Giant XTC Composite 29er 1 - 2013

Giant XTC Composite 29er 1
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XC riders, rejoice! How about a crazy-light, full-carbon 29er hardtail with razor-sharp handling and blazing acceleration? Yes, please! Giant's XTC Composite 29er 1 is equipped with a tapered head tube for quick steering, a massive, OverDrive down tube for precise tracking and asymmetrical chainstays for tire and mud clearance. Up front, Fox gives you a 100mm fork so you float above the trail effortlessly and a 15mm through-axle to slice through any corner out there. You'll hold every line, too, with the big, 29-inch Giant rims and Schwalbe tires hooking up to everything. Forging ahead, you'll churn out blissful miles with a Shimano 2x10 group and pilot your XTC with Giant controls. And since every ride has to come to an end, you have great SLX discs to put the clamps on.

Giant’s OverDrive 2 delivers up to 30%-better cornering and sprinting stiffness and control than non-tapered front ends with:
1/2) 1 ¼-inch/1 ½-inch diameter bearings
3) 1 ¼-inch diameter Giant stem
4) Tapered fork steerer
5) Giant OverDrive steerer plug

Specs

Frame Giant Composite
Fork Fox Float F29 Evolution CTD, 100mm-travel
Rims/Wheels Giant P-XC29 2
Hubs Giant Tracker
Spokes DT Swiss Competition
Tires Schwalbe Racing Ralph Performance, 29 x 2.1
Crankset Shimano Deore XT
Chainrings 38/26
Front Derailleur Shimano SLX
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
Rear Cogs Shimano, 10-speed: 11-36
Shifters Shimano SLX
Handlebars Giant Connect
Stem Giant Connect SL
Brake Levers Shimano SLX
Brakes Shimano SLX disc, 6-inch rotors
Saddle Fizik Tundra 2
Seatpost Giant Connect SL

Reviews

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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4.0

(based on 4 reviews)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable  (3)
  • Versatile  (2)
  • Carbon frame 
  • Good parts 
  • Nice gruppo 

Cons

  • Not light but lovely 
  • Poor quality 
  • Rear hub 

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking  (2)
  • Commuting/city 
  • Transcending biking 
  • Xc mountain bike racing 

REVIEWS

Reviewed by 4 customers

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4

Climbs like a Goat

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from St. Louis, MO

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Nice Gruppo
  • Durable
  • Carbon Frame

Cons

  • Rear Hub

Best Uses

  • Xc Mountain Bike Racing

Comments:

I've had this bike for just over a year and other than the rear hub freewheel bearing wearing out I have no complaints. I looked at several brands of bikes with comparable features and didn't find anything that really came close. Some were, but had lesser components or lesser features. It's made my racing and riding much more enjoyable. This bike in my opinion has been about 4-1/2 stars.

5

Meets all expectations

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from Gatineau, Qc

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Good Parts
  • Precise Steering
  • Versatile
  • Durable

Cons

  • Not Light But Lovely

Best Uses

  • Mountain Biking
  • Commuting/City
  • Transcending Biking

Comments:

I was sorry to read the other review and do hope the problem has been fixed. For my part, this bike delivers total pleasure.

1

broke after 1year

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from Torrance

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

Cons

  • Poor Construction

Best Uses

Comments:

I had this bike for about a year and the back sprocket just came loose from the back wheel, i can't even pedal now, i am very dissapointed.

5

excellent bike

By 

from Big Rapids, MI

About Me Competitive Cyclist

Pros

  • Versatile
  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking

    Comments:

    Lets just say I took 20 minutes off of my time on a 24 mile race from the same race the following year, due to this bike!!

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