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2018 Giant Trance 2 Bike (discontinued)

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2018 Giant Trance 2 Ride Review & Impression Video

The Good:

Spec for price is excellent! || Grip damper in Fox 34 is impressive || Smooth and Plush || Comfortable Geometry for all day riding || Can be configured to do more! || New Meastro Suspension much easier to set up

The Bad:

Noticeable Bob when Climbing || Not the most Stable when the hits get bigger

Overall Review:

Overall this was a great bike and the things I wrote under "The Bad" were very nit picky. What you get for the money is almost too good to be true and if someone wanted to start here and upgrade parts, there is almost no better platform.

2018 Giant Trance 2 XT Drivetrain

The Good:

Love both Fox Shocks and all the adjustability. Swapped out the SLX for all XL components including 32T from chain ring and cranks. Went with the Sunrace 11x46 cassette and KMC Gold-SL chain. Love the 2.4" High Roller IIs

The Bad:

Had to change out the seat for a MTB team saddle. Giant saddle was a little tough.

Overall Review:

This bike has taken me to the next level.  Very confidence inspiring with its suspension travel and the 2.4" wide Maxxis High Roller II tires.  It shreds twisty singletrack, climbs very confidently, and takes rocky/rooty descents like a champ!  


Product Giant Trance 2 Bike
Model Year 2018
Riding Type Enduro / All-Mountain, Trail
Rider Unisex
Sizes and Geometry
XS, S, M, L, XL View Geometry
Size XS S M L XL
Top Tube Length 560mm 580mm 610mm 630mm 655mm
Head Tube Angle 67.0° 67.0° 67.0° 67.0° 67.0°
Head Tube Length 100mm 100mm 105mm 130mm 145mm
Seat Tube Angle 73.5° 73.5° 73.5° 73.5° 73.5°
Seat Tube Length 370mm 380mm 431mm 482mm 507mm
Bottom Bracket Height 15mm drop 15mm drop 15mm drop 15mm drop 15mm drop
Chainstay Length 435mm 435mm 435mm 435mm 435mm
Wheelbase 1109mm 1129mm 1160mm 1183mm 1209mm
Standover 697mm 701mm 723mm 768mm 788mm
Reach 386mm 406mm 435mm 448mm 469mm
Stack 587mm 587mm 591mm 614mm 628mm
Wheel Size 27.5" (650b)
Frame Material Aluminum
Frame Material Details ALUXX SL-grade aluminum, forged composite upper rocker with internal cable routing
Rear Travel 140mm
Rear Shock FOX Float Performance with Trunnion mount
Fork FOX 34 Rhythm, GRIP damper, Boost
Fork Travel 150mm
Head Tube Diameter Tapered
Headset Integrated OverDrive sealed cartridge bearing
Handlebar Giant Connect Trail
Stem Giant Connect
Brakes Shimano SLX with 180mm rotors
Brake Levers Shimano SLX
Drivetrain 1x
Shifters Shimano SLX
Front Derailleur N/A
Rear Derailleur Shimano SLX
ISCG Tabs Yes
Chainguide N/A
Cranks Shimano SLX
Chainrings 30 tooth
Bottom Bracket Press fit Shimano
Pedals N/A
Chain KMC X11-1
Cassette Shimano SLX 11 x 46 tooth, 11-speed
Rims Giant XC-1 disc, tubeless
Hubs Giant Performance Tracker, sealed bearing, Boost
Spokes Sapim Race, 14/15G
Tires Maxxis High Roller II, 27.5" x 2.4", EXO, Tubeless, 60 TPI
Saddle Giant Contact, neutral
Seatpost Giant Contact Switch, dropper
Seatpost Diameter 30.9mm
Seatpost Clamp Quick Release
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions Boost 148mm x 12mm
Max. Tire Size 2.6"
Bottle Cage Mounts Yes
Colors Satin neon red/black
Matte grey/neon yellow/green
Warranty Lifetime frame, 1 year paint finish and all other original components
Weight N/A
Miscellaneous Maestro suspension
Internal cable routing
Price $2,825
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