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Tallboy 2 Announced10th JUN 2013

Santa Cruz Tallboy 2

When Tallboy first launched, it wiped the floor with everything in its category. Most 29ers of the time had the geometry and suspension performance of an economy airline seat, and the industry knew it.

Tallboy was awarded "Bike of the Year" time after time, changing the perception of what a 29" wheel mountain bike was capable of.

What we initially thought would be a niche marathon bike turned out to be a killer all- round trail bike. Balanced geometry and shock rate, combined with our proprietary carbon lay-up to create a package that didn't need meddling with for over four years.

And still doesn't. Kind of.

The geometry of Tallboy2 remains true to the original. However, we've fine-tuned the shock rate, improved pedaling efficiency, increased stiffness and reduced weight to make this Don of 29 the kind of sequel Francis Ford Coppola would approve of.

Santa Cruz Tallboy 2

Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon 2

Available to order from your local Santa Cruz dealer now!


  • Carbon: Matte Carbon/White or Gloss White/Black
  • Aluminum: Gloss Green/Black or Gloss Grey/Orange
  • 12 ENVE decal choices

Shock options:

  • Standard: Custom tuned Fox Float CTD Evolution
  • Upgrade: Custom tuned Float CTD Adj. Boost Valve Kashima

Frame Weight.

  • 2235g (4.9lbs) for size M, matte carbon - no shock


  • 100mm travel VPP suspension
  • 29" wheels
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL (carbon only)
  • 142mm rear axle spacing
  • 2x bottle cage mounts
  • Forged upper and lower links
  • Double sealed pivots with grease ports for low maintenance
  • Collet axle pivots and angular contact bearings maximize stiffness
  • Standard or Direct Mount rear derailleur option
  • Direct Mount front derailleur for precision placement
  • Stealth and external seatpost cable routing
  • 73mm threaded BB: creak-free riding and easy installation
  • Molded rubber frame protection

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