Giant Talon 27.5 4 - 2015

Giant Talon 27.5 4
  • Color: Red
  • Color: Blue
$585.00
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Giant's Talon 27.5 4 is like Goldilocks: not too big, not too small. The 27.5-inch wheels provide the acceleration, responsiveness, 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 quick, just what you need for singletrack excursions. Then you get a SunTour fork with 100mm of suspension to float you through the rough stuff. For the shifting, a Shimano 24-speed drivetrain tackles the hills, and Tektro hydraulic disc brakes provide great speed control on the way down. And up or down, 27.5-inch Giant wheels and knobby 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 XTC HLO, 100mm-travel w/ lockout & preload adjuster
Rims/Wheels Giant, aluminum
Hubs Giant Tracker Sport
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 Shimano Acera
Rear Cogs Shimano, 8-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
Seatpost Giant Sport

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Red / Small 08717611746754 50040414
Red / Medium 08717611746761 50040415 5988
Red / Large 08717611746778 50040416 5990
Red / X-Large 08717611746785 50040417
Blue / Small 08717611746877 50040424
Blue / Medium 08717611746884 50040425

Reviews

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4.5

(based on 6 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable  (3)
  • Versatile  (3)
  • Lightweight  (2)
  • Stylish  (2)
  • 27 5 wheels 

Cons

  • Can't adjust break levers 
  • Cranks come loose 
  • Forks not too good 
  • Some bad components 
  • Poor Componets 

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking  (4)
  • Commuting/City  (2)
  • Commute 
  • Commuting 
  • DIRT JUMPS 
  • Fun bike too ride 
  • Good bike for the price 
  • Need to upgrade parts 
  • Single track 
  • Trail 
  • Easy Trails No Jumps 
  • Road Biking 

REVIEWS

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4

Great entry-level mountain bike

By 

from calexico ca

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Lock Out Forks
  • Brakes
  • Price
  • Stylish
  • Handles Great

Cons

  • Cranks Come Loose
  • Can't Adjust Break Levers
  • Forks Not Too Good

Best Uses

  • Mountain Biking
  • Fun Bike Too Ride
  • Need To Upgrade Parts
  • Good Bike For The Price

Comments:

Great for trail riding and occasional jumps. Forks come loose sometimes. Might want to upgrade some of the parts, but then if you do that it would be cheaper to by a more expensive bike than upgrade this one. 1500. or so

5

Awesome

By 

from San Ramon, Ca

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Hydraulic Disc
  • Stylish
  • Lockout
  • Lightweight
  • Durable
  • Affordable

Cons

  • Some Bad Components

Best Uses

  • Commuting
  • Mountain Biking

Comments:

Nice feel. Handles well.

5

Mid-Level/Beginner Perfection

By 

from Janesville

About Me

Pros

  • Hydraulic Brakes
  • Lock Out Suspension
  • Durable
  • 27 5 Wheels

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Single Track
    • Commute
    • DIRT JUMPS
    • Trail

    Comments:

    Great bike to get you on the trails without requiring upgrades. Extremely happy with the 2015 Talon, it's worth the extra couple $$ compared to the 2014. I was looking for an entry level price with the most amount of features. I did a TON of searching and you can't find any better bike for the price. I have put this bike through the tests on single tracks, steep inclines, dirt jumps and it holds up great. The bike is a little heavy but you can't have it all without dropping $1,500+.

    5

    Best bang for your bike.

    By 

    from Las Vegas

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments:

      This is an amazing entry level mountain bike.

      4

      Great bike

      By 

      from Waco, Texas

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Durable
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking
        • Commuting/City

        Comments:

        Rode all over Cameron park. Zero problems. Even caught some air.

        3

        Nice bike for 2 weeks.

        By 

        from Tomball, TX

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Versatile
        • Shifts Great On Inclines

        Cons

        • Poor Construction
        • Wears Out Quickly
        • Poor Componets

        Best Uses

        • Road Biking
        • Commuting/City
        • Easy Trails No Jumps

        Comments:

        I ride pretty hard(5'10" 240lbs all muscle), and this bike just could not handle what I had to dish out. The crank started falling apart after 2 weeks. I wish it didn't fall apart because I loved riding this bike. Great engineering with poor componets. Bicycle world was awesome though and took back the Talon and got me into a Jamis nemesis sport. Now to put this one through the test. I don't know if I'll ever trust Giant again.

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