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 29plus specific, 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. It’s available as a frame only or as a complete bike.
The Talos is built with Vari-Wall seamless tubing. Vari-Wall has been manufacturing bike frame tubes for more than 20 years out of their Columbiana, Ohio location. Their commitment to American manufacturing and high quality products make them a perfect source for our frame tubing. Most of the frame components such as dropouts and head tubes are sourced from another American manufacturer, Paragon Machine Works in Richmond, CA.
The Myth Cycles chainstay 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. We call it the Loopstay. 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.
- Clearance for 29 x 3.0 tires on a 40mm rim
- 73mm BSA threaded bottom bracket
- 31.6 seatpost
- 148×12 Boost rear end
- 67.5° head tube angle
- 418mm effective chainstay length
- Loopstay signature chainstay yoke
- Full length cable housing
- Triple bottle bosses below downtube
- Optional sliding dropout upgrade
- Optional stealth seatpost routing upgrade
- Optional bolt-in framebag bosses upgrade
Choose a Color
Part of ordering a Myth bike frame is ordering it in the color of your choice. When you order a Talos, you get to choose from any of our custom powdercoat colors, 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+ 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 to run down to a 29 x 2.6 tire. Talos has longer reach numbers and a slacker head tube angle than are typically found on 29+ bikes. All this adds up to one of the most progressive frames around for this wheel size.
Talos frame: $1399.00
Each Talos frame can be ordered with add-on features:
Slider or Rocker dropouts: 100.00
Stealth Dropper routing: 100.00
Bolt-in framebag bosses: 100.00
Double color powder coat: 150.00
|Shimano SLX/Rockshox Yari||Sram GX Eagle/Rockshox Pike|
|Frame||Talos 29+||Talos 29+|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40||Cane Creek 40|
|Fork||Rockshox Yari 29+, 120mm||Rockshox Pike 29+, 120mm|
|Wheelset||Sun Ringle Duroc 40 Expert||DT Swiss 350/WTB Scraper i40|
|Crankset||Shimano SLX, 30T||SRAM GX Eagle 30t|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano SM-BB52||SRAM GXP|
|Drivetrain||Shimano SLX||SRAM GX Eagle 1×12|
|Brakes/Rotors||Shimano Deore||Shimano SLX|
|Front tire||WTB Ranger 29 x 3.0||Maxxis DHF 29 x 3.0|
|Rear tire||WTB Ranger 29 x 3.0||Maxxis Chronicle 29 x 3.0|
|Stem||Raceface Aeffect 35||Raceface Aeffect 35|
|Handlebars||Raceface Aeffect 35 x 780mm||Raceface Aeffect 35 x 780mm|
|Seatpost||KS eTen i dropper||KS LEV Integra|
|Saddle||WTB Volt Comp 142||WTB Volt Race 142|
|Grips||ESI Chunky silicone||ESI Chunky Silicone|
If you’re interested in ordering a Talos frame or complete bike, please contact us directly by using our Contact form and we will respond to your message right away. For information on submitting a deposit or lead times, visit our Frame Deposit & Lead Times page.