2014 Talus Carbon Pro Frameset
2014 Talus Carbon Pro Frameset

2014 Talus Carbon Pro Frameset

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 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
Direct Connect frame construction with High Modulus carbon
Shimano 142x12 thru rear axle included

Size Guide: Talus 29

Geometry

Size
Seat Tube Length **
Standover Height
Top Tube Length *
Head Tube Length
Head Angle
Seat Angle
Chain Stay Length
Fork Offset
Stem Length
Handlebar Width
Crank Length
Seat Post Length

* 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
Frame Direct Connect Carbon, Tapered Headtube, E-Thru 12x142, Internal Cable Routing
Fork  
Headset FSA NO.42 ACB, 1-1/8-1.5" Integrated
Cranks  
Bottom Bracket  
F. Derailleur  
R. Derailleur  
Shifter  
Cogset  
Chain  
Brakes  
Brake Levers  
Front Hub  
Rear Hub Shimano SM-AX75 E-Thru 142x12 Axle
Spokes  
Rims  
Tires  
Handlebar  
Grips  
Stem  
Seatpost 34.9 Alloy Seat Clamp
Seat  
Colors Matte Carbon/Raleigh Blue
Note Specifications Subject to Change
Colors