29ER ONLINE ON THE GIANT TALON 29er 0:
20 juin 2012
The website 29erOnline.com turned a Giant Talon 29er 0 over to 9 different riders to complete a lengthy review as part of a feature on big-wheel bikes priced around $1000. They are so serious about being as impartial as possible, they posted three of the rider’s reviews to YouTube!
And what’s the consensus on the bike itself? Some of the comments: “The Giant has a solid mix of parts, for the budget. …The drivetrain is a real SRAM X5 kit. This is a 3×9 drivetrain that runs very well, with little maintenance. While not as crisp as SRAM’s high end offerings, in this price point, it’s hard to go wrong.” “The Avid Howitzer crankset is an outboard bearing set up. They are stiff and the bottom bracket is smooth. Of all the crank sets in the test, this is the best set up. We have had no problems with them. They are a great set of cranks for the money.” “It is a great quality, clean frame that can deliver years of good service. After riding it for months, the Giant Talon 0 frame is no worse for the wear.” “Conclusion: if you compare geometry between the Talon 0 and Giant’s XTC, it seems like the Talon 0 would be overly relaxed. In practice, I personally had a blast. It feels low and responsive. This is the only one of the $1,000 test bikes that I noted the ‘in the bike’ feeling that 29ers are known for…. At speed, it is very easy to put the bike where you want it. Confident, businesslike, with enough play to make it super fun!”
Read the complete review at http://www.29eronline.com/giant-talon-0-review/ and check out the full specs of the Giant Talon 29er 0 by clicking here. Better yet, see the bike in person by clicking the “Store Finder” tab at the top of this page to find the Giant retailer nearest you