My 'budget built' play bike, only spent £360 on it. 29lbs even. 2007 Giant trance frame.
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My 'budget built' play bike, only spent £360 on it. 29lbs even. 2007 Giant trance frame.

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 Very nice ride. to all the trance haters...they ride amazing set up like this.
my old one: www.pinkbike.com/photo/5043297
my current one: www.pinkbike.com/photo/7291653
  • 1 0
 How da fuq did you get it all so cheap?

Also, would you say you prefer the Banshee mythic or any other FR bike you've made?
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 Rampant*
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 I bought the complete Giant Trance from my friend. It used to look like this www.pinkbike.com/photo/3519001 plus lots of moss, rusted chain/bolts/cables, broken mech hanger, frame bearings were shot. It was a bit of mess so I was able to buy it from him for £200. I then stripped the frame down, replaced the bearings (£30) and resprayed it.
The parts I kept were, frame, shock, headset, bb, cranks, wheels and seat clamp. I already had tyres, tubes, chainguide, chainring, tensioner, rotor, SS kit, seat post and pedals. Instead of servicing the Pike I just bought a used Argyle off here for £110 and also the seat off here again for £20. I took the bar, stem and brake off my Suburban. I may take the uppers/internals from my Revelation and put the Argyle lowers on for even more steeze.
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 The Banshee Rampant is definitely still my favourite, I still regret selling it. That thing rode so well, though I got to admit this rides very well. Hopefully on Wednesday is the weather holds I'll be able to head down to Poldice Valley and get some air miles on this bike.
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 Wow, £200 is still a mega deal!

Props on the build though, thats serious budget building and with good parts too. The thing I would worry about is the pike steerer, seen many snapped. I mean if you ride dirt then it's probably fine, but I just personally would never run a pike.

Sweet man, rampant is nice but for a budget build this rocks!
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 I won't run the Pike, I'll probably just sell it.
  • 1 0
 Aye, amazing build man. Might try do one like this one day! If I can find a deal that good...
  • 1 0
 Poldice is sick! Hit me up if you wanna sell the pike I'll be keen to purchase it
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 Yeah poldice is sweet, I've mostly just been their on my Enduro bike riding the DH lines, can't wait to hit some of the jump lines on this.
  • 1 0
 Pretty rad for a budget... Nice little play bike. I miss my little SX. all of them...
  • 1 0
 Is this a new toy? Looks pretty dope dude.
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 Yeah my new winter play bike/slopestyle/mini freeride bike. Budget built as well, only spent £360 GBP on it.
  • 1 0
 what chain tensioner you running mate
  • 1 0
 Yess ETR-D
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 where did you get it mate
  • 1 0
 I got it a few years ago off CRC, they don't sell it anymore. Not sure where you can get one other then on the Yess site.
  • 1 0
 Not to shabby!
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 Thanks. It feels really good as well.
  • 1 0
 So clean! Love it!
  • 1 0
 looking good man.

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