Sneak Peek: Giant's Boldest Move - Hello 27.5, Goodbye 26 (& 29?) 12

Update: Catch all the details and our first ride impressions in this slideshow.

Is the 29-inch wheel on the brink of being phased out? Will Sam hold it together? Who's up top at the Enduro World Series? In the midst of the insane event action happening, Giant announces their “boldest move in company history.” The 2014 line of Giant off-road bikes gets kicked into 27.5-inch mode, folks. Aside from the Glory DH and Reign X, not a single 26-inch bike will join the line. They're also beginning to phase out the 29er. Pretty bold, right?

Sneak Peek: Giant's Boldest Move - Hello 27.5, Goodbye 26 (& 29?)

Sneak Peek: Giant's Boldest Move - Hello 27.5, Goodbye 26 (& 29?)

We were sent out to Park City, Utah to test the brand new 140mm travel 2014 Trance Advance (top) and enduro ready 2014 Trance SX (bottom). How efficient and shredible were they? Stay tuned for a full-Griz-report to come...

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12 comments
  • wydopen

    7/29/2013 7:57 AM

    Nice!! my reign still isnt out of date!!

  • der_geistmx

    7/28/2013 11:13 AM

    Trance taking the place of the Reign? That just doesnt sound right =/ - Are they not producing 29rs anymore? O_O

  • nydownhiller

    7/30/2013 7:36 PM

    The Trance 27.5 isn't replacing the Reign, it's a whole new bike. It's slacker and plusher than the Reign ever was however. The Trance SX 27.5 is a new bike as well!

  • ryan_daugherty

    7/28/2013 12:03 AM

    #cantwaitfor28s

  • Uncle Cliffy

    7/27/2013 11:52 PM

    Don't forget the Reign X... It's still old school 26.

  • Triber66

    7/28/2013 1:25 AM

    The trance sx is replacing it next year.

  • Uncle Cliffy

    7/28/2013 7:03 AM

    Reign X is still in the USA catalog for 2014. The 0 model comes with the XX1 group.

  • nydownhiller

    7/28/2013 8:59 AM

    Looks like the amended their 26" comment Cliff to include the Reign X. What about the STP? Still 26"! ;-)

  • Uncle Cliffy

    7/28/2013 9:03 AM

    Touche'. I think we'll see fire and brimstone the day someone offers a tweener DJ bike.

  • buttbongo

    7/28/2013 12:58 PM

    Ya let hardtails have to stay 26" or I going to jump off my roof. I not playin Giant! 26" Reign X =best of all time all mountain everything bike....nuff said

  • canadmos

    7/27/2013 10:49 PM

  • erwinmruiz

    7/27/2013 9:24 PM

    Caliente

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