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    2009 Trance X vs 2011 Trance X

    Whats the differences between these two. Do they have different headtubes? I know the frames are different, but are are there any huge differences?

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    Yes the headtube is tapered. The geometry appears to have remained the same. The frame and linkages have a some updates. You can google 2009 Giant Trance and 2011 Giant Trance it will list the link direct to Giant Bicycles website with specs.

    Are you deciding between the two?

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    Yes i am. The 2011 im looking at has kashima coated RP23 shock, comes with a headset, and a bottom bracket. The 2009 has the RP23, but not kashima. Also comes with a headset, but no bottom bracket. Im looking into frames for a build. The 2009 is slightly cheaper, but not that much.

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    If its not by much, I would go with the 2011 personally. I have a 2011 Trance X1, although I haven't had a previous version Trance it is a great bike. I just posted a picture up in the other thread "Trace X Pics".

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    I saw the pic, nice bike! Whats the specs?

    I think im going for the 2011.

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    I had a 2008 and have a 2010 Trance X now. I would recommend the 2011 because the head tube is shorter. The head tube on my 2010 large is giant (pun intended). Also, I think the rear triangle on the 2011 looks a lot better.

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    I went ahead and bought the 2011 frame. Im really excited to get it! Its going to be my first build. Already ordered a 130mm fork. I think 130mm is more than enough for my kind of riding.

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