Giant Talon 27.5 1 - 2016

Giant Talon 27.5 1
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Get out there! Giant's Talon 27.5 1 offers the perfect blend of speed and control for getting out on the trails. It all starts with Giant's ALUXX aluminum frame that's tough, yet nimble and responsive, just what you need for singletrack excursions. Then you get a RockShox 30 Gold fork with 100mm of plush suspension and precise steering to guide you through the rough stuff. It's packed full of Shimano components with 20 speeds for hill-climbing, and Shimano disc brakes for great speed control with modulation. And, 27.5-inch Maxxis knobbies grip with authority and roll over practically anything in your way.

27.5-inch wheels (also known as 650B) offer the best characteristics of 26- and 29-inch wheels for an outstanding ride.

27.5-Inch (650B) wheel/tire performance.

Efficiency: Increasing the wheel diameter decreases the angle of attack (the angle at which round objects meet square objects). The lower the angle, the easier it is to roll over obstacles and maintain momentum.

Traction: With a larger diameter, the tire's contact patch increases, putting more rubber on the trail. A 27.5-inch (650B) has nearly the same contact patch as a 29er for superb acceleration, braking and cornering.

Weight: The weight of a 27.5 wheel, tire and tube is only 5% more than an identically built 26-inch wheel. Compare this to a 12% increase with a 29-inch wheel. Lighter wheels mean a lighter bike, and better climbing and acceleration.

Specs

Frame Giant ALUXX aluminum
Fork RockShox 30 Gold TK Solo Air w/lockout, 100mm-travel
Rims/Wheels Giant S XC-2, aluminum
Hubs Giant Sport Tracker Disc
Spokes Stainless-steel, 14g
Tires Maxxis Ikon, 27.5 x 2.2
Crankset Shimano Deore
Chainrings 38/24
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore
Rear Derailleur Shimano XT Shadow
Rear Cogs Shimano HG50, 10-speed: 11-36
Shifters Shimano Deore
Handlebars Giant Connect XC, low-rise
Stem Giant Connect
Brake Levers Shimano M355 Hydraulic
Brakes Shimano M355 hydraulic disc, 160mm rotors
Pedals Aluminum MTB w/ toe cage
Saddle Giant Connect, upright
Seatpost Giant Connect

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5.0

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Light 
  • Front Fork With Lockout 
  • Fun Bike 
  • Great components 
  • Reliable Shifting 

Cons

  • Needs Better Pedals 
  • Derailer Noisy 

Best Uses

  • Mountain Biking  (2)
  • Commuting/City 

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5

First Real Mountain Bike

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from Escondido, CA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Front Fork With Lockout
  • Reliable Shifting

Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments:

    I wanted two things in my bike: reliable shifting and on-the-fly front fork lockout adjustment. This bike has both (and disc brakes). It rides great. I replaced the saddle and pedals but that is to be expected. I am a weekend rider and usually ride at Daley Ranch. It is good value for money.

    5

    Great Value

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    from Hinckley Ohio

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Excellent Quality
    • Light
    • Great components

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City
      • Mountain Biking

      Comments:

      I use this for bike trails now but plan to get off road a bit more soon. What great value and components all in one!

      4

      Just getting into mountain biking

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      from Sunnyvale

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Durable
      • Fun Bike

      Cons

      • Needs Better Pedals
      • Derailer Noisy

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments:

      Have been happy with this bike so far except for noisy / hard shifts. Will take it back in for 90 day tune up to iron out small issues. Was happy with the service @ my LBS.

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