Giant Talon 27.5 1 - 2015

Giant Talon 27.5 1
  • Color: Gloss Black/Matte Black
  • Color: Metallic Blue/Green
  • Color: Metallic Blue/Green


Giant's Talon 27.5 1 is lightweight and offers the perfect blend of speed and control for your trail adventures. It all starts with Giant's ALUXX aluminum frame that's tough, yet nimble and responsive, just what you need for singletrack excursions. Then you get a RockShox 30 Gold 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 practically 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.


Frame Giant ALUXX aluminum
Fork RockShox XC 30 Gold w/lockout, 100mm-travel
Rims/Wheels Giant S-XC2, aluminum
Hubs Giant Sport Tracker Disc
Spokes 14-gauge stainless-steel
Tires Schwalbe Rapid Rob, 27.5 x 2.25
Crankset Shimano
Chainrings 42/32/24
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore
Rear Derailleur Shimano XT Shadow
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, 160mm rotors
Pedals Aluminum MTB w/ toe cage
Saddle Giant Connect, upright
Seatpost Giant Connect

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
Gloss Black/Matte Black / Small 08717611744835 50040114
Gloss Black/Matte Black / Medium 08717611744842 50040115
Gloss Black/Matte Black / Large 08717611744859 50040116
Gloss Black/Matte Black / X-Large 08717611744866 50040117
Metallic Blue/Green / Small 08717611744958 50040124
Metallic Blue/Green / Medium 08717611744965 50040125


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