Santa Cruz Tallboy AL 29 D-Kit Size LG BLACK

$2,799.00
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2021 TALLBOY AL D-KIT 

 

Tallboy takes a leap further into what short-travel bikes really are capable of. With kick-ass lower-link VPP suspension, a streamlined design, the typical Santa Cruz refinement, and rather radical geometry, the Tallboy is back to being a genre bending folk hero. 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 extremecountry. Paired with a 130mm fork the new Tallboy becomes ever more appealing to riders who like to open it up. 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. There’s no label that quite fits what this bike is. But the name Tallboy says it all. Have at it.

 

Frame:  Aluminum 29" 120mm Travel VPP™
Rear Shock:  FOX Float Performance DPS
Fork:  RockShox Recon RL, 130mm, 29/27+
R. Derailleur:  SRAM SX Eagle, 12spd
F. Derailleur:  N/A
Shifters:  SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
Cassette:  SRAM PG1210, 12spd, 11-50t
Chain:  SRAM PC1110, 11spd
Chainguide:  N/A
Bottom Bracket:  SRAM DUB 68/73mm
Headset:  Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated
Rear Tire:  Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.3" EXO TR
Front Tire:  Maxxis Minion DHF, 29"x2.3", 3C EXO TR
Sealant:  Stan's Sealant
Front Hub:  SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap, 32h
Rims:  WTB ST i25 TCS 2.0 29"
Spokes:  Sapim Race
Rear Hub:  SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h
Rotors:  Avid Centerline 180mm
Brakes:  SRAM Level
Crankset:  SRAM SX Eagle 148 DUB, 32t
Handlebar:  RaceFace Ride
Stem:  RaceFace Ride
Saddle:  WTB Silverado Comp
Seatpost:  SDG Tellis
Grips/Bar Tape:  Santa Cruz Palmdale

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