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2015 Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon S (discontinued)

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Fast, Lite, and all around Awesome

The Good:

Everything so far

The Bad:

Nothing so far

Overall Review:

I have had this bike for a little over a month now and have only put about 50miles on it.

First impressions: The bike looks great.Its a real eye catcher... I ordered the Matte Black bike anda couple of guys on the trails down here have given me complements directly, while most others just point to their buddies to check out the bike as I ride by. Sitting on the bike is very comfortable and fit perfect (medium frame and I'm 5'8") even with the Race Face flat bar that comes stock on the bike. At first it felt like I was riding higher up but that was due to the upgrade from the 26er to the 29er and now feels completely normal.

The 29er feels like a monster truck over speed bubs when going over sections that with my 26er were more of a challenge and slowed me down. It's amazing how the 3" upgrade helps. The bike is really stiff and am very impressed with the strength of the carbon. I really like the Fox float 32 in front of me and is so far one of the best front ends that I have ridden over the past 2 years.

I did end up doing an upgrade to a 1x 38T Race Face single ring. This should have brought the weight of the bike down around a pound, so I figure the bike weighs around 26lbs making it lite and maneuverable. I very much like the aluminum chain protector that is built rite into the carbon frame of the triangle near the chain ring.

Overall for the budget that I had and type of riding that I do... I'm over satisfied with this bike and am finding more things that I like about it every day. I have more confidence in my bike now than riding my old Spark, and the confidence is translating to a whole bunch of shiny new PR trophy's on Strava.


Product Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon S
Model Year 2015
Riding Type Cross Country
Rider Unisex
Sizes and Geometry
S, M, L, XL, XXL View Geometry
Top Tube Length 21.9" 23.12" 24.12" 25.12" 26.02"
Head Tube Angle 70.2° 70.2° 70.2° 70.2° 70.2°
Head Tube Length 3.54" 3.94" 3.94" 4.33" 4.72"
Seat Tube Angle 72.3° 72.4° 72.4° 72.4° 72.4°
Seat Tube Length 16.5" 17.5" 18.5" 20" 21.5"
Bottom Bracket Height 13.04" 13.04" 13.04" 13.04" 13.04"
Chainstay Length 17.53" 17.53" 17.53" 17.53" 17.53"
Wheelbase 41.72" 42.98" 43.98" 45" 45.91"
Standover 28.15" 28.54" 29" 29.55" 30.19"
Reach 14.22" 15.36" 16.37" 17.26" 18.05"
Stack 24.02" 24.4" 24.41" 24.79" 25.17"
Wheel Size 29"
Frame Material Carbon Fiber
Frame Material Details 29" Full Carbon
Rear Travel 100mm
Rear Shock FOX Float CTD Evolution (FOX Float CTD Adjust Factory Kashima Option)
Fork FOX 32 Float CTD Performance Fit with 15mm Through Axle and Tapered Steerer
Fork Travel 120mm
Head Tube Diameter Mixed Taper 1.5" Lower, 1-1/8" Upper
Headset Cane Creek 40 Series Tapered, Cartridge Bearing
Handlebar Race Face Evolve Flat , 31.8mm x 720mm
Stem Race Face Turbine Basic
Grips Santa Cruz Palmdale Lock-On
Brakes Shimano SLX M675 with Shimano RT66 160mm Rotors
Brake Levers Shimano
Drivetrain 2x
Shifters Shimano SLX M670
Front Derailleur Shimano XT
Rear Derailleur Shimano XT M786 GS Shadow Plus
Chainguide N/A
Cranks Shimano SLX M675 2x10-Speed
Chainrings 24/38 Tooth
Bottom Bracket Included with Crankset, Standard 73mm Threaded
Pedals N/A
Chain Shimano SLX HG75
Cassette Shimano SLX HG81, 10-Speed, 11-36 Tooth
Rims WTB STi19 TCS
Hubs SRAM MTH 716 Front / SRAM MTH 746 Rear
Spokes DT Champion 2.0
Tires Maxxis Ikon, 29"x2.2", Tubeless Ready
Saddle WTB Volt Race
Seatpost Race Face Ride, 375mm
Seatpost Diameter 30.9mm
Seatpost Clamp Standard
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 142mm x 12mm Through-Axle, Includes a DT RWS Axle
Max. Tire Size 29" x 2.35"
Bottle Cage Mounts Yes
Colors White and Burgundy, Satin Black and Aqua Blue
Warranty Five Year Frame, Lifetime Bearing
Weight N/A
Miscellaneous Fork Compatibility: 100-120mm
Price $3,899
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