Giant Talon 27.5 RC LTD Satin Black
Improved trail control equals a more enjoyable ride. Blaze new trails with Talon 27.5.
At the core of this sport-level mountain bike is a lightweight ALUXX frameset designed to handle the specific geometry demands of 27.5-inch wheels. A smart mix of weight, comfort and affordability are built into each frame, offering the recreational off-roader the opportunity to own a sporty XC trail bike.
>ALUXX butted aluminum tubeset
>Stable, yet snappy, 27.5-optimized geometry for outstanding XC riding characteristics
>Integrated rear disc tab
>Designed for 100mm suspension fork use
Ramstorlekar XS, S, M, L, XL
Färg Satin Black
Ram ALUXX-Grade Butted Aluminum
Gaffel eller ev. stötdämpare fram Fox Float 27.5" EVO CTD, 100mm travel, 1 1/8" steerer, QR
Handtag Giant Connect XC, 19mm rise, 690mm, 31.8mm
Styrstam Giant Connect, 8 degree rise
Sadelstolpe Giant Connect, 30.9x375mm
Sadel Giant Connect Upright
Pedaler MTB Caged, 9/16"
Växelhandtag Shimano SLX, 2x10 Speed
Växelförare fram Shimano SLX
Växelförare bak Shimano XT Shadow
Bromsar Shimano Deore M615
Bromshandtag Shimano Deore M615
Kassett eller ev. drev bak Shimano HG50 11-36, 10-Speed
Kedja KMC X10
Vevparti Shimano XT 24/38t
Vevlager Shimano Hollowtech II
Fälgbana Giant S-XC2 27.5" wheelset
Nav Giant Tracker Sport, 32H [F] QR [R] QR
Ekrar Stainless 14g, black
Däck Schwalbe Rapid Rob 27.5x2.25
Vikt 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 Giant bikes are designed for best-in-class weight and ride quality.
Frame size XS (35) S (39) M (43) L (48) XL (53)
Head tube angle (°) 69.5 70.0 70.0 70.0 70.0
Seat tube angle (°) 73.5 73.5 73.0 73.0 72.5
Top tube length (cm) 54.5 57.0 59.5 61.5 64.0
Reach (cm) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Head tube length (cm) 10.0 10.5 11.5 13.0 14.5
Stack (cm) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Chain stay length (cm) 44.0 44.0 44.0 44.0 44.0
Wheelbase (cm) 105.6 107.6 109.6 111.6 113.7
Standover height (cm) - - - - -
The Aluxx advantage
From the manipulation of atomic grain structures to our advanced forming and welding techniques, Giant has been at the forefront of aluminum engineering for more than 30 years. Today, ALUXX Aluminum Technology represents the pinnacle of alloy performance. A heritage of craftsmanship combined with unmatched manufacturing capabilities gives Giant the unique ability to monitor every step of the aluminum frame-building process. Through our cutting-edge materials science, proprietary forming techniques, and attention to detail, we are constantly advancing aluminum performance to create bikes that are lighter, stronger and stiffer. The difference can be felt in the ride. Every aluminum bike bearing the ALUXX Aluminum Technology label must live up to the highest standards and meet the tightest tolerances of any aluminum frame in the world.
Lightweight framesets featuring optimized strength-to-weight ratios.
>6061 alloy for optimized strength-toweight ratios.
>Single butting results in light weight without sacrificing strength.
>Predominantly features PressForming.
>Predominantly features Standard and some Smooth welding techniques for optimized strength and weight.
Giant 27.5 wheel technology
Superior performance without compromise. These are the reasons to ride Giant 27.5:
Significantly lower bike and rotational wheel weight helps you climb faster with less effort.
Overall bike weight
Compare the weights of identically equipped bikes with different wheel sizes and you'll see substantial weight differences. As expected, the 26-inch-wheel bike is somewhat lighter than the 27.5, and substantially lighter than the 29 (up to two pounds of overall bike weight savings from 29 to 27.5). Every gram saved helps you ride faster.
The overall weight of a 27.5 wheel set (wheel, tire and inner tube) is only 5% greater than that of an identically built 26-inch wheel set. Compare this to the 12% increase of a 29-inch wheel set and you can see how a seemingly small increase in diameter results in substantial weight gain—and poorer performance when climbing or accelerating.
Lighter wheels/tires result in a quicker acceleration and lighter overall bike weight - a win-win combination.
Snappier acceleration and a reduced angle of attack for a smoother, more agile ride.
Increased wheel diameter decreases the angle of attack (the angle in which a round object intersects a square object). This is a good thing. A 29-inch wheel rolls over a 6-centimeter square-edge obstacle 14% more efficiently than a 26-inch wheel does. In comparison, a 27.5-inch wheel rolls over the same obstacle 9.8% more efficiently than a 26-inch wheel does. Another way to analyze angle of attack is the degree of impact—where 26-inch equals X degree, 27.5 equals X-4 degrees and 29 equals X-6 degrees. Again, a shallower angle is better—so 29-inch takes the win, with 27.5 exhibiting nearly the same performance but without the weight penalty.
Arguably the most important benefit of 27.5 over 29 is quicker acceleration. This is the "snap" that a rider feels when they push hard on the pedals. It is affected not just by overall static weight but also where the weight is distributed throughout the wheel. The farther the weight is from the center of the hub, the slower the acceleration. So a similarly constructed 1000-gram 29-inch wheel is slower to accelerate than a 1000-gram 26-inch wheel—because the larger diameter rim and longer spokes place weight farther from the hub. The key to snappy acceleration is minimizing the weight of the outermost components (rim, nipples, spokes, tire, tube). As you can see, a 27.5-inch wheel is only 1.5% slower to accelerate than a similarly constructed 26-inch wheel, but a 29-inch wheel is 3.6% slower than a similarly constructed 26-inch wheel.
A larger tire contact patch, increased stiffness, and optimized frame geometry improve traction, braking and handling.
The larger the diameter of a wheel, the greater the contact patch of the tire. A larger contact patch results in better traction, which leads to improved acceleration, deceleration and cornering. As you can see, a 27.5-inch wheel has a similar contact patch to the 29.
Lateral (side-to-side) frame stiffness can be affected by wheel size. To accommodate larger wheels, frame dimensions must be elongated. Therefore, a size medium 29-inch wheel frame has more lateral flex (bottom bracket and headtube) than a size medium 27.5 or 26-inch wheel frameset. Additional flex compromises handling under heavy pedaling or sharp cornering.
The larger the wheel, the more difficult it is to optimize geometry, especially on smaller frames. As the frame size decreases, headtube heights become higher (in relation to saddle height). On 26 or 27.5-inch frames, it's less of a problem, but geometry limitations can affect smaller 29-inch-wheel frames.