Talked to a Giant Canada rep recently and he said the 27.5 Trance isn't going anywhere (likely getting a refresh though) as it is still one of their top sellers. Apparently the 27.5 Anthem is done though so who knows, maybe there will be space in their line up for a shorter travel 27.5 Trance?I’m real curious to see if Giant sticks with same theme of having a 29 and a 27.5 bike like they do with the Trance. The two bikes are not really the same.
Yes the 27.5 Trance is 3 years old. It’s a great bike. My wife rides one. I can picture a 27.5 and 29 Reign being similar. But the two Trances and vastly different. Maybe they will make a new 27.5 Trace with less travel like the new 29er. But a short travel 27.5 doesn’t make sense
Please give us a LT 29 Reign that you can pedal all day.
I think the Anthem 27.5 was a mid-range travel option to replace the MY16 Trance's that moved from 140 to 150mm in MY17. With the Reign covering the 160mm and the MY17 Trance covering the 150mm range.The 27.5 Anthem never really made sense to me. The Anthem is, or was their XC FS bike. What other brand makes a XC FA 27.5 bike?
Sweet, this is the kind of info I'm waiting for - lined up for a 2020 Trance 29er, apparently they arrive in NZ early next month. Would love to know what the specs are looking like, is that Eagle SX on that Trance Adv Pro 3?"A $3,200 carbon 29er? What???? The all new 2020 Trance Advanced Pro 29 3 has arrived at Giant Las Vegas! Swing by either location to see it in person, but don't wait too long, they were released in limited supply and will sell quickly!"
Any news on an updated xtc? It would be nice if they could shave off some weight or build in a little more compliance (though I appreciate its ability to run 27+)?
I’m getting ready to replace my old superfly and get team deals on Giant. I really love the anthem 29, but that second water bottle would be nice once in a while for endurance races to keep the pack off my back.