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    Giant Trance X3 review

    Trance X3 is getting reviewed now, dating May 2011, here http://reviews.mtbr.com/bike-review-giant-trance-x3. Is there a reason why X3 gets reviewed instead of the current X4 version? Or, is this just a matter of chance for the reviewer... not having chance to review the X4?

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    Oh, I think this might be my lack of knowledge here. I thought the numeration of bikes X1, X2, X3, X4 is the numeration of the upgrade, just like software 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, etc. So, I thought, why is 3.0 getting reviewed while 4.0 is already out there? But appears they are basically different bikes, not upgrades from older to newer version.

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    X1 = Highest equipment specification of the model
    X2 = 2nd highest specification etc and so on...

    Don't look at the model number of the bike as a specific upgrade as bikes are usually done on yearly updates, so for example a 2010 Trance X3 would be different to a 2011 Trance X3. This may be the specification of parts on the bike itself or could acually be in terms of geometry and frame features (as it is when comparing a 2010 and 2011 trance X)

    Also, you'll find that regardless of the model number, the frame will stay the same for each model year.

    Finally, some companies will have thier better models being the higher number (eg. 4.0 is a better specification than the 3.0), but it the case of Giant, the lower number is the higher specification model.

    I would recommend that you start getting more familiar with the components on the bike so you can gauge which is a higher specification as this will help you decide which bike is the best value for you.

    Hope that all makes sense
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