These Bike Mag Bible reviews have been hitting the inter web all week. This time they check out the new Giant Trance that we stock and has been a very popular bike already this season on the shore. Check out the details below. Stop by the store and try it out.
The components on our test bike are solid: Shimano XT, augmented with Giant Contact SL bars, stem and dropper, as well as Giant TRX1 composite wheels. It’s a solid value for the price; the only component gripe we had concerned the relative fragility of the stock Schwalbe Nobby Nic tires, although to be fair, our test loops were murdering all tires indiscriminately.
Quibbles were limited to the narrow bars, the use of Jagwire cable housing and two testers wishing they could have a 29- inch version. Others disagreed, feeling that larger hoops would hamstring an otherwise fun bike, and that people who wish for different size wheels than what is spec’d are suffering from late-stage consumer-choice proliferation disaffection.
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