From long dirt climbs to flowing descents, this lightweight aluminum hardtail puts you in control. The lightweight ALUXX aluminum Talon frame features classic off-road design that’s updated with Giant’s proven 27.5-inch wheel technology. The hardtail frame is designed to optimize the wheel size and its 100mm suspension fork. It’s an ideal choice for aspiring off-road riders looking for a balanced blend of quickness and control on the trail.
75% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
Comfortable riding position
Good price / value
Can't think of one so far
Uncomfortable seat (fixed with a gel seat)
Sep 20, 2017
Great for the money, Way, way, way more impressive than I'd expected
Wide handlebars, Uncomfortable seat (fixed with a gel seat)
Mountain biking, casual riding, Trails
This was a great bike. I bought it at Ancaster Cycle, no problems, and it was a phenomenal purchase. I used it for 7 months (before it was stolen...) and had no complaints. I was able to get through that whole period with only one tune-up, after riding daily about 1-2 hours.
by Seb M
from Ancaster, Ontario
Apr 04, 2017
Screaming value! Fun, great riding and great looking bike!
Looks and rides like I spent WAY more than I did, Comfortable riding position, Great brakes, Comfortable seat, Highly visible paint job without being obnoxious, Excellent shifiting, Solid and predictable handling, Responsive and compliant fork
Can't think of one so far
I needed to get back into biking to rehab my knees and lose about 50lbs, so I went looking. Looked at Trek, Specialized, etc. My very first real mountain bike years ago was a Giant so I headed over to Penn Cycle in Woodbury. Mike and guys at Penn Cycle were outstanding - professional, knowledgeable, helpful, fun, and passionate about their sport. I was torn between the Fathom 2 and the Talon 2 and decided on the Talon 2 for the price. After a month or so of pondering and waiting for bonus from work (I wanted to get everything at once), I headed on over to Penn to pick up the Talon 2 in red. I happened to walk around the showroom and spotted the Talon 3 and it looked NOTHING in person like it does online so I had to ask what it was. I rode the Talon 2 and then the Talon 3, both just around the store and parking lot a few times and on the grass and over a few curbs. Not the absolute best test in the world but I couldn't tell one once of difference between the two bikes, so I went with the Talon 3 in satin black, orange and blue. I also got a decent helmet, a NiteRider 750 headlight/taillight combo, a water bottle holder and an underseat pack all for less than the Talon 2! I have ridden my new bike now about a dozen times on trails, railbeds, roads, and a bit of offroad. LOVE IT! Couldn't be happier for what I spent and what I will be using it for.
Again, Mike and the boys at Woodbury Penn Cycle are incredible and I wouldn't go anywhere else!
from Mahtomedi, MN
Feb 27, 2017
Giant Talon 3 2017
Incredible Value for the $$$$
My 13 yo daughter wanted my almost perfectly new Raleigh Talus (great bike also) and so I went shopping/researching for my next bike. I wanted to stay under $600 and after much reading and watching YouTube videos I decided on the Talon 3. Incredible bike. Looks, components, fork, I could not have asked for more for the amount of bike I was getting. It runs like a dream and the guys (at Ride Away bikes) are so knowledgeable it was nice to not be pressured into buying I didn't really need.
Thanks you guys!!!!!
from San Antonio
Jan 03, 2017
Great bike for the price!!!
Good Value, Lightweight
Trail Riding, Road Riding
After 20 years no riding a bike I decide for 2017 start riding again. After weeks of research the 2017 Talon was the best choice for my budget (because the components) and I really love it!!! is a lightweight, sturdy construction and well made machine. You can not be wrong with this entry level bike.