Show me your….. Giant Trance
2007 vintage with 130 forks although I’ve also used 140 forks on it. bloody brilliant bike which could handle a hell of a lot. Unfortunately its a frame only at the moment and in my attic. but no i’m not selling! will replace bearings and rebuild it one day. love it.Posted 6 years ago
MoseyMTB – Member
He means they are all Trance X not the original Trance frames. It was a shorter travel frame that came before the Trance X.
Olly – Member
neither none of them are trances!
im am however struggling to find a picture of my genuine actual Trance.
Pedantic ****Posted 6 years ago
pedantic indeed 🙂
nwill1, The giants all use the same type of linkage, which while being a little complicated (10 bearings to look after on mine 🙁 ) it does work incredibly well.
they all climb excellently, the suspension ecomes more pert when pedalling, but is raaather plush on descents.
copes with hits as well as any bike, but copes with buzz and general roughness better than most ive ridden.
as for which one, they are all the same, with travel increments increasing in inches, and as the travel gets longer, they get slacker and a bit stronger (though none of them are heavy, the big ones can be built obscenely light for what they are.
current range, iirc
Anthem X: 100mm XC (replaced the original Trance, which was slightly more trail orientated)
Trance X, 5″
Reign : 6″
Reign X: 7″
Glory, 8″ (replaced by the faith) freeridey
Glory DH 8″ DH
Pick your travel pretty much!
I know a few people who want a “big bike that can go uphill” as one bike to rule them all.
ie: still be “rideable” but be capable of playing around on DH tracks, and rideable in the Alps etc etc
Reign X seems to be the weapon of choicePosted 6 years ago
nwill1 – Member
Tell me about these trance x’s – I’m starting to think about full suss. I ride a 4x play bike for everythink but do lots of mini DH & trail centers. How are these for all Round leaning towards heavy stuff? Particularly like rob Hughes with the pikes!
As Olly says, awesome bikes.Posted 6 years ago
They also take a 140mm fork very wellbikewhispererMember
I got a frame for £400 when Giant were clearing out the first ones in 2006. It was a horrible blue, so I got it painted and gave it to my arty mate to doodle over before getting it clearcoated.Posted 6 years ago
It’s now got 120mm Rebas and has had the shock fettled by Pace. It’s great downhill. It’s a bit flexy and heavy compared to newer bikes, but still pedals well.
Some have questioned my colour choice, but it looks great when plastered in mud!
I know of a couple of guys who’ve stuck pikes on there trance X.Dual air u-turn to keep the weight down.They are the best fork by far on these bikes.
You end up with a very agile bike with an extremely stiff front end.710mm easton havocs and a 70mm x4 now and it,s perfect.
Absolutely love mine as it,s so good to ride.Prefer it over my spicy if i,m honest.
(sounds like you’ve never ridden a proper trance! )Posted 6 years ago
Do you mean the 100mm one.?
Prefer a bit more travel out back hence the trance X.
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