Santa Cruz Tallboy C XT Mountain Bike 2021 - Black
The Downhiller's XC Bike
The Tallboy 3 has been a Stif favourite since it first landed, improving it was always going to take something radical... and Santa Cruz have not disappointed. Introducing the brand new Tallboy 4.
Whilst the Tallboy 3 muddied the line between XC and Trail bikes, the new Tallboy makes its intentions crystal clear. A 10mm increase in travel, a lower-link driven VPP suspension platform and radical geometry paired with a burlier fork means the new Tallboy is here to shake up the trail bike world.
Everything we loved about the Tallboy 3 – the lightweight and super-nimble chassis and the ability to climb like a mountain goat – remain, but the Tallboy 4 now inspires the confidence to open up the brakes and send it way beyond what you think a trail bike should be capable of.
The lower-link driven VPP suspension is the first thing you’ll notice. With a progressive curve tuned to perfection, the Tallboy 4 provides radical traction and stability when climbing – whether it’s a long winch up a fire road or rocky, rooty technical steeps – you’ll be smashing PB’s all the way to the top. The Tallboy hasn’t forgotten it’s XC heritage at all.
Point the Tallboy back down the trail and the same VPP suspension provides incredible support and grip, as well as a bottomless feeling that’ll make you believe there’s much more than 120mm of travel at your disposal. Pair that suspension platform with the burly 130mm, short-offset fork, a generous front-center and 65.5° head angle and you’ve got yourself an absolute weapon of a trail bike.
A 65.5° head-angle may seem radical for a bike like the Tallboy, but that’s only if you believe a shorter travel bike should be ridden slower. The Tallboy is made for going fast – everywhere and anywhere.
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 carbon frame
- FOX 34 Performance Elite, Grip2, 130mm, 29"
- FOX Float Performance Elite DPS
- Shimano XT 8120 brakes
- Shimano XT M8100, 12spd
- RockShox Reverb Stealth
|Frame||Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon C|
|Fork||FOX 34 Performance Elite, Grip2, 130mm, 29"|
|Rear Shock||FOX Float Performance Elite DPS|
|Shifters||Shimano XT M8100, 12spd|
|Derailleur (Rear)||Shimano XT M8100, 12spd|
|Brakes||Shimano XT 8120 w/ Shimano XT Ice Tech, 180mm|
|Crankset||Shimano XT M8100, 32t|
|Cassette||Shimano XT M8100, 12spd, 10-51t|
|Chain||Shimano XT, 12spd|
|Hub Front||DT Swiss 350, 15x110, Torque Cap, 28h|
|Hub Rear||DT 350, 12x148, MicroSpline, 28h|
|Rims||RaceFace ARC Offset 27 29"|
|Tyres||Maxxis Minion DHF, 29x2.3, 3C EXO TR / Maxxis Minion DHR II 29x2.3, EXO, TR|
|Handlebar||Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon Riser|
|Stem||Burgtec Enduro MK3|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Team|
|Seatpost||RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6|
|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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