fiber

Suspension:

VPP

Rear Shock:

FOX FLOAT DPS Performance

Rear Travel:

110mm

Fork:

FOX FLOAT 34 Performance

Front Travel:

130mm

Headset:

Cane Creek 40

Shifters:

SRAM GX Eagle

Rear Derailleur:

SRAM GX Eagle

Crankset:

SRAM GX Eagle

Bottom Bracket:

SRAM GXP

Cassette:

SRAM GX Eagle 10-50t

Chain:

SRAM GX Eagle

Brakeset:

SRAM Level TL

Rotors:

SRAM Centerline

Handlebar:

Race Face Evolve Flat Bar

Handlebar Rise:

0mm

Handlebar Width:

720mm

Grips:

Santa Cruz Palmdale

Stem:

Race Face Aeffect R

Saddle:

WTB Volt Race

Seatpost:

Rockshox Reverb Stealth

Seat Collar:

Santa Cruz

Wheelset:

Race Face AR 40

Hubs:

Novatec

Tires:

Maxxis Rekon Plus

Tire Size:

27.5 x 2.8

Recommended Use:

Trail

Manufacturer Warranty:

Lifetime (frame)

 

2018 Santa Cruz Bicycles Tallboy Carbon 27.5+ S Complete Mountain Bike

GEOMETRY CHART

Tallboy 29

120mm Travel Fork

 

Seat Tube

(c-t)

Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Stack

(S)

Reach

(R)

Stand Over

Head Tube

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HTo)

Seat Tube Angle

(STo)

Bottom Bracket Drop

(BBD)

Chainstay

(CS)

Wheelbase

S

15.3in

22.6in

23.4in

15.9in

27.7in

3.5in

68o

73o

1.6in

17in

43.9in

M

16.5in

23.7in

23.7in

16.9in

27.8in

3.9in

68o

73o

1.6in

17in

45.1in

L

17.7in

24.5in

23.7in

17.7in

27.8in

3.9in

68o

73o

1.6in

17in

45.9in

XL

18.9in

25.7in

24.5in

18.7in

27.9in

4.5in

68o

73o

1.6in

17in

47in

XXL

20.1in

27.1in

25.7in

19.9in

27.7in

5.1in

68o

73o

1.6in

17in

48.5in

 

Tallboy 27.5+

130mm Travel Fork

 

Seat Tube

(c-t)

Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Stack

(S)

Reach

(R)

Stand Over

Head Tube

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HTo)

Seat Tube Angle

(STo)

Bottom Bracket Drop

(BBD)

Chainstay

(CS)

Wheelbase

S

15.3in

22.6in

23.4in

15.9in

27.6in

3.5in

68o

73o

1.3in

17in

44.1in

M

16.5in

23.8in

23.8in

16.8in

27.7in

3.9in

68o

73o

1.3in

17in

45.2in

L

17.7in

24.6in

23.8in

17.6in

27.7in

3.9in

68o

73o

1.3in

17in

46in

XL

18.9in

25.7in

24.4in

18.6in

27.8in

4.5in

68o

73o

1.3in

17in

47.2in

XXL

20.1in

27.1in

24.9in

19.8in

27.5in

5.1in

68o

73o

1.3in

17in

48.6in


Warranty Information

2 Years Warranty

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