Giant Trance Advanced 27.5 0 (2016) (Matte Grey/Green/ Blue)

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If you seek a bike that can do it all, look no further than the Giant Trance Advanced. The composite Trance Advanced 27.5 is light, agile, and built to go fast on technical trails. Developed with input from Giant pro enduro racers, it features an Advanced-grade composite frame made specifically for 27.5 wheels. With 140mm of smooth active Maestro rear suspension, it’s an all-around trail slayer that climbs as well as it descends. The OverDrive steerer tube and a PowerCore bottom bracket ensure steering precision and pedaling stiffness, and frame details include internal cable routing, integrated downtube protection and ISCG-05 chain guide compatibility.


  • Advanced-grade composite mainframe with 5.5 inches of smooth Maestro suspension
  • RockShox Pike RCT3 Solo Air 140mm-travel fork with 15mm thru-axle
  • RockShox Monarch RT3 DebonAir rear shock
  • Giant Contact SLR Trail composite handlebar and Contact SLR composite stem
  • Giant TRX 0 Composite WheelSystem
  • SRAM XX1 11-speed drivetrain with SRAM Guide Ultimate hydraulic disc brakes

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Colors: Matte Blue/Gloss Blue
Frame: Advanced-grade composite w/ ALUXX SL rear triangle, 5.5" Maestro suspension
Fork: RockShox Pike RCT3 Solo Air w/ 15mm thru-axle, OverDrive steerer, 140mm travel
Shock: RockShox Monarch RT3 DebonAir
Giant Contact SLR, Low rise, Composite, 31.8mm
Stem: Giant Contact SLR, Composite
Seatpost: Giant Contact SL Switch, dropper, 30.9mm
Saddle: Giant Contact SLR neutral, Carbon Fiber rails
Pedals: N/A
SRAM XX1 Trigger, Rear only
Front Derailleur: N/A
Rear Derailleur:
SRAM XX1, Type 2
Brakes: SRAM Guide Ultimate, Hydraulic disc, [F] 170mm [R] 160mm
Brake Levers: SRAM Guide Ultimate, Hydraulic disc
Cassette: SRAM XG-1195 10x42, 11-speed
Chain: KMC X11SL DLC
Crankset: SRAM XX1, 32T
Bottom Bracket: SRAM, Press Fit
Rims: Giant TRX 0 Composite WheelSystem; 27mm wide, Tubeless compatible
Hubs: Giant TRX 0 Composite WheelSystem; 28h, [F] 15mm axle, [R] 142x12 axle
Spokes: Giant TRX 0 Composite WheelSystem; DT Swiss Aerolite Bladed Stainless
Tires: Schwalbe Nobby Nic, 27.5x2.25, Tubeless ready, Snakeskin [F] Trailstar [R] Pacestar
Tubeless rim strips and valves
Weight: The most accurate way to determine any bike’s weight is to have your local dealer weigh it for you. Many brands strive to list the lowest possible weight, but in reality weight can vary based on size, finish, hardware and accessories. All Giant bikes are designed for best-in-class weight and ride quality.



Giant’s original oversized fork steerer-tube technology. Designed to provide solid front-end steering performance, the system’s oversized headset bearings and tapered steerer tube provide optimal steering stiffness. Road models feature 1 1/8-inch top and 1 1/4-inch bottom bearings, while the mountain version features 1 1/8-inch top and 1 1/2-inch bottom bearings.

OverDrive provides up to 15 percent more torsional steering stiffness than straight steerer-tube designs. This translates into much more accurate steering input from a rider’s hands, through the handlebar and stem, and down to the front wheel. Whether hammering uphill or carving through a corner, OverDrive transmits input directly to the front wheel for more precise handling.

Advanced Composite Technology:
Giant's High Performance-grade raw carbon fiber is used to produce custom composite material in our own composite factory. Extremely lightweight, stiff and compliant, these handcrafted frames feature the following materials and processes:

Materials: High Performance-grade raw carbon material features an excellent stiffness-to-weight ratio.

Resin: High Performance formula provides excellent void minimization (bubbles) while maintaining outstanding strength. And vibration absorbing particles are added to help disperse road shock.

Modified Monocoque Construction: The front triangle (downtube, headtube, toptube, seattube) is assembled and molded as one continuous piece. This front half is then joined to the rear chainstays and seatstays in a secondary process. This process eliminates the outermost woven composite sheet to reduce weight without affecting ride quality, strength or stiffness.

Whatever off-road adventures you seek, Giant's Maestro Suspension helps you make the most of your efforts. Control, traction, comfort, speed—you get more of everything with Maestro. From fast and efficient 4-inch-travel XC to full 8-inch DH bikes, Maestro is an adaptable system that offers smooth, active rear suspension on all types of terrain.

Three core benefits set Maestro Suspension Technology apart from the rest:
Whether you’re sprinting up a climb or coasting through a rock garden, Maestro Suspension performs consistently under pedaling power and doesn’t compromise efficiency.
From high-frequency trail vibrations to heavy-hitting compressions, Maestro Suspension soaks up the full spectrum of trail impacts.
Even under full braking force, Maestro Suspension remains fully active and reactive.


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This product was added to our catalog on February 17, 2016.