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2023 Santa Cruz Tallboy V5

Santa Cruz Tallboy Mountain Bike 2023

An XC Bike for the Responsible Lunatic

The rowdiest XC bike in the land is back, and it's better than ever. Updated with snappier suspension, size-specific chainstay lengths, and a storage compartment in the downtube to stow your Oreos (you're welcome), the new 2023 Santa Cruz Tallboy is a proven trail killer with the chops to keep going all day.

Santa Cruz Tallboy Key Details

29" Wheels

130mm Fork / 120mm Lower Link Mounted VPP Rear Suspension

Size-Specific Chainstay Lengths65.5° Head Tube Angle / 76.6° Seat Tube Angle (Size Large, LO Setting) 
Size-Specific Layup StiffnessThe Glovebox & Tool Wallet
Lower Link Flip Chip & Sealed Bearing Shock EyeletSizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
C & CC Frame & Reserve 30 Carbon Wheel OptionsLifetime Warranty on Frame & Bearings

Carbon C & CC Frames

A minimal weight gain of approximately 250 - 280 grams (0.6 lbs) for the C frame over the CC due to the different grade of carbon used. Whether you're riding a carbon CC or C frame, you get exactly the same legendary strength and stiffness because Santa Cruz uses exactly the same manufacturing facility and techniques.

Lower-Link Mounted VPP® Suspension

VPP® is based on the patented principle of having two short links rotating in opposite directions. This system provides huge design flexibility, allowing Santa Cruz to manipulate shock rates to the intended purpose and character of each model; from short travel endurance bikes to World Championship winning DH machines. This redesign mounts the shock lower on the bike, making for an even better ride quality.

The Glovebox

Seal whatever you want to carry on your ride inside your downtube. Secure and easy to access, the Glovebox™ comes with a dedicated Tool Wallet and Tube Purse to help organize your stuff. Simply cavernous!