Giant Trance 27.5

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Posted: Jul 15, 2020 at 19:45 Quote
Got one of my friends to join the Trance 27.5 gang! 2014 Trance Advanced 1, with a 2016 warranty frame. Got some Chromag pedals for it, as well as the bike came with some sweet upgrades from the previous owner, such as RaceFace Sixc carbon bars and a Chromag saddle

Some photos of it, along with my 2019 Trance 2
My friends new to him 2014 Giant Trance Advanced 1 with 2016 replacement frame Left with my 2019 Giant Trance 2 Right

My friends new to him 2014 Giant Trance Advanced 1 with 2016 replacement frame Back with my 2019 Giant Trance 2 Front

My friends new to him 2014 Giant Trance Advanced 1 with 2016 replacement frame

Posted: Jul 16, 2020 at 8:08 Quote
A couple of weeks ago I demoed a 2020 Norco Sight. It had a 63.5 deg head angle and yet climbed better than my Trance. Why? Probably down to the 76 deg seat tube angle. So, I'd agree the slacker your head tube angle, the steeper your ST angle needs to be.

I'm just waiting for the 2021 Norcos to come in so I can get one.

Posted: Jul 19, 2020 at 22:51 Quote
I am trying to figure out if this kit 820-02-530 will fit my 2016 CY8C Fox Performance 34, currently at 140.
According to Fox, I would need this one: 820-02-366, but according to many websites, the 820-02-530 will work on forks later than 2016. Yet according to Fox, the 820-02-530 was introduced only in 2019. It also looks quite similar, 3xx series had the aluminium cap while 5xx have a plastic one. Fox did not answer my email ...

For example: https://cyclinic.com.au/products/fox-racing-34mm-evol-air-shaft-assembly-2016-2021
Some websites say that 3xx is discontinued. So, I am thinking the 5xx are revised versions of 3xx...

Posted: Jul 27, 2020 at 6:57 Quote
Doomrider74 wrote:
A couple of weeks ago I demoed a 2020 Norco Sight. It had a 63.5 deg head angle and yet climbed better than my Trance. Why? Probably down to the 76 deg seat tube angle. So, I'd agree the slacker your head tube angle, the steeper your ST angle needs to be.

I'm just waiting for the 2021 Norcos to come in so I can get one.

Reach increase has an impact that’s important. If you just slacken HA and steepen HA the bike gets short and is harder to climb.

Posted: Aug 1, 2020 at 13:50 Quote
Evening all, I have a 2016 Trance.
I’ve upgraded the bars, pedals, grips, stem, fork already.
I’ve got £300ish to upgrade further and was wondering what you all thought would be the best value upgrade/s to go for next?
I was thinking brakes maybe but I’m open to suggestions, just no dropper posts please

Posted: Aug 1, 2020 at 13:54 Quote
safehandshim wrote:
Evening all, I have a 2016 Trance.
I’ve upgraded the bars, pedals, grips, stem, fork already.
I’ve got £300ish to upgrade further and was wondering what you all thought would be the best value upgrade/s to go for next?
I was thinking brakes maybe but I’m open to suggestions, just no dropper posts please

Unless your wheels are solid to begin with, wheels should always be the biggest priority along with suspension

Posted: Aug 1, 2020 at 16:39 Quote
yourrealdad wrote:
safehandshim wrote:
Evening all, I have a 2016 Trance.
I’ve upgraded the bars, pedals, grips, stem, fork already.
I’ve got £300ish to upgrade further and was wondering what you all thought would be the best value upgrade/s to go for next?
I was thinking brakes maybe but I’m open to suggestions, just no dropper posts please

Unless your wheels are solid to begin with, wheels should always be the biggest priority along with suspension

I disagree: Brakes before everything. You can adapt and make do with poor wheels, contact points, suspension etc. Poor brakes are dangerous.

Posted: Aug 1, 2020 at 16:42 Quote
Doomrider74 wrote:
yourrealdad wrote:
safehandshim wrote:
Evening all, I have a 2016 Trance.
I’ve upgraded the bars, pedals, grips, stem, fork already.
I’ve got £300ish to upgrade further and was wondering what you all thought would be the best value upgrade/s to go for next?
I was thinking brakes maybe but I’m open to suggestions, just no dropper posts please

Unless your wheels are solid to begin with, wheels should always be the biggest priority along with suspension

I disagree: Brakes before everything. You can adapt and make do with poor wheels, contact points, suspension etc. Poor brakes are dangerous.

Also for £300 you can get a decent set of brakes, but any *new* wheelset for that price will not be an upgrade

Posted: Aug 3, 2020 at 2:17 Quote
ive been reading this whole thread but only got upto page 53 so far!!

ive an old 2014/15/16 trance 4 and I want upgrade the drivetrain from the original 2x9. ive a local guy telling me I can use an SRAM NX 11-50t 12 speed cassette with SRAM GX shifter and derailleur on my original Shimano 9 speed hub. ive got a 32t narrow wide ring on the front will this work? will the chain line be ok?

alternatively I could use a Sunrace 11-46t and Sram GX stuff to build a 1x11 setup.

the 11 speed works out at costing £200 and the 12 speed £230 (shifter/derailleur/chain/cassette)

if the chainline is out can I use the spacer that came with the bottom bracket to correct it? its currently assembled with no spacer.

my back wheel is the original open bearing Dt swiss 5mm through axle.

im fairly new to this so some solid advice is greatly received.

Posted: Aug 3, 2020 at 4:33 Quote
Fox has finally replied, after 10d or so from the last reminder. 820-02-530 is compatible with my fork and a direct replacement of 820-02-366. Now doubting if I should go 160mm front and back, or go, 150mm front and stay 140mm back (which with the Fox DPS is not really 140mm at my weight).

Posted: Aug 3, 2020 at 4:36 Quote
gazmoose wrote:
ive been reading this whole thread but only got upto page 53 so far!!

ive an old 2014/15/16 trance 4 and I want upgrade the drivetrain from the original 2x9. ive a local guy telling me I can use an SRAM NX 11-50t 12 speed cassette with SRAM GX shifter and derailleur on my original Shimano 9 speed hub. ive got a 32t narrow wide ring on the front will this work? will the chain line be ok?

alternatively I could use a Sunrace 11-46t and Sram GX stuff to build a 1x11 setup.

the 11 speed works out at costing £200 and the 12 speed £230 (shifter/derailleur/chain/cassette)

if the chainline is out can I use the spacer that came with the bottom bracket to correct it? its currently assembled with no spacer.

my back wheel is the original open bearing Dt swiss 5mm through axle.

im fairly new to this so some solid advice is greatly received.

I swapped from a 2x11 11-40 Full Shimano XT M8000, to a 1x11 11-50.
I've used a Sunrace 11-50, an Absolute Black 32T oval chainring, NW, and had to space inward the chainring with 2mm washers and longer bolts. It runs like this since last spring with no issues at all, no chaincage and no chain drops. I am not even using the clutch.

Posted: Aug 4, 2020 at 0:48 Quote
matt-15 wrote:
Doomrider74 wrote:
yourrealdad wrote:


Unless your wheels are solid to begin with, wheels should always be the biggest priority along with suspension

I disagree: Brakes before everything. You can adapt and make do with poor wheels, contact points, suspension etc. Poor brakes are dangerous.

Also for £300 you can get a decent set of brakes, but any *new* wheelset for that price will not be an upgrade

Thanks guys, wheels are in decent nick, they were replaced 1.5 years ago by last owner. I've spoken to LBS and he's advised brakes still have plenty of use but new groupset would be beneficial so I'm going with that to move to 1x11

Posted: Aug 4, 2020 at 11:10 Quote
Why no dropper out of curiosity?

Posted: Aug 4, 2020 at 23:42 Quote
yourrealdad wrote:
Why no dropper out of curiosity?

I was donated one from a friend, I just need to get it working

Posted: Aug 8, 2020 at 20:46 Quote
Can someone tell me what size BB I should be ordering to replace the BB on my 2017 Trance Ad?

Thank you!


 
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