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    Leader

    I've got a 20" Giant Trance dual suspension. It was a show bike for Giant, and our Giant rep sold it to me for CHEAP and it's got a good component spec, but a dually in my area is too much. The wheelbase is too long, which hinders my handling in the technical courses and slows me down a little bit in races.

    So yeah, I want to swap everything to a hardtail, but I'm short on cash, and can't afford an XTC even with an employee purchase. How are those hardtail Leader frames on the Bay?
    Does anyone have one? Thanks.

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    Nope...but you could sell your Trance frame for plenty of cash'ola to afford a decent hardtail...say an OnOne.

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    When in doubt, style it out.

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    If you got the Giant for cheap enough, can you sell it for a profit or is it too used at this point?
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    Trance is a great bike; I think you're better off moving.

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    I agree, the Trance is a badass bike, and I like it, but it doesn't suit the riding that I do.
    I would like to keep it for a 24 hour race I'm doing later this year...
    Decisions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonKarter21 View Post
    I agree, the Trance is a badass bike, and I like it, but it doesn't suit the riding that I do.
    I would like to keep it for a 24 hour race I'm doing later this year...
    Decisions.
    You're kinda where I was at. I went from HT's to a Jamis XLT b/c I love dually's. I couldn't enjoy my terrain all that much, so I went back to a hardtail...then I tried a freeride hardtail setup...but got back to that place where I knew that I'd have more fun on a smaller sled. I'm back to pretty much a light AM HT.

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    You say you got the trance from your rep? So you work in a shop right? If so, isn't there anything else you could scrounge up there. I know the shop I part time at would look at me funny (and a few evil eyes) if I bought a cheapo online frame when I could get the same deal on something through the shop.


    Like Chelboed said, AM HT is the way to go, at least for most of the country.

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