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Giant XtC Composite 29er Frame 29er Hardtail

5/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $1450.00

Product Description

Giant’s first-ever composite 29er was developed to meet the demands of our professional racers. They asked for the stability and control of a 29er, but with razor-sharp handling. Made with Giant Composite Technology, the frame’s massive MegaDrive downtube and OverDrive headtube give it quick, precise steering. Asymmetrical chainstays and a PowerCore bottom bracket boost traction and acceleration. Find new confidence, and speed, with XtC Composite 29er.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by James Segovia

Date Reviewed: February 15, 2013

Strengths:    Light, stiff, durable, geometrys perfect, carbon or composite whatever mutes trail thats kind of cool. geo

Weaknesses:    price tag

Bottom Line:   
My xtc comp 29er custom set up bombs through everything . Its so easy on the climbs it gets up anything with ease and in a hurry . On fireroads this thing cant be touched either direction. The rough technical descents came sometimes feel like your holding a jack hammer, just pick your lines right and the momentum of this thing will rip through anything with stabability and confidence .

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Bike Setup:   Full XT. Fox Float 29 CTD Kashima. WTB Stryker Wheels

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by IndianaXC a Racer from Milford, Indiana. U.S.

Date Reviewed: January 29, 2012

Strengths:    Super stiff/efficient. Insanely effeicient. Rides super smooth, looks awesome, handles amazingly etc. etc.

Weaknesses:    Not necessarily a weakness, but I wish Giant ha stuck with a BB30 or even threaded BB. The BB92 is somewhat of a pain to find replacement parts for, but I dont really see any reason to ever replace it, so its not that big of a deal.

Bottom Line:   
Quite possibly the best 29er hardtail frame built to date. Its not the lightest out there, but it more than makes up for that in ride quality. Super smooth riding, but so insanely stiff where it needs to be. Cant foresee it ever breaking, it feels so bombproof its unreal. If your considering it, buy it!

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Favorite Trail:   Winona Lake XC

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   Nappanee Bicycle

Similar Products Used:   Giant XTC alloy version. Cannondale alloy hardtail 29er.

Bike Setup:   Whisky parts co. rigid fork. SLX drivetrain. American Classic wheels. Formula RX brakes. Weighs 20 pounds.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Damn It a Racer from Phoenix

Date Reviewed: September 23, 2011

Strengths:    No flex, buttery smooth.

Weaknesses:    A bit heavy but helps to dampen vibrations.

Bottom Line:   
A great ride. Looking to buy another one to build with a suspension fork.

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Favorite Trail:   Any

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1025.00

Purchased At:   EbAY

Similar Products Used:   Niner One Nine, Kona Kula 29

Bike Setup:   Single speed with XTR cranks and brakes, Stans Crest with Hope hubs, Syncros carbon fork, bars, and stem, DMR chain tensioner, S-works Control tires.

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