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  • Santa Cruz Tallboy AL | D-Kit
  • Santa Cruz Tallboy AL | D-Kit
  • Santa Cruz Tallboy AL | D-Kit
  • Santa Cruz Tallboy AL | D-Kit
  • Santa Cruz Tallboy AL | D-Kit
  • Santa Cruz Tallboy AL | D-Kit
  • Santa Cruz Tallboy AL | D-Kit

Santa Cruz Tallboy AL | D-Kit

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If ever there was a gravity riders’ XC bike, the Tallboy is it.

On backorder (Delivery timeframe: Contact us for availability: [email protected] - 514-505-3895)

Available in store


With kick-ass lower-link VPP™ suspension, a streamlined design, the typical Santa Cruz refinement, and rather radical geometry, the Tallboy is a genre bending folk hero. 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, forward thinking geometery and responsive, lightweight chassis. But because it shares the same engineering principles as our longest travel bikes it feels equally at home doing cross-country as it does getting extreme across the countryside.

  • Sold on 29" but feel like you need a bit more travel? Check out the Hightower.
  • Prefer something lighter and snappier for pure cross-country riding and racing? Try the Blur.


Key Features:

Available in: Aluminum, Carbon C & Carbon CC
Wheel Size: 29er
Front Travel: 130mm
Rear Travel: 120mm



Reach 400 425 450 470 490 515
Stack 592 601 610 619 637 656
Head Tube Angle 65.7° 65.7° 65.7° 65.7° 65.7° 65.7°
Seat Tube Length 370 380 405 430 460 500
Front Center 699 728 757 781 809 842
BB Height 335 335 335 335 335 335
BB Drop 38 38 38 38 38 38
Wheelbase 1129 1158 1187 1211 1239 1272
Rear Center 436 436 436 436 436 436
Head Tube Length 90 100 110 120 140 160
Top Tube Length 539 567 596 619 646 678
Seat Tube Angle 76.8° 76.7° 76.6° 76.4° 76.2° 76°
Standover Height 681 696 708 706 702 702



Frame Sizing

If you're on the cusp between the recommended height range of two sizes, the absolute best thing is to try to ride them both. At a minimum, check the stack/reach measurements on your current bike and compare it to the new model you are looking at to get an idea of a fit you are already comfortable with. If riding the bike is not an option, consider the following.


A larger size frame will be more stable, and will give you more room to move without upsetting the weight-balance of the bike. The larger size will put the front wheel further in front of you, which gives the feeling of security and conversely, it will require more significant body movements when you WANT to shift the weight-bias of the bike. Think hard about your riding style and how active/intuitive you want it to be vs stable and speedy. You'll need to work a bit harder to muscle the larger bike around.


Not all bodies at a given height are the same. If you have longer legs and a shorter torso than the average person your height, that may push you towards the smaller of the recommended sizes. If you're all torso and arms, most likely you'll want to size up.



34.62 lbs / 15.7 kg



Rear Shock

Fox Float Performance


RockShox Recon RL, 130mm

Rear Derailleur

SRAM SX Eagle, 12spd


SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd


SRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t


SRAM SX Eagle, 12spd

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB


Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset

Rear Tire

Maxxis Rekon, 29"x2.5WT, 3C. EXO, MaxxTerra, TR

Front Tire

Maxxis Dissector, 29"x2.4, 3C, EXO, MaxxTerra, TR


Stan's Sealant

Front Hub

SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap, 32h

Front Rim

WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0 29" Rims

Rear Hub

SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h

Rear Rim

WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0 29" Rims

Front Rotor

Avid Centerline 180mm

Rear Rotor

Avid Centerline 180mm


SRAM Level


SRAM X1 Eagle 148 DUB, 32t


RaceFace Ride


RaceFace Chester


WTB Silverado Comp Saddle


SDG Tellis Dropper, 31.6


Santa Cruz House Grips



Wheel Size