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    Trance 27.5 - 3 vs Trance 27.5 LTD

    Hi,

    I'm looking to buy a Trance 27.5 to use usage as a "fun" bike and light enduro/trail riding. For XC racing and marathons I will be using my 29er hardtail. So it doesn't have to be that light, most important is strong and durable with a decent ride quality.

    Now I'm looking at two models (EU) and I intend to convert the bike to 1 x 10 with Sram X.0/X.9 parts, put new brakes on it and buy a set of hand built wheelset, so the basis components aren't that relevant. If I take the drivetrain, brakes and wheels out of the consideration, which bike should I get? basically comes down to the fork and shock choice.

    below the differences:

    Trance 27.5 - 2 LTD
    Trance 27.5 2 LTD (2014) - Bikes | Giant Bicycles | International
    Fork: Fox Float CTD Evolution 140mm - Overdrive 2
    Shock: Fox Float CTD
    Colour: Black matt/gloss with white decals
    Price: 1.999 MRSP


    Trance 27.5 - 3
    Trance 27.5 3 (2014) - Bikes | Giant Bicycles | International
    Fork: Rockshock Sektor Silver RL
    Shock: Rockshock Monarch
    Colour: Red gloss with white and black decals
    Price: 1.599 MRSP

    Anybody has experience with one or both bikes? Especially with the fork and shock? Is the Fox equipped Trance better due to the (improved '14) CTD fork and shock. Would I feel that much difference between the overdrive and overdrive 2 fork tube?

    Thx in advance

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    The LTD is better and worth the difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silentfoe View Post
    The LTD is better and worth the difference.
    @Silentfoe, thanks for the answer. Have you seen/ridden both? The LTD is worth the difference due to better fork/shock performance and the overdrive 2 (and lighter cockpit/seatpost)?

    The black/white does better fit the black/grey X.0 and Magura MT6 set-up I'm looking for.

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    Just for the suspension components.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silentfoe View Post
    Just for the suspension components.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^

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    Thanks for the support! I will try to get a nice deal at the LBS

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