Archived July 2017
We love this bike. The Giant Trance 2 coordinates all kinds of awesome features into one great package. Beyond the superb 1×11 drivetrain there are so many great things to point out, and Giant’s own propaganda does such a great job doing it, that we’ve copied and pasted their corporate spiel below.
If you’re prepared to plunk down $2900 plus taxes you can ride away with a Trance 2 today.
The all-new Trance puts you on a lightweight yet stiff ALUXX SL aluminum frame with an updated Maestro Suspension system. Its newly designed trunnion shock mount and an Advanced Forged composite upper rocker arm make the whole system lighter and stronger. It features 140mm of smooth and active rear suspension travel and 150mm in front. All optimized for the superior trail performance of 27.5 wheels. The new Trance also features wider Boost hub spacing (110 front/148 rear) for stiffer wheels to give you more control on rugged terrain. Boost also increases tire clearance and improves the chainline for optimal drivetrain performance. So whether you’re bombing a physical descent or muscling through technical terrain, the new Trance helps you tame the terrain.