Bike Comparison

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

    2021 Trek X-Caliber 7
    2021 Giant Talon 1
    2021 Kona Mahuna
    MSRP$1,099$980$1,049
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    CategoryCrosscountryCrosscountryCrosscountry
    Weight29.5 lbs
    FrameAluminumAluminumAluminum
    ForkRockShox Judy
    
    RockShox Judy
    
    RockShox Judy Silver TK
    
    WheelsCarbonAluminumAluminum
    Wheel Size27.5″ / 29″27.5″ / 29″29″
    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
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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)