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  1. #1
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    Giant talon 2 '11 or '12 better deal

    Ok. I've narrowed my search for my new bike down but if I do go Giant Talon 2 which year should i get it? the price is pretty much the same 599.99 or 600 but there are a few differences. tires, crank, brakes, pedals, hubs, and frame material. is there a difference between aluxx and aluxx sl? ive heard the hayes ranks up there with bb7s but i dont know about the other parts. Any info and advice would be great thanks!

    edit: oops forgot the link 29-Inch Wheel (29ers) - Tempe Bicycle Tempe, AZ

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    They are about the same in terms of specs, the '11 has the SL frame which is lighter.

    Pick the one you like the most.

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    At 213 lbs. my weight is more of a factor than the overall weight of the bike. Without researching the brakes, I'd have to go with whichever one has the tires you will get the most use out of.
    Only if I got paid to hang out in my garage and tweak on my bikes...

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    hmm i think im leaning more towards specialized hardrock sport disc 29 right now. while theyre all similarly specced the sport has 36 spoke rims stock. oh and thats cause im a big clyde at 310 sadly but only have to blame myself so gonna fix it myself

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