2022 Giant Trance X Advanced, Pro 29 1

A 29″ carbon frame electronic full suspension trail bike with high-end components.

2022 Giant Trance X Advanced, Pro 29 1
MSRP$7,000
Spec Level
SuspensionFull, Electronic
Travel135mm rear, 150mm front
FrameCarbon
ForkFox Factory Float 36
Wheels29″ Carbon
Drivetrain1 × 12
GroupsetGX Eagle, Truvativ Descendant
BrakesHydraulic Disc
SeatpostDropper
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Gearing

1 × 12 — 12 speed

Trance X Advanced, Pro 29 1

26 mph

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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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Reviews
Revolution Mountain Bike Magazine
[R]eviewed // Giant Trance E+ X 1 ‘alloy’

Oct 2022

The latest generation Trance X E+ range comes out swinging with a ton of new features and performance upgrades over the previous versions and one of the things that is really notable on the new bike is how beautifully integrated and ‘clean looking’ its appearance is. The bike now features an LED information display seamlessly integrated into the toptube and there’s a new ‘super compact’ controller for switching through the various power modes. Would you say Giant have really upped […]

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BikeRadar
Giant Trance Advanced Pro 29 1 review

Robin WeaverAug 2022

A capable bike on the descents and the Live Valve system helps to boost efficiency, even if it does add cost and complication

Pros
  • Good geometry

  • Very capable considering the travel figures

  • Live Valve boosts efficiency

Cons
  • Live Valve adds complication (along with extra cabling)

  • Fork not particularly forgiving

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E-Mountainbike Magazine
GIANT Trance X E+1 2022 in our 2022 budget eMTB group test – The best 2022 budget eMTB under € 6,500

Rudolf FischerJun 2022

For 2022, GIANT have upgraded the Trance X E+1 with the latest generation of their in-house motor.

Pros
  • Excellent motor integration

  • Strong climbing qualities

  • High max. permissible weight

Cons
  • Demanding handling downhill

  • Narrow range of applications

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Singletrack World
Review: Giant Trance Advanced Pro 29 1

Ben HaworthApr 2022

Giant Trance Advanced Pro 29 1 is reviewed by Benji in The Big Short bike grouptest in issue 142 of Singletrack World.

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MBR
Giant Trance Advanced Pro 29 1 review - MBR

Alan MuldoonFeb 2022

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 »

Pros
  • Ultra-plush suspension

Cons
  • Dropping the chain and constant chain suck

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Beta
First Impressions: 2022 Giant Trance Advanced Pro 29 1

Ryan PalmerDec 2021

A quintessential trail bike great for covering ground in style and confidence.

Pros
  • Dialed modern trail bike geometry

  • Comfortable on a wide variety of terrain

  • In-frame storage!

Cons
  • Fox Live isn't for everyone

  • KMC chain and Praxis crank spec a bit odd, but probably due to supply shortages

  • Chain does not shift as well as a Shimano HG+

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MTB Mag
[Tested] Giant Trance Advanced Pro 29 1

Ian CollinsDec 2021

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

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

Dec 2021

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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Geometry

Sizing
SM

5'4" – 5'9"

MD

5'6" – 6'0"

LG

5'10" – 6'3"

XL

6'1" – 6'6"


Specs
Build
Frame

Advanced-Grade Composite front and rear triangles, 135mm Maestro suspension, flip chip, 12x148mm thru-axle

ColorGloss Starry Night / Matte Carbon / Chrome

Fork

Fox 36 Factory Live Valve, FIT4 damper, 44mm offset, 150mm, 15x110 Kabolt X, custom tuned for Giant

Rear Shock

Fox Factory Live, 185/55, custom tuned for Giant

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB, press fit

Stem

Giant Contact SL 35 S:40mm, M:40mm, L:50mm, XL:50mm

Handlebar

Giant Contact SLR TR35, composite, 780x35mm, 20mm rise

Saddle

Giant Romero SL

Seatpost

TranzX travel-adjustable dropper, remote S: 120-150mm travel / 30.9 x 459mm M: 140-170mm travel / 30.9 x 499mm L: 170-200mm travel / 30.9 x 525mm XL: 170-200mm travel / 30.9 x 525mm

Pedals

N/A

Grips

Giant Tactal Pro Single S:120mm, M:120mm, L:130mm, XL:130mm

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

SRAM GX Eagle

Front Derailleur

N/A

Crank

TruVativ Descendent 6k Eagle, 30t S:165mm, M:170mm, L:170mm, XL:170mm

Shifters

SRAM GX Eagle, 1x12

Cassette

SRAM XG-1275, 10x52

Chain

SRAM NX Eagle

Brakes

SRAM G2 RSC, hydraulic, SRAM CenterLine rotors [F]200mm, [R]180mm

Brake Levers

SRAM G2 RSC

Wheels
Rims

Giant TRX 2 Carbon 29 WheelSystem

Spokes

Giant TRX 2 Carbon 29 WheelSystem

Front Hub

Giant TRX 2 Carbon 29 WheelSystem

Rear Hub

Giant TRX 2 Carbon 29 WheelSystem

Tires

[F] Maxxis Minion DHF 29x2.5 WT, 3C MaxxTerra, EXO, TR [R] Maxxis Dissector 29x2.4 WT, 60 TPI, 3C Max Terra, EXO, TR

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