Giant Announces Updated Trance X 29 With More Travel

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Giant’s Trance X takes its current Trance platform and adds more travel, bringing the rear to 135mm paired with a 150mm fork. The aluminum track bike now also includes geometry adjustment, which is not so often seen with Giant bikes. A small flip chip on the back of the rocker link gives the bike two settings the rider can adjust based on their terrain and riding preferences.

DetailsFrame: Aluminum with composite rocker
Wheel size: 29 «
Rear travel: 135 mm
Fork travel: 150 mm
Head tube angle: 65.5 ° (low)
Reach: 426 mm – 510 mm (bas)
Sizes: S, M, L, XL
Price: From $ 3199 CAD or $ 2300 USD
More information: giant-bicycles.com

The Trance X 29 uses Giant’s Maestro suspension system which uses two short links, one on the bottom bracket and a toggle link mounted on the seat tube. Tucked into the back of the link is now a little flip chip that offers two settings, low and high, to geometry. Giant claims the low is best suited to steeper or faster terrain, with a slacker head angle and a lower bottom bracket bringing more stability to the set.

The top is said to be better for slower speeds and more technical tracks. The steeper head angle speeds up steering, and the raised bottom bracket gives more ground clearance as you pedal. The steeper seat tube angles also result in a straighter pedaling position.

The Trance X is available in four sizes ranging from 426mm to 510mm reach, in the low chip position. In the high position, the reach increases by around 8-9mm depending on the frame size and the BB gets 10mm higher which also changes the battery and the standover of the bike. The head angle is 65.5 ° in the low position and 66.2 ° in the high position and the base is 8mm longer, at 438mm, in the low position than in the high position.

Sizes S and M have 40mm shanks, L and XL have 50mm. Size S also uses shorter 165mm cranks with the rest of the sizes using 170mm. Giant also delivers all of its tubeless ready bikes, only the sealant needs to be injected into the tire before riding.

Three models are available in the Trance X 29 range:
Unfortunately, the premier Trance X 29 1 is not available in the United States or Canada.


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