[Bike Check] Josh Carlson’s Giant Trance Advanced

[Bike Check] Josh Carlson’s Giant Trance Advanced

06/03/2017
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06/03/2017

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Just before the weekend we headed down to Newbury Park, California for a Team Camp at Giant USA’s headquarters. We had a chance to meet, chat and ride with the Giant Factory Off Road Team as they were spending some time in the off season training in Southern California’s balmy weather. Our first bike check from the event is with none other than the most stoked EWS rider in the Southern Hemisphere: Josh Carlson, the Frother! Check out his Trance Advanced that he’ll be racing in the 2017 Enduro World Series.

Never not stoked!

SRAM’s game changing Eagle X01 Drivetrain.

Ummmmm…38 tooth chainring? BEAST!

RockShox Lyrik RCT3 with 160mm travel.

Forged one-piece carbon fiber upper link driving a Trunnion mount, Metric sized RockShox Super Deluxe.

Downtube guard to ward off errant rocks.

Truvativ Descendant bar/stem combo with ODI Elite Motion grips.

Plenty of clearance in the aluminum rear end for a Schwalbe Rock Razor semi slick tire.

Tried and true DT Swiss 350 hubs.

170mm RockShox Reverb with a Giant Saddle.

SRAM Guide Ultimate rear brake with a 180mm Centerline rotor.

SRAM Guide Ultimate front brake with a 200mm Centerline rotor.

A very tidy and discreet Garmin setup.

HT T1 clipless pedals.

That’s all…Best of luck this year Josh!

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