Free from mechanical problems, the Talus is one of the top-quality 29er carbon fiber hardtail bikes released by Raleigh for 2012. Raleigh has loaded the Talus with state-of-the-art specs including Fox 32 F100 15mm QR, 3×10 SRAM XO, Easton cockpit and Easton EXC90 carbon-rimmed wheels.
Using a Direct Connect Evolution frame design, the top, down, and head tubes of this 29er hardtail bike are molded as a single piece while the other tubes are carbon welded, cut, and mitered. Other features include internal cable routing, the rear brake hose, and a decent clearance from the stays.
Another nice touch of the bike is the color-coordinated Avid XX two-piece rotors. Regardless of its huge bottom bracket junction, the 2012 Raleigh Talus 29er Carbon Fiber Mountain Bike adheres to a customary outboard BB.