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    Hi Everyone just got a new bike and new to the forum...

    Just Picked it up today its a 2011 Giant Trance X-4.Picked it up for $1300. So far I love it. Im going riding tomorrow cant wait. Here are the specs.

    Frame ALUXX SL-Grade Aluminum, 5" Maestro Suspension
    Fork RockShox Tora TK w/ Tapered Steerer, 120mm Travel
    Shock Giant Air
    COMPONENTS
    Handlebar Giant Connect, Low Rise 31.8
    Stem Giant Connect
    Seatpost Giant Connect, 30.9
    Saddle Giant Performance MTB
    Pedals Alloy Platform
    DRIVETRAIN
    Shifters Shimano Alivio, Rapidfire
    Front Derailleur Shimano Alivio
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore, Top Normal
    Brakes Shimano M445, [F] 180mm [R] 160mm
    Brake Levers Shimano M445
    Cassette Shimano Deore 11x34, 9-Speed
    Chain Shimano HG-73
    Crankset Shimano M542, 22/32/44
    Bottom Bracket Shimano Press Fit
    WHEELS
    Rims Giant S-XC2
    Hubs Formula Alloy Disc, 32h
    Spokes Stainless, 14g
    Tires Kenda Nevegal, 60 tpi, 26x2.1 Folding

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    Sweet ride! I really like my older model Trance.

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    Worried about bears? You'll need a bigger gun than that.

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    Its funny that most people without c&c wouldn't spot that right away. I don't think he is worried about bears with their being palm trees in the background if you would have noticed that. Anyways back on topic, congrats on your new purchase and welcome to the forum.

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    nice bike. color matches your car.

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    Nice, Giant! Also. Damn! Look at your knee bend out... :l
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    nice bike! how is a trace x4 complete cheaper than a trance x frame?

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    I envy your bike and also your C&C!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrasher_s
    Worried about bears? You'll need a bigger gun than that.
    I am no where close to any bears lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigfruits
    nice bike! how is a trace x4 complete cheaper than a trance x frame?
    idk msrp was like 1450 or something.

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    Nice ride

    I got the same bike on 4/12. I took it out that night and felt the confidence level go up. I can't wait to ride with a group so I can put it through it's paces with back-up if I push too hard. I was really surprised how well the maestro suspension worked. I hardly felt the rear end move when pedaling pretty hard up hills.

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    nice ride, now all it needs is a little dirt on it and it will be even nicer welcome to the forum, and what agency do for down there?

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    It looks gorgeous, and has the same color scheme as my Trek hardtail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcKaz
    Its funny that most people without c&c wouldn't spot that right away.
    That was only the fourth thing I spotted. The first was that hyper-extended knee. Ouch!

    Nice bike! Enjoy it. What sorts of trails do you have down in the swamp?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jesseruns
    I got the same bike on 4/12. I took it out that night and felt the confidence level go up. I can't wait to ride with a group so I can put it through it's paces with back-up if I push too hard. I was really surprised how well the maestro suspension worked. I hardly felt the rear end move when pedaling pretty hard up hills.
    I agree i rode it out in the trails today and it rode way better than any other bike. That maestro suspension is great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bilirubin
    That was only the fourth thing I spotted. The first was that hyper-extended knee. Ouch!

    Nice bike! Enjoy it. What sorts of trails do you have down in the swamp?

    idk it does look wierd but i assure everyone my knees are fine lol. Closest too me is Amelia Earhart in hialeah which is a block away so i can ride there. Theres also Oleeta state river park in north miami beach and markam park in sunrise. Amelia is the most fun it has a little of everything . Oleeta has lots of roots and logs and some good technical stuff. markam is very technical i hardly go there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 918biker
    nice ride, now all it needs is a little dirt on it and it will be even nicer welcome to the forum, and what agency do for down there?
    Hialeah

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddievettelt1
    I am no where close to any bears lol
    judging from your license plate i'd say watch out for gators

    nice ride.... i have the same bars and i love them.

    welcome to the site
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    Nice bike. Figures that a cop would be the first person to break the law by putting a cop sticker clearly obstructing the license plate.
    Trek 69er SS (in progress), Trek Superfly, GT Force Carbon Expert, Trek Madone 6.2

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyitsmebob
    Nice bike. Figures that a cop would be the first person to break the law by putting a cop sticker clearly obstructing the license plate.
    My license plate number is perfectly visible. With that said I just dont care. So anyways thanks I think my bike is nice too.

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    Hmmm, a sticker blocking two oranges. Clearly against the law. Shame on you!
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    Yeah, obstruction of the plate in any way is illegal everywhere.


    Nice bike, I've read good things about that giant suspension tech. No dealer in my area though. I've enjoyed the specialized fsr tech myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratmonkey
    Yeah, obstruction of the plate in any way is illegal everywhere.


    Nice bike, I've read good things about that giant suspension tech. No dealer in my area though. I've enjoyed the specialized fsr tech myself.
    yeah part of the reason i decided to dish out a little more over the yukon was cause i heard good things about maestro.

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    hey don't bust me for partying after rides. I like the bike.

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    markham is badass and just wait til you go to Alafia/Balm Boyette and Carter road. These trails are near Tampa but worth the drive. I know some guys that drive from Miami to Alafia, ride and hang out for 6 hours then drive back once a month. It is a 3 hour drive to get there.

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