Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Mountain Biking
Reload this Page >

Need advice about a Giant Talon 29er

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

Need advice about a Giant Talon 29er

Old 06-16-14, 02:56 PM
  #1  
Big Pete 1982
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Big Pete 1982's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Chelan, WA
Posts: 390

Bikes: Cannondale CAAD-10

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Need advice about a Giant Talon 29er

I'm a clyde roadie and I know almost nothing about mountain bikes. From the research I've done and based on the riding I will be doing as well as the budget I have, I've decided I want a hardtail 29er.

Now here's my question. I'm 6'6. I found what appears to be a good deal on craigslist for a Giant Talon 29er for $450. The only drawback is it is a large, not an X-large like I would like. Is the difference between these frame sizes that significant? I'm going to try to go see this bike this weekend if it's still available, but I have to drive a ways to go see it. If it's not worth my time, I'd like to know. What do you guys think? Any advice? What should I look for/beware of?

Here's the ad I'm looking at:

Giant 29'er Hardtail
Big Pete 1982 is offline  
Old 06-16-14, 03:01 PM
  #2  
WestPablo
Banned.
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 1,535
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
I would instinctively say, it's too small. However, you'll never know until you mount it and give it a test ride!
WestPablo is offline  
Old 06-17-14, 08:28 AM
  #3  
offrdmania
Fricklefrack
 
offrdmania's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Central Coast, Ca
Posts: 62
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Im 6'2" and I ride an XL. A large was too small for me. I imagine you could go with a large but you would have to most likely move the saddle way back, add a longer seat post, put a super long stem on it, all to make up for the short top tube and the shorter head tube and seat tube. I would search for an XL if possible, I dont think a large is worth the hassle.
offrdmania is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
dervish
Singlespeed & Fixed Gear
1
05-19-08 10:23 PM
PedalingAlong
Road Cycling
10
11-26-07 09:45 AM
goofball123321
Mountain Biking
1
05-15-07 01:21 AM
RidgeRunner
Road Cycling
9
08-30-04 03:36 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.