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  • For a major bike brand, I don’t know a single person who has ever owned one and can’t recall ever seeing anyone out on the trails riding one.

    Where are they all?

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    glory is probably one of the most popular DH bikes. plenty of faiths and reigns too.

    i rode soe at a demo day, absolutely loved them

    reign x1 just makes you act like a fool, there is no limit to the size of drop off you’ll attempt on it, you just ride off, relax, and soak up the landings.

    anthem-x its hard to describe how fast that bike is!

    Smee
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    Not quite as quick as an Anthem though.

    timdrayton
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    anthem, loved mine, miss it

    hugh_b
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    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!
    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.

    Premier Icon orena45
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    Where’s Olly when ya need him?!

    colande
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    see plenty of trances,

    I have an xtc

    Dasha
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    Try getting out more often! 😕

    nbt
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    Graham Foster has two, Ian…

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    ^ what dasha says!

    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… 😉 )

    MtbCol
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    Got a Faith, great fun to ride ( as long as it’s pointing down a gert big hill)

    Premier Icon Terra
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    I had an NRS2, even did a fortnight in Les Gets with it.

    MrSmith
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    i have a trance-x, don’t get to ride it much but i know a few people who have the ordinary trance. great VFM.

    Well I got the Trance3 & with a few nips & tucks here & there its a brilliant bike – the rest of the stuff will just get changed when it breaks/wears out.What mrsmith said about VFM.

    will
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    got a giant nrs 2, really good bike, both my brother and dad have nrs 1s as well, brother also has a ac. i love giant bikes thunk there great, and also quite common 😆

    daim
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    On my second Reign X 🙂

    Love em!

    caledonia
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    Original Trance 4 here !
    Love it, Love it, Love it !

    atlaz
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    Got a trance in the shed begging to be built up

    loddrik
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    Giant really do have the crappest colour schemes IMO, i am talking in general, not specifically

    emac65
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    07 Trance 1 & a NRS2.By far the best bikes I’ve ridden & I’ve tried a few……..

    Next bike will be the Anthem

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    There’s three in my garage, maybe that’s where they’ve all gone?

    It started with an Anthem (now sold) and led on to a Trance and a Reign – and my wife has an XTC.

    I love the Maestro suspension, and I quite like the low-key image.

    oldgit
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    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.
    Very good VFM I think, though I agree about the paint schemes however the quality is very good.

    oldgit
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    Carbon & retro in one pic

    RooleyMoor
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    I had a giant boulder alu-shock. It lasted for quite a few years. When I got my Orange I kept the frame as I was going to build it up into a SS/Hack bike, but Mrs R reversed over it.

    End of frame.

    BTW, it looks like OldGit has all the Giants!

    oldgit
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    Hell they even grow on trees round these parts.

    oldgit
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    Building one of these into a race bike right now.

    mieszko
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    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 🙂

    loddrik
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    Oldgit,

    what is the green hardtail?

    oldgit
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    loddrik
    A very early On-One Inbred singlespeed.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    OK, here you go. ’08 Reign and ’08 Trance, both heavily customised. Quite good looking bikes I think…

    oldgit
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    How do you post multiple pics in one go? If I cut and paste the previous pic dissapears

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Have you tried using the IMG button above the reply box?

    oldgit
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    Chakaping if this happens I’m blaming you.

    RooleyMoor
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    awww I want another Giant. Full sus this time…

    squiff
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    I love my Trance, but i am going to get some new forks, cranks, hubs rims soon.

    squiff
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    Thats better

    Olly
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    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!

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