One look at Giant's Trance 27.5 2 and you can imagine how fun it will be on the trails; so stop imagining and start riding! With an ALUXX SL aluminum frame featuring Maestro suspension, as well as a Fox Float CTD Evolution shock offering 140mm of bump-swallowing travel, you'll reduce rock gardens to ant hills. Up front, the Fox Float CTD Evolution fork gives you 140mm of travel to tackle the sickest lines. Both feature easy adjustability up the climbs, down the gnarliest descents, and for everything in between. No matter which way the dirt goes, Shimano's Deore/SLX 2x10 drivetrain provides buttery smooth shifts so you're always in the right gear and the 27.5-inch Giant wheels help you dive confidently into switchbacks and navigate through tech sections like Magellan. Top it off with durable Giant components including a rugged seatpost and stem, and you'll be dropping the hammer no matter what the trail throws at you.
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, 5.5-inch travel|
|Fork||Fox Float CTD Evolution, OverDrive steerer, 15mm thru-axle, 140mm travel|
|Rear Shock||Fox CTD Evolution|
|Rims/Wheels||Giant S-XC2 27.5-inch|
|Hubs||Giant Tracker Sport Disc|
|Tires||Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance, 27.5 x 2.25|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano SLX|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano SLX Shadow Plus|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano HG50, 10-speed: 11-36|
|Handlebars||Giant Contact, low rise|
|Brakes||Shimano hydraulic disc, 7/6-inch rotors|
* Subject to change without notice.