Santa Cruz Tallboy 5 S-Kit SRAM GX
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- C carbon frame
- SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain
- SRAM G2 R brakes
- FOX 34 Float Performance, 130mm fork
- FOX Float Performance DPS 190x45 shock, 120mm rear travel
- VPP Suspension Platform
- Internal cable routing
- SRAM UDH (Universal Derailleur Hanger)
- SDG Tellis, 31.6 dropper post
- RaceFace AR Offset 30 29" rims, wheelset
- DT Swiss 370 Hubs
- Maxxis Dissector 29"x2.4”WT, 3C MaxxGrip, EXO, TR front tire
- Maxxis Rekon 29"x2.4”WT, 3C MaxxTerra, EXO, TR rear tire
- Cane Creek 40 IS headset
- SRAM DUB, 73mm English/BSA threaded bottom bracket
The Santa Cruz Tallboy 5 S-kit is a versatile and capable mountain bike designed to excel on a variety of trails. With its carbon frame, SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain, powerful SRAM G2 R brakes, and advanced suspension system, the Tallboy 5 S-kit delivers a balanced blend of efficiency, agility, and control.
The heart of the Tallboy 5 S-kit is its C carbon frame. Crafted with precision and expertise, the carbon frame offers a winning combination of strength, stiffness, and light weight. The frame design strikes a perfect balance between efficiency and comfort, allowing riders to tackle long climbs with ease and descend with confidence. The carbon construction also helps to dampen vibrations, providing a smooth and responsive ride quality on rough terrain.
Equipped with the SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain, the Tallboy 5 S-kit offers a wide range of gears for tackling steep ascents and maintaining speed on the descents. The 12-speed drivetrain delivers smooth and precise shifting, ensuring quick and accurate gear changes even under load. The GX Eagle drivetrain is known for its durability and reliability, making it a popular choice among riders who demand reliable performance on demanding trails.
To ensure reliable stopping power, the Tallboy 5 S-kit is equipped with SRAM G2 R brakes. These hydraulic disc brakes offer excellent modulation and control, allowing riders to confidently navigate technical descents and maintain control in all conditions. The G2 R brakes deliver consistent and reliable performance, inspiring confidence and allowing riders to push their limits with ease.
The suspension system on the Tallboy 5 S-kit utilizes the VPP (Virtual Pivot Point) platform. This advanced suspension design provides a balance of pedaling efficiency and traction on technical terrain. The FOX 34 Float Performance fork with 130mm of travel absorbs impacts and keeps the front wheel tracking the ground, providing precise and controlled handling. The FOX Float Performance DPS shock with 120mm of rear travel further enhances the bike's ability to maintain traction and soak up bumps, ensuring a smooth and comfortable ride.
Internal cable routing is a notable feature of the Tallboy 5 S-kit. The cables are neatly routed through the frame, providing a clean and streamlined appearance. This internal routing also protects the cables from dirt, debris, and external elements, ensuring smooth and reliable shifting and braking performance in all conditions. It reduces maintenance needs and ensures consistent performance over time.
The SRAM UDH (Universal Derailleur Hanger) is a removable component that connects the rear derailleur to the frame. The UDH offers easy and precise derailleur adjustments, ensuring optimal shifting performance. The Universal Derailleur Hanger provides compatibility with various drivetrain setups, allowing riders to customize their bike according to their preferences and riding style.
The Tallboy 5 S-kit features the SDG Tellis dropper post with a 31.6 diameter. This dropper post allows riders to adjust their saddle height on the fly, maximizing maneuverability and control on technical descents. With smooth and reliable operation, the dropper post enables riders to quickly optimize their body position for different sections of the trail, enhancing their riding performance.
The RaceFace AR Offset 30 wheelset paired with DT Swiss 370 hubs provides a strong and reliable platform for the Tallboy 5 S-kit. The wide rim profile of the RaceFace AR Offset 30 rims provides better tire support, optimizing traction and stability. Paired with the DT Swiss 370 hubs, this wheelset ensures quick engagement and smooth rolling performance, enhancing the bike's responsiveness and efficiency.
The Maxxis Dissector tire in a 29"x2.4" size for the front and Maxxis Rekon tire in a 29"x2.4" size for the rear are designed to excel on a variety of trail conditions. The Dissector tire features aggressive tread patterns that deliver excellent traction and control in loose and unpredictable terrain. The Rekon tire offers a fast-rolling design with excellent cornering capabilities. Both tires utilize Maxxis' 3C MaxxGrip and MaxxTerra compounds for optimal grip and durability. The EXO casing adds puncture protection and durability to withstand the rigors of demanding trails.
The Cane Creek 40 IS headset ensures smooth and reliable steering. The integrated design provides a solid connection between the frame and the fork, contributing to the bike's overall handling and control. It allows for precise and responsive steering, enhancing rider confidence in technical sections and challenging terrain.
The SRAM DUB bottom bracket, with a 73mm English/BSA threaded design, ensures efficient power transfer and durability. The wide bottom bracket provides increased stiffness and stability, allowing for optimal power transfer from the pedals to the drivetrain. It contributes to the bike's responsive acceleration and efficient pedaling performance.
In summary, the Santa Cruz Tallboy 5 S-kit is a versatile and capable mountain bike that delivers exceptional performance on a wide range of trails. With its carbon frame, reliable drivetrain, powerful brakes, advanced suspension system, internal cable routing, dropper post, high-quality wheelset with DT Swiss hubs, grippy tires, and durable components, the Tallboy 5 S-kit is ready to take on any challenge with confidence and control.
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