A 27.5″ aluminum frame full suspension trail bike with upper mid-range components.
|Reported Weight||33.4 lbs|
|Suspension||Full, 140 / 150mm|
|Fork||RockShox 35 Gold RL|
|Shock||Fox Float DPS Performance|
|Drivetrain||1 × 12|
For This Bike
Based on frame geometry and build specs.
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.
Based on build material and quality level of the frame, fork, wheelset, groupset, suspension system, and more.
5'4" – 5'9"
5'6" – 6'0"
5'10" – 6'3"
6'1" – 6'6"
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Nov 2022 · Ron Koch
Giant’s updated Trance Advanced Pro 1 is impressive, especially considering the previous Trance didn’t seem to leave much to be desired.
Apr 2022 · Ben Haworth
Giant Trance Advanced Pro 29 1 is reviewed by Benji in The Big Short bike grouptest in issue 142 of Singletrack World.
Feb 2022 · Alan Muldoon
Fox Live Valve equipped bikes have always demanded a premium. And while that’s unlikely to change any time soon, the recent introduction of the new Giant Trance Advanced Pro 29 1 sporting Fox Performance Elite level suspension makes it the most affordable Live Valve bike to date. Does the addition of this clever suspension kit give it the edge over the best full-suspension mountain bikes? But make no mistake, this isn’t a dumbed down version of Fox’s electronic suspension system designed to hit a price point. With the addition of Bluetooth connectivity, Live Valve 1.5 opens up a raft of fine tuning options with the dedicated Live Valve app. Other key updates include a reduction in the decline angle at which the suspension becomes active, increased timer duration so the suspension can stay open for longer, and a reduction in the threshold needed to activate the suspension. All positive changes then. Possibly the biggest difference with Live Valve 1.5 though, is that the closed setting is no longer a full lockout, where Fox now refers to it as firm mode. But enough about the electronics. Built around 29in wheels, the full Advanced composite frame of the new Trance delivers 120mm of rear wheel travel. And unlike most bikes we measure, Giant’s precision construction techniques give you every last millimetre from its longstanding Maestro twin-link suspension system. Designed around a 130mm travel fork, the latest Trance has geometry fitting of a short-travel shredder. With the flip-chip in the upper rocker link set to the low position, the Trance has a 65.5º head angle, low slung 330mm BB height and a pretty standard 440mm chainstay length. Reach on the size L is 471mm, so the bike is long-ish without being overly stretched. It’s available in four frame sizes, and if the idea of having a microprocessor adjusting your suspension on-the-fly seems like a dystopian nightmare, Giant offers options below and above the Trance Advanced Pro 29 1 with conventional suspension components. One final addition to the latest Trance Advanced frame is integrated down tube storage. A small switch on the hatch makes it a cinch to use, but the reinforced cutaway in the down tube is pretty narrow, so there’s an increased risk of stuffing something into your frame and not being able to get it out. In that respect it’s much closer in design to Trek’s Bits system than Specialized’s SWAT design, which is the original glove box and the still the best system we’ve used. Suspension Sensors on the back of the brake arch on the Fox 34 fork and at the rear dropout relay information in real time to the Controller, the little box under the top tube of the Trance. The controller contains the microprocessor, firmware and a 3-axis accelerometer for pitch detection. It’s also where the battery that powers the system attaches. Based on feedback from all of the sensors, Live Valve toggles the damping in the fork and shock independently between two settings: open and firm. …Continue reading »
Dropping the chain and constant chain suck
Dec 2021 · Robin Weaver
If you rate fun over flat-out speed, the new Trance X 1 is a seriously capable bike that manages to straddle the line between trail bike and enduro machine and is certainly worth checking out
Suspension easy to set up
Solid spec for the cash
Fox 36 adjustment won’t necessarily work for lighter riders
Could benefit from using mixed wheel sizes
Dec 2021 · Ian Collins
Upon fully revising the Trance 29, the folks at Giant were kind enough to send us a sample in the Advanced Pro 1 level spec for testing
For as long as we can remember the Trance has been Giant’s do-it-all trail bike and whilst the platform has been constantly evolving over the years it’s never really been a bike that would set your heart racing with excitement… until now! Fresh for 2022 Giant have completely redesigned every square inch of the new Trance and in doing so they created a bike with super charged trail performance. Gone is the appearance of a skinny little XC bike, and […]
Dec 2021 · Henry Quinney
The new Trance recieves updated geometry, along with version 1.5 of Fox's Live Valve suspension system.
In frame storage
Live Valve (for riders who prioritize climbing)
Heavy compared to other bikes in this category
Live Valve (for riders who prioritize descending)
Giant rolls out revamped Trance Advanced Pro 29 with new trail bike features including more travel, adjustable geometry, internal frame storage and a whole lot more. Here's our first look!
Oct 2023 · Jerome Loo
hard to clean in the little spot and crevases
great bike fun playful good for jumps very plush suspension decently powerful brakes and capable amout of travel
high roller not the best tires but they work chain stay protector could get bigger and chain comes of alot just get a chain guide
Nov 2023 · PinkCrayfish941
amazing bike especially for the price. good jumper and super playful. wheels are good for a housemade wheel. love the bike and super light. the large
super capable bike and with a bit extra air in the suspension i am able to send 15-20 foot gaps with no issues. Great on steep decencts and a very strong climber.
cleaning sucks- the matte paint collects dust super easy and all the nooks collect dirt super easy. The headtube angle is a bit steep for a 150/140 but it doesnt really feel like it when decending.
ALUXX SL-Grade Aluminum, 140mm Maestro suspension
RockShox 35 Gold, 150mm, Boost 15x110 QR, tapered, custom tuned for Giant
Fox Float DPS Performance, 185/52.5, custom tuned for Giant
Praxis, press fit
Giant Connect Trail, 31.8
Giant Contact Switch dropper post with remote, 30.9
Shimano Deore, Shadow+
Praxis Cadet Boost, 30t
Shimano Deore, 12-speed, 10x51
Shimano MT420 hydraulic 4-piston, 180mm
Type: Hydraulic Disc
Giant AM 27.5 wheelset, alloy, 30mm inner
Shimano Boost [F] 15x110 [R] 12x148, sealed bearing
Shimano Boost [F] 15x110 [R] 12x148, sealed bearing
[F] Maxxis High Roller II, tubeless, 27.5x2.5, WT, 3C, EXO, TR [R] Maxxis High Roller II, tubeless, 27.5x2.4, 3C, EXO, TR