2020 Santa Cruz Tallboy CC X01

C$9,249.95
If ever there was a gravity riders’ XC bike, the Tallboy is it.
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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 short-short 430mm chainstays have +/- 10mm of rear axle adjustment to ensure riders of all sizes and styles feel equally at home. 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.

SPECS

  • Weight - 69kg / 27.97lbs
  • Material - Carbon CC
  • Fork - RockShox Pike Select+ 130mm 29"
  • Shock - FOX Float Performance Elite DPS
  • Rear Derailleur - SRAM X01 Eagle
  • Shifters - SRAM X01 Eagle
  • Crankset - SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon 148 DUB, 32t - 165 (XS) 170mm (S-M), 175mm (L-XXL)
  • Cassette - SRAM XG1295 Eagle 10-50T
  • Chain - SRAM X01 Eagle 12 SPD
  • Bottom Bracket - SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB
  • Brakes - SRAM G2 RSC
  • Brake Rotors - Avid Centerline 180mm
  • Headset - Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
  • Bars - Santa Cruz Bicycles AM Carbon Bar 35x760
  • Stem - Race Face Aeffect R 50mm
  • Grips - Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
  • Front Hub - DT 350 15x110 28H Torque Cap
  • Rear Hub - DT 350 148x12 28h XD
  • Rims - Race Face ARC Offset 27 29" Rims
  • Spokes - DT Competition Race (28)
  • Front Tire - Maxxis Minion DHF 29"x2.3" 3C EXO TR
  • Rear Tire - Maxxis Minion DHR2 29x2.3 EXO TR
  • Tubes - Stans Sealant 2oz
  • Seat Post - RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6
  • Saddle - WTB Silverado Team Saddle

GEOMETRY

HIGH

 

XS

S

M

L

XL

XXL

Reach

400mm

425mm

450mm

470mm

490mm

515mm

Stack

592mm

601mm

610mm

619mm

637mm

656mm

Head Tube Angle

65.7°

65.7°

65.7°

65.7°

65.7°

65.7°

Seat Tube Length

370mm

380mm

405mm

430mm

460mm

500mm

Front Center

699mm

728mm

757mm

781mm

809mm

842mm

BB Height

335mm

335mm

335mm

335mm

335mm

335mm

BB Drop

38mm

38mm

38mm

38mm

38mm

38mm

Wheelbase

1129mm

1158mm

1187mm

1211mm

1239mm

1272mm

Chainstay Length

430mm

430mm

430mm

430mm

430mm

430mm

Head Tube Length

90mm

100mm

110mm

120mm

140mm

160mm

Top Tube Length

539mm

567mm

596mm

619mm

646mm

678mm

Seat Tube Angle

76.8°

76.7°

76.6°

76.4°

76.2°

76°

Standover Height

681mm

696mm

708mm

706mm

702mm

702mm

Seatpost Length

100mm

125mm

150mm

170mm

170mm

170mm

Stem Length

40mm

50mm

50mm

50mm

50mm

50mm

Crank Length

165mm

170mm

170mm

175mm

175mm

175mm


LOW

 

 

XS

S

M

L

XL

XXL

Reach

398mm

423mm

448mm

468mm

488mm

513mm

Stack

593mm

603mm

612mm

621mm

639mm

657mm

Head Tube Angle

65.5°

65.5°

65.5°

65.5°

65.5°

65.5°

Seat Tube Length

370mm

380mm

405mm

430mm

460mm

500mm

Front Center

698mm

727mm

757mm

781mm

809mm

842mm

BB Height

332mm

332mm

332mm

332mm

332mm

332mm

BB Drop

41mm

41mm

41mm

41mm

41mm

41mm

Wheelbase

1128mm

1157mm

1187mm

1211mm

1239mm

1272mm

Chainstay Length

430mm

430mm

430mm

430mm

430mm

430mm

Head Tube Length

90mm

100mm

110mm

120mm

140mm

160mm

Top Tube Length

540mm

568mm

597mm

622mm

647mm

679mm

Seat Tube Angle

76.5°

76.4°

76.3°

76.2°

76°

75.8°

Standover Height

678mm

692mm

704mm

703mm

698mm

698mm

Seatpost Length

100mm

125mm

150mm

170mm

170mm

170mm

Stem Length

40mm

50mm

50mm

50mm

50mm

50mm

Crank Length

165mm

170mm

170mm

175mm

175mm

175mm