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    $2500 burning hole in pocket, upgrade frame or ?

    Have a less than 1 yr 2017 Trance 2 with the following:
    Stans flows mk3 w max 2.4/2.5
    Fox rhythm 34 fork, dp rear shock
    Renthal carbon bars , apex stem
    Giant dropper, saddle
    XT shifter,derailleur. SLX cassette,crank
    Shimano 615 brakes,rotors
    Ergon grips
    CB mallet pedals

    Again all components,etc are all less than 1 year old.

    Limited to only one bike this year and will be using for enduro racing once or twice this year, but do majority of hard/agressive/training rides on 80% AM/XC 20% DH trails.

    Few options I was thinking; upgrade to a trance/reign advanced frame OR all new Ibis carbon wheels w hope hubs,new drive train and fork? If i got the reign advanced frame i would be struggling on the am/xc trails and training, or if I got the trance advanced frame I would be struggling in races w shallow suspension and geometry.

    Appreciate the feedback and convince me otherwise on other options. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skycries57 View Post
    Have a less than 1 yr 2017 Trance 2 with the following:
    Stans flows mk3 w max 2.4/2.5
    Fox rhythm 34 fork, dp rear shock
    Renthal carbon bars , apex stem
    Giant dropper, saddle
    XT shifter,derailleur. SLX cassette,crank
    Shimano 615 brakes,rotors
    Ergon grips
    CB mallet pedals

    Again all components,etc are all less than 1 year old.

    Limited to only one bike this year and will be using for enduro racing once or twice this year, but do majority of hard/agressive/training rides on 80% AM/XC 20% DH trails.

    Few options I was thinking; upgrade to a trance/reign advanced frame OR all new Ibis carbon wheels w hope hubs,new drive train and fork? If i got the reign advanced frame i would be struggling on the am/xc trails and training, or if I got the trance advanced frame I would be struggling in races w shallow suspension and geometry.

    Appreciate the feedback and convince me otherwise on other options. Thanks!
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    Haha. I fixed it. $2500 was it to be..

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    I would keep your current bike and upgrade only the fork to a Pike or Fox 34 Performance Elite, everything else is solid. Sock away the rest of the cash and start saving for a proper enduro bike, that way you won't have to compromise. I don't think you'd gain much by upgrading to the Trance Advanced frame and the Reign is an awesome bike but not much fun at all on XC trails.

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