2021 Giant Trance Jr 26

A 26″ aluminum frame mountain youth bike with upper mid-range components and hydraulic disc brakes, priced near the low end of the Trance model range. Compare the full range

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2021 Giant Trance Jr 26
MSRP$2,500
SuspensionFull
Travel120mm rear, 120mm front
Framealuminum
ForkRockShox Recon Silver RL
Wheels26″
Tires2.35"
GroupsetSX Eagle
BrakesHydraulic Disc
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Trance Jr 26

23 mph

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Reviews

February 2022

MBR
Giant Trance Advanced Pro 29 1 review - MBR

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 »

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December 2021

Pinkbike
Field Test Review: 2022 Giant Trance Advanced Pro 1 - Eat, Pray, Live Valve?

The new Trance recieves updated geometry, along with version 1.5 of Fox's Live Valve suspension system.

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December 2021

Mountain Flyer
Giant Launches Updated Version Of Its Popular Trance Advanced Pro 29

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!

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June 2021

Bicycling
Giant’s Trance X Advanced 29 Trail Bike Might Be the Ideal Trail Bike for Most Riders

This outstanding value pops with energy.

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April 2021

Beta
The Beta Tests - Giant Trance X Advanced Pro 29 0

The “better mousetrap” theory is tested in the Trance X 29. Spry handling and burly intent meet a mess of ones and zeros in FOX Live Valve

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January 2021

BikeRadar
Matthew’s Giant Trance E+ 1 Pro long-term review

The Trance isn't the most playful of bikes, but it's still a whole lot of fun and it doesn't have any obvious omissions in its spec

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January 2021

ENDURO Mountainbike Magazine
Reviewing the GIANT Trance X Advanced PRO 1 - An eXtra helping of fun!

With the Trance X Advanced, GIANT present their latest, 29", 150/135 mm travel do-it-all trail bike. We put it to the test.

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November 2020

Mountain Bike Action
Mountain Bike Action Bike Test: Giant Trance X Advanced Pro 29 0

Classic roots meet future integration

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Geometry

Sizing
One Size

4'9" – 5'5"


Specs
Build
Frame

ALUXX SL-Grade Aluminum, 120mm Maestro suspension

ColorBlack / Red

Fork

RockShox Recon Silver RL, 15x110mm 120mm, with remote lockout

Rear Shock

RockShox Deluxe Select+

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB, press fit

Stem

forged alloy Ahead, 50mm

Handlebar

Giant Connect, 690mm

Saddle

Giant

Seatpost

alloy, single-bolt, 30.9x350

Pedals

N/A

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

SRAM SX Eagle

Front Derailleur

N/A

Crank

SRAM SX DUB, 32t

Shifters

SRAM SX Eagle

Cassette

SRAM SX Eagle, 11x50

Chain

SRAM SX Eagle

Brakes

Shimano BL-M201, hydraulic disc

Brake Levers

Shimano

Wheels
Rims

Giant AM 26, sleeve-joint, 30mm inner width

Spokes

stainless, 14g

Front Hub

Giant Disc, 28h, [F] Boost 110x15mm, [R] Boost 148x12mm

Rear Hub

Giant Disc, 28h, [F] Boost 110x15mm, [R] Boost 148x12mm

Tires

[F]Maxxis Minion DHF 26x2.35, [R]Maxxis Ikon 26x2.35

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