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Giant Talon 3

Giant Talon 3

2017

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5.0 stars
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2017 Giant Talon 3

From long dirt climbs to flowing descents, this lightweight aluminum hardtail puts you in control. The lightweight ALUXX aluminum Talon frame features classic off-road design that’s updated with Giant’s proven 27.5-inch wheel technology. The hardtail frame is designed to optimize the wheel size and its 100mm suspension fork. It’s an ideal choice for aspiring off-road riders looking for a balanced blend of quickness and control on the trail.

 
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    Specification Description
    Frame ALUXX-grade aluminum
    Fork SR Suntour XCT w/ hydraulic lockout & preload adjuster, 100mm travel
    Rims/Wheels Giant Alloy, Double wall
    Hubs Alloy, 32h
    Spokes Stainless Steel, 14g
    Tires Maxxis Ikon, 27.5x2.2, Wire
    Crankset Prowheel
    Chainrings 42/34/24
    Bottom Bracket Sealed Cartridge, Threaded
    Chain KMC Z72
    Front Derailleur Shimano Altus
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Acera
    Rear Cogs Shimano HG31 11x34, 8-Speed
    Shifters Shimano M310
    Handlebars Giant Connect Trail, 31.8mm
    Stem Giant Sport
    Brake Levers Tektro Auriga
    Brakes Tektro Auriga, hydraulic disc, 160mm
    Pedals MTB Caged
    Saddle Giant Connect Upright
    Seat Post Giant Sport, 30.9mm

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    5.0 stars

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    Pros

    • Comfortable riding position 
    • Comfortable seat 
    • Excellent shifiting 
    • Good value 
    • Great brakes 

    Cons

    • Can't think of one so far 

    Best Uses

    • Road riding 
    • Trail riding 

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    5.0

    Screaming value! Fun, great riding and great looking bike!

    By TS

    from Mahtomedi, MN

    About Me Intermediate

    Pros

    • Comfortable seat
    • Excellent shifiting
    • Comfortable riding position
    • Responsive and compliant fork
    • Looks and rides like I spent WAY more than I did
    • Great brakes
    • Solid and predictable handling
    • Highly visible paint job without being obnoxious

    Cons

    • Can't think of one so far

    Best Uses

      Comments:

      I needed to get back into biking to rehab my knees and lose about 50lbs, so I went looking. Looked at Trek, Specialized, etc. My very first real mountain bike years ago was a Giant so I headed over to Penn Cycle in Woodbury. Mike and guys at Penn Cycle were outstanding - professional, knowledgeable, helpful, fun, and passionate about their sport. I was torn between the Fathom 2 and the Talon 2 and decided on the Talon 2 for the price. After a month or so of pondering and waiting for bonus from work (I wanted to get everything at once), I headed on over to Penn to pick up the Talon 2 in red. I happened to walk around the showroom and spotted the Talon 3 and it looked NOTHING in person like it does online so I had to ask what it was. I rode the Talon 2 and then the Talon 3, both just around the store and parking lot a few times and on the grass and over a few curbs. Not the absolute best test in the world but I couldn't tell one once of difference between the two bikes, so I went with the Talon 3 in satin black, orange and blue. I also got a decent helmet, a NiteRider 750 headlight/taillight combo, a water bottle holder and an underseat pack all for less than the Talon 2! I have ridden my new bike now about a dozen times on trails, railbeds, roads, and a bit of offroad. LOVE IT! Couldn't be happier for what I spent and what I will be using it for. Again, Mike and the boys at Woodbury Penn Cycle are incredible and I wouldn't go anywhere else!

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      5.0

      Giant Talon 3 2017

      By Bengrim

      from San Antonio

      About Me

      Pros

      • Incredible Value for the $$$$

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments:

          My 13 yo daughter wanted my almost perfectly new Raleigh Talus (great bike also) and so I went shopping/researching for my next bike. I wanted to stay under $600 and after much reading and watching YouTube videos I decided on the Talon 3. Incredible bike. Looks, components, fork, I could not have asked for more for the amount of bike I was getting. It runs like a dream and the guys (at Ride Away bikes) are so knowledgeable it was nice to not be pressured into buying I didn't really need. Thanks you guys!!!!!

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          5.0

          Great bike for the price!!!

          By Ruben

          from Mission, TX

          About Me Beginner

          Pros

          • Good Value
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Riding
            • Trail Riding

            Comments:

            After 20 years no riding a bike I decide for 2017 start riding again. After weeks of research the 2017 Talon was the best choice for my budget (because the components) and I really love it!!! is a lightweight, sturdy construction and well made machine. You can not be wrong with this entry level bike.

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