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I am lusting after their new Trance X Advanced SL.  24.5 lbs for a 5 inch travel bike.  Yowza.



More details here:
http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/giant-2010-mtb-launch
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Originally Posted by Tyrone Shoelaces View Post

I am lusting after their new Trance X Advanced SL.  24.5 lbs for a 5 inch travel bike.  Yowza.



More details here:
http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/giant-2010-mtb-launch
 

looks sick


will cost WAY to much though.

but would also make the perfect Downieville bike.

FYI the IBIS Mojo Sl is lighter and can take 650b wheels. They are both made in the same factory anyhow and both use a short dual arm suspension system.
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 But it has gears......
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That bike is way sweet. I touched one on Saturday. I'll never wash that hand again. Seriously though, my Alumatin Trance X0 only weighs 25.5 lbs. I can't imagine paying the premium for the carbon bike. I also can't imagine how I'd feel watching it cartwheel down a rocky trail without me.

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Originally Posted by Tyrone Shoelaces View Post

I am lusting after their new Trance X Advanced SL.  24.5 lbs for a 5 inch travel bike.  Yowza.



More details here:
http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/giant-2010-mtb-launch
 
post #5 of 15
 Oh, ya know what else was cool? A lot of the Giant bikes had prototype or 2010 Shimano/PRO bars, stems and seatposts. 
post #6 of 15
This is one sweet ride.

Anyone read the write up in MBA about SRAM's XX groupo? The 36 tooth cassette is beeauutiful! It takes 9 hours to machine. $3400 is ummm slightly steep for a drivetrain. Still schweeeet!
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This is one sweet ride.

Anyone read the write up in MBA about SRAM's XX groupo? The 36 tooth cassette is beeauutiful! It takes 9 hours to machine. $3400 is ummm slightly steep for a drivetrain. Still schweeeet!

its 340 bucks just for the rear cassette...

interestingly you can run your current XO(or x9, or even X7 for the matter) derail as 10 speed with a either drop bar SRAM shifters, modifiied grip shifters, or Double tab flat bar road shifters and you have to change out to pulleys from a 10 speed rear derail. since only the new XX rear cassette offers any reason to do so though for most MTB applications this a little know fact. I imagine SRAM will start to sell in house modified grip shifter and XO level 10 speed stuff soon enough. I see the market for the 11-36 cassette but not at 340 bucks a piece.

Remember the indexing is in the shifters not in the derail which means that the rear derails doesnt 'know" or 'care" that its 7,8,9,10 or 11 speed.
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Originally Posted by Tyrone Shoelaces View Post

I am lusting after their new Trance X Advanced SL.  24.5 lbs for a 5 inch travel bike.  Yowza.



More details here:
http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/giant-2010-mtb-launch
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Someone needs to work on the cable/brake housing length. Looks like it was put together at Wal Mart. These things do matter in the real world. Nice bike otherwise.

24.5lbs. sans pedals. Make that 25.2lbs bike. Still good.

 
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Originally Posted by Johnnys Zoo View Post

This is one sweet ride.

Anyone read the write up in MBA about SRAM's XX groupo? The 36 tooth cassette is beeauutiful! It takes 9 hours to machine. $3400 is ummm slightly steep for a drivetrain. Still schweeeet!

Not so sweet if you consider that my custom Superlight cost $3300 to build. The XX group is for people who have money to burn and an ego that needs...

...yep.
post #10 of 15
 They just wanted to make sure that you could see that they sourced matching hydraulic lines and cable housing.
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its 340 bucks just for the rear cassette...

interestingly you can run your current XO(or x9, or even X7 for the matter) derail as 10 speed with a either drop bar SRAM shifters, modifiied grip shifters, or Double tab flat bar road shifters and you have to change out to pulleys from a 10 speed rear derail. since only the new XX rear cassette offers any reason to do so though for most MTB applications this a little know fact. I imagine SRAM will start to sell in house modified grip shifter and XO level 10 speed stuff soon enough. I see the market for the 11-36 cassette but not at 340 bucks a piece.

 

And why does one need or want a 10 speed "grouppo" on a mtn bike???
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 They just wanted to make sure that you could see that they sourced matching hydraulic lines and cable housing.

They were sucessful. The blue color was most helpful.
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Not so sweet if you consider that my custom Superlight cost $3300 to build. The XX group is for people who have money to burn and an ego that needs...

...yep.

 

I meant the bike looked sweet. The machining on the cassette is, well, beautiful. I would be afraid to ride this stuff. So... I could really care less about procurring the XX groupo. Way too much $ for this guy. I borrowed a friends OCLV bike once and managed to crack a chainstay on a railroad grade. I am appreciative of the artistry. Much the same as if i was looking at a Ferrari. I drive a Chevy pickup.

http://www.bicycles.net.au/MTB-News-and-Articles.61.0.html?&cHash=3a2580fbc7&tx_cmarticle_pi1%5BsingleID%5D=298
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And why does one need or want a 10 speed "grouppo" on a mtn bike???

I have no real reason at all. I am obvisousally not building one up anytime soon.

It would be nice to have 11-36 cassette though with out huge spacing between the gears is the only reason. You could run a 36 front sprocket and still have a 1 to 1 low gear about all I really need.
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And why does one need or want a 10 speed "grouppo" on a mtn bike???

If one is a top racer then the 10-speed 11-36 allows you to run a double crank and keep almost all of the gearing of your old triple setup. This means lower Q-factor (and more power for some riders) and the best front shifting SRAM has ever had plus with the wider range less need to sift the front anyway. Did you guys know that the XX crank is available with 3 different Q-factors?
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