2014 Talus 29 Carbon Expert
2014 Talus 29 Carbon Expert

2014 Talus 29 Carbon Expert

Racing XC, or just ready to fly up single-track the Talus Carbon Frame provides the platform to get you there. Having the right geometry and using the right carbon in the right places makes the performance of this machine unparalleled. The Talus Carbon frame paired with our selection of components make this bike a race-ready package at an affordable price. The Talus Carbon frame weighs in at only 1270 grams, it’s the lightest mountain bike frame we’ve ever made. Fabricated out of high modulus carbon fibers utilizing Direct Connect frame construction technology, it yields a responsive and fast on-trail ride. The tapered head tube and Shimano 142x12 thru axle rear end keep the bike stiff and in control. Maintenance can always be an issue off road, so we routed the cables internally to protect hydraulic lines and housings as well to help eliminate dirt and grime build-up—all maximizing cable life and minimizing headaches.

Highlights
Ready to race out of the box
SRAM 2x10 Drivetrain with 36/22 Chainrings
American Classic Terrain Tubeless wheels with Schwalbe Racing Ralph tires
Rockshox Reba RL, 100mm travel suspension fork
Raleigh size specific stem and Flat Top bars

Size Guide: Talus 29

Geometry

Size SM MD LG XL
Seat Tube Length ** 390.0mm 430.0mm 480.0mm 530.0mm
Standover Height 775.0mm 800.0mm 820.0mm 845.0mm
Top Tube Length * 575.0mm 595.0mm 615.0mm 630.0mm
Head Tube Length 105.0mm 105.0mm 105.0mm 105.0mm
Head Angle 69.5° 69.5° 70.0° 70.0°
Seat Angle 73.0° 73.0° 73.0° 73.0°
Chain Stay Length 445.0mm 445.0mm 445.0mm 445.0mm
Fork Offset 44.0mm 44.0mm 44.0mm 44.0mm
BB Drop 65.0mm 65.0mm 65.0mm 65.0mm
Stem Length 80.0mm 80.0mm 90.0mm 90.0mm
Handlebar Width 680.0mm 680.0mm 700.0mm 700.0mm
Crank Length 170.0mm 175.0mm 175.0mm 175.0mm
Seat Post Length 350.0mm 350.0mm 350.0mm 350.0mm

* Measured Horizontally** Measured from Center

Technology: 2014 Talus Series

EVERY DETAIL EXAMINED...

The Scale is your friend

All the Talus bikes are lighter for 2014!

The Scale is your friend

Carbon Frames

Ready to race XC or go the distance, the Talus 29 Carbon is a must-have for any race quiver. At only 1270 grams, it's the lightest mountain bike frame we've ever made. Fabricated out of high modulus carbon fibers utilizing Direct Connect frame construction technology, it yields a responsive and fast on-trail ride. The tapered head tube and Shimano 142x12 thru axle rear end keep the bike stiff and in control. Maintenance can always be an issue off road, so we routed the cables internally to protect hydraulic lines and housings as well to help eliminate dirt and grime build-up—all maximizing cable life and minimizing headaches.

Alloy Frames

The new XC race capable Talus 29 frame is the perfect gateway to an off-road escape. Our new frames have a modern geometry that pairs longer top tubes with shorter stems and chain stays, placing the center of gravity in the center of the bike. The result is a dialed XC fit that allows you to go faster with more confidence while having more fun.

Hydraulic Disc Brakes

We never under value the importance of stopping power, which is why everyTalus 29 is spec'd with hydraulic disc brakes. Hydraulic brakes provide the power and added control that can mean the difference between staying on the trail or picking yourself up off it. One of the brakes we use is the Promax Decipher. Lightweight at 250 grams per brake, it features an ergonomic lever with reach adjustment, dual piston calipers, and is compatible with Avid BB5 pads when it's time for new ones.It's comfortable, powerful braking that inspires confidence and control with minimal maintenance.

Wheels

All of our mountain bikes receive new wheels for 2014. The Carbon Talus 29s have light race-proven American Classic wheels. The alloy Talus 29 bikes have all-new, lighter and stiffer wheels with better hubs and wider rims. We gave them U28 disc-specific mountain rims that are 28mm wide. The wider rim cross section spreads the tread contact patch and allows riders to run lower tire pressure, with less tire roll. This larger contact patch allows riders to corner faster with more confidence. Racers can mount a narrower 1.95" tire that will behave and measure as a 2.1" tire. This option saves rotational weight and allows riders to accelerate faster while using less energy.

The Talus 29 Expert has Novatec sealed bearing hubs ready for any conditions thrown at them.

Wheels

Bars and Stems

For 2014, all the handle bars went to a FlatTop style bar. A FlatTop bar reduces stack height for optimal bike handling.The bars are also wider to accommodate the ever-evolving mountain bike trails. Paired with these wider bars are size-specific shorter stems—a combination that ensures effortless navigation on the trail.

Specs
Sizes SM  MD  LG  XL 
Frame Direct Connect Carbon, Kevlar Reinforced, Tapered Headtube, E-Thru 12x142, Internal Cable Routing
Fork Rockshox Reba RL, 100mm w/15mm Thru, Tapered Steer Tube
Headset FSA 1-1/8-1.5" Integrated
Cranks SRAM X5 GXP, 36/22t
Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP
F. Derailleur SRAM X7, 2spd
R. Derailleur SRAM X7, 10spd
Shifter SRAM X7
Cogset SRAM 11-36t 10spd
Chain SRAM 10spd w/Power Lock
Brakes Avid Elixir 5, 180/160mm Rotors
Brake Levers Avid Elixir 5
Front Hub American Classic Terrain Disc
Rear Hub American Classic Terrain Disc
Spokes American Classic
Rims American Classic Terrain Tubeless Wheelset, 26mm Wide
Tires Schwalbe Racing Ralph EVO, TL Ready, Folding, 29x2.1"
Handlebar Raleigh 200 Series Flat Top, 31.8, Width: 680/680/700/700mm
Grips Raleigh Closed-end Single Lock Ring
Stem Raleigh 200 Series, 3D Forged, 31.8, Lengths: 80/80/90/90mm
Seatpost Raleigh 200 Series, Dual Bolt, 31.6x3500mm
Seat Raleigh Mountain Saddle
Colors White/Raleigh Blue
Note Specifications Subject to Change
Colors