In case you thought it was all about 27.5″ wheels at Santa Cruz this year… the 29er strikes back! Tallboy 2 launches today. The geometry of Tallboy2 remains true
to the original. However, Santa Cruz fine-tuned the shock rate, improved pedaling efficiency, increased stiffness and reduced weight. Check out the video for the story behind:

Santa Cruz Tallboy 2 from santa cruz bikes on Vimeo.


The Tallboy 2 has 100mm travel VPP™ suspension, 29″ wheels and will be available in these sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL (carbon only). Claimed frame weight: 2235g (4.9lbs)for size L, matte carbon


Colors: Carbon: Matte Carbon/White or Gloss White/Black, 12 ENVE decal choices


Aluminum: Gloss Green/Black or Gloss Grey/Orange


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


Forged upper and lower links. Double sealed pivots with grease ports for low maintenance


Enough space for 2 × bottle cage mounts

Geometry Enduro Santa Cruz Tallboy 2


Words & Photo: PR Santa Cruz

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Robin Schmitt

Robin is one of the two founders of 41 Publishing, a visionary and go-getter. While he now enjoys every second on the bike – whenever his busy schedule allows – he used to race against the clock at enduro events and a few Downhill World Cups. Besides that, Robin practises kung fu and Zen meditation, plays the cello or with his dog (which actually belongs to his girlfriend), travels abroad and still reviews numerous bikes himself. Progressive ideas, new projects and major challenges – Robin loves exploring undiscovered potential and getting to the bottom of new trends.