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2015 Giant Trance 27.5 3 vs 2014 RM Element 930

Old 06-02-15, 09:58 AM
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2015 Giant Trance 27.5 3 vs 2014 RM Element 930

Sold my 2011 Kona Caldera last year. It didn't see much use.

I'm looking at getting my first FS bike. Got a deposit down for a 2015 Giant Trance 27.5 3. Local bike shop knocked $200 off the listed price. Will pick it up when it's sunny later on in the week.

I also noticed that another local bike shop has a 2014 RM Element 930 for clearance. Haven't gone in to check out the bike yet.

May ride the occasional trail and off-road here and there. Which one would you pick?

With a 2x10 for the Giant, would I miss the 3x up front?
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Old 06-02-15, 06:58 PM
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You might miss the 3x upfront if you are riding long flats and need the speed. I went from 3x9 to 2x10 and just ride off-road trails and even in the short flats, 2x10 gives me enough speed.
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