The New Revolution is Here: 2014 Giant Trance Advanced 1 – 27.5

With the benefits of both a 29er and 26er, 27.5 inch wheels have made a big splash in the mountain bike world this year.  After over a decade of smaller builders and a few mass-production brands utilizing the standard, the floodgates were opened in 2014 and 27.5 inch wheels rocketed to the top of the list of mainstream innovations.

One of the brands leading the charge with light, high-performance and affordable 27.5 bikes is Giant.  The 2014 Trance represents the culmination of incredible research and development as well as rider testing under the likes of Adam Craig and Carl Decker.  We have a few of these in the shop (and one for demo!).  Jump past the break to see why we can’t wait to shred this new bike.

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5 inches of suspension and 27.5 wheels make even the gnarliest of trails heavenly.

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Shimano’s XT Shadow+ rear derailleur featuring a clutch device keeps shifts precise and eliminates chain slap.

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A full Shimano XT drivetrain works just like the top of the line XTR offering at a much more reachable price point.

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Fox’s new CTD technology soaks up descents and keeps the suspension stiff while climbing.

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Shimano XT brakes silently control speed with a consistent feel and incredible modulation.

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A Fox Talas 34 fork allows the rider to choose between short and long travel settings depending on the fly. This forks makes the Trance a XC bike and trail bike all in one.

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An internally routed Giant Contact Switch dropper post allows you to take the bike to its limits without any extra cables showing outside the frame.

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The sleek lines of the carbon frame easily convey the bikes speed but hide the incredible stiffness and durability of Giants carbon technology.

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As the largest bike manufacturer in the world, Giant gets to produce every other brand’s carbon… and then make their own even better.

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One Response to The New Revolution is Here: 2014 Giant Trance Advanced 1 – 27.5

  1. […] The New Revolution is Here: 2014 Giant Trance  With the benefits of both a 29er and 26er, 27.5 inch wheels have made a big splash in the mountain bike world this year.  One of the brands leading the charge with light, high-performance and affordable 27.5 bikes is Giant.  The 2014 Trance represents the culmination of incredible research and development as well as rider testing under the likes of Adam Craig and Carl Decker.  We have a few of these in the Peak Cycles Bicycle Shop (and one for demo!).  See pictures here. […]

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