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Giant Trance 2
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Giant

Trance 2
2018

$2,825.00
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  • Because we would like to make sure this product fits you properly it can be purchased online, but must be picked up at the store on Main Street in Pleasanton, CA.
Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (7 Reviews)
 

2018 Giant Trance 2

Trance doesn’t care where the trail goes. Up, down, all around, it always delivers speed, flow, and total control.

This is a trail bike that thrives in the most challenging conditions. The frameset is engineered with a lightweight yet super strong and stiff ALUXX SL aluminum frame with updated Maestro rear suspension featuring a Trunnion-mount shock and Advanced Forged Composite rocker arm. The result: 140mm of smooth, active rear travel to conquer the roughest trails. Frame geometry is designed around its 27.5-inch wheels, which deliver both quickness and control on rugged terrain. It also comes with a 150mm suspension fork for even more confidence, making it perfect for technical terrain.

- ALUXX SL-grade aluminum frame with 140mm of Maestro suspension and clearance for 2.6 tires
- Fox 34 Rhythm 150mm-travel fork with Boost thru-axle
- Fox Float Performance Trunnion mount rear shock
- Giant XC-1 Disc wheelset with Maxxis High Roller II tubeless tires
- Shimano SLX 1x11-speed drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes

Features and Information

 
Specification Description
Frame ALUXX SL-grade aluminum, Advanced forged composite upper rocker, 140mm Maestro suspension
Fork Fox 34 Rhythm, GRIP Damper, Boost, OverDrive, 150mm travel
Rear Shock Fox Float Performance, Trunnion mount
Axles Front: Boost 15 x 110mm
Rear: 12 x 148mm
Rims/Wheels Giant XC-1 Disc, Tubeless
Hubs Giant Performance Tracker, sealed bearing, Boost
Spokes Sapim Race, 14/15g
Tires Maxxis High Roller II, 27.5x2.4, EXO, Tubeless, 60 TPI
Crankset Shimano SLX
Chainrings 30T
Bottom Bracket Shimano, Press fit
Chain KMC X11-1
Rear Derailleur Shimano SLX
Cassette/Rear Cogs Shimano SLX 11x46, 11-Speed
Shifters Shimano SLX
Handlebars Giant Connect Trail
Stem Giant Connect
Brake Levers Shimano SLX
Brakes Shimano SLX, hydraulic disc, 180mm
Pedals N/A
Saddle Giant Contact, Neutral
Seat Post Giant Contact Switch, dropper, 30.9mm

* Subject to change without notice.

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5.0 stars

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Pros

  • Handles Well  (6)
  • Balanced Suspension  (5)
  • Lightweight  (5)
  • Great Components  (4)
  • Plush Feel  (3)

Cons

  • Front Fork Is Limited 
  • Tires 
  • Wide handlebars 
  • Cheap Components 
  • No cons 

Best Uses

  • Mountain Biking  (4)
  • Free Riding  (4)
  • Casual Riding  (4)
  • Urban Biking  (2)
  • Downhill  (2)

Reviewed by 7 customers

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5.0

WOW

By jerseykat

from NWNJ

About Me Advanced

Pros

  • Durable
  • Stylish
  • Comfortable

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Tires

Best Uses

  • All Mountain
  • Climbs Well
  • Moderate Downhill
  • Enduro

Comments:

Use for Technical, all mountain and trail riding. Solid, sturdy bike. No issues and have ridden it hard. Suspension is outstanding, and am still playing with it to dial in the ride. Have done drop offs to steep rocky climbs. Outstanding bike. Wish it were slightly lighter. Tires are awful in wet weather, but are fast and hold on anything dry.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Giant Trance2

By Big Mike

from Fremont Ca

About Me Competitive Cyclist

Pros

  • Great Components
  • Balanced Suspension
  • Plush Feel
  • Handles Well

Cons

  • Cheap Components

Best Uses

  • Mountain Biking
  • Urban Biking
  • Casual Riding
  • Downhill
  • Free Riding

Comments:

I purchased the bike from Chris at the OFfRAMP. I had a Cannondale pretty high end bike. My search lead me to look at various bikes and testing some high end bikes. The Giant Trance was perfect. In a month I have over 400 miles of single track trails - have been to the top of Mission Peak and rode trails San Mateo. The bike is solid on climbs and down hill runs. The only issues were the chain rings in the front - which were replaced by the OFFRAMP at no cost. ALL in all this bike is a lot of fun for the price and performance. The Service from the OFFRAMP is first class. Go Team Giant!

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Starter Full Suspension

By Slyder327

from Ontario Canada

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Great Rear Shock
  • Lightweight
  • Handles Well

Cons

  • Front Fork Is Limited
  • Unbalanced Suspension

Best Uses

  • Mountain Biking
  • Casual Riding

Comments:

I ride all over the place, 1-2 hrs per night....Long halls along road ways, then jump off on to trails and complete my ride. This bike is great if you enjoy running along at about 80%, any more than that and she pushes back. Road and light trail work it's un stopable, but throw some roots and a few rocks in front of it and it shows you it's flaws. The front fork is just not what I would call quality....don't get me wrong it works....but if you ride in the high 80% to 100% pace it just doesn't cut it. Can't handle big roots logs and down hill.....just take the short cut to avoid them all together. The crank is awsume for long hauls up hill and tight quick pumping. Rear shock is great...handles everything I have thrown at it and hasn't complained yet. Rebound adjustment is excellent and once you get the pressure right for your style, you won't have any issues. Brakes are very good for being cable opperated, with lot's of feel. You can stand it on it's nose going down hill, with one finger....just watch the fork! Bars, seat, derailers all work very well. I had some issues with the derailers but simple adjustment by the store where it was purchased solved everything.

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(9 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

i shine the tires

By mateo

from chula vista

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Balanced Suspension
  • Lightweight
  • Great Components
  • Handles Well

Cons

  • No cons

Best Uses

  • Casual Riding
  • And desplay

Comments:

i buy this bike for reason of been liking full suspension,like the geometry. i clean it every ride and make it a show room look.

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(15 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Top Dog

By Foxhunter

from Augusta Ga

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Balanced Suspension
  • Plush Feel
  • Great Components
  • Handles Well

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual Riding
    • Mountain Biking
    • Free Riding
    • Downhill

    Comments:

    Being a Trek owner for the past few years this bike leads the pack by a long way. i was told the first ride off road i would see a huge difference in the two brands. and i can say that is 100% a true fact i took it out on its first ride 3 hrs. and put it to the test. took it on creek crossings, deer trails with roots and small logs in the way took it in the red mud of Georgia second to none took it over rocks and up and down steep banks, even got to ride in a little snow gears worked as well in the mud as if riding on the road. brakes worked just as good. so on a scale of 1 to 10 this bike rates a full ten price is high but well worth the money. i look foward to many hours of hard riding.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    first xc bike

    By turbo

    from Copper Mountain, Colorado

    About Me Urban guru

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Has a freestyle feel
    • Handles Well
    • Strong frame
    • Balanced Suspension
    • Great brakes
    • Durable
    • Easy To Adjust

    Cons

    • Wide handlebars
    • Needs better tires
    • Weak rims

    Best Uses

    • Free Riding
    • Racing
    • Urban Biking

    Comments:

    great first XC bike.. never ridden XC and loved the bike so much i sold me friends on buying one as well..

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    (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!

    By mikeyruubs

    from NJ

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Handles Well
    • Easy To Adjust
    • Great Components
    • Durable
    • Balanced Suspension
    • Plush Feel

    Cons

    • EXPENSIVE

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking
    • Free Riding

    Comments:

    HELLA SWEET!!!!!! ITS A RIPPER!

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