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    New guy, needs help choosing new FS bike

    Hello all,

    First post here, just want to say hello and look forward to taking in what this forum has to offer

    Generally consider myself to be a trail rider, I do enjoy some downhill but not looking for something too heavy or inefficient uphill. Basically looking for a quick, snappy FS bike in the $2500-$3500 range the can take anything I throw at it. I'm coming from a 2012 Rocky Mountain Trailhead hardtail which is actually an awesome bike just want a bit more going downhill than it has to offer. Cannot beat this thing for speed and agility so I guess I'm looking to stay in that area of performance.

    Right now I'm strongly considering the following:
    - Norco Range 7.2 alloy (love the blue paint job for 2014)
    - Giant Anthem
    - Giant Trance X2
    - Kona Process 134
    - Santa Cruz 5010

    All of the listed bikes are the new 27.5 platform which I am leaning towards, not really a 29 fan but see nothing wrong with 26

    Any help would be appreciated, let me know if you would suggest something else in that range


    Thanks in advance guys

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    Really like the Devinci Troy XP too but heard the Monarch RT is crap

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    I can say that the Trance X is a great bike. The rear suspension design is excellent; so much so the pro-pedal or lockout features of the rear shock are not needed.

    The anthem (I have never rode one) will be even more efficient; but less plush on rougher terrain.

    Since you mentioned "can take anything I throw at it", I would skip the Anthem and get a Trance X, if you choose a Giant.

    Those would all be nice bikes, so no huge worries about picking a bad one.

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    Thanks for the reply ^^^

    Went with the Giant Trance 2 - 27.5 picked it up today

    Really can't beat the spec on this bike for the price


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    Quote Originally Posted by denmanproject View Post
    Thanks for the reply ^^^

    Went with the Giant Trance 2 - 27.5 picked it up today

    Really can't beat the spec on this bike for the price

    thats gorgeous, congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by denmanproject View Post
    Thanks for the reply ^^^

    Went with the Giant Trance 2 - 27.5 picked it up today

    Really can't beat the spec on this bike for the price

    Very Nice..Congrats! Shame they dont have that model in the US

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    That's too bad really, great package, seems odd they wouldn't introduce it to US, I'm sure they would sell like hotcakes

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