Boosting off roots, snapping out of corners, tackling big drops: do it all with confidence on Giant's Trance 27.5 3. Up and down the mountain, the ALUXX SL aluminum frame is light and stiff for incredible power transfer on quick steeps or long grinding climbs, while the Maestro suspension along with RockShox Monarch R shock give you 140mm of bump-swallowing travel that lets you float over rock gardens. Up front, a RockShox Sektor Silver RL leads the charge with 140mm of forgiving travel on chattery trails or big hits. Speaking of charging forward, the wide-ranging Shimano Deore 2x10 drivetrain keeps you going with quick, smooth shifts every time. And when it comes time to dive hard into the switchbacks, Giant's 27.5-inch wheels respond with agility while the Schwalbe tires bite into terra firma and Shimano discs scrub speed reliably.
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 ALUXX SL aluminum w/Maestro suspension|
|Fork||RockShox Sektor Silver RL, 140mm travel|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Monarch R, 140mm travel|
|Rims/Wheels||Giant S-XC2 27.5-inch|
|Hubs||Giant Sport Tracker|
|Tires||Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance, 27.5 x 2.25|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Deore|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Deore Shadow Plus|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano HG62, 10-speed: 11-36|
|Brake Levers||Shimano M395|
|Brakes||Shimano M395, 7/6-inch rotors|
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- Mountain Biking
- Extreme Sports
love the maestro suspension design it soaks up every thing and ask's for more this wheel size IMO is the best easier around switch backs I changed wheels to some thing lighter and bike weighs 28.5 with dropper post amazing how this bike soaks up baby head rocks also upgraded to 150 mm pike best fork ever brakes work great buy this bike..you wont find a better bike for price......
- Mountain Biking
I ride this bike about 2 to 3 times a week on advanced technical trails and I am very happy with the way the bike rides. The bike has a very good build for the price and the frame is light and durable. I was unimpressed by the stock wheels because of their weight and engagement but they are bombproof. I tried to ruin them by riding hard and hitting as much sketchy stuff as I could to get an earlier upgrade and they took it like a champ (they are sitting in my garage now with just minor scratches and function as a spare just in case I destroy my new wheels). I ended up putting industry nines torch trail wheel on and the bike is just amazing now. The only other modification was a conversion to 1x10 and carbon cranks with a narrow wide chainring. If you don't have the means to buy a higher end bike but want a frame you can upgrade over time I recommend this bike. My build is currently at a little over 27lbs with pedals. The only other thing I plan on changing is the suspension, while the stock suspension is great and has taken me even through the trails in North Georgia (a lot of downhill) I really want something I can adjust as the day progresses and the climbs turn to descents.