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Giant Talon 3 27.5" Mountain Bike 2021 - Hardtail MTB

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Get a feel for the trail with this all-new aluminium 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 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 optimize the balance and roll-over capabilities of 29-inch wheels or the liveliness of 27.5-inch wheels (depending on frame size).

XC control
Suspension fork offers either 80mm or 100mm of smooth travel for added XC control.

Occasionally, without notice, manufacturers change product design and/or specifications.

Specification

Frame:ALUXX-Grade Aluminum, disc
Fork:SR Suntour XCE 27.5, air spring, 80mm, QR, alloy steerer, lockout
Stem:Giant Sport, 7-degree
Bars:Giant Connect Trail, 780x31.8
Front Brake:Tektro TKD 143, hydraulic
Rear Brake:Tektro TKD 143, hydraulic
Brake Lever:Tektro TKD 143, hydraulic
Front Mech:Shimano M315
Rear Mech:Shimano Tourney
Shifters:Shimano SL-M315
Speed:14
Rims:Giant GX03V 27.5, alloy, double wall, 21mm inner width
Front Hub:Giant Tracker Giant Sport QR, loose ball
Rear Hub:Giant Tracker Giant Sport QR, loose ball
Front Tyre:Maxxis Ikon 27.5x2.2, wire bead
Rear Tyre:Maxxis Ikon 27.5x2.2, wire bead
Seat Post:Giant Sport, 30.9
Saddle:Giant custom
Chainset:ProWheel forged, 22/36
Bottom Bracket:cartridge
Chain:KMC Z7
Cassette:Shimano MF-TZ500, 14x28
Pedals:MTB caged

Giant Talon 3 27.5" Mountain Bike 2021 - Hardtail MTB Reviews

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by Anonymous user on 08/09/2020

Great service and after sales support re. delivery and bike setup information. Tredz had a bike available that no Giant store could deliver in time for my son’s birthday.

Great service and after sales support re. delivery and bike setup information. Tredz had a bike available that no Giant store could deliver in time for my son’s birthday.

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Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5

Giant Talon Sizing & Geometry

Giant Talon 27.5 Sizing

 

Inside Leg (Inches) Vs Rider Height (Feet & Inches)

26”

27”

28”

29”

30”

31”

32”

33”

34”

35”

36”

37”

< 5’ 0”

XS

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5’ 1”

XS

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5’ 2”

XS

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5’ 3”

XS

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S

S

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5’ 4”

S

S

S

S

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5’ 5”

S

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5’ 6”

 

S

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S

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5’ 7”

 

 

S

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M

M

 

 

 

 

 

5’ 8”

 

 

 

M

M

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5’ 9”

 

 

 

M

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5’ 10”

 

 

 

 

M

M

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M

M

 

 

 

5’ 11”

 

 

 

 

M

M

M

M

M

 

 

 

6’ 0”

 

 

 

 

 

M

M

L

L

L

 

 

6’ 1”

 

 

 

 

 

L

L

L

L

L

 

 

6’ 2”

 

 

 

 

 

 

L

L

L

L

L

 

6’ 3”

 

 

 

 

 

 

L

L

L

L

L

 

6’ 4”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L

L

XL

XL

XL

6’ 5”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

XL

XL

XL

XL

XL

 

 

Giant Talon 29 Sizing

 

Inside Leg (Inches) Vs Rider Height (Feet & Inches)

26”

27”

28”

29”

30”

31”

32”

33”

34”

35”

36”

37”

5’ 7”

 

 

 

 

M

M

M

 

 

 

 

 

5’ 8”

 

 

 

M

M

M

M

M

 

 

 

 

5’ 9”

 

 

 

M

M

M

M

M

 

 

 

 

5’ 10”

 

 

 

 

M

M

M

M

M

 

 

 

5’ 11”

 

 

 

 

M

M

M

M

M

 

 

 

6’ 0”

 

 

 

 

 

M

M

L

L

L

 

 

6’ 1”

 

 

 

 

 

L

L

L

L

L

 

 

6’ 2”

 

 

 

 

 

 

L

L

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6’ 3”

 

 

 

 

 

 

L

L

L

L

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6’ 4”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L

L

XL

XL

XL

 

Giant Talon 27.5 Geometry

 

 SMLXL
SEAT TUBE LENGTH (mm) 390 430 490 535
SEAT TUBE ANGLE 73.5° 73.5° 73.5° 73.5°
TOP TUBE LENGTH (mm) 570 595 615 640
HEAD TUBE LENGTH (mm) 115 130 155 170
HEAD TUBE ANGLE 68.0° 68.0° 68.0° 68.0°
FORK RAKE (mm) 42 42 42 42
TRAIL (mm) 97.7 97.7 97.7 97.7
WHEELBASE (mm) 1103 1128 1153 1179
CHAIN STAY LENGTH (mm) 440 440 440 440
BOTTOM BRACKET DROP (mm) 45 45 45 45
STACK (mm) 591 605 628 642
REACH (mm) 399 419 434 455
STAND OVER HEIGHT (mm) 714 749 788 823
HANDLEBAR WIDTH (mm) 780 780 780 780
STEM LENGTH (mm) 50 60 70 80
CRANK LENGTH (mm) 170 175 175 175
WHEEL SIZE 27.5" 27.5" 27.5" 27.5"

 

Giant Talon 29 Geometry

 

 MLXL
SEAT TUBE LENGTH (mm) 440 490 535
SEAT TUBE ANGLE 73.5° 73.5° 73.5°
TOP TUBE LENGTH (mm) 599 622 646
HEAD TUBE LENGTH (mm) 105 124 140
HEAD TUBE ANGLE 69.0° 69.0° 69.0°
FORK RAKE (mm) 46 46 46
TRAIL (mm) 94.3 94.3 94.3
WHEELBASE (mm) 1132 1157 1182
CHAIN STAY LENGTH (mm) 455 455 455
BOTTOM BRACKET DROP (mm) 55 55 55
STACK (mm) 611 629 643
REACH (mm) 418 435 455
STAND OVER HEIGHT (mm) 760 798 833
HANDLEBAR WIDTH (mm) 780 780 780
STEM LENGTH (mm) 60 70 80
CRANK LENGTH (mm) 175 175 175
WHEEL SIZE 29" 29" 29"

Please note, all size information is provided as a guide - if you're unsure or need any further assistance you can call us on 01792 799508 ... we're happy to help!

MTB Hardtail Guide

 

Hardtail Mountain Bike Guide

Is a Hardtail mountain bike right for me?

If you’re new to the cycling world, we highly recommend taking a look at our bike buying guide overview or our mountain bike buying guide to help you decide what type of bike is right for your needs.

When you’re choosing a hardtail mountain bike, there are a few things to look out for which can help you to work out the quality and performance you can expect from a particular model.


Usage and suspension travel

Depending on the type of mountain bike riding you’ll be doing, you will want a bike with a longer travel or shorter travel suspension fork as well as components suited to more or less technical terrain.

Usage

Travel

Price Bracket

Pros

Cons

Recreational - riding on gravel tracks and rough roads

80 - 100mm

£200 - £500

Affordable. Low profile tyres roll quickly on smooth surfaces

Not very lightweight. Not capable on technical terrain. Components are less durable.

Cross-country / XC - more adventurous off-road riding and XC racing

100mm

£500 - £9,000

Lightweight, especially high-end carbon models. Fast climbing and accelerating. Efficient on long rides

Less capable on technical terrain than a trail hardtail

Trail - riding technical trails and trail centre loops

120mm – 150mm

£800 - £4,000

More capable on technical terrain, especially fun downhill sections

Heavier than an XC hardtail. Less efficient when climbing

Jump - Dirt jumping and skatepark riding

100mm

£500 - £1,500

Robust frames and components. Ideal for learning airborne skills

Not good for general mountain bike riding

 

 

Usage

Travel
& Price

Pros
/ Cons

Recreational - riding on gravel tracks and rough roads

80 - 100mm

£200 - £500

Affordable. Low profile tyres roll quickly on smooth surfaces

Not very lightweight. Not capable on technical terrain. Components are less durable

Cross-country / XC - more adventurous off-road riding and XC racing

100mm

£500 - £9,000

Lightweight, especially high-end carbon models. Fast climbing and accelerating. Efficient on long rides

Less capable on technical terrain than a trail hardtail

Trail - riding technical trails and trail centre loops

120mm – 150mm

£800 - £4,000

More capable on technical terrain, especially fun downhill sections

Heavier than an XC hardtail. Less efficient when climbing

Jump - Dirt jumping and skatepark riding

100mm

£500 - £1,500

Robust frames and components. Ideal for learning airborne skills

Not good for general mountain bike riding

 

 


Frame Material

Hardtail MTB frames are mostly made from aluminium alloy. High-end cross-country race bikes will have carbon fibre frames while trail hardtails and jump bikes sometimes feature steel frames.

Aluminium

Aluminium alloy frames are strong and lightweight. More expensive alloy hardtail MTBs tend to have ‘butted’ and/or formed frames which are lighter but just as strong.

Steel

Steel frames are heavier but offer a more comfortable ride, especially on higher end models, thanks to the more compliant nature of steel.

Carbon fibre

Carbon fibre composite frames offer the best of both worlds as they are strong, lightweight and comfortable. They are more expensive however and carbon hardtails start at around £1,300


Groupset and Drivetrain

A bike’s groupset, or drivetrain, is where the biggest difference in component quality is seen. A complete groupset comprises of the following parts:

  • Chainset (aka Crankset)
  • Bottom bracket
  • Brakes
  • Brake levers
  • Shifters
  • Front & rear derailleur
  • Chain
  • Cassette

Mountain bike groupset components are typically supplied by either Shimano or SRAM, with additional manufacturers like Formula, Hope, Magura, Tektro and TRP supplying brake systems.

Shimano & SRAM both produce a range of groupsets to suit different budgets. The hierarchy table here compares the different Shimano & SRAM groupsets to determine which bikes offer the best performance. 

What gearing options are there?

Most hardtails offer a wide range of gears for taking on a variety of terrain. It’s not all about the number of gears though as fewer gears on the front, combined with a wide range rear cassette are much easier to use, but still give you the same wide range of gears. As you go up the price points shifting gets easier with more cogs on the rear cassette and fewer front chainrings.

 Shimano LogoSRAM Logo
Professional
11
XTR Di2
12
XX1 AXS Eagle
AXS Eagle

12
X01 AXS Eagle
AXS Eagle
 
12
XTR
11
XX1

11
X01
 
11
XT Di2
 
Enthusiast
12
XT
 
11
SLX
10
GX
 
10
Deore
11
NX
Entry
9
Alivio
12
SX Eagle
Eagle
 
9
Acera
9-10
X9
 
9
Altus
9-10
X7
 
7
Tourney
7-10
X5

 

 

Entry-level hardtails will have a triple chainset with a seven (3x7) or eight (3x8) speed cassette

Mid-level hardtails tend to have a double chainset with a nine (2x9) or ten (1x10) speed cassette

High-end hardtails get a single front chain ring with a eleven (1x11) or even twelve (1x12) speed cassette

Which are the best brakes?

There are three types of brakes found on most hardtail mountain bikes:

Rim brake example

Rim brakes are powerful in the dry but are significantly less powerful in the wet.

Mechanical disc brake example

Mechanical disc brakes are powerful in all weather conditions

Hydraulic disc brake example

Hydraulic disc brakes are the most powerful in all weather conditions, and also offer the best braking precision.


Wheel Size

You’ve probably noticed that mountain bikes come in a choice of wheel size, mainly a 27.5 inch wheel (also known as a 650B wheel) or a 29inch wheel (known as a 29er). Another option is 27.5+ or 6Fattie wheels which bridge the gap between 27.5” and 29” wheels. The traditional MTB wheel size is 26”, but are now only found on some small sized MTBs as well as jump bikes. The difference between these wheel sizes can have a dramatic effect on the way a bike feels and handles out on the trail.

MTB wheel sizes

27.5” (650b) wheels strike the ideal balance between fast rolling and nimble handling. They are lighter than 29” wheels so are faster to accelerate. On the other hand, the smaller wheel size rolls less efficiently than the larger size, making the bike more prone to losing speed over rough ground.

29” wheels roll fastest but are less nimble. These wheels are naturally smoother over rough ground but are heavier and slower to accelerate. Larger riders may find a better fit on a 29er, but smaller riders may find 29” wheels a little cumbersome.

27.5+ (6fattie) wheels feature wider 2.8” – 3.0” tyres and offer more cushioning (float) as well as more grip. With the extra size of the high-volume tyres, the overall wheel diameter is similar to a 29er so these wheels carry speed very well on rough ground. Plus sized wheels are ideal for riding more challenging terrain.

26” wheels are the nimblest and are great for smaller riders as well as jump bikes. While quick to accelerate these wheels are the slowest over rough ground.

Does tyre width make a difference?

Tyre width effects both speed as well as grip. Narrower tyres are faster rolling while wider ones offer more grip as well as more cushioning (float).

Recreational tyre example

1.95” - 2.0” tyres roll quickly and are good for recreational riding and light off-roading.

Trail tyre example

2.2” - 2.6” tyres are a little slower on smooth surfaces but offer much better grip in the corners and are ideal for MTB trail riding

Plus size tyre example

Plus size (6fattie) 2.8” – 3.0” tyres increase the overall diameter of the wheel so still roll quite quickly while offering a lot more grip and float. These are best for rougher terrain


Suspension Fork

The performance of suspension forks varies a lot. Forks on higher end bikes tend to offer more control and are more adjustable. Look for Fox, RockShox or Manitou forks with adjustable rebound and compression damping for the best performance on technical trails. The performance level you require will depend on what type of riding you want to do. 

For recreational riding on roads and gravel tracks, you won’t need a high-performance fork. A lockout feature can be useful for more efficient climbing on roads and smoother tracks. Air sprung forks are lighter than coil sprung forks.

For cross cross-country mountain biking lightweight air sprung forks are best. Adjustable rebound damping is essential for serious off-roading and a remote lockout switch will allow you to quickly firm up the suspension when climbing.

Trail hardtails feature longer travel suspension forks for riding on rougher terrain. Adjustable rebound damping is essential for control on challenging trails. Lockout is less important on these bikes as they are catering for riders who like the downs more than the ups. Adjustable compression damping is useful as it can help you achieve optimum performance levels. Thru-axles and tapered steerer tubes improve steering control.

Suspension fork in action

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