THE FUN 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.
Available in: Carbon C and Carbon CC
Wheel size: 29-inch
Front travel: 130mm
Rear travel: 120mm
REACH NEW HEIGHTS
When the trail beckons you to traverse above tree line and into unmarked territory, the Joplin is ready to take you there. With its 120mm of VPP™ travel and 29-inch wheels, it’s the ultimate climbing partner to help you reach any summit. And when it’s time to point downhill, its head tube angle and slack geo will navigate the most rocky terrain. Whether you’re out on a solo adventure or a soul-lifting ride with friends, the Joplin will let you soar to new heights.
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The leverage curve of Tallboy and Joplin's VPP suspension is progressively tuned with a lower starting ratio and increased ending ratio. This makes it really sensitive further into the travel and helps the bike ride higher in its stroke, producing a more responsive, snappy feel.
DIALED AT EVERY SIZE
As is becoming standard on Santa Cruz and Juliana bikes, Tallboy and Joplin feature geometry and frame stiffness that's proportional to the frame size. The larger the frame size, the longer the chainstay length and the steeper the seat tube angle so that every rider, no matter what height, gets the same balance of geometry and handling characteristics. Similarly, the carbon layups on these bikes are size-specific as well, meaning relative stiffness is scaled proportionately to create a consistent ride feel across the size range.
By drastically reducing peak anti-squat over previous generations of these bikes, Santa Cruz further decoupled the chain’s restriction on suspension movement to improve both small bump sensitivity and square edge compliance. Because anti-squat values are balanced with anti-rise, the bikes remain neutral under braking as well, resisting dramatic weight shifts that might unsettle the bike.
Tallboy and Joplin come with Glovebox–an in-frame storage solution that includes a set of well thought-out pouches for tools and tubes. The compartment is topped by a hatch that secures with a Swiss watch-quality latching mechanism–pretty trick.
LEVEL-UP TO RESERVE CARBON
High-end builds include Reserve carbon wheelsets that take your riding experience to the next level. Supple and responsive, Reserves are the perfect blend of comfort and performance, and they come with a lifetime warranty.
LIFETIME WARRANTY AND SUPPORT
Like all Santa Cruz and Juliana bikes, these models come with a lifetime warranty on the frame, and Reserve carbon rims. They also come with free replacement pivot bearings for life, and the support of our Santa Cruz and Juliana's legendary Rider Support team.