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2013 Giant Trance X 29er 2 Bike

Average User Rating: (Outstanding)
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Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

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“Climbing and decending machine”

The Good: Climbs like a beast, descends like beast, comfortable geometry, solid stock tires, cheap price point.

The Bad: stock wheels are heavy, x7 front derailleur is shit and x5 rear isn't much better

Overall Review:

I want to start off by saying that if you are looking for a bike that will do everything at under $2000 this is the bike for you. I have had this bike for 7 months now and have about 600 hard miles on it. I have had only one issue and that was the x7 front derailleur getting so out of whack it had to be replaced, but sram sent me a new upgraded x7 model for free and I haven't had a problem since. As for the riding experience this bike provides, it will do equally as well on a long steep climb as it will on a easier DH trail. I have ridden everything from the slick rock of Sedona and Moab to the high alpine trails of Northern Arizona and the rocky desert of southern Arizona and at no point did I feel like the capabilities of this bike held me back. I would even go so far to say that this this could be comfortably ridden a day in a bike park or even entered in an XC race. With the upgrades of a carbon Niner 710 bar, a Fox D.O.S.S. dropper post and tubeless conversion It is weighting in at around 32lbs but with a nice wheel set it will easily go below 30 epically with out a dropper post. For the price nothing could beat it.

Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry


Model Year 2013
Riding Type Cross Country, Trail
Sizes and Geometry

XS/14.5, S/16, M/18, L/20, XL/22 View Geometry

Size XS/14.5 S/16 M/18 L/20 XL/22
Top Tube Length 21.7 22.4 23.4 24.1 25
Head Tube Angle 69.5 69.5 69.5 69.5 69.5
Head Tube Length 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.3
Seat Tube Angle 74 73 73 73 73
Seat Tube Length 14.5 16 18 20 22
Bottom Bracket Height
Chainstay Length 17.8 17.8 17.8 17.8 17.8
Wheelbase 42.9 43.1 44.1 44.9 45.8
Standover 25.2 25.4 26.4 27.2 28.1
Frame Material ALUXX SL-Grade Aluminum, Maestro Suspension
Rear Travel 5"
Rear Shock RockShox Monarch
Fork RockShox Recon Silver with 15QR Through Axle
Fork Travel 120mm
Head Tube Diameter 1-1/8" to 1-1/2" Taper
Headset OverDrive
Handlebar Giant Connect, Low Rise, 31.8mm
Stem Giant Connect
Brakes Shimano M395, 180mm Front / 160mm Rear Rotor
Brake Levers Shimano M395
Shifters Sram X5, 2x10 Speed
Front Derailleur Sram X7
Rear Derailleur Sram X5
Cranks Sram S1000
Chainrings 24/38 Tooth
Bottom Bracket Sram, Press Fit
Pedals N/A
Chain KMC X10
Cassette Sram PG 1030, 11-36 Tooth, 10-Speed
Rims Giant S-XC29er 2, Doublewall
Hubs Giant Tracker Sealed, CNC Front; Formula Sealed Bearing, 32 Hole Rear
Spokes Stainless Steel Black, 14G
Tires Schwalbe Nobby Nic, 29" x 2.25", Performance Folding Bead
Saddle Giant Performance MTB
Seatpost Giant Connect
Seat Post Diameter 30.9mm
Seatpost Clamp
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions
Max. Tire Size
Bottle Cage Mounts Yes
Colors Black/Silver/Neon Yellow


Price $1925.00
More Info Giant website
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry