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Giant Talon 3
  • Color: Satin Black/Neon Red
  • Color: Black/Fuchsia/Blue

Giant

Talon 3
2018

$519.99
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Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (3 Reviews)
 

2018 Giant Talon 3

From dirt paths to singletrack, Talon keeps you rolling with smooth handling and confident control.

This lightweight ALUXX aluminum frameset features classic off-road design made specifically for 27.5" wheels to strike just the right balance between control and quickness. The hardtail frame is optimized for a 100mm suspension fork, which helps soak up trail obstacles and improve control. For aspiring off-road riders looking to climb a little faster and get more comfortable riding singletrack, Talon is your ticket to XC adventures.

- ALUXX-grade butted aluminum frame
- SR Suntour XCT HLO 100mm-travel fork with hydraulic lockout
- Giant double-wall rims with Maxxis Icon tires
- Shimano 3x8-speed drivetrain with Tektro hydraulic disc brakes

Features and Information

 
Specification Description
Frame ALUXX-grade aluminum
Fork SR Suntour XCT HLO, hydraulic lockout, preload adjust, 100mm travel
Rims/Wheels Giant Alloy Disc, Double Wall
Hubs Giant Tracker Sport
Spokes Stainless Steel, 14g
Tires Maxxis Ikon, 27.5x2.20, 60 TPI
Crankset Prowheel BURNER-101P
Chainrings 24/34/42
Bottom Bracket Sealed Cartridge, Threaded
Chain KMC Z8
Front Derailleur Shimano Altus
Rear Derailleur Shimano Acera
Cassette/Rear Cogs Shimano HG31 11x34, 8-Speed
Shifters Shimano Altus
Handlebars Giant Connect Trail, 31.8mm
Stem Giant Sport
Brake Levers Tektro HDC-M290
Brakes Tektro HDC M285, hydraulic disc, [F] 180mm, [R] 160mm
Pedals Platform, Caged
Saddle Giant Connect, Upright
Seat Post Giant Sport, 30.9mm

* Subject to change without notice.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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5.0 stars

(based on 3 reviews)

66%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Pros

  • Responsive and compliant fork 
  • Incredible Value for the $$$$ 
  • Looks and rides like I spent WAY more than I did 
  • Solid and predictable handling 
  • Good Value 

Cons

  • Can't think of one so far 

Best Uses

  • Road Riding 
  • Trail Riding 

Reviewed by 3 customers

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5.0

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

By TS

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!

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    5.0

    Giant Talon 3 2017

    By Bengrim

    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!!!!!

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        5.0

        Great bike for the price!!!

        By Ruben

        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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