Giant Trance 27.5 1: 2014 Gift Guide for Cyclists

 

This do-it-all mountain bike it built for day-long adventures in the woods. The 140mm dual suspension is tuned to bomb down the gnarliest trails you can find, but it’s also designed to climb back up to the trails for another run. The Shimano SLX and XT components are built to race through the roughest conditions and the 27.5-inch wheels offer an ideal balance of stability and quick-handling. Giant also offers the more affordable Trance 2 ($2,550) and Trance 3 ($2,125). [$4,050; giant-bicycles.com]