Climb like an XC racer and descend with supreme confidence on Giant's Trance Advanced 27.5 1. Sure, you've read that before, but this composite all-mountain rig truly floats over rocks and roots thanks to Giant's 140mm Maestro rear suspension featuring a RockShox Monarch RT shock. On the front, a RockShox Revelation RL delivers the same high-end action with 120-140mm of travel. Throw in a SRAM X01 drivetrain for slick shifts and the right gear for whatever the trail can hurl your way, as well as a set of Giant 27.5 composite wheels for precision steering. Plus, SRAM's stellar Guide RS brakes inspire confidence on every inch of dirt. And a Giant dropper post means the perfect riding position, whether the trail winds up, down, or around; it's just a flick of the remote away. The rest of the spec, including Giant's stem and bar and the Fizik seat, are equally up to keeping you in a pinned trance.
27.5-inch wheels (also known as 650B) offer the best characteristics of 26- and 29-inch wheels for an outstanding ride.
Efficiency: Increasing the wheel diameter decreases the angle of attack (the angle at which round objects meet square objects). The lower the angle, the easier it is to roll over obstacles and maintain momentum.
Traction: With a larger diameter, the tire's contact patch increases, putting more rubber on the trail. A 27.5-inch (650B) has nearly the same contact patch as a 29er for superb acceleration, braking and cornering.
Weight: The weight of a 27.5 wheel, tire and tube is only 5% more than an identically built 26-inch wheel. Compare this to a 12% increase with a 29-inch wheel. Lighter wheels mean a lighter bike, and better climbing and acceleration.
Pedals sold separately
|Frame||Giant Advanced-grade Composite w/ALUXX SL rear triangle, Maestro suspension, 5.5-inch travel|
|Fork||RockShox Revelation RL Dual Position Air, OverDrive steerer, 15mm thru-axle, 120-140mm-travel|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Monarch RT|
|Rims/Wheels||Giant P-TRX 1 composite, 27.5-inch|
|Tires||Schwalbe, Front: Nobby Nic Trailstar, 27.5 x 2.25; Rear: Nobby Nic Pacestar, 27.5 x 2.25|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X01, Type 2|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM XG1185, 11-speed: 10-42|
|Handlebars||Giant Contact SL, low rise|
|Stem||Giant Contact SL|
|Brake Levers||Avid Guide RS|
|Brakes||Avid Guide RSC hydraulic disc, 7/6-inch rotors|
|Saddle||Fizik Gobi XM|
|Seatpost||Giant Contact SL Switch-R dropper post|
Giant 27.5 -- Ride Without Limits.