Giant Talon 27.5 Hardtail

4.8/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $1380.00

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Product Description

  • Fram: ALUXX-grade aluminum
  • Handlebar: Giant Connect XC, low rise, 31.8mm
  • Seatpost: Giant Connect, 30.9mm
  • Shifters: Shimano Deore
  • Brakes: Shimano M395, hydraulic disc, 160mm

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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by robbieblueyes

Date Reviewed: April 17, 2014

Strengths:    Hey guys, in early fifties, lifetime surfer world wide, got into MTBiking again! I wanted performance, speed for on- road, strength, reaction for off- road, this bike flies and performs, best of both worlds if you push it ( not extreme! ). Great bike so far! Price matches bike. 27.5"- just right! Off to risk my neck, on my SkateB! Stay well.

Weaknesses:    Pedals are crap (???). 6'2" and feet to match! If your budget can cope, whack on ' Shine ' PD-MX80 pedals, remove spacer's and you will feel it. Giant, if you read this, you owe me £60 smackers!!!

Bottom Line:   
Deliverer's in most area's. Apart from the above weakness! 27.5" is worth going against the industry grain!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Forrest O'Connor a Racer

Date Reviewed: January 21, 2014

Strengths:    The Rock Shox fork has great travel at 100 mm. It has a lockout system with a whole range of travel options.The bike is incredibly light for its cost and take quite a hit.The hydraulic Disc brakes from Shimano stop smoothly and fast. I ride mine faithfully and beat it up hard on the trail. For this price this is a quality bike!

Weaknesses:    Only weakness is the components.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is worth the cost and I recommend this for a beginner into racing.

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Price Paid:    $1500.00

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jason

Date Reviewed: September 13, 2013

Strengths:    tough frame, great brakes, tracks like its on rails and eats up almost everything ive thrown at it

Weaknesses:    front fork is a little cheap feeling

Bottom Line:   
Honestly, im not sure if im qualified to review a MTB as this is my first not bought from walmart but it is an outstanding bike! Ive always ridden but just recently gotten into hardcore trail riding out here in the deserts of NV and my last bike got destroyed within 40 miles of hard riding. I knew it was time to move up. Having rented Konas in the past, i knew what a real MTB felt like and this one is no different. AWESOME! I

ve riddent this thing hard and it takes all the punishment i can give. The 27.5 wheel size isnt as dramatic as I thought it would be but thats a good thing. as I feel no weight difference from the 26 inch. I can navigate terrain that would make me flip over the handlebars with my walmart special. I got the Large frame and im 6 ft 210. It fits like a glove. The seat feels great and the bars are wide and make me feel planted. Shifting is flawless so far.

In summarry, if your getting int othe sport, this is a great option. The new wheel size is much better than the traditional 27.5 size yet the weight is not noticable. I recommend!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Connor

Date Reviewed: September 3, 2013

Strengths:    Excellent for speed light weight good for up hill dirt riding

Weaknesses:    I could not find a weakness

Bottom Line:   
Get one

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jake ninehouse

Date Reviewed: August 18, 2013

Strengths:    climbs like a champ
fairly light weight
responsive while climbing
generous tubing
rugged and durable(trust me im a noob and i beat the SH** out of it)
awesome brakes

Weaknesses:    the fork. it doesnt match how good this bike is and i didnt realize how it compared until i got on a couple bikes with good forks. it holds the bike back a lot, but im gonna keep it until it breaks.

the seat...seriously horrible. i swapped it out for the stock seat of a specialized hard rock
the tires. maybe its just me but i always get flats with any air pressure

Bottom Line:   
awesome bike. im learning quick on it. im keeping most components stock until i break them. there are definitely better bikes out there but for 570 you cannot do better. i picked up the following items soon after purchase:

raceface bashguard
wellgo mg1 flat pedals
specialized hardrock seat
5.10 free riders
camel back

my noob set^

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