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Santa Cruz Tallboy 5 C R Complete Mountain Bike 2024

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Santa Cruz Bicycles - Tallboy 5 C R Complete Mountain Bike 2024
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The Santa Cruz Bicycles Tallboy 5 C R Complete Mountain Bike is the smartest luxury purchase you'll ever make. Not only does it rip on every type of ride, but this R-level build continues the almost reasonable lunacy with proven, simple, and dependable parts. This latest Tallboy has all of Santa Cruz's big bike bonus features, from the redesigned VPP® suspension that seems to speed up through rough stuff to size-specific rear triangles and the cavernous Glovebox™ in-frame storage. Let the rest of the crew hem and haw over which bike to choose this weekend: the Tallboy is just more fun everywhere, especially in the mountains.

Product Details


Carbon C FrameA 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.

Fox Float DPS Performance Rear ShockPerformance Series FLOAT DPS shocks have fewer adjustments than Factory Series (no Open mode adjust tuning range), and have black anodized air sleeve and body instead of Genuine Kashima Coat.

Lower-Link Mounted VPP® SuspensionVPP 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.

Shock AdjustmentsLever Actuated Open, Medium, Firm Modes, Air Spring Pressure, External Rebound

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

120mm Rear Travel

Integrated Flip Chip for HI / LO Geometry Setting

Cane Creek 10 Integrated Headset

Internal Brake and Dropper Cable Routing

Size-Specific Chainstay Lengths


RockShox PikeSuspension built for the new age of trail riding. A multidimensional fork that’s light on ounces, heavily capable, and sweet on stiffness and travel. Pike is here to take you peak to peak and trailhead to tailgate drinks—for those days when the lines are blurred between bombing trails and cross-country hauls. 

Fork AdjustmentsRush RC Damper features easy-to-adjust Compression and independent Rebound adjustments, as well as air spring pressure.

Drive Train

SRAM NX EagleIt's how you start that matters. Whether you're discovering the mountain for the first time or you're an MTB lifer searching for a no-nonsense, no-worries 1x drivetrain, SRAM NX Eagle is ready for action and ready to take you there. NX Eagle brings you a wide range of gear choices engineered for simplicity and durability, so you can focus on what matters most-the ride ahead. German engineered and proudly bearing the SRAM Eagle stamp of approval, NX Eagle is ready to let the world know what real riding feels like.


Avid Centerline Rotors | 180mmThe new CenterLine Rotor was designed to keep the center of friction consistent throughout rotation thereby minimizing vibration offering consistent performance and a quiet ride.

SRAM G2 R BrakesThe internals of R function the same as SRAM's higher end offerings, but with a simplified shell. G2 R features 7% more power than our Guide Brake. More power means a lighter touch when applying braking power and better control.


RaceFace AR Offset 30mm 29" Rims Laced to DT Swiss 370 HubsAll-around rad AR rims are slightly tweaked with an new asymmetrical profile. Fully dialed to be stiffer, stronger and optimally balanced, these crazy-versatile rims come in every width imaginable to cover XC to plus bikes and everything in between. These rims are laced to tough DT Swiss hubs.

Maxxis Forekaster TiresThe new version of the Maxxis Forekaster is aimed squarely at modern short travel (100mm-130mm) trail bikes – aka the “downcountry” segment. Intended to be a Goldilocks tire, the new Forekaster rolls faster than a Minion or Dissector but provides more predictable cornering, climbing, and braking traction than the Aspen or Rekon.

Additional Features

SDG Tellis Dropper PostAn absolute workhorse. A dropper post and remote combo with unsurpassed durability, reliability and simplicity all in one competitively priced package.

Price and Spec Subject to Change

RaceFace Ride Handlebar


  • Biking Type: Mountain More 
  • Used For: Cross Country, Trail More 
  • Suspension: Full Suspension More 
  • Gearing: 1 x 12
  • Frame Material: Carbon More 
  • Water Bottle Mounts: 1
  • Fork: RockShox Pike More 
  • Stanchion Diameter (mm): 35
  • Fork Travel (mm): 130
  • Rear Shock: Fox Float Performance More 
  • Rear Travel (mm): 120
  • Shifters: SRAM NX Eagle More 
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM NX Eagle, 12-Speed More 
  • Crankset: SRAM Stylo 6K DUB, 32t More 
  • Cassette: SRAM NX Eagle PG-1230, 11-50t More 
  • Chain: SRAM NX Eagle, 12-Speed More 
  • Bottom Bracket: SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded
  • Pedals: Not Included
  • Brake Levers: SRAM G2 R More 
  • Brake Calipers: SRAM G2 R
  • Rotors: Avid Centerline 180mm
  • Headset: Cane Creek 10 IS
  • Handlebar: RaceFace Ride | 760mm
  • Bar Tape/Grips: Santa Cruz House Grips
  • Stem: Burgtec Enduro MK3 | 42mm
  • Saddle: WTB Silverado CrMo
  • Seatpost: SDG Tellis Dropper More 
  • Hubs: SRAM MTH | 32H
  • Rims: Raceface AR Offset 30
  • Tires: Maxxis Forekaster 3C MaxxTerra EXO 29 x 2.4"
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime (Frame and Bearings)
Rider Height 4'8" - 5'1" 5'1 - 5'5" 5'5" - 5'9" 5'9" - 6'1" 6'1" - 6'4" 6'4" - 6'7"
Reach (mm) 405 430 455 475 495 520
Stack (mm) 601 610 619 628 646 656
Effective Top Tube (mm) 556 580 603 623 645 671
Seat Tube (mm) 370 380 405 430 460 500
Head Tube Angle (°) 65.7 65.7 65.7 65.7 65.7 65.7
Seat Tube Angle (°) 76.0 76.3 76.7 76.8 77.0 77.1
Chainstay Length (mm) 430 430 433 437 439 443
Bottom Bracket Height (mm) 335 335 335 335 335 335
Bottom Bracket Drop (mm) 38 38 38 38 38 38
Head Tube Length (mm) 95 105 115 125 145 155
Wheelbase (mm) 1138 1167 1199 1227 1257 1290
Standover Height (mm) 680 693 696 698 698 701
Complete Weight (lbs) 31.04
Complete Weight (kg) 13.97
Wheel Size 29" 29" 29" 29" 29" 29"

Other Notes

Santa Cruz Bicycles products can only be shipped within the United States



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