June 18, 2015
Climbing, very responsive, Light weight
feels a little shaky descending, wheels are not tubeless ready. Not available in U.S.
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.