Giant Trance 27.5 Full Suspension

4.56/5 (18 Reviews)
MSRP : $3500.00

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All new and totally reengineered for the benefits of 27.5-inch wheels, Trance 27.5 is the best of both worlds-light and agile, yet also super stable on the roughest trails. The lightweight, stiff and super-strong ALUXX SL aluminum frame is mated with 140mm of proven Maestro suspension The frame also features Giant’s OverDrive 2 steerer tube technology for stiff, razor sharp handling in the rough stuff. Climbing or descending, there’s no better way to own the trail.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jeff Morton

Date Reviewed: May 3, 2015

Strengths:    Strong trail bike, Handles big hits at speed, with the lock out option, climbs pretty darn good

Weaknesses:    From what I am reading possible long chainstays or a low bottom bracket, I seem to bottom out, slamming my pedals more than usual.

Bottom Line:   
Had a intense carbine(got rip off) thought why buy another 5000 bike when they dont seem to last too long. Bought my trance assuming I would be giving up some performance. Wow, was I wrong! I have only had it for a short time;However, I have already ridden D'ville and couldnt get over how well it tore the trail up. Just a great bike at a price piont that won't break the bank -

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Favorite Trail:   Butchers - Upper/Lower Tilley

Duration Product Used:   4 months

Price Paid:    $2500.00

Purchased At:   Shh, let's not talk

Similar Products Used:   FSR, Bullit, Carbine,

Bike Setup:   Mostly OEM, KS LEV,Squale

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by SierraOutsider a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: April 23, 2015

Strengths:    This is a well balanced bike, that walks the line between climbing and descending prowess. The suspension is plush yet efficient, the geometry is dialed, and the specs are great for the price. Overall, an ideal bike for an all-rounder.

Weaknesses:    This is a jack of all trades, master of none, so it won't be the best climber or the best descender (but it will be good at both) It would always be nice to have shorter chainstays. I'm hitting my pedals a little more than my old bike.

Bottom Line:   
This is my first new bike since 1998, so there's a lot new here - the travel and quality of suspension (excellent), modern geometry (dialed for my needs), a dropper post (how did I ever live without one), tubeless carbon rims (wow) ... the list goes on and on. Ride-wise, it just works. It climbs well, it descends well, it corners well - no serious weaknesses.

Many friends have gone for full 160+ enduro style bikes with slacker angles, but I feel like those bikes only have an advantage on a small percentage of a given trail, and give up a lot on other parts. This is a bike that's hard to go wrong with.

I wrote a more in-depth review here:

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Favorite Trail:   Tahoe, Truckee Area

Duration Product Used:   7 months

Similar Products Used:   Demoed Ibis HDR 650B.

Bike Setup:   2015 Giant Trance 27.5 1 stock.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by The Snide

Date Reviewed: March 4, 2015

Strengths:    $2550 Price! This review is for 2015 Giant Trance 2. Perfectly balanced bike for all mountain riding. Geometry is dialed . Rails corners, boosts jumps, great traction and steering on technical climbs. Wheelie master. Bike just feels right. Internal cable routing, integrated chain stay protector, frame can accept stealth dropper. Aggressive riding bike. Stock build is a smart build.
SLX 10 with shadow plus is great
House brand cockpit controls are great
Fox 32 CTD evolution is good. Not great but really good for 90% of my riding.
Deore brakes are good but maybe less powerful than XT
Climb Trail Descend (CTD) Fox suspension works and is useable on the fly!

Weaknesses:    At this price point buyers shouldn't be surprised by a few parts that are border line sub par. I had to think about weaknesses cause the bike is really good! That being said, stock rear hub engagement is terrible. Slapping the Giant house branded dropper on as stock would be much appreciated. With a lower BB I would prefer 165 or 170 cranks. Medium is stock with 175mm. 12 x 142 isn't really 12 x 142. It is 9 x 142 with the option to change dropouts for maxle type skewer.

Bottom Line:   
After looking at all the $6k bikes like Ibis HD3, and Yeti SB5 I woke up one day and just said why spend that much when I like the Giant Maestro suspension better? For $2550 + a dropper I have a bike I love and I don't feel like I have to protect it with my life. I'm a long time mountain biker and I ride fairly aggressively. Lots of Pacific Northwest roots, rocks, and mud. 10+ Whistler days a year. The Giant Maestro suspension is dialed in all conditions. Test ride one to see for yourself. the 27.5 wheels hook up great and you notice a traction gain in tight technical sections especially with lots of roots and rocks. It is an average fire road climber, and a really good technical climber. I don't notice any flex in the Fox 32. The only down side to the Fox 32 is I wouldn't mind having 150mm of travel with High and low speed compression. At this price point the fork works and works pretty darn good. This bike has the aggressive modern trail bike feel. It rips downhill and will take you back to the top without a huge weight penalty. Buy if you want a fantastic trail bike on a budget.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ray

Date Reviewed: October 27, 2014

Strengths:    Geometry, Maestro suspension, Great value overall.

Weaknesses:    32mm Fork contains what otherwise is a beast of a bike.

Bottom Line:   
A great value bike in stock form that handles the ups and downs with no problems. This review may be a bit unfair as I'm reviewing it with several component upgrades, the full potential unleashed. Sure you throw parts at any mid level bike and it will perform better. However, the magic lies in the base geometry and the ability to increase it's rear travel to 158mm. Components: Wider bar, 50mm Stem,Pike 150, Debonair 200x57 shock, XT drivetrain, Stan's Flow wheels, and of course a 1X. The Pike 150 slackens it to approx 66.5 HTA allowing it to remain a great climber with better downhill control. The long wheelbase keeps the bike stable at high speeds allowing for extreme confidence when pointed down. The Debonair 200X57 shock increase the rear wheel travel increasing it's small bump compliance as well as soaking up the big stuff. If you own a Pike a 160mm airspring can be had for $130.00 decreasing the HTA to 66. Side by the with the new Reign the bike sports very similar front/rear travel with less weight and a tad shorter wheelbase to keep it nimble it tight quarters. A true do it all bike that still climbs like a goat but descends with ferocity. Def a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. If inclined, you can maintain it's excellent trail manners or....unleash the monster.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by babyj*

Date Reviewed: September 7, 2014

Strengths:    almost everything

Weaknesses:    fork
bar width
seatpost drop
Overdrive2 (seriously, what moron thought of that?)

Bottom Line:   
This is for the Trance advanced 27.5 1 which all around is a great bike. Out of the box this bike comes a little leaning toward the XC side of the mountain with somewhat narrow bars and tires that feeling like slicks that will roll off the rim at any moment. While this helps climbing, it destroys descending.
If you want a slack, low, stable XC/trail bike than stock this is absolutley perfect, although the Talas feature on the fork is completly pointless. If you want to push it on the downs but still feel efficent on the ups there are a few upgrades needed.
The fork is too small. After replacing the Fox 32 with a XFusion Sweep the downhill manners of this bike soared. The bigger, stiffer stancions felt much more controlled and ready for anything, even with the same 140mm of travel. The Giant dropper is too short. The 100mm drop doesn't feel like enough, especially on rowdy terrain. Replace it with a reverb or ks lev. The 730mm bars work for the more XC oriented rider; however, if you want to push it, replace them with something wider.
Finally OD2 is the stupudest pile of crap they have ever made. What to find the perfect stem length? Good luck. Thankfully the scraped OD2 on mountain bikes for 2015.
Overall the Trance is an excelent bike. Stock it is perfect for the XC rider who wants to do bigger features with more comfort or even older riders as it is light, comfortable, yet will get you to the top faster than some full on XC rigs. With the upgrades I mentioned this bike cannot be any better. It still climbs insanley well, even in descend mode yet rips downhills like no ones business.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brian Henderson a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: July 23, 2014

Strengths:    Geometry
Maestro Suspension
Style and finish

Weaknesses:    None really...grips are soft so will change them soon but such a trivial thing it hardly worth mentioning.

Bottom Line:   
Giant Trance 1 - This is an outstanding bike with super control and ability. The geometry creates stability and inspires confidence...I was doing jumps that I had never done before even my first ride.
27.5 wheels do feel bigger initially (only ridden 26) so took me a bit of time to get used to but after that you are sweet and I do think you can feel the climbing/rolling pro's of them even if I was sceptical.
The components on the bike are outstanding (Shimano SLX/XT 2x10 drive, Fox CTD supsension, SLX brakes, dropper post).
Just over 3k(New Zeland dollars) was a lot of money for me as only ever spend around 1000-1800 previously. I have not had the bike long but not regretting it for a minute and will always pay off a new bike from now on.

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Favorite Trail:   Rotorua - Huckleberry Hound

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $3150.00

Purchased At:   Cycle Time - Hamilto

Similar Products Used:   Giant VT, Specialized Enduro 2008 (very similar feel), Specialized Camber 2011, GT Force 2 2010

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by darrell haggarty

Date Reviewed: July 12, 2014

Strengths:    value for money, overall geo, great wheelset

Weaknesses:    front forks, rear shock

Bottom Line:   
Got a great deal on this bike,$ 2700 Aus so there is room for upgrades but didn't think I would have to do straight away.
Overall the bike rides really well, geo is well sorted, tracks well and generally goes where you point it. The group set although not XT does a good job and the deore brakes are not as progressive as XT and do lack a bit of feel but will do the job. The SLX shadow rear derailuer is a nice touch and does a great job of keeping the chain in place.
The wheelset on this bike is a big plus and is one thing that I wont be upgrading which is a welcome change on bikes in this price range but I cant help thinking they have been included at the expense of the woeful front fork, let me get this straight I,m a big fan of FOX but this fork is the worst I have ever come across, small bump compliance is OK but the more you push into the midrange travel of this fork the more it is exposed as having very little in the way of mid stroke compression and just blows straight through to the stops. Coming from a MX background I have a fair amount of setup knowledge but there is know way I could dial this thing in to get it working, I found the best wy to set it up was to set the sag up in trail mode and never use descend mode as the dive over braking bumps was just terrible on this setting.
As for the rear shock its not much better but is useable, but I guess yu get what you pay for and the EVO range is pretty poor.
I suggest allowing for an immediate swap out of the suspension or at least the fork, you can get away with keeping the shock for a while.
I have finished up swapping out the forks for some X Fusion sweeps which transformed the bike into what it should ride like, In my opinion Giant should look at specking there trance sx with this fork as it is a fraction of the price and delivers twice the performance the harder you push the better it feels whereas the fox is the opposite. I also have a Cane Creek DB inline going in the rear and that should complete the package.
So overall the Trance is a great bike as long as you get a good deal on purchase price you will have money to bin the forks and upgrade to make it the bike Giant should have built.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mevnet a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: June 8, 2014

Strengths:    Suspension, powertrain (minus shifters)

Weaknesses:    Grips, Brakes

Bottom Line:   
Had the chance to ride the 2014 Trance 2 27.5 and it was a great experience. Bike is as responsive as a 26er, suspension is great with enough travel for XC/AM, good climber, smooth powertrain. I would probably replace just the shifters and brakes (Alivio hydros).

All in all highly recommend as a great value, even better than the Trance 3 which is aggressively priced.

Also posted a quick review online, enjoy

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Price Paid:    $2600.00

Similar Products Used:   Trek Fuel EX 7

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by eBayRider

Date Reviewed: May 23, 2014

Strengths:    140MM travel front/rear, Wheelbase, 27.5" wheels, maestro suspension

Weaknesses:    seatpost, seatpost clamp, rear hub, tires. No Trance 2 available in US for 2014.

Bottom Line:   
(Giant Tranace 3 review) This is my third Giant. I roade a 2004 Giant VT1 for almost 10 years until upgrading to the Trance 3 in November 2013. I also have rented and ridden a 2011 Giant Trance 26er. I purchased the bike for local and travel riding. I am fortunate enough to be able to travel and take my bike with me. I just got back from a week in Utah and have Montana trip coming too. Those of you that travel to Cabo, there is great riding there too when the temps are cooler. Anyway, I am an East Coaster that lived in SoCal for several years and developed my bike handling skills out West. I am also a Clydesdale so a Trail Bike IMO is my only option.

The very first component I swapped out was the seat with a WTB Rocket. Next, I upgraded the front and rear rotors to Shimano SLX 180MM (rear comes 160MM stock). Finally, after about 4 months of riding the Schwalbe Nobby Nics that come stock, I replaced them with Panaracer Neo-Motos due to a tear in the sidewall of one of the Nobby Nics.

I rode this bike through the horrendous Winter weather we had this year so I could stay in shape for a Spring Moab trip. I am in the Mid-Atlantic area has lots of options for trails and within a 1/2 hour drive I have easily 100 miles of singletrack that is accessible. Think rocks, roots, loose dirt, mud and snow. This bike is more than up to the challenge of anything I have to ride locally and with the 140MM of travel and 27.5" tires there is nothing that can stop me. The suspension is very firm when climbing and plush descending. I had to play around with the pressure and shock settings to find my sweet spot, but once dialed in the ride is amazing. The Rock Shox Sector front shock is surprising plush for a base model. The Deore components have held up so far as well. I have had some fading in the rear brake even with 180MM rotor so will be getting better pads soon. I just got back from a trip in Utah and rode the bike on trails like Amasa Back, Captain Ahab, Porcupine Rim (starting at Kokopelli) and Gooseberry Mesa. What a pleasure it was having a bike of this caliber on those trails.

Now for the issues. The biggest issue I had was the rear hub breaking. The free hub pawl broke to the point where the rear wheel would not spin freely. This actually happened during my Utah trip and I was lucky enough to find a bike shop that replaced my wheel under warranty in less than an hour! I am pretty sure the hub is going to break again so I will upgrade the rear wheel at minimum when it does.

I took away a flaming turd for value because for whatever reason, Giant offers a Trance 1 and 3 in the US, but no Trance 2. Other countries have the Trance 2 which has a much better component spec than the 3 for only about $600 more. The Trance 1 was out of my price range. Hopefully for 2015 they resolve this.

I took away a flaming turd for the overall rating due to the issues I had with the hub, the tires, and the stock seat. I also did not mention earlier that I broke the seatpost clamp lever by overtorquing. The seat post likes to creep down during a ride. I upgraded to a Salsa clamp and it hold things in place much better.

See you on the trails!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Gooseberry Mesa

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $2125.00

Purchased At:   Wooden Wheels

Similar Products Used:   Giant NRS, Giant VT, Giant Trance 26er

Bike Setup:   Stock with upgrades to the tires, rotors, seat and seatpost clamp

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ryan Icanberry

Date Reviewed: May 13, 2014

Strengths:    Pedaling, climbing, descending, jumping, rock gardens, drops, get it. Components match frame perfect. Light. Stiff. Great tire combo. Wheelset is honest, light, and strong-DT Swiss.

Weaknesses:    Stock grips too thin for my tastes.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is a complete trail slayer. It climbs incredibly well as the head tube angle gets steeper when you drop the Talas to 140mm. Once you start going down, the bike comes into its own. Giant struck gold with this bike. Race Enduro, Super-D, light DH, and even XC. This bike is AMAZING. I've stopped riding my 2014 Anthem Advanced and have spent very little time on the road (unusual for an XC racer). I've had many bikes year after year and this bike has made an impact on all aspects of my riding-especially descending. You will ride stronger, faster and charge harder than ever before on this bike.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Tyler Kellogg a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: May 12, 2014

Strengths:    + Sick wheels, really impressed and a highlight for me that I was not expecting
+ Good components for the style this bike is intended for. They spent money in most of the right places and saved it in the wrong ones
+ 650B Trance geometry is a win!

Weaknesses:    - awful suspension
- Giant's overdrive technology
= Giant's seatpost could use improvement (weak negative)

Bottom Line:   
Buy this if you want a solid enduro with perfect geometry and fabulous wheels. Make sure you have fork options ready to go.

Bought a Trance SX. Parts looked good and the price was solid. Bike ended up being better than expected as Shimano has really upped their drivetrain game line wide since my last MTB purchase where I went with SRAM. Wheels are surprisingly awesome and Giant's Trance geometry is a big win. That is, except for the woeful suspension decisions Giant made.

I haven't ridden a fork this bad since I had elastomers. This is easily the worst damping I've ever seen and nothing I do fixes it. This thing needs an RC2 cartridge. Even worse, since they are 'overdrive', I'm not sure I can easily change it out for a Pike (Should have been put on this bike in the first place). Not thrilled by the Float shock but it's workable. There are better and cheaper shock options out there that Giant should have considered. I looked around and top competitors (EG: Specialized) are speccing Pike on bikes in this price range with no Fox to be found... they made the right decision.

Seatpost isn't as reliable as I expected and I would have liked a bit more available travel, but, besides that it's just as good as any top-shelf dropper out there today. Dropper is a must IMO, it's too much fun! Glad this came stock with a bash guard and chain guide, wish it had 1x11 but there's no way they'd be able to keep the price down at this time.

Overall, a solid bike with smart component decisions that happens to have the worst suspension in its' class. Too bad suspension is such a big part of the ticket price. Giant, you already knew Fox blew it, what were you thinking?

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Favorite Trail:   Seymour

Similar Products Used:   Trance, Enduro, Stumpjumper FSR

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris Green a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: February 14, 2014

Strengths:    Absolutely killer suspension. Quick AND Fast. Great components for the price.

Weaknesses:    I thought I might not like the tires. I'm used to running a more aggressive tread, but so far I really like them. We'll see how they do in the mud. (I live in Cali and we're currently experiencing a drought)

Bottom Line:   
This bike is extremely fun to ride. Great all mountain bike. I ride everything from flowy, rollers, tough climbs, technical rocky decents, you name it. It handles it all...well. Great climber. Flies in the corners and bombs the downhill. If you're looking for an all around great handling bike with quality components, this is it. Couldn't ask for a better ride!

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Favorite Trail:   Connector Trail/Forrest Hill

Duration Product Used:   50 miles

Price Paid:    $3500.00

Purchased At:   Roseville Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   Giant Anthem 27.5 1, Giant Trance 27.5 3

Bike Setup:   Stock for now but I rarely keep anything stock for long. I may cut the bars down because I'm used to a much narrower bar, but then again I'm quickly getting used to the wider set. Running tubeless for the first time and love it.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by BJ a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: January 8, 2014

Strengths:    Good spec for the price. Giant backup & dealer network is one of the best in New Zealand

Weaknesses:    Bottle cage mounts, wtf did they mount them so high? Can get a cage on there but no 750ml bottle, even a 500 struggles! The only stupid thing on a great bike.

Bottom Line:   
Pedals up well, I lock it out if its a really long steep climb otherwise I leave it on half. Great as soon as you head back down. Chain guide is awesome picks the chain up if it drops. It pedals & flows nice through all single track znd handles switch back climbs well too, a great do most thigs bike B-)

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Favorite Trail:   Klingon Napier NZ

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $3700.00

Purchased At:   Cranked Cycles Napie

Similar Products Used:   Enduro, Yeti 575, Avanti Vapour, DB single speed

Bike Setup:   Stock except, grips, seat & changed tyres to nobby nick front & racing ralph rear, works well

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dimitri

Date Reviewed: December 9, 2013

Strengths:    Excellent trail bike, Maestro suspension, awsome color!

Weaknesses:    Weird componentry, a bit too expensive compared to other Giant models

Bottom Line:   
This bike is excellent in all ways, I'd only like to underline what I didn't like about it:
Most of Giant Models are plug&play, no need to chenge anything.
But, unfortunately, Trance SX - 2014 is an exception. First of all, brakes are rubbish. Deore shifter will work, but still... Slx would be just 1 dollar more cost to the factory, and in general what the hell is Deore doing on a trail bike in this price range?
The rest of componentry is also a bit cheap - a 'normal' Trance 1 is 550 bucks cheaper and has an SLX-XT mix.
The shocks are decent, but again, they are just Evolution series, Kashima or at least Performance would look more reasonable.
And on top of all this - they install a superexpencive wheelset, $1050 MSRP in US. I find it really weird.
Bottom line - this bike has a much worse price/equipment ratio then the rest of Trance-2014 range. If I were making this bike, I would get a simplier wheelset but better shocks and decent brakes.
But this bike is a kick-ass anyway. And I love it. And it's bronze!!!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by G. Sillers a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: November 21, 2013

Strengths:    Climbs well. good lateral strength. Fox suspension is well balanced.
SLX brakes are great. Rolls down hill like a run-away freight train.

Weaknesses:    Still a lot of money for a bicycle!

Bottom Line:   
First off - I was on the fence for many months between a 29er and a new 27.5.
I rode a few friends 29ers - but all of the bikes were Large frames so not a very good test ride.
But I could feel the rolling advantage immediately.

From all my reading - for a guy my size and the type of riding I like to do, the 27.5 made more sense.
Looked at the Norco Sight Killer B and the new Pivot mach 6.
The Giant won out with component package for price as well as dealership support (Giant dealers are everywhere).
I think the Giant geometry is designed with a little more climbing ability too.
I know the Norco Sight is a little more "Down hill" oriented with a little slacker geometry. not sure about the Pivot.

Coming off of a 26" Kona Dawg Primo, the transition of moving to the Trance 27.5 1 was seem less.
The cockpit felt good right away with minimal adjustment required (Medium frame - for my 5' 9" body).
The bars were immediately cut down to 26" wide and could go a little narrower (but that's just me).
Set the sag and adjusted the seat position a little. Handle bar height and length of goose neck seems perfect.

Front forks were a little sticky, but getting smoother as they break in.
Rear Shock is very smooth right away.
The Nobby nics are not bad and at the right pressure, I was able to put my trust into them quickly and they're very control-able when they do break loose.
I am looking at going tube-less soon.

The 2x10 gearing is great (coming off of a 3x9). Within my second ride, I was not missing the 3rd ring at all.
Drive train is quieter with Shadow, and overall the system is more intuitive as far as gear selection.
When coming into a corner hot and having to slow down quick and then power out, I felt the 2x10 was better at finding the right gear.

I can feel the difference in the front and rear axles - the 15mm front axle makes a huge difference when going fast in the rough and hard in corners.

The 27.5" wheels do indeed roll over rocks and stuff better but still flick-able with Body English and still able to pump when rolling on the trails. Once they get rolling, they are amazingly fast and hold traction in corners so much better then the 26" Kona.

The Dropper seat post in my opinion is worth its weight in gold.
I find I use it constantly. Every little downhill section or drop off, I drop my seat. Then pop it right back up for the climb.
Why didn't anyone listen to Joe Breeze when he first introduced the concept 20 years ago?
A must for every bike in my opinion....even hard core X-country riders can benefit from a dropper post.

Frame is clean and like the lines. Giant did a nice job with the internal frame routing and the nifty plugs.

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Favorite Trail:   too many to list

Duration Product Used:   +/- 25 miles so far

Price Paid:    $3299.00

Purchased At:   Wheel World, So Cal

Similar Products Used:   NA

Bike Setup:   Nothing special.
Cut bar width down to 26" (personal pref)
Set sag and and proper body position.
Tires at 36/38PSI
Swapped stock grips with Ourys. (also personal pref)

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