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 elevated drive side chainstay (or E-stay) allow you to run 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 E-stay, or elevated chainstay, is the result of wanting honest-to-goodness 29 x 3.0 inch tires with super short chainstays. To fit such a large tire in such a small space, we found that it was best to just get the chainstay up and out of the way. This solution is time-intensive to manufacture, but we feel that it’s worth the extra work. The frame also doesn’t gain weight from a machined yoke in the BB area.
- Clearance for 29 x 3.0 tires on a 45mm rim
- 73mm BSA threaded bottom bracket
- 31.6 seatpost
- 148×12 Boost rear end
- 67.5° head tube angle
- E-stay elevated drive side chainstay
- Super-stealth dropper routing (enters at top of down tube)
- Full length cable housing
- Triple bottle bosses below downtube
- Optional bolt-in framebag bosses
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 short 423mm chainstays 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, and a 67.5° head angle that handles very well with this wheel size.
(Geometry chart coming soon)
Talos frame: $1399.00
Each Talos frame can be ordered with add-on features. In certain circumstances, this may increase the lead time of a frame.
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 ready to order a Talos frame or complete bike, please contact us directly by using our Contact form and we will respond to your message right away.