So I currently have a stumpjumper, its not carbon. I've picked up some stans arch ex wheels on it. Had it for about a year now. Do enjoy the bike but am now kinda wanting to try something new.
Looking at the Giant XTC 1 composite, mainly for 3 reasons. 1) its a carbon 2) brakes 3) Fox fork. I hate the elixers on my bike and wouldnt mind trying a fox shock to see if I can notice any difference.
My bike, even tho its a XXL weighs in at 25.4lb, from what I have read the XTC 1 weights in at around 25lb as well. So now I'm just sitting here wondering if theres a point to this. I could just toss some SLX brakes on my stumpy, maybe grab a carbon bar, stem and seatpost and call it a day, then wait a few more years and dive into the FS scene. Or get the XTC and a year or two down the road upgrade those wheels and see how that does.
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