2021 Giant Trance X 29 3
Over the past few years, Giant has been stepping up its game in the mountain bike category with some exciting new bikes. We are talking about the Trance X 29. This bike has made waves in the industry, winning the 2020 Pink Bike Trail and Enduro efficiency test for climbing, with the help of Fox Live Valve Suspension. Fitting comfortably into the trail bike category, the Trance X 29 3 is an aluminum hard charger that makes for a very nice entry level mountain bike coming in at a price tag of $2550. A price point that is very competitive when you factor in the features that come with this bike.
The Trance x 29 3 uses the same Maestro suspension design that you’ll find on Giant’s $10,000 bikes. This tried and true suspension design has been used by Giant for over 15 years! The Trance X utilizes a trunnion mount shock, which gives the bike a longer stroke and smoother feel. It also features a two-position adjustable Advanced Forged Composite flip-chip equipped upper rocker arm for increased stiffness and strength plus lower overall frame weight. For the drivetrain, it is sporting a 12 speed SRAM SX cassette, derailleur, shifter, and Shimano 4 piston hydraulic brakes. The wheels are laced with a great tire setup from Maxxis featuring a DHF up front and a Dissector in the rear.
The Giant Trance X 29 3 makes a great bike for the front range. Why? The 150mm of travel in the front paired with 130mm in the rear gives you just enough travel while helping keep the weight of the bike down, making it easy to pedal uphill and nimble on the descents. It also features everything we want to see in a modern mountain bike including a dropper post, 12 speed drivetrain, and wide 800mm handlebars for stability. It would make for a very nice first mountain bike or great upgrade from a hardtail. Come test ride one at Peak Cycles, today!