Santa Cruz Tallboy – 29/27.5+
We carry the Tallboy because it is a trail bike for all time. For 2018, Santa Cruz has retained the geometry changes that pushed the Tallboy over the edge from “upright and racy” to “rough and rowdy”. Like the Hightower, the Tallboy is available with either 29″ wheels (120 mm fork) or 27.5+ (130 mm fork), checking the box for maximum versatility. Part of Santa Cruz’s bike-building magic is their ability to find the center of gravity sweet spot for every bike. For the Tallboy, that means maintaining incredible pedaling efficiency while allowing the 110 mm of VPP suspension to ride with the sensitivity of a longer travel bike. As SC would say “this bike is happy at full gas”. At the end of the day, we couldn’t be Sports Garage without the Tallboy because, in so many ways, the Tallboy IS the history of modern of 29″ trail bikes.