Page 2 of 12 FirstFirst 123456 ... LastLast
Results 51 to 100 of 553
  1. #51
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    2,167
    I'm also (really) hoping for a 650B Reign. Love the Maestro design. Not sure without looking what the current HA is but I would say make it 67.5 and then with an angle set or different fork lengths you can get almost anything reasonable. BB height 13.5+. I'd rather see 13.75" for where I live (New England). 12x142 would be nice also. I'm REALLY tempted by the new 140mm Banshee Spitfire but I know as soon as I buy one Giant will announce a 150mm 650B Reign. The Banshee is a killer bike though and if you look at the linkage graphs for the new KS Link, the Giant and the Mojo HD all are very similar and outstanding.

    Scroll down to the Banshee Rune and the graphs include the Giant and HD also Google Translate

    Since Fox has announced a lightweight 140mm 650B fork rest assured there are 140mm bikes in the pipeline and most likely from a few of the big boys. Pretty sure Santa Cruz is doing a 650B bike also.
    2013 Banshee Spitfire V2 650b

  2. #52
    Cleavage Of The Tetons
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    4,856
    Quote Originally Posted by Cotharyus View Post

    That said, looking at the interview, I'd say Giant isn't going to show up with any 650b bikes for 2014.
    Well, seeing as there are a number of proto 650's right now in the US, you can read between the lines here:

    "I'd suspect at most of the European events you'll see a lot of the guys on a longer travel bike that's not a 29er."
    Last edited by rideit; 02-02-2013 at 03:49 PM.
    "We LOVE cows! They make trails for us.....

    And then we eat them."

  3. #53
    Your Best Friend
    Reputation: Silentfoe's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    3,631
    Quote Originally Posted by skidad View Post
    12x142 would be nice also.
    Can you articulate why? I agree that it would be essential on some bikes with different rear suspension designs but not on a dual short link like the Maestro. Any company that uses a DSL design and puts a 12x142 rear axle on it (short travel application), is bending to marketing hype. Look at the rear triangle on a Maestro equipped bike. It is a tiny, solid, aluminum triangle. It won't be any stiffer by putting a through axle on it. Just heavier and more expensive.
    I'm a mountain bike guide in South West Utah

  4. #54
    mtbr member
    Reputation: mevadus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    145
    Quote Originally Posted by Cotharyus View Post
    Mevadus, I think you may be worrying too much about what things might look like.
    There is definitely some truth to this. I generally try to gain my own opinions and perceptions on things before I listen to what others have to say, but I am currently in a location that is fairly isolated and with one local bike store that doesn't have much to offer. Thanks for the recommendation though.

  5. #55
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    444
    From what I understand Giant and Shimano are teaming up to make Giants, Shimano only since Giant is so pro Shimano. This would be a horrible idea since not everyone is a fan of Shimano(me being one). I would not buy a Giant if this happened.

  6. #56
    Cleavage Of The Tetons
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    4,856
    Quote Originally Posted by danmtchl View Post
    From what I understand Giant and Shimano are teaming up to make Giants, Shimano only since Giant is so pro Shimano. This would be a horrible idea since not everyone is a fan of Shimano(me being one). I would not buy a Giant if this happened.
    Hah, seeing as Team Giant is 100% Sram, that is pretty hilarious!
    "We LOVE cows! They make trails for us.....

    And then we eat them."

  7. #57
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    444
    I know they are SRAM now but traditionally Giant has been using Shimano on team bikes forever. This is what a Giant rep told me when I was in the shop.

  8. #58
    Cleavage Of The Tetons
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    4,856
    Quote Originally Posted by danmtchl View Post
    I know they are SRAM now but traditionally Giant has been using Shimano on team bikes forever. This is what a Giant rep told me when I was in the shop.
    To be fair, Previously SRAM products weren't quite 'there', not only in performance, but in capability of providing product and support throughout the global race season (the team is global, after all...try getting a a new short cage XT derailleur in South Africa in, say, 2008).
    It has as much to do with sponsorship and product support/logistics as with product choice.
    "We LOVE cows! They make trails for us.....

    And then we eat them."

  9. #59
    mtbr member
    Reputation: enfig's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    38

    It's not too early! Giant in 2014?

    I'm hoping for a Giant Anthem 29'er with revised geometry: shorter chainstays and lower stand over height.

  10. #60
    Good, green, Oregon.
    Reputation: Giant Chachi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    784
    Quote Originally Posted by danmtchl View Post
    From what I understand Giant and Shimano are teaming up to make Giants, Shimano only since Giant is so pro Shimano. This would be a horrible idea since not everyone is a fan of Shimano(me being one). I would not buy a Giant if this happened.
    Quote Originally Posted by danmtchl View Post
    I know they are SRAM now but traditionally Giant has been using Shimano on team bikes forever. This is what a Giant rep told me when I was in the shop.
    Hmmmm, that doesn’t sound quite right there buddy. Here is some info for you:


    All Factory Team bikes will be “Powered by SRAM” featuring the latest cutting edge components including SRAM drivetrains, Truvativ componentry, Avid brakes and RockShox suspension. Other sponsors include DT Swiss wheelsets and Schwalbe tires. Fox Head will supply apparel for gravity and enduro events, and DNA Cycling will supply XC race kits.
    That quote is from an article on Giant’s website, found here:

    Giant Factory Team Expands for 2013! - News | Giant Bicycles / Fahrräder | Deutschland

    That article, as you can see, is for the 2013 season. So, unless the rep you spoke too is just messing with you, I would have to say he is wrong. Sorry bro.
    - 2014 Giant Trance 27.5 1
    - 2016 Transition Patrol Carbon (Ordered)

  11. #61
    Good, green, Oregon.
    Reputation: Giant Chachi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    784
    Alright, anyone want to play the wild speculation game? What is Adam Craig riding?

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/I-pQXopk5AY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    I haven't given it a close review yet, but will soon. Odd color frame, but could just be a special Trance for him. Any thoughts?
    - 2014 Giant Trance 27.5 1
    - 2016 Transition Patrol Carbon (Ordered)

  12. #62
    Cleavage Of The Tetons
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    4,856
    Quote Originally Posted by Giant Chachi View Post
    Alright, anyone want to play the wild speculation game? What is Adam Craig riding?

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/I-pQXopk5AY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    I haven't given it a close review yet, but will soon. Odd color frame, but could just be a special Trance for im. Any thoughts?
    That's last year's Reign. His 13' 29Trance X is carbon black.
    "We LOVE cows! They make trails for us.....

    And then we eat them."

  13. #63
    mtbr member
    Reputation: rollinrob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    381
    I am 5'3 and change and have ridden over 900 miles on my Giant trance x29er 1 that got in August. Bike has been AMAZING. Its eadly the most fun bike I have ridden. Don't let the fact that it a 29 dissuede you from trying one. You just may be surprised.

  14. #64
    I AM I AM
    Reputation: ducktape's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    2,221
    I'm hoping Giant brings back the 26" XTC in Aus, and more choice in 26" HT's in general.

    Currently if I wanted to buy a 26" HT, which I might have considered doing this year, my only choice is a relatively low end Giant Boulder. Doesn't exactly inspire me to go out and want to buy a new bike which would be heavier with lesser components than my old single speed with rim brakes that I'm riding now!

    Just bring more 26"ers back, that's all.

  15. #65
    No Stranger to danger....
    Reputation: Tone's's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    4,596
    Quote Originally Posted by ducktape View Post
    I'm hoping Giant brings back the 26" XTC in Aus, and more choice in 26" HT's in general.

    Currently if I wanted to buy a 26" HT, which I might have considered doing this year, my only choice is a relatively low end Giant Boulder. Doesn't exactly inspire me to go out and want to buy a new bike which would be heavier with lesser components than my old single speed with rim brakes that I'm riding now!

    Just bring more 26"ers back, that's all.
    Sorry Ducktape, not gonna happen, the reign is the only decent 26er that giant sell in oz, and even that will be gone soon, i agree is disappointing but its the way its going..
    Dont ever let the truth get in the way of a funny story....

  16. #66
    mtbr member
    Reputation: pharcyde's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    102
    Quote Originally Posted by Giant Chachi View Post
    Alright, anyone want to play the wild speculation game? What is Adam Craig riding?

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/I-pQXopk5AY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    I haven't given it a close review yet, but will soon. Odd color frame, but could just be a special Trance for him. Any thoughts?
    Im calling "650b REIGN X" with what looks like a CCBB shock and RS Rev fork. Front on shot at 1:52 and side on shot at 2:23 both look very suspiciously like bigger wheels.

    Undoubtedly it is a stock frame, minus the XO decals and a changed rear rocker arm/triangle. After the hype from last year and the TX29 protos that AC was riding, this wouldnt be "out of the norm" for Giant to allow such close ups of a bike in a inconspicuous random video. Mark my words, this is the beginning of the Giant 650b hype.

  17. #67
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    208
    I hope they make a 36er. 29 just ain't big enough.

  18. #68
    cowbell
    Reputation: Cotharyus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    2,900
    I actually have to side with ducktape right now. I'm in the middle of buying my son an upgrade (upsize) from his 24" bike. He can ride my wife's small size talon, but the 29" wheel is just too much for him. So he's getting a small sized Revel 1. I'd get him something that has a little nicer components on it, and weighed less than 30lbs, but no one makes it. You basically stop at the level of the Revel 1, and move to x9 stuff that's $1500+ - and I'm not going that far for a 10 year old. Anyhow, yes, more options in the 26" range would be nice.

  19. #69
    Cleavage Of The Tetons
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    4,856
    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's View Post
    Why does everybody seem to think a 650b is coming? i doubt it very much....
    Tell us why you doubt that. I'd be very curious to know.
    "We LOVE cows! They make trails for us.....

    And then we eat them."

  20. #70
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    139
    Carbon Reign, it's about time,

  21. #71
    Doesnt ride Banshees
    Reputation: Banshee Rider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,406
    Quote Originally Posted by Giant Chachi View Post
    Alright, anyone want to play the wild speculation game? What is Adam Craig riding?

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/I-pQXopk5AY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    I haven't given it a close review yet, but will soon. Odd color frame, but could just be a special Trance for him. Any thoughts?
    Nothing new to see. He used his teammates Reign X With 26" wheels for that promo video shoot.

  22. #72
    Cleavage Of The Tetons
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    4,856
    Quote Originally Posted by Banshee Rider View Post
    Nothing new to see. He used his teammates Reign X With 26" wheels for that promo video shoot.

    Ummm...yeah, I covered that for you! ;--)
    "We LOVE cows! They make trails for us.....

    And then we eat them."

  23. #73
    Kitty! Kitty! Kitty!
    Reputation: GelatiCruiser's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    1,080

    Re: It's not too early! Giant in 2014?

    Hopefully an entry level bike that doesn't come in at 34.9 lbs like my Talon 2.

  24. #74
    cowbell
    Reputation: Cotharyus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    2,900
    Quote Originally Posted by GelatiCruiser View Post
    Hopefully an entry level bike that doesn't come in at 34.9 lbs like my Talon 2.
    The Talon 0 is much ligher, and I'd still consider that entry level. It's all about the fork and components. The frame is pretty nice.

  25. #75
    Good, green, Oregon.
    Reputation: Giant Chachi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    784
    Quote Originally Posted by pharcyde View Post
    Im calling "650b REIGN X" with what looks like a CCBB shock and RS Rev fork. Front on shot at 1:52 and side on shot at 2:23 both look very suspiciously like bigger wheels.

    Undoubtedly it is a stock frame, minus the XO decals and a changed rear rocker arm/triangle. After the hype from last year and the TX29 protos that AC was riding, this wouldnt be "out of the norm" for Giant to allow such close ups of a bike in a inconspicuous random video. Mark my words, this is the beginning of the Giant 650b hype.
    I like your way of thinking! I saw it like you did, referencing back to the TX29 videos with the glimpse of a new ride here and there. A teaser of sorts. Great marketing in my opinion.....create the buzz quietly, and then drop the hammer when no one is looking.

    With Enduro coming on so strong and so quickly, Giant has to have something up their sleeve. I don't think they will wait around like they did with the 29er. Especially fielding an enduro team, but no real trail/enduro bike to fit the bill. Don't get me wrong, they have a number of capable bikes to run the enduro series, but why not use this new marketing and bring out a new hot seller?
    - 2014 Giant Trance 27.5 1
    - 2016 Transition Patrol Carbon (Ordered)

  26. #76
    what a joke
    Reputation: ozlongboarder's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    2,276
    I have a 2011 Anthem X 29er with a 2012 frame under warranty. I have been thinking of upgrading to the Advanced 1 Carbon as I can get it for $3300 AUD. However my LBS suggested I wait till the new models come out as he is predicting some changes to the Anthem. He was not specific and said he had no insider info but just they have been making them for 3 years now and hew would expect a significant redesign.

    Any thoughts?
    blah blah blah

  27. #77
    Good, green, Oregon.
    Reputation: Giant Chachi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    784
    ozlongboarder, if it were me, I would probably wait. Well, I am waiting. I love my Anthem, but am thinking of something with a bit more slack and a bit more.....yes, the enduro/all-mountain/trail bike that everyone seems to be gravitating to. From the info that is out there, where actually in print or reading between the lines, I am thinking that something different is coming. Now, I certainly would think that after the Trance X29er this year, a new Anthem could be next, and would make sense too. But, so would some other variations too. Hard to say at this point, that is for sure!
    - 2014 Giant Trance 27.5 1
    - 2016 Transition Patrol Carbon (Ordered)

  28. #78
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    237
    I spoke with my local Giant dealer again last week about what they had told me a couple months ago, which was that there was a 650b Giant going to be announced this summer/fall. They are in the loop, and they have been spot on in previous things they have told me. Giant will be the first of the big 3 to announce a 650b. They even had a closeout 26" trance that I was considering buying, but they told me that the 650b was around the corner. They know I like the bigger wheels, as I have a racey 29er hardtail. That Adam Craig video could definitely be the first of the mystery marketing videos. I am waiting for this Giant bike to be put out before buying my "fun" trail bike.

  29. #79
    Space Ghost
    Reputation: Coach417's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    892
    I can't/won't buy an S-Works, so I need a Reign X29er. 150-160mm travel. Don't think it is out of the question. Maybe stock it with trickle down XX1.
    "No good deed goes unpunished"

  30. #80
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    45
    Dear Mr Giant, please slacken the 26 trance x (carbon preferred) to 68deg with 140 forks (yes it is a trail bike not an xc bike), carbonize the Reign x to make it the enduro weapon (with float 34's and around 13kg would be fine thanks). For your good work we will leave our trusty Reign to rest in peace (you have served us well).
    Forget the stupid 650b stuff, you have your 29er clown bikes now, let's make the 26ers better.

  31. #81
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    45
    Quote Originally Posted by yarrahappinni View Post
    Dear Mr Giant, please slacken the 26 trance x (carbon preferred) to 68deg with 140 forks (yes it is a trail bike not an xc bike), carbonize the Reign x to make it the enduro weapon (with float 34's and around 13kg would be fine thanks). For your good work we will leave our trusty Reign to rest in peace (you have served us well).
    Forget the stupid 650b stuff, you have your 29er clown bikes now, let's make the 26ers better.
    Apologies, and 1x11 drivetrain

  32. #82
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    275
    I guess we are going to see one of the team riders on a 650B this year....

  33. #83
    Good, green, Oregon.
    Reputation: Giant Chachi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    784
    I found this little gem from about a year ago:

    Giant will not have any 650b bikes in 2013, but according to Andrew Juskaitis, Giant’s global product marketing manager, 2014 is another story.

    “For Giant, 650b is, for the foreseeable future, an intermediate wheel size, filling in those gaps where we can improve the ride of a 26” wheel but can’t fit a 29er wheel,” says Juskaitis. “650b belongs in certain applications—most likely, longer-travel applications where 29er wheels can’t/won’t fit properly. One thing is sure, we still believe in the 29er wheel size where it can fit.”
    2014? A different story for Giant and 650b? Hmmmm, you add all this up and I think the sum is beginning to look like Giant will have a 650b in the 2014 lineup. The question is, what will it be? Reign? Or, something entirely new? Keep guessing!

    Source for the story:
    Fox, RockShox, DT-Swiss, Schwalbe and Others Develop 650b gear | The Straight Dirt | MountainBike.com
    - 2014 Giant Trance 27.5 1
    - 2016 Transition Patrol Carbon (Ordered)

  34. #84
    Good, green, Oregon.
    Reputation: Giant Chachi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    784
    So I'm sure you all saw the release of the Santa Cruz Bronson, their new 27.5 trail bike. Thoughts on whether this will further encourage the big G to make sure they enter the market with the right bike? This catagory is the hottest in MTB right now, and even companies that have denied getting into 27.5 in th past (Santa Cruz), are looking toward this catagory with pretty nice offerings. It's coming, whether you like it or not!
    - 2014 Giant Trance 27.5 1
    - 2016 Transition Patrol Carbon (Ordered)

  35. #85
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    444
    Giant will have 650B's in their 2014 lineup, so this summer you should see some.

  36. #86
    Good, green, Oregon.
    Reputation: Giant Chachi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    784
    Quote Originally Posted by danmtchl View Post
    Giant will have 650B's in their 2014 lineup, so this summer you should see some.
    Source? Details? I would love to know more, if you know it. Otherwise, I can say the same thing, and it doesn't mean it will happen. I just like the dirt/gossip/insider info! Thanks!
    - 2014 Giant Trance 27.5 1
    - 2016 Transition Patrol Carbon (Ordered)

  37. #87
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Jimmy V's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    89
    Reign 650b ?

  38. #88
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    81
    Quote Originally Posted by yarrahappinni View Post
    Dear Mr Giant, please slacken the 26 trance x (carbon preferred) to 68deg with 140 forks (yes it is a trail bike not an xc bike), carbonize the Reign x to make it the enduro weapon (with float 34's and around 13kg would be fine thanks). For your good work we will leave our trusty Reign to rest in peace (you have served us well).
    Forget the stupid 650b stuff, you have your 29er clown bikes now, let's make the 26ers better.
    Trance X Advanced (2013) - Bikes | Giant Bicycles | Canada

    Has the 140 fork.

  39. #89
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    444
    Quote Originally Posted by Giant Chachi View Post
    Source? Details? I would love to know more, if you know it. Otherwise, I can say the same thing, and it doesn't mean it will happen. I just like the dirt/gossip/insider info! Thanks!
    It was in a article on bicycle retailer online, but you can google it and you can find articles on the 650b for 2014.

  40. #90
    Good, green, Oregon.
    Reputation: Giant Chachi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    784

    Yup, they're here!

    Giant and 650b. Haters? Non-believers? Are you here? Good. Check this out:



    Picture from this article as the source:

    Giant Mountain And Cyclocross Prototypes Spotted - BikeRadar

    With further info and details from here:

    New Schedule, New Bikes, New Challenges for Adam Craig in 2013 | News | mountain-bike-action

    So naysayers? Got anything to say now? Here is a quote from Andrew Juskaitis of Giant:

    Giant’s senior product marketing manager Andrew Juskaitis was tight-lipped about the details of the prototypes on display. He would only disclose that the company has had them in the works for some time, and that Giant is wholeheartedly embracing 650B wheels.
    Bold by me, so you didn't miss it, just in case.

    My only question is, where is the 650b Reign?
    - 2014 Giant Trance 27.5 1
    - 2016 Transition Patrol Carbon (Ordered)

  41. #91
    Good, green, Oregon.
    Reputation: Giant Chachi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    784
    Another interesting quote, in the MBA article, with the picture (I know, MBA......):

    Will this end up being Adam Craig's go-to enduro bike for 2013? Giant was tight-lipped about the specifics of Craig's prototype 27-inch, 6-inch travel trailbike, but it's safe to say some version of this bike will make it to production sooner than later.
    And the picture:



    Hmmm, 6" travel? Isn't the Trance a 5" bike? How the HA angle? Looks more slack than the TX, do you think?
    - 2014 Giant Trance 27.5 1
    - 2016 Transition Patrol Carbon (Ordered)

  42. #92
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    444


    Looks like someone beat me to the punch, Giant's 650B bikes like I said.

    First Look: Giant's 27.5" Prototype Bikes - Pinkbike

    I"ll start taking apologies know, especially Giant Chachi. I know what I am talking about.

  43. #93
    Good, green, Oregon.
    Reputation: Giant Chachi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    784
    Quote Originally Posted by danmtchl View Post

    Looks like someone beat me to the punch, Giant's 650B bikes like I said.

    First Look: Giant's 27.5" Prototype Bikes - Pinkbike

    I"ll start taking apologies know, especially Giant Chachi. I know what I am talking about.
    You're saying that I should apologize to you? Really? In that case, please go back and re-read this thread that I started. I have been on your side the entire time.....I have believed that Giant would have a 650b out for 2014.....hence the reason for my OP and this thread. Sure, I called you out on your comment that you were certain of a Giant 650b, just because I like sources and simply stating that they will have one, typicallly isn't enought for me. I just wanted to know where you heard it, so I could put some credibility to it. But again danmtchl, I have been thinking just the same as you. Sorry, no apology will be given. Just a thanks for your posts!

    PS - I have even + repped you too! Come on bro!
    - 2014 Giant Trance 27.5 1
    - 2016 Transition Patrol Carbon (Ordered)

  44. #94
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    444
    Quote Originally Posted by Giant Chachi View Post
    You're saying that I should apologize to you? Really? In that case, please go back and re-read this thread that I started. I have been on your side the entire time.....I have believed that Giant would have a 650b out for 2014.....hence the reason for my OP and this thread. Sure, I called you out on your comment that you were certain of a Giant 650b, just because I like sources and simply stating that they will have one, typicallly isn't enought for me. I just wanted to know where you heard it, so I could put some credibility to it. But again danmtchl, I have been thinking just the same as you. Sorry, no apology will be given. Just a thanks for your posts!

    PS - I have even + repped you too! Come on bro!
    I did not mean it in a seriously, more in a joking matter. You gave me a hard time but was I knew Giant was coming out with them. Sorry for the misunderstanding.

  45. #95
    Good, green, Oregon.
    Reputation: Giant Chachi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    784
    Hey, no worries man! It's the interwebs.....I don't take much seriously at all. Heck, in life I don't either! Anyways, its good to be right, and now we will have a Giant 650b out in the near future. I will say, I am interesting in this bike that Adam is riding, and his mention of how he'll ride his Reign for most of the enduro season.....is that a tell tale sign that while they have shown this bike, that there could be others still to be introduced? I guess we have a better idea.....today possibly, from Sea Otter! Anyways, thanks danmtchl!
    - 2014 Giant Trance 27.5 1
    - 2016 Transition Patrol Carbon (Ordered)

  46. #96
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    45
    What happens when you run out of ideas? I know lets take an existing idea and claim it as new again.... lets build 650b bikes. Sure they will work well, I've ridden a converted Reign, seen a Trance done also but its not really innovative is it?

    Yes I will be buying one when its time to renew my Trance & Reign in the future (I won't have a choice) and will be happy. What I see is nice but Giant I want you to inspire me to buy a new bike and at this early stage I'm not feeling the love. Or maybe I should wait a bit longer to see the full story?

  47. #97
    Good, green, Oregon.
    Reputation: Giant Chachi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    784
    yarrahappinni, I don't think we have seen the end of Giant's innovation with 650b......wait, excuse me, Giant is using 27.5, not 650b. So, I would guess that we will see other version of a 27.5 bike from Giant. At this point, they have shown what looks like an Anthem X, an Anthem Women's and a Trance with the 27.5 wheel size. But this thread is evident that there is a large desire for a 27.5 Reign, as the ultimate trail/enduro machine. I think these releases at this point are just the beginning. Giant has also commented that they don't see supporting three wheel sizes and that one will have to go. Which will it be? I certainly would guess a 26" elimination, but who knows.

    I guess it just comes down to what is out there when you are ready to buy, or how long you can wait. The problem is, there is always something newer and better to get you excited and wanting to buy!
    - 2014 Giant Trance 27.5 1
    - 2016 Transition Patrol Carbon (Ordered)

  48. #98
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    45
    I don't doubt you're right Giant Chachi, I'm not asking for much other than the 2014 Reign to pedal like a Anthem and bomb like a Glory.

    I've held onto my 2011 Trance Advanced as I haven't seen a better XC/Trail bike come out of Giant land, but if the 2014 range offers a performance/ride improvement I will part with my money. As for my 2013 Reign I think some new 2014 bling is all it will need as out of the box it is a pretty good trail/AM bike anyway.

  49. #99
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    275
    Dont forget the picture of XC rider Emils 650B XTC, even if it not showing the hole bike in the pic.

  50. #100
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    61
    speculating here, announced if US summer, available to public when?

Page 2 of 12 FirstFirst 123456 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •