The heart of the new Trance X 29 is its super strong and lightweight ALUXX SL aluminum frameset. The chassis is engineered with the stiffness needed to rail corners, accelerate up to speed, and blast steep climbs. This purpose-built frameset is balanced out with the latest Maestro suspension system that delivers 135mm of smooth, active rear travel. That’s an additional 20mm over the highly regarded Trance 29 range, which makes it perfect for those who like to ride chunky rock gardens, roots and technical climbs. The rear suspension is paired with a 150mm suspension fork, giving it a balanced feel that soaks up the terrain and keeps you rolling with smooth control.
One of the breakthrough innovations on the Trance X 29 range is its all-new adjustable frame geometry feature. A flip chip on the Advanced Forged Composite rocker arm of the Maestro suspension system lets you choose a steeper or slacker head and seattube angle depending on your riding style and terrain.
You can change the head angle from 66.2 degrees to 65.5 degrees. The seattube angle adjusts from 77.9 degrees to 77.2 degrees. Switching the geometry also changes the bottom bracket drop from 40mm in the low setting to 30mm in the high setting. The low setting gives you slacker geometry that's better suited to faster, more open terrain, while the high setting offers steeper geometry and is recommended for slower, more technical terrain.
In both settings, the geometry is designed to optimize the superior roll-over capabilities of 29-inch wheels. Boost hub spacing improves lateral wheel stiffness, and the frameset is engineered with plenty of clearance for high-volume tires up to 2.5 inches. And every Trance X 29 model comes with a Giant tubeless wheelset and tires set up right out of the box.
No more compromises. With Trance X 29, you can easily dial in the handling just the way you want, whether you’re climbing an alpine pass, charging down flow trails or trying to nail new lines on steep drops and rocks.
The Trance X 29 will be available soon in select markets. For more information, click here.