Giant XtC Team Bike 1998 or Older

5/5 (2 Reviews)

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Giant XtC Team

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andre Dias a Cross Country Rider from Oberwil, BL, Switzerland

Date Reviewed: July 31, 2005

Strengths:    A fantastic frame, stifff and responsive, light without compromising strengh - good control on descents whilst keeping a good climbing response

Weaknesses:    Black and yellow.....and that´s it!

Bottom Line:   
If you are the "build it yourself" tipe of biker this is a sure best hit to start with, a little hard to find though.....
Good luck

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Favorite Trail:   Bar da Cachoeira, Joaquim Egídio

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Megabikers, Campinas

Similar Products Used:   Schwimm, Scott USA, trek

Bike Setup:   Fox RCL 100 mm, DT swiss wheal set with 240´s hubs, XT crankset, Xt front derrailer, XTR rear derrailer, XTR shifting system, xtr brakes, kenda tires, Thomson seatpost, Selle Italia saddle, Anwser pro carbom risebar

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by margaret barclay a Cross Country Rider from Alexandria, Scotland

Date Reviewed: October 7, 2000

Strengths:    Lightwieght full suspension machine. Best components and framset for the money spent.

Weaknesses:    More of a race bike than a trail bike.

Bottom Line:   
What can I say? This bike is absolutely superb. Coming from riding mainly hardtails I thought I would go for a full suspension bike this time but was put off by the bobbing of some brands. Well not on this bike. The Giant NRS system elimates any kind of bobbing and as such it results in a bike which is excellent at both climbing and descending. It is easily controlled on singletrack, even on the slidy rough stuff that the Scottish weather usually causes and is comfortable on the trails. Some people may not like the stiff rear suspension which tends to be a little inoperable on the small bumps but coming from a hardtail this was hardly noticed and the plush ride over the scary stuff made up for it. This bike also comes with excellent top quality components as standard, so requires little money spend on upgrading which makes the initial cost easier to swallow. Overall a terrific ride and a great bike for all occasions, I wouldn't be buying another bike for a long time yet.

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Favorite Trail:   Aviemore Scotland

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $2800.00

Purchased At:   Mountain Trax UK

Similar Products Used:   Gary Fisher Sugar 1, Specialized FSR XC.

Bike Setup:   Race Face Turbine cranks & stem. Rox Shox SID SL, R/Shox SID rear shock. Hope sport closed disk system.

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