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Giant Talon 27.5 4

Giant Talon 27.5 4

2016

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (8 Reviews)
 

Product Details

2016 Giant Talon 27.5 4

Giant's Talon 27.5 4 is like Goldilocks: not too big, not too small. The 27.5-inch wheels provide the acceleration, responsiveness, and lightweight feel of 26-inch wheels, with the traction and efficiency of a 29er. It all starts with Giant's ALUXX aluminum frame that's tough, yet light and quick, just what you need for singletrack. Then you get a SunTour fork with 100mm of suspension through the rough stuff. For the shifting, a Shimano 24-speed drivetrain tackles the hills, and Tektro hydraulic disc brakes provide great speed control on the way down. And up or down, 27.5-inch Giant wheels and knobby Maxxis tires grip with authority and roll over anything in your way.

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    Specification Description
    Frame Giant ALUXX aluminum
    Fork SR Suntour XTC, w/hydraulic lockout, 100mm travel
    Rims/Wheels Giant, aluminum
    Hubs Giant Tracker Sport Disc
    Spokes 14g, stainless-steel
    Tires Maxxis Ikon, 27.5 x 2.2
    Crankset SR Suntour XCE
    Chainrings 42/34/24
    Front Derailleur Shimano Altus
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Acera
    Rear Cogs Shimano HG31, 8-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

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    4.5 stars

    (based on 8 reviews)

    87%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    Pros

    • Durable  (4)
    • Lightweight  (4)
    • Stylish  (3)
    • Versatile  (3)
    • Price  (2)

    Cons

    • Chafes 
    • None at this time 
    • Some Bad Components 
    • Can't Adjust Break Levers 
    • Cranks Come Loose 

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking  (5)
    • Commuting/City  (2)
    • Dirt trails 
    • Park trails 
    • Road 

    Reviewed by 8 customers

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    4.0

    Excellent Entry Level Bike

    By New MTBer

    from Dayton, OH

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Durable

    Cons

    • Chafes

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking

    Comments:

    I purchased this bike so that I could get into mountain biking. I knew that I wanted a hardtail but didn't want to buy some big box store special. This bike delivers quality in spades. The front fork is fairly forgiving. The bike seems to glide on trails. So far, this bike has been on 3 different trails with varying terrain and it handled them all like a champ. The braking system was sufficient on a steep descent, I was kind of easy on the brakes and didn't really apply them very often. My complaints lie in the seat and front derailleur. The seat is painful and can chafe. The store tech told me that I'd probably want to replace the seat as most companies just throw something on it and expect the purchaser to upgrade. While shifting gears, the front derailleur seems to take a little longer than normal. It also had a grinding sound. I'll be taking my bike to the shop to have it checked out.

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    4.0

    Most Bang for the Buck!

    By Fabio

    from Tampa, Florida

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Handles Bumps Well
    • Lightweight
    • Nice Brakes
    • Smooth Shift
    • Price
    • Stylish

    Cons

    • None At This Time

    Best Uses

    • Road
    • Park Trails
    • Dirt Trails

    Comments:

    Just recently traded road bike in. Wanted to try mountain biking.. And man I love it! The 27.5 4 is great so far! Took a long time researching bikes and the Giant by far gave you more for your money and a better bike under $700. The minute I got on it I feel in love. Now I ride it all the time. 20-30 miles a day. You will not be sorry if you buy this bike.

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    4.0

    Great entry-level mountain bike

    By Tone loke

    from calexico ca

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Brakes
    • Lock Out Forks
    • Handles Great
    • Price
    • Stylish

    Cons

    • Cranks Come Loose
    • Can't Adjust Break Levers
    • Forks Not Too Good

    Best Uses

    • Need To Upgrade Parts
    • Mountain Biking
    • Fun Bike Too Ride
    • Good Bike For The Price

    Comments:

    Great for trail riding and occasional jumps. Forks come loose sometimes. Might want to upgrade some of the parts, but then if you do that it would be cheaper to by a more expensive bike than upgrade this one. 1500. or so

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    5.0

    Awesome

    By Jake

    from San Ramon, Ca

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Hydraulic Disc
    • Affordable
    • Stylish
    • Lightweight
    • Lockout

    Cons

    • Some Bad Components

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking
    • Commuting

    Comments:

    Nice feel. Handles well.

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    5.0

    Mid-Level/Beginner Perfection

    By Mike

    from Janesville

    About Me

    Pros

    • 27 5 Wheels
    • Hydraulic Brakes
    • Lock Out Suspension
    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • DIRT JUMPS
      • Commute
      • Trail
      • Single Track

      Comments:

      Great bike to get you on the trails without requiring upgrades. Extremely happy with the 2015 Talon, it's worth the extra couple $$ compared to the 2014. I was looking for an entry level price with the most amount of features. I did a TON of searching and you can't find any better bike for the price. I have put this bike through the tests on single tracks, steep inclines, dirt jumps and it holds up great. The bike is a little heavy but you can't have it all without dropping $1,500+.

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      5.0

      Best bang for your bike.

      By Bikermicefrommars

      from Las Vegas

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

        Comments:

        This is an amazing entry level mountain bike.

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        4.0

        Great bike

        By Speed Racer

        from Waco, Texas

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Versatile
        • Lightweight
        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting/City
          • Mountain Biking

          Comments:

          Rode all over Cameron park. Zero problems. Even caught some air.

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          3.0

          Nice bike for 2 weeks.

          By JB

          from Tomball, TX

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Versatile
          • Shifts Great On Inclines

          Cons

          • Wears Out Quickly
          • Poor Construction
          • Poor Componets

          Best Uses

          • Easy Trails No Jumps
          • Commuting/City
          • Road Biking

          Comments:

          I ride pretty hard(5'10" 240lbs all muscle), and this bike just could not handle what I had to dish out. The crank started falling apart after 2 weeks. I wish it didn't fall apart because I loved riding this bike. Great engineering with poor componets. Bicycle world was awesome though and took back the Talon and got me into a Jamis nemesis sport. Now to put this one through the test. I don't know if I'll ever trust Giant again.

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