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Giant Trance 2 29er Mountain Bike 2019 - Full Suspension MTB

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Faster and more fun. The Giant Trance 29er 2 is a mountain bike that takes the Trance full suspension platform to the next level. With the progressive geometry and Maestro suspension system this bike feels like it has more than the 115mm of rear wheel travel when you need it most. Capable enough for challenging descents yet nimble enough to make mellower trails fun, the Trance 29er is a bike that opens up new MTB possibilities.

Key Features:

  • ALUXX SL-Grade Aluminium frame is robust and lightweight
  • Fox Performance DPS shock controls the 115mm of rear suspension travel
  • Fox 34 Performance fork offers 130mm of plush suspension travel
  • SRAM NX Eagle 1x12 speed drivetrain for a massive 500% gear range
  • SRAM Guide hydraulic disc brakes for confident stopping power
  • Giant XCT 29, tubeless ready wheelset
  • Dropper post to make the most of every trail section
  • Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, X Large
  • Colours: Metallic Blue
  • Weight: 13.85kg / 30lb 1oz (size Medium tested)
  • The Giant Trance 29er 2 is available with 0% APR finance

 Giant Trance Review

Be your best on the most challenging trails. Climb technical steep banks and rail descents with confidence and speed. This all-new alloy-framed 29er features re-engineered rear suspension and progressive geometry to help you up your game.

29er confidence and control: Larger 29-inch diameter wheels roll over rugged terrain with balance and stability giving you the momentum to tackle technical climbs and the confidence to fly on fast, rugged singletrack descents.

Latest suspension tech: Updated Maestro rear suspension features a trunnion mount shock with a longer stroke and smoother feel. With 115mm of full rear travel (and 130mm up front), it has the new Advanced Forged Composite upper rocker arm for increased stiffness and strength ensuring a lower overall frame weight.

Trail-tuned chassis: The lightweight and durable ALUXX SL aluminium frameset features updated geometry, including an aggressive 66.5-degree head tube angle and 74.5-degree seat tube angle, plus a 44mm fork offset. The result is agile and efficient climbing capabilities plus added control for high-speed descents.

ALUXX SL Aluminium Technology

This high-performance level, state-of-the-art Aluminium material is made predominantly from 6011 alloy and delivers best-in-class strength-to-weight ratios. These framesets also feature unique welding technologies for a high-performance ride quality.

Advanced Forged Composite Technology

A state-of-the-art high-pressure moulding process is used to produce complex-shaped carbon fibre components that are lighter, stiffer and stronger than similar components made from aluminium. This technology is used in critical performance parts such as Maestro Suspension rocker links.

Maestro Suspension Technology

Four strategically positioned pivot points and two linkages all work together to create a single floating pivot for the most active, efficient and independent suspension system on the trail.

OverDrive

Giant’s original oversized fork steerer tube technology. Designed to provide precise front-end steering performance, the system’s oversized headset bearings (1 1/4” lower and 1 1/8” upper for road, 1 1/2” lower and 1 1/8” upper for mountain) and tapered steerer tube work in conjunction to provide optimal steering stiffness.

All Tredz bikes are:

  • Fully built & ready to ride
  • Fully checked & tested by Cytech qualified mechanics
  • Available with 0% APR finance (up to 48 months) on any basket over £99
  • UK price match guarantee
  • 365 day no hassle returns
  • 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, 115mm travel
Fork:Fox 34 Float Rhythm, 130mm travel, GRIP2 Damper, Boost 15x110mm QR, tapered steerer
Rear Shock:Fox Float DPS Performance, trunnion mount
Stem:Giant Contact SL 35
Bars:Giant Contact, 780x35mm, 20mm rise
Front Brake:SRAM Guide T 180mm, hydraulic disc
Rear Brake:SRAM Guide T 180mm, hydraulic disc
Brake Lever:SRAM Guide T
Rear Mech:SRAM NX Eagle
Shifters:SRAM NX Eagle, 1x12
Speed:12
Rims:Giant XCT 29, tubeless ready, sleeve-joint rim, 25mm inner width
Front Hub:Giant Tracker Performance Boost 15x110mm, sealed bearing
Rear Hub:Giant Tracker Performance Boost 12x148, sealed bearing
Spokes:Sapim
Front Tyre:Maxxis Minion DHF 29x2.3, 60 tpi, EXO, TR, tubeless
Rear Tyre:Maxxis Minion DHF 29x2.3, 60 tpi, EXO, TR, tubeless
Seat Post:Giant Contact Switch dropper post with remote lever, 30.9mm
Saddle:Giant Contact Neutral
Chainset:TruVativ Descendent 6k Eagle Dub, Boost, 30
Bottom Bracket:SRAM GXP Dub Press Fit
Chain:SRAM NX Eagle
Cassette:SRAM NX Eagle, 11x50
Pedals:Not Included

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Trance 29" Sizing

Trance 29" Sizing 

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

Inside Leg (Inches) Vs Rider Height (Feet & Inches)

26”

27”

28”

29”

30”

31”

32”

33”

34”

35”

36”

37”

5’ 3”

 

 

S

S

S

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5’ 4”

S

S

S

S

S

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5’ 5”

S

S

S

S

S

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5’ 6”

 

S

S

S

S

S

 

 

 

 

 

 

5’ 7”

 

 

S

S

S

M

M

 

 

 

 

 

5’ 8”

 

 

 

M

M

M

M

M

 

 

 

 

5’ 9”

 

 

 

M

M

M

M

M

 

 

 

 

5’ 10”

 

 

 

 

M

M

M

M

M

 

 

 

5’ 11”

 

 

 

 

M

M

M

M

M

 

 

 

6’ 0”

 

 

 

 

 

M

M

L

L

L

 

 

6’ 1”

 

 

 

 

 

L

L

L

L

L

 

 

6’ 2”

 

 

 

 

 

 

L

L

L

L

L

 

6’ 3”

 

 

 

 

 

 

L

L

L

L

L

 

6’ 4”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L

L

XL

XL

XL

Read our bike size guide for more information on sizing.

 

Trance 29" Geometry

 

M

L

XL

Seat Tube Length

431

482

507

Seat Tube Angle

74.5

74.5

74.5

Top Tube Length

612

632

652

Head Tube Length

110

110

120

Head Tube Angle

66.5

66.5

66.5

Fork Rake

44

44

44

Trail

117

117

117

Wheelbase

1176

1196

1218

Chain Stay Length

435

435

435

Bottom Bracket Drop

35

35

35

Stack

613

613

622

Reach

442

462

480

Stand Over Height

740

761

785

Handlebar Width

780

780

780

Stem Length

40

50

60

Crank Length

175

175

175

Wheel Size

29”

29”

29”

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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What's In The Box

What's In The Box

As cyclists ourselves, we know you will be keen to get out on your new bike as soon as possible. That's why we provide you with all the essential kit you need to get your shiny new bike rolling for the first time.

Most bikes don't come with pedals as standard so we include a set of basic pedals, free of charge with every bike we send out. We will also provide you with a pedal spanner to fit them and a 9-key trail tool, along with full instructions for setting your bike up out of the box. Each bike is sent out with a 16 point, quality control check sheet so you can be confident that your bike has been fully checked by our qualified mechanics.

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All these items are provided at no extra charge and are packed into a Tredz drawstring bag that doubles up as a handy backpack for carrying your ride essentials.

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