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Hi all,

I have recently re-entered the sport of mountain biking. I have been riding now 3-4x week on dirt / rock trails with some fairly steep inclines. My current bike is a 1996 Trek 930 SHX which was good in it's day, and still works great (after being tuned up), but it is a chrome frame (heavy)! I am 6'0" , 215#, and am looking to spend around 800-900 $. My first trip to the bike shop, the dealer recommended a Giant XTC-1........... My question is, what brand should I be looking at?, any particular models better than any other? Help please :D
 

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Welcome back to riding & to the forums. :band:

The Giant XTC is a sweet bike I like the fact they went with the Stroker Ryde brake but they skimped on the rest. :D

http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/bikes/mountain/1265/29357/

If you look at a Ibex Trophy the components selection is consistent & higher end of the model line. :thumbsup:

http://www.ibexbikes.com/Bikes/TR-COMP-X7-Details.html

Mtbr has a excellent product review are to get a good idea on what all the numbers & letters mean. :rockon:

http://www.mtbr.com/reviewscrx.aspx
 

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Man that IBEX looks sweet!! Am strongly considering ordering it, my only drawback is that my local shop offers free lifetime tune-ups, and I can't "try it before I buy it", but it is definitly in my top 5!!!
Thanks
 
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