At Westbrook Cycles, we are huge fans of the entry level hardtail mountain bike - The Talon from Giant.
This bike has long been a favourite with both customers and our staff alike, the Talon is popular because of its higher price point features, value and versatility. The Talon range is at home both off road, and on the daily commute. In 2019, the only updates to the Talon range have been cosmetic, with just colour and design changes taking place. The Giant Talon is best described as a bike suitable for recreational mountain bikers, which are free to use this bike both on and off road - it’s suitable for everything from cross country riding to the daily commute.
The Talon range is available in two different wheel sizes, the options being 27.5 inch and 29 inch. There are also three different Talon variants available, the Talon 3 is entry level option, with the Talon 1 & 2 providing higher quality components. Every Talon model is supplied with a frame constructed from Giants very own ALUXX grade alloy - which uses aluminium to provide a lightweight, yet strong frame material. As with many Giant bikes, the frame has also gone through a butting process, during which excess material is shaved away in low stress areas, saving weight across the full bike.
All Talon bikes also operate with a SR Suntour fork with 100mm of suspension travel, this fork works well on the Talon and provides enough travel to soak up and even out uneven ground. The Talon 2 gets a XCM fork with lockout capabilities, and the top of the bill Talon 1 enjoying a Suntour Raidon fork. As standard, all Talon bikes enjoy the use of disc brakes - and all enjoy the reliability and precision of Shimano Groupsets. All of Giants Wheels are also made in house, and all wheels fitted to the Talon are tubeless ready, allowing the rider to enjoy a reduced risk of punctures from the outset.
You can view our full range of Talon Mountain Bikes above - and as always, please do get in touch if you have any questions at all about the collection.