Designed for all-around trail riding, ranging from daily singletrack shredding, to all-day epics or enduro competition, the Giant Trance 29er 2019 range is engineered with all-new 29er-specific geometry and some key updates to its Maestro Suspension system. The range includes two different series: the superlight Carbon Trance Advanced Pro 29 and the ALUXX SL aluminum frame Trance 29. Both are designed with 115mm of rear suspension and 130mm up front, giving riders a new level of confidence, control and capability.
Giant started working on a new 29er trail bike more than two years ago with a team of engineers, designers and riders including Giant ambassador Adam Craig. They set out to build a bike that was fun to ride in a variety of conditions and terrain, with changes in fork offsets allowed them to create something that wasn’t possible last year. This is a bike that loves to be pushed and opened up at speed!
The new frame’s short chainstays at 435mm keep the 29″ rear wheel tucked tightly beneath the rider, which makes the bike feel quicker, especially on climbs and tight singletrack. Engineers settled on a 66.5-degree headtube angle and 74.5-degree seat-tube angle for a perfect balance of responsiveness and stability on the trail. The 44mm fork offset adds to the bike’s front-end stability.
The updated Maestro Suspension system includes a trunnion mounted shock, which produces a lower shock leverage ratio for improved pedaling and braking efficiency. The rear suspension is further bolstered by its new Advanced Forged Composite upper rocker arm, which is lighter, stiffer and stronger than the aluminum version.
The new Giant Trance 29er 2019 models feature up to date Boost hub spacing that offers stiffer wheel performance, added tire clearance, and improved handling on the trail. They all feature Giant Tubeless System technology, which means every bike is delivered with Giant WheelSystems and tubeless ready tires, making it easier than ever to enjoy the benefits of added traction, smoother trail control, and a reduced risk of flat tires.
Here’s a look at the two series in the new Trance 29 range:
Trance Advanced Pro 29: The flagship series of the new Trance 29 range is engineered with a full Advanced Composite technology frameset including the mainframe and rear swingarm. Aimed at serious trail riders and racers who want one bike to do it all, it’s the lightest mid-travel 29er frame ever from Giant. It features the most up-to-date Maestro suspension with an Advanced Forged composite rocker arm and trunnion-mount shock for 115mm of rear travel that’s active and sensitive to small bumps. The frame geometry is all new, with progressive headtube and seattube angles, shorter chainstays and a longer toptube. The flagship Trance Advanced Pro 29 0 model features custom-tuned DVO front and rear suspension.
Trance 29: This series features all the same suspension updates and new, 29er-specific trail geometry as the Trance Advanced Pro 29 series. The key difference is this one is built with an ALUXX SL aluminum front triangle and rear swingarm.
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