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Old 11-20-08, 11:27 PM
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Giant Trance X 0 2009 - Feedback

All,

I am looking to purchase a new trail bike in the coming months and am seriously considering splashing out on a Giant Trance X 0.....

Anyone own one out there and love it? Anyone riden one and hated it?

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Old 11-21-08, 12:03 AM
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I haven't done more than a quick test ride, but definitely a sweet bike. One of our customers has one and the only complaint I've heard is that the disc brakes felt too powerful coming from his old setup.
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I own a Giant Maestro bike (not a TX0), and I say the Maestro suspension works brilliantly, read MTBR for reviews, most of it are honest reviews with possibly some trolls.

You can't go wrong with a Trance X0, just make sure you got the right size. A good bike might feel bad to you if its geometry is wrong And don't worry about how the brakes feel and such, its just component, you will get used to it or you will end up swapping it for something better.
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Originally Posted by wheelhot View Post
read MTBR for reviews
Yes, waste your time reading worthless ramblings from over-excited first time buyers that have owned the product for 3 days and have nothing to compare their experience to except Xmart.

I see your advice is still glimmering.
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huh? Well yeah you can say over-excited and etc. but they do post a proper pro and con and the number of bike used/owns improved the reviewer credibility. And at least after those reviews it will give you an idea if that bike is good or not.
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Old 11-24-08, 03:24 AM
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Cheers

Thanks for the feedback....

I have been to the local to test ride a X2 and it feels okay...I have read the reviews from a number of sites but getting some really conflicting stories, espcially on the Fox rear suspension...I'll keep reading the forums...

tried out a Commencal Meta the other day...fun bike...but riding around in carparks does not help me decide.

Thanks again.
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don't worry about the components, it is meant to be swapped.
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don't worry about the components, it is meant to be swapped.
???I can't believe anyone comes here for advice.
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well cause the op says he worried about the fox shock that's why I say don't worry about the components.
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Oh, those? Those are just the test-ride cranks. The customer usually swaps on their on favorite kind once they buy.
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well cause the op says he worried about the fox shock that's why I say don't worry about the components.
Wow.....really? So the fox is just a thow away component?
..and the dumbass answers just keep on keeping on.
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erm...I didn say that, I just say that it is swappable, if the OP find that the Fox shox have problem he can have it swapped with a different shock or change it to RS Monarch or DT Swiss.
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Originally Posted by mtnbiker66 View Post
Wow.....really? So the fox is just a thow away component?
..and the dumbass answers just keep on keeping on.


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erm...I didn say that, I just say that it is swappable, if the OP find that the Fox shox have problem he can have it swapped with a different shock or change it to RS Monarch or DT Swiss.
Ha Ha Yeah! C'mon 66, try to stay with the train of thought here! He He
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erm...I didn say that, I just say that it is swappable, if the OP find that the Fox shox have problem he can have it swapped with a different shock or change it to RS Monarch or DT Swiss.
RS Monarch and DT Swiss are the "gold standard" now for rear suspension...that Fox crap is for beginners.
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RS Monarch and DT Swiss are the "gold standard" now for rear suspension...that Fox crap is for beginners.
huh?
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huh?
There ya go.
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Duhhh?
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