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Giant E-Bikes

The Taiwanese bicycle manufacturer Giant puts together an impressive e-bike collection every year. The e-mountain bike. city e-bike and gravel e-bike sectors are covered with several models. So if you can’t wait any longer and want to venture into your first e-bike adventure, you’re guaranteed to find the right bike right here at BikeExchange.

Off-road e-bikes

Are you looking for an e-bike but don’t yet know which direction to go? No problem. Because when buying an e-bike, just like with a normal bicycle, you first have to be clear about what you want to use your new ride for or which routes you would like to ride. If you want to go off-road, the Giant E-Bikes line-up: Talon E, Stance E, Trance X E, Trance X Advanced E, and Reign E are your picks. The mountain bikes with integrated electric drive rely on Yamaha power and take you up the mountain with effortless power and torque on tap. If you like it really steep and dirty downhill, you can look forward to dual-suspension and an agile and lively riding style like a real MTB with the trail focussed Stance/ Trance models and enduro Reign.

Through the city with Momentum E-Bikes

On the other hand, if you are looking for an e-bike for commuting and daily errands in the city, you should take a look at the e-city bikes from the subsidiary of Giant, Momentum. The models also rely on Yamaha-powered Giant SyncDrive mid-motors to enable comfortable drive even on slight climbs. In City bikes, the battery is usually integrated under the luggage rack and is therefore hardly noticeable. The Prime and Twist series also offer a low entry and exit to make getting off in stressful traffic as comfortable as possible.

Electric Adventure Bikes

The trekking bikes in the Giant e-bike range represent a compromise between the off-road e-mountain bikes and the pure road e-bikes. Available with a suspension fork with enough travel for rough dirt roads or a rigid fork tuned for gravel roads, the e-bike range is versatile and well suited to a lot of different terrains. Thanks to the robust frames, the bikes are made for long tours, if necessary, with a lot of luggage. Here, too, mid-drive units are used, which, thanks to their position directly above the bike’s centre of gravity, enables a particularly smooth and balanced riding experience. Disc brakes ensure plenty of braking power in all weather conditions and always bring your Giant e-bike to a standstill in time.

The Giant Revolt-E is quite exceptional, a thoroughbred gravel bike with a battery for the electric motor integrated into the frame. You won’t be able to compete in the Leadville with it, but the performance-hungry e-bike is better than any other for an after-work ride at top speed.

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Giant TRANCE X E 3 PRO 29 Electric Bike. Ebike

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Faster up the climbs, longer loops, more singletrack fun on any given day. Free yourself to push your trail riding to the next level with this powerful, fun and smooth-riding E-bike.

Smooth, powerful support

SyncDrive Pro motor delivers 85Nm of torque and tunable support ratios up to 400 percent. Smart Assist technology creates smooth pedal assistance that engages instantly when human power is applied, giving you reliable performance on steep climbs and at low speeds.

Trail-riding control

Optimized Maestro suspension for 29-inch wheels with 140mm rear/ 150mm front travel to roll over rough terrain with balance and stability, giving you more momentum for technical climbs and the confidence to fly on fast, rugged singletrack descents.

Adaptable to the terrain

New flip chip feature lets you change the headtube and seattube angles, along with the bottom bracket height, to fine-tune handling for varying trail conditions and individual riding style. You can choose the low position for fast, aggressive terrain, or high for a more XC-oriented rider position.


ALUXX SL Aluminium Technology

This High-Performance level, state-of-the-art aluminium material is made predominantly from 6011 alloy and delivers best-in-class strength-to-weight ratios. These framesets also feature unique welding technologies for high-performance ride quality.

Hybrid Cycling Technology

Hybrid Cycling Technology is a system that combines electric power with human power to produce a Smart, natural and powerful E-bike riding experience. It’s an integrated group of technologies that includes our RideControl control unit, EnergyPak battery systems and SyncDrive motor.

Maestro Suspension Technology

Four strategically positioned pivot points and two linkages all work together to create a single floating pivot for the most active, efficient and independent suspension system on the trail.

SyncDrive Pro

SyncDrive Pro powered by Yamaha is designed for high-performance E-bike riding. Giant tuned the motor to make it more powerful, producing a performance-oriented riding style. The lightweight, compact SyncDrive Pro motor is used primarily on Giant‘s high-performance models.

Smart Assist

All SyncDrive motors have Smart Assist technology, which adjusts the support to match the rider’s needs. By using information from multiple sensors, both rider input and terrain feedback are used to determine the optimal amount of pedaling assistance. SyncDrive is the only e-bike system that utilizes both rider input and terrain feedback. It gives you a smooth, natural riding experience with ample power when you need it, while also conserving power when you don’t need as much.


Giant’s latest EnergyPak battery systems feature streamlined designs that are integrated with the E-bike for a sleek and modern profile. Giant E-bikes offer several different EnergyPak options including the EnergyPak Smart and EnergyPak. Each one is designed to optimize the E-bike experience for a specific style of riding.

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Motor SyncDrive Pro, 85Nm, powered by Yamaha
Controller RideControl Ergo 3, grip integrated
Display RideControl GO, frame integrated LED displayANT Wireless display compatible
Battery EnergyPak Smart 625Wh, EnergyPak Plus range extender compatible
Charger EnergyPak 4A Smart charger compact
Sizes S, M, L, XL
Colours Gloss Black Diamond
Frame ALUXX SL-Grade Aluminum, Advanced Forged Composite linkage, 140mm Maestro Suspension System, ‘Boost’ 148×12 UDH derrailleur hanger, Giant EnergyPak Plus Range Extender Compatible
Fork RockShox 35 Gold RL DebonAir, 150mm travel, 44mm offset, MotionControlTM rebound and lockout control, 15×110 Boost, Maxle Stealth, e-MTB optimised
Shock Rock Shox Deluxe R, 185×52.5mm Trunnion mount, custom tuned
Handlebar Giant Contact 35 Trail, 35x780mm
Grips Giant Tactal Pro-E, single lock-on
Stem Giant Contact SL 35
Seatpost Giant Contact Switch, dropper, 30,9mm (S:125, M: 150, L/XL:170)
Saddle Giant Romero Trail
Pedals Flat pedal
Shifters Shimano Deore
Front Derailleur MRP HD2 co-moulded chain guide
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore 12-speed, Shadow
Brakes Shimano BR-M420, 4-piston, hydraulic disc, 203mm
Brake Levers Shimano Deore BL-M4100, I-spec EV
Cassette Shimano CS-M6100-12, 10-51T, 12-speed
Chain KMC e.12 Turbo, EcoProteq, e-bike optimised
Crankset Praxis WaveTM 36T Cold Forged 4130 premium steel Praxis e-Cadet custom forged crankarm set (S:160, M/L: 165, XL:170)
Bottom Bracket
Rims Giant AM 29, Tubeless ready, 30mm inner width
Hubs Giant, [F] 110×15 [R] 148x12mm Micro-Spline Drive Body Thru-axle
Spokes Sapim E-Lite [R] Race [F]
Tyres Maxxis Assegai 29×2.6 foldable, Tubeless, EXO [F]Maxxis Dissector 29×2.6 Foldable, Tubeless, EXO [R]
Extras Tubeless kit (liquid, valves, levers, manual, tool)
Lighting Optional:- Giant Recon series e-bike lights available and direct connectable
Lock Torx 25 Battery Lock with built-in Torque limiter

Please note: Manufacturers can sometimes change the specification of the products from time to time.

Colours Black Diamond
Sizes L/29, M/29, S/29, XL/29
Brand Giant
Model Year 2022
Barcodes 4712878751989, 4712878751996, 4712878752009, 4712878752016
SKUs / Part Numbers 2213331104, 2213331105, 2213331107, 2213331108

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Is Giant Trance X E 2 Pro 29er Worth Buying? [2022 Giant Trance X E 2 Pro 29er Review]

What we like about it: Fully built-in electrical system, adjustable frame geometry, comfortable cushioning travel.

What we don’t like about it: The weight may be a little high.

Who doesn’t like faster climbs, longer loops, and more single-track fun? But most people may not be physically capable of completing a long string of mountain trails, so this Giant Trance X E 2 Pro 29er may be able to help. Unleash your freedom with this powerful, fun, and smooth-riding e-bike that will help you take your off-road game to the next level.

The full suspension frame design allows it to handle downhill with ease, and uphill with aplomb. And that’s thanks to the “muscular” SyncDrive Pro’s pedal-assist motor with five output settings.

Below we analyze the Giant Trance X E 2 Pro 29er’s climbing performance, descent performance, key features, components, and specifications, as well as other versions.

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Giant Trance X E 2 Pro 29er Climbing Performance

Butter-smooth shocks are the hallmark of this bike. I’m a descending enthusiast, but the uphills have always felt tough for me, so I chose this electric-powered Giant Trance X E 2 Pro. Because the electric power drive gives me extra help on the uphills. There is no doubt that this is a comfortable and efficient uphill bike.

The fast uphill ability is mainly due to its powerful pedal-assisted drive, but that’s not the only thing. I think a good seat tube angle and a comfortable pedal position also play an indelible role when climbing a long slope. Before setting off, I also booked accommodation through IHG Hotels Resorts to give myself ample space to rest and prepare.

I experienced a variety of mountainous terrain along the way, and as long as it wasn’t too tight around corners or very technically demanding, it was well up to the task. And it can charge ahead on very smooth trails and cross technical sections with ease.

During the ride, I felt the head tube angle was very slack and the front tire guided me forward. This was especially noticeable at low speeds, in sharp turns, and on steep hills where I had to meander forward.

It is worth mentioning that the power drive system is remarkable when climbing hills. Because I didn’t feel like I was riding a regular full-suspension bike when going uphill, once I started pedaling, I could feel the power delivery was smooth and strong. And when I stopped pedaling, the power would still maintain a constant and slight drivetrain. This was very helpful in keeping me motivated on the uphill sections, and it made me feel like the uphill would be the other half of my ride.

Giant Trance X E 2 Pro 29er Downhill Performance

The Giant Trance X E 2 Pro’s climbing performance is very similar to most of the e-bikes we tested, but they don’t have rear cushioning. And that means it may not be very suitable for descending. However, the bike is big and heavy and seems to have a lot of inertia for descending.


The surprise is the excellent downhill performance, thanks to its strong geometry and premium suspension package. It has a versatile modern geometry that allows this bike to feel comfortable at all speeds and on all terrains. Plus, Giant fitted it with Maestro suspension and a sturdy fork that makes it feel very stable to me. And, the chassis is wide enough and solid enough to carry the entire weight of the bike, making it very soft for me to ride.

The best word to describe the suspension on the Giant Trance X E 2 Pro is “silky”. Because the Fox suspension is so comfortable, and the Maestro design helps the bike float over those exposed rock walls and dirt roads as if the drag was never there. In addition, the Fox fork has a 36mm strut, which is very strong for a bike of this weight.

Even with a very large number of spacers, its handlebar is still in a relatively low position, and with the bulky body, it puts the whole bike in more of a crushing stance. When going downhill, I often toggle the left-hand dropper adjustment button to lower the seat to the lowest level, otherwise, it will hinder my change of direction operation for a while.

Overall, the descending experience was very smooth. Because the overweight body brought me more inertia, it became too fast at times in terms of speed. But the excellent Shimano four-piston brake system provided me with assured braking power, so I could enjoy the whole descent without worrying.

Main Features

Frame Group

The frame as a whole is very thick, Giant uses an inline design to place a whole battery inside the downtube. As a result, the simplicity and beauty of the lower tube greatly improve its rigidity of lower tube, and also achieve battery protection measures. The new motor is smaller and lighter than its predecessor but has more power than you can imagine. And, the smaller size also allows the whole bike to have better ground clearance, which has no small role in the technical climb.

The RideControl GO display mounted on the front of the top tube provides riding data on support modes and charging status, rarely seen in an e-bike with an inline display that is embedded in the frame.

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In terms of geometry, the Giant Trance X E 2 Pro makes longer, lower, and looser changes.

The rear of the frame is fitted with Giant’s exclusive flip chip, which allows the entire frame geometry to be fine-tuned by changing the top and bottom positions of the two screws. This design allows for changes in BB height, head tube angle, and seat tube angle.

From the numbers, we can see the use of a 65.8° head tube angle, a 76° seat tube angle, and a range from 439mm on the smallest bike to 517mm on the largest. while these numbers aren’t as extreme as those of some of the bikes on the market, it does represent a significant leap forward for Giant’s cross-country mountain bikes.

Components and Specifications

Shimano SLX/XT 1×12 Drivetrain

The drivetrain is a hybrid solution. But they are also from Shimano component drivetrains, so we do not have to worry about compatibility problems.

Needless to say, we do prefer the optimized drivetrain components of the e-bike, so we can’t complain about the performance of this setup. In addition, they have developed a sturdy crank (Q-factor=168, S:160, M/L:165, XL:170) paired with a 36T crankset. so if you’re not using electric power going forward, the front 36 gearing paired with an 11-46T cassette also offers a pretty good range of gearing for traditional off-road use.

Shimano Deore BR-M6120 Hydraulic Disc Brake

Giant crafted a set of rugged 4-piston Shimano Deore BR-M6120 brakes for this bike, with oversized 203mm rotors front and rear. These brakes do a great job of stopping as well as slowing down this heavy tank.

SyncDrive Pro motor/EnergyPak Smart 625Wh battery

For the electric drivetrain, the motor is using the SyncDrive Pro. This is provided by the famous brand YAMAHA, which has a long history of motorcycle development. This motor is responsive to the rider’s torque input, which makes it perfect for quickly adjusting the amount of pedal support required by the rider and the terrain. Incredibly, at just 2.75kg, it is YAMAHA’s lightest ever e-bike motor with a powerful 85Nm of torque.

In addition, the EnergyPak Smart 625Wh battery is a fully integrated lithium battery. It is a true masterpiece, it is completely housed inside the frame, the bottom can be easily opened using a quick key, and you get the protection of the frame. With its lightweight and high density and capacity, this is indeed a very good battery design.

Maxxis 29×2.6″ Tires

The bike’s tires are a collapsible tubeless design, and like many e-bikes, the Giant Trance X E 2 Pro has 27.5-inch tires. And, GiANT has developed the eTracker e-bike optimized tire pair hub for its AM 27.5 rims.

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In addition, the internal width of 35mm is perfect for the 2.6-inch rubber on which it is mounted. The front and rear tires are not the same, with the front using Maxxis Assegai tires and the rear using Maxxis Dissector tires. And the Assegai series tires are among the most popular mountain bike tires ever made, prized for their excellent and predictable cornering traction.

Fox 36 Float Rhythm Front Fork / Fox Float DPS Performance Rear Shock

The bike has 140mm of rear suspension and 150mm of front suspension. And the Maestro suspension platform is so luxurious that it is obvious that the whole bike feels very balanced front and rear while riding. Meanwhile, the Fox Float DPS Performance rear shock is height adjustable and has a three-position compression damping switch.

Not only that, but the Fox 36 Float Rhythm fork has a sturdy 36mm strut that feels very stout in the hand and holds the weight of that forklift very well.

Other versions of Giant Trance X E

In this test, we tested Giant’s electric full-suspension bike. It’s a bike that allows you to keep riding fun even when going uphill. It’s a bike that allows you to descend with the same comfortable cushioning as a regular full-suspension bike, perfect for those who feel miserable going uphill.

To address these points, I also found another version of this bike, the 2022 Giant Trance X E 3. There is a 700 difference in price between the two bikes, so let’s see what the differences are. There’s not much of a difference in most components, but the main drivetrain brake package is a mix of XT and SLX components, while the Giant Trance X E 3 uses a lower-end Deore mix of Praxis components. A better drivetrain and braking package will naturally bring a better riding experience.

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Weighing in at a whopping 53 pounds, you have to realize that it’s far more than the weight of the standard bike with the extra battery and power systems like the motor.

It is a cross-country bike and provides the rider with a powerful drivetrain, equipped with a battery and motor to provide good support for the power when riding.

The size chart for the Giant Trance X E 2 Pro 29er is as follows.

(These sizes are only a general guide, the true fit may vary from person to person and the easiest way to find your size is best to go for a test ride.)

Rider height (cm) Frame size
163cm – 174cm SM
171cm – 182cm MD
179cm – 190cm LG
187cm – 198cm XL

22 Giant Trance X E 2 Pro 29er Specs


Frame ALUXX SL-Grade Aluminum, Advanced Forged Composite linkage, 140mm Maestro Suspension System, ‘Boost’ 148×12 UDH derrailleur hanger, Giant EnergyPak Plus Range Extender Compatible Color: Sapphire
Fork Fox 36 Float Rhythm, 150mm travel, 44mm offset, EVOL, Grip Damper, Sweep adjust, Boost 110x15QR, e-optimized
Rear Shock Fox Float DPS Performance, EVOL Large Volume sleeve, 3-position Lever, 185×52.5mm Trunnion mount, custom tuned
Bottom Bracket
Stem Giant Contact SL 35
Handlebar Giant Contact 35 Trail, 35x780mm
Saddle Giant Romero Trail
Seatpost Giant Contact Switch, dropper, 30,9mm (S:125, M: 150, L/XL:170)
Pedals Flat pedal
Grips Giant Tactal Pro-E, single lock-on


Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT, 12-speed, Shadow
Front Derailleur MRP HD2 co-moulded chain guide
Crank Praxis Wavetm 36T Cold Forged 4130 premium steel Praxis e-Cadet custom forged crankarm set (Q-factor=168, S:160, M/L:165, XL:170)
Shifters Shimano SLX
Cassette Shimano CS-M6100-12, 10-51T, 12-speed
Chain KMC e.12 Turbo, EcoProteq, e-bike optimized
Brakes Shimano Deore BR-M6120, 4-piston, hydraulic disc, 203mm
Brake Levers Shimano Deore BL-M6100, I-spec EV


Rims Giant AM 29″, Tubeless ready, 30mm inner width
Spokes Sapim E-Lite [R] Race [F]
Front Hub Shimano MT410 Boost, Center-Lock, [F] 110×15 [R] 148x12mm Micro-Spline Drive Body Thru-axle
Rear Hub Shimano MT410 Boost, Center-Lock, [F] 110×15 [R] 148x12mm Micro-Spline Drive Body Thru-axle
Tires Maxxis Assegai 29×2.6″ foldable, Tubeless, EXO [F]Maxxis Dissector 29×2.6″ Foldable, Tubeless, EXO [R]

Electric Components

Motor SyncDrive Pro, 85Nm, powered by Yamaha
Battery EnergyPak Smart 625Wh, EnergyPak Plus range extender compatible
Remote RideControl GO, frame integrated LED displayANT Wireless display compatible


There doesn’t seem to be much price difference when comparing the two bikes, but they seem to arrange the cost in different places. In terms of frame, the 2023 Trek Fuel EXe 9.5 uses a lighter carbon frame, which brings the weight of the whole bike down significantly. The Giant Trance X E 2 Pro 29er, on the other hand, uses an aluminum frame, which has better durability.

Component-wise, the 2023 Trek Fuel EXe 9.5 uses a lower-level Deore kit with ethirteen components, while the Giant Trance X E 2 Pro 29er uses XT; SLX components. This will work better, even though they are both 1×12 shifting systems.

Geometrically, the Giant Trance X E 2 Pro 29er has a very high BB drop, which gives the bike a more stable ride. With the lower overall geometry, it’s very much like a heavy tank running over its target.

22 Giant Trance X E 2 Pro 29er VS 2023 BMC Fourstroke AMP LT THREE USA

This bike is one of the most expensive bikes on the table and uses a full carbon frame. The same SLX components as the Giant Trance X E 2 Pro 29er are used for the components, which are perfect for an electric mountain bike.

In terms of cushioning travel, the bike doesn’t have too much travel and only comes with 120mm of damping travel front and rear. The Giant Trance X E 2 Pro 29er, however, uses the same component configuration, even though it only has an aluminum frame. It also comes with a higher cushioning travel of 150mm front and 140mm rear and is unexpectedly equipped with dropper mounts, both of which are very high.

As for the battery, the BMC Fourstroke AMP LT THREE USA has a modest battery capacity of 360Wh, which may not be suitable for long endurance rides in the mountains. But the Giant Trance X E 2 Pro 29er has a battery of 625Wh, which can accompany you for longer distances in the mountains.


The price of the two bikes is similar and there is not much difference in terms of configuration. However, the CUBE STEREO HYBRID 140 HPC ACTIONTEAM 625 KIOX uses a carbon frame, which reduces the weight of the whole bike. But in my experience, I found that there is not much difference in their weight, the same 24kg.

The cushioning travel is also very similar, with 150mm front and 140mm rear, and both are equipped with droppers.

Geometrically, the CUBE STEREO HYBRID 140 HPC ACTIONTEAM 625 KIOX has a higher head tube angle that allows the rider to maintain a more upright position. But with that, this bike also has a very high stand-up height. In addition, the larger size, 77mm, may allow for limited leg movement during fast descents.

22 Giant Trance X E 2 Pro 29er VS 2022 Kona Remote 130

Both bikes use the same brand but have different travel forks. over, the Kona Remote 130 uses a shorter cushioning travel, which may be more suitable for fast-impact landings to rebound from a quick fall down the hill. The Giant Trance X E 2 Pro 29er, on the other hand, uses a 150mm front cushion with a 140mm rear cushion, giving the bike plenty of cushioning and smooth descent.

As for the battery, the Giant Trance X E 2 Pro 29er uses an extra-large inline 625Wh battery to provide a long power life for the mountain bike. The Kona Remote 130 has a smaller battery of 504Wh, but it also provides a good power range.

There is not much difference between the two components, both use 36T cranksets with 12-speed cassettes (10-51T). Such a combination can get a good riding experience.

If you’re more concerned about range, I think the Giant Trance X E 2 Pro 29er would be a worthwhile option to try.

New Ebikes from Giant for 2023: Stage Race instead of Sprint

Giant and trekking bike – these two terms have been combined into one for many years: Explore E. This model series is probably one of the most popular and therefore also the best-selling of the manufacturer. So that the old love does not die, the bike has received a retread for the current season. In terms of character, it can only be compared with its predecessors to a limited extent. This is mainly due to the new direction that Giant has given the ebike. Which one this is and what exactly has been changed, you can read here.

Until now, the SUV ebike category has been a blank spot in Giant’s range. Behind the scenes, however, the manufacturer has been working diligently for several years to change this. The time has now come for the 2023 season. The Stormguard E fills the gap – and definitely causes a stir. We took an in-depth look at the full-suspension bike with its belt drive and futuristic-looking rear carrier. Find out more here.

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Almost unnoticed, Giant has now also started to show its new products for the 2023 season. The new ebikes for children, the Giant Talon E 24/26 and the Liv Talon E 24/26, kicked things off. Now the manufacturer is adding a luxury version to its Trance X Advanced E model range.

The Giant Trance X Advanced E LTD cannot be called anything else at a price of 12,799 euros. The previous top model in the range, the Giant Trance X Advanced E 0, costs an even 4,000 euros less. Based on a carbon frame, the Trance X Advanced E have only been part of Giant’s range for a year. They are the sportier counterpart to the Giant Trance X E, whose frame is made of aluminium.

Full of energy

So, the question is, what arguments does the Giant Trance X Advanced E LTD use to justify its lavish additional charge? The first thing that stands out is its completely new battery. The EnergyPak 800 will be the manufacturer’s new flagship battery for the 2023 season. For the further development, previously used cells of the 21700 size were exchanged for the 227000 size. The newly used generation still comes from Panasonic. According to Giant, it is superior to its predecessor in terms of heat management and resistance. Thanks to its more compact design, the weight of 4.4 kilograms could be kept comparatively low. Tests by Giant have shown that under optimal conditions, ranges of 280, 290 kilometres can be achieved with one battery charge. That is a good 100 kilometres more than with the EnergyPak 625, which is installed in the other bikes in the model series.

Only the best

The next convenient, but also rather expensive extra is the built-in electronic shifting. For the other models, Giant uses the Shimano range. On the new top model, the choice is Sram instead. Its AXS version ensures optimum precision and speed when shifting gears. At the same time, it reduces the amount of maintenance required in everyday use. In return, you only have to charge the batteries for the rear derailleur and shifters. Experience shows that this should be sufficient once a year.

With the sleek integrated handlebar/stem unit, Giant also significantly upgrades the cockpit. Due to the few cables that still run there, everything appears to be made of one piece. The sporty look is enhanced by a few grams of weight saved because the unit is also made of carbon.

Kashima on the frame

The seatpost and wheelset from Zipp are also a step above the existing models. From our point of view, the paintwork of the Giant Trance X Advanced E LTD deserves a special mention. A black metallic paint finish is provided with bronze-coloured sprinkles. As the colour is reminiscent of the Kashima coating of suspension elements from Fox, Giant calls the colour variant Kashima Flake. The cassette and chain also shimmer in a similar tone, creating a beautiful, coherent overall appearance.

Apart from that, you will of course find the technologies on this trail bike that are standard on a Trance X Advanced E from Giant, i.e. the flip chip function for changing the frame geometry, the Fox E-Live Valve suspension system, with which the suspension fork and rear triangle shock automatically adjust to the terrain you are riding on, or the Giant SyncDrive Pro2 motor with its torque of 85 Newton metres.

Giant Trance X Advanced E LTD at a glance

  • Frame: Advanced-grade composite
  • Motor: SyncDrive Pro2
  • Battery: EnergyPak Smart 800
  • Control unit: RideControl Ergo 3
  • Display: RideControl GO
  • Suspension fork: Fox 36 Factory E-Live Valve
  • Drivetrain: Sram XO1 Eagle AXS
  • Brakes: Sram Code RSC
  • Weight: 23 kg (frame size L)
  • Maximum permitted total weight: 156 kg
  • Price: 12,799 euros

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