The new 120mm Tallboy takes a leap 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 and 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.
And the geometry, that’s a big part of what’s going on… Established theory suggest 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 win 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.
GEOMETRY – Low setting
The Tallboy 4 is available in 5 build kits which range from the Aluminum D build at 14.73kg through to a Carbon CC build at 12.5kg. There are frame-only options available for both the aluminum and carbon CC models. Colour options are the “Rocksteady Yellow & Yellow” or the “Stormbringer Purple & Black.” Contact your local dealer for pricing. Learn MORE