A 29″ carbon frame full suspension trail bike with high-end components, priced near the middle of the Trance model range. Compare the full range
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|Travel||135mm rear, 150mm front|
|Fork||Fox Performance Elite Float 36|
|Drivetrain||1 × 12|
|Groupset||GX Eagle, Truvativ Descendant|
1 × 12 — 12 speed
Trance X Advanced Pro 29 1
The Trance X Advanced Pro 29 1 is easier to ride up hills than similar bikes.
The Trance X Advanced Pro 29 1 is geared about the same as similar bikes for riding downhill.
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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 »
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!
This outstanding value pops with energy.
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
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.
Classic roots meet future integration
The new Giant Trance X has relatively quick handling and enough travel to take aggressive riding on challenging terrain.
While these are still early impressions, it's an exciting new trail bike that’s eager to cover ground quickly and feels incredibly efficient thanks to the Fox Live Valve system. You’ll need to take some time trying to quieten that cable rattle down though
5'4" – 5'9"
5'6" – 6'0"
5'10" – 6'3"
6'1" – 6'6"
Advanced-Grade Composite front and rear triangles, 135mm Maestro suspension, flip chip
Color: Carbon Smoke / Metallic Black/chrome
Fox 36 Performance Elite, 150mm, GRIP2 damper, 15x110 Kabolt, 44mm offset, custom tuned for Giant
Fox Float DPX2 Performance, 185/55, custom tuned for Giant
SRAM DUB, press fit
Giant Contact SL 35
Giant Contact SLR Trail, composite, 35
Giant Romero SL, SST rails
Giant Contact Switch dropper with remote, 30.9
SRAM GX Eagle
Truvativ Descendent 6k Eagle, DUB Boost, 30t
SRAM GX Eagle
SRAM XG-1275 Eagle, 12-speed, 10x52
SRAM NX Eagle
SRAM G2 R hydraulic (F:200mm, R:180mm)
SRAM G2 R
Giant TRX-2 29 WheelSystem, 30mm inner
Giant TRX-2 29 WheelSystem, DBL technology
Giant TRX-2 29 WheelSystem, Boost
Giant TRX-2 29 WheelSystem, Boost
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