Giant Trance X sizing - What do you ride?

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Giant Trance X sizing - What do you ride?

Postby Gobs » Tue Jan 22, 2013 18:51 pm

I'm out of the country at the minute, so I can't test the bikes in person just yet, but what size do you guys ride, and how tall are you? At 5ft 6 (29 inside leg but longer in the torso) I seem to be between sizes. I've searched various threads and see people at my size with both small and mediums due to the short top tube


Thanks in advance

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Re: Giant Trance X sizing - What do you ride?

Postby WindyG » Tue Jan 22, 2013 20:27 pm

I'm 5'6" and 29" inside leg, my hardtail Scott Aspect is a medium and to be honest it is just a little bit too big for me with hardly any stand over clearance, my FS Anthem is a small and it's perfect for me, my next hardtail frame I think will end up being a small.

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Re: Giant Trance X sizing - What do you ride?

Postby RockmonkeySC » Tue Jan 22, 2013 20:33 pm

I'm 5'6" and had a medium Trance which to be honest was too small for me.

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Re: Giant Trance X sizing - What do you ride?

Postby b_real » Tue Jan 22, 2013 20:34 pm

5'8", 31/32 inside leg, Medium Trance X perfect fit.
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Re: Giant Trance X sizing - What do you ride?

Postby Briggo » Tue Jan 22, 2013 20:49 pm

RockmonkeySC wrote:I'm 5'6" and had a medium Trance which to be honest was too small for me.


So at 5' 6" you're saying you would have gone for a large? Interesting, I've tested a good fair few bikes including a trance and a large would be far too stretched out and I'm 5' 8"

I know its not all about height but averages would indicate that your other measurements would be smaller or similar, but I'm surprised none the less if that's the case.

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Re: Giant Trance X sizing - What do you ride?

Postby scarbs85 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 20:55 pm

I ride a large Trance, but then I'm 6ft. At 5'6 you'd be well stretched, but thats personal preference I guess!

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Re: Giant Trance X sizing - What do you ride?

Postby bamba » Tue Jan 22, 2013 21:26 pm

Im 5'11 and ride a medium trance 2010 model ,and is fine for me. If it was a road bike I would probably take a large,obviously being a mtb,some more space for movement under you is better.You can always make a smaller bike fit bigger,but not the other way round.

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Re: Giant Trance X sizing - What do you ride?

Postby andy_welch » Tue Jan 22, 2013 21:52 pm

6' with 32" inside leg and I found a large Trance slightly preferable to a Medium. Although I could have lived with either to be honest. Large was better on climbs and flats, medium better on the way down (easier to throw it about).

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Re: Giant Trance X sizing - What do you ride?

Postby Vinnyc19 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 22:31 pm

5'9, 31" leg and I used to ride a medium, perfect for me with a 90mm stem

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Re: Giant Trance X sizing - What do you ride?

Postby RockmonkeySC » Wed Jan 23, 2013 09:18 am

Briggo wrote:
RockmonkeySC wrote:I'm 5'6" and had a medium Trance which to be honest was too small for me.


So at 5' 6" you're saying you would have gone for a large? Interesting, I've tested a good fair few bikes including a trance and a large would be far too stretched out and I'm 5' 8"

I know its not all about height but averages would indicate that your other measurements would be smaller or similar, but I'm surprised none the less if that's the case.


Why did I type 5'6"? :shock: I'm 6'1"!
I must have been trying to look like I was working when I wrote that.

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Re: Giant Trance X sizing - What do you ride?

Postby 97th choice » Wed Jan 23, 2013 13:09 pm

5ft 9", 33" inside leg (yes I have a short body!) fairly long arms though. I ride a medium with stock stem and it fits spot on.
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Re: Giant Trance X sizing - What do you ride?

Postby Gobs » Wed Jan 23, 2013 15:36 pm

Why did I type 5'6"? :shock: I'm 6'1"!


:lol: I actually thought you were being sarky at first

My Lapierre Spicy was a small but I found myself hanging off the back of the seat despite a kickback seatpost, and my '08 Carrera Vulcan is a medium (18") with a fairly long stem and that's perfect for me. On an '09 Stumpjumper I'm a medium (17"). Hmm


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