2019 and above Giant Trance 29er!!

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2019 and above Giant Trance 29er!!
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Posted: Feb 4, 2019 at 13:36 Quote
Flohou wrote:
My opinion is that it is more than efficient enough and will be just fine for XC races. I plan on racing mine on some of the rougher courses in my area.

So it is possible to put the rear completely firmly so it doesn’t bob even while standing?

Coming from an Anthem 27.5 to Trance 29 I find less bob with the Trance when both shocks are at their firmest.

I've got the Trance Pro 29 1 with the DPX2

Posted: Apr 19, 2019 at 8:58 Quote
Elpresidirrrte wrote:
Dougdirt wrote:
ActivNVA wrote:
What is size is yours, and can it fit a full size water bottle (20 or 24 ounce)?
It’s a large and yes I can fit a full sized bottle in the frame.

How tall are you? I'm 5'11" and trying to decide between medium and large.

I'm 5'9". I'm on my 3rd Large (in 27.5). I test road the 2019 29" in both M and L. The M is better going up, but the L is so much more confident when I need the front suspension (steep or chunky).

Posted: Apr 19, 2019 at 9:09 Quote
Flohou wrote:
Hi guys,

I‘m looking forward to buy a Trance 29. I‘d like to ride a few xc races this year but I also like to ride steep trails, now my question is if it‘s really efficient enough for sprinting and riding fast uphill? A german bike magazin, that tested some trail bikes, said that the rear can‘t keep calm even if the shock is closed. They said that the bike is downhill oriented.
Is it true?
Any experiences?
Can‘t believe it.

Thank you and greetings from bavariaWink

The Maestro link is known for having little bob and chain feedback. I tried to leave Giant for a couple years, but I'm stuck on this suspension.

To xc race your Trance 29, I would suggest just a tire swap. Get a set of tires for the terrain you plan to race. The Trance won't be as fast uphill (especially smooth climbs) as a XC race bike. For recreational racers, lack of conditioning will be slower than sprinting on 115mm of travel vs 100mm.


Posted: Apr 19, 2019 at 9:25 Quote
I feel like my trance 29 sprints just fine and does very well at XC races. I am a Cat 2 racer so I’m no pro but on rougher courses I prefer it instead of my 2019 carbon Giant XTC . I think a nice set of wheels and proper suspension setup is crucial however.

Posted: Apr 30, 2019 at 15:27 Quote
I have a trance 29 2 on the way, can’t wait to ride it, any advice from you guys about setup or any issues you’ve had? Its my first 29er, I come from a 26” hardtail and was undecided between the trance and the stumpjumper St, finally pulled the trigger on the trance cause I got a good deal from my lbs.

Posted: Jun 12, 2019 at 9:58 Quote
Just one month since I got mine, still completely stock and tinkering with suspension and cockpit setup, I plan to swap the grips in the near future first of all. Pretty happy with how it performs after almost 500kms.

Posted: Jun 12, 2019 at 17:19 Quote
I've had my 2019 Trance 29 Pro 2 for a few months. I swapped out the shock for the DVO. changed the drivetrain to my XX1 11 speed, 150mm dropper post, and a renthal carbon bar. I found the carbon wheelset to stiff for my rocky trails and put on an aluminum wheelset. Overall I'm very happy with the bike. The DVO shock is buttery smooth and very tunable and the Fox Grip fork rides better than you think. Bike gets great traction, climbs good and descends great for 115mm

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