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    I Did It!

    I can't belive it but I finally pulled the trigger. I just got back from my local lbs where I placed an order for my new Giant Trance X1. I can't wait to get her home. They say it should only be a couple weeks. Hopefully we get some weather breaks here in Oregon so I can take her for a ride right away. I got a great deal I think....It was the standard $2300 like everywhere but they have a promotion starting in March for 10% off that they gave me now so it only turned out to be $2070. Anywho...sorry to bug everyone I am just very excited!

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    Congrats, I will find out tomorrow, what it will cost me to buy a Trance X frame and transfer over all components from my '07 Reign 1. I think this will be a perfect bike for my riding style. The Reign was overkill, but still very comfortable to ride.

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    Trance X1...For $2070!?! DAMN! Giants website says $2700 for MSRP, so even $2300 would have been good! Either way, have fun with your new bike man!

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    Congradulations on your new beast...its always great to get a new bike and it makes us more pumped to go and churn some trails. Do you have any plans for the contagious "up-graditis" bug...? Myself, usually the first thing that comes of is the seat, then the grips and it carries on from there.

    Hvae fun and remember to shoot a few pics and plant them on your threat for us all to oggle at. Bike porn is great lol.

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    As far as up-graditis goes. Right off the bat just the grips not a huge fan of the factory giant lock ons. Maybe, switch to XT cranks. Im a little leary of the Race Faces just because I've never used them, but ill give them a shot because they look so freakin cool. Other than that I like the specs right out of the box.

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    Luck bastard!!

    I have my eye on the X0 and as of right now I only have enough saved for 1/2 of the bike. Take some pictures for the Trance thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilikejeeps2
    Luck bastard!!

    I have my eye on the X0 and as of right now I only have enough saved for 1/2 of the bike. Take some pictures for the Trance thread.
    Credit?

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    Debt + interest rates...are insane...!!!!
    Bad advice there...keep saving your money, the wait will be worth it buddy...



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    Credit?

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    I agree that paying with credit is a bad chocie, although it is an option.

    I do like the idea of a fully paid for new bike even better. It is only a matter of time before I come up with the remaining $$$. My LBS will selling the XO for $3200 OTD. If you told me that I would be spending that much on a bike last year I would have called you crazy, but as a 35 yr old making good money and MTBing is my only exercise I believe that it is a great investment in my health. I consider myself on hell of a lucky guy.

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    Sure thats true...it IS an option. But I was just worried that if the guy can not afford to buy it now, then putting it on credit will only make his financial situation worse. And as much as we all LOVE bikes and in all its glory bling bling blingfullness, perhaps its more wise to simply be patient and wait. I think he would MORE appreciate it when he gets the bike under his own steam rather then getting anally ranked by the big boys at the bank...bad bad bad situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sim2u
    Debt + interest rates...are insane...!!!!
    Bad advice there...keep saving your money, the wait will be worth it buddy...
    I don't know about the US but here in the UK a lot of bike shops offer interest free credit ie no interest to pay at all. That way you put the cash you've got in a savings account so it's earning interest for you, take out the credit option, pay your monthly installments with the money you would have been saving. Then when you reach the point where the money you owe is equal to the money in the bank, you pay off the remainder of the loan. That way you get the bike when you want it and get the interest rates to work for you not against you.

    You just have to be strict with yourself and if you're not very good at managing your money then its probably not the right way to go.

    Anyway, I though interest rates in the US were at historic lows? Or is that just the base rate?

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    Personally I am not strict with my money. I have a huge list of "I want's" and $3000 would get a lot of "I want's". I have a picture of the XO above my workbench in the garage as a motivator. I think that too many of us want it NOW and place much on credit cards and the result it debt that they can not control. I am lucky enough to receive quartly bonuses from my company, which is helping me afford this purchase.

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    I totally agree with you and if it meant putting it on a credit card I would stay well clear. I think it does all depend on how good you are at managing your money. I would say that I'm relatively good. I'm far far from rich but I do have savings. Even though I have the savings to buy my next bike with cash I am still choosing to put the purchase on an interest free credit agreement / buy now pay later. This way I get to keep the cash in my account earning me interest rather than someone else. Doing it this way I end up better off overall and the purchase actually ends up costing me less not more. When the time comes I'll clear the account.

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    I just got one too and I can't wait ot get out on it. I've been out of the loop of the last few years, busy adding new members to the household(kids), but now it's time to get riding again. I upgraded from a 95ish Dagger that never quite fit me right so I'm super excited about getting out on the Trance X1!!

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    I'm not impressed.
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    Coming from someone who rides a Kona...come on man!

    PC I thought...


    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197
    I'm not impressed.

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    Enjoy man that's a good choice in bike Now hope the sitting around and waiting doesn't drive you insane When I was waiting for my Trance in '05 it just drove me nuts waiting.
    One day your life will flash before your eyes, will it be worth watching??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197
    I'm not impressed.
    I hope my new TranceX wont develop creaks like 75% of the Kona duallies I know

    OP: Congrats on a great deal!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sim2u
    Debt + interest rates...are insane...!!!!
    yeah, but; working in a bike shop + 'in house' employee credit account + cool boss + dealer discounts =

    hell yeah!

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    Running my Trance for nearly 3 years now i must say that i never have ridden a better bike.
    But i did it today too - ordered a Trance X0.
    Weighing the frames in our shop it was hard to believe that giant saved nearly 800g comparing the early '05 design of the Trance to the new Trance X frames.
    I'm really looking forward next week

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    Yeah...its only been two days and I'm having alot of trouble being patient. Especially since we've actually had like 3 days straight of beautiful weather. Congrats on the XO man, I love that color frame.

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    weather here in germany is bad at the moment, so waiting isn't really that hard.
    I mainly was choosing the X0 because of the color. I will swap most of the parts of my Trance, the good old '06 Vanilla, my indestructible Chris King wheelset (running for 5 years on the fourth bike now), Syntace VRO bar,....
    Riding some Trance X we have built for our customers, i feel a lot of fun is coming with that bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sim2u
    Coming from someone who rides a Kona...come on man!

    PC I thought...
    I ride a Giant. Read my sig.

    I said I'm not impressed because I don't comprehend how one can spend so much on a bike. I can't. I barely make 14K a year.
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    Ha ha ha...yep, there are exceptions in any case of course.

    I also get industry discount, but perhaps quite a bit different than yours... But ANY discount is better than none I would assume.

    What metal are your hauling...? G Trance XO XI...? Reign...?


    Quote Originally Posted by beavola
    yeah, but; working in a bike shop + 'in house' employee credit account + cool boss + dealer discounts =

    hell yeah!

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    Yeah I can understand that...! Many of my mates think Im nuts P=literally! But, I guess we all have our money pits though. For some its cars, some its RC, others its wind surfing/ surfing or its stamp collecting perhaps even gambling....drinking even yet for others. However, with a budget, its a factor that very quickly reorganizes those synapsis into a state of prioritizing...hence, 200$ + for a single part is perhaps a bit crazy.

    Its a mad world though...





    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197
    I ride a Giant. Read my sig.

    I said I'm not impressed because I don't comprehend how one can spend so much on a bike. I can't. I barely make 14K a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beavola
    yeah, but; working in a bike shop + 'in house' employee credit account + cool boss + dealer discounts =

    hell yeah!

    Slick move, huh! Such envious privilege!
    Quote Originally Posted by jcatienza
    There was no need to scare potential buyers and burn bridges "buddy"
    Tell me now, what's Product testing all bout then?

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    3 days to go...

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    ... and if we just ... Its Here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Holy S@#% Its Here Already! I Just Picked It Up This Morning. They Told Me Two Weeks But It Only Took 3 Days..go Figure! Shes Awsome. Ill Have Pics Up Tomorrow.

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    Bring it on lol...bike porn, onagaiishimasu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sim2u
    onagaiishimasu.
    ???

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    Sorry...basically that means "Please" in Japanese.

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    box will be shipped from Rotterdam this morning......

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    she will arrive tomorrow at our shop...
    this feels a littel bit like the last nights waiting for christmas when i was a little boy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coach417
    Congrats, I will find out tomorrow, what it will cost me to buy a Trance X frame and transfer over all components from my '07 Reign 1. I think this will be a perfect bike for my riding style. The Reign was overkill, but still very comfortable to ride.
    I'm thinking of the same thing. I just need to get a Fox F120 fork along with it and the rest of my stuff can be swapped. I posted the same rookie question on another thread, since I'm new to the whole Giant scene (coming from the Specialized world), but haven't seen a headset like this before. Not sure what that "cone-shaped" thing for a headset is for. Is that mandatory for this frame?

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    ... and if we just ... Bike Porn Time

    Here she is just when I got her home. Took her out over the weekend. WOW! what an awsome bike.




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    I hope there are no wierd porn DVD's in the background there...ha ha ha...J/K

    WOW...that is a VERY nice bike my friend...very sweet. **CONGRADULATIONS**

    Your going to love it...with a capital "R" for...

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    Yeah, I am excited for you. I keep checkinng this post for updates, thanks for the pictures.

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    I've got some pictures from the weekend ride I'll try and get up tonight.

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    That's a very nice bike. Those pictures make the bike look far better than the ones on Giant's site. What size is she?

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    Still not impressed....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197
    Still not impressed....
    Thank you. We're all refreshed and challenged by your unique point of view

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    Ha ha ha...funny chap! Dont worry guys, I think he's just being sarcastic in a funny way.

    Still not impressed with his replies, he he he J/K



    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197
    Still not impressed....

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    Love the pictures. I may have to hit the streets and sell some crack to get this bike. Now if I only knew where to buy some crack to sell....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197
    Still not impressed....
    I think I detect a hint of jealously there.

    There will always be people who can afford a better bike / car / house than you. You just have to be a man about it, give credit where credit's due and accept that's the way the world is. Making bitter comments because someone's got a nicer bike than you just makes you look silly.

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    Nice pix! I certainly love mine. Only bad thing is that I can't find enough time to ride!

    Congrats!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumping Bean
    I think I detect a hint of jealously there.

    There will always be people who can afford a better bike / car / house than you. You just have to be a man about it, give credit where credit's due and accept that's the way the world is. Making bitter comments because someone's got a nicer bike than you just makes you look silly.
    That's true. But that's not all that upsets me. The current trend that you have to have a dual suspension bike worth over 2 grand is also something that gets my goat.

    My hardtail serves me just fine.
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    Yeah thats true...!

    I think idealy it really does not matter though, so just ignore those kinds of peeps Kona0197.

    I see so many younger riders gap jumping, doing all kinds of trick not yet thought of on bikes less expensive and durable than a chinese mama-cherrie (thats one of those REALLY old looking grandma bikes with the funky rack...ha ha ha).

    Seriously though, dont let anyone rub it in your face that they have a more expensive variety of bike...! For me, I dont really care if someone has any high-end-metal or not, I just care about the persons attitude and skill...THATS it.

    When some guys get on the trail with their high-end-metal, they like to brag about it as if they are as good as their bike (very rare that is). Its just a MTB elitist mentality, yet its more focusing on the actual product rather than the skill or ideology behind MTB. I think most human events usually have some kind of hierarchy involved...we just cant seem to evolve past possession really and greed.

    So I say (and RARELY do swear but I am going to here) F#%k those kinds of poeple and NEVER come onto any trail I ride or you (those kinds of people) will soon be evicted from your bike with a quick rear tyre tail whip to the head ...ha ha ha, then I can laugh at your VERY expensive bike go cartwheeling down the MT as you land on your arse.


    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197
    That's true. But that's not all that upsets me. The current trend that you have to have a dual suspension bike worth over 2 grand is also something that gets my goat.

    My hardtail serves me just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rydog9991
    Here she is just when I got her home. Took her out over the weekend. WOW! what an awsome bike.




    Great choice for a new bike!! Giant has done an awesome job with the suspension and the wieght is great for a 5 inch travel bike. I saw that you were a little worried about the Race Face cranks. How do you like them so far? I put a set on one of my bikes and was impressed. Enjoy your new ride

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    Raceface cranks = I have found them to have quite a bit of flex in them and the outside bearing cover - which is made of some kind of non-durable plastic; brakes incredibly fast and VERY easy.

    IN a nutshell, they are just an average product at the moment.I changed my RFCranks to the new 08 XT on my XO at the moment - pics later; and I could immediately notice the different.

    But yes...GREAT bike for its size and context. It also looks better than 90% of any other bike out there again, in its context. Mojo SL is a VERY sweet bike indeed.

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    They are OK. I also dont like the plastic bearing cover though. They will work fine for now. I have'nt noticed the flex like Sim2u yet though. I'll use them until they break, then I'll probably also throw on some xt's. But I'll give it Race Face they make a bad ass looking set of cranks, no matter how good or bad they may work. And, we are just out here for looks anyways right?.....

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    I agree with your statement on the RFCranks and so does my LBS. Looking on Ebay the RFCranks are selling for $200, which is what a pair of XTCrancks are going for. I am going to sell th cranks on Ebay to help fund the XT Cranks.

    I hope to upgrade the cranks before I even get on the bike. I also plan on buying a Carbon Low ride handle bar. Anyone out there reccomend a carbon bar?

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    Repetition denotes recognition...

    yeah I had mine even before getting the bike...just had no time to put them on. Besides, I wanted to try the RFCranks out a bit as I had not used that model yet...pass!!!! XT is the way to go.

    here we go...some pics:


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