2015 Giant

Trance 27.5 3

A 27.5″ aluminum frame full suspension trail bike with upper mid-range components.
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Manufacturer Price

$2,175
FrameAluminum
SuspensionFull, 140 / 140mm
ForkRockShox Sektor
ShockRockShox Monarch R
Wheels27.5″ Aluminum
Drivetrain2 × 10
GroupsetDeore
BrakesHydraulic Disc
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Gearing

A bike with lower gearing will be easier to ride up steep hills, while a higher top end means it will pedal faster down hills.

Lowest gear

(climbing)

28 mph

Trance 27.5 3

26 mph

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Highest gear

(descending)

Sizing
XS

5'1" – 5'6"

SM

5'4" – 5'9"

MD

5'7" – 6'0"

LG

5'10" – 6'3"

XL

6'0" – 6'5"

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Rider Fit Notes
  • 5'10", size MD, Just right
Reviews
Bicycling
Tested: Giant's Flow-alicious Trance Advanced 0

Oct 2016 · Mike Yozell

A popular trail model gets some extra downhill flow-ability

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Enduro Mountainbike Magazine
Giant Trance Advanced 1 Review

Oct 2015 · Daniel Schlicke

Searching for the best Trailbike? Read our group review and find out how the Giant Trance Advanced 1 performed compered to six others.

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Flow Mountain Bike
Flow's First Bite - Giant Trance Advanced 27.5 1

Oct 2015

Not an all-night dance party for really tall people, the Giant Trance could be the most popular all-mountain bike in Australia, and for good reason. Over the years we’ve seen the Trance move with the times, and for 2016 it is seriously on the ball. We’ve just received the Trance Advanced 27.5 1, the middle of …

Highs
  • A proven all-rounder gets a modern spec update.

  • Top level fork and shock.

  • Single-ring drivetrain with 11-42t cassette.

Lows
  • None at this stage.

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BIKE Magazine
Preview: Giant Trance Advanced 27.5 2

May 2015

There are carbon frames that cost nearly as much as this bike–Giant's least expensive carbon Trance. So what's the catch? Are the parts crap?

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MBR
Giant Trance Advanced 27.5 2 (2014) longterm review - MBR

Feb 2015 · Alan Muldoon

Giant Trance Advanced 27.5 2 review

Highs
  • Rock-solid durability and reliability meant that with even minimal servicing the Trance was always ready to go

  • Suspension is easy to set up and get to a good place, but there’s more potential in the shock tuning

  • Long, slack geometry makes it a very capable bike on more demanding trails

Lows
  • The Trance really needs a shorter stem and wider handlebar out of the box to support the capability of the frame and geometry

  • The Overdrive 2 tapered head tube — thankfully it’s been dropped on 2015 bikes as it severely limited stem choice

  • A carbon frame is nice, but eats massively into the budget and the finishing kit, wheels and suspension take a hit

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MTBR
Compare-O Bottom Line: Scalable Giant Trance Advanced 27.5 0 a lightweight, versatile winner

Feb 2014

The versatile Giant Trance Advanced 27.5 0 changes colors like a chameleon making it one of the most versatile bikes in our test. See how it does with the rest of the mountain here. - Mtbr.com

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Mountain Bike Action
Bike Test: Giant Trance Advanced 27.5 0

Feb 2014 · MBA Action

When Giant looked at the math and real-world trail analysis, they determined that the benefits of 27.5-inch wheels were profound enough to justify

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BikeRadar
Giant Trance Advanced 27.5 0 – long-term review

Jan 2014 · James Huang

The new Giant Trance Advanced 27.5 0 headlines the company’s huge commitment to mid-sized wheels. This latest flagship is stiff, fantastically light and handles brilliantly, but the rear suspension performance has taken a slight step backward from previous years.

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Geometry
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Specs
Build
Frame

ALUXX SL-grade aluminum, 5.5" Maestro suspension

BB StandardBB86/BB92, Press Fit

ColorCharcoal / Red

Fork

RockShox Sektor Silver TK Solo Air w/ 15mm thru-axle, OverDrive steerer, 140mm travel

Travel140mm

Spring TypeAir

Shock

RockShox Monarch R

Travel140mm

Spring TypeAir

Bottom Bracket

Shimano, Press fit

Stem

Giant Connect

Handlebar

Giant Connect, Low rise, 31.8mm

Saddle

Giant Contact, Upright

Seatpost

Giant Connect, 30.9mm

TypeRigid

Pedals

N/A

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

Shimano Deore, Shadow +

Front Derailleur

Shimano Deore

Crank

Shimano Deore, 24/38

Shifters

Shimano Deore

Cassette

Shimano HG50 11x36, 10-speed

Chain

KMC X10

Brakes

Shimano M395, Hydraulic disc, [F] 180mm, [R] 160mm

TypeHydraulic Disc

Brake Levers

Shimano M396

Wheels
Rims

Giant S-XC2, Double wall

Spokes

Stainless Steel, 14g

Front Hub

Giant Tracker Sport Disc, 32h, [F] 15mm axle, [R] 135x5mm QR

Rear Hub

Giant Tracker Sport Disc, 32h, [F] 15mm axle, [R] 135x5mm QR

Tires

Schwalbe Nobby Nic, Performance, 27.5x2.25, Wire bead

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