Santa Cruz Tallboy 4 C R Mountain Bike 2022 - Flatte Earth
IF EVER THERE WAS A GRAVITY RIDERS’ XC BIKE, THE TALLBOY IS IT.
The new 120mm 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 extreme-country. Paired with a 130mm fork the new Tallboy becomes ever more appealing to riders who like to open it up.
And the geometry, that's a big part of what's going on...
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.
Santa Cruz Tallboy Features:
- Fork Travel : 130mm
- Fork Compatibility : 130mm-140mm
- Frame Travel : 120mm
- Shock Size : 190x45
- ICSG-05 Tabs : Yes
- Headset : Integrated (IS41/52)
- Seatpost Diameter : 31.6mm
- Seat Clamp Diameter : 36.4mm
- BB Shell : 73mm Threaded
- Max Tyre Size : 2.6"
- Max Chaingring Size : 36t
- Shock Mounting Bushing Front : 30X8
- Shock Mounting Bushing Rear : 20X8
- Water Bottle Mounts : 2
- Coil Shock Compatible? : No
- Adjustable Chainstay Length : Yes, +/-10mm with rear axle flipchip
- Adjustable Geometry : Yes, Hi/Lo settings, adjusted with flipchip on lower link
- Santa Cruz Tallboy C Carbon Frame
- FOX Rhythm 34, 130mm, 29"
- FOX Float Performance DPS
- SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
- SRAM Guide T Hydraulic Brakes
- SDG Tellis Dropper Seatpost
|Frame||Santa Cruz Tallboy 4 C Carbon Frame|
|Fork||FOX Rhythm 34, 130mm, 29"|
|Rear Shock||FOX Float Performance DPS|
|Shifters||SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd|
|Derailleur (Rear)||SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd|
|Brakes||SRAM Guide T|
|Crankset||SRAM Stylo DUB 30t|
|Cassette||SRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t|
|Chain||SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd|
|Hub Front||SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, 32h|
|Hub Rear||SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h|
|Rims||RaceFace AR Offset 30 29" Rims|
|Stem||Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42.5mm|
|Headset||Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Race Saddle or WTB Volt|
|Pedal||Pedals not included with this bike but can be purchase separately here|
|Wheel Size||29 inch|
|Number of Gears||12|
Ready to rideEvery bike from Start Fitness is fully checked & assembled before despatch and will arrive, almost, ready to ride. Each bike is assembled by one of our CyTech accredited mechanics and then packed into one of our custom boxes.
This process has a lead time of 7 working days. Unfortunately during peak times this may be slightly delayed. We will however, aim to despatch your bike as quickly as possible. Minimal assembly, with basic tools, is required before you can ride. Assembly tools are not usually included. Please note: Some bikes are not supplied with pedals. Manufacturers don’t know if you want flat or clipless pedals - rather than send the bike with the wrong type, they leave the choice for you to make.
Making sure you are homeOnce fully checked and boxed, we will contact you to book a delivery date. Our bikes are despatched on a next working day service (excludes weekends & bank holidays) for UK mainland orders, or a two day service to Northern Ireland and outlying Scottish areas. European bike deliveries usually take approximately one week.
Taking DeliveryAny mechanical or cosmetic issues need to be reported to us within one week of the delivery date. If you do not plan on using the bike straight away, we advise that you remove it from the box and check it over ASAP as we cannot be responsible for any reported issues (other than standard warranty issues) later than one week from the date that the bicycle was delivered.
First ServiceAfter a few weeks of riding (we recommend around 6-8 weeks, regardless of how much the bike has been used), a new bike will need a service to make final adjustments and to re-check all nuts and bolts. This is necessary as the bike goes through a ‘bedding in’ phase, after which, final adjustment may be necessary. We recommend that this is carried out by a CyTech qualified mechanic.
It is important to have these checks carried out to prevent any avoidable problems which may not be covered by warranty and to ensure the smooth running of your bicycle. If you’re local to us, we’re able to offer this first service free of charge* at our Newcastle store (NE1 6JE). You’ll just need to call our workshop on 0191 917 3825 to book your service in, and don’t forget to bring your proof of purchase when you drop the bike off with us.
If you’ve had the bike delivered, it will be your responsibility to ensure a first service is carried out at a trusted bike shop local to you, preferably by a Cytech certified mechanic. Start Fitness are unfortunately not able to cover any costs associated with this service if carried out by another store.
*Please note that this complimentary check-over does not include any labour to replace worn parts or to fit new accessories. All bikes should be delivered to us in a clean and serviceable condition, or a £15 cleaning charge will be payable.
Bike ServicingBicycles need to be serviced regularly, as a guideline we would advise on at least one full service per year and/or a standard service twice a year. If the bike is used regularly in adverse conditions, more regular servicing may be required.
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