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    New question here. Help purchasing my first fully suspended Giant mtb

    Hi guys, so I've finally decided to buy my first ever fully suspended mountain bike. I'm (<90 procent sure I'm) choosing Giant, as they have a wide range of bikes to choose from at my local shop.
    Can you guys come with some suggestions to what bikes are good/not so good? Price range is $2500-$3200, or (20000 NOK- 25000 NOK). If you're interested you can visit the webpage and see what models they have to offer. (https://www.bikester.no/search.html?...rchQuery=Giant ). I have no preferations except wheel diameter (27.5''). Thank you

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    take this
    GIANT TRANCE 2 LTD MTB FULLY 27,5"
    https://m.bikester.no/giant-trance-2...rt-552265.html

    avoid the GIANT TRANCE ADVANCED 2
    unless you want to be punished with Rock Shox Sektor fork and ridiculously narrow rims

    nuff said

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    Yeah I've been doing a lot of research on the Giant Trance bikes. Are there major differences between Trance 2 and 3? But since the Trance 2 is sold out, they must be popular for a reason. Thanks!

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    Go with steel calf recommendation. The shimano slx components are great. I'm not sure if the fork is the fox rhythm or performance. It has a different stanchion color from the US model.
    '18 SC Tallboy CC_Wife
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    If it helps a guy in the US has been doing a running comparison of the Trance Advanced 1 and Trance 2 on youtube. The specs are probably different but he liked the Trance 2 a lot.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pGYU1ld9G4

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    I was in the same boat 8 mos ago, I went with the 17 Giant Trance 2. The fox suspension was the deal breaker. The 2018 model at only $125 more is even a better deal. You get the upgrded maxxis HRII 2.4 wheels and SLX brakes! This alone is well over $300 if you were to buy seperately.
    I replaced the narrow rims,long stem,narrow tires and narrow bars.

    Loving my bike and the black/green color always gets kudos where ever I go!

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