Giant Talon 27.5 3 - 2015

Giant Talon 27.5 3
  • Color: Yellow
  • Color: Black/Red
$680.00 - $700.00
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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. It all starts with Giant's ALUXX aluminum frame that's tough, yet light and responsive, just what you need for off-road excursions. Then you get a Suntour fork with 100mm of plush suspension and precise steering to guide you through the rough stuff. It's packed full of Shimano components with 27 speeds for hill-climbing, and Tektro disc brakes for great speed control with modulation. 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 HLO w/ lockout & preload adjuster, 100mm travel
Rims/Wheels Giant aluminum
Hubs Giant Tracker Sport,
Spokes 14-gauge stainless-steel
Tires Giant Sport, 27.5x2.1
Crankset FSA Dynadrive
Chainrings 44/32/22
Front Derailleur Shimano Altus
Rear Derailleur Shimano Alivio
Rear Cogs Shimano, 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, 6-inch rotors
Pedals MTB Caged
Saddle Giant Connect, upright
Seatpost Giant Sport

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
Yellow / Small 08717611746310 50040334
Yellow / Medium 08717611746327 50040335
Yellow / Large 08717611746334 50040336
Yellow / X-Large 08717611746341 50040337
Black/Red / Small 08717611746433 50040344
Black/Red / Medium 08717611746440 50040345

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4.0

(based on 3 reviews)

66%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight  (2)
  • Stylish  (2)
  • Comfortable 
  • Durable 
  • Good brakes 

Cons

  • Cheap cranks 
  • Cheap forks 
  • Stock plastic pedals 

Best Uses

  • Casual wear 
  • Commuting 
  • Mountain biking 
  • Road biking 
  • Trail riding 
  • Wet weather 

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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

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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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