Giant Trance SX 27.5 - 2015

Giant Trance SX 27.5
$4,250.00

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Work less on your way to the top so you can get seriously rowdy on the way down! Giant's Trance SX 27.5's light, yet burly ALUXX SL aluminum frame and Maestro rear suspension make it possible. A RockShox Monarch Plus Debonair rear shock with 140mm of travel and a 140-160mm adjustable RockShox Pike RC fork make getting loose and charging hard the standard. They're dialed for your riding needs: stiff for efficient climbing, plush for zesty descending, and just right for everything in between. The gearing is just as sweet with a SRAM X01 1x11 drivetrain that gives you quick shifts along with chain security to keep you pedaling even when the trail's bouncing you all over the place. And, the dropper post keeps you in the perfect shred-ready position, and Avid Guide R discs are adept at scrubbing speed smoothly before you're leaning the 27.5-inch Giant thru-axle wheels and Schwalbe rubber over. Up and down, this rig is dialed; technical terrain doesn't stand a chance.

27.5-inch wheels (also known as 650B) offer the best characteristics of 26- and 29-inch wheels for an outstanding ride.

27.5-Inch (650B) wheel/tire performance.

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.

Specs

Frame Giant ALUXX SL aluminum w/Maestro suspension linkage, 5.5-inch travel
Fork RockShox Pike RC Dual Position Air, OverDrive steerer, 15mm thru-axle, 140-160mm-travel
Rear Shock RockShox Monarch Plus Debonair RT
Rims/Wheels Giant P-AM2, 27.5-inch
Hubs See Rims/Wheels
Spokes See Rims/Wheels
Tires Schwalbe, Front: Hans Dampf Trailstar, 27.5 x 2.35/Rear: Rock Razor Pacestar, 27.5 x 2.35
Crankset SRAM X1
Chainrings 32T
Rear Derailleur SRAM X1, Type 2
Rear Cogs SRAM XG1180, 11-speed: 10-42
Shifters SRAM X1
Handlebars Giant Contact SL DH
Stem Truvativ Holzfeller
Brake Levers Avid Guide R
Brakes Avid Guide R hydraulic disc, 7/6-inch rotors
Saddle Giant Contact
Seatpost Giant Contact SL Switch-R

Videos

Giant 27.5 -- Ride Without Limits.

Maestro technology

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
Small 08717611769470 50034314
Medium 08717611769487 50034315
Large 08717611769494 50034316
X-Large 08717611769500 50034317

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