Santa Cruz Tallboy 3 CC 2018


The Tallboy is a worldwide legend in the full suspension 29’r category. It was one of the first, and still one of the best big-wheeled bikes to hit the market. Now in its 3rd generation, the Santa Cruz Tallboy has evolved to even greater heights. From entry-level to super high-end, 29” or 27.5” plus, and in two fantastic color options, this new Tallboy is tough to beat.


  • 110mm VPP™ Suspension
  • 120mm fork for 29" kits/130mm fork for 27.5+ configurations
  • 148mm Rear Axle Spacing
  • 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
  • Radial contact bearings maximize stiffness
  • Removable front derailleur mount for maximum drivetrain compatibility
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL (XXL carbon-only)
  • Threaded Bottom Bracket


SizeRider Height
SM5’0” - 5'4”
MD5’4" - 5'9"
LG5’9" - 6’0"
XL6’0" - 6'3"
XXL6’3" - 6'7"

Rider Feedback

“The latest incarnation of the venerable Santa Cruz Tallboy is a real departure from the Tallboys of yesteryear. Gone is the steep, twitchy, race bike handling that used to define the model. Instead the new Tallboy is a fully modern, super-stable trail machine. But don't worry, it won't let you down on race day either! The longer, lower, slacker geometry provides enormous amounts of descending confidence even in sketchy technical terrain while the ultra-light CC carbon frame and VPP suspension combine to make it super efficient and quick. The Tallboy is a bike that manages to transcend normal categorization. It blows past longer-travel bikes uphill but can still hang with them on the way down. It's an ideal do-everything bike for a rider who likes to have fun on the trail, but who also likes to be competitive during race season".

Clay D. GBS Employee and Tallboy 3 rider