Giant Talon 29er

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Giant Talon 27.5

November 24, 2015
Model/Year: Giant Talon 27.5 3

Pros: Great price
Fit and finish is excellent
Decent components
Smooth ride

Cons: Fork is heavy and worthless, but that was the only real upgrade needed.

Recommendation: I would definitely recommend this bike as a beginner to intermediate choice with a fork upgrade.

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October 5, 2015
Pros: Fast

Cons: Solid

Recommendation: Good price and nice looking bike

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June 18, 2015
Pros: Climbing, very responsive, Light weight

Cons: feels a little shaky descending, wheels are not tubeless ready. Not available in U.S.

Recommendation: bought the 2015 Talon 0, 27.5 while stationed in Korea and do not regret it. 0 is not available in the U.S. But should be. Spec'd much better than the 1 for $1200. Excellent component group, wide bars! Shimano hydraulics feel spongy but still perform well. Fox float 32 does an excellent job soaking up the terrain. This bike climbs like a mountain goat but gets a little squirrelly coming down fast. It's a pure xc bike after all. I plan to go tubeless and single chain ring. Likely will replace the bar, stem, and seat post with carbon in time.

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December 19, 2014
Model/Year: 2014

Pros: Fast
Fairly Lightweight
Rolls very well
Good brakes

Cons: Seat is very hard and hurts my butt

Tubes deflate very easily

Recommendation: Its a very good bike for the money

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October 12, 2014
Pros: Really good entry bike, shifts great and handles really well. Very nimble. Good bang for the buck

Cons: Non really that I found. Great bike for the price

Recommendation: Great bike. I bought one early summer and put about 1300 Kms of mostly trail riding on it. By trail I mean single track primarily. It was my first 27.5 and took a little to get used to the extra wheel size from my 26", but after a few rides it felt great! Forks absorb pretty good and the disc brakes are a fabulous plus. The 30 speed drivetrain lends itself well to road riding as well. I used it for a couple 60 km rides on roads and found it very comfortable and quite quick for a mountain bike on the road. My only regret was I bought a medium frame and should have bought a large. But that's not the bikes fault! My riding has improved immensely on this bike and I have since moved up to a full suspension carbon fiber bike. My girlfriend is now riding the Talon and loves it too.

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August 5, 2014
Pros: Light frame, well designed, good for use on all surfaces (trails and paved roads getting to trails).

Cons: The gears shift well but need to be tuned every couple months (which isn't a problem if you bought the bike from a bike shop that does warranty gear and brake check ups)

Recommendation: Over all a good bike that can take whatever you throw at it

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April 13, 2014
Pros: Light frame, shifts good, fast, shocks

Cons: Seat,

Recommendation: For the money great bike

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March 23, 2014
Model/Year: Talon 27.5 4 2014

Pros: Hydraulic disc brakes, front suspension lock out, pre-load adjustment, great seat, versatile gear selection, very reasonable price, very quick but still gets over obstacles, decent tires, good frame geometry, climbs well, awesome paint job!!

Cons: A little heavy but not for price point, so I really can't think of many cons!!!

Recommendation: Great beginner bike for single track and path riding and if on a lower budget check out the Talon 27.5 5. I would totally recommend the 27.5 wheel size, and the Giant Talon 27.5 4!!

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March 20, 2014
Pros: Hydrolic brakes, nice saddle, fair price, handles nicely, like the lock out feature on shock and I like the stock tires.

Cons: Although the shock has a lockout feature you can't have any pressure on it to put it into lockout and shock seems very flimsy.

Recommendation: Love it

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December 29, 2013
Model/Year: 2014

Pros: Durable, responsive, disk brakes and great looks.

Cons: Minor adjustments needed after first couple of rides.

Recommendation: Great first bike for a beginner like me. The quality I've experienced for the price point ($570)is spot on. I've had it since August and logged around 100mi so far. No issues and it took all the abuse a newbie who has only finished 4 rides without a crash of some sort. I would defiantly recommend this bike to anyone starting out in the sport. It's given me the bug and I'm sure it will last me many years.

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Giant Talon 29er 4.58 out of 5 based on 22 ratings. 22 user reviews.