Giant Talon 3 - 2017

From long dirt climbs to flowing descents, this lightweight aluminum hardtail puts you in control. The lightweight ALUXX aluminum Talon frame features classic off-road design that’s updated with Giant’s proven 27.5-inch wheel technology. Th ...(Read More)

Giant Talon 3
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From long dirt climbs to flowing descents, this lightweight aluminum hardtail puts you in control. The lightweight ALUXX aluminum Talon frame features classic off-road design that’s updated with Giant’s proven 27.5-inch wheel technology. The hardtail frame is designed to optimize the wheel size and its 100mm suspension fork. It’s an ideal choice for aspiring off-road riders looking for a balanced blend of quickness and control on the trail.

Specs

Frame ALUXX-grade aluminum
Fork SR Suntour XCT w/ hydraulic lockout & preload adjuster, 100mm travel
Rims/Wheels Giant Alloy, Double wall
Hubs Alloy, 32h
Spokes Stainless Steel, 14g
Tires Maxxis Ikon, 27.5x2.2, Wire
Crankset Prowheel
Chainrings 42/34/24
Bottom Bracket Sealed Cartridge, Threaded
Chain KMC Z72
Front Derailleur Shimano Altus
Rear Derailleur Shimano Acera
Rear Cogs Shimano HG31 11x34, 8-Speed
Shifters Shimano M310
Handlebars Giant Connect Trail, 31.8mm
Stem Giant Sport
Brake Levers Tektro Auriga
Brakes Tektro Auriga, hydraulic disc, 160mm
Pedals MTB Caged
Saddle Giant Connect Upright
Seat Post Giant Sport, 30.9mm

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5.0

(based on 3 reviews)

66%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable riding position 
  • Comfortable seat 
  • Excellent shifiting 
  • Good value 
  • Great brakes 

Cons

  • Can't think of one so far 

Best Uses

  • Road riding 
  • Trail riding 

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5

Screaming value! Fun, great riding and great looking bike!

By 

from Mahtomedi, MN

About Me Intermediate

Pros

  • Comfortable seat
  • Excellent shifiting
  • Comfortable riding position
  • Responsive and compliant fork
  • Looks and rides like I spent WAY more than I did
  • Great brakes
  • Solid and predictable handling
  • Highly visible paint job without being obnoxious

Cons

  • Can't think of one so far

Best Uses

Comments:

I needed to get back into biking to rehab my knees and lose about 50lbs, so I went looking. Looked at Trek, Specialized, etc. My very first real mountain bike years ago was a Giant so I headed over to Penn Cycle in Woodbury. Mike and guys at Penn Cycle were outstanding - professional, knowledgeable, helpful, fun, and passionate about their sport. I was torn between the Fathom 2 and the Talon 2 and decided on the Talon 2 for the price. After a month or so of pondering and waiting for bonus from work (I wanted to get everything at once), I headed on over to Penn to pick up the Talon 2 in red. I happened to walk around the showroom and spotted the Talon 3 and it looked NOTHING in person like it does online so I had to ask what it was. I rode the Talon 2 and then the Talon 3, both just around the store and parking lot a few times and on the grass and over a few curbs. Not the absolute best test in the world but I couldn't tell one once of difference between the two bikes, so I went with the Talon 3 in satin black, orange and blue. I also got a decent helmet, a NiteRider 750 headlight/taillight combo, a water bottle holder and an underseat pack all for less than the Talon 2! I have ridden my new bike now about a dozen times on trails, railbeds, roads, and a bit of offroad. LOVE IT! Couldn't be happier for what I spent and what I will be using it for. Again, Mike and the boys at Woodbury Penn Cycle are incredible and I wouldn't go anywhere else!

 
5

Giant Talon 3 2017

By 

from San Antonio

About Me

Pros

  • Incredible Value for the $$$$

Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments:

    My 13 yo daughter wanted my almost perfectly new Raleigh Talus (great bike also) and so I went shopping/researching for my next bike. I wanted to stay under $600 and after much reading and watching YouTube videos I decided on the Talon 3. Incredible bike. Looks, components, fork, I could not have asked for more for the amount of bike I was getting. It runs like a dream and the guys (at Ride Away bikes) are so knowledgeable it was nice to not be pressured into buying I didn't really need. Thanks you guys!!!!!

     
    5

    Great bike for the price!!!

    By 

    from Mission, TX

    About Me Beginner

    Pros

    • Good Value
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Riding
      • Trail Riding

      Comments:

      After 20 years no riding a bike I decide for 2017 start riding again. After weeks of research the 2017 Talon was the best choice for my budget (because the components) and I really love it!!! is a lightweight, sturdy construction and well made machine. You can not be wrong with this entry level bike.

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