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    Just picked up my new giant xtc composite 29er 0 !!!

    Just picked up my new baby!! Can't wait to ride it this weekend. First 29er so i hope i love it.. Just riding it around fits me way better than my santa cruz superlight which i loved.. She is a beauty!! :d
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    Beautiful! I would love to take it out!

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    nice bike !

    be sure to try out few different values of air pressure in your tires.
    you will be amazed at how much of a difference it makes on a 29er HT.

    and enjoy the new bike

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    Looks great. What kind of pedals are those?

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    Awesome looking bike!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VanillaEps View Post
    Looks great. What kind of pedals are those?
    Those are crank brothers candy pedals. Dunno which one exactly but their really good pedals specially in the muck.

    Awesome bike, congrats and enjoy the ride!

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    That thing is badass! Enjoy.

    Bob

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    Congrats, nice looking bike. Is the blue lever for the thru axle stock on the Giant like that? If so that's a nice little touch to the bike.
    Yip yip yip nope nope nope

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    Congrats! I drank the 29er hardtail kool-aid myself last week when I purchased a Focus Black Forest 1.0. I'm digging it for sure. Let us know what you think!

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    Quote Originally Posted by r3xnvb View Post
    Those are crank brothers candy pedals. Dunno which one exactly but their really good pedals specially in the muck.

    Awesome bike, congrats and enjoy the ride!
    A lot of people seem to ride clipless......


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    sweet sweet sweet...let us know how you got on and your thoughts on it

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    Looks sweeet!

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    Holy saddle to bar ... rise.

    I know I am at risk to be called out as a troll, but my question is a serious one. After your first riding experiences, does the bars position feel good or will you change it? Are you able to 'work' the front end effectively with your bars that high up, or is that simply not part of the type of riding you do?

    With 'working' the front end, I mean actively loading the bars to pump the backside of little dips in the trail or getting more grip in corners.

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    Nice bike. I love the down tube! How do u like that x9 crank?

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    I rode that bike a demo last week here in michigan. The XTC was one of the stand outs in my opinion. Maybe it was just the way it fit me but it climbed really well, had great power transfer and was super nimble. Just an over all awesome bike.

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    thanks everyone! this bike is totally stock. the bike looks even better in person. the frame is composite color... i was looking at 29ers for a year now and finally pulled the trigger on this one. was also looking at a motobecane ti 29er full xtr but felt better dealing with my lbs even if the bike didn't have a full xtr set up. and the frame is warrantied for life. other than the pedals which i took off my old bike for now. they are crank brothers candy 3 pedals.. getting them painted blue to match bike but need to ride so will have to live with the orange for now. i will update on how i like the bike and the handle bar position. i have bad shoulders so a little higher will probably work for me. only thing that feels weird is the handle bars are wide as hell!! mite have to cut them down. i can't wait to take her out on sunday!!

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    Very hot looking ride.
    I'm with Jeroen on this though. And yes, both our bikes look like ant eaters. At one point (when I was decently fit) I had about a foot of saddle to bar drop on a 26" er.
    Just to try what we're getting on about, get a scrap 2" (3" in you can find) riser bar, mount it upside down AND place the steerer spacers on top. Stem flipped down. It will still not quite be level with the saddle. See how that works out. Small adjustments sometimes don't show the full picture.Neither does a ride around the block.
    Let us know if you do!
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    Enjoy. I picked up a Giant XtC 29er 1 about 4 weeks ago and have rediscovered the joys of riding after many years off bikes. Couldn't afford the composite er 0 but would be really interested inhearing how it rides.

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    thanks traxx. i got a sick deal on the 0 so i couldn't pass it up. 2800 no tax!!!

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    Wow!!!!! nice bike and congrats

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    You should stick with the wide bars for a few rides atleast before you cut them... you might fall in love!

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    I got to take one of those for a spin on a Giant Demo day back in March in Chattanoga. I didn't like any of the Talons I rode, but the XTC frame is bloody great.

    2800$ out the door is a great price on that. What size is it, S or M? That was also my first experience with a 2x10 setup, and especially on a bike that light (sub 25 pounds in stock trim), definitely the way to go for most.

    Congrats, man... it's a killer steed.

    **BRENT**

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    Fantastic bike!! What does it weigh? Thinking about a frame up build.
    Consciousness, that annoying time between bike rides.

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    bikes is a size small. my scale showed 24.5 with pedals. but that could be off.. she feels light as hell though!!! down the road i will be switching the wheels to crank brothers and going to get a carbon stem,seatpost and bar so should be a little less when i am done.

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    Love the colour scheme. What would you estimate the bike's weight at?

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