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- Fantastic Maestro suspension
- Alloy and carbon frame options
- 29" and 27.5" Wheeled bikes
- Fewer 27.5" wheeled bikes for 2019
- Limited models compared to competitors
- Limited colour options
Discipline:Trail Mountain Bike
Usage:Trail and enduro riding
The Giant Trance sets out to be that one do-it-all mountain bike that can take you from weekend trail rides all the way to alpine adventures and enduro races without batting an eye.
Updated: 12th December 2018
The Trance fits perfectly in the Giant lineup as that mid-weight full suspension mountain bike to take on near any terrain. It’s the do-it-all trail bike that you’ll be happy hitting your local trails, riding XC loops, launching down enduro tracks. It’s quick and climbs efficiently, while descending capably. The Trance is a great all-rounder and is fun to ride on milder trails, as well as more challenging, steeper terrain.
Our Giant Trance review of the whole range includes 29ers as well as 27.5” bikes for 2019. There are now nine models in the range. At the top of the range are four carbon framed bikes: three Trance Advanced Pro 29ers, and one 27.5” wheeled Trance Advanced. Offering more affordable options there are two 29ers and three 27.5” wheeled bikes with alloy frames.
*Trance 29 2 size M tested, without pedals
While both the Trance - with 27.5” wheels - and the Trance 29 – with 29” wheels - are aimed at all-round trail riding, the geometry and suspension numbers are different. This is to offer the best on-the-trail performance for each wheel size. The 27.5” wheeled bikes have the same frame as last year with the same dialled but conventional geometry. The 29ers have a more progressive geometry with a slacker head angle for more stable ride, a steeper seat tube angle for more efficient climbing and short chainstays for a nimbler feel.
You have the choice of either carbon or alloy frames. The Trance Advanced Pro 29ers get a full Advanced-Grade carbon composite frame, while the Trance Advanced 27.5 has a carbon front triangle with an alloy rear end. The Trance 29er 2 & 1 and the Trance 3, 2 & 1 get ALUXX SL alloy frames, Giant’s lightest mountain bike alloy.
Every model in the Trance line-up comes with the same Advanced Forged Technology one-piece rocker, which is used to activate the rear shock. It’s super lightweight and stiff, offering greater strength and reducing the weight. Both the alloy and carbon frames get internal cable routing, including the dropper post, and Boost spacing in the rear for plenty of tyre clearance.
The Trance nails that all-around trail bike vibe with a very comfortable riding position that feels instantly natural. Flow Mountain Bike