Giant 2012 XTC Composite 29er 1

2 Reviews for 2012 XTC Composite 29er 1

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 Cons, stock wheels are HEAVY, saddle is nothing to write home about, (bike does not come with elixir brakes like listed in specs)deore level brakes are a step down from my old XT.

Pros, 15 mil through axle, STIFF frame, shorter wheel base fo a 29er, wheels are bomb proof, press fit bottom bracket, great chain lines, frame is very durable as it has taken many rock hits on the downtube without a scratch
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 Perfect intro into 29er/carbon hardtails. Only con's I can think of are the flat bar is a bit to get used to and I'd personally choose a shorter stem. The bike does come with elixir 1 brakes, so don't listen to this other guy. The downtube is huge on this thing and the bike as a whole feels stiff as a brick. Fox Float is a better fork than the fork found on other bikes at this price. Frame + fork alone is $2400, so $2500 full build is a hell of a deal.
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Giant 2012 XTC Composite 29er 1 (MSRP $2500) — 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 boost traction and acceleration. Find new confidence, and speed, with XtC Composite 29er.

Specifications Compare to other All Mountain/Enduro/XC

Price $2,500
Fork Fox F29 RL w/ 15QR Thru Axle and Tapered Steerer, 100mm Travel
Cassette SRAM PG1050 12x36, 10-Speed
Crankarms SRAM S1400, 26/39
Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP Press Fit
Rear Derailleur SRAM X.7
Chain SRAM PC1031
Front Derailleur SRAM X.7
Shifter Pods SRAM X.7, 2x10 Speed
Handlebar Giant Contact, Flat 31.8
Stem Giant Contact
Brakes SRAM Elixir 1, 160mm
Hubs [F] Giant Tracker w/ 15mm Axle, [F] Giant Tracker w/ 15mm Axle,
Spokes Stainless Steel, 14g
Rim Giant S-XC29 2
Tires Schwalbe Racing Ralph EVO 2.1, 67 EPI, Folding
Seat Giant Cross Trail, D2
Seatpost Giant Contact, 30.9

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