Thanks to an anonymous tipster, we just found these photos of Adam Craig’s 2013 Giant Trance 29er prototype. Surprisingly, these photos were posted a full month ago on Facebook after he won the Oregon Enduro on the bike. Just yesterday, Giant posted a video of their new “Ultimate Trail Bike”, and these photos seem to confirm the use of a standard QR real axle.
Click through to see the other side of the bike…and more details.
Looks like the Trance 29er will have full internal routing for front and rear derailleurs, rear brake, and dropper seatpost. A heavily hydroformed downtube leaves plenty of clearance for the front wheel under full fork compression. Other than that, seems like it carries forward all the usual Giant frame features like the Maestro suspension and a big tapered headtube. Oh, and check out that crazy PRO stem!
More as we get it.