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    2015 vs 2016 Trance 2

    I just came back from my Local bike shop and tried the Trance 2 and the Anthem 2.I am not sure why but the Trance felt more comfortable to me.I am new to Trail biking so can't pinpoint why the Anthem felt better to me.They had the the 2015 [2399 CAN]and the 2016 model [2899 CAN].I was wondering if the 2016 is worth the price difference.I don't mind stretching my budget if its worth it.

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    It's tough to say if the new shock and fork are noticeably different. Reviews are really positive about the new DPS shocks but reviews are mostly positive these days. The dropper is $300 after market so do you think the suspension is worth $200?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laekon View Post
    It's tough to say if the new shock and fork are noticeably different. Reviews are really positive about the new DPS shocks but reviews are mostly positive these days. The dropper is $300 after market so do you think the suspension is worth $200?
    The problem is I am not sure if the suspension is worth the upgrade as I haven't had a chance to really test them.I am new to mountain biking and haven't been on a downhill trail yet.I am not even sure if I would need the dropper post at my level of experience.

    The LBS thinks 2015 would be a better buy as there haven't been any remarkable upgrades apart from the shocks and the drop post.Apparantly the rumour is that the 2017 would see some remarkable upgrades[again the big question is wo'uld I need those upgrades me being a novice to mtb].

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    I was just looking at these two models online, my buddy just bought the 2016 Trance 2 and from what I understand the Fox Float Performance Fork and shock are a noticeable upgrade over the Evolution on the 2015 As for the dropper seatpost once you try one you'll never go back to a standard. I know that's a strong statement but there's just so many things to like about it.

    Good luck with your decision, oh and by the way I think the red and charcoal looks amazing on the 2016. Very tempted to snag one myself but then I'd have to sell my 2014 trance 1 that I just bought.

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