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    Trance X 29er Caught in Action???

    So I happened upon this video recently shot promoting the Oregon Enduro Series. Adam Craig looks to be riding something new - looks to be a 29er, initially I thought it was the Anthem X 29er. But then I noticed in a few of the shots that it looked to be something different than anything in the current lineup.

    The frame is much more curvy than anything they have now, a bit like the 2008-2010 Trance X in a way. Looks to be aluminum also...

    The video is here. Pause at 4:51 to get a really good look, but there are shots at other points in the video as well....

    What do you guys think? Am I on the right track, are we seeing a sneak peek here?

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    The rear shock frame design certainly looks different. J:

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    ok ok ok will start saving money

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    Looks like the shock link is bigger than on the AX29, also the seat tube has a bigger bend (to accomodate the larger travel of the rear triangle?). Perhaps just an optical illusion...
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    Well we can speculate as to what it is exactly, but we can rest assured that it is indeed something new. Word is we'll learn all about it very soon, possibly next week - my bet is still a wagon wheeled Trance.
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    Should we hope for a 650b Trance?

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    Very interesting......

    I'm not overly excited about 29" bikes but a 29" Trance at least gets my attention. Much more than the Anthem 29 which always struck me as too much of a compromise for my tastes.

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    So what is it??

    Is it really the much anticipated Trance 29er?
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    I'm pretty sure it's not an Anthem - this has a curvier seat tube and a curved top tube along with a seemingly larger rear triangle and Maestro linkage. A pretty reliable source indicates that we'll learn about this bike as early as next week, which in itself indicates that it's something new. But I could be wrong...we shall see.

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    Looks like a Ahthem to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plupp View Post
    Should we hope for a 650b Trance?
    650b, 650b!.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by James_spec View Post
    Looks like a Ahthem to me.
    Perhaps we'll see next week

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    Oh sorry just another boring 29er thread. Nothing to see here move along.

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    Pretty sure that a carbon anthem 29.

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    Quote Originally Posted by discodave View Post
    Pretty sure that a carbon anthem 29.
    I'm not too sure it is.

    Head tube area, curved top tube and curved seat tube are all quite different from the Anthem Advanced.

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    I had heard a few weeks ago there will be an aluminium 29er Trance for 2013 - looks like this could be a prototype.

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    That last picture above and the burst of dust in the video makes it look like that front tire burped.

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    It's def not the anthem carbon 29er frame looks way different.

    As for 650b your dreaming ! Giant have been slow on the uptake of 29er long travel dual suspensions. I'm tipping it will be 2 or 3 more seasons before giant does any MTB 650b stuff. And I only think it will happen if they keep getting more and more popular. Just my opinion though

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    Quote Originally Posted by OnAnySunday View Post
    I'm not too sure it is.

    Head tube area, curved top tube and curved seat tube are all quite different from the Anthem Advanced.
    Quote Originally Posted by mudmav View Post
    It's def not the anthem carbon 29er frame looks way different.
    I'm with you guys - the question isn't whether it's an Anthem or something new, the question is what is this a prototype of?

    When it comes pretty much straight from the horses mouth that we'll learn all about this bike next week, it kind of confirms that something new is a coming - at the very least it's not a denial that this was something new.

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    Anthem 29er @ Race 1 of the Oregon Enduro Series
    http://paparazzijen.shutterfly.com/1758

    Not Anthem 29er @ Race 1 of the Oregon Enduro Series
    http://paparazzijen.shutterfly.com/1712

    I think the not Anthem 29er was doing pretty well up front in the hands of AC, I believe he won the event
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtb-ripper View Post
    Super ugly, no question. Will still be interesting to see what develops, and what the production line looks like, especially if this is to be the Trance X 29er. Thanks for sharing the pic!

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    I guess ugly is in the eye of the beholder. I like it! I'm glad they came to their senses and brought back the curved top tube (I hope)...

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    I think what throws off the looks on this particular bike is the dropper post combined with the black frame - makes the seat tube look way long. I'm sure when it hits production it'll look sweet. I too like the curved top tube. Definitely shreds though - Adam Craig took this beast to a win this weekend in its first Enduro, and there weren't exactly slouches behind him...

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    Oh and are we seeing a 38mm stanchion fork on there? Check out the sticker, or does that say 36?

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    Yeah, I'm betting the production bike will look much better for sure. And as stated, this one isn't that bad, it's more so the way it's presented here. I bet the cost won't look too poorly, haha! Excited to see if this is indeed the Trance 29er, the geometry numbers, and projected release date, assuming we'll get all of that anytime soon. I'm looking at the Yeti SB 95, Tallboy LT/LTC and the (hopefully) upcoming Trance X 29er. Great time to be a mountain biker.

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    Good to see Giant getting on board with the internal cabling and especially the re-routing of the derailer cable and rear brake hose away from the rear shock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heretic Skeptic View Post
    Excited to see if this is indeed the Trance 29er, the geometry numbers, and projected release date, assuming we'll get all of that anytime soon.
    August?
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    Thanks! Teasers are so bitter-sweet, haha.

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    Definitely the new Trance 29er!

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    Ok, I'm officially not spending any more money upgrading my current Trance. I really hope they do a well spec'd X4 version for us "financially challenged" riders!

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    I think it looks very similar to this. Although I have never seen welds on carbon (wink, wink)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Treesworld View Post
    I think it looks very similar to this. Although I have never seen welds on carbon (wink, wink)
    Giant Anthem X Advanced 29 | Mountain Bike Review
    I think that's the woman's Anthem in that pic, if I'm not mistaken the Anthem 29er W was launched alongside of the Anthem Advanced 29er. But here's another teaser of what we by now can safely assume will be the Trance X 29er:

    DEVELOPING THE ULTIMATE TRAIL BIKE - Teaser 2 - YouTube

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    Trance X29er???

    Well, it Doesn't look like an Anthem x29er... Could it be a Trance x29er prototype???

    I found this photo here: Coming this... | Facebook
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    here's another pic, from Adam Craig's blog:
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-oFdRs-kYsJ...nogaPodium.jpg


    and here the words direct from Adam's blog:

    "I had the extra layer of advantage/uncertainty/pressure that came with riding this sweet new bike Iíve been working on for nearly a year with Giant for the first time in public. It has big wheels, biggish shocks and does great wheelies and skids. Plus, itís the fastest color other than white. Black. Seemed like a good choice for racing on the good parts, but you know how it goes, if you win itís because of the bike, if you lose, well, that bike sucks.

    I won. By a decent margin (luckily, because a rookie mistake involving basic bike maintenance starting stage 4 nearly cost me the farm.) Whew, the bike IS good. "

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    Looks better in that picture but hope the frames a lot beefier when it hits the shelves. That looks like a flexy frame. I'm riding one now, an 09 Trance X. That prototype looks worse.

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    i wonder when they'll release the geo numbers...

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    I still think it looks more like a Reign than anything else. but that's just me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IstongKowldPaRin View Post
    i wonder when they'll release the geo numbers...
    that's what I'm talkin about.... throw us a bone Giant.

    This bike should've been released months ago... but... I'm still holding off on buying a TB LTc, until I see what this Tx29er is going to bring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IstongKowldPaRin View Post
    i wonder when they'll release the geo numbers...
    I think August is when they're releasing info on it judging by the teasers.

    Quote Originally Posted by citiznkain View Post
    I still think it looks more like a Reign than anything else. but that's just me.
    Probably because of the toptube, but I think that's to accommodate the larger wheels while keeping the standover height reasonable. I do believe it's a Trance though. It would make sense as a 29er, plus someone mentioned this so I looked and sure enough it was there - on the first teaser video where there is the shot of the rear shock, it says "prototype Trance X".

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    Trance X 29er specs seems to be done and shared with lbs for late 2012/13 orders... also interesting components are coming to 2013 Trance X 26...
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    Better late than never.

    I was a big fan of the Maestro suspension when I rode a 2008 Trance X. I am pretty happy with my Altitude 29er, but am looking forward to test riding one of these when they come out.

    Thanks for the info, peeps. + reps on me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by esblo View Post
    . also interesting components are coming to 2013 Trance X 26...
    Lower head tube and a 650B front wheel or they are just wasting there time with a very out dated frame geometry.

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    let's say I got some insight ... there seems no 650 for 2013, at least in Anthem and Trance.

    Giant is good in such way that you do not feel like you loose tpo much with last year model. Changes are subtle an well thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by esblo View Post
    let's say I got some insight ... there seems no 650 for 2013, at least in Anthem and Trance.

    Giant is good in such way that you do not feel like you loose tpo much with last year model. Changes are subtle an well thought.
    Any big change to the alu Anthem x29? Better components on the x1-x2 models?

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    Quote Originally Posted by plupp View Post
    Any big change to the alu Anthem x29? Better components on the x1-x2 models?
    I really saw glitch... not sure about components, but I would say not much change in frame. Trance and Trance 29 seems to hold focus for 2013.
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    Theres teaser number 3 from Giant with some better shots of the bike on youtube but I cannot post the link as my post count is not high enough but if type in DEVELOPING THE ULTIMATE TRAIL BIKE - Teaser 3 on youtube you'll see what I mean

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    blah blah blah

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    That's the one,

    thanks ozlongboarder

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