Perhaps somebody can clarify but I believe the difference is the sag meter on the stantions and the axle. Ah well, old faithful 26er Trance X will just have to soldier on a little longer. The Spez is really special and at R470 it is a good price. I realized before I bought the bike that it wouldn't have enough gearing for the hills out here. If it were available when I bought my 1x11 it's what I would have gone with by a mile.
I tried to find a good balance on small bumps with lower air pressure vs the dive of lower air pressure, but never got it to where I wanted it. The wheel size just doesn't make sense for hard riding either. I've never owned a credit card and I'm really regretting that now. Suspension The suspension pedals reasonably well—not as well as the Bronson, but better than the Troy. But on the bright side I like the color better than the '15 in person. Stoked to ride the new setup.
The chatter at high speeds could be better, but was manageable and stable. Possibly a lower bb as well? It sits comfortably in the middle - exactly where most weekend warriors need their bike to sit. They argued that they didn't make 150mm posts at the time but I think they should have got some from another company if they couldn't handle making them themselves. Even on flat higher speed corners the difference in traction due to far superior damping was incredible. Probably easily fixed with a shorter stem. Personally I prefer something with less offset to help keep the front of the bike down on steep climbs when running shorter stems.
It's fast and agile and will happily play in the forest on single track all weekend. It really does depend on how you ride the bike. I'm still running the stock Zee crank, not sure if I would have to space it or buy an X1 crank or whatever. I wouldn't have known i bought the wrong bike until the internet told me i needed a 50mm stem. I haven't tried many others so I'm not the best one to ask.
That said if the 36 stays higher in the travel, it is likely a wash anyways. Those that know me will know that I have been waiting for this bike to arrive for a while, and I thought it only fair to give a quick review after my first ride. Each time it gets easier and easier and I'm climbing hills that used to require first gear in 2nd or 3rd now so maybe I'm just being lazy. I wish I you guys had gone from a 32 to a 30t so I would know if it's worth it or not. Maybe it's to early but I'm curious to hear how the forks you have tried compare to each other. Good luck in sorting out the fork.
When converted the majority of their bikes to the 27. Zoch is 40mm, pike is 42mm and fox is 44mm. I once wrote a review on here about the new trance, I rode a Trance 27. They seem good but I sometimes feel like there could still be more cushion. Maestro Suspension First introduced in 2004 the Maestro has seen several evolutionary changes over the past decade to adapt to riders, modern geometry and drivetrain revolutions.
Any hints out there for good all-around settings for this fork? Can't wait to try it out. I checked it against the Kincrome wrench that it replaced and they were both fairly similar in accuracy. Full specifications I still ride the 2014 model with some upgrades to sharpen it. Weight wise I think the Mattoc and 34 were both 4. I came so close to getting the Guide brakes for this bike but the Shimanos feel so much better. I still need more time on the 36 to play with the setup. It is tough, strong, and reliable.
Charge speed then tapers down and it takes 3hrs 40mins to reach 100%. Suggestion: See if you can get a Float X on Sale. Why all this historic info you ask? I could probably go down to a 30, but I honestly have been liking the setup more and more as I get into better biking shape. We were really impressed by how quickly the bike accelerated and could get up to speed from a near dead stop. It caters to their strengths and provides a ton of confidence when the trail gets rough. It will make a difference in terms of how quick the bike steers.
And if maybe you come across a jump or a drop in the middle of that cruisy ride, well, the Trance is okay with that too. Agree with the rest too. It retains everything that made it good but is able to go more places and faster than before. For 2014 the Trance's head angle was slackened from 69. I'm hitting a local bike park, Snow Summit, this weekend and will play around with psi and rebound to see if I can find a good setting.