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    Looks like a skinny version of the Reign?

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    I've been following since I caught glimpse of the prototype - looking forward to this bike as this may be in the running to replace my beloved 2008 Trance X1. The production color schemes don't do much for me, but something about Giants always looks better in person than the factory photos so I'll reserve judgement. Liking the spec overall though (especially full xt on the X0), wondering what the pricing will be. Thinking about 4k for the X0 msrp? Curious too what they'll weigh in at. Frame seems pretty light so mid 26 lbs. range might not be unrealistic for the X0 I would think...

    Never really considered a 29er 'till I rented an Anthem X 29er. Now I'm really looking forward to getting on this bike to test it out.

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    X0 looks nice. I think an X2 and throw away the Fork and wheels will be my affordable choice. Just hope they don't have some ridiculous mushy shock tune like they used on the 26" 2011 Trance x. Otherwise I'll be throwing that out as well.

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    I see they heard my idea on here and kept the bent top tube looks amazing. My 2009 Trance X Is gona be leaving my side soon i see
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    Not a fan of that crazy looking seat tube and the angle on it. Like the paint jobs they have chosen though - not doubt they will be typical Giant bang for a buck.
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    anyone gonna be trading their 29er Anthem for one of these? I haven't ridden the Anthem yet but I was very interested in one before I saw this. The Trance 29er seems like a better fit (at least on paper) for me but I wonder if anybody is willing to jump the Anthem ship onto the Trance?
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    I was looking at the anthem 29er until I saw this. I have an 09 anthem x1 26er with a 120mm fork on it at the momnt...was gonna get the 29er anthem and through a 120mm fork on that, but now will likely get the trance, but its a tough call. Have ridden the 29er anthem before, so looking forward to the test ride on this.

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    major dislikes:

    no availability of 142 spacing on rear swingarm...not because it needs to be stiffer, but because some people have invested in these wheelsets!

    needed to have a 34mm Fox fork on at least one of the models!

    IMHO...of course, but I will not be investing one this year.
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    Anyone else think the seat tube angle looks silly slack? Going to be a nightmare to setup for someone with long legs and a shorter reach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floor Tom View Post
    Anyone else think the seat tube angle looks silly slack? Going to be a nightmare to setup for someone with long legs and a shorter reach.
    Interesting point...I personally have a problem keeping weight over the front and had to size down with longer stem on my 29'ers...I wonder how the feel is on this bike...I would love to try one as I used to have a Trance...
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    I'm quite intrested in one of these too. I work at a Trek and Giant dealer and am really struggling with my choice of trail/super d bike. This with a 34 might work ok but it just looks so silly in the pictures!
    It also looks a bit like it has an angle set in back to front in the big picture at the top of the page. Might just be my eyes playing tricks on me though.

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    I am if I sell my Anthem

    Quote Originally Posted by homey View Post
    anyone gonna be trading their 29er Anthem for one of these? I haven't ridden the Anthem yet but I was very interested in one before I saw this. The Trance 29er seems like a better fit (at least on paper) for me but I wonder if anybody is willing to jump the Anthem ship onto the Trance?
    Yeah I think so
    IF I decide to sell my Anthem and just ride a 29er as my all around trail/all mtn bike, I'll go for the TranceX 29.
    My Anthem is fun, but All the info points to the TranceX being a much better fit for more aggressive trail riding and actually a more playful bike in the twisties and corners (compact rear triangle, slaker head angle).

    I think the seat tube looks kinda cool actually, and there looks to be a good amount of seat post drop which is good for slammin that thing when necessary!

    I want to see more pictures of the "single spar". I think other "DWish" designs use a single spar? Just wondering how stiff the overall package will be.
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    i rode the anthem 29er foe the first time this week and I was really impressed with the overall package. The biggest problem I had with it was the super long wheelbase. It was really cumbersome around tight switchbacks. That being said, it was really stable pointed down. I'm hoping the shorter wheelbase on the new Trance will be what I'm looking for but either way I really liked the Anthem. Still, I think I'm personally gonna have to ride the 29er Trance before I buy anything.
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    Anyone know when pricing will be released?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GT5050 View Post
    Anyone know when pricing will be released?
    Giant Australia have anounced through their Facebbok page that 2013 models are due for their official release mid August 2012 and will be updated on the Australian website soon after.

    Not sure if this release date is also applicable to other parts of the world.

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    My LBS owner is up in Vail Colorado today riding it at some demo event. He told me they will give availability info there. I already sold my Jet9 to pick one up. Hope it meets expectations.
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    I don't know, as far as the seat tube goes, I think you have to be careful not to be mislead by the angle. Regardless of the slackness doesn't it really come down to the position of the seat in relation to the wheels and/or the bottom bracket, and as far as that goes, it's not much different than the Anthem.

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    I have a 2011 Trance X2... one of the things I love about my bike is its versatility... I can pedal all day and climb anything.... But it really shines when I wanna throw a whip over a roller, hit a good drop, lean in berms, hop a huge log, and see how high I can rise off a kicker... Dont know that a 29r is capable of that versatility..

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    Quote Originally Posted by chadalex78 View Post
    I have a 2011 Trance X2... one of the things I love about my bike is its versatility... I can pedal all day and climb anything.... But it really shines when I wanna throw a whip over a roller, hit a good drop, lean in berms, hop a huge log, and see how high I can rise off a kicker... Dont know that a 29r is capable of that versatility..
    Yeah, I know what you mean...this bike is like a huge blockbuster movie starring all the big names...some huge expectations...I hope it can live up to it!

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    Giant Australia have something up their sleeve with the TX29 colourways. Black with blue writing in the top right hand corner.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Trance X 29 official intro-290914_353058948106480_1968671035_o.jpg  


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    More photo's of 2013 models (I think spanish line-up) can be found on Flickr. Due to have lower then 10 post, i cannot post links. Just go to Flickr an search with the tag "Giant 2013". You will find a photostream of "Bicicletes Nadal".

    XTC Comp 29er in diffrent specs/colors
    XTC Advanced (SL) 29er in diffrent specs/colors
    Trance X 29er in diffrent specs/colors (als de dark blue one)
    Anthem X 29er in diffrent specs/colors
    Anthem X Advanced 29er in diffrent specs/colors

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    Interesting, "Trance X 29er 00":
    All sizes | GIANT 2013 SEGOVIA 038 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    Rock Shox front & rear, and fully Sram drivetrain? Has the new TRX wheels too. But displayed seperate from the 0, 1 & 2 we have already seen...what is up with this one?

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    I got to ride one today and I have to say I was very impressed. I've been riding longer travel 29ers for the last year and a half and have owned the Turner Sultan and Yeti SB95 and ridden the Santa Cruz Tallboy LTc quite a bit and have one good ride on the Scott Genius 900 so I feel like I have a good feel for some of the better long travel 29ers out there.

    The Giant just plain rips. It's the most maneuverable of the bikes I've ridden. Super easy to throw around, also easily the most plush. There were a couple times when I came in very hot into some pretty good stutter bumps and it soaked up everything with no hint of stiffening under braking. It pedaled very well up hill too. Really for the money it's just plain incredible and even taking the value out of the equation it holds it own with any bike I've ridden. I love it and would happily trade my current bike for it.

    I should be able to get pictures tomorrow.

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    I did get one picture. The colors are way better in real life.


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    Awesome, thanks for the info! Something about Giants always looks better in person, so I'm not surprised it's the same case here. Did they let you know when pricing would be released?

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    $4200, $2750, and $1975 if I remember right although many shops will have them for a bit less. There could be some in shops before the end of the month.

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    Zach - have you ridden the Anthem 29? I have one and my ONLY complaint is that theres just not enough travel and a wee bit too xc geo for my riding and trails in CO - that said its a freakin awesome ride but your comments on the new Trance - and being the first ride report I've seen - would tell me its exactly what I need - errrrr want!!

    Will be riding many of the same bikes for comparison - cant wait to throw a leg over

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    Quote Originally Posted by kamper11 View Post
    Zach - have you ridden the Anthem 29? I have one and my ONLY complaint is that theres just not enough travel and a wee bit too xc geo for my riding and trails in CO - that said its a freakin awesome ride but your comments on the new Trance - and being the first ride report I've seen - would tell me its exactly what I need - errrrr want!!

    Will be riding many of the same bikes for comparison - cant wait to throw a leg over
    I rode the Anthem 29er for most of last year. I really liked the bike but it was a little nervous for my style. The Trance 29 might only have 20mm more travel but feels like more and the geometry is so much better for aggressive trail riding that I'm sure when many skeptics ride it it will absolutely stun them. Get the Trance, you won't regret it.

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    if those prices are correct - a great value!!

    now - gotz to find one in Denver so I can get my ride on !

    thanks again Zach -

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    I know I'm within $100 on prices.

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    Prices look very sharp. I would be interested to know if a Trance could replace my Anthem X29 for Xc and endurance racing as well as being a great bike for ttrail riding. I currently own an Anthem X29 and a Trance X (26") and it would be great to have just one bike.

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    Great info Just Zach. I just called my LBS and found out that the owner is at this Colorado event.

    Going to pull the trigger on this bike. Sounds like Giant really did their homework and dialed it in. Glad I waited for this long legged 29er.

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    New question here.

    Quote Originally Posted by Just Zach View Post
    $4200, $2750, and $1975 if I remember right although many shops will have them for a bit less. There could be some in shops before the end of the month.
    $1500 seems like a steep premium for the 0 over the 1, I could see $1k being resonable for the step up in components.

    Also the aluminum Trance X 0 (26er) is listed for ~$3600 (in the markets it is avaiable), other than the wheels, the spec is prety much the same (full XT). Am I missing some other big upgrade?

    Are you sure you have the price right on the 0?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sh0rty View Post
    $1500 seems like a steep premium for the 0 over the 1, I could see $1k being resonable for the step up in components.

    Also the aluminum Trance X 0 (26er) is listed for ~$3600 (in the markets it is avaiable), other than the wheels, the spec is prety much the same (full XT). Am I missing some other big upgrade?

    Are you sure you have the price right on the 0?

    sh0rty :P
    Does the 0 have the new carbon rims or something?
    If so, then the sharp increase would be justified.

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    Zach, thanks again, great info. Definitely looking forward to seeing the bike in person and trying one out, just might be the perfect replacement for my 2008 TX1.

    sh0rty, as far as the price don't forget the dropper post and the new TRX "trail" wheel set. I know its a different bike, but the Reign 0 is probably also a good comparison - with full XT it sits right at 4k.

    I gotta say that the X0 looks awful tempting with the full XT and the new wheel set, but ultimately the X1 looks like the more realistic value proposition - leaves money in the bank for upgrades!

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    What GT states - looks like the value in the 1 might be too good.

    I have a near new set of Arch Ex/Hope pro 2 evo on my Anthem - and 2012 xt breaks - all of which could be difference makers

    the only thing i see that "might" be of interest is the FIT cartridge in the fork... but for that kind of money - the 1 still looks to be the deal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy V View Post
    Does the 0 have the new carbon rims or something?
    If so, then the sharp increase would be justified.
    According to Bike Radar Article they are "28mm-wide, tubeless-ready aluminum rims" with "Claimed weight for the set is 1,795g", not bad, but not Carbon.

    Quote Originally Posted by GT5050 View Post
    sh0rty, as far as the price don't forget the dropper post and the new TRX "trail" wheel set. I know its a different bike, but the Reign 0 is probably also a good comparison - with full XT it sits right at 4k.
    Given the same (in-house OEM) dropper is on the $2750 spec'ed "1" as well, that can't explain the price premium. The Reign X 0 is still $200 less and has a Talas fork.

    Maybe they are the most amaizing 1,795g tubeless ready aluminum rims ever... maybe.

    On the other hand, the "1" seems like an amaizing 'bang-for-the-buck' spec!

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    The hydraulic seat post it pretty trick.

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    I agree with you sh0rty, I was just speculating as to why. The 0 doesn't seem to be nearly the bang for the buck. With the 1 it seems like you get 90% of the bike for 65% of the price - that is if these are in fact going to be the price points. The Anthem X1 29er is specced similar to the Trance X1 29er, yet is a few hundred more without a dropper post...

    Given that, if the Trance price is really 2750, it's a no brainer. Heck, my 2008 Trance X1's msrp I believe was 2400 at the time, in 2008 money!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Zach View Post
    $4200, $2750, and $1975 if I remember right although many shops will have them for a bit less. There could be some in shops before the end of the month.
    It does look like quite a big step up in price to the TX-0.

    Could that actually be the price for TX-00 model shown in the Flickr photo gallery, with the TX-0 model in between the $2,750 & $4,200?

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    So is it true there will be no 2013 26 trance x ?
    Sorry I don't have enough posts to start a thread for question yet.

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    When will giant release more information such as detail spec?

    I am considering to buy TX 29 or reign x

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    Quote Originally Posted by Genetic_Drift View Post
    So is it true there will be no 2013 26 trance x ?
    Sorry I don't have enough posts to start a thread for question yet.
    I assume there'll still be a 26er Trance X. I haven't heard anything otherwise.

    Quote Originally Posted by cscsw View Post
    When will giant release more information such as detail spec?

    I am considering to buy TX 29 or reign x
    Here's some pretty detailed specs:
    http://www.derbybicyclecenter.com/PD...nce_X_29er.pdf

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    Thanks. Did they release spec for reign and reign x as well?

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    If your local Giant dealer is a fairly big dealer they should have info as soon as tomorrow. There are two Trance 26's for 2013 in the USA, 3 Reigns, and 2 Reign X's. The Reign X is unchanged as is the Trance 26 but the Reign now is chain guide compatible. All the colors are really good. The Reigns still come with 32mm forks and the Reign X now has a 34.

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    2013's are up on the US site this morning

    Trance X 29er 0 (2013) - Bikes | Giant Bicycles | United States

    JustZach, looks like you where bang-on that TX0 price... unfortunately. The mysterious TX00 spec is nowhere to be seen. (only certain markets I guess?)

    2013's are not up on the Giant Canada site yet, will be interested to see pricing here. For 2012 Giant MSRP for Canada was bit lower than US for many models... the ONLY manufacturer where I have seen that recently.

    Interested to see a Trance X1 29er in person, see how that colorful paint really looks, will have to stop by the LBS on the weekend. Thinking it might match up nicely with the gaudy graphics on the SunRIngle Chargers. ...an TX1 29er with some (end of season discount) Charger Experts might make a nice setup for right around $3k.

    sh0rty :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Genetic_Drift View Post
    So is it true there will be no 2013 26 trance x ?
    Trance X 26er's remain:
    Trance X1 (2013) - Bikes | Giant Bicycles | United States

    They get the same graphics treatment as the 29er's tho. (I much preferred the 2012 graphics)

    sh0rty :P

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    Im with ya! Cant wait to see this bike in person, but even more - give er a run on some local trails.

    Interesting to compare the geometry with my Anthem 29er - looks like a real win in the "standover" dept - something I have very little of now with my short 29.5" inseam... looks like a solid 4.5" gain in that dept -

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