The Downhiller's XC Bike

The Tallboy has earned a loyal following amongst those who seek a go-to bike that will hold up to the relentless hammering of "power hour" hot laps or long days in the saddle harvesting the best trails. The highly-refined VPP™ suspension on the Tallboy combines pedaling efficiency and all-out bump-chomping prowess. If ever there was a gravity riders’ XC bike, the Tallboy is it. Chainstay length and seat angle are matched to the frame size (STA steepens and rear centre grows as frame size increases) so that every rider, no matter what height, gets the same balance of geometry and handling characteristics.

We tailor stiffness for every size to make sure everyone gets the same ride quality. Bigger riders means greater stresses on larger frames, but that's remedied with our size-specific frame stiffness tunes. Place your ride essentials securely in the Tallboy's downtube. The Glovebox comes with a fitted Tool Wallet and Tube Purse, tailored for the frame to keep your tools close to hand.


Key Features:

  • Available in: Carbon C & Carbon CC
  • Wheel size: 29"
  • Front travel: 130mm
  • Rear travel: 120mm


Frame Only

Tallboy 5 Carbon C or CC 


Complete Bikes 

Tallboy 5 C R Build Kit

Fox Float Performance DPS, RockShox Pike 130


Tallboy 5 C S Build Kit

Fox Float Performance DPS, Fox 34 Float Performance 130


Tallboy 5 C GX AXS Build Kit

Fox Float Performance Elite DPS, RockShox Pike Select+ 130


Tallboy 5 C GX AXS RSV Build Kit

Reserve Wheelset, Fox Float Performance Elite DPS, RockShox Pike Select+ 130


Tallboy 5 CC X01 Build Kit

Fox Float Factory DPS, RockShox Pike Ultimate 130


Tallboy 5 CC X01 AXS RSV Build Kit

Fox Float Factory DPS, RochShox Pike Ultimate 130


Not keen on any of the build kits listed above? Talk to us about the components you would like and your budget and we can build your dream bike.

Please contact us to check availability and current pricing / specials.

To check current in-store availability please see https://www.arrowbikes.co.nz/collections

For more info on colour options, sizing, geometry and build kits, visit https://www.santacruzbicycles.com/en-US/tallboy