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    Giant XTC 29-1 (2010) vs Specialized Rockhopper Expert Disc 29 (2009)

    Hi everyone.

    Calling from Australia to ask for some suggestions/comments. Over here I can find the Giant XTC 29-1 (2010) for around the same price as a Specialized Rockhopper Expert Disc 29 (2009).

    However I need to order the Giant, where as the Specialized is floorstock.

    I would love some comments as to which is the better way forwards. I am kinda leaning towards the Giant, but welcome any feedback, good or bad anyone can give.

    One interesting comment I have is that according to the size guide on Giants website, I would need an L - 20" (I am 6'2"), but this seems to be physically a bit smaller than Specialized's 19" bike.

    Thx

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    I am 6'2" and I very comfortably rode the XL Giant XTC-1. It has a somewhat slack ST angle and it does pull the front end back a bit more than the 25" TT length would suggest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtroy
    I am 6'2" and I very comfortably rode the XL Giant XTC-1. It has a somewhat slack ST angle and it does pull the front end back a bit more than the 25" TT length would suggest.
    Having also ridden the XL Giant XTC29er and being 6'5", I would think the XL (21") would be the better fit for a 6'2" rider.

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    Thx for the comments guys. If I go Giant I think I will go the XL frame.

    But anyone trump for the Specialized over the Giant?

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    I'm 6'2" and the XL Giant is a perfect fit....I have the XTC2 which has a no offset seatpost- or at least less so than the XTC1, which puts me right over the pedals and still enough weight on the front and rear- good balance I must say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jethrow
    Hi everyone.

    Calling from Australia to ask for some suggestions/comments. Over here I can find the Giant XTC 29-1 (2010) for around the same price as a Specialized Rockhopper Expert Disc 29 (2009).

    However I need to order the Giant, where as the Specialized is floorstock.

    I would love some comments as to which is the better way forwards. I am kinda leaning towards the Giant, but welcome any feedback, good or bad anyone can give.

    One interesting comment I have is that according to the size guide on Giants website, I would need an L - 20" (I am 6'2"), but this seems to be physically a bit smaller than Specialized's 19" bike.

    Thx
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    Hey guys - when you all say you are riding the XTC-1 or XTC-2, do you mean the XTC 29-1? I am not sure if the frame size comparison works otherwise.

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    I mean the XTC 29er 1
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    Thx everyone - I just ordered the Giant in XL

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