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2013 Giant Trance X3 Bike

Average User Rating: (Outstanding)
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

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    “No Trail too Hard”

    The Good: This is a great all around bike. I have rode this bike in some decent downhill trails in Pennsylvania and I haven't had any problem on technical climbs and descents. I can still kill climbs going up and also can handle heavy descents in the same ride. The brakes perform great, makes it easy to get that front wheel up.

    The Bad: No ICGS tabs, Stock Pedals are garbage. Stem is too long.

    Overall Review:

    Overall this bike is a great do it all bike. I've done some nice DH on it as well as alot of climbing. Its quick in the corners and is very easy to manuver in tight singletrack. I mostly ride enduro. So far this bike has been everything I need for the way I ride. I'd like for it to have ICGS tabs but that can be remedied with an aftermarket mount from Clutch. The first thing I changed out was the stock pedals. I ditched them for the Crank Bros. Mallet DH. Another great upgrade is to replace the bushing in the top eye of the shock with needle bearings from AWS. It makes the actuation of the shock so much smoother. I can hardly feel the chudder on the trail anymore. It makes the back end very responsive. Overall this bike is great. I'd reccomend it to anyone. Granted it could use a few initial upgrades but overall for the money its hard to beat.

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

    Specifications

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

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

    Size S/16 M/18 L/20 XL/22
    Top Tube Length 22 23 24 25
    Head Tube Angle 69.5 69.5 69.5 69.5
    Head Tube Length 4.6 5 5.7 6.5
    Seat Tube Angle 73.5 73.5 73.5 73.5
    Seat Tube Length 16 18 20 22
    Bottom Bracket Height
    Chainstay Length 17.1 17.1 17.1 17.1
    Wheelbase 42.6 43.5 44.6 45.6
    Standover 28.5 30 31.2 32.4
    Reach
    Stack
    Frame Material ALUXX SL-Grade Aluminum, Maestro Suspension
    Rear Travel 5"
    Rear Shock Giant Air-R
    Fork RockShox XC32 TK Coil
    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
    Grips
    Brakes Shimano M395, 180mm Front / 160mm Rear Rotor
    Brake Levers Shimano M395
    Shifters Shimano Alivio, 3x9 Speed
    Front Derailleur Shimano Alivio
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore
    ISCG Tabs
    Chainguide
    Cranks Shimano M542
    Chainrings 22/32/44 Tooth
    Bottom Bracket Shimano, Press Fit
    Pedals Alloy Platform
    Chain KMC X10
    Cassette Sram PG 950, 11-34 Tooth, 9-Speed
    Rims Giant S-XC 2, Doublewall
    Hubs Giant Tracker Sealed Front; Formula Sealed Bearing, 32 Hole, Rear
    Spokes Stainless Steel, 14G
    Tires Schwalbe Nobby Nic, 26" x 2.25", Performance
    Saddle Giant Performance MTB
    Seatpost Giant Connect
    Seat Post Diameter 30.9mm
    Seatpost Clamp
    Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions
    Max. Tire Size
    Bottle Cage Mounts
    Colors White/Black/Red
    Warranty
    Weight

    N/A

    Miscellaneous
    Price $1550.00
    More Info Giant website
    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry