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Tallboy 5 S-kit

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The Downhiller's XC Bike

The Tallboy has garnered a dedicated fan base among riders in search of a reliable companion that can withstand the demanding rigors of both intense "power hour" sessions and extended journeys across top-notch trails. With its expertly tuned VPP™ suspension system, the Tallboy seamlessly blends efficient pedaling and the ability to conquer rough terrain. If you ever needed a cross-country bike with the heart of a gravity rider, the Tallboy is your answer.

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 C and Carbon CC

Wheel size: 29-inch

Front travel: 130mm

Rear travel: 120mm

Carbon C 29" 120mm Travel VPP™

Rear Shock                         
FOX Float Performance, 190x45

RockShox Pike Base, 130mm

Rear Derailleur                   
SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

SRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t

SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

Bottom Bracket                   
SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

FSA IS-2/47/42 ACB or Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated

Rear Tire                            
Maxxis Forekaster 29"x2.4"WT, 3C, MaxxTerra, EXO

Front Tire                           
Maxxis Forekaster 29"x2.4"WT, 3C, MaxxTerra, EXO

Front Hub                           
SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap, 6-Bolt 32h

Front Rim                           
RaceFace AR Offset 30, 29"

Rear Hub                            
SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, HG, 6-Bolt, 32h

Rear Rim                            
RaceFace AR Offset 30, 29"

Front Rotor                         
Avid Centerline, 180mm

Rear Rotor                          
Avid Centerline, 180mm


SRAM Stylo 148 DUB 32t

RaceFace Ride

Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42mm

WTB Silverado, CroMo

SDG Tellis Dropper, 31.6

Grips/Bar Tape                   
Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips

* Specifications are subject to change without notice

XS142 - 155cm
S155 - 165cm
M165 - 175cm
L175 - 185cm
XL185 - 193cm
XXL193 - 201cm

The sizing chart is a great place to start when picking your next bike but everyone will fit a bike a bit differently. Your torso, arm, and leg lengths all play into what size of bike you may need. Plus, there's your own personal preference.

We always recommend swinging by the shop and taking the bike that you're looking for a spin to see how it feels. If you're unable to come by, looking at the geometry of your current bike and comparing it is a good place to start. If you have any further questions, our customer service team is there to help.

A | REACH405/403430/428455/453475/473495/493520/518
B | STACK601/603610/612619/621628/630646/648656/658
C | HEAD TUBE ANGLE65.7/65.565.7/65.565.7/65.565.7/65.565.7/65.565.7/65.5
D | SEAT TUBE LENGTH370/370380/380405/405430/430460/460500/500
E | FRONT CENTER708/708737/737766/766790/790818/818847/847
F | BB HEIGHT335/332335/332335/332335/332335/332335/332
G | BB DROP38/4138/4138/4138/4138/4138/41
H | WHEELBASE1138/11381167/11671199/11991227/12271257/12581290/1291
I | REAR CENTER430/431430/431433/434437/438439/440443/444
J | HEAD TUBE LENGTH95/95105/105115/115125/125145/145160/160
K | TOP TUBE LENGTH555/556579/580602/603622/623644/645671/671
L | SEAT TUBE ANGLE76/75.776.3/7676.7/76.476.8/76.677/76.877.1/76.8
M | STANDOVER HEIGHT680/676693/691696/693698/695698/695701/698
Shipping Options Delivery Time Price
Standard Shipping Delivery in 5 - 7 working days $8.00
Express Shipping Delivery in 3 - 5 working days $12.00
1 - 2 day Shipping Delivery in 1 - 2 working days $12.00
Free Shipping Purchase over $200 qualify $0.00

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