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Sat 22nd Jun at Mountain Trax - Wokingham
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tallboy 110mm VPP Travel - 29"

The Tallboy cuts a whole new swath across the trail bike landscape.

The Tallboy muddles the line between XC and trail with 110mm of rear wheel travel, paired with a 120mm fork, and fast-rolling 29er wheels.

“Trail country” in pedigree, the Tallboy climbs almost as well as an XC bike, but shows its true colors when the trail turns downward.
On paper, 110mm of travel might seem like it’ll get overwhelmed on technical trails, but nobody rides on paper. Its short-travel chassis gives it scalpel-like handling with a genuine all-around trail capability.

Frame Features

  • Available in: Aluminum, Carbon C & Carbon CC
  • Wheel size: 29"
  • Front travel: 120mm
  • Rear travel: 110mm

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Colour
Forest Green
  • Forest Green
  • Oxblood
Build
Tallboy Alloy D
  • Tallboy Alloy D
  • Tallboy Alloy R
  • Tallboy C R
  • Tallboy C S
  • Tallboy C S RESERVE
  • Tallboy CC X01
  • Tallboy CC X01 Reserve
  • Tallboy CC XX1 Reserve
  • Tallboy CC XTR Reserve
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Build Options

Tallboy Alloy Frame Only: from £1,799Tallboy CC Frame Only: from £2,999

Full Builds

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  • Tallboy Alloy
    D
    £2,799
  • Wheelsize
  • 29
  • Colours
  • Forest Green
    Oxblood
  • Fork
  • RockShox Recon RL, 120mm
  • Shock
  • FOX Float Performance DPS
  • Rear Derailleur
  • SRAM NX Long Cage, 11spd
  • Shifters
  • SRAM NX, 11spd
  • Crankset
  • Race Face Ride, 30t - 170mm (S)
    Race Face Ride, 30t - 175mm (M,L,XL)
  • Cassette
  • SRAM PG1130, 11spd, 11-42t
  • Chain
  • SRAM PC1110, 11spd
  • Brakes
  • SRAM Level
  • Rotors
  • Avid Centerline 180mm
  • Handlebar
  • Race Face Ride
  • Stem
  • Race Face Ride {stem}
  • Grips
  • Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
  • Headset
  • Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset
  • Seatpost
  • Race Face Ride, 31.6, 400mm
  • Saddle
  • WTB Silverado Comp Saddle
  • Front Tyre
  • Maxxis Minion DHF, 29"x2.3", EXO TR
  • Rear Tyre
  • Maxxis Crossmark II, 29"x2.25", DC EXO TR
  • Wheels
  • F: SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap, 32h
    R: SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h
    Rim: WTB ST i25 TCS 2.0 29"
    Spokes: DT Swiss Competition
  • Sealant
  • Stan's Sealant
  • Tallboy Alloy
    R
    £3,399
  • Wheelsize
  • 29
  • Colours
  • Forest Green
    Oxblood
  • Fork
  • FOX Rhythm 34, 120mm
  • Shock
  • FOX Float Performance DPS
  • Rear Derailleur
  • SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
  • Shifters
  • SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
  • Crankset
  • SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB, 32t - 170mm (S)
    SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB, 32t - 175mm (M,L,XL)
  • Cassette
  • SRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t
  • Chain
  • SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
  • Brakes
  • SRAM Level T
  • Rotors
  • Avid Centerline 180mm
  • Handlebar
  • Race Face Ride
  • Stem
  • Race Face Ride {stem}
  • Grips
  • Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
  • Headset
  • Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset
  • Seatpost
  • Race Face Aeffect, 31.6
  • Saddle
  • WTB Silverado Race Saddle
  • Front Tyre
  • Maxxis Minion DHF, 29"x2.3", EXO TR
  • Rear Tyre
  • Maxxis Crossmark II, 29"x2.25", DC EXO TR
  • Wheels
  • F: SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, 32h
    R: SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h
    Rim: WTB ST i25 TCS 2.0 29"
    Spokes: DT Swiss Competition
  • Sealant
  • Stan's Sealant
  • Tallboy C
    R
    £3,899
  • Wheelsize
  • 29
  • Colours
  • Forest Green
    Oxblood
  • Fork
  • FOX Rhythm 34, 120mm
  • Shock
  • FOX Float Performance DPS
  • Rear Derailleur
  • SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
  • Shifters
  • SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
  • Crankset
  • SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB, 32t - 170mm (S)
    SRAM NX Eagle 148 DUB, 32t - 175mm (M,L,XL)
  • Cassette
  • SRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t
  • Chain
  • SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
  • Brakes
  • SRAM Level T
  • Rotors
  • Avid Centerline 180mm
  • Handlebar
  • Race Face Ride
  • Stem
  • Race Face Ride {stem}
  • Grips
  • Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
  • Headset
  • Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset
  • Seatpost
  • Race Face Aeffect, 31.6
  • Saddle
  • WTB Silverado Race Saddle
  • Front Tyre
  • Maxxis Minion DHF, 29"x2.3", EXO TR
  • Rear Tyre
  • Maxxis Crossmark II, 29"x2.25", DC EXO TR
  • Wheels
  • F: SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, 32h
    R: SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h
    Rim: WTB ST i25 TCS 2.0 29"
    Spokes: DT Swiss Competition
  • Sealant
  • Stan's Sealant
  • Tallboy C
    S
    £4,699
  • Wheelsize
  • 29
  • Colours
  • Forest Green
    Oxblood
  • Fork
  • FOX 34 Float Performance, 120mm
  • Shock
  • FOX Float Performance DPS
  • Rear Derailleur
  • SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
  • Shifters
  • SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
  • Crankset
  • SRAM Stylo 7K 148 DUB, 32t - 170mm (S)
    SRAM Stylo 7K 148 DUB, 32t - 175mm (M,L,XL)
  • Cassette
  • SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t
  • Chain
  • SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
  • Brakes
  • SRAM Level TL
  • Rotors
  • Avid Centerline 180mm
  • Handlebar
  • Race Face Ride
  • Stem
  • Race Face Aeffect R, 50mm
  • Grips
  • Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
  • Headset
  • Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
  • Seatpost
  • RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6
  • Saddle
  • WTB Silverado Pro Saddle
  • Front Tyre
  • Maxxis Minion DHF, 29"x2.3", 3C EXO TR
  • Rear Tyre
  • Maxxis Crossmark II, 29"x2.25", DC EXO TR
  • Wheels
  • F: DT Swiss 370, 15x110, 32h
    R: DT Swiss 370, 12x148, XD, 32h
    Rim: RaceFace AR Offset 27 29"
    Spokes: DT Swiss Competition
  • Sealant
  • Stan's Sealant
  • Tallboy C
    S RESERVE
    £5,799
  • Wheelsize
  • 29
  • Colours
  • Forest Green
    Oxblood
  • Fork
  • FOX 34 Float Performance, 120mm
  • Shock
  • FOX Float Performance DPS
  • Rear Derailleur
  • SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
  • Shifters
  • SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
  • Crankset
  • SRAM Stylo 7K 148 DUB, 32t - 170mm (S)
    SRAM Stylo 7K 148 DUB, 32t - 175mm (M,L,XL)
  • Cassette
  • SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t
  • Chain
  • SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
  • Brakes
  • SRAM Level TL
  • Rotors
  • Avid Centerline 180mm
  • Handlebar
  • Race Face Ride
  • Stem
  • Race Face Aeffect R, 50mm
  • Grips
  • Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
  • Headset
  • Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
  • Seatpost
  • RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6
  • Saddle
  • WTB Silverado Pro Saddle
  • Front Tyre
  • Maxxis Minion DHF, 29"x2.3", 3C EXO TR
  • Rear Tyre
  • Maxxis Crossmark II, 29"x2.25", DC EXO TR
  • Wheels
  • F: DT Swiss 370, 15x110, 28h
    R: DT Swiss 370, 12x148, XD, 28h
    Rim: Santa Cruz Reserve 27 29" Carbon
    Spokes: DT Swiss Competition Race
  • Sealant
  • Stan's Sealant
  • Tallboy CC
    X01
    £5,999
  • Wheelsize
  • 29
  • Colours
  • Forest Green
    Oxblood
  • Fork
  • FOX 34 Float Performance Elite, 120mm, 29"
  • Shock
  • FOX Float Performance Elite DPS
  • Rear Derailleur
  • SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
  • Shifters
  • SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
  • Crankset
  • SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon 148 DUB, 32t - 170mm (S)
    SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon 148 DUB, 32t - 175mm (M,L,XL)
  • Cassette
  • SRAM XG1295 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t
  • Chain
  • SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
  • Brakes
  • SRAM Level TLM
  • Rotors
  • Avid Centerline 180mm
  • Handlebar
  • SCB XC Carbon Flat
  • Stem
  • Burgtec
    Easton Haven, 55mm
  • Grips
  • Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
  • Headset
  • Hope Headset
  • Seatpost
  • KS Lev Integra w/ Remote
  • Saddle
  • WTB Volt Race
  • Front Tyre
  • Maxxis Minion DHF, 29"x2.3", 3C EXO TR
  • Rear Tyre
  • Maxxis Crossmark II, 29"x2.25", DC EXO TR
  • Wheels
  • F: DT Swiss 350, 15x110, 28h
    R: DT Swiss 350, 12x148, XD, 28h
    Rim: RaceFace ARC Offset 27 29"
    Spokes: DT Swiss Competition
  • Sealant
  • Stan's Sealant
  • Tallboy CC
    X01 Reserve
    £7,199
  • Wheelsize
  • 29
  • Colours
  • Forest Green
    Oxblood
  • Fork
  • FOX 34 Float Performance Elite, 120mm, 29"
  • Shock
  • FOX Float Performance Elite DPS
  • Rear Derailleur
  • SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
  • Shifters
  • SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
  • Crankset
  • SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon 148 DUB, 32t - 170mm (S)
    SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon 148 DUB, 32t - 175mm (M,L,XL)
  • Cassette
  • SRAM XG1295 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t
  • Chain
  • SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
  • Brakes
  • SRAM Level TLM
  • Rotors
  • Avid Centerline 180mm
  • Handlebar
  • SCB XC Carbon Flat
  • Stem
  • Burgtec
    Easton Haven, 55mm
  • Grips
  • Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
  • Headset
  • Hope Headset
  • Seatpost
  • KS Lev Integra w/ Remote
  • Saddle
  • WTB Volt Race
  • Front Tyre
  • Maxxis Minion DHF, 29"x2.3", 3C EXO TR
  • Rear Tyre
  • Maxxis Crossmark II, 29"x2.25", DC EXO TR
  • Wheels
  • F: DT Swiss 350, 15x110, 28h
    R: DT Swiss 350, 12x148, XD, 28h
    Rim: Santa Cruz Reserve 27 29" Carbon
    Spokes: DT Swiss Competition Race
  • Sealant
  • Stan's Sealant
  • Tallboy CC
    XX1 Reserve
    £7,999
  • Wheelsize
  • 29
  • Colours
  • Forest Green
    Oxblood
  • Fork
  • FOX 34 Float Factory, 120mm, 29"
  • Shock
  • FOX Float Factory Kashima DPS
  • Rear Derailleur
  • SRAM XX1 Eagle, 12spd
  • Shifters
  • SRAM XX1 Eagle, 12spd
  • Crankset
  • SRAM XX1 Eagle 148 DUB, 32t - 170mm (S)
    SRAM XX1 Eagle 148 DUB, 32t - 175mm (M,L,XL)
  • Cassette
  • SRAM XG1295 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t
  • Chain
  • SRAM XX1 Eagle, 12spd
  • Brakes
  • SRAM Level Ultimate
  • Rotors
  • Avid Centerline 180mm
  • Handlebar
  • SCB XC Carbon Flat
  • Stem
  • Burgtec
    Easton Haven, 55mm
  • Grips
  • Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
  • Headset
  • Hope Headset
  • Seatpost
  • KS Lev Integra w/ Remote
  • Saddle
  • WTB Silverado Team
  • Front Tyre
  • Maxxis Minion DHF, 29"x2.3", 3C EXO TR
  • Rear Tyre
  • Maxxis Crossmark II, 29"x2.25", DC EXO TR
  • Wheels
  • F: I9, 15x110, 28h
    R: I9, 12x148, XD, 28h
    Rim: Santa Cruz Reserve 27 29" Carbon
    Spokes: DT Swiss Competition Race
  • Sealant
  • Stan's Sealant
  • Tallboy CC
    XTR Reserve
    £8,099
  • Wheelsize
  • 29
  • Colours
  • Forest Green
    Oxblood
  • Fork
  • FOX 34 Float Factory, 120mm, 29"
  • Shock
  • FOX Float Factory Kashima DPS
  • Rear Derailleur
  • Shimano XTR M9100 SGS, 11/12spd
  • Shifters
  • Shimano XTR M9100 SL, 12spd, I-Spec
  • Crankset
  • Race Face Carbon Next R, 32t - 170mm (S)
    Race Face Carbon Next R, 32t - 175mm (M,L,XL)
  • Cassette
  • Shimano XTR, 12spd, 10-51t
  • Chain
  • Shimano XTR, 12spd, w/ Quick Link
  • Brakes
  • Shimano XTR M9100
  • Rotors
  • Shimano XTR Ice. Tech Rotors, Centerlock, 180mm
  • Handlebar
  • SCB XC Carbon Flat
  • Stem
  • Burgtec
    Easton Haven, 55mm
  • Grips
  • Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
  • Headset
  • Hope Headset
  • Seatpost
  • KS Lev Integra w/ Remote
  • Saddle
  • WTB Silverado Team
  • Front Tyre
  • Maxxis Minion DHF, 29"x2.3", 3C EXO TR
  • Rear Tyre
  • Maxxis Crossmark II, 29"x2.25", DC EXO TR
  • Wheels
  • F: DT Swiss 240, 15x110, Centerlock, 28h
    R: DT Swiss 240, 12x148, HG, Centerlock, 28h
    Rim: Santa Cruz Reserve 27 29" Carbon
    Spokes: DT Swiss Competition Race
  • Sealant
  • Stan's Sealant

Geometry

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  • Imperial
  • Metric

29 - Low

    S M L XL XXL
A Reach 405mm15.94" 430mm16.93" 450mm17.72" 475mm18.7" 505mm19.88"
B Stack 594mm23.39" 603mm23.74" 603mm23.74" 617mm24.29" 631mm24.84"
C Head Tube Angle 68°68° 68°68° 68°68° 68°68° 68°68°
D Seat Tube Length 390mm15.35" 420mm16.54" 450mm17.72" 480mm18.9" 510mm20.08"
E Front Center 684mm26.93" 713mm28.07" 733mm28.86" 763mm30.04" 799mm31.46"
F BB Height 330mm12.99" 330mm12.99" 330mm12.99" 330mm12.99" 330mm12.99"
G BB Drop 40mm1.57" 40mm1.57" 40mm1.57" 40mm1.57" 40mm1.57"
H Wheelbase 1116mm43.94" 1145mm45.08" 1165mm45.87" 1195mm47.05" 1231mm48.46"
I Chainstay Length 432mm17.01" 432mm17.01" 432mm17.01" 432mm17.01" 432mm17.01"
J Head Tube Length 90mm3.54" 100mm3.94" 100mm3.94" 115mm4.53" 130mm5.12"
K Top Tube Length 574mm22.6" 603mm23.74" 623mm24.53" 653mm25.71" 688mm27.09"
L Seat Tube Angle 73°73° 73°73° 73°73° 73°73° 73°73°
M Standover Height 705mm27.76" 706mm27.8" 707mm27.83" 709mm27.91" 704mm27.72"
N Eye to Eye Length          

* Effective top tube
** Seat Tube length measured from center of BB to top of seat tube

Size Guide

s
5'0"152 — 5'4"163cm
m
5'4"163 — 5'9"175cm
l
5'9"175 — 6'1"185cm
xl
6'1"185 — 6'3"191cm
xxl
6'3"191 — 6'6"198cm

Shock Setup

Rider WeightAir PressureShock Sag
100lbs (45.5kg)110 psi12-14 mm
120lbs (54.4kg)130 psi12-14 mm
140lbs (63.5kg)150 psi12-14 mm
160lbs (72.6kg)175 psi12-14 mm
180lbs (81.8kg)195 psi12-14 mm
200lbs (90.7kg)215 psi12-14 mm
220lbs (99.8kg)235 psi12-14 mm
240lbs (108.8kg)260 psi12-14 mm
260lbs (117.9kg)280 psi12-14 mm
280lbs (127kg)300 psi12-14 mm

FAQS

Can I mount a chainguide to my bike?

Yes, this bike was designed to easily accept a BB mount chainguide. For a more XC setup, you can use top-only guides like the MRP 1x or e13 XCX. For full chainguidance, we recommend the E13 LG1 Tr, MRP Lopes guide or Mini G SL. For dual ring guides, try the E13 TRS+Dual or MRP 2x guides. These should fit with minimal or no modification.

Is the 148x12 derailleur hanger the same as the 142x12 hanger?

No, it's not. We had to make a new derailleur hanger to go with the new dropout. They look similar, but the easiest way to tell them apart is the finish. Our 142x12mm hangers have a bead-blasted finish, while the 148x12mm hangers have a smooth, machined finish.

What Kind of Front Derailleur do I Need?

The updated versions of the Bronson, 5010, and Tallboy use Shimano side-swing front derailleurs. The names and part numbers are:

Shimano XT M8020 Side Swing
Shimano XTR M9020D Side Swing

What Kind of Headset Do I Need?

This bike uses an integrated headset. The SHIS measurement is IS41 (upper) and IS52 (lower). If you're using a Hope model the code for this is Hope 7 J

What kind of rear brake adaptor do I need?

This frame uses a standard IS rear brake mount. Just pick your rotor size and order the correct adaptor to go from IS to post mount (all modern brakes).

What size bottom bracket shell does this bike use?

We use a standard 73mm threaded BB. Nearly any crank on the market (besides BB30 cranks) will fit.

What size seatpost do I need?

This bike uses a 31.6mm seatpost. Always ensure it is inserted into the frame a minimum of 4" (100mm).

What's the Biggest 27.5+ Tire I Can Fit?

2.8in tires fit really nicely, and 3.0s will fit, but they can be a bit tight. If you have a lower-profile tire, and don't see a lot of mud, you can definitely run a 3.0. If you're looking for more aggressive rubber, or ride in muddy conditions regularly, you'll want to stick to 2.8s.

What's With The Chip?

The reversible chip at the shock mount is designed to maintain the frame's geometry when swapping between standard 29-inch tires and 27.5+ tires. The "Low" setting is designed for 29er use, and the "High" setting for 27.5+. While 27.5+ tires have a diameter that's similar to the 29er tire, it's not quite equal, so reversing the chip is a must to maintain the handling characteristics.

Flipping the chip to "High" without swapping to 27.5+ tires results in an increase of 3.1mm to bottom bracket height, and an increase of 0.25 degrees to your head and seat angles.

Frame Specs

Suspension System
VPP
Front Derailleur
Direct to Frame
Headset/Headtube
Integrated (IS41/52)
Seat Post
31.6mm
Seat Clamp
36.4mm
Eye to Eye length
7.25
Stroke
1.75
Fork Compatibility
120-130mm
BB Shell
73mm Threaded
Max Tire Size
2.3"
Max Chainring Size
36t
Chainline Spec
Boost
Brake Types
Disc
Water Bottle Mounts
1 inside main triangle
Shock Mounting Bushing Front
22x8
Shock Mounting Bushing Rear
22x8

Bearing Adjustment & Service Documents

Updated Bearing Adjustment Guide View Here

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