Introduction

This guide will show how to remove, disassemble, and replace the chainrings from the crank arm on a Giant Talon 29er bicycle. The chainrings should be replaced when the chain starts to skip teeth while riding.

Parts

Push the chain tensioner towards the front of the bicycle to release the tension on the chain. Unroute the chain from the chainrings. Unroute the chain from the chainrings.
  • Push the chain tensioner towards the front of the bicycle to release the tension on the chain.

  • Unroute the chain from the chainrings.

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Remove the 8 mm Hex screw from the crank arm.
  • Remove the 8 mm Hex screw from the crank arm.

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Remove the crank arm and chainrings by pulling the crank arm away from the bicycle frame.
  • Remove the crank arm and chainrings by pulling the crank arm away from the bicycle frame.

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Remove the four 5 mm Hex screws that mount the crank arm to the chainrings.
  • Remove the four 5 mm Hex screws that mount the crank arm to the chainrings.

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Rotate the largest chainring 45 degrees in either direction. Remove the crank arm from the chainrings. Remove the crank arm from the chainrings.
  • Rotate the largest chainring 45 degrees in either direction.

  • Remove the crank arm from the chainrings.

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Conclusion

Reassemble your bicycle with the new chainrings by following these instructions in reverse order.

Ben Frisbie

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