2017 Santa Cruz Tallboy 3 Alloy D+ 27.5+
The Tallboy cuts a whole new swath across the trail bike landscape.
In its 29-inch form, the Tallboy’s renowned rowdy
streak comes to the fore. Happy at full gas, up or down hill, the speed
and agility of the 29 configuration will have you bagging on e-bikes at
A 68 degree head angle and 110mm of VPP travel
distills the original Tallboy’s playful character into something all the
more mischievous. Longer reach and shorter chainstays fuel that
personality, and bring the Tallboy bang up to date with the rest of the
Santa Cruz range.
A flip chip on the upper link, combined with
either a 130mm fork (for 27+) or 120mm fork (for 29-inch), ensures
geometry remains consistent across a vast range of build kits and sizes,
from S to XXL.
The versatile trail bike of choice for rapid riders like Greg Minnaar—the Tallboy is for those who don’t roll with the pack.