Giant Talon 27.5 2 - 2016

Giant Talon 27.5 2
$1,100.00
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Blaze new trails on Giant's Talon 27.5 2. The 27.5-inch wheels blend 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 action. Then you get a RockShox fork with 100mm of 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.

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 Epixon LO-RC w/100mm travel
Rims/Wheels Giant aluminum
Hubs Giant Sport Tracker Disc
Spokes Stainless-steel, 14g
Tires Maxxis Ikon, 27.5 x 2.2
Crankset Shimano M522
Chainrings 42/32/24
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore Shadow
Rear Cogs Shimano HG5010, 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, 160mm rotors
Pedals MTB Caged
Saddle Giant Connect, upright
Seatpost Giant Sport

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Silver/Blue / Small 04712878016132 60040314
Silver/Blue / Medium 04712878016149 60040315 16320
Silver/Blue / Large 04712878016156 60040316
Silver/Blue / X-Large 04712878016163 60040317

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