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crispy4505 RichardCunningham's article
Dec 12, 2014 at 14:51
Dec 12, 2014
Giant Reign 27.5 1 - Review
"If you take two equal bikes (parts spec) and tell me that Specialized paid $4,000 to make it and is charging $6,000, while Giant paid $4,500 to make it and is charging $6,500, I'm picking Specialized. I give zero shits what they pay, it's what *I* pay that matters" - I couldn't agree more if that were the case. However, bikes you're comparing are NOT the same. One has better components and the other has a carbon frame. And, with those tradeoffs, they end up with a similar price. So it's up to you as the consumer to decide which you prefer. Giant's product managers are betting one way and Specialized the other. If you're hellbent on getting carbon, Giant makes a Reign Advanced for $4,750.
crispy4505 RichardCunningham's article
Dec 12, 2014 at 8:47
Dec 12, 2014
Giant Reign 27.5 1 - Review
The Reign and Stumpjumper Evo are not really comparable bikes. The Trance SX and Stumpy Evo are. If you really wanted to compare those two, the stumpy has a lower spec (cost) shock, fork, seatpost and wheels. Yes, both have pikes but SRAM offers different internals for manufacturers save money. RC vs RC3, the RC is a lower spec (cost) fork. Also, Specialized saves a ton on development and manufacturing costs on the stumpy evo 650 b frame b/c the front triangle is the exact same front triangle as the stumpy evo 29er. Chain guide/bashguard is completely relevant. Your comment was around price and the bashguard/guide is a $100 accessory.
crispy4505 RichardCunningham's article
Dec 11, 2014 at 13:39
Dec 11, 2014
Giant Reign 27.5 1 - Review
Just picked up a new trance sx and I also got the same maxxis tires on mine. I wonder if something happened between giant and schwalbe or schwalbe had inventory shortage.
crispy4505 RichardCunningham's article
Dec 11, 2014 at 13:36
Dec 11, 2014
Giant Reign 27.5 1 - Review
Enduro Expert Carbon is $6,600. Yes, you get X01 derailleur and cassette but you also get lower spec fork, specialized seat post and specialized wheels and no chain guide/bashguard. Specialized saves a ton of money by making a lot of their own components
crispy4505 RichardCunningham's article
Dec 8, 2014 at 16:18
Dec 8, 2014
Giant Reign 27.5 1 - Review
Yeah, that should work. I'm 5'9 and riding a medium.
crispy4505 RichardCunningham's article
Dec 8, 2014 at 13:04
Dec 8, 2014
Giant Reign 27.5 1 - Review
Sounds like you're in similar situation. I ride mostly trail with the occasional trip to highland or burke bike parks. I think the trance sx will be great for what your looking for. Sizing is definitely on the larger side. I'm going to put on a super short stem to correct the extra top tube length
crispy4505 laurenjenkins's article
Nov 25, 2014 at 5:53
Nov 25, 2014
crispy4505 mikelevy's article
Nov 12, 2014 at 10:37
Nov 12, 2014
SRAM Guide RS Brake - Review
I had Avid XO Trails on my old bike (enduro) and loved them. Just picked up a new Giant SX Trance that has the Guide Rs and they overall much weaker. Could there be something wrong with them? They have better modulation but I have to squeeze the lever really hard in order to get them to lock up. Any suggestions?
Nov 8, 2014 at 7:19
Nov 8, 2014
Added 2 photos to 2015-Trance-SX
Nov 6, 2014 at 13:05
Nov 6, 2014
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