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    Price check on a 2016 giant trance sx 27.5

    I have run across an new/used bike in a bike shop. The shop says someone bought the bike, rode it once and returned it for a carbon fiber version. The bike is being sold with full giant warranty. The bike is a 2016 Giant trance sx, they have a price of 3,000 usd. Good price or not?

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    I guess that isn't too bad considering the MSRP was $4500.
    2015 Kona JTS
    2014 Scott Scale 710
    2014 Giant Anthem 27.5
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    BOOM goes the dynamite!
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    Kinda depends if you value the higher spec on that bike over the '18 Trance 2 that retails at 2890. SLX stuff works very well for the money. Get even 10% off the new model and you're saving $500.

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    Did you test ride the bike? A good deal is bad deal if the bike doesn't fit or ride they way you like it. If you liked your test ride, I would try to talk them down some more. A few months ago I saw 2017 Giant Trance Advanced 2 carbons sell for $3000 new.

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    imo the 2018 Giant Trance 2/3 is just as capable for less.

    The 2018 has all the new standards (boost) front/rear and is designed to fit 2.6" tires in the frame if you choose. It also comes with the better Dropper post.

    standards seem to be moving fast nowadays

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    I bought my 2016 Trance SX back in Nov. 2016 for a little over $3k. Love my bike, but the other posters are right. Two model generations have passed and the specs on the newer Trances are very good. Probably my favorite thing about the newer Trances is the frame fits a full size water bottle. My medium 2016 can only fit the shorter bottles.

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