Push the pace on climbs, let loose on the descents. This aluminium hardtail gives you a feel for the trail with balanced, confident handling and a plush suspension fork.
Available in Knight Shield & Phantom Green.
Built on a new lightweight ALUXX aluminium frame that features classic hardtail design plus the balanced riding characteristics of either larger diameter 29-inch or 27.5-inch wheels, Talon is a great choice for XC or light trail terrain. The frame geometry is specifically designed to adapt to its respective wheel size and either an 80mm or 100mm suspension fork (depending on frame size). It’s a confident ride that’s perfect for ambitious riders who want to take their off-road skills to the next level.
Proven alloy performance
ALUXX aluminium frameset is hand-built in-house by the world leader in aluminium engineering.
Balance and stability
Frame geometry is designed to optimise the balance and roll-over capabilities of 29-inch wheels or the liveliness of 27.5-inch wheels (depending on frame size).
Suspension fork offers either 80mm or 100mm of smooth travel for added XC control.
Sizes: 27.5: XS, S 29: S, M, L, XL
Colours: Knight Shield, Phantom Green
Frame: ALUXX grade aluminium
Fork: SR Suntour XCM30, QR, alloy steerer XS: 80mm travel (27.5) S: 80mm travel (27.5) / 100mm travel (29) M: 100mm travel (29), L: 100mm travel (29) XL: 100mm travel (29)
Handlebar: Giant Connect Trail, 31.8mm
Grips: Giant Sole-O
Stem: Giant Sport, 7-degree XS: 40mm (27.5) S: 50mm (27.5) / 50mm (29) M: 60mm (29) L: 70mm (29) XL: 80mm (29)
Seatpost: Giant Sport, 30.9mm
Saddle: Giant custom
Pedals: MTB caged
Shifters: Shimano Altus M2010, 2×9
Front Derailleur: Shimano Altus M2020
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Altus M2000
Brakes: Tektro TDK143, hydraulic, Tektro rotors [F]180mm, [R]160mm
Brake Levers: Tektro TDK143
Cassette: Shimano Deore HG200, 11×32
Crankset: ProWheel Forged, 22/36 XS: 165mm (27.5) S: 170mm (27.5) / 170mm (29) M: 175mm (29), L: 175mm (29) XL: 175mm (29)
Bottom Bracket: Cartridge
Rims: Giant GX03V 29 or 27.5, alloy, double wall
Hubs: Alloy, sealed bearing
Spokes: Stainless, 14g
Tyres: Kenda Booster 27.5 or 29×2.2″, wire bead
Extras: 2.4″ max tyre size, 32t max chainring size
Weight: The most accurate way to determine any bike’s weight is to have your local dealer weigh it for you. Many brands strive to list the lowest possible weight, but in reality weight can vary based on size, finish, hardware and accessories. All our bikes are designed for best-in-class weight and ride quality.