Santa Cruz was one of the first brands to figure out the whole 29er thing with the original Tallboy. Since then, the model has been a staple of it’s line up, but it’s been long overdue for an update. Head past the break to see what changes SCB made to the all new Tallboy 3 Aside from the visual changes, the Tallboy 3 also received some important geometry updates.
The outgoing model had 100mm of rear travel, while the new model bumped rear travel up by 10mm to 110mm. The head tube angle is now 68 degrees, which is 2.2 degrees slacker than that found on the tallboy 2. This results in a more stable and confidence inspiring handling, while still retaining that XC feel. The reach has been increased by between 40 to 50mm, for a roomier front/center. The new arrangement of upper and lower links has allowed Santa Cruz to reduce the height of the seat tube by 30mm to improve standover as well as dropper compatibility. This also allowed them to shorten the chain stays by half inch (from 17.53”/445.3mm to 17”/432mm). Santa Cruz also steepened the seat tube angle by .6 degrees to provide a better pedaling position. For more info on the bike, please go check out Santa Cruz’s website below! We will have to bikes in next Monday for you to see in person, demos will follow soon after.