Giant Talon 27.5 5 - 2014

Giant Talon 27.5 5
  • Color: White/Blue
  • Color: Matte Black/Gloss Green
$570.00

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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.

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 CR70, aluminum
Hubs Giant Tracker Sport Off Road
Spokes 14-gauge stainless-steel
Tires Giant Sport, 27.5 x 2.1
Crankset SR SunTour NEX
Chainrings 42/34/24
Front Derailleur Shimano Altus
Rear Derailleur SRAM X5
Rear Cogs Shimano, 8-speed: 11-34
Shifters SRAM X4
Handlebars Giant Sport, low-rise
Stem Giant Sport
Brake Levers Tektro
Brakes Tektro Novela mechanical disc, 6-inch rotors
Pedals Aluminum platform
Saddle Giant Connect
Seatpost Giant Sport

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
White/Blue / Small 08717611728101 43140814
White/Blue / Medium 08717611728118 43140815
White/Blue / Large 08717611728125 43140816
White/Blue / X-Large 08717611728132 43140817
Matte Black/Gloss Green / Small 08717611728149 43140824
Matte Black/Gloss Green / Medium 08717611728156 43140825

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5.0

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Climbing power 
  • Durable 
  • Singletrack stability 
  • Versatile 
  • Wheel size 

Cons

  • Rough ride 
  • Too stiff 

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking 
  • Road biking 
  • Singletrack 
  • Uphill trail 
  • Uphill trails 

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5

Awesome Price for an Awesome Bike!

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Pros

  • Versatile
  • Singletrack Stability
  • Durable
  • Wheel Size
  • Climbing Power

Cons

  • Rough Ride
  • Stiff

Best Uses

  • Road Biking
  • Singletrack
  • Uphill Trail
  • Mountain Biking
  • Uphill Trails

Comments:

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.

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