Giant Trance SX 27.5 (2016) (Matte Blue/Red)

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The Giant Trance SX is an enduro hungry all-mountain rocket. Designed from the ground-up to take advantage of 27.5-inch wheels, Trance SX 27.5 is the best of both worlds—light and agile, yet also super stable on rough trails. The lightweight, stiff and super-strong ALUXX SL aluminum frame is mated with 140mm of proven Maestro rear suspension and up to 160mm of front suspension. The frame also features Giant’s OverDrive steerer tube technology for stiff, razor-sharp steering and handling in the rough stuff.


  • ALUXX SL-grade aluminum frame with 5.5 inches of smooth Maestro suspension
  • 140-160mm-travel Fox 34 Talas Performance fork with 15mm thru-axle
  • Fox Float X2 Performance rear shock
  • Giant P-AM2 rims, Giant Performance Tracker hubs, stainless spokes
  • SRAM X01 / X1 11-speed drivetrain with SRAM Guide R hydraulic disc brakes

S, M, L, XL
Colors: Matte Blue/Red
Frame: ALUXX SL-grade aluminum, 5.5" Maestro suspension
Fork: Fox 34 Talas Performance w/ 15mm thru-axle, OverDrive steerer, 140-160mm travel
Shock: Fox Float X2 Performance
Handlebar: Giant Contact SL DH, 31.8mm
Stem: Truvativ Holzfeller
Seatpost: Giant Contact SL Switch, dropper, 30.9mm
Saddle: Giant Contact, upright
Pedals: N/A
Shifters: SRAM X01, Rear only
Front Derailleur: N/A
Rear Derailleur: SRAM X01, Type 2
Brakes: SRAM Guide R, Hydraulic disc, [F] 180mm [R] 170mm
Brake Levers: SRAM Guide R, Hydraulic disc
Cassette: SRAM XG-1180 10x42, 11-speed
Chain: KMC X11SL DLC
Crankset: SRAM X1, 32T
Bottom Bracket: SRAM, Press Fit
Rims: Giant P-AM2, Double wall
Hubs: Giant Performance Tracker Disc, 32h, [F] 15mm axle, [R] 142x12mm axle
Spokes: Stainless Steel, 14/15g
Tires: [F] Schwalbe Hans Dampf 27.5x2.35, Snakeskin, Trailstar [R] Schwalbe Rock Razor, 27.5x2.35, Snakeskin, Pacestar
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.

Aluxx SL:

  • Predominantly features 6011 alloy for a high-performance strength-to-weight ratio

Forming methods:

  • Double butting results in lighter weight without sacrificing strength
  • Features PressForming, WarmForming (advanced manipulation of tubeset shaping via an injection of high-pressure air) and FluidForming in select models

Welding techniques:

  • Features both Standard (double-pass weld technique without finish sanding/filing) and Smooth welding techniques for outstanding strength and weight

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.