Giant Talon 2 29 2020 - Roe Valley Cycles
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Bicycling: Talon 29 “a Great Mix of Performance, Value and Practicality”

Bicycling Magazine posted a review of the Talon 29 mountain bike, claiming it “might be the best £599.00 mountain bike you can buy.” Editors praised its lightweight ALUXX SL aluminum frame, 100mm suspension fork and tubeless-ready wheels, calling it “a great all-terrain commuter and fitness bike, as well as an ideal bike for riders looking to experiment with racing.”

Bicycling Test Editor Bobby Lea, a former pro racer, claimed the Talon 29 is ready to be ridden hard.

“This bike is a great mix of performance, value, and practicality,” Lea wrote. “On paper you’ll see it has the chops to be a hard-charging, aggressive XC bike. A steep 73.5-degree seat angle helps you keep power on the pedals and maintain traction on steep climbs. I didn’t take it easy on this bike – I pushed it through some of the roughest and rockiest trails we have around the Bicycling office. It responded beautifully.”

In a sidebar to the story, Bicycling pointed out “5 things we love” about the Talon 29, which included its 2×9 drivetrain, internal cable routing, suspension fork, quick release levers and gear indicator.

2 x 9-Speed Drivetrain
You get bigger big gears and smaller small gears than a 1x drivetrain.
Internal Cable Routing
It doesn’t make your gears work any better but internal cables sure look good.
Suspension Fork
The RockShox XC30 fork is one of the best coil spring forks available.
Quick Release Levers
Removing wheels is much faster and easier with quick release levers.
Gear Indicator
Both front and rear shifters have gear indicator dials for quick reference.
Giant Talon 2 (29er) - 2020
Giant Talon 2 (29er) – 2020

For more, check out the full review on the Bicycling web site.

And for all the details on the full Talon range click here.

Tags: Giant, Talon

Source: Giant UK

 

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