Giant Talon 27.5 3 - 2016

Giant Talon 27.5 3
  • Color: Charcoal/Red
  • Color: Dark Blue/Yellow
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Details

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. That means it's mega fun on trails, city paths, and everywhere else. It all starts with Giant's ALUXX aluminum frame that's tough, yet responsive, just what you need for off-road excursions. Then you get a Suntour fork with 100mm of suspension and precise steering. It's packed full of Shimano components with 27 speeds for hill-climbing, and Tektro disc brakes for great speed control. 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 w/hydraulic lockout & preload adjuster, 100mm travel
Rims/Wheels Giant aluminum
Hubs Giant Sport Tracker Disc
Spokes 14g, stainless-steel
Tires Maxxis Ikon, 27.5 x 2.2
Crankset FSA Dynadrive
Chainrings 44/32/22
Front Derailleur Shimano Altus
Rear Derailleur Shimano Alivio
Rear Cogs Shimano HG200, 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, 160mm rotors
Pedals MTB Caged
Saddle Giant Connect, upright
Seatpost Giant Sport

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
Charcoal/Red / Small 04712878016378 60040414
Charcoal/Red / Medium 04712878016385 60040415
Charcoal/Red / Large 04712878016392 60040416
Charcoal/Red / X-Large 04712878016408 60040417
Dark Blue/Yellow / Small 04712878016491 60040424
Dark Blue/Yellow / Medium 04712878016507 60040425