Giant Talon 27.5 4 - 2014

Giant Talon 27.5 4
$700.00

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Giant's Talon 27.5 4 is like Goldilocks: not too big, not too small. The 27.5-inch wheels provide the acceleration and lightweight feel of a 26-inch wheel, with the traction and efficiency of a 29er. It all starts with Giant's ALUXX aluminum frame that's

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 SR SunTour XTC MLO, 100mm-travel
Rims/Wheels Giant, aluminum
Hubs Giant Tracker Sport
Spokes 14-gauge stainless-steel
Tires Giant Sport, 27.5 x 2.1
Crankset FSA Dynadrive
Chainrings 44/32/22
Front Derailleur Shimano Altus
Rear Derailleur Shimano Alivio
Rear Cogs Shimano, 9-speed: 11-34
Shifters Shimano Altus
Handlebars Giant Sport, low-rise
Stem Giant Sport
Brake Levers Tektro hydraulic
Brakes Tektro hydraulic disc, 6-inch rotors
Pedals Aluminum platform
Saddle Giant Connect
Seatpost Giant Sport

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
Small 08717611650723 40040614
Medium 08717611650730 40040615
Large 08717611650747 40040616
X-Large 08717611650754 40040617

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4.0

(based on 3 reviews)

66%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Versatile  (3)
  • Durable 
  • Lightweight 
  • Shifts great on inclines 

Cons

  • Poor componets 
  • Poor quality 
  • Wears out quickly 

Best Uses

  • Commuting/city  (2)
  • Mountain biking  (2)
  • Easy trails no jumps 
  • Road biking 

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5

Best bang for your bike.

By 

from Las Vegas

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking

    Comments:

    This is an amazing entry level mountain bike.

    4

    Great bike

    By 

    from Waco, Texas

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Durable
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking
      • Commuting/City

      Comments:

      Rode all over Cameron park. Zero problems. Even caught some air.

      3

      Nice bike for 2 weeks.

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      from Tomball, TX

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Versatile
      • Shifts Great On Inclines

      Cons

      • Poor Construction
      • Wears Out Quickly
      • Poor Componets

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking
      • Commuting/City
      • Easy Trails No Jumps

      Comments:

      I ride pretty hard(5'10" 240lbs all muscle), and this bike just could not handle what I had to dish out. The crank started falling apart after 2 weeks. I wish it didn't fall apart because I loved riding this bike. Great engineering with poor componets. Bicycle world was awesome though and took back the Talon and got me into a Jamis nemesis sport. Now to put this one through the test. I don't know if I'll ever trust Giant again.

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