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2013 Giant Trance X 3 Bike (discontinued)

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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.


Product Giant Trance X 3 Bike
Model Year 2013
Riding Type Cross Country, Trail
Rider Unisex
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
Wheel Size 26"
Frame Material Aluminum
Frame Material Details ALUXX SL-Grade Aluminum, Maestro Suspension
Rear Travel 127mm
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
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
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
Seatpost Diameter 30.9mm
Seatpost Clamp
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions
Max. Tire Size
Bottle Cage Mounts
Colors White/Black/Red
Weight N/A
Price $1,550
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