Giant's 2018 model range sees two all new frame designs and updates to the favourites.
It's all about Trance
The Giant Trance doesn't see big changes for 2018 although the line up looks killer as always. With two Advanced (carbon) models and 3 alloy, there's something for just about everyone who wants a 150/140// front/rear platform. These will suit riders looking to charge their local trail centre or tackle an enduro. Run laps at Buller, or take on longer alpine trails like the Alpine Epic or Flow town at Falls Creek - this bike is perfect.
The Trance Advanced 1 is a stand out at $5999. While that's no small amount of money, the Advanced carbon mainframe is matched with a Fox 34 Performance Elite fork and new DPX2 rear shock. With GX Eagle 12-speed and TRX 1 Composte wheels this thing is set for anything.
The 3 alloy models run from $2999 through to $5299. And while each one represents great value, the Trance 3 could be a perfect entry point to harder trail riding. With a 10-speed Deore group with an 11-42 cassette, the suspension sees a Suntour Alon 35 fork matched with a RockShox Deluxe R fork.
The wheels are tubeless ready, the cranks are tough Praxis units, and Maxxis High Roller II tyres will serve any rider well. This bike is a great starting point for people wanting to experience the fun of mountain biking in our latest trail centres which focus on easy climbs and banging descents.
The Stance 2 remains in the line up, and with 120mm travel with a lower grade alloy frame, and 2x10 gearing, it's a good option for the casual trail rider.