Extra travel, extra fun. From rowdy enduro runs to backcountry missions on steep, chunky singletrack, this new composite 29er builds on the Trance 29 platform with beefed up suspension and adjustable frame geometry.
This new member of the Trance family is designed with a longer travel suspension setup for added control on the most challenging trails. The full composite frame is engineered for 135mm of rear travel and 150mm up front. The Maestro rear suspension has a two-stage adjustable Advanced Forged Composite rocker arm with a trunnion-mount shock. The flip-chip equipped rocker arm lets you adjust frame geometry for your own riding style and terrain. To fine tune the ride, you can choose a steeper or slacker headtube angle (66.2 or 65.5 degrees) and seattube angle (77.9 or 77.2 degrees), which results in either a 30mm or 40mm bottom bracket drop. And it’s all built around 29-inch wheels for added stability on rugged terrain.
KEY PERFORMANCE FACTORS
29er confidence and control
Optimized Maestro suspension for 29-inch wheels with 135mm rear/ 150mm front travel to roll over rough terrain with balance and stability, giving you more momentum for technical climbs and the confidence to fly on fast, rugged singletrack descents. Added clearance for up to 2.5-inch tires.
Full Composite Construction
Mainframe and rear swingarm are engineered with proprietary material featuring high-performance carbon fiber and resin. Handcrafted monocoque construction makes it lightweight, stiff and compliant.
Adjustable frame geometry
Flip chip lets you change the headtube and seattube angles, along with the bottom bracket height, to fine-tune the handling. You can choose the low position (65.5/77.2 head/seattube angle and 40mm BB drop) for faster, open terrain or high (66.2/77.9 head/seattube angle and 30mm drop) for slower, tighter singletrack.
Sizes S, M, L, XL
Colors Carbon Smoke/Metallic Black/Chrome
Frame Advanced-Grade Composite front and rear triangles, 135mm Maestro suspension, flip chip
Fork Fox 36 Performance Elite, 150mm, GRIP2 damper, 15x110 Kabolt, 44mm offset, custom tuned for Giant
Shock Fox Float DPX2 Performance, 185/55, custom tuned for Giant
Handlebar Giant Contact SLR Trail, composite, 35
Stem Giant Contact SL 35
Seatpost Giant Contact Switch dropper with remote, 30.9
Saddle Giant Romero SL, SST rails
Shifters SRAM GX Eagle
Front Derailleur N/A
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle
Brakes SRAM G2 R hydraulic (F:200mm, R:180mm)
Brake Levers SRAM G2 R
Cassette SRAM XG-1275 Eagle, 12-speed, 10x52
Chain SRAM NX Eagle
Crankset Truvativ Descendent 6k Eagle, DUB Boost, 30t
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB, press fit
Rims Giant TRX-2 29 WheelSystem, 30mm inner
Hubs Giant TRX-2 29 WheelSystem, Boost
Spokes Giant TRX-2 29 WheelSystem, DBL technology
Tires [F] Maxxis Minion DHF, tubeless, 29x2.5, WT, 3C, MaxxTerra, EXO, TR [R] Maxxis Dissector, tubeless, 29x2.4, WT, 3C, MaxxTerra, EXO, TR
Extras Tubeless prepared