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    Senior Member crgowo's Avatar
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    Giant trance or Reign anyone?

    I was just curious if anyone has had a chance to ride Giants new bikes for 05. The suspension looks very similar to IH dw-link hollowpoints but dunno for sure. They are nice looking bikes anyhow.
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    I have one of the new 05 giant hardtails but havent had a chance to ride one of the new full sus bikes. Although i was speaking to one of the guys at my LBS who said that the people who had already bought them had given good feedback on the ride. I also doubt that it was just some sales pitch as i had already put my bike on order with a deposit.

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    Senior Member crgowo's Avatar
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    Id like to see one in person. I dont think my lbs has them in stock yet.
    heres the link btw
    http://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/030....asp?range=188

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    Got to try a Trance One Today, did not like the ride at all and looking at the area where the bottom bracket yolk is, there is no chance in hell I'd get one.
    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
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    I have Trance 2 which won the 4" FS of the year award, nice sweet ride (in the snow) can't wait until it drys up

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    The Trance is probably the best riding FS bike I have ever ridden (years, nay, decades beyond the NRS), but I will say the shock mount gives me huge concern. It is VERY thin, and doesn't look like its really reinforced in any manner. Then there is the entirely open hollow downtube... after a year I will probably buy one if there are no major issues, but as of right now I'm a bit nervous of the whole shock mount/BB area.
    commuter turned bike mechanic turned commuter (also a Velocity USA employee, but this is my personal account)

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    haha...for a second I was about to say...Kona hates...Seely loves....but I can see even seely has his doubts.
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