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    Trance x1 29er

    Ok im looking at selling my 06 specialized enduro as my old bones cant handle much all mountain beating anymore and was lookinbg at 29ers. My eye is fixed on the trance x29er 1. Can anyone tell me how this thing rides as im looking for siomething that will handle Xc rides with some mild all mountain. Thanks, Mitch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch1171 View Post
    Ok im looking at selling my 06 specialized enduro as my old bones cant handle much all mountain beating anymore and was lookinbg at 29ers. My eye is fixed on the trance x29er 1. Can anyone tell me how this thing rides as im looking for siomething that will handle Xc rides with some mild all mountain. Thanks, Mitch
    I have not personally ridden one, but it got my attention and i looked into it. What put me off is the components are way out of price range. X7 and X9 did not cut it at that price. i feel the dropper post is a waste, they are costly and is something of a personal preference. i did not like the hosing and cables being run in the frame.
    it offers good geometery, maybe try get a frame and build your own, that way you may get better value by putting in your preferred components.

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    Just test rode one today. It rides really well. Handles really well and is very nimble. Ride is super plush. I want to get one now, just debating on whether I'm going to buy the frame only or a complete package. If I do, it will be the x29er 1.

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    Ok thanks for the comments and with that said. Have either of you checked out airborne bikes? Loook at their website and look at the hobgoblin 29erXO set up it lools awesome and after looking over the geometry on it looks alomst exactly the same as the trance. Tell me what you think. Im seriosly considering this bike and the company is getting killer reviews. They are made in the US and have good warranties. Tell what you think.

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    Well the components look better for the same price range. Geo specs are a little different. The 71 HA is something I'd prefer to stay away from. I'd even like the to see the Trance a little more slack than a 69.5 like the Yeti SB95, but thats personal taste. If money were an issue, then Airborne might be a good pick in terms of value. My LBS is a Giant dealer, and all the guys I ride with there have the Trance x29er, and all of them love it. I'd been trying to hold out and not ride their bike because I knew I would like it....but today we had a chance to ride with Brian Lopes, and I tried the 29er....and now want to get it....as I already knew.

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    Well its gonna be a different world for me as im used to riding an 06 enduro. Ive got a couple of months to think about it and I have test rode one its a smooth riding bike. Im not impressed with the cranks on it though but I can always upgrade! Thanks Guys Its gonna be weird going to a new LBS also! The guys at the specialized BS are pissed that I may be switching over. They tried to get me on a camber but it just didnt feel right and the stumpy was just to slack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch1171 View Post
    Well its gonna be a different world for me as im used to riding an 06 enduro. Ive got a couple of months to think about it and I have test rode one its a smooth riding bike. Im not impressed with the cranks on it though but I can always upgrade! Thanks Guys Its gonna be weird going to a new LBS also! The guys at the specialized BS are pissed that I may be switching over. They tried to get me on a camber but it just didnt feel right and the stumpy was just to slack.
    Specialized is another brand that puts **** components for hefty price tags. Not sure of you guys get Merida. Check big ninety nine XT-M. Excellent value! XC geometery .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch1171 View Post
    Well its gonna be a different world for me as im used to riding an 06 enduro. Ive got a couple of months to think about it and I have test rode one its a smooth riding bike. Im not impressed with the cranks on it though but I can always upgrade! Thanks Guys Its gonna be weird going to a new LBS also! The guys at the specialized BS are pissed that I may be switching over. They tried to get me on a camber but it just didnt feel right and the stumpy was just to slack.

    I used to ride FSR, had an 2010 Enduro. I've also ridden Maestro when I had a Trance Advance. Now I ride DW Link. Of the three designs (in stock form, meaning no custom tunes to the shocks), I found Maestro to be the most supple, followed by DW Link and then FSR. Only way for me to dial in my Enduro was get the shock custom tuned by PUSH (I weigh 155 lbs geared)
    One of my major concerns with the Trance x29er is the stiffness of the frame. I hear it can feel like a noodle, but that could also be the wheels as well. I know my Trance Advance was a noodle at times. It wasn't bad enough for me not to go back to another Trance, but my Ibis SL-R with I9 wheels right now is viagra stiff, so it might take some getting used to.
    Again, these are all just personal observations and experiences and some people will say differently.

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    I appreciate the input it all helps me look at it from every angle.

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    I have one (TX29 0) and I love it. I changed the bars and seatpost to cf... now I love it even more.

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    Well Im actually putting the trance on hold. Im pulling the trigger on an Airborne HobGoblin XO 29er. Ill have a 30 day trial period with the bike so if I dont like it ill by the trance. Just hard to pass up what this bike has on it.

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    I am definitely eyeballing the x1. I have a trance 26er that I love love love! I thought I wanted an anthem 29er but turns out I really just want the tx29. It probably wont be until next year though. Hope I can get a decent penny out of my 26er trance when the time comes. its a 2012 but I feel like selling 26ers nowadays has taken such a hit

    x1 is a great middle ground to avoid upgraditis. When I bought my tx26 I bought the x4 model and instantly started upgrading it. The only thing stock on it now is the seatpost and bottom bracket. Realize I should have been a little more patient and saved.

    Won't make that mistake again!

    anyways, congrats on the hobgoblin! looks like a solid bike. I even considered the sub 2k model but I really want a 5" trail bike and I have a hard on for giant!
    There's something about those long grueling climbs that gets my front end all stiff... And I'm not talking about lockout...

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    Im nervous about the hobgoblin. even though the component selection rocks the company is backed by huffy. No disrespect to airborne but im orried about the future of this company. But then again Giant is assembled in three different countries so who knows. This is the worst shopping experience ive ever had.

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    Re: Trance x1 29er

    I think you're alright. Hell even if the frame is **** you still have those components you can rock on another. I do not think that in the least bit thoughi hear good things about those airbornes. With school and all its not financially feasible to get the tx29x1 this year so I'm trying to decide if I want to do a slow parts build over the year, then sell my tx26 to fund the tx29 frame or just save/wait till I have enoughto get the x1 (at the same time sellig my tx26). If I do a slow parts build I would probably spend a little more than Msrp of the x1 BUT I would have a much nicer set of wheels than stock.

    Basically I'm trying to get the tx29 without being bikeless for too long.
    There's something about those long grueling climbs that gets my front end all stiff... And I'm not talking about lockout...

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    Re: Trance x1 29er

    Also next year I may be able to get this years model at a discounted rate plus the discount I typically get at the bikeshop. They will work with me and I could make a couple of payments too.
    There's something about those long grueling climbs that gets my front end all stiff... And I'm not talking about lockout...

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    I dont think the frame is crap I think its actually good as they are using the 7000 aluminum which some people say is better than what some of the other companies are using. Besides that Giant isnt making their bikes! They are manufactured all over the place hard decesion.

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    Oh I didn't say that as an opinion. I even said after "i don't think that in the least bit" I was just saying that as a "just in case" deal. Those components are awesome so we know the integrity of them. I don't know much about the airbornes besides the good things I hear which is why I said "crap frame" as a possibility. Sorry if it came across d0uchey :/
    There's something about those long grueling climbs that gets my front end all stiff... And I'm not talking about lockout...

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    No worries didnt think that at all. Its just funny as on there forum there are a lot of haters! Its almost like some people feel threatened by them. I think its great a small company is out there and the bike is made in the USA unlike a lot of the bigger companies who build out of the US. Ill just wait on a review for that model and see what they say as I have about 4 weeks to decide still and want to sell my enduro.

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    Re: Trance x1 29er

    Good luck sellingyour enduro. You'll have better luck than me I think. Trying to sell a 5" 26er is gonna be hard since everyone wants a 29er. If your enduro is 7/8" you should be fine selling it as there's still not a huge market for long travel 29ers. I think big hit riders prefer the smaller wheels anyway. Just station an opinion/observation for anyone who may (and probably will) get yer panties in a wad
    There's something about those long grueling climbs that gets my front end all stiff... And I'm not talking about lockout...

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