Giant Trance - Why so slow?
I've just returned to MTB after an absence of 15 years. My last bike was a 1990 Stumpjumper (no suspension), I've now bought myself a Giant Trance X5. Problem is, it is just so slow, almost impossible to get any any momentum on the flat and dies straight away on any incline. Is this because I am fundamentally unfit and have a romanticised view of how easily I used to fly up hills? Or have a bought a slow bike? BTW, shocks are set up fine, feel spongy to me but I've never ridden with shocks before.