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I haven't found the two in stock to test ride yet, but looking for some insight on the two compared to each other. I realize the Trance is more of an XC bike and the Reign is more of an aggressive trail/light freeride bike.

I am really leaning toward the Trance right now, I am reconsidering my initial thoughts of a Spec Stumpy 120 FSR, but then I am wondering if the Reign would be more fun. I think 6" is more then I need, but then again I don't race at all and am rough on my equipment. I guess what it comes down to is how well does the Reign climb?

Around here you get 45-60 minutes of climbing then about 30 min of descending nice singletrack, some what techy, not many drops, and a bit of rocky sections.

Can anybody here give me a comparison of the Maestro vs. FSR from their riding experience (obviously minimal due to fairly new design)?
 

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diiulio said:
I haven't found the two in stock to test ride yet, but looking for some insight on the two compared to each other. I realize the Trance is more of an XC bike and the Reign is more of an aggressive trail/light freeride bike.

I am really leaning toward the Trance right now, I am reconsidering my initial thoughts of a Spec Stumpy 120 FSR, but then I am wondering if the Reign would be more fun. I think 6" is more then I need, but then again I don't race at all and am rough on my equipment. I guess what it comes down to is how well does the Reign climb?

Around here you get 45-60 minutes of climbing then about 30 min of descending nice singletrack, some what techy, not many drops, and a bit of rocky sections.

Can anybody here give me a comparison of the Maestro vs. FSR from their riding experience (obviously minimal due to fairly new design)?
We have a Reign 3 and a Trance 4 & 3, the Reign feel has more of a plush ride than the Trance. I'm not saying the Trance is not plush but the Reign is just seems to be a little more. I have no experience on the Stumpjumper so I cannot give a comparison.
 

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Between the Reign and the Trance I figured the Reign would be more plush, but did you get a chance to really ride either? I am looking for how well the Reign climbs and if more is really better (travel wise).

I think the Trance is enough, but I don't want to disregard the Reign because it has 6" of travel if the travel is very efficient and I'll use it.
 

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diiulio said:
Between the Reign and the Trance I figured the Reign would be more plush, but did you get a chance to really ride either? I am looking for how well the Reign climbs and if more is really better (travel wise).

I think the Trance is enough, but I don't want to disregard the Reign because it has 6" of travel if the travel is very efficient and I'll use it.
I have ridden every model we have in stock and I am building a Trance 1 frameset up today(My personal bike). I have not ridden them offroad yet, just the old parking lot test just to make sure it runs correctly. Either way I don't think you'll go wrong.
 

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Nice. So, what made you choose the Trance over the Reign?
I really don't need a six inch travel bike. 4 inches is more than enough for the riding I do.
I built the bike up today and it weighed in at 26.6 pounds with the pedals.
 

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what components did you build up with?[/QU

Here are the parts on the bike

05 Trance Frame 18
05 Reba Race
00 Crossmax Disc
2.1 Weirwolf Race tires
XTR front derailleur ( getting the Sram X-gen soon)
XO Rear derailleur/shiftters
Raceface Next Lp isis w/ Signature FR bb
Thomson post
Flite TT saddle
XT 4 piston disc brakes
Time Atac Carbon pedals (new ones)
Sram Cassette 990
Sram PC-89r chain
FSA OS-115 stem
Aerus Composite Riser bars
Metawire cables

She weigh's 26.6 pounds with the pedals. The frame weighed 6.4 lbs if you wanted to know
I built it using parts that are light as well as durable and reliable.
 

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undead said:
what components did you build up with?[/QU

Here are the parts on the bike

05 Trance Frame 18
05 Reba Race
00 Crossmax Disc
2.1 Weirwolf Race tires
XTR front derailleur ( getting the Sram X-gen soon)
XO Rear derailleur/shiftters
Raceface Next Lp isis w/ Signature FR bb
Thomson post
Flite TT saddle
XT 4 piston disc brakes
Time Atac Carbon pedals (new ones)
Sram Cassette 990
Sram PC-89r chain
FSA OS-115 stem
Aerus Composite Riser bars
Metawire cables

She weigh's 26.6 pounds with the pedals. The frame weighed 6.4 lbs if you wanted to know
I built it using parts that are light as well as durable and reliable.
Thanks danmtchl!

Good to know it will build up somewhat lightweight.
 

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danmtchl said:
Here are the parts on the bike

05 Trance Frame 18
05 Reba Race
00 Crossmax Disc
2.1 Weirwolf Race tires
XTR front derailleur ( getting the Sram X-gen soon)
XO Rear derailleur/shiftters
Raceface Next Lp isis w/ Signature FR bb
Thomson post
Flite TT saddle
XT 4 piston disc brakes
Time Atac Carbon pedals (new ones)
Sram Cassette 990
Sram PC-89r chain
FSA OS-115 stem
Aerus Composite Riser bars
Metawire cables

She weigh's 26.6 pounds with the pedals. The frame weighed 6.4 lbs if you wanted to know
I built it using parts that are light as well as durable and reliable.
Do you know what the approximate cost would be to build a Trance this light from scratch (if you had to buy all the parts today)?
 

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Mike Young said:
Do you know what the approximate cost would be to build a Trance this light from scratch (if you had to buy all the parts today)?
It would be cheaper to buy the Trance 1 bike than to build it the way I did. I had all the existing parts. You would still have to buy pedals on top of the $3500.00 price tag. I figured it would run $4300.00 if you pieced it together. I also figured in the price of a new set of Crossmax SL's, since mine are 2000 models. It would be around the same weight anyway's so I would go with the complete bike, it would save alot time and hassle trying to get all the parts.
 
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