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Giant Trance 1 27.5" Mountain Bike 2018 - Full Suspension MTB

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Product Description

The Giant Trance 1 is a superb trail bike, built to be the best all-round bike to take on any mountain. The ALUXX alloy full sus frame is robust and lightweight, balancing strength and nimbleness perfectly. With 140mm rear and 150mm front travel, the Trance is capable of taking on near any downhill trail, while it can climb easily to the top with the SRAM Eagle 12 speed drivetrain. Fox suspension on both ends gives you excellent control.

Giant Trance review

Key Features:

  • ALUXX SL-Grade Aluminium, 140mm Maestro Suspension is lightweight and capable
  • Fox Float DPX2 Performance shock is superb at controlling the rear end
  • Fox 34 Float Performance Elite, 150mm Travel, FIT4 Dampe
  • SRAM GX Eagle 12 speed
  • SRAM Guide R [F] 180mm [R] 180mm, Hydraulic Disc
  • Giant TRX 1 27.5” Carbon WheelSystem
  • Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, X Large
  • Colours: Blue/Black
  • The Giant Trance 1 is available with 0% APR Finance

This is a trail bike that thrives in the most challenging conditions. The frameset is engineered with a lightweight yet super strong and stiff ALUXX SL aluminium frame with updated Maestro rear suspension featuring a trunnion-mount shock and Advanced Forged Composite rocker arm. The result: 140mm of smooth, active rear travel to conquer the roughest trails. Frame geometry is designed around its 27.5 wheels, which deliver both quickness and control on rugged terrain. It also comes with a 150mm suspension fork for even more confidence, making it perfect for technical terrain.

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  • Fully built & ready to ride
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  • Free delivery in the UK Mainland on a date that suits you

In the box with every Tredz bike is:

  • Free Tredz 9 key trail tool
  • Free Tredz pedal spanner
  • Free basic pedals
  • Tredz drawstring kit bag
  • 16 point quality control check sheet
  • Basic bike setup instructions
  • Free Cycle Plan insurance voucher (8 weeks)

Specification

Frame: ALUXX SL-Grade Aluminum, 140mm Maestro Suspension
Fork: Fox 34 Float Performance Elite, 150mm Travel, FIT4 Damper, Boost 15x110 KaBolt, Tapered Steerer
Rear Shock: Fox Float DPX2, Performance, Trunnion Mount
Stem: Giant Contact SL
Bars: Giant Contact SL Trail, 780mm
Front Brake: SRAM Guide R 180mm, Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake: SRAM Guide R 180mm, Hydraulic Disc
Brake Lever: SRAM Guide R
Rear Mech: SRAM GX Eagle
Shifters: SRAM GX Eagle
Speed: 12
Rims: Giant TRX 1 27.5" Carbon WheelSystem
Front Hub: Giant TRX Boost 15x110
Rear Hub: Boost 12x148, XD Driver Body
Spokes: Sapim Laser & Race
Front Tyre: Maxxis High Roller II 27.5x2.4", 60 TPI, 3C, EXO, TR, Tubeless, Folding
Rear Tyre: Maxxis High Roller II 27.5x2.4", 60 TPI, 3C, EXO, TR, Tubeless, Folding
Seat Post: NEW Giant Contact S Switch, Dropper post with Remote, 30.9mm
Chainset: TruVativ Descendent 6K Eagle, 32t
Bottom Bracket: SRAM GXP PressFit
Chain: SRAM GX Eagle
Cassette: SRAM GX Eagle, 10x50

Occasionally without notice, manufacturers sometimes change product specifications.

Giant Trance 1 27.5" Mountain Bike 2018 - Full Suspension MTB Reviews

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Overall Rating:
4.8
out of 5
4.83
Build Quality
5
Performance
5
Value For Money
4.5

Customer Reviews (2)

5
Trance 1

Great all rounder. Hit some technical down hill trails on the bike and it handled very well, soaked up the bumps and jumps. Brilliant gear set for every scenario. Made up with the value for money also.

Great all rounder. Hit some technical down hill trails on the bike and it handled very well, soaked up the bumps and jumps. Brilliant gear set for every scenario. Made up with the value for money also.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Giant trance 1 does what it says on the tin

Awesome all rounder climbs excellent more then capable of enduro and dh descents .top shelf components forks and shock for the money compared to the competition. It's the first giant I've had and won't be the last a big thumb's up

Awesome all rounder climbs excellent more then capable of enduro and dh descents .top shelf components forks and shock for the money compared to the competition. It's the first giant I've had and won't be the last a big thumb's up

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4.7 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 4/5

Trance Sizing

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Giant Trance Bike Sizing

See the table below to find the right size Giant Trance.

Inside leg / Height

26” / 66cm

27” / 69cm

28” / 71cm

29” / 74cm

30” / 76cm

31” / 79cm

32” / 81cm

33” / 84cm

34” / 86cm

35” / 89cm

36” / 91cm

37” / 94cm

5’3” / 160cm

 

 

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S

S

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5’4” / 163 cm

S

S

S

S

S

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5’5” / 165cm

S

S

S

S

S

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5’6” / 168cm

 

S

S

S

S

S

 

 

 

 

 

 

5’7” / 170cm

 

 

S

S

S

M

M

 

 

 

 

 

5’8” / 173cm

 

 

 

M

M

M

M

M

 

 

 

 

5’9” / 175cm

 

 

 

M

M

M

M

M

 

 

 

 

5’10” / 178cm

 

 

 

 

M

M

M

M

M

 

 

 

5’11” / 180cm

 

 

 

 

M

M

M

M

M

 

 

 

6’0” / 183cm

 

 

 

 

 

M

M

L

L

L

 

 

6’1” / 185cm

 

 

 

 

 

L

L

L

L

L

 

 

6’2” / 188cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

L

L

L

L

L

 

6’3” / 191cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

L

L

L

L

L

 

6’4” / 193cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L

L

XL

XL

XL

Read our bike size guide for more information on sizing.

Trance Bike Geometry

 

S

M

L

XL

SEAT TUBE LENGTH (mm)

380

431

482

507

SEAT TUBE ANGLE

73.5°

73.5°

73.5°

73.5°

TOP TUBE LENGTH (mm)

580

610

630

655

HEAD TUBE LENGTH (mm)

100

105

130

145

HEAD TUBE ANGLE

67.0°

67.0°

67.0°

67.0°

FORK RAKE (mm)

42

42

42

42

TRAIL (mm)

104

104

104

104

WHEELBASE (mm)

1129

1160

1183

1209

CHAIN STAY LENGTH (mm)

435

435

435

435

BOTTOM BRACKET DROP (mm)

15

15

15

15

STACK (mm)

587

591

614

628

REACH (mm)

406

435

448

469

STAND OVER HEIGHT (mm)

701

723

768

788

HANDLEBAR WIDTH (mm)

780

780

780

780

STEM LENGTH (mm)

50

50

50

60

CRANK LENGTH (mm)

170

175

175

175

WHEEL SIZE

27.5"

27.5"

27.5"

27.5"

Read our Mountain Bike Geometry Explained guide for more information on MTB geometry. 

 

Please note, all size information is provided as a guide - if you're unsure or need any further assistance you can call us on 01792 799508 ... we're happy to help!

Full Sus MTB Guide

 

Is a full-suspension mountain bike right for me?

If you’re new to the world of cycling, we highly recommend taking a look at our bike buying guide overview or our mountain bike buying guide to help you decide what type of bike is right for your needs.

When you’re choosing a full suspension mountain bike, there are a few things to look out for which can help you to work out the quality and performance you can expect from a particular model.


Suspension travel & usage

Depending on the type of mountain bike riding you’ll be doing, you may want to have longer or shorter suspension travel on your bike:

Travel

Usage

Pros

Cons

Up to 120mm

XC

Lightweight & efficient pedalling for long-distance rides

Short travel is less capable on rough & demanding trails with large jumps & drops

120 – 150mm

Trail

Lightweight, balance of climb-friendly efficiency & rough-descent capability

More weight than a shorter travel bike & less efficient climbing. Less capable on descents than a longer travel bike

150-180mm

Enduro

Capable of covering difficult & technical downhill sections. Wide enough gear range for climbing

Heavier & significantly less efficient at climbing compared to shorter travel bikes

180mm +

Downhill

Designed for highly technical & high-speed descents, with big drops and large jumps

Heavy, and inefficient at climbing. Limited gear range means most climbs will require pushing the bike


Frame material

Full-suspension MTB frames are mostly made from either aluminium or carbon fibre, with each material having its own benefits & drawbacks.

Aluminium

Aluminium is lightweight, stiff, strong, and easy to manufacture. Manufacturers often develop their own aluminium alloys, such as ALUXX by Giant. Aluminium is found on a wide range of bikes, from entry-level & enthusiast bikes, right the way up to top-spec racing bikes.

Carbon

Carbon fibre is lighter, stiffer, stronger, and more expensive than aluminium. The most affordable carbon bikes typically use medium strength carbon fibres, while the most expensive bikes use stronger ‘high modulus’ carbon. Carbon fibre frames are found on enthusiast-level bikes, right up to high-performance bikes designed for racing.


Groupset & drivetrain

A bike’s groupset, or drivetrain, is where the biggest difference in component quality is seen.
A complete groupset comprises of the following parts:

  • Chainset (aka Crankset)
  • Bottom bracket
  • Brakes
  • Brake levers
  • Shifters
  • Front & rear derailleur
  • Chain
  • Cassette
MTB Groupsets

Mountain bike groupset components are typically supplied by either Shimano or SRAM, with additional manufacturers like Formula, Hope, Magura, Tektro and TRP supplying brake systems. Shimano & SRAM both produce a range of groupsets to suit different budgets. The hierarchy table here compares the different Shimano & SRAM groupsets to determine which bikes offer the best performance.


Wheel size

You’ve probably noticed that a lot of mountain bikes come in a choice of wheel size, mainly a 27.5 inch wheel (also known as a 650B wheel) or a 29inch wheel (known as a 29er). Although there are still bikes which use 26 inch wheels, these are gradually being phased out on all but the smallest bikes. The difference between these wheel sizes can have a dramatic effect on the way a bike feels and handles out on the trail.

27.5in/650b Wheels

27.5inch wheels are smaller and lighter than 29er wheels, which makes them more agile and gives the bike a more responsive & playful nature. On the other hand, the smaller wheel size rolls less efficiently than the larger size, making the bike more prone to losing speed over rough ground and making it a little slower when climbing.

29er Wheels

29er wheels have a bigger rolling radius which makes them naturally smoother over rough ground. For this reason, a 29er mountain bike often requires less suspension travel than smaller wheeled alternatives. The downsides are an increase in weight, and the larger diameter wheels generate stronger gyroscopic forces, making the bike more stable, but less agile and responsive whilst manoeuvring.

26in Wheels

26 inch wheels were once the go-to wheel size on adult mountain bikes. However, they are now typically only found on the smallest frame sizes, and on junior bikes. 26 inch wheels are lightweight and give the bike very agile handling. The downsides to 26 inch wheels are their poor rolling resistance on rough ground, and the reduced contact patch due to the smaller wheel circumference.


Suspension components

Mountain bike suspension components (i.e. the fork or rear shock absorber) are also a way to identify the quality of a bike. While Fox and RockShox are the most common manufacturers, there are a number of brands producing suspension components for mountain bikes.

Entry level full suspension mountain bikes (up to approximately £1300) may come supplied with a fork & rear shock supplied by SR Suntour, X-Fusion or RockShox. These components will allow a limited amount of adjustment, including:

  • Coil spring preload / air spring pressure adjustment
  • Lockout switch
  • Rebound damping adjustment on models towards the top of the price range.

Mid-range & enthusiast bikes (up to approximately £3500) use components from brands including Fox, RockShox and Manitou. At this level, suspension components have features like:

  • Preload adjustment / air spring pressure adjustment
  • Rebound damping adjustment
  • Lockout switch
  • Multi-position ‘mode’ switch
  • Components towards the top end of the enthusiast price range may also feature compression damping adjustment as well.

Top of the range & competition spec bikes (over £3500) also use components from Fox, RockShox & Manitou, with a few select models using parts from Ohlins. At this price, suspension components have features including:

  • Coil spring preload adjustment / air spring pressure adjustment
  • High & low speed rebound damping adjustment
  • High & low speed compression damping adjustment
  • Lockout switch
  • Multi-position 'mode' switch
  • Advanced low-friction coatings (e.g. Fox’s golden-coloured Kashima coating)

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