While most lightweight E-MTBs have a reduced motor output—limited by smaller batteries to achieve lower overall weights—the Trance X Advanced E+ Elite delivers full power by using a breakthrough battery technology developed specifically for E-bike usage. The EnergyPak 400 uses higher volume battery cells that make it possible to have a full-power motor with a battery that’s half the weight of previous generations.

This is the lightest full-suspension E-MTB ever from Giant. The all-new EnergyPak battery system shaves a full 4kg (9 pounds) off the previous generation, which completely transforms performance on the trail. The Trance X Advanced E+ Elite 0 model weighs 18.8kg (41 pounds) in a size medium.

The EnergyPak 400 battery was co-developed with Panasonic and weighs just 2.3kg. At the core of this new battery system, the first in the world created specifically for E-bikes, is a new 22700 cell type that makes it possible to pair a full-power motor with a battery that’s half the weight. Larger cells allow the battery to run cooler, which means less stress on the system and a longer total lifecycle.

Accelerate up climbs, float through rock gardens, experience more power, agility and control with this lightweight, full-suspension E-MTB. A new ultra-slim battery minimises weight so you can ride technical trails the way you always dreamed of.

The frameset and components are engineered to minimize weight without compromising stiffness, strength and off-road durability. From the full composite frameset, which is made with Advanced-grade composite material, to the innovative Contact SLR Trail integrated one-piece handlebar/stem unit, every component is optimized for lightweight performance.

The all-new Contact SLR Trail integrated handlebar/stem unit offers adjustability, compliance, light weight and a clean, simple profile. Weighing just 255 grams, it has all the advantages of a one-piece bar and stem but with the adjustability of a conventional setup. Riders can set it to their desired stem length (40mm, 45mm or 50mm) and rotate the bar to achieve the angle they want.

When you’re climbing steep singletrack, accelerating on fast and flowy trails, or committing to big moves on technical terrain, power matters. Weight matters, too. Those two factors combined, the power-to-weight ratio, play a major role in how an E-MTB performs on the trail. That’s the main idea behind the all-new Trance X Advanced E+ Elite, the lightest full-power E-MTB in the world.

Adjustments can also be made using the RideControl App—which gives riders the ability to customize the motor performance for their individual needs.

Adjust the settings of your motor to optimise efficiency. Or give it some extra punch to make it up that steep climb. This app lets you tune the support levels and set up your remotes exactly how you like. You can do it all with your smart phone and also choose the data you want to have shown on your display.

You choose exactly how you want your SyncDrive motor to perform. You can use the app to adjust from the battery-saving Eco mode all the way up to Power mode, which delivers up to four times the power you put into the pedals.

You can adjust torque for your riding style and terrain. To maximise efficiency and preserve battery life, you can dial down the torque within each support mode. For more punchy acceleration, turn up the torque right from your smart phone.

The launch control features 7 settings, from controlled to aggressive. You might choose a lower level, which can take up to 2.5 seconds to achieve full torque, in low-traction situations. If you’re riding grippy terrain and want an instant response, the highest setting produces maximum torque in just a few milliseconds.