I've posted a similar post in the Giant forum. I have a allez sport and am in the market for a mountain bike, probably FS. How do the Pitch pro and Giant Trance x2 compare to one another? They are at similar price points. The trance has 5 inches of travel and is considered a trailbike. Is the Pitch more of a trail bike like the trance or closer to the all mountain side of the spectrum? Does one have a deffinite over the other or do they both have good attributes? At this point I don't really have any brand loyolty.....sorry to all the specialized lovers . I'm just looking to get the best bike for my $.