2022 Giant Trance X Advanced Pro 29 1

A 29″ carbon frame electronic full suspension trail bike with high-end components, priced near the middle of the Trance model range.

2022 Giant Trance X Advanced Pro 29 1
SuspensionFull, Electronic
Travel135mm rear, 150mm front
ForkFox Factory Float 36

Wheels29″ Carbon
Drivetrain1 × 12
GroupsetGX Eagle, Truvativ Descendant

BrakesHydraulic Disc
SeatpostDropper post
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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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February 2022

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

First Impressions: 2022 Giant Trance Advanced Pro 29 1

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

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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

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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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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September 2020

BIKE Magazine
First Impressions: Giant Trance X Advanced Pro 29 0

The new Giant Trance X has relatively quick handling and enough travel to take aggressive riding on challenging terrain.

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September 2020

Giant Trance X Advanced Pro 29 0 first ride review

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

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5'2" – 5'8"


5'6" – 5'11"


5'10" – 6'3"


6'1" – 6'7"

🐐 Estimated


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

ColorGloss Starry Night / Matte Carbon / Chrome


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


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


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


Giant Romero SL


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




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

Rear Derailleur


Front Derailleur



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


SRAM GX Eagle, 1x12


SRAM XG-1275, 10x52




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

Brake Levers



Giant TRX 2 Carbon 29 WheelSystem


Giant TRX 2 Carbon 29 WheelSystem

Front Hub

Giant TRX 2 Carbon 29 WheelSystem

Rear Hub

Giant TRX 2 Carbon 29 WheelSystem


[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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