It's all about the trunnion, baby
We gave you a glimpse of it last month. Now here’s the full rundown of Giant’s new 140mm travel 27.5 wheeled trail bike.
It’s still quite clearly a Giant and quite clearly a Trance. There’s no obviously radical overhauling here.
But what there is is quite a significant number of tweaks in almost every area of the bike.
The main tweak is the move to a trunnion mounted rear shock. “What the heck is a trunnion?” you may ask. It’s best explained with a photograph…
You’ll notice how the linkage attaches directly to the wide, fat head of the shock. There’s no traditional shock eyelet.
Why have they trunnion-ed it? It’s so that they can keep the same effective eye-to-length on the shock/frame mounts but can squeeze in a longer bodied shock with a longer stroke to it.
This longer shock dramatically changes the suspension characteristics. Lower leverage ratio. Wider rebound range