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Giant Trance 2012 -140mm

97th choice97th choice Posts: 2,305
edited March 2014 in Your mountain bikes
A couple of months old, stock spec apart from new maxxis high roller rubber.

Link to giant website spec here.

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  • chez_m356chez_m356 Posts: 1,893
      is that a bell on your bars ? :shock: do you know how much extra weight that adds ? :lol:
      very nice bike you have there mate, nice to see some dirty pics for a change :D
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  • whats it like to ride ive just got the 2013 giant trance X3 ( same spec as the 2012 X4 model) which i haven't been out on yet due to not having some where safe to keep it after my last bike was stolen .

    i do like the look of the Trance especially yours in black with white forks
    falling off doesn't hurt....its the landing that hurts


    FS Giant Trance X3 (2013)
    FS Specialized Camber 2011 (2011)=(stolen)
    HT Merlin Malt one (sold)
  • 97th choice97th choice Posts: 2,305
    chez_m356 wrote:
      is that a bell on your bars ? :shock: do you know how much extra weight that adds ? :lol:
      very nice bike you have there mate, nice to see some dirty pics for a change :D

    Lol! Yes, it also gets used on family bike rides with the youngest strapped into a wee ride so a bell comes in handy.
    Too-ra-loo-ra, too-ra-loo-rye, aye

    Giant Trance
    Radon ZR 27.5 Race
    Btwin Alur700
    Merida CX500
  • 97th choice97th choice Posts: 2,305
    SUPERSUTT wrote:
    whats it like to ride ive just got the 2013 giant trance X3 ( same spec as the 2012 X4 model) which i haven't been out on yet due to not having some where safe to keep it after my last bike was stolen .

    i do like the look of the Trance especially yours in black with white forks

    My completely unbiased opinion is that it is brilliant, take a look at my pre buying thread for a few opinions

    viewtopic.php?f=20005&t=12878354
    Too-ra-loo-ra, too-ra-loo-rye, aye

    Giant Trance
    Radon ZR 27.5 Race
    Btwin Alur700
    Merida CX500
  • good looking bike
  • mikeyj28mikeyj28 Posts: 991
    Looks good although I love the anthem a little more ;)
    Constantly trying to upgrade my parts.It is a long road ahead as things are so expensive for little gain. n+1 is always the principle in my mind.
  • SUPERSUTTSUPERSUTT Posts: 292
    Liking the comments on both threads can't wait to get out in my new trance to
    Try it out now really itching to get out .
    Plus get my fitness back up Benin so long now since my camber was stolen
    falling off doesn't hurt....its the landing that hurts


    FS Giant Trance X3 (2013)
    FS Specialized Camber 2011 (2011)=(stolen)
    HT Merlin Malt one (sold)
  • 97th choice97th choice Posts: 2,305
    A few pics taken last night on the new Dafyyd Davies designed trails at Castlewellan, Co. Down

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    Too-ra-loo-ra, too-ra-loo-rye, aye

    Giant Trance
    Radon ZR 27.5 Race
    Btwin Alur700
    Merida CX500
  • mrleemrlee Posts: 499
    Nice 8) My mate just bought a 2013 x3. He's yet to get it dirty though, lol. Think I prefer last year's colours though
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    nice bike
    nice photo's
  • SUPERSUTTSUPERSUTT Posts: 292
    mrlee wrote:
    Nice 8) My mate just bought a 2013 x3. He's yet to get it dirty though, lol. Think I prefer last year's colours though
    Ive got the 2013 x3 and not really liking the colours myself but really like the bike rides beautiful its much better than the camber i had previous
    falling off doesn't hurt....its the landing that hurts


    FS Giant Trance X3 (2013)
    FS Specialized Camber 2011 (2011)=(stolen)
    HT Merlin Malt one (sold)
  • Kowalski675Kowalski675 Posts: 4,412
    I love the colourscheme on the 2013 Trance X3 (and X2).
  • 97th choice97th choice Posts: 2,305
    2013 x2 is a great spec, they even swapped all the SRAM kit to shimano.
    Too-ra-loo-ra, too-ra-loo-rye, aye

    Giant Trance
    Radon ZR 27.5 Race
    Btwin Alur700
    Merida CX500
  • Kowalski675Kowalski675 Posts: 4,412
    Fox CTD front and rear too (with 15mm front axle), lovely looking bike in the white/black/blue colourscheme.

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  • SUPERSUTTSUPERSUTT Posts: 292
    i think the 2013 X3 would look better with white forks not black
    falling off doesn't hurt....its the landing that hurts


    FS Giant Trance X3 (2013)
    FS Specialized Camber 2011 (2011)=(stolen)
    HT Merlin Malt one (sold)
  • PashleyRiderPashleyRider Posts: 180
    Nice! Just built up a Trance myself and it is rather nice
  • mcnultycopmcnultycop Posts: 2,143
    I'm glad the bell has gone.
  • 97th choice97th choice Posts: 2,305
    I have an iPhone app instead
    Too-ra-loo-ra, too-ra-loo-rye, aye

    Giant Trance
    Radon ZR 27.5 Race
    Btwin Alur700
    Merida CX500
  • 97th choice97th choice Posts: 2,305
    Just fitted my new dropper post, and its now got the type 2 x9 rear mech which really helps with chain slap and chain drop. need to upgrade the tyres as they are the manufacturer supplied "performance" nobby nics, and fit my new charge spoon seat if/when it arrives. But I'm pretty damn happy with her.

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    Too-ra-loo-ra, too-ra-loo-rye, aye

    Giant Trance
    Radon ZR 27.5 Race
    Btwin Alur700
    Merida CX500
  • Brown sauceBrown sauce Posts: 111
    Nice, looks really good.

    How do u get on with the Giant dropper post? I have been looking at them. I'm thinking about the Thompson one at the moment.
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  • 97th choice97th choice Posts: 2,305
    Haven't used it in anger yet but it's any easy enough fit as the frame guides are already there. It works smoothly enough and doesn't punch your nads on the way back up. I put some tape over the exposed bit where you can have a lever instead of a remote as censored can get in.

    It seems well made but the proof will be how long it holds out before a service is required
    Too-ra-loo-ra, too-ra-loo-rye, aye

    Giant Trance
    Radon ZR 27.5 Race
    Btwin Alur700
    Merida CX500
  • worb68worb68 Posts: 75
    I tried to find one of these but couldnt find them. Ended up with the 2012 Trance X4. Where did you get your dropper post from and which one?
  • 97th choice97th choice Posts: 2,305
    It's the giant contact switch, got it on eBay for £120.00 :D
    Too-ra-loo-ra, too-ra-loo-rye, aye

    Giant Trance
    Radon ZR 27.5 Race
    Btwin Alur700
    Merida CX500
  • worb68worb68 Posts: 75
    Thanks - nice bike BTW
  • guandaxguandax Posts: 44
    The Trance is defo a looker.
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  • SUPERSUTTSUPERSUTT Posts: 292
    just got myself a nice set of 140mm fox float fit in white for my 2013 trance x3. i will post some photos once there fitted
    falling off doesn't hurt....its the landing that hurts


    FS Giant Trance X3 (2013)
    FS Specialized Camber 2011 (2011)=(stolen)
    HT Merlin Malt one (sold)
  • 97th choice97th choice Posts: 2,305
    Bit of an update on the cumulative upgrades.

    Fitted 720mm crank brothers iodine bars and 60mm stem
    Hans dampf evo tubeless 2.35 tyres
    1x10 conversation with Raceface narrow wide 34t chainring, which survived a test run through the rock garden pictured.

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    Got some 140mm forks on order, then I'm finished spending money for a while....hopefully.
    Too-ra-loo-ra, too-ra-loo-rye, aye

    Giant Trance
    Radon ZR 27.5 Race
    Btwin Alur700
    Merida CX500
  • mali01mali01 Posts: 81
    looks great. i have a zee mech and RF narrow wide on order.
  • mali01mali01 Posts: 81
    How are you finding the Hans Dampf's?

    Are they ok on the rear for clearance?
  • 97th choice97th choice Posts: 2,305
    Fine, they were pretty close to the chain line when the granny ring was on but never had any issues.

    They are heavy and draggy mind, but tons of grip in the winter
    Too-ra-loo-ra, too-ra-loo-rye, aye

    Giant Trance
    Radon ZR 27.5 Race
    Btwin Alur700
    Merida CX500
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