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The Giant Talon 1, Kona Mahuna, and Trek X-Caliber 7 are all aluminum frame hardtail crosscountry bikes with upper mid-range components. The Kona has 29″ wheels. Explore the differences below.

2021 Giant Talon 1
2021 Kona Mahuna
2021 Trek X-Caliber 7
MSRP$960$1,049$1,099
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CategoryCrosscountryCrosscountryCrosscountry
Weight29.5 lbs
FrameAluminumAluminumAluminum
ForkRockShox Judy
RockShox Judy Silver TK
RockShox Judy
Wheel Size27.5″ / 29″29″27.5″ / 29″
Wheel MaterialAluminumAluminumAluminum
Brake TypeHydraulic DiscHydraulic DiscHydraulic Disc
GroupsetDeore
Deore, FSA
Deore
Drivetrain1 × 101 × 111 × 10
Gear Range

Giant Talon 1

24 mph

Kona Mahuna

22 mph

Trek X-Caliber 7

24 mph
SuspensionHardtailHardtailHardtail
Front Travel100mm100mm100mm
Rear Travel---
SeatpostRigidRigidRigid
Brand Sitegiant-bicycles.comkonaworld.comtrekbikes.com
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Talon 1
Mahuna
X-Caliber 7

Geometry

Specs
Frame

ALUXX-Grade Aluminum, disc

Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted

Alpha Gold Aluminum, tapered head tube, internal derailleur & dropper post routing, rack & kickstand mount, Boost141, 5mm QR

Fork

Rock Shox Judy, 80mm (27.5 XS & S sizes only) 100mm (29” S ~XL Size | 27.5 = M~XL), Turnkey remote, Coil spring, 9mm QR or SXC32-2 RL 29 (100mm travel) or SXC32-2 RL 27.5 (80mm travel), air spring, QR, alloy steerer, rebound adjust

RockShox Judy Silver TK Solo Air 100mm

Size: S, RockShox Judy SL, Solo Air spring, TurnKey lockout, tapered steerer, 42mm offset, 100x5mm QR, 100mm travel; Size: M, M/L, L, XL, RockShox Judy SL, Solo Air spring, TurnKey lockout, tapered steerer, 46mm offset, 100x5mm QR, 100mm travel

Rear Shock

N/A

n/a

Bottom Bracket

cartridge

FSA 7420 73mm

Headset

FSA No.57B

Semi-integrated, loose ball bearing, 1-1/8'' top, 1.5'' bottom

Stem

Giant Sport, 7-degree

Kona XC

Size: S, Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 60mm length; Size: M, Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 70mm length; Size: M/L, L, Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 80mm length; Size: XL, Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 90mm length

Handlebar

Giant Connect Trail, 31.8

Kona XC/BC Riser

Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 5mm rise, 720mm width

Saddle

Giant Sport Custom

Kona XC

Bontrager Arvada, steel rails, 138mm width

Seatpost

Giant Sport, 30.9

Kona Thumb 31.6mm

Size: S, Bontrager alloy, 31.6mm, 12mm offset, 330mm length; Size: M, Bontrager alloy, 31.6mm, 12mm offset, 360mm length; Size: M/L, L, XL, Bontrager alloy, 31.6mm, 12mm offset, 400mm length

Pedals

Platform

Kona JS2

Grips

Kona Key Grip Slip on

Bontrager XR Trail Comp, nylon lock-on

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

Shimano Deore

Shimano Deore

Shimano Deore M5120, long cage

Front Derailleur

N/A

n/a

Crank

ProWheel Charm (27.5: 30t, 29: 32t)

FSA Alpha Drive 1x, 28t

Size: S, M, Shimano Deore M5100, 30T steel ring, Boost (52mm chainline), 170mm length; Size: M/L, L, XL, Shimano Deore M5100, 30T steel ring, Boost (52mm chainline), 175mm length

Shifters

Shimano Deore

Shimano Deore

Shimano Deore M4100, 10 speed

Cassette

Shimano Deore, 10-speed, 11x42

Shimano Deore 11-51t 11spd

Shimano Deore M4100, 11-46, 10 speed

Chain

KMC X10

KMC X11

KMC X10, 10 speed

Chain Guide

n/a

Brakes

Tektro TKD143, hydraulic (F:180mm, R:160mm)

Shimano MT201 Hydraulic

Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc

Brake Levers

Tektro TKD143

Shimano MT201 Hydraulic

Wheels
Rims

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

WTB ST i27 TCS 2.0

Size: S, M, M/L, L, XL, Bontrager Kovee, double-wall, Tubeless Ready, 28-hole, 23mm width, presta valve; Size: S, M, M/L, L, XL, Bontrager Kovee, double-wall, Tubeless Ready, 32-hole, 23mm width, presta valve

Spokes

Stainless

Stainless Black 14g

14g stainless steel

Front Hub

Giant Sport Tracker, 32h

Formula 100x9mm

Formula DC-20, alloy, 6-bolt, 100mm ThruSkew

Rear Hub

Giant Sport Tracker, 32h

Shimano 135x10mm

Formula DC-2241, alloy, 6-bolt, Shimano 8/9/10 freehub, Boost141, 5mm QR

Tires

Maxxis Rekon 27.5 or 29x2.4, wire bead

Maxxis Forekaster 29x2.35"

Size: S, Bontrager XR2 Comp, wire bead, 30 tpi, 27.5x2.20''; Size: M, M/L, L, XL, Bontrager XR2 Comp, wire bead, 30 tpi, 29x2.20''

Disk Rotors

Shimano RT10 180mm (centerlock)

Size: S, M, M/L, L, XL, Shimano RT26, 6-bolt,160mm; Size: L, XL, Shimano RT26, 6-bolt,180mm