Giant Talon 27.5 3

Giant's Talon 27.5 3 gives you the acceleration and lightweight feel of a 26-inch wheel, with the traction and efficiency of a 29er. That means it's mega fun on trails, city paths, and everywhere else. It all starts with Giant's ALUXX alumi ...(Read More)

Giant Talon 27.5 3
  • Color: Charcoal/Red
  • Color: Dark Blue/Yellow
$595.00 - $699.95
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Giant's Talon 27.5 3 gives you the acceleration and lightweight feel of a 26-inch wheel, with the traction and efficiency of a 29er. That means it's mega fun on trails, city paths, and everywhere else. It all starts with Giant's ALUXX aluminum frame that's tough, yet responsive, just what you need for off-road excursions. Then you get a Suntour fork with 100mm of suspension and precise steering. It's packed full of Shimano components with 27 speeds for hill-climbing, and Tektro disc brakes for great speed control. And, 27.5-inch Giant wheels and tires grip with authority and roll over 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 SR Suntour XCM w/hydraulic lockout & preload adjuster, 100mm travel
Rims/Wheels Giant aluminum
Hubs Giant Sport Tracker Disc
Spokes 14g, stainless-steel
Tires Maxxis Ikon, 27.5 x 2.2
Crankset FSA Dynadrive
Chainrings 44/32/22
Front Derailleur Shimano Altus
Rear Derailleur Shimano Alivio
Rear Cogs Shimano HG200, 9-speed: 11-34
Shifters Shimano Altus
Handlebars Giant Connect XC, low-rise
Stem Giant Sport
Brake Levers Tektro Auriga
Brakes Tektro Auriga, hydraulic disc, 160mm rotors
Pedals MTB Caged
Saddle Giant Connect, upright
Seatpost Giant Sport

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Charcoal/Red / Small 04712878016378 60040414
Charcoal/Red / Medium 04712878016385 60040415 50884
Charcoal/Red / Large 04712878016392 60040416
Charcoal/Red / X-Large 04712878016408 60040417
Dark Blue/Yellow / Small 04712878016491 60040424
Dark Blue/Yellow / Medium 04712878016507 60040425

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4.5

(based on 5 reviews)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stylish  (2)
  • Lightweight  (2)
  • Brakes 
  • Frame 
  • Weight 

Cons

  • Front derailer 
  • Pedals 
  • Shocks 
  • Cheap Cranks 
  • Stock Plastic Pedals 

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking  (2)
  • Road biking  (2)
  • Commuting 
  • Trail Riding 
  • Wet Weather 
  • Casual Wear 

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5

best buy for beginners

By 

from toronto

About Me

Comments:

got switch to biking recently, got this bike in march, love it to the max. already collected 800kms on it, running fine. still a bit heavy for long haul but good for trails. climbs easily. brakes are the best, rest of component are good enough for its price. had some adjustment done from gearbikeshop.

4

Good starter mountain bike

By 

from Murrieta, CA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Brakes
  • Weight
  • Frame

Cons

  • Shocks
  • Front Derailer
  • Pedals

Best Uses

  • Road Biking
  • Mountain Biking

Comments:

I ride intermediate single track trails with this and on the road. The stock SR Suntour (not air) shock so far has held up decently but I will be upgrading to an air shock to be able to take bigger hits and smoother ride on the single tracks. You will want better pedals for sure as the stock pedals are plastic. Shifting can be a bit clunky/slow unload heavy load (up steeper hills offroad) but overall not to bad to make me want to upgrade right away. For the price of this bike, it is not a bad deal compared with the other major brands out there.

5

Back in the Saddle

By 

from Portland Maine

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Comments:

Im female, 5'8" and this bike fits me perfectly. It has been a long while since Ive had/ridden a bike. I've been riding almost eveyday and I feel really confident on this bike...so much fun. I did have to change out the saddle to a womens specific...the stock was killing me, but now it's all good.

3

Good bike, bad components

By 

from Richardson, TX

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Good Brakes
  • Lightweight
  • Stylish

Cons

  • Cheap Forks
  • Cheap Cranks

Best Uses

  • Trail Riding
  • Mountain Biking

Comments:

I bought this bike expecting it to be able to handle rough terrain, jumps, a few crashes here and there( that's what you buy it for, right? ) instead several things broke after the 2nd ride. To be optimistic, I will be upgrading the lacking areas and ill always ride giant, but I was disappointed. spend a few hundred more and avoid these issues.

4

Being solid doesn't have to be heavy

By 

from Vancouver B.C.

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable
  • Stylish
  • Durable

Cons

  • Stock Plastic Pedals

Best Uses

  • Commuting
  • Wet Weather
  • Road Biking
  • Casual Wear

Comments:

I use the Talon 27.5 3 as a daily commuter to and from school. Sometimes the roads are rougher than the trails. This bike is what I need rather than a hybrid because the bigger tires can take more abuse than thinner tires. So far this bike has proved itself to be a keeper. It looks heavier than it really is, and the ride is very smooth. 9/10!

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