Giant Trance- What size do you ride?
2008 trance X2, medium, 75mm stem, 5′ 11″. Yes it is fairly short feeling compared with many bikes, but I adapted quickly. It’s also quite up at the front, but if that bothers you, all the spacers can be chucked and you can saw the steerer down. I quite like the view though. I do recommend a test ride.Posted 8 years ago
compromises your seat-dropping ability to just 4″
oooh, have they changed design for the current ones then ?
(my 06 or 07 one drops right down I’m sure)
6ft1, large with a 60-90 stem long fork and inline post (I just like inline posts) – don’t use for “chucking” but I reckon it’d do just fine with a ded short stem & a layback
oh, and I think you’re maybe measuring your chameleon wrong (I’ve never owned one but that’s a whole inch shorter than the current model in large)Posted 8 years agomboySubscriber
hora, hopefully this should help you…
If you’ve been measuring the “actual” TT length, then that can be pretty misleading. Would suggest that Effective TT length is more appropriate, though by no means an absolute reference for bike fit.
Regarding lengths, the Medium Trance is only 0.1″ shorter than the Large SC Chameleon. Would suggest that you’re unlikely to notice this difference! Trance has a steep seat tube angle too, so you can always get away with a layback seatpost for a touch more length in the cockpit if required.Posted 8 years ago
HoraPosted 8 years ago
I already have another 2 “steeds”!
A Hummer and a Whyte E5.
I have the Whyte built up fairly light and the Trance a bit burlier (130mm forks, 2.4 Advantage etc)and was thinking of putting some Pikes on it too!
I am seriously considering a Hemlock (me and Deejay off here are hoping to demo one in the Peaks in April) and I also like the look of the Lapierre’s but funds dont currently allow.
I take it you are after a frame only?
If I do take the plunge I would probably be selling frame only but dont have a real timescale in mind yet.
You could try and persuade me 😉
HoraPosted 8 years ago
Not really given it much thought until your thread made me think about a new bike 😆
I have been really happy with it and love the way it rides, I can understand why you want one.
Although it is an 06 I actually bought it as a brand new whole bike in JUly 07 and then transferred parts over.
The shock hasn’t been serviced but it has had bearings replaced and new shock bushings.
Top of my head figure is about £300 plus postage at cost.
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