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Giant Trance X3 2011

CubicCubic Posts: 594
edited January 2012 in Your mountain bikes
Hi, I'm new to mountain biking, but have been a roadie for a few years. I picked up this beauty last week with a big discount from Paul's Cycles, having had a test ride on one before.

I took her to Castell Coch, by Cardiff, at the weekend with my brother and she seems to ride beautifully in my untrained opinion!


I know I have a lot of skills to learn and I need to build my confidence for the steeper trails. My local routes are going to be around the Surrey Hills and Swinley Forest, so if anyone can recommend some good routes to learn the essentials, I would be very grateful!

Frame: Giant Trance X3, medium, 2011
Forks: Fox F125 RL-11
Shock: Fox Float R
Bars: Giant Connect TR riser
Stem: Giant Connect

Front Brake Lever: Avid Elixir 3
Front Caliper: Avid Elixir 3
Rear Brake Lever: Avid Elixir 3
Rear Caliper: Avid Elixir 3

Shifters: Shimano SLX 30 speed
Front Mech: Shimano SLX
Rear Mech: Shimano SLX Shadow

Seat: Fizik Gobi XM Manganese Rails
Seat Post: Giant Connect

Cranks: Shimano M552
Chainring(s): 24/32/42
Chain: Shimano HG74
Cassette: Shimano HG81 11-36
Pedals: Shimano M540
Bottom Bracket: Shimano Integrated Press Fit

Rims: Giant S-XC2 DW aluminium
Spokes: Stainless Steel
Hubs: Shimano M475 rear, Giant Tracker front
Tyres: Kenda Nevegal 26x2.1" Stick E/DTC

Weight: ?


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