We recently featured the 2018 Giant Anthem 2, one of our favourite bikes ever. This is another contender: The Trance 2 is sort of the bigger hit version of the Anthem 2. The concept is similar but it’s made to take even rougher terrain and offers more travel than the anthem as a result, 150mm and 140mm front and rear.
Much of the rest of the set up is similar to its slightly smaller hit cousin, including the awesome Maestro linkage and the SLX 1×11 drive train. Cost is also very similar: $3200 plus taxes. We have a size small built up and ready to check out anytime.