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Are Giant Trance bikes good?

Are Giant Trance bikes good?

Overall, I’ve really enjoyed my time on the Giant Trance X. It’s a hugely fun and capable bike, but does have some limitations. I can’t help thinking that by adding a bigger, 29in front wheel, Giant could improve things even further, without damaging the fun factor at its core.

What is the difference between giant stance and trance?

The biggest difference between the Trance and Stance is the suspension design. Whereas the Trance uses the more complex multi-pivot Maestro suspension platform, the Stance elects for a much simpler single-pivot platform that Giant calls ‘FlexPoint’.

How much does the giant trance weigh?

Giant Trance weight Giant claims the carbon Trance 29 frame weighs in at 2,495g (with a Fox Float DPS shock), while the alloy Trance 29 frame weighs 2,968g (with the same shock). There are also some pretty chunky parts on our test bike.

Is the giant trance a trail bike?

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. Frame geometry is designed around its 27.5 wheels, which deliver both quickness and control on rugged terrain.

What kind of bike is a Giant Trance 3?

Mountain Bike
Giant Trance 3 – 29er Mountain Bike (2021)

How much does the Giant Trance 3 2020 weight?

30 lbs 12 oz
This Product

This Product Giant Trance 29 3 Polygon Siskiu D7
Frame Material Aluminum Aluminum
Measured Weight 30 lbs 12 oz 33 lbs
Size Tested L L
Available Sizes S, M, L, XL S, M, L, XL

Is a Giant Trance 1 or 3 better?

The Stance 29 1 has more travel, while the Trance 29 3 has a better fork and a 1 × 12 drivetrain providing a wider range of gears. Explore the differences below.

How much travel does a Giant Stance have?

A proven “single-pivot” design that uses the flexing action of the chainstay/seatstay junction to produce a lightweight and durable suspension system with 4.7 inches/120mm of rear travel.

How many gears does a Giant Trance have?

It is impressive that bikes in this price range are coming equipped with 12-speed drivetrains, and the Trance 29 3 has SRAM’s SX Eagle setup. The 11-50-tooth cassette pairs with the 30-tooth chainring to provide a huge gear range, plenty low for the steepest of climbs.

What is Giant Trance best for?

The GIANT was one of the most efficient and best climbing bikes on test. Though we do recommend making use of the climb switch, the bike offers unbeatable traction on technical climbs. Only the Trek Fuel EX and IZZO can keep up. Downhill, the MERIDA and the Trance are similar.

Is Giant Trance an Enduro bike?

At first glance, the GIANT Trance X adds a breath of fresh air to the bicycle behemoth’s portfolio. On the other hand, the Reign is a capable enduro bike that demands the steepest terrain and feels most comfortable at speed. The new Trance X bridges this gap, offering 150 mm travel up front and 135 mm at the rear.

Is Giant Trance an XC bike?

Giant is clear that the Trance isn’t an XC race bike but its travel numbers, 120-mm out back with a 130-mm front, put it in the short travel category. Instead, it’s focused on maximizing enjoyment while climbing and descending.

Is the 2012 Giant Trance X1 a good bike?

The Trance X1’s hydroformed top tube shaping is impressive. Note the extra housing guide for a dropper post remote Every bike should come with sealed cables! The 2012 Giant Trance X1 is a bike that’s more than comfortable in a surprisingly broad array of situations.

What’s new with the new Giant Trance X?

Giant has fully embraced all the modern trends with the new Trance X, and that sees it stepping ahead of many of its competitors. Giant has introduced a belting addition to its full suspension lineup with the Trance X. Pairing mid-travel suspension with progressive geometry isn’t exactly new, but it is for Giant.

How steep is the Giant Trance X1 head angle?

By today’s frame trends, the Trance X1‘s 69.5° head angle is relatively steep. But somehow the Giant never felt like a wound-up catapult on descents, save one or two extremely steep drops that were luckily made but categorically beyond the intended use of a 5in-travel trail bike.

How good is the trance X1’s front end?

On steep, rocky and rough descents like Moab’s Portal Trail where 36mm stanchions and 20mm through-axles are the weapons of choice, the Trance X1’s front end held its ground amazingly well.

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