Three High-End Models Launched

Giant, the Taiwanese bike manufacturer, has unveiled its new range of electric mountain bikes (eMTB) called the Giant Trance X Advanced E+ Elite. The lineup consists of three high-end models, with one being the lightest eMTB ever offered by the brand. The Elite 0, Elite 1, and Elite 3 complete the new series.

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Elite 0: The Lightest eMTB by Giant

Weighing in at just 19 kilograms (41.8 lbs) in size M, the Elite 0 is relatively lightweight for an electric mountain bike. eMTBs can easily weigh 25 kilograms (55 lbs) or more. Giant has not specified the weight of the other two models, the Elite 1 and Elite 3.

Elite Pricing for Elite Models

The price tags for the new models are as follows: $13,000 for the Elite 0, $10,500 for the Elite 1, and $6,500 for the Elite 3. These prices are not only quite high, but they also vary significantly between models. However, the range does share some common features.

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Shared Features Across the Range

Each model’s frame is made of carbon, a material known for its light weight. The frame geometry is designed for trail-oriented riding, with a slightly narrower top tube to improve control, according to the press release. All three bikes are equipped with the SyncDrive Pro motor, co-developed with Yamaha, delivering a generous 85 Nm of torque. This promises a dynamic, lively, and powerful ride. The EnergyPak Smart 400 battery weighs just 2.3 kg (5 lbs), further contributing to the lightweight design.

Built-in RideControl Go and Ergo 3 Controls

The Elite family also features the integrated RideControl Go command in the top tube of the frame, complete with an on/off button and a small color screen indicating the assistance mode and battery charge level. The Ergo 3 control on the handlebar is used to manage the modes.

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Differences in Suspension, Seats, and Transmission

To understand the differences between the models, one must examine their respective technical specifications. Each model has a different suspended fork: the Elite 0 features the high-end Fox 36 Factory (150 mm travel), while the Elite 1 has a Fox 36 Performance Elite (150 mm) and the Elite 3 sports a RockShox 35 Gold RL (150 mm).

The seats also vary, with the Elite 0 and Elite 1 opting for a Fox Transfer Factory and Tranz-X Rad+ telescopic seat, respectively. The Elite 3 has a more conventional Giant Romero saddle. The transmissions differ as well: SRAM XO1 Eagle AXS 12-speed for the Elite 0, SRAM GX Eagle AXS 12-speed for the Elite 1, and Shimano Deore 12-speed for the Elite 3. Hydraulic disc brakes also differ between models: SRAM Code RSC, SRAM Code R, and Shimano BR-M420, all with 4 pistons.

Available Now in USA

Giant USA confirmed that all three models are available in the country, and the French website is already offering them for purchase in four sizes: S, M, L, and XL.