Get a feel for the trail with this all-new aluminum hardtail made for aspiring singletrack riders. It features stable, fast-rolling 29-inch or more-playful 27.5-inch wheels so you can push the pace on climbs and let loose on the descents.
Built on a new lightweight ALUXX aluminum 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 aluminum frameset is hand-built in-house by the world leader in aluminum engineering.
Balance and stability
Frame geometry is designed to optimize 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 X-Small – Medium: 27.5-inch
Sizes Small – X-Large: 29-inch
|Frame||ALUXX-Grade Aluminum, disc|
Rock Shox Judy, 100mm travel (80mm 27.5 XS & S), Turnkey remote, Coil spring, 9mm QR
SXC32-2 RL 100mm travel (80mm 27.5 XS & S), air spring, QR, alloy steerer, rebound adjust
*Fork Spec depends on date of production
|Rims/Wheels||Giant GX03V 29 or 27.5, alloy, double wall, 21mm inner width|
|Hubs||Giant Tracker Giant Sport QR, loose ball|
|Tires||Maxxis Rekon 27.5 or 29 x 2.4", wire bead|
|Chainrings||30T or 32T|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Deore|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano Deore, 11x42|
|Handlebars||Giant Connect Trail, 780x31.8|
|Stem||Giant Sport, 7-degree|
|Brake Levers||Tektro TKD 143, hydraulic|
|Brakes||Tektro TKD 143, hydraulic|
|Seat Post||Giant Sport, 30.9|
* Subject to change without notice.
|Desert Sage / X-Small / 27.5-inch||04712878694002||2101102403||210000007831|