2018 Giant Trance 2

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

2018 Giant Trance 2
MSRP$2,890
Spec Level
SuspensionFull
Travel140mm rear, 150mm front
FrameAluminum
ForkFox Rhythm Float 34
Wheels27.5″ Aluminum
Drivetrain1 × 11
GroupsetSLX
BrakesHydraulic Disc
SeatpostDropper
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Gearing

1 × 11 — 11 speed

Trance 2

22 mph

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26 mph

The Trance 2 is easier to ride up hills than similar bikes.

The Trance 2 won‘t keep up with similar bikes while riding downhill or sprinting.


Reviews
off.road.cc
Giant Trance 29 3 review

The Giant Trance 29 3 is a sprightly cross-country weapon made for mile munching and groomed singletrack. It quickly runs out of travel when the going gets rough, though, and some of the spec choices of this base level model are a bit under par.

Dec 2019Read Review

Electric Bike Review
Giant Trance E+ 1 Pro Review

Price: $5565.00 | Model Year: 2019 | A beautiful full-suspension electric mountain bike with quality components, excellent warranty and dealer support, and four frame sizes to accommodate riders of all sizes

  • A beautiful full-suspension electric mountain bike with quality components, excellent warranty and dealer support, and four frame sizes to accommodate riders of all sizes

  • Color-matched components look great along with the seamless downtube integration of the battery and internally routed cabling

  • Huge range of 11 to 50 teeth on a 1x12 SRAM drivetrain, proprietary Giant SyncDrive Pro mid-drive motor and powerful SRAM Code R hydraulic disc brakes

  • Battery charging port is in the path of the left crank arm, and charging the battery off the bike requires a separate dongle that could get lost

Nov 2019Read Review

Enduro Mountainbike Magazine
Giant Trance 29 2 in review

Christoph Bayer

The Giant Trance 29 2 is the perfect example to prove that we can no longer categorise bikes just by the length of their travel.

  • Lots of fun on flowing trails

  • Super agile, lively handling with a lot of pop

  • Good value for money

  • Short travel (not enough for rough trails)

  • Brakes lack power and reliability

  • Poor quality finish

May 2019Read Review

EMTB Forums
2019 Giant Trance E+ 2 Pro Review

Knut

PRICE€4.599MODELGiant Trance E+ 2MOTORGiant Syncdrive ProOur Score4 The new Trance E+ with the frame integrated battery is a good looking bike. It replaces the old Giant Full-E, and geometry wise it’s quite different. The Trance E+ frame is both longer and lower, and the head angle is slacker. Thankfully they’ve made the seat tube shorter, so finally I can use the size L frame with a 125mm dropper post. I was a bit surprised to see a 7mm increase of …

Nov 2018Read Review

NSMB
Interview: Giant's Aggressive Trance 29 Trail Bike with Kevin Dana

Giant's Senior Global Category Manager, Kevin Dana, gets grilled on the new Trance 29 in a gondola…

Aug 2018Read Review

MTB Mag
[First Ride] The New Giant Trance 29

Francesco Mazza

Giant just presented the seventh generation of its bread and butter trail bike, with which the Taiwanese brand returns to the 29″ wheel format. For 2019, the new Trance 29, joins the current 27.5″ Trance as the result of 2 years of development and in addition to the larger wheel diameter, offers several updates that we will discover in this article. We were at the official presentation of Trance 29 that took place in Italy, more precisely in Santa Caterina di Valfurva, during which we had the opportunity to test it in two days of intense riding on the alpine trails of the

Aug 2018Read Review

MTBR
2019 Giant Trance 29er launched

Giant Bicycles launched the all-new line of Trance 29er to its 2019 lineup of full-suspension trail bikes. - Mtbr.com

Aug 2018Read Review

Bicycling
Giant's Trance 29 Is the Trail Bike You Wanted

Louis Mazzante

This new short-travel 29er is one of the models redefining what a trail bike can do.

Aug 2018Read Review


Geometry

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"

🐐 Estimated


Specs
Build
Frame

ALUXX SL-grade aluminum, Advanced forged composite upper rocker, 140mm Maestro suspension

BB StandardBB86/BB92, Press Fit

ColorsMatte Grey / Neon Yellow/green; Satin Neon Red / Black

Fork

Fox 34 Rhythm, GRIP Damper, Boost, OverDrive, 150mm travel

Rear Shock

Fox Float Performance, Trunnion mount

Bottom Bracket

Shimano, Press fit

Headset

Integrated OverDrive sealed cartridge bearing

Stem

Giant Connect

Handlebar

Giant Connect Trail

Saddle

Giant Contact, Neutral

Seatpost

Giant Contact Switch, dropper, 30.9mm

Pedals

N/A

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

Shimano SLX

Front Derailleur

N/A

Crank

Shimano SLX, 30T

Shifters

Shimano SLX

Cassette

Shimano SLX 11x46, 11-Speed

Chain

KMC X11-1

Chain Guide

N/A

Brakes

Shimano SLX, hydraulic disc, 180mm

Brake Levers

Shimano SLX

Wheels
Rims

Giant XC-1 Disc, Tubeless

Spokes

Sapim Race, 14/15g

Front Hub

Giant Performance Tracker, sealed bearing, Boost

Rear Hub

Giant Performance Tracker, sealed bearing, Boost

Tires

Maxxis High Roller II, 27.5x2.4, EXO, Tubeless, 60 TPI

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