Santa Cruz Tallboy R-Kit 29" 2018

Price $3,899

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The Tallboy cuts a whole new swath across the trail bike landscape.

As a 27+ bike it revels in the severe. In desert-dry conditions the wider tires float above the dust and find oases of grip where standard tires flounder. And when the monsoon comes, lower tire pressures pull the Tallboy through the slickest of root sections like a Defender on diff-lock. In its 29-inch form, the Tallboy’s renowned rowdy streak comes to the fore. Happy at full gas, up or down hill, the speed and agility of the 29 configuration will have you bagging on e-bikes at every turn.

A 68 degree head angle and 110mm of VPP travel distills the original Tallboy’s playful character into something all the more mischievous. Longer reach and shorter chainstays fuel that personality, and bring the Tallboy bang up to date with the rest of the Santa Cruz range.

A flip chip on the upper link, combined with either a 130mm fork (for 27+) or 120mm fork (for 29-inch), ensures geometry remains consistent across a vast range of build kits and sizes, from S to XXL. The carbon frames run the whole size spectrum, while the aluminum frame goes Small through XL.

The versatile trail bike of choice for rapid riders like Greg Minnaar—the Tallboy is for those who don’t roll with the pack.

Product Details

  • Riding Style: Trail
  • Material: Carbon
  • Wheel Size: 29"
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM NX


Carbon C
FOX Rhythm 34 120
FOX Float Performance DPS
SRAM NX Long Cage
Race Face Aeffect 30T
SRAM XG1150 CS 10-42T
SRAM Level T
Avid Centerline 180mm
Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset
Race Face Ride 35x760 bar
Race Face Ride 50mm
Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
SRAM MTH 716 15x110mm
SRAM MTH 746 12x148mm
WTB ST i23 TCS 29
DT Competition (28)
Maxxis Minion 29x2.3 DHF EXO TR
Maxxis Crossmark II 29X2.25 DC EXO TR
Stans Sealant 2oz
Sapim Secure Lock Brass Nipples 14mm (28)
RF Aeffect 31.6 Dropper
WTB Volt Race

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