United States
 

“…easily serves total novices and capable trail riders”

OUTSIDE MAGAZINE CALLS TRANCE X4: “BEST $1500 MOUNTAIN BIKE”

July 9, 2012

Visit Outside Magazine online and you’ll find a review from staff writer Aaron Gulley that takes a look at the best budget mountain bikes -- with the Giant Trance X4 taking the honors in the $1,500 range. “We’ve long said that buying a full-suspension mountain bike for under $2,000 is a waste of money, but the Trance X4 proves us wrong.”

ON THE RIDE:
“…given its pedigreed geometry and more-than-adequate-for-the-price suspension, it ripped up the trails – especially downhill…launched down rocky singletrack peppered with boulders and jumps and the X4 took it all in stride…this is the most hardworking and agile setup we’ve found at this price.”

ON THE SPEC:
“A carbon copy of the frames used in its higher-end siblings…with nicer parts than you’d expect, including the choice stem and riser bars, identical versions of which we’ve seen on bikes that cost twice as much…and the burly…house-branded wheels…Avid Elixir 1 brakes have plenty of stopping power…the Shimano drivetrain is good quality.”

BUYING ADVICE:
“Wildly versatile, the X4 easily serves total novices and capable trail riders alike on trails ranging from manicured singletrack to harsh rock gardens and even terrain parks.”

Click here to read the full review online or click here to learn more about the Trance X models. Better yet, visit your nearest Giant Bicycle retailer. Click on the “Store Finder” tab at the top of the page to find the Giant retailer closest to you.