Santa Cruz Tallboy 5 GX AXS T-Type SRAM GX AXS Transmission

LGGloss Melon

SN: SC23018

MSRP $6,899.00

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Key Specs

  • C carbon frame
  • SRAM GX AXS T-Type drivetrain
  • SRAM Level Bronze Stealth 4-Piston brakes
  • RockShox Pike Select+ or Fox 34 Float Performance Elite, 130mm fork
  • Fox Float Performance Elite 190x45, 120mm rear shock
  • VPP Suspension Platform
  • Internal cable routing
  • SRAM UDH (Universal Derailleur Hanger)
  • OneUp V2 Dropper Post or RockShox Reverb or Fox Transfer, 31.6
  • RaceFace ARC Offset 30 29” wheelset
  • DT Swiss 370 Hubs
  • Santa Cruz Carbon Handlebar
  • WTB Silverado Medium CroMo Saddle
  • Maxxis Forekaster 29"x2.4"WT, 3C, Maxxterra, EXO, tires front and rear
  • SRAM DUB, 73mm MTB Wide threaded bottom bracket


The Santa Cruz Tallboy 5 GX AXS kit is a trail-blazing mountain bike that strikes the perfect balance between agility, durability, and performance. At its core, the bike features a lightweight and robust C carbon frame, designed to handle the rigors of aggressive trail riding while maintaining optimal handling and responsiveness. This frame material allows riders to confidently tackle technical climbs, challenging descents, and everything in between, making it an ideal choice for those seeking versatility and control on the trails.

The Tallboy 5 GX AXS kit is equipped with the cutting-edge SRAM GX AXS T-Type drivetrain, featuring electronic wireless shifting for seamless gear changes. This 12-speed drivetrain delivers crisp and precise shifting with the simplicity of a push-button system, allowing riders to conquer any terrain with ease. The wide gear range ensures riders can tackle steep climbs and fast descents, making it suitable for a variety of riding styles and trail conditions.

To provide reliable stopping power, the bike is equipped with SRAM Level Bronze Stealth 4-Piston brakes. These hydraulic disc brakes offer consistent and controlled braking, instilling confidence in riders as they navigate through technical sections and steep descents. The combination of the GX AXS drivetrain and Level Bronze Stealth brakes ensures riders have the power and control needed for a thrilling and safe ride.

The front suspension options for the Tallboy 5 GX AXS kit include the RockShox Pike Select+ or the Fox 34 Float Performance Elite, both offering 130mm of travel. These forks are designed to handle rough trails and absorb impacts effectively, providing a smooth and controlled ride. Whether riders prefer the adjustability and reliability of the Pike Select+ or the performance of the Fox 34 Float Performance Elite, they can expect outstanding suspension performance tailored to their preferences.

At the rear, the Tallboy 5 GX AXS kit features the Fox Float Performance Elite shock with 190x45mm dimensions, offering 120mm of rear travel. This rear shock, combined with the VPP Suspension Platform, ensures a balanced and responsive ride. The VPP design optimizes pedaling efficiency and traction, making it easier for riders to power through technical climbs and maintain control on challenging descents.

The bike boasts internal cable routing, not only enhancing its aesthetic appeal but also protecting the cables from external elements, which reduces the risk of damage and maintains smooth shifting and braking performance. Additionally, the SRAM UDH (Universal Derailleur Hanger) is included, providing convenience and peace of mind, as it allows riders to easily replace the derailleur hanger if needed.

For optimal rider comfort and control, the Tallboy 5 GX AXS kit comes with a dropper post. Riders can choose from the OneUp V2 Dropper Post, RockShox Reverb, or Fox Transfer, all in a 31.6mm diameter. The dropper post allows riders to quickly adjust their saddle height on-the-fly, providing optimal positioning for both descending and climbing, thereby enhancing overall handling and maneuverability.

The RaceFace ARC Offset 30 29” wheelset, paired with DT Swiss 370 hubs, ensures a durable and reliable ride. These wheels strike a balance between strength and weight, making them suitable for aggressive riding while maintaining excellent responsiveness and durability.

The Santa Cruz Carbon Handlebar further enhances rider control and stability, providing a comfortable and efficient riding position. The WTB Silverado Medium CroMo Saddle offers a supportive and comfortable seating position, ensuring riders can enjoy extended rides without discomfort.

The Maxxis Forekaster 29"x2.4"WT tires, equipped with 3C Maxxterra and EXO technology, offer exceptional traction and durability. These tires provide confidence-inspiring grip on a variety of surfaces, from loose to hardpacked trails, making them an excellent choice for various riding conditions.

Finally, the SRAM DUB 73mm MTB Wide threaded bottom bracket ensures smooth and reliable power transfer, optimizing the bike's drivetrain efficiency and overall performance.

In conclusion, the Santa Cruz Tallboy 5 GX AXS kit is a trail-ready mountain bike that caters to riders looking for a well-rounded and high-performing companion. With its lightweight carbon frame, precise electronic drivetrain, capable suspension system, and dependable braking, the Tallboy 5 GX AXS kit offers an exhilarating and confident riding experience for all types of terrain and trails.