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Brand new whip (was going real cheap) 2018 Giant Reign Advanced 0, size M

Upgrades:
-(used) 150mm Contact dropper vs 125mm one it came with
-Maxxis Assegai 2.5 (f) and Specialized Eliminator GRID 2.6 (r) tires [tubeless] vs Shorty+HRII
-(used twice) Bontrager Grips (only slightly better than Giant ones)
-Kona 50mm stem vs 40mm stock stem
-(well used) WTB Saddle vs that OEM ar$e prick

To Do Upgrades:
-30t Oval Chainring
-780mm Handlebar 38mm rise
-Chromag Grips
-170mm dropper (if it'll fit!?)
-Charge Saddle??

Use to own a ’17 Giant Reign 2 size L, which has similar Geo to new bike - size M...

But, it (new mule) feels more compact. Like a big BMX bike. My GR2 was more sled like, whereas this thing likes to pop & play.

Front end is a bit low, hence install of riser stem and soon to install 38mm riser bars.

Also could do with a longer dropper.

Otherwise, this thing rocks!!

Blessed it with dirt today.

Pics are pre-ride at trail head.
IMG_20200120_152635.jpg IMG_20200120_152625.jpg IMG_20200120_152602.jpg

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Here's my OG-est (2005, first-year-production) 15-year-old Trance (acquired as a frameset, hence numberless and the only version w/rim & disk bosses) that is the first from my fleet that I've re-commissioned back into duty now that COVID-19 has redefined recreational pursuits.

Yeah, COVID-19 dragged me back into mountain biking. :p

IMG_20200706_145908_ConvertedDNG by DtEW, on Flickr

And an action shot from back-in-the-day in 2005.

Trance action_ConvertedDNG by DtEW, on Flickr

Yes, section was cleaned unclipped but dabless w/a large-ring-retiring grind. Ugly, but still did the trick, and ended-up with a component memento to boot.
 

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XTC Advanced 27.5
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New 2021 Stance 29

:madman::madman::madman: Just picked up my new 2021 Stance 29 and was going to share with everyone, but keep getting upload failed message. Any ideas?
 

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New to the forum from Ohio via MI, LA, NE, CO, PA, and IN. Picked up the Talon 2 29er just as Covid was hitting. Looking forward to the community!

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Seems like there is no place for 2021 Trance X Advanced Pro 29 photo so I'm going to put it here. Hope that's OK with everyone.
It's a custom build with a mix of XTR and XT.
It weighs in at 13.01Kg/ 28.69lbs as shown with the stock wheels and tires. It climbs incredibly well and is solid on the descent.
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