The Trance 27.5 3 has made BICYCLING magazine 2016 Buyer's Guide Best Beginner's Bikes list.

Whether you’re looking to start riding on the road, trail, or even snow, these 12 bikes can help get you on the right path to two-wheeled fun, adventure, and maybe even the start line of a race 


BY JASON SUMNER

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Giant Trance 27.5

Outfitted with the popular midsize 27.5” wheel platform, this affordable aluminum mountain bike will help you roll over chunky obstacles, but also deliver a snappy, playful ride. The 140mm RockShox Sektor suspension fork soaks up rough terrain, while a Shimano Deore drivetrain provides crisp, precise shifting and reliable (and predictable) braking thanks to the hydraulic disc brakes with 160mm rotors front and rear. Sure, you’ll pay a little weight penalty compared to similar carbon-fiber frame models, but the extra cash you save can be used for component upgrades down the road. 


$2,100 

More info: giant-bicycles.com