How about the best of both worlds? Giant's Talon 27.5 5 gives you the lightweight feel of a 26-inch wheel, with the confidence and efficiency of a 29er. It all starts with Giant's ALUXX aluminum frame that's tough, yet light and responsive, just what you
27.5-inch wheels (also known as 650B) offer the best characteristics of 26- and 29-inch wheels for an outstanding ride.
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.
|Frame||Giant ALUXX aluminum|
|Fork||SR SunTour XTC MLO, 100mm-travel|
|Rims/Wheels||Giant CR70, aluminum|
|Hubs||Giant Tracker Sport Off Road|
|Tires||Giant Sport, 27.5 x 2.1|
|Crankset||SR SunTour NEX|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Altus|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X5|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano, 8-speed: 11-34|
|Handlebars||Giant Sport, low-rise|
|Brakes||Tektro Novela mechanical disc, 6-inch rotors|
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I am a college student and bought this bike on a budget. For the price this bike is amazing. It is sturdy, fast, and looks awesome. It definitely can take a beating as my first few rides were full downhill crashes while testing the limits of the hardtail. I had been used to riding downhill full suspension bikes so it took me awhile to realize that this bike is not meant for hard downhill trails. That fact should be a given though considering this is a budget bike. HOWEVER, this bike is absolutely incredible for both smooth singletrack trails and road biking alike. Now that I have been riding the types of routes and trails this bike is meant for, I am 100% thrilled with my purchase. If you are looking for a bike that can take smooth singletrack trails like a champ and road routes with ease, you can't beat the price on this Giant. You cannot find many other bikes with front and real quick release wheels and front suspension lock out for this price. Overall I would highly reccommend this bike for somebody who, like me, is on a budget but wants a versatile and incredibly sturdy bike.