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    2014 Trance 27.5

    Lots of new bikes being released on all wheel sizes lately. Hadn't heard much from Giant, so I took a look a the 2014 bikes and there all the 2014 Trance 27.5 models are.

    WOW, these look great.

    If price wasn't the main concern the Trance SX Advanced 27.5 would be the bike. Realistically, the Trance SX 27.5 looks amazing. Some of the drive train bits and brake spec is not right up there but that can be changed out or upgraded over time. I might even be tempted to move to a 15mm fork from my 20mm setup right now. Out back the 12 x 142 is great, not certain why they didn't go with in on the regular Trance 27.5 model but stuck with the 5mm qr???

    Head angle at 66 degrees for me is great, seat tube angle on paper is a little slack but who knows.

    Not certain on the Fox suspension though. I have been really impressed with the Vector Air HLR and by all accounts the new Pike is also very good.

    All in all the bike looks to be spot on. I would really like to have a go on one of these.

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    i know Aussie models are different but i'm considering the 27.5 2 model.

    seems a good blend of components, i love the 140mm of travel!
    Trance 27.5 2 (2014) - Bikes | Giant Bicycles | Australia

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    I think the Trance 27.5 1 is going to be my next bike. Currently riding a Fuel EX 9 and Superfly HT, and think I wanna try out the "in-between" size. It just seems a little bit pricey at $3500 MSRP on their site. The specs seem in line with most 26 or 29 that are sub-$3k.

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    the price seems right on point with the slx components. I am in the same boat, i just don't want to shell out $3500. I may wait for a used one for $2700

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    i guess i am rubbing it in but my LBS is giving me the Trance 27.5 1 for $2730AUD, i hope to have it next week, just before my birthday

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