Wednesday, February 18, 2015

2015 Giant Trance 27.5 2 Mountain Bike Review from Pedal Power in Richmond VA

Giant Jumped on the 27.5 Wheel Size and Leads the Industry in the Category

As has been true since the introduction of Mountain Bikes in the Hills of Northern California, the serious riders have discovered the best ideas out on the mountain trails. The 26.5 wheel size is no different. 29er's are super effective at handling anything the trail can throw at you, but they are a bit heavy and clunky, and smaller riders are over matched by the bikes pure size. 

On the other hand, the super light and nimble 26" wheel size that dominated the mountain bike business for the first two decades are seen by many as not offering enough control. Solution seems simple enough. Split the baby. The 27.5" concept has provided a bike any rider can fit, increased the grip compared to 26" and dropped weight compared to 29's.

Check out the critical features:
  • ALUXX SL-grade aluminum frame with 5.5 inches of smooth Maestro suspension
  • Fox Float CTD Evolution 140mm-travel fork with 15mm thru-axle
  • Fox CTD Evolution rear shock
  • Giant S-XC2 rims, Giant Tracker Sport hubs, stainless spokes
  • Shimano Deore / SLX 10-speed drivetrain with Shimano M615 hydraulic disc brakes

Here is how Togoparts.com described their experience with the new 2015 Giant Trance 27.5 2:

The all-new 2015 Giant Trance 27.5 2 was designed to cover the vast majority of the different types of off road terrain that one can practically find, with its full suspension and lightweight ALUXX SL aluminium alloy frame that features 140mm of travel at the rear with a similarly matched 140mm travel Fox 32 Float CTD Evolution fork for the front, this aggressive bike can handle almost anything that a regular MTB rider is willing to ride on, with the exception of trails with huge death defying drops which are anyway out of most rider's capability and daringness as well.

Giant's Maestro Suspension Technology is what sets it apart from the other designs of rear suspensions in the market, it's an active and adaptable system that offers pedalling efficiency whether you are climbing up slopes or speeding along single tracks, complete suspension activity that absorbs all trail impacts and total braking independence in which the Maestro Suspension remains fully active and reactive, even under full braking forces.

You also have to love the internal routing of all cables. The clean look of this bike is a pleasure to the eye. Shimon SLX derailleurs, featuring Shadow+, are a perfect fit to this mountain bike.

While those with an extra thousand dollars are so may want to move up to the carbon version of this bike, the Trance Advanced, Giant's ALUXX SL aluminum frame is so well designed that only the most sophisticated rider will notice any difference. By using fluid shape forming technology, the ALUXX frames give you stiffness where you need it, aerodynamics whenever and wherever possible, and a fantastic weight advantage compared to traditional aluminum frame.

This is considered as one of the top 10 bikes we offer in 2015. Come by Pedal Power and test drive the amazing new 2015 Giant Trance 27.5 2 Mountain Bike, and see if this might be the perfect bike for you to test your skills on our local paths.

1 comment:

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