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2013 Giant Trance X 29er 2 Bike (discontinued)

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2013 Giant Trance X 29er 2 Bike 2013 Trance_X_29er_2
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

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    “Climbing and decending machine”

    The Good: Climbs like a beast, descends like beast, comfortable geometry, solid stock tires, cheap price point.

    The Bad: stock wheels are heavy, x7 front derailleur is shit and x5 rear isn't much better

    Overall Review:

    I want to start off by saying that if you are looking for a bike that will do everything at under $2000 this is the bike for you. I have had this bike for 7 months now and have about 600 hard miles on it. I have had only one issue and that was the x7 front derailleur getting so out of whack it had to be replaced, but sram sent me a new upgraded x7 model for free and I haven't had a problem since. As for the riding experience this bike provides, it will do equally as well on a long steep climb as it will on a easier DH trail. I have ridden everything from the slick rock of Sedona and Moab to the high alpine trails of Northern Arizona and the rocky desert of southern Arizona and at no point did I feel like the capabilities of this bike held me back. I would even go so far to say that this this could be comfortably ridden a day in a bike park or even entered in an XC race. With the upgrades of a carbon Niner 710 bar, a Fox D.O.S.S. dropper post and tubeless conversion It is weighting in at around 32lbs but with a nice wheel set it will easily go below 30 epically with out a dropper post. For the price nothing could beat it.

    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry


    Model Year 2013
    Riding Type Cross Country, Trail
    Sizes and Geometry

    XS/14.5, S/16, M/18, L/20, XL/22 View Geometry

    Size XS/14.5 S/16 M/18 L/20 XL/22
    Top Tube Length 21.7 22.4 23.4 24.1 25
    Head Tube Angle 69.5 69.5 69.5 69.5 69.5
    Head Tube Length 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.3
    Seat Tube Angle 74 73 73 73 73
    Seat Tube Length 14.5 16 18 20 22
    Bottom Bracket Height
    Chainstay Length 17.8 17.8 17.8 17.8 17.8
    Wheelbase 42.9 43.1 44.1 44.9 45.8
    Standover 25.2 25.4 26.4 27.2 28.1
    Frame Material ALUXX SL-Grade Aluminum, Maestro Suspension
    Rear Travel 5"
    Rear Shock RockShox Monarch
    Fork RockShox Recon Silver with 15QR Through Axle
    Fork Travel 120mm
    Head Tube Diameter 1-1/8" to 1-1/2" Taper
    Headset OverDrive
    Handlebar Giant Connect, Low Rise, 31.8mm
    Stem Giant Connect
    Brakes Shimano M395, 180mm Front / 160mm Rear Rotor
    Brake Levers Shimano M395
    Shifters Sram X5, 2x10 Speed
    Front Derailleur Sram X7
    Rear Derailleur Sram X5
    ISCG Tabs
    Cranks Sram S1000
    Chainrings 24/38 Tooth
    Bottom Bracket Sram, Press Fit
    Pedals N/A
    Chain KMC X10
    Cassette Sram PG 1030, 11-36 Tooth, 10-Speed
    Rims Giant S-XC29er 2, Doublewall
    Hubs Giant Tracker Sealed, CNC Front; Formula Sealed Bearing, 32 Hole Rear
    Spokes Stainless Steel Black, 14G
    Tires Schwalbe Nobby Nic, 29" x 2.25", Performance Folding Bead
    Saddle Giant Performance MTB
    Seatpost Giant Connect
    Seat Post Diameter 30.9mm
    Seatpost Clamp
    Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions
    Max. Tire Size
    Bottle Cage Mounts Yes
    Colors Black/Silver/Neon Yellow


    Price $1925.00
    More Info Giant website
    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry