Santa Cruz Tallboy Alloy Frame 2018

Product Reference: SC18TAF
  • £1,799.00
  • Santa Cruz Tallboy Alloy frame 2018: The most versatile aluminium frame going
  • Hydroformed, butted aluminium 110mm VPP suspension frame
  • 29er or 27.5+ wheel capacity
  • Up to 120mm (29er) or 130mm (27.5+) fork rating
  • Fox Float DPS Performance shock
  • 148mm Boost rear wheel spacing
  • Full internal dropper post cable routing 
  • Playful 68 degree head angle 
  • Standard BB shell
  • However you build it, the fun is endless
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Following the success of their flip chip on the Hightower, Santa Cruz (possibly having spotted Biketart’s cheeky suggestion in 2016) have decided to take extend the idea to their shorter travel 29er, meaning that the Santa Cruz Tallboy Alloy frame 2018 can now be built in 29er or 27.5+ flavour, depending on your riding style.

As a short travel 29er, the Tallboy gives up 110mm of super smooth VPP travel, making it ideal for big days out, trail centre riding or even a spot of XC racing. 29ers roll over obstacles with ease, offer a big contact patch in loose conditions and tackle rocky, rooty trails like they're tarmac. Keeping up speed is also a breeze, great for long distance riding and connecting bridleways with road sections. Matched to a 120mm fork and with a playfully sensible 68 degree head angle, the Tallboy frame as a  29er is as much fun as it is a reliable trail partner.

Jumping to 27.5+ wheels and things get a little more…lairy. Front end travel jumps to 130mm and the tyres can be as wide as 3 inches, giving you masses of contact patch and ‘fat lite’ style handling. Plus bikes are fantastic for super loose trails, big rocky rides and days out where comfort might be valued a little more than speed. Climbing & cornering are also a dream, with so much grip on tap that you might think there was glue attached to your tyres. Cleverly, the Tallboy frame in 27.5 plus flavour keeps the same ‘every trail’ friendly 68 degree head angle.

Either way, you get a super light set of hydroformed and by butted aluminium tubes, developed specially for Santa Cruz to offer to their metal loving customers. Matched to the world beating VPP suspension system, is the Fox Float DPS performance shock which dishes out buttery smooth travel, no matter what the trail surface is like. A 148mm Boost rear end keeps things supremely stiff and the standard threaded BB shell means none of the creaky irritation of press fit set ups. Long and slack enough for all mountain riding, but tight enough to race on, you can build a Tallboy frame into pretty much any bike you like.

Biketart are experts at custom building and we’ll be more than happy to advise you on the best choice of components to drape all over your new Santa Cruz Tallboy frame 2018. Give us a call for a chat before or after you buy.

  • Fox Float Factory DPS Kashima shock
  • 110mm VPP™ Suspension
  • 148mm Rear Axle Spacing
  • 29er or 27.5 Plus-Compatible
  • Bottle cage mount
  • Flip-Chip on upper link to maintain geometry in 29” and 27.5+ configurations
  • Integrated Headset
  • Internal carbon tubes ensure precise and hassle-free routing of derailleur and seat post cables
  • Removable front derailleur mount for maximum drivetrain compatibility
  • Threaded Bottom Bracket
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