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2024 Santa Cruz Tallboy C 29 R-Kit
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The Tallboy has earned a loyal following amongst those who seek a go-to bike that will hold up to the relentless hammering of "power hour" hot laps or long days in the saddle harvesting the best trails. The highly-refined VPP™ suspension on the Tallboy combines pedaling efficiency and all-out bump-chomping prowess. If ever there was a gravity riders’ XC bike, the Tallboy is it.
Available in: Carbon CC
Wheel size: 29-inch
Front travel: 130mm
Rear travel: 120mm
Fully dialed at every size: Proportional Geometry and frame stiffness tune
Chainstay length and seat angle are matched to the frame size (STA steepens and rear centre grows as frame size increases) so that every rider, no matter what height, gets the same balance of geometry and handling characteristics.
We tailor stiffness for every size to make sure everyone gets the same ride quality. Bigger riders means greater stresses on larger frames, but that's remedied with our size-specific frame stiffness tunes.
All units are in millimeters or degrees.
|Reach | hi/lo||405/403||430/428||455/453||475/473||495/493||520/518|
|Stack | hi/lo||601/603||610/612||619/621||628/630||646/648||656/658|
|Head Tube Angle | hi/lo||65.7/65.5||65.7/65.5||65.7/65.5||65.7/65.5||65.7/65.5||65.7/65.5|
|Seat Tube Length||370/370||380/380||405/405||430/430||460/460||500/500|
|Front Center | hi/lo||708/708||737/737||766/766||790/790||818/818||847/847|
|BB Height | hi/lo||335/332||335/332||335/332||335/332||335/332||335/332|
|BB Drop | hi/lo||38/41||38/41||38/41||38/41||38/41||38/41|
|Wheelbase | hi/lo||1138/1138||1167/1167||1199/1199||1227/1227||1257/1258||1290/1291|
|Rear Center | hi/lo||430/431||430/431||433/434||437/438||439/440||443/444|
|Head Tube Length||95/95||105/105||115/115||125/125||145/145||155/155|
|Top Tube Length | hi/lo||555/556||579/580||602/603||622/623||644/645||671/671|
|Seat Tube Angle | hi/lo||76/75.7||76.3/76||76.7/76.4||76.8/76.6||77/76.8||77.1/76.8|
|Standover Height | hi/lo||680/676||693/691||696/693||698/695||698/695||701/698|
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.
The Tallboy is available in sizes extra small - extra extra large (XS-XXL).
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.