Santa Cruz Tallboy mountain bike is a perfect mix of carbon frame and VPP suspension technology with 29″ wheels. It is a noteworthy bike that has received many awards in various publications and it is a single most best selling bike for Santa Cruz. This 29er is built with all the technology that Santa Cruz has put forth in its various other VPP bikes. Tallboy is much similar to other carbon frame bikes from Santa Cruz and the entire 26” line of bikes from them enjoys special handling characteristics which is not been lost when building Tallboy 29er. There is a good demand for big wheel bikes in the market and this full suspension mountain bike is the most successful bike under 29” segment. Carbon frame version is little expensive and riders started expecting less expensive version of Tallboy so, Santa Cruz has also introduced alloy frame last year and now in 2012 they also introduced aluminium frame which they start to ship on April 2012.
The 29” bikes are always great in driving speed, provides good traction and smooth ride on difficult rocky terrain and nasty descent. There needs little effort to accelerate these bikes in the beginning but Santa Cruz Tallboy carbon bike is good at speed. It is exceptionally proficient on traction level and performs well in tight singletrack. When you keep rolling this 29er bike with the wheel on the ground you can cruise over the tough terrain without any effort. This mountain bike is stiffer and stronger, weighs just 5.1 lbs with Fox Float RP2 shock and comparable with 26 inch race bikes. With the combination of VPP suspension design and big wheels, this bike easily takes up tough terrain and comfortable enough to ride all day [...]