Our Nicest Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon To Date?

published by andy on 20/01/2018 11:31:00

2018 Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon XX1 ENVE

When uploading the images for this Santa Cruz Tallboy build I had to label the folder with the year of bike as this is the 3rd generation of Tallboy this chap has had from us, and as per usual there’s no expense spared on his build.

Riding globally, Mark is in love with the Santa Cruz Tallboy and this is his bike of choice for the Surrey hills.  More capable than previous iterations of the Tallboy this model is now more trail than XC but is still more than capable of podium wins on the XC circuit.


Adorned with usual SRAM Eagle XX1 drivetrain in black with the exception of the chain,the look is subtle rather than shouting in your face.  SRAM Guide Ulimate brakes, ENVE bar and stem complete up front, and FOX Factory suspension and seatpost is doing all the hard work.


On the wheel front we have Chris King hubs on the new ENVE M series rims with Sapim CX Ray spokes and a spattering of custom decals from our friends at Slik graphics.


We are hand delivering this bike on Tuesday all the way down south where our Matt is going to take the chance to ride the Surrey trails we hear so much about!

So if you like the look of this stunner and you’ve done plenty of saving up then you too can own one, otherwise off the peg builds start at £4k ish and then literally the sky is the limit!

Spec is as follows:

  • 2018 Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon CC Frame
  • SRAM XX1 Eagle Black and Gold
  • Invisiframe fitted throughout
  • Fox Factory suspension and post
  • ENVE Finishing
  • SRAM Guide Ultimate Brakes
  • Maxxis Tyres
  • Chris King Hubs on ENVE Rims

Having seen this bike our own Mike at the Ings store has just built one with a Shimano drivetrain, Mavic carbon wheels, Fox Performance Elite suspension and he’s gone full Ibex Tan sidewalls!!