2021 Giant Talon 2 Mountain Bike Red Clay

Last Updated on May 25, 2023 by FAB Jim The Cyclist

I’ve been doing a lot of mountain biking lately, so I decided to upgrade my rather old mountain bike.  After shopping around for a few weeks, I landed this great looking 2021 Giant Talon 2 in Red Clay.  Really like the color, and it’s got most all the modern features I was looking for.  It has 27.5” wheels with nice wide tires, 1 x 9 drivetrain, hydraulic disc brakes, wide 30.7” handlebars, and a short stem.  Have a look:

2021 Giant Talon 2 Red Clay

Here are some of the details:

1 x 9 Microshift Advent derailleur with clutch, and trigger pro shifter

Giant 27.5 alloy wheels with double walls

WTB Vigilante front tire 2.3” and Maxxis Ardent 2.25” rear tire

ALUXX-Grade Aluminum Frame

Tektro TKD143 hydraulic disc brakes

SR Suntour XCT30 front shock

So far, I really like the bike and it seems well made.  Very different than what I’m used to however, so it was a bit awkward at first.  But after a few rides I’m getting comfortable and like it all.  The 27.5” tires with wide tread go over the bumps nicer than I’m used to.  The 1 x 9 drivetrain simplifies shifting and seems to have plenty of gears for off road.  Looking forward to me next ride.

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