The Santa Cruz Tallboy and Juliana Joplin combine short travel efficiency with modern geometry to create bikes that are as up for the big climb as they are the big descent. These sporty 29ers are the perfect choice for riders considering a cross country bike but will likely never race. They climb efficiently, roll fast on the on the flats, and have some real capability for when the DH music goes from easy listening to rock-and-roll. Featuring a 130mm fork and 120mm of Virtual Pivot Point (VPP) rear suspension travel, Joplin and Tallboy are sporty, capable, and fun.
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The leverage curve of Tallboy and Joplin's VPP suspension is progressively tuned with a lower starting ratio and increased ending ratio. This makes it really sensitive further into the travel and helps the bike ride higher in its stroke, producing a more responsive, snappy feel.
DIALED AT EVERY SIZE
As is becoming standard on Santa Cruz and Juliana bikes, Tallboy and Joplin feature geometry and frame stiffness that's proportional to the frame size. The larger the frame size, the longer the chainstay length and the steeper the seat tube angle so that every rider, no matter what height, gets the same balance of geometry and handling characteristics. Similarly, the carbon layups on these bikes are size-specific as well, meaning relative stiffness is scaled proportionately to create a consistent ride feel across the size range.
By drastically reducing peak anti-squat over previous generations of these bikes, Santa Cruz further decoupled the chain’s restriction on suspension movement to improve both small bump sensitivity and square edge compliance. Because anti-squat values are balanced with anti-rise, the bikes remain neutral under braking as well, resisting dramatic weight shifts that might unsettle the bike.
Tallboy and Joplin come with Glovebox–an in-frame storage solution that includes a set of well thought-out pouches for tools and tubes. The compartment is topped by a hatch that secures with a Swiss watch-quality latching mechanism–pretty trick.
LEVEL-UP TO RESERVE CARBON
High-end builds include Reserve carbon wheelsets that take your riding experience to the next level. Supple and responsive, Reserves are the perfect blend of comfort and performance, and they come with a lifetime warranty.
LIFETIME WARRANTY AND SUPPORT
Like all Santa Cruz and Juliana bikes, these models come with a lifetime warranty on the frame, and Reserve carbon rims. They also come with free replacement pivot bearings for life, and the support of our Santa Cruz and Juliana's legendary Rider Support team.