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Tallboy

Words by Hargroves Cycles

on 02/03/2020 12:29:00

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.

  • Key Features
  • Available in: Aluminum, Carbon C & Carbon CC
  • Wheel size: 29"
  • Front travel: 130mm
  • Rear travel: 120mm
  • Priced from £2999 (MSRP)

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Summary

  • SelectedD / Aluminum / 29
  • Price£2799 GBP (MSRP)
  • Weight15.06kg / 33.2lbs
Frame Only Pricing:

Tallboy A | Fox Float Performance - 1899

Tallboy CC | Fox Float Factory - $3099

Please Note: Price and Weight information is subject to change.
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Summary

  • SelectedD / Aluminum / 29
  • Price£2799 GBP (MSRP)
  • Weight15.06kg / 33.2lbs
Frame Only Pricing:

Tallboy A | Fox Float Performance - 1899

Tallboy CC | Fox Float Factory - $3099

Please Note: Price and Weight information is subject to change.

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Build Specs

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  • Kit
  • Price
  • Weight
  • Material
  • Fork
  • Shock
  • Rear Derailleur
  • Shifters
  • Crankset
  • Cassette
  • Chain
  • Bottom Bracket
  • Brakes
  • Brake Rotors
  • Headset
  • Bars
  • Stem
  • Grips
  • Front Hub
  • Rear Hub
  • Rims
  • Rim Options
  • Spokes
  • Front Tire
  • Rear Tire
  • Tubes
  • Seat Post
  • Saddle
  • Kit
  • Price
  • Weight
  • Material
  • Fork
  • Shock
  • Rear Derailleur
  • Shifters
  • Crankset
  • Cassette
  • Chain
  • Bottom Bracket
  • Brakes
  • Brake Rotors
  • Headset
  • Bars
  • Stem
  • Grips
  • Front Hub
  • Rear Hub
  • Rims
  • Rim Options
  • Spokes
  • Front Tire
  • Rear Tire
  • Tubes
  • Seat Post
  • Saddle
  • D
  • £2799GBP
  • 15.06kg / 33.2lbs
  • Aluminum
  • RockShox Recon RL, 130mm, 29/27+
  • FOX Float Performance DPS
  • SRAM SX Eagle 12spd
  • SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
  • SRAM SX Eagle 148 DUB, 32t
  • SRAM CS PG1210 Eagle, 11-50t
  • SRAM PC1110, 11spd
  • SRAM DUB 68/73mm
  • SRAM Level
  • Avid Centerline 180mm
  • Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset
  • RaceFace Ride
  • RaceFace Ride
  • Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
  • SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap, 32h
  • SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h
  • WTB ST i25 TCS 2.0 29"
  • --
  • Sapim Race
  • Maxxis Minion DHF, 29"x2.3", 3C EXO TR
  • Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.3" EXO TR
  • Stan's Sealant
  • SDG Tellis
  • WTB Silverado Comp
  • R
  • £3399GBP
  • 14.49kg / 31.94lbs
  • Aluminum
  • FOX Rhythm 34, 130mm, 29"
  • FOX Float Performance DPS
  • SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
  • SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
  • SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB, 32t
  • SRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t
  • SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
  • SRAM DUB 68/73mm
  • SRAM Guide T
  • Avid Centerline 180mm
  • Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset
  • RaceFace Ride
  • RaceFace Ride
  • Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
  • SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, 32h
  • SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h
  • WTB ST i25 TCS 2.0 29"
  • --
  • Sapim Race
  • Maxxis Minion DHF, 29"x2.3", 3C EXO TR
  • Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.3" EXO TR
  • Stan's Sealant
  • SDG Tellis
  • WTB Silverado Race
  • R
  • £4199GBP
  • 13.8kg / 30.42lbs
  • Carbon C
  • FOX Rhythm 34, 130mm, 29"
  • FOX Float Performance DPS
  • SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
  • SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
  • SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB, 32t
  • SRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t
  • SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
  • SRAM DUB 68/73mm
  • SRAM Guide T
  • Avid Centerline 180mm
  • Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset
  • RaceFace Ride
  • RaceFace Ride
  • Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
  • SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, 32h
  • SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h
  • WTB ST i25 TCS 2.0 29"
  • --
  • Sapim Race
  • Maxxis Minion DHF, 29"x2.3", 3C EXO TR
  • Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.3" EXO TR
  • Stan's Sealant
  • SDG Tellis
  • WTB Silverado Race
  • S
  • £4999GBP
  • 13.36kg / 29.46lbs
  • Carbon C
  • FOX 34 Float Performance, 130mm, 29"
  • FOX Float Performance DPS
  • SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
  • SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
  • SRAM GX Eagle 148 DUB, 32t
  • SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-52t
  • SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
  • SRAM DUB 68/73mm
  • SRAM G2 R
  • Avid Centerline 180mm
  • Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated
  • Burgtec Alloy
  • Burgtec Enduro MK3
  • Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
  • DT Swiss 370, 15x110, 32h
  • DT Swiss 370, 12x148, XD, 32h
  • RaceFace AR Offset 27 29"
  • --
  • Sapim Race
  • Maxxis Minion DHF, 29"x2.3", 3C EXO TR
  • Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.3" EXO TR
  • Stan's Sealant
  • RockShox Reverb Stealth
  • WTB Silverado Pro
  • XT
  • £5999GBP
  • 13.64kg / 30.06lbs
  • Carbon C
  • FOX 34 Performance Elite, Grip2, 130mm, 29"
  • FOX Float Performance Elite DPS
  • Shimano XT M8100, 12spd
  • Shimano XT M8100, 12spd
  • Shimano XT M8100, 32t
  • Shimano XT M8100, 12spd, 10-51t
  • Shimano XT, 12spd
  • Shimano XT 68/73mm
  • Shimano XT 8120
  • Shimano XT RT-86, Ice Tech, 180mm
  • Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated
  • Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon Riser
  • Burgtec Enduro MK3
  • Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
  • DT Swiss 350, 15x110, 28h
  • DT 350, 12x148, MicroSpline, 28h
  • RaceFace AR Offset 27 29"
  • Santa Cruz Reserve 27 Carbon Rim
  • Sapim Race
  • Maxxis Minion DHF, 29"x2.3", 3C EXO TR
  • Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.3" EXO TR
  • Stan's Sealant
  • RockShox Reverb Stealth
  • WTB Silverado Team
  • X01
  • £6999GBP
  • 12.9kg / 28.44lbs
  • Carbon CC
  • RockShox Pike Ultimate, 130mm, 29"
  • FOX Float Factory DPS
  • SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
  • SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
  • SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon 148 DUB, 32t
  • SRAM XG1295 Eagle, 12spd, 10-52t
  • SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
  • SRAM DUB 68/73mm
  • SRAM G2 RSC
  • Avid Centerline 180mm
  • Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated
  • Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon Riser
  • Burgtec Enduro MK3
  • Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
  • DT Swiss 350, 15x110, Torque Cap, 28h
  • DT Swiss 350, 12x148, XD, 28h
  • RaceFace ARC Offset 27 29"
  • Santa Cruz Reserve 27 Carbon Rim
  • Sapim Race
  • Maxxis Minion DHF, 29"x2.3", 3C EXO TR
  • Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.3" EXO TR
  • Stan's Sealant
  • RockShox Reverb Stealth
  • WTB Silverado Team
  • XX1 RSV
  • £10499GBP
  • 12.76kg / 28.13lbs
  • Carbon CC
  • RockShox Pike Ultimate, 130mm, 29"
  • FOX Float Factory DPS
  • SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS, 12spd
  • SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS, 12spd
  • SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS 148 DUB, 32t
  • SRAM XG1299 Eagle, 12spd, 10-52
  • SRAM XX1 Eagle, 12spd
  • SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB
  • SRAM G2 Ultimate
  • Avid Centerline 180mm
  • Chris King DropSet 3 Integrated
  • Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon Riser
  • i9 A35
  • Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
  • i9 Hydra, 15x110, Torque Cap, 28h
  • I9 Hydra 12x148 XD 28H
  • Reserve 27 29" Carbon
  • --
  • Sapim D-light
  • Maxxis Minion DHF, 29"x2.3", 3C EXO TR
  • Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.3" EXO TR
  • Stan's Sealant
  • RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6
  • WTB Silverado Team

Frame Sizing

XS
4'8"142 — 5'1"155cm
S
5'1"155 — 5'5"165cm
M
5'5"165 — 5'9"175cm
L
5'9"175 — 6'1"185cm
XL
6'1"185 — 6'4"193cm
XXL
6'4"193 — 6'7"201cm


  • XSSMLXLXXL
    AReach400mm15.75"425mm16.73"450mm17.72"470mm18.5"490mm19.29"515mm20.28"
    BStack592mm23.31"601mm23.66"610mm24.02"619mm24.37"637mm25.08"656mm25.83"
    CHead Tube Angle65.7°65.7°65.7°65.7°65.7°65.7°65.7°65.7°65.7°65.7°65.7°65.7°
    DSeat Tube Length370mm14.57"380mm14.96"405mm15.94"430mm16.93"460mm18.11"500mm19.69"
    EFront Center699mm27.52"728mm28.66"757mm29.8"781mm30.75"809mm31.85"842mm33.15"
    FBB Height335mm13.19"335mm13.19"335mm13.19"335mm13.19"335mm13.19"335mm13.19"
    GBB Drop38mm1.5"38mm1.5"38mm1.5"38mm1.5"38mm1.5"38mm1.5"
    HWheelbase1129mm44.45"1158mm45.59"1187mm46.73"1211mm47.68"1239mm48.78"1272mm50.08"
    IChainstay Length430mm16.93"430mm16.93"430mm16.93"430mm16.93"430mm16.93"430mm16.93"
    JHead Tube Length90mm3.54"100mm3.94"110mm4.33"120mm4.72"140mm5.51"160mm6.3"
    KTop Tube Length539mm21.22"567mm22.32"596mm23.46"619mm24.37"646mm25.43"678mm26.69"
    LSeat Tube Angle76.8°76.8°76.7°76.7°76.6°76.6°76.4°76.4°76.2°76.2°76°76°
    MStandover Height681mm26.81"696mm27.4"708mm27.87"706mm27.8"702mm27.64"702mm27.64"
     

    Seatpost Length100mm100mm125mm125mm150mm150mm170mm170mm170mm170mm170mm170mm

    Stem Length40mm40mm50mm50mm50mm50mm50mm50mm50mm50mm50mm50mm

    Crank Length165mm165mm170mm170mm170mm170mm175mm175mm175mm175mm175mm175mm

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