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    Thanks!

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    Thanks to Dirt Devil for send me the information of Colon Bycicle, yesterday I purchase this awsome bike, Giant Talon 1 27.5 2014 model. Right now I still looking to purchase some good pedals and a roof rack for my 2013 Nissan Versa Sedan.


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    Quote Originally Posted by R0lan View Post
    Thanks to Dirt Devil for send me the information of Colon Bycicle, yesterday I purchase this awsome bike, Giant Talon 1 27.5 2014 model. Right now I still looking to purchase some good pedals and a roof rack for my 2013 Nissan Versa Sedan.

    Looks good mate, can't go wrong with the Talon 1. If you are looking for flat pedals a few people have suggested the Wellgo MG1s, they get a lot of positive reviews.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R0lan View Post
    Thanks to Dirt Devil for send me the information of Colon Bycicle, yesterday I purchase this awsome bike, Giant Talon 1 27.5 2014 model. Right now I still looking to purchase some good pedals and a roof rack for my 2013 Nissan Versa Sedan.

    Now get it dirty, for platforms the Wellgo MG-1's are good and cheap but there are plenty of options out there; also make sure you pair the pedals to a nice pair of shoes.

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    I found venzo mtb package in ebay, include the shoes with the clip pedals for $75 dollars, it is a good purchase or not ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by R0lan View Post
    I found venzo mtb package in ebay, include the shoes with the clip pedals for $75 dollars, it is a good purchase or not ?
    Found this ones, Venzo Mountain Bike Bicycle Cycling Shimano SPD Shoes Pedals Cleats | eBay

    Are those the ones you're looking at? Is a basic Wellgo pedal with the Venzo shoe, not bad to get started but let me tell you that those pedals will suck on mud.

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    Mounted a Specialized Ground Control on the rear this evening... So my 2.5 mile trek included street, sidewalk, dirt... felt fine. No drag, rode well. Now if they get me the Purgatory 650b for the front, maybe I'll fly down the hills again...

    Probably jumped the gun my Mr Tuffy's are on the way...

    Anyone use Gorilla Tape to seal the wheel?
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    Here's my little hybrid

    Giant Talon 0 - custom, 2013, XL

    Frame: Giant Aluxx
    Fork: Giant Seek Rigid Aluxx
    Brakes: Shimano M395
    Cassette: Shimano Deore HG62
    Chain: KMC X-10L
    Saddle: Vertu Spider
    Wheels: Shimano WH-MT15 wheelset
    Tires: Specialized Fast Trak 29x2.0
    Inner tubes: Schwalbe SV19
    Handlebar: Ritchey Pro Wet Black
    Stem: Ritchey Pro Wet Black
    Seat post: Syncros AM
    Crank: Race Face Narrow Wide 36T on Shimano T551
    Derailleur: Shimano ZEE
    Shifter: Shimano ZEE
    Grips: Ergon GS2
    Pedals: DMR V12 Magnesium

    Last edited by rise000; 07-09-2014 at 11:51 PM.

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    what's the a/c dim of that fork & weight, if you know?

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    my talon 0 29er after the rs SID rct3 fork upgrade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishwrinkle View Post
    what's the a/c dim of that fork & weight, if you know?
    ATC is 445 and it's a little bit small for classic 100mm Talon geometry. Weight is 1kg...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rise000 View Post
    Here's my little hybrid

    Giant Talon 0 - custom, 2013, XL

    Frame: Giant Aluxx
    Fork: Giant Seek Rigid Aluxx
    Brakes: Shimano M395
    Cassette: Shimano Deore HG62
    Chain: KMC X-10L
    Saddle: Giant
    Wheels: Shimano WH-MT15 wheelset
    Tires: Specialized Fast Trak 29x2.0
    Inner tubes: Schwalbe SV19
    Handlebar: Ritchey Pro Wet Black
    Stem: Ritchey Pro Wet Black
    Seat post: Syncros AM
    Crank: Race Face Narrow Wide 36T on Shimano T551
    Derailleur: Shimano ZEE
    Shifter: Shimano ZEE
    Grips: Ergon GS2
    Pedals: DMR V12 Magnesium

    Nice bike! Out of curiosity, how tall are you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dshoe70 View Post
    Nice bike! Out of curiosity, how tall are you?
    Thanks, 196cm (6'4)

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    Re: Talon owners .....

    Hi guys, share with you my 2014 Talon 27.5 4. I changed the stem into shorter 50mm.
    Next project would be change of fork of 120mm. I will get the Epicon since it has 120mm travel and it's cheaper than other fork in the market.

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    Re: Talon owners .....

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    I just got my Talon 5 27.5 yesterday! As most people on here, I'm also looking to upgrade my fork... but I REALLY like how the color scheme looks on the stock fork!



    I'm planning on taking it to some nice trails this weekend. So, we'll see how bad this fork REALLY is... Overall, I like the feel of my bike so far - fits great! I'm 5'5 and I was in between a small and medium. I ended up getting a small because I wanted a higher seat post.

    Oh ya - I love the green highlights on this bike!!

    This is what I'm going to upgrade: M520 pedals and wider handlebars.

    BTW the right thumb-shifter on this bike is a little uncomfortable as it's a little too close to the grips. Has anyone figured out a way to adjust it so it's comfortable?

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    Hi guys. I will buy my first bike Giant, a Talon 2 29er

    TALON 29ER 2 | Bicis Giant / Giant Bicycles | Argentina

    I Have some doubt about the framesize. The official reseller says that I need a "L", but other people say that the M is the correct. In myprevious bike, 26", I used a M (18) and was perfect!.

    Im 1.77 mts tall, and my isneam is 0.82 mts.

    Can you tell me what size is correct for me?

    Thanks!

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    if you like the feel of your old bike then measure the ETT and pick what ever size is closer, you can vary the stem size to keep the same reach on both sizes. i have a '12 talon 29" i went with large and ride it with a 70mm stem and then when i bought my '13 nimble 9 i bought an xl frame so i could run a 40mm stem and still keep the reach of the 2 bikes very close. i hope this makes sense and kops isn't all that, imo it's suited more for roadies.

    to measure ETT, place bike on level ground. on a level plane measure from center of seat post to center of head tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thinner View Post
    Hi guys. I will buy my first bike Giant, a Talon 2 29er

    TALON 29ER 2 | Bicis Giant / Giant Bicycles | Argentina

    I Have some doubt about the framesize. The official reseller says that I need a "L", but other people say that the M is the correct. In myprevious bike, 26", I used a M (18) and was perfect!.

    Im 1.77 mts tall, and my isneam is 0.82 mts.

    Can you tell me what size is correct for me?

    Thanks!
    I am 1.83 mts tall, the Giant sizing chart puts me right between M & L but closer to M, so when I went to purchase I asked for a medium when I got back from the test ride the LBS recommended the L would probably be a better fit and after another test ride the L definitely felt better.

    In saying that I suggest you follow fishwrinkle's advice as he knows more than me but all I am trying to say is to test ride both sizes and see which is better.
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    I will buy it online, so cant try them before...

    Looking the chart, Im just in the middle of the M size, for the Talon 29.



    I use the bike to recreational porpuses and like a simple hobby, not to compete. Maybe that helps to define the correct size.

    Thanks for the help!

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    Based on the chart you should be a M

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    yeah, what dd said. you're dead nuts middle, so unless you have some wonky proportions then definitely go with the M.

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    Who has done a singlespeed conversion with their Talon? I've been on a 1x9 conversion for a spell. Decided I might as well go full on cheap singlespeed. Then drop the weight with some lighter wheels when my budget allows.

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    Converting it to SS should be pretty easy, the problem that you'll encounter will be chain tension. There are some alternatives to resolve that issue, ENO hub, gear ratios, half link chain links or some sort of chain tensioner.

    Back in my SS days I started on a geared frame, tried a singlerator and it was a bust; kept dropping the chain after impacts. Something like jumping the curb will make it drop. An used rear derailleur works and works better.

    Then went with a 2:1 ratio, that worked until the chain stretched then back to dropping the chain.

    Then went to half links, that worked a lot better but still had chain stretch problems and back to dropping the chain.

    The solution was to get a frame with horizontal sliding droputs, problem solved and worked flawlessly.

    It can be done but I would steer away from it.

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    so before the magical clutch rd era, i had used a blackspire bb chain tensioner on my talon to stop chain drops. i then got a shadow+ & ditched the tensioner to the parts bin. fast forward a year and now its back on the talon as a tensioner for ss use. no complaints other than it's a lil loud

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