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    2014 trance advanced sx or 2015 trance sx?

    Im ready to purchase a new bike after selling my sb95. I was originally planning on getting the 2015 trance sx. But know after seeing and ridin the 2014 trance advanced sx, I'm really liking it, plus it comes in a sweet color (black). Both seem to be around the same price if I get a used 2014 advanced sx. I'm fairly new to mountain bikes (mainly been a moto guy)so any input would be greatly appreciated.

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    Carbon is awesome and I'd personally get the 2014. However, you won't have any kind of warranty. How important is carbon vs. a warranty?
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    2014 trance advanced sx or 2015 trance sx?

    I have a really nice 2014 trance adv Sx with pike and high volume air can monarch for sale. In classifieds if interested.


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    Argibson, sweet sx and only if it was a medium.
    Silentfoe, Im also really liking the 2014 trance advanced sx. I just have to find one now. besides the carbon frame, how do they compare to one another? If i cant find a clean 2014, I will probably go with a new 2015 trance sx.

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    just bought a 2014 trance advanced sx. Is there so much difference between Pike and Fox 34 Talas Kashima? I have never tried a Pike.

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    Having come from club racing sportbikes to mountain biking i'll give the same advice I always gave to new moto riders. Your first bike should be borderline disposable.

    Instead of asking which bike has better suspension, maybe ask which one you'd feel less bad about tossing it down a rock garden.

    Reviews state the pike is leaps and bounds ahead of a 2014 fox 34. Who cares though if you need to replace it after smashing it off something. When you first start riding more gnarley stuff your ambition will be greater than your skill, there is no way around that. So get which ever is cheaper and plan on replacing trashed components

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    Quote Originally Posted by FriendlyFoe View Post
    Having come from club racing sportbikes to mountain biking i'll give the same advice I always gave to new moto riders. Your first bike should be borderline disposable.

    Instead of asking which bike has better suspension, maybe ask which one you'd feel less bad about tossing it down a rock garden.

    Reviews state the pike is leaps and bounds ahead of a 2014 fox 34. Who cares though if you need to replace it after smashing it off something. When you first start riding more gnarley stuff your ambition will be greater than your skill, there is no way around that. So get which ever is cheaper and plan on replacing trashed components
    I don't hear about people "smashing" their forks that often. Not a good enough reason to use a crap fork.

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    okay well maybe i'm a spaz then because i demo'd my stock 32. Took a chunk out of the plastic on the bottom of one leg, then caught a log right at the edge of the overgrowth and bent the stanchions.

    someone else just on this forum actually took a gouge out of his stanchion and had to replace the upper half. The fox 34 would be lots of fork for a new rider. I think OP would be happy either way. I still vote for whichever bike is cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FriendlyFoe View Post
    okay well maybe i'm a spaz then because i demo'd my stock 32. Took a chunk out of the plastic on the bottom of one leg, then caught a log right at the edge of the overgrowth and bent the stanchions.

    someone else just on this forum actually took a gouge out of his stanchion and had to replace the upper half. The fox 34 would be lots of fork for a new rider. I think OP would be happy either way. I still vote for whichever bike is cheaper.
    yeah, bad luck happens.
    I have a 2014 Talas 34 Factory that came with my Spider Comp and it's ok but not great IMO, but like you said, most new riders would do just fine on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuaround View Post
    Im ready to purchase a new bike after selling my sb95.
    Im ready to pull the trigger on a sb95, why you decide to sell it? just wanted something different?
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    I liked my sb95 but after riding a trance I felt more comfortable. IM only 5'6 and the yeti just did not feel as comfortable as the trance at speed, the bike just felt to big. It was a medium and maybe if I had a small it would have been different. I ended up purchasing a 2014 trance advanced sx medium and i like it so far. the sram 1x is so much nicer than the 3x I had on the yeti. dont get me wrong I like the sb95 but for my riding style, i just prefer the trance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuaround View Post
    I liked my sb95 but after riding a trance I felt more comfortable. IM only 5'6 and the yeti just did not feel as comfortable as the trance at speed, the bike just felt to big. It was a medium and maybe if I had a small it would have been different. I ended up purchasing a 2014 trance advanced sx medium and i like it so far. the sram 1x is so much nicer than the 3x I had on the yeti. dont get me wrong I like the sb95 but for my riding style, i just prefer the trance.
    Cool thanks for getting back to me, im the opposite, I like the trance but fear it might feel to small im 5'11'' , im thinking of going with a Large sb95 even though im right in the middle of two sizes.every bike I have ever owned has been a large.
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    Why do you feel the trance would be too small? What's your inseam length (for an idea of upper body length.

    If you have a 32" inseam that probably puts you into a 50/60mm stem on a L trance. Sounds about

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    Quote Originally Posted by laco1976 View Post
    just bought a 2014 trance advanced sx. Is there so much difference between Pike and Fox 34 Talas Kashima? I have never tried a Pike.
    huge difference!! i made the swap and it's amazing

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    Trance seems long-ish, so not sure why would one get it over some other bike hoping it to be shorter.
    Ok, with 40-50mm stem, it will be relatively compact, but it was supplied with 70-75mm in L if I'm not mistaken.

    Additionally, it has Giant dropper post which has about 2cm setback, so I'm not sure if L would be a good choice if you're not over 180cm, even with shorter stem.

    I'm getting one soon, '14 adv sx with a pike and monarch over fox suspension, looks sweet in all black, and it cost me less than '15 alu version which has much heavier wheels and cheaper drivetrain, not to mention it's carbon (bragging rights mostly ) and I can't stand '15 paintjob :/

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    fwiw, the Fox Float-x is fantastic

    Quote Originally Posted by MarinCRO View Post
    Trance seems long-ish, so not sure why would one get it over some other bike hoping it to be shorter.
    Ok, with 40-50mm stem, it will be relatively compact, but it was supplied with 70-75mm in L if I'm not mistaken.

    Additionally, it has Giant dropper post which has about 2cm setback, so I'm not sure if L would be a good choice if you're not over 180cm, even with shorter stem.

    I'm getting one soon, '14 adv sx with a pike and monarch over fox suspension, looks sweet in all black, and it cost me less than '15 alu version which has much heavier wheels and cheaper drivetrain, not to mention it's carbon (bragging rights mostly ) and I can't stand '15 paintjob :/

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    I'm sure it is. So is Monarch Debonair, especially 200x57mm to get more travel in the rear

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