Trance fork travel
To cut a long story short. I recently found a crack in my Anthem x4 (2010). Still covered by Giant warranty, so no problem, until I found out there is no replacement frame until December.
Giant have offered me two alternatives.
Either a 2014 anthem x1 which is 27.5. Cant see there being much difference. Anyone ran 26in wheels on 27.5 frame?
2013 Trance X1. My 100mm fork is compatible seemingly, but I dont think its in keeping with the rest of the bike and going to obviously change the angles too much.
I want to go for the trance, so i’m looking into forks for the bike. The trance came with adjustable travel forks. These look way out my budget. I’m going to consider second hand. Any opinions on travel length to go for. Any Trance owners what to share their thoughts.Posted 4 years agoretro83Member
I’ve had 130, 140 and 150mm forks on mine.
130 is nippy, handling-wise. Great in woodland singletrack etc. BB a bit low, so not ideal for rocky stuff as you keep whacking the pedals.
150 makes it unstoppable through rocks, it just ploughs over anything. Picks up speed like nothing else. Bit wooly on tight singletrack as you’d expect.Posted 4 years agoretro83Member
wheeliegood – Member
Retro83, did you think 140 was a good compromise between handling and hitting the heavy stuff, or would you recommend picking either 130 or 150 depending on what I want the bike to do? cheers
Yeah 140 was just in the middle really, perfectly fine, but i preferred it at 130/150. The best thing is a dual air 150mm Revelation which can be spacer’d down to 140 or 130.Posted 4 years ago
I decided I like it best at 150 for the type of riding i do mostly now, so I’ve sold my Revs and put in coil Sektors.
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