Video: Reece Wallace Shows How Versatile 145mm of Travel Can Be in 'Plane Fun'

May 29, 2022 at 11:02
by Giant Bicycles  

Giant free rider Reece Wallace puts the new Trance X through its paces.

bigquotes"My main priority on a bike is to have fun. The Trance X is my go-to and covers all the bases—I can rip trails in the morning, then hit the city jump park on the way home. Plus, the durability of the aluminum proved invaluable first day on the bike, haha" - Reece

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  • 104 7
 What a champ
  • 58 4
 And a Paint job that's similar to the home flag, what a local hero!
  • 50 4
 @steviestokes: Scotland can be proud of their ambassador
  • 29 9
 I fought he was sponsored by Trek
  • 9 78
flag jovesaxa (May 30, 2022 at 9:55) (Below Threshold)
 @Mr-Gilsch: Umm.. He's a Canadian. Scotland is already well represented so please leave us our riders.
  • 34 3
 @jovesaxa Whooooooooosh
  • 15 2
 @sportstuff: I didn't even have to duck...
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flag nastynate711 (May 30, 2022 at 14:09) (Below Threshold)
 The horse is dead, you can stop now
  • 40 2
 @nastynate711: This will never die, guaranteed.
  • 4 1
 Okay, I need an explanation. I get that his name is close to Reece Wilson, but there's got to be more to it than just that.
  • 4 0
 @schulte1400: don't expect anything in the PB comment section to be anything more than face value lol
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 @nastynate711: : deadhorse:
  • 86 1
 They should do a Wilson X Wallace edit for the people of PB !
  • 26 0
 wouldn't that just be two of the same guy?
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  • 72 5
 Great riding from the worldchamp!
  • 68 4
 God damnit I love how this joke rolls on
  • 13 63
flag nastynate711 (May 30, 2022 at 14:14) (Below Threshold)
 Well I’m glad you get a kick out of it. But imagine how it feels to be Reece Wallace the Canadian freerider who puts everything he has into his work just to have people make the same stupid joke and shift the focus away from what he achieves.
  • 45 4
 @nastynate711: Imagine being so focused on another person's life that you feel the need to whine about it on a bike website.
  • 17 5
 @nastynate711: you must be fun at parties eh...
  • 18 1
 @nastynate711: He loves it, mate. He's joined in on the fun more than once.
  • 13 1
 @nastynate711: If you don’t believe that Reece isn't bothered by this joke, then check the top comment in this thread and check who posted it*:

* Yes, that's correct, it's the World Champ himself!
  • 8 3
 @nastynate711: imagine being so upset over something so trivial you have to announce it on pinkbike comments
  • 2 0
 @nastynate711: i’ve see Reece comment on these jokes in the past, seeing the funny side. Who hurt you?
  • 1 0
 @Saucycheese: in all seriousness he's probably like 12, I don't think this is a grown person who's upset by this haha
  • 52 5
 Flying Scotsman, at it again!
  • 5 57
flag nastynate711 (May 30, 2022 at 14:16) (Below Threshold)
 Wow, you’re really clever. Did you think of that all by yourself?
  • 5 0
 @nastynate711: username checks out
  • 46 5
 Reece Wallson is such a versatile rider.
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flag nastynate711 (May 30, 2022 at 14:16) (Below Threshold)
 that’s not a person
  • 15 1
 @nastynate711: You might be becoming your dad like on those insurance commercials.
  • 39 5
 I think most of pinkbike share the same three braincells cause they really just have enough storage up there for the same three kind of jokes.
  • 47 1
 you are way too generous
  • 3 2
 Anything that garners updoots.
  • 4 1
 Looks like he had a session
  • 3 1
 You definitely don’t have a BMX background making statements like that.
  • 6 0
 When are they posting the winners of the advent calendar?
  • 1 0
 @pink505: Outside+ needs to fund PB contest fulfillment activities
  • 3 0
 All other joke options are behind the paywall!
  • 1 0
 But did those jokes come from a BMX background.

Edit: someone already made this joke and I can't read.
  • 1 2
 What its not just jokes - its also racism and more!
  • 20 3
 Top tube is still disgustingly tall
  • 2 0
 that's what giant does to all their large and above trances LOL
  • 1 0
 Got you in a trance it seems
  • 19 3
 I was the first person to drop the bungy zone drop 22 years ago. Hit it on a RM6 with a monster! Right from the high point
  • 71 0
 Sign my tits
  • 3 0
 Any pics or anything? Love that old school stuff
  • 18 0
 @jobgnar: Mad respect for being the OG on that drop and I mean that with all sincerity, but you gotta sign dudes tits now.
  • 11 0
 @suspended-flesh: they better be well droopy swingers
  • 8 0
 @jobgnar: hell yeah thanks for delivering
  • 3 0
 Good stuff man!
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  • 16 2
 PB Headline flop "How Versatile".. Video of riding perfectly manicured trails, not a root or rock to be seen. He was sending those jumps though..
  • 2 0
 I was thinking the same. Would be cool to at least have a couple of chunky sections mixed in there.
  • 14 0
 The ol' Nanaimo Lakes highway drop. A classic!
  • 1 0
 I was wondering if it was that old relic.
  • 1 0
 any classic footage you can share?
  • 1 0
 I drive by it everyday thinking about dropping it. Bender style!
  • 2 0
 @xTwoSnakesx: it was in a old island Mtb film called dirt I think
  • 2 0
 Chris from Dodge City cycles made the movie I believe
  • 13 3
 Great riding! Crazy, that a World Champ is allowed stuff like that in between Races - and on a diffferent brand bike as well. AND: Danny would have frontflipped that last stomp at the beach - with a smile Smile
  • 5 0
 Double dipping, got the freeride sponsorship and the race sponsorship. Smart man.
  • 9 0
 Wait wait wait, you’re telling me I don’t need a massively over suspended bike to have fun?!?!
  • 13 6
 No disrespect because he's sending huge but all of that stuff is super buff. A BMX-er would send that too. Suspension only really matters when its chunky and you need traction. It doesn't show how versatile 145mm is at all.
  • 3 1
 This. Not sure what versatility I’m seeing here.
  • 1 2
 shut up
  • 8 0
 I think he could ride any travel bike including hardtail and make it look smooth. Nice work.
  • 4 0
 So, @giantbicycles, I suppose your posting this means that you approve of your customers riding this hike on this type of terrain? If I take a 140mm Giant and something breaks when I huck it off 3m drops it doesn't void my warranty, right?
  • 5 1
 For a very short moment I thought "WOW - Giant has come up with a great colorway! A total winner" but then I realized this is a custom job and we're all just stuck with standard colors like before.
  • 6 0
 truth be told, at 2:02 Neil Meir did that drop on a hard tail in about 2003.
  • 1 0
 I remember him because he had almost the exact same name as my friend who was also a ripper, living an hour north.
  • 9 0
 It was closer to 2000 he is standing behind watching in my pic, then hit it 15 minutes later. It was in the old Vancouver island D.I.R.T videos
  • 1 0
 @jobgnar: wow havent seen this in years. Dropping into Radical Terrain!
  • 9 2
 Nearly 6inch of travel is still alot
  • 2 0
 I like to think so.
  • 6 0
 Love my 2017 Trance. It's been a workhorse. Would buy another.
  • 6 0
 As someone who has ridden/owned this new 27.5 X, its very very good.
  • 6 3
 When is Giant going to change the design of that Trance and Reign front triangle?
Only reason i'm not buying a Giant is that ugly front triangle.
The Trance Advance has better silhouette.
  • 9 4
 Is aluminium more durable? Really?
  • 8 24
flag Bro-LanDog (May 30, 2022 at 11:03) (Below Threshold)
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flag Bro-LanDog (May 30, 2022 at 13:12) (Below Threshold)
 Look at these thumbsie-downies LMAO pb hivemind must know something about material properties that I don't.
  • 11 2
 I would say so. Plenty of dents near the bb on my ride, that would be an issue with carbon.
  • 3 2
 @Bro-LanDog: perchance the hive-mind understands "ductility"?
  • 6 4
 @IsaacWislon82: a brittle failure and a ductile failure are both failures.
  • 2 0
 @Bro-LanDog: there are significant differences between the two, namely energy absorbed and how much they propagate. As an example, ductility is extremely important in structural applications such as shipbuilding, where enough energy to simply dent the shell plating of a ductile material may sink a ship made of a brittle steel, such was the case with the titanic among others before ductility of steel for ships was regulated
  • 5 6
 @IsaacWislon82: but yielding is yielding. If a bike is breaking while riding, it's ruined regardless. Impacts, meh. Throw some plastic on it if you're worried about that. But cfrp is a stronger material than 6000 series al alloy 10/10 times.
  • 1 2
 @Bro-LanDog: Let's wait another few months. I happen to watch the videos of the YouTuber VanCan. He broke two carbon frames over the last two years (a Specialized Enduro and an Evil Wreckogning). He is now on an aluminium frame (Knolly Chilcotin) and I guess this one will NOT break.

No, that will not be "proof" - it will be another indication nevertheless
  • 2 0
 maybe it's because I'm old, but I totally dig the colorways on that bike...and the throwback vibe on the fork is killer to me.
  • 6 5
 Great riding, but the crash proves that longer travel is more forgiving, and doesn't bottom out as easily on 10+' drops. Especially when you're not sponsored...
  • 5 0
 Well idk if it will let me share this link, but obviously longer travel is more forgiving in general. Set up and design are way more important. My friends enduro exploded on the same landing that my Bronson ate like a champ.
  • 2 0
 Ha, gotta be a Dadd joke!
  • 2 0
 @thechunderdownunder: what landing? y’all overshot by 10 ft lol
  • 1 0
 @Padrone3: that’s why I don’t usually tow people in lol.
  • 4 2
 Great full suspension jump bike! It seems to be scared or roots and rock gardens according to the video.
  • 1 0
 Yeah that's the cool thing to say .. why else would you ride a bike for fun..unless it's your mode of transportation even then it is fun..
  • 4 0
 Blue Z1s!!!! Want!
  • 1 1
 Sweet vid . The bike can be ridden like this . Poor bike getting tossed more than it was told it would ever experience. Hope he gave it a hug after the ride.
  • 2 0
 I enjoyed that little video. Good work Smile
  • 4 2
 interesting to see what training goes in behind the scenes of a world cup
  • 3 0
 This Z1 looks so sick
  • 1 0
 LOL we still have that same Rocky Mountain jersey.
  • 1 0
 Great video, but turn down the music. It interferes with the goosebump inducing sound of tires on dirt.
  • 1 0
 And you don’t have to wear a Luke skywalker ear hole bro-raster helmet ! Word!
  • 2 0
 2022... where groomed doubles = "versatility"
  • 1 0
 Come on... Now I don't have an excuse for not riding the big features on my trail bike...

  • 1 1
 A lot of people are way overbiked and some unnamed company overproduced 145mm bikes this year.
  • 1 1
 If only the seat tube was a little longer. Imagine how versa it’d be then.
  • 1 0
 We need the same vid with Mitch! Smile
  • 1 0
 The flying Scotsman at it again!
  • 1 0
 Ripping! love seeing Reece ride!
  • 1 0
 I have seen that drop since I was 16 , glad someone hit it
  • 1 0
 Giant… killer edit though
  • 1 0
 That rear hub.....que dios
  • 5 4
 Does Reece own a plane?
  • 5 2
 How's he supposed to get to the races? It's a busy calendar and Scotland a fair bit away.
  • 2 2
 Reece Wallace does yes. Smile
  • 1 0
 14 cm is adequate. Smile
  • 2 3
 Trance X has even less travel, 135mm
  • 4 0
 Trance x has 145mm. Trance x 29 has 135mm.
  • 4 0
 @Bro-LanDog: thx, you have right, my bad :-)
  • 1 4
 I guess when all you have is a Giant, you make your own fun
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