Where do we even begin? The new Talus 29 frame was updated to have a modern geometry that pairs longer top tubes with shorter stems and chainstays. This positions the center of gravity closer to the middle of the bike and results in a dialed XC fit that allows you to go faster while having more fun. It doesn't stop there. Full Shimano drivetrain with a Deore Shadow rear derailleur, Shimano Deore crankset and Shimano hydraulic disc brakes provide the highest quality, reliable and durable components that allow you to stay on the trail for countless hours. To top off performance we use our 28mm wide U28 rim. The wider rim cross section spreads the tire tread contact patch and allows you to run lower tire pressure while minimizing tire roll. The advantage you ask? Having more rubber on the ground simply allows faster cornering with more confidence.
Size Guide: Talus 29
|Seat Tube Length **||390.0mm||430.0mm||480.0mm||530.0mm|
|Top Tube Length *||575.0mm||595.0mm||610.0mm||630.0mm|
|Head Tube Length||100.0mm||110.0mm||125.0mm||140.0mm|
|Chain Stay Length||445.0mm||445.0mm||445.0mm||445.0mm|
|Seat Post Length||350.0mm||350.0mm||400.0mm||400.0mm|
* Measured Horizontally** Measured from Center
Technology: 2014 Talus Series
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The Scale is your friend
All the Talus bikes are lighter for 2014!
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Sizes||SM MD LG XL|
|Frame||AL-6061 Custom Butted Aluminum, IS Disc Mount|
|Fork||Rockshox XC32 Air 100mm w/Lockout|
|Headset||FSA IS-3 45° upper, NO.11N Zerostack Lower, 1-1/8"|
|Cranks||Shimano Deore FC-M591 44/32/22t|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano External|
|F. Derailleur||Shimano Deore FD-M951|
|R. Derailleur||Shimano Deore RD-M592 Shadow 9spd|
|Shifter||Shimano Alivio SL-M430|
|Cogset||Shimano 11-34t 9spd|
|Chain||KMC 9 spd|
|Front Hub||Joytech Disc QR 32h|
|Rear Hub||Joytech Disc QR 32h, Cassette|
|Spokes||14g Stainless w/Brass Nipples|
|Rims||Weinmann U28, 29", 32h, 28mm wide|
|Tires||Kenda Slant Six, 29x2.0"|
|Handlebar||Raleigh 100 Series Flat Top, 31.8, Width: 680/680/700/700mm|
|Grips||Raleigh Closed-end Single Lock Ring|
|Stem||Raleigh 100 Series,4-Bolt, 31.8, Lengths: 75/75/90/90mm|
|Seatpost||Raleigh 100 Series, Dual Bolt, 30.9x350/400mm|
|Seat||Raleigh Mountain Saddle|
|Note||Specifications Subject to Change|