Giant Trance 2 - 2019

Giant Trance 2
  • Color: Metallic Black/Black/Iris
  • Color: Metallic Green/Metallic Black
$2,850.00 - $2,900.00
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When it comes to riding hard and fast on challenging off-road terrain, there’s almost nothing this ambitious trail bike can’t do. From steep, technical climbs to rowdy descents, you’re ready for anything with Trance.

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. It has updated Maestro rear suspension featuring a trunnion-mount shock and Advanced Forged Composite rocker arm to soak up bumps small and large. You get 140mm of smooth, active rear travel that gives you the traction and control you need to be one with the trail. Frame geometry is designed around its 27.5 wheels, which deliver both quickness and control on rugged terrain. Up front, you have a 150mm suspension fork for even more confidence. Just spot your line, point it and go.

Specs

Frame ALUXX SL-Grade Aluminum
Fork Fox 34 Rhythm, 150mm travel, GRIP2 Damper, Boost 110 x 15mm QR, tapered steerer
Rear Shock Fox Float DPS Performance, trunnion mount
Axles Front: 110 x 15mm
Rear: 148 x 12mm
Rims/Wheels Giant AM 27.5, tubeless ready, sleeve-joint rim, 30mm inner width
Hubs Front: Giant Tracker Performance Boost 110 x 15mm, sealed bearing
Rear: Giant Tracker Performance Boost 148 x 12mm, sealed bearing
Spokes Sapim
Tires Front: Maxxis High Roller II, Wide Trail, EXO, TR, 27.5 x 2.50, 60tpi
Rear: Maxxis High Roller II, EXO, TR, 27.5 x 2.40, 60tpi
Crankset Shimano SLX, Boost
Chainrings 30T
Bottom Bracket Shimano Press Fit
Chain KMC X11-1
Rear Derailleur Shimano SLX , Shadow+
Cassette/Rear Cogs Shimano SLX, 11x46
Shifters Shimano SLX, 1x11
Handlebars Giant Connect Trail, 780x31.8mm
Stem Giant Connect
Brake Levers Shimano BL-MT501
Brakes Shimano BR-MT52, 180mm rotors, hydraulic disc
Saddle Giant Contact (neutral)
Seat Post Giant Contact Switch dropper post with remote lever, 30.9mm

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Metallic Black/Black/Iris / Small 04712878292871 90034714 TRA30856052S
Metallic Black/Black/Iris / Medium 04712878292888 90034715 TRA30704659S
Metallic Black/Black/Iris / Large 04712878292895 90034716 TRA30839569S
Metallic Black/Black/Iris / X-Large 04712878292901 90034717 TRA31753765S
Metallic Green/Metallic Black / X-Small 4712878292987 90034723
Metallic Green/Metallic Black / Small 04712878292994 90034724 TRA34915479K
Metallic Green/Metallic Black / Medium 04712878293007 90034725 TRA34833943K

Reviews

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5.0

(based on 7 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

  • Cheap Components 
  • Heavy 
  • No cons 
  • Weak rims 
  • Wide handlebars 

Best Uses

  • Casual Riding  (4)
  • Free Riding  (4)
  • Mountain Biking  (4)
  • Downhill  (2)
  • Urban Biking  (2)
  • Moderate Downhill 
  • Climbs Well 
  • Enduro 
  • Racing 
  • All Mountain 
  • And desplay 

REVIEWS

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5

WOW

By 

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.

5

Giant Trance2

By 

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!

4

Great Starter Full Suspension

By 

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.

5

i shine the tires

By 

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.

5

Top Dog

By 

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.

    4

    first xc bike

    By 

    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..

    5

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

    By 

    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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