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Four years ago, Giant introduced the Trance Advanced Pro 29 series and helped create a whole new category of short-travel trail bikes. Landing somewhere between a burly long-travel MTB and a wispy XC race bike, this singletrack shredder combined confident handling and capabilities with efficiency and speed on technical terrain.

Now, the next-generation Trance Advanced Pro 29 series builds on that idea with updated Maestro suspension technology, new frame geometry, and a flip chip feature that makes it more adaptable to a wider variety of trail riding situations.

Adjustable Frame Geometry

One of the unique features on the new Trance Advanced Pro 29 series is its new adjustable frame geometry. A flip chip on the Maestro suspension rocker arm lets you choose a steeper or slacker head tube and seat tube angle depending on your riding style and terrain.

There are two settings, high or low. The high position puts an emphasis on efficiency and is ideal for riding slower, tighter singletrack terrain. A head tube angle of 66.2 degrees and a bottom bracket drop of 35mm produce quick handling with more pedal clearance to help avoid pedal strikes. And a steeper 77-degree seat tube angle puts the rider in a power position for pedaling up climbs with maximum efficiency.

The low setting is recommended for faster, more open terrain. Switching to low makes the head tube angle slacker (65.5 degrees), which places the front wheel a bit farther out in front of the rider. This gives it a confident feel on steeper terrain and drops. An increased bottom bracket drop (45mm) lowers the center of gravity, producing a more planted feel for confident handling on hard-charging descents.

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29er Confidence and Control

Both the geometry and suspension setup of the new Trance Advanced Pro 29 series are optimized for its 29-inch wheels. The frame has been updated with a slightly longer rear-center measurement (2mm longer than previous generation), which increases rear tire clearance to offer a maximum width of 2.5 inches.

In addition, the reach is now longer and the seat tube angle is steeper, which improves climbing capabilities. These updates complement the stability and speed of the Trance Advanced Pro 29’s lightweight 29-inch wheels. The result is a bike that rolls over rough terrain with balance and stability, giving you the momentum to tackle technical climbs and the confidence to fly on fast, rugged singletrack descents.

Progressive Trail Design

The new Trance Advanced Pro 29 series features an updated Maestro rear suspension system with 5mm more travel compared to the previous generation. The result is a smooth, active feel that gives riders 120mm of rear suspension paired with 130mm up front for maximum control on technical singletrack terrain. From chunky descents to steep, rocky climbs, it offers just the right blend of speed and control.

The frameset also has new trail-riding functionality including integrated downtube storage. By opening a latch on the downtube, you can store essential items including an inner tube, CO2 cartridge, tire levers, snacks or a multi-tool, all wrapped in a water-resistant bag.

All frames are engineered with enough space for a water bottle (650ml/21oz) inside the front triangle. They also feature new cable ports with a cleaner look and performance to eliminate any cable rattling or noise. Other trail-specific features include integrated protection on the drive-side chainstay and underside of the down tube. There’s also an ISCG-05 interface to mount a chain guide or bash guard.

Maestro Suspension Technology

Four strategically positioned pivot points and two linkages all work together to create a single floating pivot for the most active, efficient and independent suspension system.

Integrated Cable Ports

New design for internal cable routing offers a clean look and performance for derailleur, brake and dropper post cables and housing.

Advanced Forged Composite

A state-of-the-art, high-pressure molding process is used to produce a complex shaped carbon-fiber upper rocker arm that is lighter, stiffer and stronger than an aluminum version.

Integrated Frame Protection

Drive-side chainstay and downtube feature built-in protection against rocks and debris.