Bike Comparison

The Giant Trance X Advanced Pro 29 1, Trek Fuel EX 9.8 XT, and Specialized Stumpjumper Expert are all carbon frame full suspension mountain bikes. The Giant has more travel, the Trek has carbon 27.5″ / 29″ wheels, and the Specialized has better components and higher gearing. Explore the differences below.

    2021 Giant Trance X Advanced Pro 29 1
    2021 Trek Fuel EX 9.8 XT
    2021 Specialized Stumpjumper Expert
    MSRP$6,050$5,999$4,800
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    CategoryEnduroTrailTrail
    Weight28.9 lbs
    FrameCarbonCarbonCarbon
    ForkFox Performance Elite Float 36
    Fox Performance Float 36
    Fox Performance Elite Float 34
    Wheel Size29″27.5″ / 29″29″
    Wheel MaterialAluminumCarbonAluminum
    Brake TypeHydraulic DiscHydraulic DiscHydraulic Disc
    GroupsetGX Eagle, Truvativ Descendant
    XT
    X01 Eagle, Truvativ Descendant
    Drivetrain1 × 121 × 122 × 12
    Gear Range

    Giant Trance X Advanced Pro 29 1

    26 mph

    Trek Fuel EX 9.8 XT

    26 mph

    Specialized Stumpjumper Expert

    41 mph
    SuspensionFullFullFull
    Front Travel150mm140mm140mm
    Rear Travel185mm130mm130mm
    SeatpostDropperDropperDropper
    Brand Sitegiant-bicycles.comtrekbikes.comspecialized.com
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    Trance X Advanced Pro 29 1
    Fuel EX 9.8 XT
    Stumpjumper Expert

    Geometry

    Specs
    Frame

    Advanced-Grade Composite front and rear triangles, 135mm Maestro suspension, flip chip

    OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame & stays, internal storage, tapered head tube, Knock Block, Control Freak internal routing, Carbon Armor, ISCG 05, magnesium rocker link, Mino Link, ABP, Boost148, 130mm travel

    FACT 11m carbon chassis and rear-end, asymmetrical design, 29 Trail Geometry, SWAT™ Door integration, flip chip Head Tube/Bottom Bracket adjustment, threaded BB, fully enclosed internal cable routing, 12x148mm dropouts, sealed cartridge bearing pivots, replaceable derailleur hanger, 130mm of travel

    Fork

    Fox 36 Performance Elite, 150mm, GRIP2 damper, 15x110 Kabolt, 44mm offset, custom tuned for Giant

    Fox Performance 36, Float EVOL air spring, GRIP damper, tapered steerer, 44mm offset, Boost110, 15mm Kabolt axle, 140mm travel

    FOX FLOAT 34 Performance Elite, GRIP2 damper, 15x110mm, 44mm offset, 140mm of travel

    Rear Shock

    Fox Float DPX2 Performance, 185/55, custom tuned for Giant

    Size: XS, S, Fox Performance Float EVOL, RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210mm x 52.5mm; Size: S, M, ML, L, XL, Fox Performance Float EVOL, RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210mm x 55mm

    FOX FLOAT DPS Performance Elite, Rx Trail Tune, EVOL Air sleeve, 3-position adjustment w/ Open Mode Adjustment, 190x45mm

    Bottom Bracket

    SRAM DUB, press fit

    Shimano MT500, 92mm, PressFit

    SRAM DUB, BSA 73mm, threaded

    Headset

    Knock Block Integrated, 58-degree radius, cartridge bearing, 1-1/8'' top, 1.5'' bottom

    Stem

    Giant Contact SL 35

    Size: XS, S, Bontrager Line Pro, 35mm, Knock Block, Blendr compatible, 0 degree, 35mm length; Size: M, ML, L, XL, Bontrager Line Pro, 35mm, Knock Block, Blendr compatible, 0 degree, 45mm length

    Alloy Trail Stem, 35mm bar bore

    Handlebar

    Giant Contact SLR Trail, composite, 35

    Bontrager Line Pro, OCLV Carbon, 35mm, 27.5mm rise, 780mm width

    Specialized Trail, 7050 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 30mm rise, 800mm, 35mm clamp

    Saddle

    Giant Romero SL, SST rails

    Bontrager Arvada, austenite rails, 138mm width

    Bridge Comp, Hollow Cr-mo rails, 155/143mm

    Seatpost

    Giant Contact Switch dropper with remote, 30.9

    Size: XS, S, Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 100mm travel, internal routing, 31.6mm, 340mm length; Size: M, ML, Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 150mm travel, internal routing, 31.6mm, 440mm length; Size: L, XL, Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 170mm travel, internal routing, 31.6mm, 480mm length

    X-Fusion Manic, infinite adjustable, remote SRL LE lever, 34.9 (S1:100mm, S2: 125mm, S3: 150mm, S4/S5: 170mm, S6: 190mm)

    Pedals

    N/A

    Grips

    Bontrager XR Trail Elite, alloy lock-on

    Deity, Knuckleduster, Black

    Groupset
    Rear Derailleur

    SRAM GX Eagle

    Shimano XT M8100, long cage, 51T max cog

    SRAM X01 Eagle, 12-speed

    Front Derailleur

    N/A

    Crank

    Truvativ Descendent 6k Eagle, DUB Boost, 30t

    Size: XS, S, Shimano XT M8100, 30T alloy ring, Boost (52mm chainline), 170mm length; Size: M, ML, L, XL, Shimano XT M8100, 30T alloy ring, Boost (52mm chainline), 175mm length

    SRAM Descendant 7K, DUB, S1:165mm, S2-S5: 170mm, S6: 175mm, 48/35T

    Shifters

    SRAM GX Eagle

    Shimano XT M8100, 12 speed

    SRAM X01 Eagle, trigger, 12-speed

    Cassette

    SRAM XG-1275 Eagle, 12-speed, 10x52

    Shimano XT M8100, 10-51, 12 speed

    SRAM XG-1275, 12-speed, 10-52t

    Chain

    SRAM NX Eagle

    Shimano XT M8100, 12 speed

    SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed

    Brakes

    SRAM G2 R hydraulic (F:200mm, R:180mm)

    Shimano SLX M7120 4-piston hydraulic disc

    SRAM G2 RSC, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 180mm

    Brake Levers

    SRAM G2 R

    Wheels
    Rims

    Giant TRX-2 29 WheelSystem, 30mm inner

    NEW Bontrager Line Elite 30, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15mm thru axle

    Roval Traverse 29 Alloy, 30mm inner width, hand-built, 2Bliss Ready

    Spokes

    Giant TRX-2 29 WheelSystem, DBL technology

    DT Swiss Competition Race

    Front Hub

    Giant TRX-2 29 WheelSystem, Boost

    Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, alloy axle, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15mm thru axle

    Roval, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm spacing, 28h

    Rear Hub

    Giant TRX-2 29 WheelSystem, Boost

    Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, alloy axle, 6-bolt, Shimano MicroSpline freehub, Boost148, 12mm thru axle

    Roval DT Swiss 360, 3-pawl design, SRAM XD driver body, 12mm thru-axle, 148mm spacing, 28h

    Tires

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

    Size: XS, S, Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 27.5x2.40''; Size: XS, S, Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 27.5x2.60''; Size: S, M, ML, L, XL, Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewall, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.40''; Size: S, M, ML, L, XL, Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.60''

    Front: Butcher, GRID casing, GRIPTON® compound, 29x2.3", Rear: Purgatory, GRID Casing, GRIPTON® compound, 29x2.3"

    Disk Rotors

    Size: XS, S, M, ML, L, XL, Shimano RT66, 6-bolt, 180mm; Size: M, ML, L, XL, Shimano RT66, 203mm, 6-bolt