Describing the Trance Advanced Pro 29's geometry and 29-inch wheels, McKall wrote: “The large hoops up the bike’s rollover capabilities. They also keep the Trance Advanced Pro 29 comfortable for long, roaming days in the saddle. Led by a slack 66.5-degree head-tube angle and 44-mm fork offset, the Trance 29 inspires confidence and speed while cornering. A 74.5-degree seat-tube angle is steep enough to keep you centered on the bike and make climbing and flat terrain engaging, rather than a chore.”
On the trail, McKall found the bike's updated Maestro Suspension and composite Giant TRX 1 29 WheelSystem to be ideal for the mixed style of terrain on a typical trail ride: “The Giant Trance Advanced Pro 29 is designed to be confident when trails get steeper and can handle the occasional larger feature. At the same time, it’s lightfooted enough that it doesn’t feel like it bogs down when the trail levels out. The short travel helps you attack punchy climbs without having to reach for a lock-out lever on the shock.”
For more, check out the full review at the Canadian MTB website.
And for all the details on the full range of Trance 29 bikes, click here.