Tested the XTR version of this one today. It's fast, poppy, and pedals well. Good to very good handling. It didn't have much small bump compliance, though, and I discovered that a lot of my confidence at speed comes from not getting jostled around over low roots and rocks. Absent that, it might as well be a heavy XC bike. I thought Yeti's SB130 platform was a considerably better balance of pedaling performance and responsiveness, though was ultimately smitten by the Trance 29's combination of lively handling and smooth ride for my local (bumpy, but not super gnarly) terrain.
Joined June 12, 2017
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