Giant XTC Composite 2 XC Hardtail

4.75/5 (8 Reviews)
MSRP : $2180.00


Product Description

  • Frame: Full formulaOne composite construction
  • Fork: FOX FRL, 80mm travel
  • Headset: FSA Orbit ACB
  • Hubs: DT Cerit disc
  • Spokes: DT Competition 14/15G


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Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mthwrd a Cross Country Rider from Taiwan

Date Reviewed: June 24, 2011

Strengths:    The frame is incredible - almost totally neutral. Flies uphill and flies down. Point and shoot. It handles all kinds of terrain and the back end has wonderful compliance.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
It's brilliant. The frame is 100% upgradeable, if you have a mind for that kind of thing. Highly recommended. Great fun.

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Favorite Trail:   Suao, Yilan County

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1040.00

Purchased At:   Giant, Hsinchu

Similar Products Used:   Similar priced hardtails by Specialized, Fuji, Merrida, Canondale and Trek.

Bike Setup:   Entry level comp stuff. Deore, etc.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by bri127 a Cross Country Rider from philippines

Date Reviewed: March 22, 2011

Strengths:    the frame is very nice to use. light weight and durable.


Weaknesses:    heard rumors of carbon fiber life span

Bottom Line:   
its the perfect bike for big guy like me. the frame size is 21". i was using another brand before and now am very happy with giant xtc. thanks giant!

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Favorite Trail:   rough road

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   life cycle

Similar Products Used:   n/a

Bike Setup:   shimano xt groupset, american classic wheelset, thomson cockpit and rock shox sid fork

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by nechelson a Weekend Warrior from Philippines

Date Reviewed: January 31, 2011

Strengths:    Very Light, Stiff and Rigid... Looks Because I like the looks of a carbon fiber material. Geometry for me is very good..

Weaknesses:    I don't see any weakness

Bottom Line:   
The best carbon bike I had ridden...

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Favorite Trail:   Rock n Roll Trail

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   a Friend

Bike Setup:   Giant composite frame, Reba dual air fork, Deore XT Wheelset, Sram-Shimano group set, Hygia brakes.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by J C a Racer from Denver

Date Reviewed: May 30, 2007

Strengths:    Oh yea can you say fast and comfortable. This thing is unbelivable.

Weaknesses:    None at all. That is until they can make a full suspension 4 inch travel as light as this one.

Bottom Line:   
Sweet ride. Very light,comfortable, responsive, easy hanlding, ect. You get the picture. Awsome bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Tsali

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Everything, full suspension, hard tail, ect.

Bike Setup:   As light as possible. 18.5 lbs

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Carbon XTC a Weekend Warrior from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Date Reviewed: October 18, 2006

Strengths:    Strong, LOOKS and Light

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
For the price, Engineered & quality Giant bikes are awesome. The frame feels like a full suspension bike on the hardest setting with the hardtail in the mix for going fast up or down the trails. Giant should make this frame more stiffer without gaining weight and it will be perfect.

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Favorite Trail:   any

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Alloy hardtail & Full Suspension

Bike Setup:   standard

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by André-Philippe Éthier a Cross Country Rider from St-Eustache, Qc, Canada

Date Reviewed: November 17, 2005

Strengths:    frame, fork, crank, wheels

Weaknesses:    brake levers, grip,

Bottom Line:   
Really great bike with a frame that suck up quite every vibrations. The fork is a little heavy but it worth the strength, precise stering and with the terralogic in the fork, this is the absolute efficient bike. Try one if your looking for a stiff hardtail and if your looking for performance.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Centre du vélo st eustache

Similar Products Used:   trek carbon

Bike Setup:   stock with geax tires, avid sd sl brake system, xt normal rear derr, crank bros egg beater sl pedals, x cartirdge in the fork

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Peter Strong from Midland, MI USA

Date Reviewed: August 24, 2005

Strengths:    Good component mix. The little touches are nice such as the race face bar and stem, hutchinson tires, and Time pedals. The frame is very stiff when sprinting, but handles well in the rough as the carbon flexes.

Weaknesses:    Its a little short in the top tube. I rode a specialized 17" and now this XTC in 17". I feel a little bunched up on it, but I have a longer than usual torso for someone who rides a 17".

Bottom Line:   
Bottom line is that when Giant makes a carbon bike, they do a good job of it. I have raced their carbon road bike and now their carbon XTC and I love them both. Though I wish that I could have sprung for the XTC 1 with full XTR, this bike is perfect for what I am doing. Took a bad crash today and its still perfect (except for that scratch..go figure).

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Favorite Trail:   Stony Creek

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Stumpjumper

Bike Setup:   Mavic CrossRoc wheelset with tubeless Hutchinson Python tires, Shimano LX Dual Control Levers, Thomson Elite Set Back seatpost, Selle Italia XO saddle, ODI lock on grips, Specialized Elite Classic wireless computer, Shimano XT cassette, Sram PC 69 chain....otherwise its a stock bike.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andres Duarte a Racer from Guatemala

Date Reviewed: April 27, 2005

Strengths:    Frame, wow even better than the 99mcm I thing this bike has almos a cm in rear suspension because of the design and material of the rear triangle, How? I dont know, but you will feel it inmediately.

Weaknesses:    None by far,

Bottom Line:   
Best Bike I´ve ridden.

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Favorite Trail:   academia duarte

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $2450.00

Purchased At:   Bicimania

Similar Products Used:   Giant mcm 99

Bike Setup:   Changed the Front FR80Rl for a Manitou Skareb Platinum 100mm, UFF awesome configuration.

Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

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Anyone ridden XTC composite 1 or 2?

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XTC Composite 1 versus 2? Worth the extra $?

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