2022 Giant Talon 2

A 27.5″ / 29″ aluminum frame hardtail crosscountry bike with mid-range components, priced near the middle of the Talon model range. Compare the full range

2022 Giant Talon 2
MSRP$750
SuspensionHardtail
Travel80mm front
FrameAluminum
ForkSuntour XCM

Wheels27.5″ / 29″
Drivetrain1 × 9
GroupsetmicroSHIFT Advent

BrakesHydraulic Disc
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Gearing

1 × 9 — 9 speed

Talon 2

24 mph

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27 mph

The Talon 2 is easier to ride up hills than similar bikes.

The Talon 2 won‘t keep up with similar bikes while riding downhill or sprinting.


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Geometry

Sizing
XS

5'1" – 5'6"

SM

5'4" – 5'8"

MD

5'6" – 5'11"

LG

5'9" – 6'2"

XL

6'0" – 6'4"


Specs
Build
Frame

ALUXX-Grade Aluminum, disc

ColorsKnight Shield; Phantom Green

Fork

SR Suntour XCM30, QR, steel steerer XS: 80mm travel (27.5) S: 80mm travel (27.5) / 100mm travel (29)

Rear Shock

N/A

Bottom Bracket

cartridge

Stem

Giant Sport, 7-degree XS: 40mm (27.5) S: 50mm (27.5) / 50mm (29) M: 60mm (27.5) / 60mm (29) L: 70mm (27.5) / 70mm (29) XL: 80mm (29) XXL: 90mm (29)

Handlebar

Giant Connect Trail, 31.8mm XS: 730mm (27.5) S: 780mm (27.5) / 780mm (29) M: 780mm (27.5) / 780mm (29) L: 780mm (27.5) / 780mm (29) XL: 780mm (29) XXL: 780mm (29)

Saddle

Giant custom

Seatpost

Giant Sport, 30.9 XS: 300mm (27.5) S: 300mm (27.5) / 375mm (29) M: 375mm (27.5) / 375mm (29) L: 375mm (27.5) / 375mm (29) XL: 375mm (29) XXL: 375mm (29)

Pedals

MTB caged

Grips

Giant Sole-O

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

microSHIFT Advent M6195M

Front Derailleur

N/A

Crank

ProWheel Charm, 30t (27.5) or 32t (29) XS: 165mm (27.5) S: 170mm (27.5) / 170mm (29) M: 170mm (27.5) / 175mm (29) L: 175mm (27.5) / 175mm (29) XL: 175mm (29) XXL: 175mm (29)

Shifters

microSHIFT SL-M9295, 1x9

Cassette

microSHIFT CS-H093, 11x46

Chain

KMC X9

Brakes

Tektro HDC M275, hydraulic, Tektro rotors [F]180mm, [R]160mm

Brake Levers

Tektro HDC M275

Wheels
Rims

Giant GX03V 29 or 27.5, alloy, double wall, 21mm inner width

Spokes

stainless, 14g

Front Hub

alloy, ball bearing

Rear Hub

alloy, ball bearing

Tires

Kenda Booster 27.5 or 29x2.2", wire bead

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