Giant Trance 27.5

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Giant Trance 27.5
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Posted: Aug 21, 2018 at 23:07 Quote
Attek wrote:
Thinking about changing my 135qr rear wheel to 142x12 on 2016 giant trance, has anyone made this change and did u feel that it worth it?

Thanks.
why do you want to make this change? if your wheel or hub is blown, why not?

Posted: Aug 22, 2018 at 5:41 Quote
Attek wrote:
Thinking about changing my 135qr rear wheel to 142x12 on 2016 giant trance, has anyone made this change and did u feel that it was worth it?

Thanks.

Did it on my Trance 2. Im 200lbs so yeah it was worth it.

Didnt do it on my GF bike yet. But will do it as well.

Stiffer the bike becomes. Also i dont fear dying hitting drops and rock gardens anymore Big Grin

Posted: Aug 23, 2018 at 0:46 Quote
I love making marginal gains on on any bikes I buy, so yes I would change it!. Definitely reduced the flex in the older trances!

Posted: Aug 23, 2018 at 10:10 Quote
I'm looking to pick up a 2018 Trance soon and hoping to get some insight about the different versions available. I'm 5'11 with a 34" inseam so I've been advised to get a medium. The options available are:

Trance 2 $2,900 CAD (orig. $3,000)
Trance 1 GE $3,400 CAD (orig. $4200)
and Trance Advanced 1 $4,300 (orig. $5,300).

I'm willing to spend up if the value is there.

I've been riding a 2009 Stumpjumper for almost 10 years so I haven't kept up to date with groupset and suspension progression. Any suggestions are much appreciated. Cheers.

Posted: Aug 23, 2018 at 11:05 Quote
DanRoyHurd wrote:
I'm looking to pick up a 2018 Trance soon and hoping to get some insight about the different versions available. I'm 5'11 with a 34" inseam so I've been advised to get a medium. The options available are:

Trance 2 $2,900 CAD (orig. $3,000)
Trance 1 GE $3,400 CAD (orig. $4200)
and Trance Advanced 1 $4,300 (orig. $5,300).

I'm willing to spend up if the value is there.

I've been riding a 2009 Stumpjumper for almost 10 years so I haven't kept up to date with groupset and suspension progression. Any suggestions are much appreciated. Cheers.

the Trance is an amazing bike, I seriously would recommend a large though, unless your built like T-rex. the Carbon wheels are very fast rolling. the carbon wheels on adv 1 are pretty fab, worthwhile upgrade if you can swing it.

imo, meastro/vpp/dwlink type bikes pedal/react better than FSR. I think you will totally love a fresh trance!

Posted: Aug 23, 2018 at 11:57 Quote
DanRoyHurd wrote:
I'm looking to pick up a 2018 Trance soon and hoping to get some insight about the different versions available. I'm 5'11 with a 34" inseam so I've been advised to get a medium...

At your height and with a 34" inseam, you might like the large better. I'd check out both sizes before you buy.

Posted: Aug 23, 2018 at 14:02 Quote
I wouldn't buy the Adv for the wheels. They're fragile. I'd go up the middle with the T1 ge.

Posted: Aug 23, 2018 at 14:17 Quote
R-P-S wrote:
DanRoyHurd wrote:
I'm looking to pick up a 2018 Trance soon and hoping to get some insight about the different versions available. I'm 5'11 with a 34" inseam so I've been advised to get a medium...

At your height and with a 34" inseam, you might like the large better. I'd check out both sizes before you buy.

I spent 3 days in Carcross with the large and recently tested the medium on pavement. I think both sizes would work for me but I'm still torn. Seems to be an undecided consensus on sizing up vs. down.

Posted: Aug 23, 2018 at 14:25 Quote
If I bought the Advanced I with those Giant carbon wheels I’d run Cushcore tire inserts for sure. Bet they’d be worry free then, and I recommend Cushcore regardless after running them myself.

The Trance 1 GE is a good package, then you could upgrade wheels. If you want carbon, there are lots of options. I’d look at Nobl or We Are One for those. My Nobl TR38 w/ Nobl hubs (and Cushcore) have been great.

Think you need a Large too

Posted: Aug 23, 2018 at 17:10 Quote
I would definitely go a large. I’m 179cm and a medium is way too small, you’ll end up compromising the ride with a longer stem.

Posted: Aug 23, 2018 at 17:44 Quote
Another consideration is the dropper post. Medium comes with 125mm of drop and the Large comes with 150mm drop. 34 inseem, IMO you definitely want the 150mm. I ride XL and have 34 inseem, 150 is good but I think i’d be ever happier with a 160-170 mm dropper.

Posted: Aug 23, 2018 at 18:52 Quote
DanRoyHurd wrote:
R-P-S wrote:
DanRoyHurd wrote:
I'm looking to pick up a 2018 Trance soon and hoping to get some insight about the different versions available. I'm 5'11 with a 34" inseam so I've been advised to get a medium...

At your height and with a 34" inseam, you might like the large better. I'd check out both sizes before you buy.

I spent 3 days in Carcross with the large and recently tested the medium on pavement. I think both sizes would work for me but I'm still torn. Seems to be an undecided consensus on sizing up vs. down.
When between frame sizes, usually long legs/short torso - size down (with a long seatpost like was said), short legs/long torso - size up, but, at your height, unless you feel really stretched out on a Large, that's your size. You can go 50mm on the stem.

Posted: Aug 23, 2018 at 19:39 Quote
xetal wrote:
Attek wrote:
Thinking about changing my 135qr rear wheel to 142x12 on 2016 giant trance, has anyone made this change and did u feel that it was worth it?

Thanks.

Did it on my Trance 2. Im 200lbs so yeah it was worth it.

Didnt do it on my GF bike yet. But will do it as well.

Stiffer the bike becomes. Also i dont fear dying hitting drops and rock gardens anymore Big Grin

Where did you pick up the conversion kit and what does it include?

Posted: Aug 24, 2018 at 8:44 Quote
New tires for the trance.

2.6 Magic Marry/2.6 Rock Razor

Thought I'd give 2.6 a try! Thankfully not so much bigger than 2.35.


Posted: Aug 24, 2018 at 9:39 Quote
Spent a couple hours on the Large and Medium trance yesterday. Although the Medium felt more “huckable” the large was more stable and less cramped.

Narrows my options to the 2018 Trance 2 ($2800 CAD) or the 2018 Trance Advanced 2 ($3700 CAD); these are the only large sizes available. Same drivetrain but different suspension. Any problems with RS Revelation?

Thanks for the insight.


 
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