In Greek mythology, Talos was a giant bronze automaton forged by the divine smith Hephaestus. He was given the task of defending the island of Crete, and so circled it three times a day. Upon seeing invaders, he would hurl huge boulders at their ships, or make himself red hot in fire, and embrace them when they came ashore.
The Myth Cycles Talos frame is our big 29er, short chainstay, aggressive trail slaying machine. The bent seat tube and signature chainstay yoke allow you to run up to a 29 x 3.0 tire and up to a 32t chainring with a 1×12 drivetrain. With huge rollover and aggressive, modern geometry, Talos is a great option for singletrack bikepacking trips like the Colorado Trail. A high bottom bracket makes it a very versatile frame as well, working great with anything from a 2.6 to 3.0 tire. It’s available as a frame only or as a complete bike. And like all our bikes, it’s made right here in Durango, CO.
The Myth Cycles Loopstay yoke is what makes all of this possible. Fitting a 29 plus tire next to a chainring at Boost chainline is no easy task. We’ve developed an aesthetic solution to this complex problem. It gives you room to run a 29 x 3.00 tire on a 40mm rim and a chainring up to 32 teeth. All at a 418mm effective chainstay length. That’s something you won’t find just anywhere.
New for 2021: Sliding dropouts and stealth dropper routing are now standard!
- Paragon Sliding dropouts
- Stealth dropper routing
- Brazed-on stainless steel headbadge
- Clearance for 29 x 3.0 tires on a 40mm rim
- 73mm BSA threaded bottom bracket
- 31.6 seatpost
- 148×12 Boost rear end
- 67° head tube angle
- 418mm effective chainstay length
- Loopstay signature chainstay yoke
- Full length housing cable routing
- Triple bottle bosses below downtube
- Bolt in frame bag bosses
- Powder coat upgrades
- Seatstay belt splitter
We build with Reynolds 853 heat-treated air-hardening steel. Reynolds makes the worlds finest butted tubing, with the most profiles available from any manufacturer. Their commitment to the bike industry matches our own, and we’re proud to be partnered with them and using their incredible products.
What we don’t make ourselves we source from the best machine shop in the industry; Paragon Machine Works. Their commitment to American manufacturing and high quality products make them a perfect source for our critical frame components such as dropouts, headtubes, and bottom bracket shells.
Choose a Color
Part of ordering a Myth bike frame is ordering it in the color of your choice. When you order a bike, you get to choose from any of our custom powder coat options, and your frame is coated for you right here in house.
- Check out our Colors page to see what’s currently in stock!
Talos was designed for riders who want to use the 29 x 2.6 to 3.0 platform as a hard-charging aggressive trail bike. It has 423mm chainstays (418 effective) for a lively, agile feel with those large wheels and a steeper seat tube angle to improve climbing. It has a slightly higher bottom bracket which gives you flexibility in what tire size you’d like to run while also clearing those rock gardens on grinding ascents. All this adds up to one of the most progressive and versatile frames around for this wheel size.
Talos frame: $1999.00
Seatstay belt splitter: 100.00
Bolt-in framebag bosses: 100.00
Single solid tone: Included in base price
Illusion color upgrade: 100.00
Bi-color upgrade: 150.00
Illusion bi-color upgrade: 200.00
Components are available to add to any frame order from as little as a headset to any full build kit you can imagine. Just let us know what components you’re interested in and we’ll add them to your order.
Any Talos frame can be customized with certain features.
-Singlespeed only cable routing
-Triple braze-ons below DT left off
-Stealth dropper routing left off
If you’re interested in ordering a Talos, please check out our Ordering Page.