Firstly, the 2011 Trance X Advanced SL Framesets have arrived:
This frameset had an MSRP of $2,899 last year, details can be found here...
We are selling them for $1,949 while supplies last (we currently have 2 Mediums and 1 Large).
You may have noticed that the only way to get a full carbon Trance from Giant this year is to buy the Trance X Advanced SL 0 complete bike, which goes for $8,600. One step down from that, and you are at the Trance X Advanced 2 with a carbon front triangle and alloy rear for $3,750. We thought this left a pretty large hole in the lineup. And with these framesets at this price, we will be able to custom build you a full carbon Trance with an XT drivetrain and the fork of your choice for around $5,000, for example.
Lastly, if you are looking at the geometry on the Trance X the head tube angle is listed at 69.5 deg. But I just built mine last week with a 130mm X Fusion Velvet fork and the head tube angle measured at 68 deg. So it isn't as steep as it looks on paper.
Moving on, we have some other fresh produce in the shop...
If you have been paying attention, you know that 650b wheels are the hot new thing, and the solution to all your problems, the answer to all your questions. We are excited to try out the wheel size, and have been stocking up.
The Velocity Blunt SL rim in 650b, nice weight, nice width, and now Velocity rims are being made in the U.S.
But what about 650b tires? Well now that the Schwalbe Racing Ralph is readily available (and in stock here) in a 650b x 2.25 tubeless ready option, we are all set.
More hot wheel produce, the redesigned Stans Arch EX rims are in stock in both 26" and 29"
Lighter, wider, and stronger than the previous Arch rim, we think it's going to be a winner.
The redesigned 2012 Tomac Flint frame arrived last week. Always a hot bike and hard to get your hands on, we ordered several, and received one, a Large frameset. For 2012 you get a tapered steerer tube, post mount rear brake, a Thomson seatpost clamp, and you loose the eccentric bottom bracket. It's light, has killer geometry, and retails for $499.
For those who like riding with flat pedals, we have started stocking the Five Ten Freerider shoe. If you are like me, and have always thought that the Impact shoe was a little too Herman Munster looking, the Freerider may be just the thing. We are stocking the Charcoal and Black color, other color choices available to order.
Heading to any races soon? Putting in the big miles getting ready for spring? We have more food than we have room for on the wall at the moment. So all food and nutrition is 25% off right now.
We also have a sudden overstock of used bikes. Ranging from $100 to $1800, road, mountain, commuter hybrid, we have quite a selection of used bikes at the moment.
And that's all I know for now.