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    The 2013 Giant line-up.

    Here's the complete 2013 bike line-up.




    First off, no more carbon 26 inch models? Fail.

    No Reign frame set? Fail.

    No XL Reign X? Fail.



    Thankfully I love my Trance enough to not be bummed... Keep droppin' that ball Giant.
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    horrific cheap n tacky colour schemes for the Reigns, just shocking two tone crap, they would have been better staying the one colour like this year.
    im not sure who does the graphics for giant but they have no idea...

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    Thanks for posting this. Confirms something I was hoping (2x10 drive lines on most Anthems) and sured up what the specs are for the bike I was looking at.

    For what it's worth, there's been a rumor for months that the Anthem would no longer be available in 26" in '13.

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    Why would they not do a carbon Trance X? And only 2 Trance X 26 models? Not everyone wants a 29er...

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    Hopefully the Euro specs are going to be much better. I'm looking for a regular Anthem X29 0

    I got the following information from a seller in Australia

    The Anthem X 29er 0 is $3499 and has Rock Shox SID 29 RL fork and Rock Shox rear shock, and Sram X9/X0 drivetrain.

    And you also have pictures in another thread here.

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    The Rabobank and cross bikes look good. Everything else? Not so much.

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    Change the name from Reign to Lame. That's some good work there Giant!!!!

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    Way to go halfway again Giant! I forsee another year of my shop loosing sales to the big T and S brands. 32mm forks on reigns? 32mm forks on trance X 29's? 34mm forks on reign X's? Non kashima coated forks on $5000.00 bikes? No redesign on Anthem X 29 aluminum frames (No standover clearence for yet another year)? No faith? Stupid lack of any color again. It's good to know that Giant does not listen to any of it's dealers on what they want but instead listens to 80 year old bean counters in Taiwan on how to progress a brand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by murphy87 View Post
    way to go halfway again giant! I forsee another year of my shop loosing sales to the big t and s brands. 32mm forks on reigns? 32mm forks on trance x 29's? 34mm forks on reign x's? Non kashima coated forks on $5000.00 bikes? No redesign on anthem x 29 aluminum frames (no standover clearence for yet another year)? No faith? Stupid lack of any color again. It's good to know that giant does not listen to any of it's dealers on what they want but instead listens to 80 year old bean counters in taiwan on how to progress a brand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's L'axeman View Post
    horrific cheap n tacky colour schemes for the Reigns, just shocking two tone crap, they would have been better staying the one colour like this year.
    im not sure who does the graphics for giant but they have no idea...
    totally agree what are they thinking they look like Wally World bikes
    please get with the program a plain solid color would have been way better than this crap!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cale399 View Post
    totally agree what are they thinking they look like Wally World bikes
    please get with the program a plain solid color would have been way better than this crap!!!
    Im with you 110%, they really do look cheap n nasty, im so happy ive got a 2012 reign 2, my brother wanted it n i was thinking about selling it to him n upgrading for the new seat post n new tabs but thats not going to happen now, i know its not all about how they look, but im not buying that, without a doubt, giant has the worst cheapest graphic designs in history, the last few years the reigns have looked ok bar last years red reign 1, that was a shocker, but they have hit an all time low with this years models, wally world or k mart is the right word......

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    The only decent looking bike out of the whole MTB range is the trance x, ive just had another look and i am at a total loss for words as to explain how toy n cheap they look , at least they ride well n i suppose thats what counts, if they didnt ride well you wouldnt be able to sell em for scrap, they would refuse to take it because it looked so ugly n cheap..

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    I like the XTC 2 and the Trance X 29er look nice. That Tance X 29 0 is a sweet looking bike.

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    No faith!? That freaks me out...

    I'm also with everyone on the colors. I liked a few of the paint jobs from last year when others didn't, but all of these, except the Glory, look awful. No wonder my LBS has all but stopped ordering new Giant mtn bikes.

    Just way more insentive to take care of the bike I have.

    Again... No Faith? Lame.

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    I don't get the fashion aspect of looking at bikes. I could give 2 s**ts, what the color scheme and graphics look like. It will be covered in dirt soon enough. I must be weird like that.

    Why is there a Trance X1 and 3, but no 2?

    Can't wait to try out the Tx 29er 0... I wonder what it will weigh in at???

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    Negative Nelly's! The Reign line up all look a lot better than that blue/orange and red paint they had last year
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    I really like the trance X1. I am really looking forward to getting that bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d365 View Post
    I don't get the fashion aspect of looking at bikes. I could give 2 s**ts, what the color scheme and graphics look like. It will be covered in dirt soon enough. I must be weird like that.

    Why is there a Trance X1 and 3, but no 2?

    Can't wait to try out the Tx 29er 0... I wonder what it will weigh in at???
    I happen to like a slick looking ride, i totally understand some dont care, but i like a ride that when i look at it it screams out to me to get on it n carve it up, i agree the way it rides is way more important, but us humans are visual creatures, i am anyway, i like black, black n black n on a bike i dont like the two tone cheap glossy look, those bikes look crap, n im a massive giant fan, infact just about every bike ive owned has been a giant..

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    I'm liking the Trance 29er 1. Looks good and has a good spec for the price. How are giant's dropper posts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fontarin View Post
    I'm liking the Trance 29er 1. Looks good and has a good spec for the price. How are giant's dropper posts?
    Agreed. Has the potential to be my next purchase...

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    i dont see anything that would make me want a new giant bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d365 View Post
    I don't get the fashion aspect of looking at bikes. I could give 2 s**ts, what the color scheme and graphics look like. It will be covered in dirt soon enough. I must be weird like that.
    Nope. You're not alone. F**k the fashionistas.

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    I love a good looking bike and all, but it really doesn't make it perform any better. But hey, everyone has their "hot button" and if paint scheme is yours, then I respect that. That said, I don't mind the scheme all that much on the '13s. Maybe it's my age or something......38.

    I love the Trance X 29er though. That is a hot bike! But, I am 4 months into my Anthem X 29er and loving it, so I'm not in the market for a couple of years at least.
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    Went into the LBS and got me a Giant Trance x3 2012, saw some new Talon 29ers, they looked pretty slick. Seemed to have a different paint scheme than the one in the link, regional differences I guess.

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    Don't make the mistake of thinking the 2013's are available yet, they aren't. If you saw something in a shop, it was probably a 2012 unless you're somewhere besides the US.

    As far as colors go, I was looking at an Anthem X 29er 2 (didn't think much of the 2012 color) but the 2012 model is out of stock in XL - my LBS can't get it. So I'm waiting on the 2013, and frankly, it looks better to me than the 2012, paint wise. And it's a 2x10 instead of a 3x. I think it's an overall win, I just wish I could actually get my hands on it.

    As for the fact that no one posting here seems to like anything they see for the most part, vote with your wallets and go buy someone else's bikes. They might look better but only one other company has a rear suspension setup that can come close to keeping up with Giants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cotharyus View Post
    Don't make the mistake of thinking the 2013's are available yet, they aren't. If you saw something in a shop, it was probably a 2012 unless you're somewhere besides the US.
    I live in New Zealand .

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles View Post
    Nope. You're not alone. F**k the fashionistas.
    Can't wait to see u guys hitting the trail on a pink one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cotharyus View Post
    Don't make the mistake of thinking the 2013's are available yet, they aren't. If you saw something in a shop, it was probably a 2012 unless you're somewhere besides the US.
    My LBS said they would have a Tx 29 on the floor by the second week of Sept.... which probably means first week of Oct.

    He already had two Tx 29er 2s on pre-order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d365 View Post
    My LBS said they would have a Tx 29 on the floor by the second week of Sept.... which probably means first week of Oct.

    He already had two Tx 29er 2s on pre-order.
    Same answer here in OK.

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    Don't make the mistake of thinking the 2013's are available yet, they aren't. If you saw something in a shop, it was probably a 2012 unless you're somewhere besides the US.

    My Son in law picked up his 2013 XTC three weeks ago. So some 13s are on the floor.
    But no 2013 TX 29ers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cale399 View Post
    Can't wait to see u guys hitting the trail on a pink one
    <shrug>

    I'd rock a pink bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles View Post
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    I'd rock a pink bike.
    Same here.




    I like the Trance-X Womens model with the lower slung dropped TT. Too bad they aren't doing that with the rest of the line.

    No carbon TX frame? I'd seriously go for one of those and a new Revelation to replace my current alloy model/Sektor combo. hell, maybe I ought to just pay bank to have someone custom build me a frame with the linkages off my current frame. Give me Trance-X exactly how I want it...shorter stays, a bit slacker, dropped TT, Reverb Stealth routing, etc.

    I don't like the graphics either, but they wouldn't keep me from riding one.
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    "Reign 0" price jumped from 4000 USD to 4.475 USD???
    Parts moved from Shimano to SRAM???
    Wheelsets changed to ownsets instead of DTSwiss???
    Still no Kashima on fork'n shock?
    WTF going on with Giant?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaRaBeeN View Post
    "Reign 0" price jumped from 4000 USD to 4.475 USD???
    Parts moved from Shimano to SRAM???
    Wheelsets changed to ownsets instead of DTSwiss???
    Still no Kashima on fork'n shock?
    WTF going on with Giant?
    That is a good question!
    You should check out the Yeti lineup.
    Their SB66 & 66c is too sweet!
    The SB95 will likely be my next, but not this year.

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    Wow, completely ditched 26" anthems. There are plenty of us that hate the boat handling of wagon wheels.
    I was planning on buying a carbon 26" anthem this year since they dicked up the buildouts so bad last year

    I guess Ill have to try to find a 2012 frame to buy.


    did any of the frames other than the glory get a refresh this year?
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    They've changed the Revel 0 from 26" to a 29er for 2013 as well...
    I had my heart set on buying a medium revel 0 in 2 weeks, but my LBS can't get one. Calling shops up in chicago to see if anyone can find that bike, sure as hell don't want 29" wheels. The trails I wanna ride are tight and twisty...

    Have called 30 bike shops so far w/in 3 hours drive from me, nobody has one. Not sure it's worth driving more than 3 hours, but will keep searching. But it is starting to piss me off.... Why are they pushing more and more bikes onto 29" wheels? This model in particular had NO problems selling, all the bike shops I've talked to have told me this bike has been hard to get and keep in stock.
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    FUGLY. I am actually pissed because I was waiting to buy a 2013 reign x, not anymore.
    Components, FUGLY. Color, FUGLY. Price, FUGLY.

    WTF giant?

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    Quote Originally Posted by murphy87 View Post
    Way to go halfway again Giant! I forsee another year of my shop loosing sales to the big T and S brands. 32mm forks on reigns? 32mm forks on trance X 29's? 34mm forks on reign X's? Non kashima coated forks on $5000.00 bikes? No redesign on Anthem X 29 aluminum frames (No standover clearence for yet another year)? No faith? Stupid lack of any color again. It's good to know that Giant does not listen to any of it's dealers on what they want but instead listens to 80 year old bean counters in Taiwan on how to progress a brand.
    Dude so true, and on top the chain stay remains 18.2 inches vs 17.8 on the trance.

    Edit: Well at least they have a more reasonable gearing for 2013
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    Wow Im glad I decided to pickup an Anthem in 2012, love the Black, almost looks like Decker's Anthem... Don't care for most of the 2013 Color Schemes.
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    Some of you guys crack me up. The way I see it when I'm flying down the trail the bike is a blur. I'm not seeing the color only the trail ahead of me.
    I'm Just OK with the Gray/Black/Red color of my 12 XTC 2 but everyone I ride with thinks it looks cool and they say the colors just blend together when I'm riding. Maybe Giant designed the colors to look best at speed not on the bike rack.

    All I know is I'm not going to buy an inferior bike for what might be better color choices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evan55 View Post
    Wow, completely ditched 26" anthems.
    Yep. I knew it was coming soon, but was hoping they'd wait one more year so I could get one. I'm just too happy with 26" wheels, too heavily invested and a 29" bike won't fit in the back of my car.
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    ^I agree with the above! But by nature, we are just visibly creatures. Some just like what they see. And we all have personal preferences. For me I've been longing for a Reign X0 and the new color scheme didn't strike me at first. But it is growing on me. I just don't get why they didn't do internal cable routing for the RX and for their whole new lineup for that matter. Most of the other manufacturers look like they are moving into that aspect. I just think it would be beneficial in reducing chances of getting caught up and snagging things (Though I have never had that problem). But I guess that would require whole new re designs and testing for structural weaknesses. Oh well. Maybe next year.

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    only looked at the trances, color schemes are horrible

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    Quote Originally Posted by excaliber View Post
    Some of you guys crack me up. The way I see it when I'm flying down the trail the bike is a blur. I'm not seeing the color only the trail ahead of me.
    I'm Just OK with the Gray/Black/Red color of my 12 XTC 2 but everyone I ride with thinks it looks cool and they say the colors just blend together when I'm riding. Maybe Giant designed the colors to look best at speed not on the bike rack.

    All I know is I'm not going to buy an inferior bike for what might be better color choices.
    I mean... Im honestly not someone thats going to pass over a better ride due to color scheme, I almost don't care, but I still gotta call it like it is... Giant lost their minds on the 2013 color schemes
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    Quote Originally Posted by giant_in_a_trance View Post
    only looked at the trances, color schemes are horrible
    I don't mind the look of the Trance X 29er 00 we're getting in Australia:

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    I'm more interested to see if the $900 AUD price difference over the 29er 0 is worth it for me than anything to do with the colour scheme. That said, I didn't like the look over the 29er 0 when I first saw it, but it has grown on me over time as I've seen more photos of the bike pop up. Hopefully I'll be able to test ride each one next week.

    - I still think the colour choice on the 29er 1 is pretty ugly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ace5high View Post
    I mean... Im honestly not someone thats going to pass over a better ride due to color scheme, I almost don't care, but I still gotta call it like it is... Giant lost their minds on the 2013 color schemes
    well said mate..
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunt pimp View Post
    i dont see anything that would make me want a new giant bike.
    I'd be a 26" HT kind of lady and I don't see nothing on the Aussie site that I'd be inclined to buy.

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    So no more 26er trance for Aussie ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ducktape View Post
    I'd be a 26" HT kind of lady and I don't see nothing on the Aussie site that I'd be inclined to buy.

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    giant demo here next wednesday, ill check out the 29er trance - i guess ill have to try to not hate 29ers since i have no choice anymore.....
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