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2018 Santa Cruz Bicycles Tallboy 27.5+ D Complete Mountain Bike

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2018 Santa Cruz Bicycles Tallboy 27.5+ D Complete Mountain Bike

 

Seeing the original Tallboy was a purebred cross-country rocket that eagerly moonlighted as a competent trail rig, the latest version of the Santa Cruz Tallboy 27.5+ D Complete Mountain Bike delves further into the realms of rowdy trail fun with 110-millimeters of VPP suspension paired with an updated geometry that's slacker and longer than before. However, what's most noticeable is the Tallboy's ability to accommodate both 27.5+ and 29-inch wheels with its flip-chip located on the upper linkage. In this particular 27.5+ configuration with 2.8-inch tires, the Tallboy grabs tenaciously across loose, dusty trails, as well as smooths out the rock gardens with greater compliance than what you'd experience with standard tires.

Instead of the 70-degree head tube found on the previous Tallboy, you'll find the new Tallboy features a trail-competent 68-degree head tube angle. By moving to the slacker end of the riding spectrum for a short-travel 29er, the Tallboy gains confidence at higher speeds where a racier XC bike would feel squirrely and unnerving. However, this push towards being slacker isn't as dramatic as many bikes in the all-mountain and enduro realms, so you'll still enjoy the sharp handling traits inherent to the original Tallboy. Although the bike has grown substantially in wheelbase and reach to meet modern standards, the chainstays remain short at 17 inches for snappy turning, especially when you're navigating around switchbacks and tight sections of trail.

New for the 2017 version of the Tallboy, you'll find the ability to switch between 29 and 27.5+ wheels with its integrated flip-chip along the upper linkage. The flip-chip rotates to allow the shock mount to migrate between high (29) and low (27.5+) settings, but without drastically altering the bike's dialed geometry and handling characteristics on the trail. This particular Tallboy in 27.5+ form is an absolute trail juggernaut with its high volume tires soaking up jarring rock sections while digging into the driest, dustiest conditions on the trail.

Delving into the Tallboy's VPP suspension, you'll find it increased from the previous 100 millimeters to 110 millimeters of travel. Although 10 millimeters might not seem like a drastic change, this extra travel gives the newest Tallboy greater composure on rocky trails and technical terrain where the older bike would be overwhelmed. Santa Cruz tuned the shock with greater progression when you're reaching the end of its travel, preventing it from blowing through excess travel or harshly bottoming out. The VPP suspension is slightly revised over previous versions for greater sensitivity over small bumps, as well as increased mid-stroke support for consistent tracking without the tendency to settle in the middle of its travel.

This particular 27.5+ D build gets Santa Cruz's aluminum frame, which offers a commendable level of strength and stiffness with 6000-series aluminum. Best of all, its affordability leaves you plenty of extra cash for future bike upgrades and road trips to your favorite trails. Delving into the build kit, you'll find a SRAM NX 1x11 drivetrain for a wide range of usable gears without dealing with the hassle of a front derailleur. It gets a RockShox Recon RL fork with 130-millimeters of bump-smoothing travel, as well as 2.8-inch Maxxis Rekon tires for an optimal balance of rolling speed and trail grip.

Newest generation Tallboy blurs the line between XC and trail

27.5+ wheels dig into dry, dusty trails and smooth out rocks

Geometry is noticeably longer and slacker than previous version

Flip-chip on upper linkage for switching between 29er and 27.5+

110mm of VPP travel for responsive pedaling and bump compliance

Aluminum frame offers reliable strength at attractive price

RockShox Recon SL fork with 130mm of bump-smoothing travel

Maxxis Rekon tires balance rolling speed with grip

 

2018 Santa Cruz Bicycles Tallboy 27.5+ D Complete Mountain Bike

Frame Material:

aluminum

Suspension:

VPP

Rear Shock:

Fox Float Performance DPS

Rear Travel:

110mm

Fork:

RockShox Recon RL

Front Travel:

130mm

Headset:

Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated

Shifters:

SRAM NX

Front Derailleur:

n/a

Rear Derailleur:

SRAM NX

Crankset:

Race Face Aeffect (30t)

Bottom Bracket:

BSA threaded

Cassette:

SRAM PG1110 (11-42t)

Chain:

SRAM PC1110

Brakeset:

SRAM Level

Brake Type:

hydraulic disc

Rotors:

Avid Centerline, 180mm

Handlebar:

Race Face Ride, 35mm

Handlebar Width:

760mm

Grips:

Santa Cruz Palmdale lock-on

Stem:

Race Face Ride

Stem Length:

50mm

Saddle:

WTB Volt Sport

Seatpost:

Race Face Ride

Seatpost Diameter:

31.6mm

Wheelset:

Race Face AR 40 (32h)

Hubs:

[front] Novatec D711, [rear] Novatec D462

Front Axle:

15 x 110mm Boost

Rear Axle:

12 x 148mm Boost

Tires:

Maxxis Rekon EXO TR

Tire Size:

27.5 x 2.8in

Recommended Use:

trail

Manufacturer Warranty:

lifetime on frame

Actual Weight:

Gloss Rust/Black, L: 14650g

 

2018 Santa Cruz Bicycles Tallboy 27.5+ D Complete Mountain Bike

GEOMETRY CHART

Tallboy 29

120mm Travel Fork

 

Seat Tube

(c-t)

Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Stack

(S)

Reach

(R)

Stand Over

Head Tube

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HTo)

Seat Tube Angle

(STo)

Bottom Bracket Drop

(BBD)

Chainstay

(CS)

Wheelbase

S

15.3in

22.6in

23.4in

15.9in

27.7in

3.5in

68o

73o

1.6in

17in

43.9in

M

16.5in

23.7in

23.7in

16.9in

27.8in

3.9in

68o

73o

1.6in

17in

45.1in

L

17.7in

24.5in

23.7in

17.7in

27.8in

3.9in

68o

73o

1.6in

17in

45.9in

XL

18.9in

25.7in

24.5in

18.7in

27.9in

4.5in

68o

73o

1.6in

17in

47in

XXL

20.1in

27.1in

25.7in

19.9in

27.7in

5.1in

68o

73o

1.6in

17in

48.5in

 

Tallboy 27.5+

130mm Travel Fork

 

Seat Tube

(c-t)

Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Stack

(S)

Reach

(R)

Stand Over

Head Tube

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HTo)

Seat Tube Angle

(STo)

Bottom Bracket Drop

(BBD)

Chainstay

(CS)

Wheelbase

S

15.3in

22.6in

23.4in

15.9in

27.6in

3.5in

68o

73o

1.3in

17in

44.1in

M

16.5in

23.8in

23.8in

16.8in

27.7in

3.9in

68o

73o

1.3in

17in

45.2in

L

17.7in

24.6in

23.8in

17.6in

27.7in

3.9in

68o

73o

1.3in

17in

46in

XL

18.9in

25.7in

24.4in

18.6in

27.8in

4.5in

68o

73o

1.3in

17in

47.2in

XXL

20.1in

27.1in

24.9in

19.8in

27.5in

5.1in

68o

73o

1.3in

17in

48.6in


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  1. Great delivery.

    Posted by Harry Partsafas on 7th Dec 2017

    Easy to find what you are looking for. Great packaging and shipping.



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