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    Trance X Pics Thread...

    Well... post here those sweet babies of yours...

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    Well, here she is...my latest pride and joy. XO with XTR upgrades. Just simply an amazingly nimble yet terrifically stable ride. Money very well spent IMO. Enjoy!
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    Here's mine, I just finished building it up. Put on the Fox 36 for now until my Pike comes in!




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    floorguy .. how does the X0 handle with the 36 & any chance you could measure the bottom bracket height?

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    Quote Originally Posted by peakprowler
    floorguy .. how does the X0 handle with the 36 & any chance you could measure the bottom bracket height?
    I'll let you know, first ride is tomorrow (sun). As far as the BB, mine measures right at 14".

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    Cheers, any way you could measure haed angle @ 160mm travel as well??

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    Finally have my Trance X built the way I want it.

    Changes made that stiffened up the bike for a Clydesdale/Trail Demon.

    Coil Fork: 2007 Manitou Minute Elite 110-140mm Thru-Axle (much stiffer and stronger than the Fox and only slightly heavier).
    Thomson Stem and Seatpost!
    Tires: 2.35 Nevegal Up front and 2.1 Nevegal DTC with sidewall protection (SWS) rear.
    Wheels: Crossmax XL Wheelset
    Seat: Rocket V
    Brakes: 7" rotors front and rear
    Handle Bars: 2008 Race Face Atlas with Ergon grips
    Cassette: SRAM PG-990
    Pedals: Time Atac XS

    Weight: 28.5" lbs.
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    Heres my 2008 Giant Trance X2 with 08 XT shifters and FD, SDG Bel-Air saddle and RACE FACE grips-shortly to be new Ritchey WCS foam grips.

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    Here is my TRANCE X0 M.
    Stock except for the X0 derailleur and X9 shifters.

    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/danielcarbonari/GiantTranceX0/photo#5141697375304805650"><img src="http://lh5.google.com/danielcarbonari/R1r6hV2Z7RI/AAAAAAAAAcw/VtI8q3XcD_0/s800/TRANCE_X0_03.jpg" /></a>

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    Wow! nice bikes guys! Here's mine finally finished. Weight is at 26 lbs. even!



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    I' m wrng or you are usinf Crossmax ST with a thru axel (Pike), isn't it ?

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    Trance X1. It weighs whatever it weighs...



    It's got an SDG Bel Air saddle now, but the rest is stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krj
    I' m wrng or you are usinf Crossmax ST with a thru axel (Pike), isn't it ?
    No. you're right, those are Crossmax ST's. I built the frameset so I just ordered the wheelset myself.

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    For you guys that already have a Trance X...is a 2.35 the largest tire you can put on the rear. I'm looking at making one clydesdale safe...yet lighter than 32lbs.

    I've built up several at the shop I work at, in and around 28 to 30lbs. I used a regular drop-out fork on one of these, an XL, and another shop custom build with a 55ATA and all XT with the FR wheelset but used Nevegal tubeless (in a medium frameset, it weighed in at 28.5lbs). The bike close to 30lbs., was an XL with Fox 32 float, mostly XT, with Stylo crankset, and Mavic 717/XT hubset with 2.1 Nevegals (regular not tubeless).

    So with say a set of Dee Traks wheels...could I run a 2.35 in the back? I haven't tried it out yet. I'm planning on getting the Trance X2 (I like the black frame) and using either a 55TST-R, or Fox 36 Vanilla R. I'm probably going to run a 2.5 in the front. Hard to break FR habits...LOL Thanks in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by floorguy724
    Wow! nice bikes guys! Here's mine finally finished. Weight is at 26 lbs. even!
    floorguy724, can you measure the BB height of your bike? I am interested to know what the BB height is with a Pike at 140mm.

    Thanks.

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    all of them look much better than on giant's web-site or in the catalogue
    Stoner's Trance is my favorite, so far
    My T X 0 size S will come in middle Feb. I will rebuild it a bit, but it will be a surprise
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    Quote Originally Posted by wankel
    floorguy724, can you measure the BB height of your bike? I am interested to know what the BB height is with a Pike at 140mm.

    Thanks.
    With the Pike the bb comes in at 13". It was right around 14" with the Fox 36 Van on it.

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    Originally posted by: swaneedawg For you guys that already have a Trance X...is a 2.35 the largest tire you can put on the rear. I'm looking at making one clydesdale safe...yet lighter than 32lbs.

    I've built up several at the shop I work at, in and around 28 to 30lbs. I used a regular drop-out fork on one of these, an XL, and another shop custom build with a 55ATA and all XT with the FR wheelset but used Nevegal tubeless (in a medium frameset, it weighed in at 28.5lbs). The bike close to 30lbs., was an XL with Fox 32 float, mostly XT, with Stylo crankset, and Mavic 717/XT hubset with 2.1 Nevegals (regular not tubeless).

    So with say a set of Dee Traks wheels...could I run a 2.35 in the back? I haven't tried it out yet. I'm planning on getting the Trance X2 (I like the black frame) and using either a 55TST-R, or Fox 36 Vanilla R. I'm probably going to run a 2.5 in the front. Hard to break FR habits...LOL Thanks in advance!
    I have a 2.35 Nevegal on the back of my Trance X2 and it fits fine. About an 1/8" clearance on each side.

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    First try at downloading a picture. Stock except for Wellgo MG-1 pedals, Oury grips, 2.35 Nevegals (front and back) and Thomson setback seatpost. Revised X2.JPG

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    Senor Frango,

    Thank you very much for the kind words. Been riding a Trance and Reign since 2005 and this bike set-up is the result of what works best for this bike. I liked the Fox but I don't like Air shocks up front, a good smooth dialed in coil fork can never be beat! The Fox seemed to light to track well for me when hitting high speed rocky turns and rock gardens (I ride steep Los Angeles mountains).

    I almost put my Atlas cranks on but decided to give the Dues a shot. This set-up is the stiffest trail bike you ever ride and it tracks like it was glued to ground.

    Trance X... If you don't have one... get one!

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    Ok i will play




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    Thanks Traildad!!! All of these Trance X's are great...it's such a great looking bike.

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    Stoner,
    I think my Trance X 0 size S should leave Taiwan in the end of Jan and arrive to Europe in the beginning od March I will rebuild it "a bit" and will show you
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    This one is mine.

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    I may have posted this before, but since it is all being gathered here...
    Trance X1
    Stock except:
    XT cranks
    QBP Tooth Fairy
    XT cassette
    Thompson Elite post
    WTB Shadow Pro saddle
    Easton Monkey Lite SL bar
    Salsa Huegos de Fuegos (sp?) grips
    Shimano M540 pedals
    Rock Shox Revelation 426 U-Turn fork
    Planet Bike Protege 9.0 Wireless computer
    Continental Vertical pro 2.3 front tire
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    27 3/4 lbs
    (The Tooth Fairy is 1/4 lb of that)
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    Here is mine, not quite finished yet. Just need the correct post mount adaptor for the front brake and it will be done. Changes from stock are 08 XT Brakes, Crankset and wheels ( with 20mm front ) and Fox Talas 36RC2 fork. Sorry about the crappy pic quality. I will try to get some better ones outside during daylight hours this weekend when I am not at work.
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    Hi all,

    Thanks for the nice pics in this thread. Im from Germany and Ive just ordered a trance x from a German custum-shop. Its the black frame with a Fox Talas and Sram X.9. because i dont like the shimano components. Like many of you i had the impression that the bike works great with a more travel at the fron especially for downhill.

    Unfortunatelly ill not get the bike before march because im currently in Norway. So please post more pics!!

    Sorry for the bad English

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    Oh, hi Waldgeist! Welcome to the club!

    I'm sorry but I can't help not to ask: Tricky17, can't seem to ID your platform pedals... May I know what make are those?

    Awesome rigs, everyone! Way to go!

    TIA!
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    Tell me now, what's Product testing all bout then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onie
    Oh, hi Waldgeist! Welcome to the club!

    I'm sorry but I can't help not to ask: Tricky17, can't seem to ID your platform pedals... May I know what make are those?

    Awesome rigs, everyone! Way to go!

    TIA!
    They are Time Atac Z's.

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    Im just wondering if i should spec the bike with a Pike 454 instead of the 32 Talas because of the stiffness of the 20mm axle.
    What do you think?

    @Floorguy and Triky 17
    How does the bike handle with the Pike and the Talas 36?

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    The front end on the Trance X is very stiff without a thru axle, but if you really value stiffness that much then do it. Also I have tried the Trance X with a Fox 36 and found the front end felt dead, probably because Im not a particularly strong rider combined with the weight increase over the stock F-120 which is very light.

    Finally I would wonder why you need that much stiffness, if you really need that much stiffness you should probably look at the Reign, or even a Spesh Enduro, cos they are very stiff and more suited to that kind of riding.

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    Probably youre right. I just want to have a bike thats light enough to climb and makes fun at downhill.

    I think the rain is not as good as an every day bike like the trance. With the 32 Talas i can ride most of the time with 120 mm in the front and have 20mm reserve for steep dowhills. (is this english??) So probably thats the best solution for me.

    I have been thinking about an maverick speedball seatpost but its really heavy, expensive and some of my friends had problems with the clamp so i think ill stick the tompson.

    By the way egf nice bikes you have. The Stumpjumper is a really nice bike. Whats the weigth of your trance x? The bikes seem to be pretty similar in range of use.

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    Im glad you like them. The Trance X weighs 27.8lb as seen and the Stumpy weighs 27.2lb without the mudguard, saddle pack and pump, but for some reason when riding it or moving the bikes about the Trance X always seems lighter. They were weighed on the Ultimate digital scales so hopefully they are right.

    I havent heard of any problems with the Speedball, and although it is quite heavy I dont think its in a position to affect the handling, but I dont see the point of them on a bike that rockets up hills like the Trance.

    This may be a funny thing to say but if I go on very long rides (most of the day) I prefer the Stumpy but if I do short very rough off road rides (about 2hrs) I like the Trance X better.

    I dont know which you saw but the pics on my Blog are old so here is my Flickr account with much better pics of the Stumpy and a few of the Trance X:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/egf/

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    Ok thanks, thats really light. Ill post some pics when Im back in Germany and have built up the bike.

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    Hey guys, here's a link to mine...

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    Nice! Unfortunately this is the Trance X thread not the Trance thread, apparently there is an inch difference in the travel.

    Here is another of mine, if you had the X2 then it would be black like mine, apologies for the dump in the background:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Waldgeist

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    How does the bike handle with the Pike and the Talas 36?
    For me, the bike handles great with the Pike. I have never turned the U-turn all the way down to climb, I just leave it alone at 140mm. As far as the 36 Van goes, it is very twitchy when climbing but is an absolute blast! on the way down If my Trance X was my only bike I would definately run the Fox 36 Van, but since I also have a Reign X the Pike works just fine. I am 200lbs so the 20mm thru makes a big difference to me, if I was<190lb. I would probably be running some sort of QR fork like a Fox 32 or Rockshox Revelation. Hope all of this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EGF168
    The front end on the Trance X is very stiff without a thru axle, but if you really value stiffness that much then do it. Also I have tried the Trance X with a Fox 36 and found the front end felt dead, probably because Im not a particularly strong rider combined with the weight increase over the stock F-120 which is very light.

    Finally I would wonder why you need that much stiffness, if you really need that much stiffness you should probably look at the Reign, or even a Spesh Enduro, cos they are very stiff and more suited to that kind of riding.
    I don't really think I can agree with you regarding needing a Reign or Enduro for stiffness. Wanting a frame and it components to be stiff or stiffer is not only dependent on the type of riding that you are doing. Just because you ride cross-country, doesn't mean you have to have a noodly frame and fork.

    I myself would like 20mm thru up front, because I am 200lbs dry, and what might be stiff for the 135lbs guy riding the same setup might not feel stiff to me. If I go off a small 1 foot drop, my body wieght is going to put a greater amount of stress on the bike and its parts than a guy who weighs 70lbs less than I do. I might get some flex from the front end or another part of the bike based on my wieght alone, and this is something the 135lbs guy might not feel.

    Not to mention, he is discussing the stiffness of the fork and not the stiffness of the frame. You can have one hell of a stiff frame, and if you put a noodly fork on it, the ride will stink, whether it is a 4" XC bike or a 8" downhill bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robertg
    I don't really think I can agree with you regarding needing a Reign or Enduro for stiffness. Wanting a frame and it components to be stiff or stiffer is not only dependent on the type of riding that you are doing. Just because you ride cross-country, doesn't mean you have to have a noodly frame and fork.

    I myself would like 20mm thru up front, because I am 200lbs dry, and what might be stiff for the 135lbs guy riding the same setup might not feel stiff to me. If I go off a small 1 foot drop, my body wieght is going to put a greater amount of stress on the bike and its parts than a guy who weighs 70lbs less than I do. I might get some flex from the front end or another part of the bike based on my wieght alone, and this is something the 135lbs guy might not feel.

    Not to mention, he is discussing the stiffness of the fork and not the stiffness of the frame. You can have one hell of a stiff frame, and if you put a noodly fork on it, the ride will stink, whether it is a 4" XC bike or a 8" downhill bike.
    I see what you are saying, but its his choice what he puts on the bike, I would just leave it alone as Fox have done an amazing job with the F-120, its one of the best forks you can buy, he may also find that a thru axle fork is stiffer but the rest of the fork will never be as good as the F-120.

    The weight would be my main point because he may loose the light, fast and agile feel of the F-120.

    Either way it will still be a great bike.

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    nice couple
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    Thanks for all your help. I really like the Pike and dont think, that the performance of the f120 is better. I also like the adjustbility of the Rock-Shox forks with the pop-lock or push lock lever and motion control. The disadvantage of the pike is that its weight and that i would have to by a new wheelset because of the thru axle.

    Ive desided for the 32 Talas with 140mm and without because it works great, is really light and the travel adjust is really helpfull for me,because the German and Swiss trails here in my area are often very steep. My weight is about 150lbs so this shouldnt be a problem.

    By the way did one of you aready ride in Switzerland, Germany or Austria? How big is the difference beetween the trails? Probably there is a big difference beetween the different spots in america. Im currently in Norway and here the trails are really really challenging (dont know if thats the correct word). Its rocky, with deep forests and many stones, branches... on the way.

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    How about a few of you Trance X owners jump over to the review section and post some feedback about your bike.. (please)

    http://www.mtbr.com/reviews/xc_full_suspension/


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    This displeases me, I have the X2 but you can only write reviews for the X0/1, I would happily write a review if it wasnt for this, maybe I will contact one of the administrators and see if I can have it put on there, after all the X2 is the one Giant will sell most of.

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    What diameter is the seat post on the trance x?

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    My Trance x

    It's no glamour shot but here she is.....

    Stock except for:
    King Wheelset on 717s ( Blue) w/salsa ti skewers
    Hayes 9 Carbon Brakes ( 8 and 6)
    Bontrager Race X-Lite Carbon Bar
    Thompson Stem
    XO trigger shifters and XO rear Der
    Fizik Aliante Carbon Saddle
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    140mm fork or beyond?

    Hi there, just curious to know if the 140mm fork is better on Trance X then the stock 120mm fork? What about a Lyrik fork on a Trance X? Any comments? Cheers.
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    Not to worry.....the fox F120 is better on the Trance X. Climb very well and the ride is amazing. Will post up my custom Trance X when its ready.
    Last edited by fchan; 02-09-2008 at 06:42 PM.

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    Photo of the year unless you guys come up with something even more beautiful.


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