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2018 Santa Cruz Bicycles Tallboy Carbon CC 29 X01 Eagle Reserve Complete Mountain Bike

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2018 Santa Cruz Bicycles Tallboy Carbon CC 29 X01 Eagle Reserve Complete Mountain Bike


The Santa Cruz Tallboy CC 29 X01 Eagle Reserve complete mountain bike builds on the Tallboy’s legacy as one of the most intuitive trail bikes on earth. If you’re heading out for epic rides on the weekend, and still want to mix it up during mid-week XC races, the Tallboy is a truly worthy steed.

Many of you will remember the commotion that the original Tallboy caused, what with its lively handling that immediately dispelled a mountain of preconceived notions about how 29-inch wheels were supposed to handle. The latest iteration of the Tallboy retains its praiseworthy handling with an added dash of versatility and a pinch of aggressive intent that takes the Tallboy into uncharted territory.

Part of the story of the Tallboy’s success is due to its ability to blur the lines between cross-country rocket and surefooted trail bike. To that end, the Tallboy was built to accommodate 27.5+ wheels as well as 29-inch wheels, as it's presented here. This split personality is enabled by the reversible “flip chip” at the upper link. Setting the flip chip to the “low” mode relaxes the head angle by roughly half a degree and lowers the bottom bracket, which makes for an ideal setup when paired with the slightly larger diameter of 29-inch wheels. The slightly smaller 27.5+ wheels pair with the “high” setting, allowing for similar clearance between the bottom bracket and the ground. The upshot is headache-free swaps between wheel sizes, which gives you more options than ever when you hit the trail.

The Tallboy generates 110mm of travel through the latest version of Santa Cruz’s VPP technology. As with all VPP bikes, the Tallboy’s counter-rotating links are carefully arranged to resist activation by pedaling forces, all but eliminating unwanted bobbing under power. This being the latest iteration of VPP, it’s tuned to provide more midstroke support than previous generations of the VPP platform, giving the rider a better feel for the terrain, and a livelier ride feel.

While the excellent suspension plays a large role, a key part of the Tallboy’s secret sauce is its carefully tuned geometry. At 68 degrees, the head angle is sufficiently nimble for whipping through tight chicanes, while remaining relaxed enough to stay composed at high speed. The 17-inch chainstays enhance the ability to change directions quickly, while retaining enough length to provide ample traction when the trail points skyward. And the way the moderately roomy cockpit positions the rider between the wheels makes for reflexive handling with a minimum of effort.

The Tallboy is built using Santa Cruz’s top tier CC carbon fiber construction. By using some of the finest, and strongest, raw materials available, Santa Cruz is able to make its CC level frames extremely lightweight, while maintaining outstanding impact resistance, exceptional stiffness, and just the right amount of finely tuned flex to cancel out trail chatter. Of course, balancing these factors requires true mastery of carbon fiber, and the design team at Santa Cruz has proven time and time again that their command of carbon fiber construction is unsurpassed in the bike industry. The result is a frame that will hold up to years of hard riding, will provide a comfortable ride, and will do so at a very competitive weight.

This build of the Tallboy includes some of the finest components available, beginning with a worthy suspension package from Fox: a 34 FLOAT FIT4 Performance Elite fork paired with a FLOAT DPS Performance Elite air shock. This setup offers a supple stroke, on-the-fly adjustments at the flip of a lever, and easy tuning. SRAM’s phenomenal X01 Eagle groupset provides the gear range necessary to venture into uncharted territory, while the Level brakes keep things under control as speeds increase. The Rockshox Reverb dropper post enables the necessary on-the-fly saddle height adjustment, while the Santa Cruz carbon fiber handlebar offers a perfectly tuned balance of stiffness and flex that simply surpasses many of the best aftermarket carbon fiber handlebars available.

Despite all that, our favorite part of the build may be Santa Cruz’s Reserve carbon rims, which are laced to a DT Swiss 350 hubset. The Reserve rims showcase Santa Cruz’s carbon fiber expertise, with a highly refined profile and reinforced nipple beads that nearly eliminate any chance of failure. And should you defy those odds, the Reserve rims are backed by a no-nonsense lifetime warranty—just like Santa Cruz’s carbon fiber frames.

2018 Santa Cruz Bicycles Tallboy Carbon CC 29 X01 Eagle Reserve Complete Mountain Bike

Short travel trail bike with a wild side

5in of highly efficient VPP travel

Flip-chip enables compatibility with 29in and 27.5+ wheels

74-degree seat tube angle optimizes pedaling efficiency

Longer reach shifts weight forward for better traction

Carbon CC frame saves weight without sacrificing strength

X01 Eagle drivetrain provides the ultimate bailout gear

Reserve carbon hoops bring SC's carbon genius to the rim world

2018 Santa Cruz Bicycles Tallboy Carbon CC 29 X01 Eagle Reserve Complete Mountain Bike

Frame Material:

CC Carbon Fiber

Suspension:

VPP

Rear Shock:

FOX FLOAT DPS Performance Elite

Rear Travel:

110mm

Fork:

FOX FLOAT 34 FIT4 Performance Elite

Front Travel:

120mm

Headset:

Cane Creek 40 Series

Shifters:

SRAM X01 Eagle

Front Derailleur:

n/a

Rear Derailleur:

SRAM X01 Eagle

ISCG Tabs:

ISCG05

Crankset:

30t SRAM X1 Eagle

Bottom Bracket:

SRAM GXP Team

Crank Arm Length:

[XS - S] 170mm, [M - XL] 175mm

Cassette:

10-50t SRAM XG-1295

Chain:

SRAM X01 Eagle

Brakeset:

SRAM Level TSC

Brake Type:

hydraulic disc

Rotors:

180mm Avid Centerline

Handlebar:

Santa Cruz AM Carbon

Handlebar Width:

750mm

Grips:

Santa Cruz Palmdale

Stem:

Race Face Aeffect R

Stem Length:

50mm

Saddle:

WTB Silverado Pro

Seatpost:

RockShox Reverb Stealth

Seatpost Diameter:

31.6mm

Wheelset:

Santa Cruz Reserve 27 AM Carbon

Hubs:

DT Swiss 350

Front Axle:

15 x 110mm Boost

Rear Axle:

12 x 148mm Boost

Tires:

[front] Maxxis Minion DHF [rear] Maxxis Ardent Race

Tire Size:

[front] 29 x 2.3in [rear] 29 x 2.35in

Pedals:

not included

Recommended Use:

trail

Manufacturer Warranty:

Lifetime on frame

 

 

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

 

 

The Santa Cruz Tallboy CC 29 X01 Eagle Reserve complete mountain bike builds on the Tallboy’s legacy as one of the most intuitive trail bikes on earth. If you’re heading out for epic rides on the weekend, and still want to mix it up during mid-week XC races, the Tallboy is a truly worthy steed.

Many of you will remember the commotion that the original Tallboy caused, what with its lively handling that immediately dispelled a mountain of preconceived notions about how 29-inch wheels were supposed to handle. The latest iteration of the Tallboy retains its praiseworthy handling with an added dash of versatility and a pinch of aggressive intent that takes the Tallboy into uncharted territory.

Part of the story of the Tallboy’s success is due to its ability to blur the lines between cross-country rocket and surefooted trail bike. To that end, the Tallboy was built to accommodate 27.5+ wheels as well as 29-inch wheels, as it's presented here. This split personality is enabled by the reversible “flip chip” at the upper link. Setting the flip chip to the “low” mode relaxes the head angle by roughly half a degree and lowers the bottom bracket, which makes for an ideal setup when paired with the slightly larger diameter of 29-inch wheels. The slightly smaller 27.5+ wheels pair with the “high” setting, allowing for similar clearance between the bottom bracket and the ground. The upshot is headache-free swaps between wheel sizes, which gives you more options than ever when you hit the trail.

The Tallboy generates 110mm of travel through the latest version of Santa Cruz’s VPP technology. As with all VPP bikes, the Tallboy’s counter-rotating links are carefully arranged to resist activation by pedaling forces, all but eliminating unwanted bobbing under power. This being the latest iteration of VPP, it’s tuned to provide more midstroke support than previous generations of the VPP platform, giving the rider a better feel for the terrain, and a livelier ride feel.

While the excellent suspension plays a large role, a key part of the Tallboy’s secret sauce is its carefully tuned geometry. At 68 degrees, the head angle is sufficiently nimble for whipping through tight chicanes, while remaining relaxed enough to stay composed at high speed. The 17-inch chainstays enhance the ability to change directions quickly, while retaining enough length to provide ample traction when the trail points skyward. And the way the moderately roomy cockpit positions the rider between the wheels makes for reflexive handling with a minimum of effort.

The Tallboy is built using Santa Cruz’s top tier CC carbon fiber construction. By using some of the finest, and strongest, raw materials available, Santa Cruz is able to make its CC level frames extremely lightweight, while maintaining outstanding impact resistance, exceptional stiffness, and just the right amount of finely tuned flex to cancel out trail chatter. Of course, balancing these factors requires true mastery of carbon fiber, and the design team at Santa Cruz has proven time and time again that their command of carbon fiber construction is unsurpassed in the bike industry. The result is a frame that will hold up to years of hard riding, will provide a comfortable ride, and will do so at a very competitive weight.

This build of the Tallboy includes some of the finest components available, beginning with a worthy suspension package from Fox: a 34 FLOAT FIT4 Performance Elite fork paired with a FLOAT DPS Performance Elite air shock. This setup offers a supple stroke, on-the-fly adjustments at the flip of a lever, and easy tuning. SRAM’s phenomenal X01 Eagle groupset provides the gear range necessary to venture into uncharted territory, while the Level brakes keep things under control as speeds increase. The Rockshox Reverb dropper post enables the necessary on-the-fly saddle height adjustment, while the Santa Cruz carbon fiber handlebar offers a perfectly tuned balance of stiffness and flex that simply surpasses many of the best aftermarket carbon fiber handlebars available.

Despite all that, our favorite part of the build may be Santa Cruz’s Reserve carbon rims, which are laced to a DT Swiss 350 hubset. The Reserve rims showcase Santa Cruz’s carbon fiber expertise, with a highly refined profile and reinforced nipple beads that nearly eliminate any chance of failure. And should you defy those odds, the Reserve rims are backed by a no-nonsense lifetime warranty—just like Santa Cruz’s carbon fiber frames.

·         Short travel trail bike with a wild side

·         5in of highly efficient VPP travel

·         Flip-chip enables compatibility with 29in and 27.5+ wheels

·         74-degree seat tube angle optimizes pedaling efficiency

·         Longer reach shifts weight forward for better traction

·         Carbon CC frame saves weight without sacrificing strength

·         X01 Eagle drivetrain provides the ultimate bailout gear

·         Reserve carbon hoops bring SC's carbon genius to the rim world

 


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