Bike Mag Offers Peek at Upcoming Trance Advanced 27.5 Review

Bike Mag Offers Peek at Upcoming Trance Advanced 27.5 Review

Bike magazine plans to review the 2015 Trance Advanced 27.5 in an upcoming issue, and recently posted this short preview to its website with initial impressions of the composite trail bike.

In the preview, Bike describes the bike as a versatile trail machine that performs on both climbs and descents.

“The 5.5-inch travel frame is decidedly capable,” wrote editor Vernon Felton. “You can run it as an aggressive trail bike and with a few tweaks run it as a full-on enduro race rig, as [Giant Factory Off-Road Team rider] Adam Craig and company did.”

Felton praised the parts that come on the Trance Advanced 27.5 2 model, writing: “This is a bike worth saving up for. For starters, it comes well-equipped, so there’s little need to upgrade. Highlights include the excellent SRAM Guide R brakes, SRAM X7/X9 dual-ring drivetrain and Giant’s own Contact SL Switch-R dropper post.”

And without giving away the details, which will be saved for the full review, Felton wrote: “On descents… well, this is just a preview, so I’ll just say the bike is capable of being rallied very hard.”

You can check out the preview by clicking this link to And keep an eye out for the full review in an upcoming issue of Bike.

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