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    Help: Giant Trance x 29er

    I got my trance X used, after 5-8 rides, i think i want to replace the cassette, chain ring (big), and chain.
    Can you guys help me out the right specs for those parts that will fit the bike? atleast 1 step upgrade of stock. thanks guys

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    help. =)

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    Which version do you have - 0, 1, 2? (if you want upgrade suggestions, need to know what you have on it now) Cassette and chain are pretty easy - just get the next higher 10speed part. I honestly wouldn't replace til they wear out though - there are better places to spend money on upgrades. The cassette will last much longer than the chain in most cases.

    Chainring will depend on the BCD of the current crank.

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    i have a trance x2. i see 38t 104 bcd on the chain ring. i thought of this to replace since i got it used and i see some clear mark of usage. jab me some suggestions. =D

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    Well, for a cassette, you currently have a PG-1030 on there, so 1050, 1070, or 1090 would would be an upgrade. Any 10SPD chain should be fine. You have a KMC on right now. SRAM does the same thing with chains as cassettes - the higher # the better the part. I usually just buy a mid-range one.

    With that BCD, you can probably either buy another 38 or put a 36 on there if you want a bit smaller gear. I'll leave the suggestions up to others on this - I just usually run the same thing that I replace on mine.

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    thanks for your advice. much appreciated

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    any wheel set advice guys?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrash_273 View Post
    any wheel set advice guys?
    Sun Ringle Chargers or Black Flags... believe they're still onsale at PricePoint

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    checking them out now

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    Quote Originally Posted by hokiebrett View Post
    Sun Ringle Chargers or Black Flags... believe they're still onsale at PricePoint
    heck that is too pricey.. smh.. just gonna save my $ for future bikes. stock would do

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    Did you replace the drivetrain parts yet?
    If not, Shimano SLX or XT cassettes are a very good value and usually lighter than the same priced SRAM cassettes.

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    You said you wanted to replace cassette, big ring and chain, but those ebay auctions don't match - one has more parts, one has different parts (no cassette or chainring or chain).

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    i got away with just the chain, i got myself a kmc chain. i recently had it tune up on my lbs. chain ring and cassete are in good shape atleast for 1 1/2 season the way i use. that brings up my mech upgrade. i was thinking if i upgrade the shifter and derailleur to xt now or wait till next year and upgrade everything (cranks, chains, cassette) to xt. what you think?
    i already registered for my 1st race this may and also thinking of joining a some kind of enduro race this october at a beginners level... i was thinking if i do it now. i updated my saddle, ergon gs1 grip, crank bros cobalt 2 seat post (no set back) new chain and pads.

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