Santa Cruz Tallboy

The Tallboy climbs as well as an XC bike, but comes into its element when the trail turns downward. This bike is the perfect blend between XC and trail with 120mm of rear wheel travel, paired with a 130mm fork, and fast-rolling 29er wheels.

On paper, 120mm of travel might seem like it’ll get overwhelmed on technical trails, but the short-travel chassis gives it precise handling, perfect for all-around riding.