New trance

Got a general MTB question that doesn't fit anywhere else? Here's the place.
guilliano
Posts: 5360
Joined: Fri Jan 26, 2007 11:32 am

Postby guilliano » Thu May 31, 2007 10:34 am

OOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhhhh!!!! Buy me one Heidi!!!!!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/guilliano/

futon river crossing
Posts: 517
Joined: Fri Aug 11, 2006 22:35 pm

Postby futon river crossing » Thu May 31, 2007 10:46 am

Very sexy - it's a cross between an Enduro SL and the new Pace full susser! If it rides as good as it looks - it'll be fantastic! looks light too.

My Bike

http://angelafung.net/my_bike.jpg

futon river crossing
Posts: 517
Joined: Fri Aug 11, 2006 22:35 pm

Postby futon river crossing » Thu May 31, 2007 10:57 am

Nice stumpjumper Miggilli ;-)

My Bike

http://angelafung.net/my_bike.jpg

Seagull
Posts: 2806
Joined: Wed May 17, 2006 21:31 pm

Postby Seagull » Thu May 31, 2007 11:08 am

I thought they may have upped the travel as well to 120mm. The Giant range is strange with a 3.5" bike and a 4.2" bike then a 6" is the bike in the range. The anthem and trance need more to differenciate them in the range. Whilst a rood rider will be pretty much able to anything that the bike was intended for on the Trance, the lack of travel must put off many customers.

my photos NYM biking routes My full Suss My Hardtail

futon river crossing
Posts: 517
Joined: Fri Aug 11, 2006 22:35 pm

Postby futon river crossing » Thu May 31, 2007 11:11 am

Whilst it's just a matter of opinion - I love the aesthetics of the SL and this bike.

My Bike

http://angelafung.net/my_bike.jpg

Seagull
Posts: 2806
Joined: Wed May 17, 2006 21:31 pm

Postby Seagull » Thu May 31, 2007 11:19 am

That makes sense then. Like the XTC being 80mm, I thought giant was trying to stay behind the times on suspension travel.

Must say I prefer less curvy bikes, I don't mind a bit of hydroforming but things have now gone too far. Makes them look like shopping bikes. For me it seems to have gone beyond engineering reasons / rider comfort and is now done mainly for appearance.

my photos NYM biking routes My full Suss My Hardtail

naz-t
Posts: 312
Joined: Wed Jan 10, 2007 20:26 pm

Postby naz-t » Thu May 31, 2007 13:25 pm

im lovin my trance - when not binning it lol - agreed above lines look pretty but cabling is awfull, overall i like it!


Return to “MTB General”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Monty Dog and 0 guests