2022 Giant Talon 2
Built on a lightweight ALUXX aluminum frame that features classic hardtail design and the balanced riding characteristics of either larger diameter 29-inch or 27.5-inch wheels, Talon is a great choice for XC and trail riding. 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.
Proven alloy performance
ALUXX aluminum frameset is hand-built in-house by the world leader in aluminum engineering.
Balance and stability
Frame geometry is designed to optimize 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.
Frame: ALUXX-Grade Aluminum, disc
Fork: SR Suntour XCM30, QR, steel steerer XS: 80mm travel (27.5) S: 80mm travel (27.5) / 100mm travel (29)
Handlebar: Giant Connect Trail, 31.8mm XS: 730mm (27.5) S: 780mm (27.5) / 780mm (29) M: 780mm (27.5) / 780mm travel (29) L: 780mm (27.5) / 780mm (29) XL: 780mm (29) XXL: 780mm (29)
Grips: Giant Sole-O
Stem: Giant Sport, 7-degree XS: 40mm (27.5) S: 50mm (27.5) / 50mm (29) M: 60mm (27.5) / 60mm travel (29) L: 70mm (27.5) / 70mm (29) XL: 80mm (29) XXL: 90mm (29)
Seatpost: Giant Sport, 30.9 XS: 300mm (27.5) S: 300mm (27.5) / 375mm (29) M: 375mm (27.5) / 375mm travel (29) L: 375mm (27.5) / 375mm (29) XL: 375mm (29) XXL: 375mm (29)
Saddle: Giant custom
Pedals: MTB caged
Shifters: Shimano Altus M2010, 2×9
Front Derailleur: Shimano Altus M2020
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Altus M2000 **some bikes may be substituted: Shimano Altus M370
Brakes: Tektro HDC M275, hydraulic, Tektro rotors [F]180mm, [R]160mm
Brake Levers: Tektro HDC M275
Cassette: Shimano Deore HG200, 11×32
Chain: KMC X9
Crankset: ProWheel forged, 22/36 XS: 165mm (27.5) S: 170mm (27.5) / 170mm (29) M: 170mm (27.5) / 175mm travel (29) L: 175mm (27.5) / 175mm (29) XL: 175mm (29) XXL: 175mm (29)
Bottom Bracket: cartridge
Rims: Giant GX03V 29 or 27.5, alloy, double wall, 21mm inner width
Hubs: alloy, sealed bearing
Spokes: stainless, 14g
Tires: Kenda Booster 27.5 or 29×2.2″, wire bead
Extras: 2.4″ max tire size
Weight: 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.