Giant Trance 27.5

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Giant Trance 27.5
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Posted: Oct 9, 2020 at 13:37 Quote
Ya drop in a 2 degree slacker head set. The larger shock and a 160 fork. Run it mullet
29 front 27.5 rear. Bb is fine. Problem is the frame geo is out of date. Seat tube too high. Lower shock bush is frightening.
Make sure you go with a shorter off set fork. 44 to 37 if not you get too much flop and hard landings tend to force a flop to one side or the other. I say hack an inch off the seat tube. Get a 170 dropper and be done.

Posted: Oct 12, 2020 at 3:35 Quote
jeffdel2 wrote:
Building out the 142 conversion and I hit what appears to be a snag. Looks like the thread pitch Giant used on the drop outs that came with older frames is "hard to find". Found an article that states the drop outs from pre 2017 models have a thread pitch of 1.5, 171mm overall length, and 18mm thread length. First is this even close to accurate? Second what are you folks using if the Giant branded axles are not available? My order was cancelled today by Bicycle Warehouse for "no stock" issues haha

Thanks in advance!

Any suggestions on axles for the 142 conversion?

Posted: Oct 30, 2020 at 6:28 Quote
scorpionen wrote:
Hi
My wife have a 2017 Trance 2 LTD
She want to make the bike more Enduro
We have a 160 Yari
But I have googled that a 185x55 shock fits?
Have anyone tried a Fox Nude shock on a Giant Trance?
How does the Trance Climb with 120mm rear and 160mm front?



i upgraded my trance with a 160mm fork and a 1 degree angle headset.
upgraded the stock shock with a dpx2 but i left mine at 52.5 stroke since I am running a 2.5 WT tire. I wasn't sure if i would get any tire rubbing issues
with the factory dpx2 you get open mode compression adjustment that lets you get a little more pedaling support in open mode. i never lockout my shock anymore.
bike feels grate!

Posted: Oct 30, 2020 at 7:20 Quote
jeffdel2 wrote:
jeffdel2 wrote:
Building out the 142 conversion and I hit what appears to be a snag. Looks like the thread pitch Giant used on the drop outs that came with older frames is "hard to find". Found an article that states the drop outs from pre 2017 models have a thread pitch of 1.5, 171mm overall length, and 18mm thread length. First is this even close to accurate? Second what are you folks using if the Giant branded axles are not available? My order was cancelled today by Bicycle Warehouse for "no stock" issues haha

Thanks in advance!

Any suggestions on axles for the 142 conversion?

https://www.giantbikespares.com/Giant-Trance-Advanced-%26-Obsess-Advanced-Derailleur-Hanger--1280GS834609B1_G1/product_detail/3-42169

https://www.giantbikespares.com/Giant-Trance-DT-RWS-10-MTB-142-_-12-Thru-axle--1529-GDTRWS-402/product_detail/3-42823

Posted: Nov 24, 2020 at 10:36 Quote
don't they just use DT-Swiss axles? maybe just buy some of those?

Posted: Nov 24, 2020 at 10:38 Quote
ive just bought some 150/160mm rockshox pike for the front of my 2015/16 Trance, I was thinking of getting a Monarch Plus rear shock (200x57) to match but am unsure of what tune I would need? would it be M/M or M/L ? or is there a better shock I should buy? im only going to get a secondhand shock so nothing mega elaborate.

Posted: Nov 25, 2020 at 1:08 Quote
gazmoose wrote:
don't they just use DT-Swiss axles? maybe just buy some of those?

You can also use Shimano AX56 12X142MM axle.

Posted: Dec 1, 2020 at 5:13 Quote
gazmoose wrote:
don't they just use DT-Swiss axles? maybe just buy some of those?

This ended up being correct...went with the RDS spec'd at 142mm x 12mm Thru, 171mm (E-Thru Rear) and it fit perfectly. Thanks all!

Posted: Dec 1, 2020 at 5:25 Quote
let us know if it makes the rear end feel siffer, im still on the teeny tiny axle at the back.

Posted: Jan 13, 2021 at 15:06 Quote
Hello,

Does anyone know the maximum length dropper I can fit in my 2016 Giant trance medium frame?

I currently have a 125mm dropper but am thinking of taking it to 150mm

Thanks

Posted: Jan 16, 2021 at 7:47 Quote
Mikechampion96 wrote:
Hello,

Does anyone know the maximum length dropper I can fit in my 2016 Giant trance medium frame?

I currently have a 125mm dropper but am thinking of taking it to 150mm

Thanks

Ive this frame so will measure mine, give me a day or two to get back to you.

Posted: Jan 17, 2021 at 12:39 Quote
gazmoose wrote:
Mikechampion96 wrote:
Hello,

Does anyone know the maximum length dropper I can fit in my 2016 Giant trance medium frame?

I currently have a 125mm dropper but am thinking of taking it to 150mm

Thanks

Ive this frame so will measure mine, give me a day or two to get back to you.

Thanks Gaz

Posted: Jan 20, 2021 at 13:54 Quote
my dropper post is a is a 'brand X' 130mm.

Posted: Jan 22, 2021 at 6:02 Quote
New to the Trance family. Just coming from a 2018 Talon which I heavily upgraded. My wife gifted me a 2020 Trance 2 for xmas (very gently used) It's covered in 3m tape, RF Atlas Stem and cap, RF grips, RF bars and 2.6 Michelin tires. I can't wait for the snow to melt so I can get out and use it. Right now I just walk by and stare at it. Pedals are stamp one that I have purchased. I have added WPL fork lube and set up the sag in both front and back. I have also added a front mud guard. Not sure what else I'll do to it except ride it as much as I can. I might eventually get a dpx2 ….

Posted: Jan 22, 2021 at 7:04 Quote
Willowbeast wrote:
New to the Trance family. Just coming from a 2018 Talon which I heavily upgraded. My wife gifted me a 2020 Trance 2 for xmas (very gently used) It's covered in 3m tape, RF Atlas Stem and cap, RF grips, RF bars and 2.6 Michelin tires. I can't wait for the snow to melt so I can get out and use it. Right now I just walk by and stare at it. Pedals are stamp one that I have purchased. I have added WPL fork lube and set up the sag in both front and back. I have also added a front mud guard. Not sure what else I'll do to it except ride it as much as I can. I might eventually get a dpx2 ….

You can search the shock section of the Buy and Sell for "185 x 52.5" and you'll see a fair amount of shocks come up. The Super Deluxe is a big upgrade as well.

Enjoy! It's a super fun bike and well-specced.


 
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