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Aug. 1, 2022, 7:33 a.m. -  Alex D

This is very similar to what I'm currently riding ('20 Trance Advanced Pro 2). Good callout on the trunnion bearings, will have to keep an eye on that.  Generally, the bike is awesome. My configuration is more XCish in some ways; it's running 2.6 XR4/XR2, XX1/11 (borrowing the DUB Eagle cranks though), the 210mm version of that OneUp post, and 35mm EIE wheels on 54 POE Bitex hubs. All that pushed the weight in XL down into the 25s, so it's not much slower on the uphills than the downcountry Scalpel I replaced, but far, far more confident on the downhills. The suspension is stock (Fox Rhythm and whatever the non-piggyback shock is) because I can't see a reason to upgrade it.    The only real downside of the bike is the slack seat tube. I've got long legs, and even with the saddle mashed forward, I'm still a little too far back. That's why I haven't overforked it (despite that the low bottom bracket would probably benefit). Tentative plans for a 1D angleset for the stock 66.5 HTA. The new Trance already goes this way, so I'll probably just enjoy it for a few years and move on that one. Really impressed with the Maestro platform.

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