XC Giant XTC ADVANCED 29ER 1

mtb101

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Was looking for a new XC ride, hard tails are great value when looking at weight and efficiency and most of my riding is xc, Forrest, Wombat, Smith Gully, Yarra Trails, Plenty VIC.

$3699.00

Its a medium, weight is 10.4KGs (after converting to tubeless), tubes were 460 grams thick bastards, good for puncture resistance, no good for me.

SPECS

FRAME
SIZES S, M, L, XL
COLORS Composite/Red/White
FRAME Advanced-grade composite w/ horizontal dropouts, 29/27.5+ compatible
FORK Fox 32 Float SC Performance Elite, FIT4 damper, remote lockout, Kabolt,
Boost, OverDrive, 100mm travel (not 27.5+ compatible)
SHOCK N/A
COMPONENTS
HANDLEBAR Giant Contact XC Flat, 31.8mm
STEM Giant Contact
SEATPOST Giant Contact, Composite, 27.2mm
SADDLE Giant Contact SL Forward, SST tubular rails
PEDALS N/A
DRIVETRAIN
SHIFTERS Shimano Deore XT
FRONT DERAILLEUR N/A
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Deore XT, Shadow+
BRAKES Shimano Deore XT, hydraulic disc, [F] 180mm [R] 160mm
BRAKE LEVERS Shimano Deore XT
CASSETTE Shimano Deore XT 11-46T, 11-speed
CHAIN KMC X11 EL 1
CRANKSET Shimano Deore XT, 32T
WHEELS
BOTTOM BRACKET Shimano, Press fit
RIMS Giant XCR 1 Composite DBL WheelSystem; 27mm wide, Tubeless
compatible
HUBS Giant XCR 1 Composite DBL WheelSystem; 28h, [F] Boost 110x15mm, [R]
Boost 148x12mm
SPOKES Giant XCR 1 Composite DBL WheelSystem; Sapim Laser
TIRES Schwalbe Racing Ralph, 29x2.25, EVO, TL Easy
EXTRAS Tubeless rim tape and valve stems

MODS: bars cut to 700 cm, tubeless, removed spacer from drive side to other to eliminate back pedal chain drop, flip stem.

Ride: had to spend a bit of time getting fit right, mainly being able to ride aggressively through corners, lightweight wheels just don't slow and accelerate fast - plus flat bars, so bike was getting away on corners. Got it dialed now - needed more weight over front of bike, tubeless at about 35 psi, seat height for/aft.

suspension a bit soft, but maybe I"m used to my rigid and my other bike which has stiffer forks.

Is it fast? Yep faster than I can pedal it.

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Very nice, i like the adjustable drop outs, gives plenty of options.

Could i suggest a lower front pressure?, I test rode the same model and ran 23psi at the front with good results.
 
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