I’ve seen a fair few at Swinley, i ride a brand new 06 trance 2 (old stock) which I’ve upgraded/changed the bits i didn’t want. Some great deals to be had at pauls cycles on them. Mine was the last 06 trance 2 which had nearly £1000 off rrp!Posted 9 years ago
A friend rides a brand new 08 trance x2 also.
Near me the decent local bike-shop is a giant and trek main dealer so you always see them around on the local trails.shinsplintsMember
08 Trance here…..loves it.Rode a friends XTC 1 before I got the Trance & loved that too so when the Trance came up at a bargaintastic price I had to get it.Don’t think theres much 08 stock around now & certainly not for the steal I got mine for (& off someone famous aswell… 😉 )Posted 9 years ago
Building an XTC up now and my son has my SCR Ltd road bike.
Had the older XTC 80mm hardtail, an NRS Carbon and Trance 1 though I kept buying too small. The old Trance was dynamite.Posted 9 years ago
Very good VFM I think, though I agree about the paint schemes however the quality is very good.mieszkoMember
I had a ATX 850 (my first proper bike), than got a ATX 880 (same as Team frame but not Team paint). Damn light and quick. Always wanted a NRS, some were available, didn’t have money, got cash no tidy ones available. Eventually fell in love with my Kinesis, tryng some FX G-zero from Scott and Fuel Ex full sussers but a bit too much for XC. Giant was spot on and lighter than my mates S-works 🙂
Loved my Giant bikes, they were just flying uphill, never had the chance to test the NRS though. I was planning to buy a Trance but for what I’m riding now my current HT is more than enough.
Selling the ATX 880 was my biggest mistake. If the guy who bought the frame is reading this I want to buy it back 😀
Upgraded to full XT and CrossRides + FSA finishing kit and RS Duke fork loved it 🙂Posted 9 years agoOllyMember
HERE I AM
ive got 3 currently, have owned 4 in total, and persuaded the (smelly ex) gf to buy one too (tiny sized TeamXtC, light as hell and rapid as fook)
initially blind loyalty, but they really are ace IMO, if a little dull to look at.
for the money, no other company gives you more. fact. and since theyve got rid of that crap suntour stuff and gone to RS for thier forks, theres not a lot to criticise a complete-bike-buy about.
XtC was bike of the year in 05 (ive got one of them)
Maestro system, unlike many (though not all) companies, hasnt been fiddled with in quite a few years. they dont need “the new best thing” when something works that well.
Trance is an absoloute weapon 😀
hankering after something chunkier to complement it next, a smallish reign X praps
Keeping it fleet!Posted 9 years ago
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