Its the lightest bike by some margin, though, and the parts package trounces the competition too.
Its a massive bonus on a bike with slack geometry but we never managed to find an ideal set-up for ripping.
Sticking to 140mm-travel is a good move, its perfect for 90 of the trails out there, not too big, not too small.
Initially we questioned the need for the MRP G2 roller/chain guide, but in action its so unobtrusive and quiet that wed happily leave it on for the long term.Quelque soit votre pratique du cyclisme, la gamme de vélo giant saura vous satisfaire du VTT au vélo de route en carbone en passant par les vélos électriques pour hommes et femmes.Details, frame: Aluxx SL aluminium 140mm travel, fork: Fox 32 Talas CTD Evolution 140-110mm.Also, the stock stem is too long and in an about-turn for Giant, its hard to get the handlebar high enough for steep trails, even using all of the headset spacers.
Shock: Fox Float CTD Evolution, wheels: Giant P-XC hubs, Giant P-XC2 rims, Schwalbe Nobby Nic EVO.25in TL tyres.
The Trance still rides light and excels at winching up steep technical ascents.
Giant have listened to the feedback of riders and reviewers and produced a fantastic machine.
So, while our heads told us Giant ought to win this le classement du concours kangourou test (and it may well be the best option for less aggressive riders our hearts said otherwise.Giants overhaul of the Trance range this year went the whole nine yards.Drivetrain: Shimano XT 38/24 chainset with MRP 2x Guard, Shimano SLX shifters and f-mech with XT Shadow Plus r-mech.For a trail bike, you just cant go past the simple reliability of the FOX Float CTD rear shock.With the suspension so supple and lively at the top of the travel, it was easy to make the bike work for you, popping it all over the trail or keeping the front wheel up over slippery roots.Design: The question isnt so much what have Giant changed on the Trance, but what havent they changed.
The frameset is engineered with a lightweight yet super strong and stiff aluxx SL aluminium frame with updated Maestro rear suspension featuring a trunnion-mount shock and Advanced Forged Composite rocker arm.
Seat angle:.6 BB height: 338mm Chainstay: 440mm Front centre: 740mm Wheelbase: 1,180mm Down tube: 698mm Wheel size: 650b).