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The Giant Talon 3, Cannondale Trail 7, and Trek Marlin 5 are all aluminum frame hardtail crosscountry bikes with modest components. The Giant has 27.5″ wheels, while the Cannondale has a 3 × 8 drivetrain providing a wider range of gears.

Talon 3
Trail 7
Marlin 5
Talon 3
Giant · 2020
Trail 7
Cannondale · 2020
Marlin 5
Trek · 2020
MSRP$550$560$549
Online Price
CategoryCrosscountryCrosscountryCrosscountry
Weight32.8 lbs / 14.9 kg32.2 lbs / 14.6 kg
FrameAluminumAluminumAluminum
ForkSunTour
SunTour
SunTour
Wheel Size27.5″27.5″ / 29″27.5″ / 29″
Wheel MaterialAluminumAluminumAluminum
Brake TypeHydraulic DiscHydraulic DiscHydraulic Disc
GroupsetAcera, Altus
Tourney, Altus
Tourney, Altus
Drivetrain3 × 83 × 7
Gear Range
Giant Talon 3
25 mph
Cannondale Trail 7
31 mph
Trek Marlin 5
29 mph
Suspension
Front Travel100mm100mm100mm
Rear Travel---
SeatpostRigidRigidRigid
Brand Sitewww.giant-bicycles.comwww.cannondale.comwww.trekbikes.com

Spec Level
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Estimated spec level of the Talon 3, Trail 7, and Marlin 5 compared to other crosscountry bikes. 99 Spokes analyzes the build material and quality level of the frame, fork, wheelset, groupset, suspension system, and more to estimate the overall spec level of each bike.  Learn more »


Geometry

Specs
Build
Frame
ALUXX-Grade Aluminum, disc
All-New, SmartForm C3 Alloy, SAVE, 1-1/8" headtube, post mount disc, StraightShot internal cable routing, BSA-73, SAVE, 1-1/8" headtube, Post mount disc, StraightShot internal cable routing, BSA-73
Alpha Silver Aluminum, internal routing, chainstay disc brake mount, rack and kickstand mount, 135x5mm QR
Fork
SR Suntour XCT30 HLO 27.5", 100mm, lockout, preload adjuster
SR Suntour XCT DS, 100mm, Coil, 42mm offset (27.5") 46mm offset (29")
SR Suntour XCE 28, coil spring, preload, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset on 29ers, 100mm travel (13.5: 80mm travel)
Rear Shock
N/A
Bottom Bracket
cartridge
Sealed Cartridge
Sealed cartridge, 73mm
Headset
Semi Integrated, 1-1/8"
1-1/8˝ threadless, semi-integrated, semi-cartridge bearings
Stem
Giant Sport, 7-degree
6061 Alloy, 31.8, 8°
Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 7 degree, Blendr compatible
Handlebar
Giant Connect Trail, 780x31.8
Cannondale Riser, 6061 Alloy, 25mm rise, 8° sweep, 6° rise, 720mm
Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 5mm rise
Saddle
Giant custom
Cannondale Stage 2
Bontrager Arvada
Seatpost
Giant Sport, 30.9
Cannondale 3, 6061 Alloy, 31.6 x 350/400mm
Bontrager alloy, 2-bolt head, 31.6mm, 12mm offset
Pedals
platform
Cannondale Platform
VP-536 nylon platform
Grips
Cannondale Dual-Density
Bontrager XR Endurance Comp, lock-on
Groupset
Rear Derailleur
Shimano Acera
Shimano TX800
Shimano Tourney TY300
Front Derailleur
microSHIFT FD-M282
Shimano Altus, 34.9 clamp
Shimano Tourney TY300
Crank
Prowheel forged, 22/36
Prowheel Alloy, 42/32/22
Shimano Tourney TY301, 42/34/24
Shifters
Shimano Altus
Shimano Altus Rapidfire Plus, 3x8
Shimano Altus M310, 7 speed
Cassette
Shimano CS-HG200-8, 12x32
Sunrace, 11-34, 8-speed
Shimano HG200, 12-32, 7 speed
Chain
KMC 8.3
KMC Z72, 8-speed
KMC Z51
Brakes
Tektro HDC M275, hydraulic disc
Tektro M275 hydro disc, 160/160mm rotors
Tektro HD-275 hydraulic disc (13.5 & 15.5: Tektro HD-276 short reach lever)
Brake Levers
Tektro HDC M275
Tektro M275 hydro disc
Wheels
Rims
Giant GX03V 27.5", alloy, double wall, 21mm inner width
WTB SX19, 32h
Bontrager Connection 32-hole double-walled
Spokes
stainless, 14g
Stainless Steel, 14g
Front Hub
[F]Giant Tracker Giant Sport QR, loose ball [R] Giant Tracker Giant Sport QR, loose ball
Sealed Alloy Disc, QR
Formula DC20 alloy
Rear Hub
[F]Giant Tracker Giant Sport QR, loose ball [R] Giant Tracker Giant Sport QR, loose ball
Sealed Alloy Disc, QR
Formula DC27 alloy
Tires
Maxxis Ikon 27.5x2.2, wire bead
WTB Ranger Comp, 27.5/29 x 2.25", DNA Compound
Bontrager XR2, 29x2.20˝ front, 29x2.0˝ rear (13.5 & 15.5: 27.5x2.20˝)
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