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    For all of you to see.......Trance weight

    Here are pictures to prove the weight of my ride. It has been a couple months since I posted pics of my baby, but after moving and other crazy things in life are over I now have some time to post.
    This is the complete bike weight.
    This goes to show all the naysayers that the weight of a full Trance build can come close to 27lbs. For a 20" frame and components that are not scary lite, I think this build is as good as it gets.
    The pictures aren't the clearest, but it shows the bike in mid air.
    It has undergone some changes since I first posted pics in March.
    Here's the complete build:
    20" Trance frame
    Marzocchi Marathon fork 105mm
    Hayes mag brakes
    XTR shifters
    Titec Hellbent handlebar
    Truvativ 90mm stem
    Nokon cable system
    Thompson seatpost
    WTB SST 98 saddle
    RaceFace Dues XC crankset
    Sram Plasma r. der.
    WTB laserdisc lite w/ Velocity VXC wheelset
    Specialized RollX Pro tires
    ODI Ruffian Lock-on grips

    Let me know what you think...........
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    Nice build!

    Love the .98 -- every year at Sea Otter, I harass the WTB guys about bringing it back.. Still got one on my 'cross, but the cover is starting to crack...

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    sweet ride!!
    www.treefortbikes.com Just lauched V2.0 with free shipping and low prices!

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    Awesome bro! Looks like the real weight savers your running are your marathon fork (race version? ~3.25lb!!!), fluffy light wheels/tires (nice!), and the race face crank set. I can your setup maybe shaving another lb but you would have to venture into the $$$ range of componentry. Thanks for the share!

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    build up

    Quote Originally Posted by GiantDS3
    Awesome bro! Looks like the real weight savers your running are your marathon fork (race version? ~3.25lb!!!), fluffy light wheels/tires (nice!), and the race face crank set. I can your setup maybe shaving another lb but you would have to venture into the $$$ range of componentry. Thanks for the share!
    Actually the fork is a 2004 Marathon SL. No race version here.
    But yes, the wheelset is the fluffy light part of the build, but still very strong and stiff.
    I have a carbon bar and a few other light items like ultralight grips, but I ride my stuff and some of those things don't instill confidence.

    Thanks for the comments!

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    Not too far behind ya.

    I just weighed my Trance yesterday at the shop was very pleased to get it at 29.16 lbs.

    I built it out to be a light-duty freeride all mountain XC trail race bike.



    In other words, its a beefy solid bike that is light enough for me to compete and have fun with in a 12/24 Race, XC race, and the ocassional light stunts here and there.

    I think I could save the 2 lbs. to meet your weight in my choice of wheels, crankset, and tires.

    I am running all Truvativ Team for crankset, seatpost, stem, bar. Running SRAM X9 for triggers, rear derailleur. A Shimano XT front derailleur. Avid Juicy 7 brakeset (which may or may not change, I'm not convinced yet). Mavic Crossmax XL disc wheelset and Maxxis Aadvantage Tires.

    Best Regards,
    Paolo

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    Paolo, do you have any photos? You bike sounds like a cool one, lets us see!

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    Pics Soon.

    I have yet to take pics but will soon and post them up.

    I basically bought the Trance 2 frame because I loved the black color. Since it didn't come stock as a frame-only version, I had to pretty much strip it down and kept the fork but replaced everything else. The LBS I go to were pretty stoked about making an all Chicago wonder - (SRAM is in Chicago) and of course we were able to work out a great deal for keeping it strictly SRAM componentry

    Pics coming soon.

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    Guys, any idea what's the weight of Trance 3 (frame+rear shock)? Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HomegrownMN
    Here are pictures to prove the weight of my ride. It has been a couple months since I posted pics of my baby, but after moving and other crazy things in life are over I now have some time to post.
    This is the complete bike weight.
    This goes to show all the naysayers that the weight of a full Trance build can come close to 27lbs. For a 20" frame and components that are not scary lite, I think this build is as good as it gets.
    The pictures aren't the clearest, but it shows the bike in mid air.
    It has undergone some changes since I first posted pics in March.
    Here's the complete build:
    20" Trance frame
    Marzocchi Marathon fork 105mm
    Hayes mag brakes
    XTR shifters
    Titec Hellbent handlebar
    Truvativ 90mm stem
    Nokon cable system
    Thompson seatpost
    WTB SST 98 saddle
    RaceFace Dues XC crankset
    Sram Plasma r. der.
    WTB laserdisc lite w/ Velocity VXC wheelset
    Specialized RollX Pro tires
    ODI Ruffian Lock-on grips

    Let me know what you think...........
    Awesome ride and nice background pic....

    I'm sure their's lots of Trance owners here and dont botther putting up thier ride on the forum.

    C'mon Giant community! Show them up....lets see some pics ;-)

    Previously I had a VT2 for almost 2 years and now T2 for more than 6 months.

    In my opinion, this is the best bike in the market.

    I will post my pics soon at 27lbs = ~12kg

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    29.16 Lb. Trance 2

    Quote Originally Posted by GiantDS3
    Paolo, do you have any photos? You bike sounds like a cool one, lets us see!
    Here are two shots of it post-race.
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    2nd Pic.

    2nd Pic.

    Details:
    It's basically all SRAM.

    Avid Juicy 7s
    Truvativ Stylo Team Cranks
    Truvativ Stylo Team Stem/Bar
    Truvative Stylo Team Seatpost
    SRAM X.9 Trigger Shifters
    SRAM X.9 Rear Derrailluer
    Shimano XT Front Derrailleur (ONLY BECAUSE SRAM DOES NOT FIT)
    Crossmax XL Wheelset
    Current tires - Maxxis ADvantage 2.1
    Time Control Z Pedals
    WTB Rocket Saddle (Ti Rails)
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    Rad Ride....

    Nice ride
    I almost like the blacked out frames more than the blue color.
    ride on.........

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    How many ounces?

    27 lbs + .04 lbs or 27 lbs + 04 ozs?

    Just curious.

    My 20 inch T4 arrived home 100% pure stock, reflectors and all, and weighed 34 lbs 0 oz. on my digital scale. After some work it now weighs 27 lbs and 4 oz. However, when I replace the current Skareb fork with a Minute 2, the bike will gain just about exactly 1 lb.

    The Skareb fork and a pair of Mavic rims laced with 15-14-15 spokes and XT hubs saved a lot of weight. Then Kenda tube tires (Nevegals?, forgot) with Stan's saved just about 1 more lb. Several other changes (MonkeyLite bar) also reduced weight.

    Sorry, no pic.

    I like the Trance *much* better than my NRS. Don't want to ride the NRS any more (sorry, ol' gal).

    Terry

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    Scale readings.....

    The weight is 27lbs 4oz.
    That equals 27 1/4 lbs.
    Can be under 27 without the ODI grips.

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    Sorry, weight error

    My Trance is 27 lbs 7 oz., not 27 lbs. 4 oz.

    Oops!

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    Hello, I'm 1-bar and I'm a weight weenie..... After the initial build I changed over to lighter rims (XTR 1640gms for the set), tubes (specialized turbo lights 131gms ea), tires (Continental SuperSonics460gms /Hutchinson Python Airlights 515gms) and skewers ( bolt-on 66gms for both), my bike now weighs in at 26.9lbs.I weighed each of these before putting them on, I know I'm really bad... Other light stuff is an EC90 seat post, Monkey Lite bar, Crank Bro Candy SLs and a Ti WTB Speed V seat. Anyhow I imagine, I could change my front shock to a Manitou to get it down another 1/3 of lb but it would be a cardinal sin to give up my fox shock! I also added a lizard skin rear chain stay guard and the size was a large not a jumbo for those interested. I absolutely love the TRANCE w/rp3!!!




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