Get a feel for the trail with this all-new aluminium hardtail made for aspiring singletrack riders. It features stable, fast-rolling 29-inch or more-playful 27.5-inch wheels so you can push the pace on climbs and let loose on the descents.
Built on a new lightweight ALUXX aluminium frame that features classic hardtail design plus the balanced riding characteristics of either larger diameter 29-inch or 27.5-inch wheels, Talon is a great choice for XC or light trail terrain. The frame geometry is specifically designed to adapt to its respective wheel size and either an 80mm or 100mm suspension fork (depending on frame size). It’s a confident ride that’s perfect for ambitious riders who want to take their off-road skills to the next level.
Key Performance Factors
Proven alloy performance
ALUXX aluminium frameset is hand-built in-house by the world leader in aluminium engineering.
Balance and stability
Frame geometry is designed to optimise the balance and roll-over capabilities of 29-inch wheels or the liveliness of 27.5-inch wheels (depending on frame size).
Suspension fork offers either 80mm or 100mm of smooth travel for added XC control. Please note, some models may either come with a Rockshox or Giant SXC32-2 fork, please check with your retailer before ordering.
27.5: XS,S,M,L 29: S,M,L,XL,XXL
Gloss Blue Ashes
ALUXX-Grade Aluminium, disc. Compatible with fenders & kickstand
RockShox Judy TK coil spring OR Giant SXC32-2 RL, 100mm travel (80mm S/XS), QR, steel steerer, rebound adjust and lock out
Maxxis Rekon 27.5 or 29x2.4, wire bead (max tyre width possible: 2.4")
The most accurate way to determine any bike’s weight is to have your local dealer weigh it for you. Many brands strive to list the lowest possible weight, but in reality weight can vary based on size, finish, hardware and accessories. All our bikes are designed for best-in-class weight and ride quality.
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Built on a lightweight ALUXX frameset and modern geometry, the Talon range delivers confident XC performance for aspiring trail riders. Tailored for specific ride characteristics, it’s available in different wheel sizes (29 or 27.5) and either an 80mm or 100mm suspension fork. Here are some of the Talon’s key technologies:
This performance level frame material features 6061 alloy with single-butted tubes to produce strong, lightweight framesets for a variety of different bikes and riding styles.
Choose either 100mm or 80mm of travel (depending on model and size) for a smoother, more controlled ride on XC terrain
Internal Cable Routing
Derailleur and rear brake cables are routed internally from integrated ports near the headtube to an exit point below the bottom bracket. This helps create a cleaner look and protection from the elements.
Dropper Post Compatible
30.9mm seattube diameter and clean internal cable routing allows for easy dropper seatpost upgrade
Lower Seatstay Junction
Rear triangle is designed with seatstay tubes that meet seattube at a lower point below the top tube junction. This adds compliance for a smoother ride quality and helps reduce overall frame weight.
1X and 2X Compatible
Frameset is designed to work with either a single or double chainring crankset. For 2X setups, either a side-swing or down-swing front derailleur can be used
Mounts on the seatstays and chainstays make it easy to accessorize with racks, fenders or a rear kickstand
Selection of a button will change the units measurement displayed throughout the entire sizing guide section.
Seat Tube Length (mm)(inch)
Seat Tube Angle (degrees)
Top Tube Length (mm)(inch)
Head Tube Length (mm)(inch)
Head Tube Angle (degrees)
Fork Rake (mm)(inch)
Chain Stay Length (mm)(inch)
Bottom Bracket Drop (mm)(inch)
Stand Over Height (mm)(inch)
Handlebar Width (mm)(inch)
Stem Length (mm)(inch)
Crank Length (mm)(inch)
Techs & Features
ALUXX Aluminium Technology
This Performance level frame material features 6061 alloy with single-butted tubes to produce strong, lightweight framesets for a variety of different bikes and riding styles.