2014 Talus 29 Comp
2014 Talus 29 Comp

2014 Talus 29 Comp

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.

Light weight 6061 alloy frame with XC geometry
Full Shimano drivetrain with Deore Shadow 9sp rear der and Deore external bearing cranks
Shimano hydraulic disc brakes
U28 29" double wall wheels feature wide rim technology for increased traction and durability
Rockshox XC 32 Solo Air suspension fork with lockout

Size Guide: Talus 29


Seat Tube Length ** 390.0mm 430.0mm 480.0mm 530.0mm
Standover Height 775.0mm 800.0mm 830.0mm 860.0mm
Top Tube Length * 575.0mm 595.0mm 610.0mm 630.0mm
Head Tube Length 100.0mm 110.0mm 125.0mm 140.0mm
Head Angle 71.0° 71.0° 71.0° 71.0°
Seat Angle 73.0° 73.0° 73.0° 73.0°
Chain Stay Length 445.0mm 445.0mm 445.0mm 445.0mm
Fork Offset 45.0mm 45.0mm 45.0mm 45.0mm
BB Drop 65.0mm 65.0mm 65.0mm 65.0mm
Stem Length 75.0mm 75.0mm 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 400.0mm 400.0mm

* Measured Horizontally** Measured from Center

Technology: 2014 Talus Series


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.


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
Brakes Shimano BL-M395
Brake Levers Shimano
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
Colors Raleigh Blue
Note Specifications Subject to Change