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    Trance X 29er pic thread!!

    It may be a bit early but lets start showing everyone the newest Trance X 29er. Also, please post up any changes from stock you've got and the reason for the upgrade.

    GO!!

    (I'm getting mine in the next week or two and will be adding mine to this list then. So pumped!)
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    I should have my X1 in the next week or s two also. I can't wait!!

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    My LBS doesn't have a timeframe for me so I'm going with you guy's timeframe. Hopefully in a week or 2.

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    After the first ride:



    After I put on my Raceface red bars and Guesset red flat pedals:


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    From yesterdays ride

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    I finally got some mud on the new bike! This bike is great!
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    Great bike, ugliest saddle design I've seen. Did Giant hire a 3rd grader to draw the designs? I'd still buy the Trance 29x though.

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    Sold my Anthem X4 29er to get a Trance X 29er. Quick question for those that own them. Those of you that have all your cables running internally...did your LBS bleed and route the rear brake for free, or did you take on the task yourself?
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    My demo bike until my X2 arrives
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    FWIW - My bike came with everything routed internally by the LBS.

    And, yes, the seat is the only thing I don't like about this bike. Not only is it hard in all the wrong places (you know what I mean ...), but after only two weeks, the color is rubbing off. I'm looking at a WTB Deep-V.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffX264 View Post
    FWIW - My bike came with everything routed internally by the LBS.

    And, yes, the seat is the only thing I don't like about this bike. Not only is it hard in all the wrong places (you know what I mean ...), but after only two weeks, the color is rubbing off. I'm looking at a WTB Deep-V.
    One thing giants always been poor at was making a saddle IMO. Its the very first thing I replace! WTB FTW
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    WTB Silverado for me. Unfortunately our shop charges to internally route the rear brake. Personally, I think it's BS. Anyone spending $2k - $4300 should get the cables run the way they should've been from the manufacturer.
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    Called the LBS to see when the box would arrive and find out they had just finished building it!
    28 lbs 15 oz. stock with my Time pedals. Hate the bar! Already swapped it. Will prob remove the dropper for a carbon post I have. Gonna enjoy dialing it in. Can tell I will LOVE the XT brakes. The saddle is a freakin joke. swapped for WTB Pure. I think I can get it to 27ish with my endurance wheels (Arch EX with Ikon/RR tubeless), carbon post. Use the dropper and Nobby Nics for my Northern travels. Crappy cell pics for now.

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    See if your LBS will run the rear brake internally.
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    Cheers for all the picks people .

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    Looking good, lets see some action shots!

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    Any of these an XL? Love my TX, but I'm really not diggin the look of the tx 29er... But it doesn't seem like the bikes pictured are an XL.
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    First ride today, does EVERYTHING that Giant says and more.
    Only mods done are some ESIGrips Chunky blue and XT Trail pedals.
    Most amazing bike Ive ever ridden.
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    I just got mine today so I didn't get a chance to personalize it yet. First ride tomorrow.
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    ^ That looks like a blast!
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    JTAC, I noticed you ride an X2 but sold an X1. May I ask why the change in bikes?

    Nice pics btw, thanks guys. Keeps me stoked for the week or two I still have to wait to get mine. Keep them coming plz.
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    Just picked it up today. Bad picture. This thing feels fast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by homey View Post
    JTAC, I noticed you ride an X2 but sold an X1. May I ask why the change in bikes?

    Nice pics btw, thanks guys. Keeps me stoked for the week or two I still have to wait to get mine. Keep them coming plz.

    I was/am not that impressed with Fox's suspension and shocks. Odd coming from someone who has ridden all Fox their whole life. It always feels like there is too much sag. Getting replacement parts is like pulling teeth. If I were given a X0 or X1, I would swap all Fox out for Rock Shox instead.

    I prefer the Shimano brakes over Avid too.
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    Just posted in the intro thread, cross posting pics here.
    Grips changed to lizard skin chargers but with the locks changed to the ODI anodised blue.
    Jet black anodised blue seat clamp - I broke the bolt on the giant one due to over tightening. This gave me an excuse to get a torque wrench
    XT 785 trail pedals.

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    I'll play! Introducing "Merlin" (as this bike is pure magic!)
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    Looking good fellas. I have a question. I realize the seat post is at a weird angle. My question is have you guys had a hard time getting the right position for your saddles?
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    When I got the bike, the shop had the saddle slid all the way forward. After riding a bit, I realized I could go back a bit more and I think it feels great. I'm kind of confused; everyone keeps talking about the crazy slack angle on this thing and it's 73...which I thought was basically an industry standard for xc bikes. It doesn't feel slack to me at all and I don't feel biased toward the back of the bike. I have no trouble climbing or the front end lifting on the climbs. Of course you can see in my pic that all the spacers have been removed from under the stem and the stem has been inverted. Not sure how it would have handled/felt set the way it was from the factory?

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    Thanks petey. maybe the style of the frame makes it look a bit more slack than it really is? I'm testing one out this weekend. Can't wait !!!!!!!
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    Yeah, I think it's kind of an optical illusion because of the bend the seat tube takes.

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    That frame looks NICE in a small!

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    Not mine but I rode it all day. Finest bike I rode all weekend at Outerbike.
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    Here's a couple of pictures from this weekend
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    Petey,

    What pedals do you have? I have some clipless XT's on mine right now but am looking for some nice flats to change out to when I don't feel like clipping in.

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    I am using Gussett Slim Jims. I really like them and my 5.10 women's carvers stick to them like glue!

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    Trance X2

    picked it up Saturday
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    Ouch? That hurt!

    New great bike apparently does not = new great rider!!
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    First ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by csgiles70 View Post
    New great bike apparently does not = new great rider!!
    Holy **** ....... what happened? Monumental tyre casing failure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by csgiles70 View Post
    New great bike apparently does not = new great rider!!
    I also learned that the hard way. On September 29 I was riding at my local trail and the LBS guys had a hospitality tent set-up. They asked me how I liked the new X1. I told them "it inspires confidence, and sometimes that's dangerous." Twenty minutes later I was lying on the trail with a broken collarbone. I was going down a steep drop and went over the bars. It happened so fast I don't remember why, just BAM, there I was.

    I'm healing pretty good now. I rode some flat trails last Saturday.

    Have fun. Be safe.
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    Did that happen from the crash or did it make you crash I'm going on my first ride on mine tomorrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by pharcyde View Post
    Holy **** ....... what happened? Monumental tyre casing failure?
    Not sure, went off a decent jump and was just a bit crooked on landing.. the front tire pealed off the rim and I ate crap. Have two broken ribs. I've never seen this before. I wasn't that bad out of line off the jump. I really don't know. What I do know is now I can't ride for a couple weeks.. bummer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaymx410 View Post
    Did that happen from the crash or did it make you crash I'm going on my first ride on mine tomorrow
    I'm really not sure. When I was able to get up, and look at the bike, the tire was pealed off the rim but the tube had not blown yet. The tube was a giant bubble sticking out. It poped a couple minutes later. Never seen anything like it. In fact I've never heard of someone pealing the tire off the rim....

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    In case anyone is interested in a downtube protector, I ran across this affordable, and seemingly doable option for his bike. I'm going to be buying an X1 in the next month and I've been researching d/t protectors because of the rocky terrain I ride in. This looks like it might fit the bill. Could even use the Giant bosses for mounting.

    Amazon.com: Zefal Down Tube Armor Frame Guard - MTB, Transparent: Sports & Outdoors

    Edit: I don't believe this would work given the radius near the bottom of the downtube of the TX29. This is more for a straight downtube.
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    Here's mine. Sick bike.
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    My brother says my bike looks intimidating. LOL.
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    My Trance X1 29er Size medium

    I am 5 8" and feel the Medium is a bit big for me, I found the small was way too small though. I have a 70mm stem coming so that will hopefully sort the size issue out. I am also thinking of chopping the bars by 20 -30mm, the 720mm bar is a bit too wide for what I am used to.

    You will see I have a couple upgrades there, I plan this bike to be a trail/do it all bike as I already have a Santa Cruz Tallboy as a XC bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VERT1 View Post
    My Trance X1 29er Size medium

    I am 5 8" and feel the Medium is a bit big for me, I found the small was way too small though. I have a 70mm stem coming so that will hopefully sort the size issue out. I am also thinking of chopping the bars by 20 -30mm, the 720mm bar is a bit too wide for what I am used to.

    You will see I have a couple upgrades there, I plan this bike to be a trail/do it all bike as I already have a Santa Cruz Tallboy as a XC bike.
    Same-sized mate just bought a medium AX29. He tried the med TX29 and found it too big, esp on the tight and tech tracks at Signal Hill. He likes his AX29 but I still think he'd be better off on a small, or with a 50mm stem on the med, as he like chucking his bikes around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haggis View Post
    Same-sized mate just bought a medium AX29. He tried the med TX29 and found it too big, esp on the tight and tech tracks at Signal Hill. He likes his AX29 but I still think he'd be better off on a small, or with a 50mm stem on the med, as he like chucking his bikes around.
    I had a Medium AX29er but found it too big and replaced it with the Tallboy which is a much better fit.

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