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Giant Trance 2: one more in the family.

Since the beginning of the year have a Giant Trance 2 that I’ve done a few kilometers, I decided by an “All Mountain” bike since I bet for comfort mountain bike to practice, I am not a great climber or not desmadro me in the downhill, but if you like to enjoy the mountain and the 140 mm of travel and 27’5 wheels fit in perfectly with my needs.

 Previously had a bike in size L in which I was riding and it was as in a motorcycle, carving was a little big, this time I have successful with carving, my new giant trance 2 is of size M, mido 1.76 and my leg length is slightly more than usual, so it is always advisable to select the right size.

 Now I have a lot more control over the bike in technical climbs and the drops trialeras, note much travel and the effectiveness of the suspensions, the “master system” works perfectly. I am very happy and satisfied, but for not stun you much go to summarize you my experience with this bike.

Generally climbs very well, both for technical sites and tracks, feels more traction with 27.5 wheel and master system does not pollute no pedalling, even by foot, that if rises cushion is in the mid-position, the trail.

On the descents I have more control, I think it is because you are going with the Centre of gravity very low, it has cost me to get me to a so wide handlebar, but I decided to leave it as well, at the beginning he clashed with trees, with the door of House, the elevator… but now I have you caught the extent and do not change it.

Regarding suspensions I’ve noticed those 140mm of travel and for all mountain use that I am giving him are more than sufficient, it eats everything, you see an obstacle and not already think of surround him, directly the raisins on top. Shooting goes well, since it is a very versatile bike, but isn’t a rigid XC and posture, in my opinion, is more suitable for lower or raise comfortably.

Pros:

-Excellent ratio quality / price.
-Guarantee of by life in the box.
-Mounted on shimano SLX, except brake deore and change XT. I don’t like mixes shimano – sram: – internal wiring.
-Easily wheels tubelizables.
-Master system: one pass.
-Matt paint and blue fluorine. Fashionable!.
-Shaft bottom bracket press fit.

Cons:

-De series comes equipped with a very soft Schwalbe covers. They seize much but in month and a half already had a side slit.
-Black blue and matte painting is beautiful but will scratch very easily.
-In the lower fitting of the box with cushion has a tub that gets the water and all kinds of mud.
-Long eye with carving, is a short bike and picture low. You ride on it before you buy it.

Other options of purchase were: Canyon spectral 6.0 and the Cube Stereo 140 HPA. You also have the Cannondale Trigger and Scott Genius, but increase the price about € 500 since they are best bikes to switch routes from the handlebar and that system should pay for it.

Bike Check

Sizes xs, S, M, L, XL
Colors Black
Frame ALUXX SL-Grade Aluminum, 5.5 “Maestro Suspension
Fork Fox 32 Float CTD Evolution w / 15QR Thru Axle and OverDrive 140mm Travel
Damper Fox CTD Evolution
Giant CONTACT, Low Rise handlebar 31.8, 730mm
Power Giant Contact, ±8-degree rise
Seatpost Giant Contact, 30.9mm
Giant Contact, Upright seat
Pedals Not Included
Shifters Shimano SLX 2 x 10 Speed
Derailleur Shimano SLX
Change rear Shimano XT Shadow +
Brakes Shimano M615 180[F]mm 1[R]60mm
M615 Shimano brake levers
CasetteShimano HG50 11 x 36, 10-Speed
Chain KMC X 10
Jgo. Crankset Shimano SLX 2 x 10 24/38T
Shimano Press Fit bottom bracket
Rims Giant S-XC 27.5
Giant S-XC 15mm 135mm[F] QR[R] hubs
Spokes Stainless 14g, black
Covered Schwalbe Nobby Nic, 27.5 x 2.25 TL Ready Performance Folding
13,15 Kg weight

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