Giant trance 2 tire clearance?
I own a 2008 SMALL giant trance 2. I am converting it to a burlier trail bike, and I want some thicker tires. I am looking @ 2.35's (right now I have Nevegals 2.1) . I was looking at the tire clearance in the back and it seems like a larger tire would rub against the frame? does anyone know/have a solution? Does a 2.35 fit?
Your tires won't be thicker unless you get DH ones ( sorry couldn't help myself).
Sorry I can't help you that much because the trance I had was an '06, it could fit up to a 2.5 size tire (but that depends on the brand a bit too). I would expect a trance (regardless of frame size) to fit a 2.35 with ease, unless the particular brand makes the tire bigger than specified (I think Maxxis is known for that - their 2.35 tires being more like 2.5)
One way to check is find out the actual width of the tire you're planning on buying and measure the one on there at the moment, it would give you the best idea.