You'll rule the climbs, the descents and all the rough stuff in between on your Giant Intrigue 2. This trail-loving machine smooths technical terrain with 140mm of Maestro travel and a 120-140mm RockShox fork. Giant's ALUXX SL aluminum frame is durable, e
27.5-inch wheels (also known as 650B) offer the best characteristics of 26- and 29-inch wheels for an outstanding ride.
Efficiency: Increasing the wheel diameter decreases the angle of attack (the angle at which round objects meet square objects). The lower the angle, the easier it is to roll over obstacles and maintain momentum.
Traction: With a larger diameter, the tire's contact patch increases, putting more rubber on the trail. A 27.5-inch (650B) has nearly the same contact patch as a 29er for superb acceleration, braking and cornering.
Weight: The weight of a 27.5 wheel, tire and tube is only 5% more than an identically built 26-inch wheel. Compare this to a 12% increase with a 29-inch wheel. Lighter wheels mean a lighter bike, and better climbing and acceleration.
Pedals sold separately
|Frame||Giant ALUXX SL aluminum w/Maestro suspension linkage|
|Fork||RockShox Revelation RL, 120-140mm travel|
|Rear Shock||Rockshox Monarch R, 140mm travel|
|Rims/Wheels||Giant P-XC2, 27.5-inch|
|Hubs||Giant Performance Tracker|
|Tires||Schwalbe Nobby Nic Evo, 27.5 x 2.25|
|Front Derailleur||SRAM X5|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Deore Shadow Plus|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano HG62, 10-speed: 11-36|
|Stem||Giant Connect SL|
|Brake Levers||Shimano M395|
|Brakes||Shimano M395 disc, 6-inch rotors|
|Seatpost||Giant Connect Switch-R|