Giant Talon 27.5 2 - 2015

Giant Talon 27.5 2
$1,095.00
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Blaze new trails on Giant's Talon 27.5 2. It blends the acceleration and lightweight feel of a 26-inch wheel with the traction and efficiency of a 29er. Giant's ALUXX aluminum frame is tough, yet light and responsive, just what you need for singletrack excursions. Then you get a RockShox fork with 100mm of plush suspension and precise steering to guide you through the rough stuff. It's packed full of Shimano Deore components with 30 speeds for hill-climbing, and Tektro disc brakes for great speed control with modulation. And, 27.5-inch Giant tires carry you easily over any tricky terrain.

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 XC 30 w/ TurnKey lockout, 100mm-travel
Rims/Wheels Giant aluminum
Hubs Giant Sport Tracker
Spokes 14-gauge stainless-steel
Tires Giant Sport, 27.5x2.1
Crankset Shimano
Chainrings 42/32/24
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore Shadow
Rear Cogs Shimano, 10-speed: 11-36
Shifters Shimano Deore
Handlebars Giant Connect XC, low-rise
Stem Giant Sport
Brake Levers Tektro Auriga
Brakes Tektro Auriga, hydraulic disc, 6-inch rotors
Pedals MTB Caged
Saddle Giant Connect, upright
Seatpost Giant Sport

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Small 08717611745474 50040214 14739
Medium 08717611745481 50040215
Large 08717611745498 50040216 14741
X-Large 08717611745504 50040217

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