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

2021 Trek X-Caliber 7
2021 Giant Talon 1
2021 Kona Mahuna
MSRP$1,099$960$1,049
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CategoryCrosscountryCrosscountryCrosscountry
Weight29.5 lbs
FrameAluminumAluminumAluminum
ForkRockShox Judy
RockShox Judy
RockShox Judy Silver TK
Wheel Size27.5″ / 29″27.5″ / 29″29″
Wheel MaterialAluminumAluminumAluminum
Brake TypeHydraulic DiscHydraulic DiscHydraulic Disc
GroupsetDeore
Deore
Deore, FSA
Drivetrain1 × 101 × 101 × 11
Gear Range

Trek X-Caliber 7

24 mph

Giant Talon 1

24 mph

Kona Mahuna

22 mph
SuspensionHardtailHardtailHardtail
Front Travel100mm100mm100mm
Rear Travel---
SeatpostRigidRigidRigid
Brand Sitetrekbikes.comgiant-bicycles.comkonaworld.com
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X-Caliber 7
Talon 1
Mahuna

Geometry

Specs
Frame

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

ALUXX-Grade Aluminum, disc

Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted

Fork

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

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

Rear Shock

N/A

n/a

Bottom Bracket

cartridge

FSA 7420 73mm

Headset

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

FSA No.57B

Stem

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

Giant Sport, 7-degree

Kona XC

Handlebar

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

Giant Connect Trail, 31.8

Kona XC/BC Riser

Saddle

Bontrager Arvada, steel rails, 138mm width

Giant Sport Custom

Kona XC

Seatpost

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

Giant Sport, 30.9

Kona Thumb 31.6mm

Pedals

Platform

Kona JS2

Grips

Bontrager XR Trail Comp, nylon lock-on

Kona Key Grip Slip on

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

Shimano Deore M5120, long cage

Shimano Deore

Shimano Deore

Front Derailleur

N/A

n/a

Crank

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

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

FSA Alpha Drive 1x, 28t

Shifters

Shimano Deore M4100, 10 speed

Shimano Deore

Shimano Deore

Cassette

Shimano Deore M4100, 11-46, 10 speed

Shimano Deore, 10-speed, 11x42

Shimano Deore 11-51t 11spd

Chain

KMC X10, 10 speed

KMC X10

KMC X11

Chain Guide

n/a

Brakes

Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc

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

Shimano MT201 Hydraulic

Brake Levers

Tektro TKD143

Shimano MT201 Hydraulic

Wheels
Rims

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

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

WTB ST i27 TCS 2.0

Spokes

14g stainless steel

Stainless

Stainless Black 14g

Front Hub

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

Giant Sport Tracker, 32h

Formula 100x9mm

Rear Hub

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

Giant Sport Tracker, 32h

Shimano 135x10mm

Tires

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''

Maxxis Rekon 27.5 or 29x2.4, wire bead

Maxxis Forekaster 29x2.35"

Disk Rotors

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

Shimano RT10 180mm (centerlock)