The Giant Trance 29 sits squarely between the Anthem 29 and the 27.5in Trance. Delivering a modest 115mm of travel, but this is a seriously capable bike.
The 2018 Giant Reign Advanced 0 has class leading sizing and geometry plus a race-tuned coil shock and revised suspension linkage.
There’s a directness to the ride of the Giant Trance 2 that makes it feel very efficient and fluid. And it doesn’t trade big hit capacity to achieve it.
The Giant Anthem Advanced Pro 29 is Giant's short (90mm) travel, carbon XC race weapon. Matched to a 100mm fork it delivers almost trail bike handling.
Giant's Control 1+ MTB is a mountain bike specific pump designed to inflate the largest of tyres with ease. Performance and reliability are second to none.
Giant’s Reign and Trance range of full suspension bikes have long been absolute favourites here at MBR for their superlative handling, suspension and sizing. So putting the shorter travel, race…
It’s fair to say that the emergence of MIPS (Multi-directional Impact Protection System) boosted riders’ awareness of helmet safety, and the possible dangers caused by rotational impacts. It’s now increasingly…
How many times have you wished to have a track pump stuffed away in your pack, after spending the last ten minutes wondering whether an asthmatic mouse might fare better…
Get the front end dialled and the Giant Trance 3 is instantly transformed into a weapon. The suspension response is super stable, it’s not lost any sensitivity.
Giant reworks its classic 140mm-travel trail bike to make it even more capable.
As it stands, the Full E+ 1 is more of a towpath power-house than a genuine singletrack slayer. It wouldn’t take much to bolster the Giant’s rating though.
Jumping onto the Giant was akin to getting a shot of adrenaline straight in the arm
Blisteringly quick but also a barrel of laughs - £3,999
Need to know Nimble 27.5in women-specific trail bike 140mm travel front and rear Three frame sizes, all with bags of standover clearance I was a big fan of last year’s Liv Intrigue,…
Way more fun than expected but needs a few specification tweaks - £1,499
Great value for money - £169.99
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Dave's Giant Trance Advanced 27.5 2 review
Despite a thorough revamp for Giant's popular Trance, there's still room for improvement
Read the full review of the Giant Trance 27.5 4.