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    Hey guys my name is Andy! Looks like a great forum here.
    I am getting back in mountain biking and im gonna do mostly XC but i need a bike to take some abuse because i like to do some odd jumps and here and there.

    It comes down to a brand new 2013 Giant Talon 0 for $1100 OR a used 2009 Giant Trance x4 for $600. The Talon has great specs but the Trance is half the price. Which one should i go with guys? Im hoping to pull the trigger first thing in the morning.

    Andy

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    Get the trance.

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    OK thanks dude. I cant help but feel I may miss out on the 29er movement but ive also never ridden one anyways so I cant miss it

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    just get a bike.. then ride it... you wont miss anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by jailcopper View Post
    OK thanks dude. I cant help but feel I may miss out on the 29er movement but ive also never ridden one anyways so I cant miss it
    Second the Trance. It's a great frame and you could always upgrade as you progress. The fact you mention "jumps" kind of rules out 29ers. They're better for efficiency and top speed, but not the most playful choice out there. There is no "29 movement", just ride what makes most sense for your terrain and riding style. It's not like computers or smartphones...you won't miss anything.

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    Thanks for the replies. Sounds like ill be picking up the Trance this morning!

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