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    Giant Trance 2012 26er - rear Shock Specs

    Hey All,

    Just seeking some guidance on the recommended rear shock specs / dimensions for my giant trance 2012 frame running the maestro susp.

    Understand it fits the 185mm x 51mm shock and my pinion dimensions are 15mm bottom and 6mm for upper which is a stainless bolt.

    But many shocks today come as 190mm and bushings not compatible.

    Any help appreciated.

    John

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    It came with a 184mmx44mm/7.25"x1.75" and no, a trunnion mounted shock will not work.
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    Thanks noapathy.

    The frame is an X1 model. Do you mind advising a brand and model shock that suits? I see forums referring to Giant Air's. And I get it this is not for trunnion mounts.

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    Typically people would use something like a Fox RP23 or Rock Shox Monarch if they were wanting more adjustability than the stock Air provided, but there are lots of opinions about what's "best" for stuff like this. I actually own an '11 Trance X and still haven't bothered changing the shock since it does well enough for the riding I do (mostly rocky/rooty XC).
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    Ok thats great and thanks

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    The trance uses a standard shock, so anything on the market that is 7.25x1.75 will fit. The only weird thing is that the trance doesnt use a lower shock eyelet bushing at all. Its just the bare shock going straight into the bike. If you buy a shock, you'll have to press out the lower bushing entirely. Not a big deal. The top is the normal shock eyelet bushing, plus the shock hardware bushing.

    You can also use a 7.5x2.0 shock and space it down internally. This is easy to do on a monarch, and extremely difficult on a fox shock. Also very easy to do on a mcleod, which would be my choice.

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    Cheers One Pivot and yes I suspected that as the bottom mount diam is 15mm.

    Just one last thing in order to fit a 190mm shock will I need an offset bushing?

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    People use to just run them (7.5x2) as is. With an offset bushing, you'd get fairly close to stock ride height, but you'd still get the added travel.

    The 2.0 stroke would get you close to 140mm of travel.

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    Can anyone anyone forward a link to the torque settings of the maestro 5 setup on my 2012 trance X1?

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    Hey One Pivot, What is the impact of not running an offset. Is there a risk of knocking on the frame?

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