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
|SM||5’0” - 5'4”|
|MD||5’4" - 5'9"|
|LG||5’9" - 6’0"|
|XL||6’0" - 6'3"|
|XXL||6’3" - 6'7"|
“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
The Tallboy 3 CC - in Gloss Rust on Chimney Gulch Trail in Golden, CO.
This Tallboy is set up with 29 inch Reserve wheels, and the CC X01 build spec.
Long clean lines on the frame, and thoughtful design details make for a good bike to own. (and stare at)
Beautiful and unique colors, with a superb finish on the frame.
A short headtube length won't limit your ability to achieve an aggressive riding position.
Intelligent cable routing for hassle free, whisper-quiet performance.
Refined, short-travel VPP Linkage is plush, but efficient - leaving nothing to be desired.
Adjustable geometry allows you to fine-tune your Tallboy's character.
A single-wishbone rear triangle saves weight, but is plenty stiff.
Threaded BB cups make your life easy down the road.
A Fox 34 Performance Elite suspension fork won't leave you wishing for more.
Air sprung, and with a firm lockout.
The FOX float rear shock is highly adjustable, and also locks out firmly.
The bread and butter - Santa Cruz's new Reserve 27mm wheels. Including a lifetime warranty.
Get behind these 780mm flat bars, and you'll feel right at home.
A clean cockpit allows you to focus on going fast!
The Raceface Turbine R stem is a work of art. this one is a 31.8mm clamp.
SRAM Level brakes integrate nicely, and are perfect for the job.
The single-piston calipers and stainless hardware will keep you in control.
The SRAM X01 Eagle drivetrain on the TB3 utilizes a 32 tooth chainring.
Superior ergonomics - so you can drop it like it's hot.
A larger fluid volume means more reliable performance.
Powerlinks are a good thing to have.
10-50 cassette range means no more excuses!
A smart tire spec from Maxxis.
The SRAM centerline rotors have a rounded edge for extra safety.
DT 350 hubs will keep you rolling fast.