Tallboy 29 Carbon CC X01 Eagle Complete Mountain Bike by Santa Cruz Bicycles
There was a time when Santa Cruz's lineup lacked a solid short-travel whip for cross country domination -- when we rode the Tallboy on smooth and racy ribbons of trail because it was the closest thing to the tried-and-true Blur, which we dearly missed. Fortunately, with the Blur surging back into the Cross Country scene, Santa Cruz was free to fine-tune the Tallboy 29 Carbon CC X01 Eagle Complete Mountain Bike into the beast it was meant to be, and this year it comes to us redefined, with a new trail-hungry personality that offers deeper travel, and an all new suspension design built to soak up rougher terrain, while still rolling atop the 29-inch wagon wheels we covet for soaring up climbs. While it seemed to be a trend that shorter travel bikes were expected to be ridden slower, we're pretty sure we've never geared back our speed on a fun trail just because we didn't have deep travel, and we appreciate Santa Cruz having an understanding for our drive to keep a lively and rowdy ride going on our shorter travel whips. As such, the new tallboy is built to be more capable than ever, with new geometry that boosts confidence on the descents, while maintaining the lively climbing properties we love. And if the new geometry isn't enough, Santa Cruz spec's this particular build with a slew of cherry-picked SRAM X01 Eagle components to offer you a massive 500% gear range to tackle days that boost up intense amounts of elevation, and soar down lofty rollers and banked berms on the descent. We suppose that with Santa Cruz's Bronson and Hightower getting makeovers in the suspension department, we shouldn't be all that surprised to see tweaks to the Tallboy went in the same direction. The new Tallboy follows the trends of its deeper-travel siblings, moving the VPP suspension down to a lower-link that offers improved stabilization in the roughest terrain, while an extra 10mm of travel helps soak up additional rocks and roots that the previous Tallboy would have shied away fro...
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