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Giant Talon 27.5 1 - 2014

Giant Talon 27.5 1
$999.99
$1,380.00
Color:
Red/Black
Size:
X-Large
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Giant's Talon 27.5 1 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 singletrack excursions. Then you get a RockShox fork with 100mm of plush suspension and precise steering to guide you through the rough stuff. It's packed full of Shimano components with 30 speeds for hill-climbing, and Shimano disc brakes for great speed control with modulation. And, 27.5-inch Schwalbe knobbies 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 SL aluminum
Fork RockShox XC 30 Gold w/lockout, 100mm-travel
Rims/Wheels Giant S-XC2, aluminum
Hubs Giant Sport Tracker Off Road
Spokes 14-gauge stainless-steel
Tires Schwalbe Rapid Rob, 27.5 x 2.25
Crankset FSA MegaExo
Chainrings 42/32/24
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
Rear Cogs Shimano, 10-speed: 11-36
Shifters Shimano Deore
Handlebars Giant Connect XC, low-rise
Stem Giant Connect
Brake Levers Shimano Hydraulic
Brakes Shimano hydraulic disc, 6-inch rotors
Pedals Aluminum MTB w/ toe cage
Saddle Giant Contact, upright
Seatpost Giant Connect

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Red/Black / X-Large 8717611649734 40040117 TAL19455951K

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