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.