• Full-Suspension, Full Carbon frame with 110mm of Travel
  • Fox 34  Elite series fork with  FIT 4 damper, and 120mm of travel, and CTD compression damping.
  • Fox Float Elite CTD rear shock.
  • 29" alloy wheels with 24mm rim width and 2.4"F/2.35"R Tire
  • SRAM X01 Eagle Drivetrain with 32t ring and 10-50t 
  • Rockshox Reverb B1 Dropper seatpost.
  • Carbon  handlebar and SRAM  carbon crankset.
  • Complete bikes start at $2599 MSRP (alloy)

What to Expect

  • Simple, well thought-out design
  • Efficient pedaling, but active suspension.
  • 27.5+ Compatible frame and fork.*
  • Short travel, but a stable descender
  • A great all-rounder for trail and race days
  • XXL Frame size in carbon models
  • No rider weight limit. 
  • Aluminum Options starting at $2599

You'll see a lot of Tallboys out there, and for good reason. This bike was one of the first full-suspension 29'rs to attract a mainstream following. The new TB3 builds new layers onto a solid legacy.

 Detail Images Below - Please click through and read the captions for full specs on this X01 Eagle equipped Demo model*

Sizing:     |      Small 5'0"- 5'4"    152-163cm     |     Medium  5'4"- 5'9"   163 -175cm|      Large  5'9"- 6'0"   175 -183cm |    XL  6'0" - 6'3"  183-190cm  

  XXL 6'3" - 6'7"  190-200cm!

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Other Build kit options for the Tallboy 3:

CC XX1 Eagle - $7999  |  CC X01 Eagle* - best seller - $6599  | CC XT  - $6099   

C GX*- 2nd best seller-  $4599  |  C SLX 2x - $3699  |  C NX 1x - $3599

AL NX 1x* -  $2699  |  AL NX/FOX 1x - $2999   |  AL SLX 2x - $2999

[* available in either 29" or 27.5"+ wheel sizes* ]

Ready to ride a Tallboy 3?

Give us a call at 303-278-6545 and talk with one of our experts. We'll work with your schedule and get you all set up!

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Carbon Fiber and Aluminum Frame options

  • High-Modulus Carbon fiber frames - Designated CC - are the highest performance and lightest weight option for Santa Cruz bicycle frames. These are around 280grams lighter on average than a comparable C level frame. CC builds are typically the most expensive, and include the option of ENVE wheel upgrades from the factory. Frame-only options are only available in CC level construction.


  • Mid-Modulus Carbon frames - designated C - are the best bang for the buck option. The same strength, stiffness, and toughness as the CC level frames - but less expensive to manufacture. C level builds are more affordable and offer amazing value.


  • Aluminum is the best option for budget-conscious riders, or those who are newer to the sport. Aluminum bikes are available as complete bikes only, and offer the best bang for the buck.

Santa Cruz offers two types of Carbon Fiber material for their frames. Click HERE to learn more about Santa Cruz's manufacturing methods, and why they are superior to many other brands.

* 27.5+ Builds require fork travel increase to 130mm - A $55 fork part swap (plus labor) should achieve this.

**Specs listed in photos are original equipment on the Tallboy 3 X01 Eagle model which retails for $6599. Exact demo bike spec may vary from what's listed above.

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