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Old 06-16-05, 01:03 PM   #1
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what's that trance 1 weigh?

Do any of you have a Giant Trance 1? If so, can you tell me the weight?
I'm shopping and I don't think lbs has one on the shelf. I'm heading there now though, just to check out a few things.
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Don't know, but over at www.mtbr.com a couple people have complained that the "weight" was a weakness.
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Old 06-16-05, 06:28 PM   #3
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Don't know, but over at www.mtbr.com a couple people have complained that the "weight" was a weakness.
Thanks. Looks like a couple owners said that. The dealer here called Giant and they said it is about 1.5-2 lb heavier than the carbon NRS which I think comes in at 25 or just under. I guess makers don't publish weights because some might fabricate numbers.
I see one guy at
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built one up with this frame to weigh 25.5 lb.

I did ride a trance 2 and NRS aluminum. The Maestro suspension is definately cushier and those reviewers seem to think it climbs great.
I think it will be hard to choose the NRS comp 1, even though it's lighter.

Here's the Trance 1 specs:
frame ALUXX Butted aluminum, 4.2" Travel. Available as a Frame Set
fork Fox FRL, 100mm travel
shock Fox Float RP3
shifters Shimano XT
front derailleur Shimano XT
rear derailleur Shimano XTR
brakes Hayes HFX-9 XC, Carbon 6" rotor
levers Hayes Carbon
cassette Shimano XT 11-34T, 9 speed
chain Shimano HG 73
cranks Race Face Deus Lp X-Type 22/32/44
BBr Race Face X-Type
rims Mavic CrossMax SL Disc, 32H
hubs Mavic CrossMax SL Disc, 32H
spokes Mavic CrossMax SL
tires Hutchinson Bulldog MRC AirLight, folding 26x2.1
handlebar Race Face Deus XC low rise
stem Race Face Deus XC
headset FSA Orbit Z, ACB
seatpost Race Face Next XC Composite, 350x30.9
saddle WTB Rocket V Stealth

I'm thinking to trade out the XTR rear and shifters with SRAM X.0 and grip shifters.
Any fat trimming suggestions?
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ya there is a lot of info on the trance in the giant form on mtbr.com. Here Is Trance thread that has links to all trance topics.
http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=107871
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ya there is a lot of info on the trance in the giant form on mtbr.com. Here Is Trance thread that has links to all trance topics.
http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=107871
I see my questions have been asked and answered before. And I am still on the cusp of a decision NRS vs Trance.
Lots of factors to consider.
Thanks for the great reference.
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