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Old 04-21-09, 06:54 PM   #1
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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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Sette Reken

http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/177...rame-Black.htm

http://www.mtbr.com/cat/bikes/xc-har...0_1527crx.aspx

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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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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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