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    Dropper routing Giant Trance 2017

    Has anyone done this before? If so can they offer any advice. I can't see anything when I look down the seat tube. Should I start from the top tube and feed a gear cable down first? It's a Brand X dropper.

    On other frames I've fitted them to before the cable exits the downtube and re-enters the seat tube but the 2017 Trance doesn't do this.

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    There should be a small hole inside the seat tube above the BB. Angle is very tight, so routing from the bottom up should be easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by armii View Post
    There should be a small hole inside the seat tube above the BB. Angle is very tight, so routing from the bottom up should be easier.
    So start from the cable entry in the top tube and start feeding it in there?

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    From the seat tube I would think, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdrmmL6HxH4

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    I've done it on a 2017 Trance Advance 1. There is a rubber tube that guides the cable housing/cable between the bottom bracket and seat tube. This tubing is long enough that you can see it from the seat tube.

    Unfortunately when I did mine when I pulled the cable housing out that rubber tube came out as well. I tried to install the new housing without the rubber tubing but its hard for the cable housing to navigate around the bottom bracket, its such a tight fit.

    I had to remove the cranks and bottom bracket to get the rubber tube back in place. It was a PITA, but I did learn a lot about the bike.

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