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    Witch one GIANT REVEL LTD 0 2013 or GENESIS Core 20

    GIANT REVEL LTD 0 2013
    679


    FRAME

    • Sizes S, M, L, XL
    • Colours Satin Black/Blue
    • Frame ALUXX-Grade Butted Aluminium
    • Fork Rock Shox XC 28 TK, 100mm w/ PopLoc remote Lock-out
    • Shock N/A

    COMPONENTS

    • Handlebar Giant Sport alloy low riser 31.8mm
    • Stem Giant Sport
    • Seatpost Giant Sport
    • Saddle Giant Sport Trail
    • Pedals Steel with resin body

    DRIVETRAIN

    • Shifters Shimano SLX, 3x10 speed
    • Front Derailleur Shimano Deore
    • Rear Derailleur Shimano XT
    • Brakes Tektro HDC300 hydraulic disc, 160mm rotors
    • Brake Levers Tektro HDC300
    • Cassette Shimano HG62 11-34, 10s
    • Chain KMC X-10
    • Crankset FSA Gamma Drive Mega Exo 42/32/24
    • Bottom Bracket FSA Mega Exo

    WHEELS

    • Rims Giant CR70 Double Wall
    • Hubs Giant S-Elite
    • Spokes Black Stainless Steel
    • Tires Giant Sport 26x2.1"


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    GENESIS Core 20
    630 + shoes


    Model Year 2011
    Product Options 17.5 in stock,
    20.5 in stock
    Description Core 20 - the aluminium hardtail that's dead-centre, always on target. It's fast, light and accurate with a trail-tested geometry that's capable of taking lines that may surprise you. Tapered and ovalised double-butted 6061 heat-treated aluminium tubes tune the ride feel to avoid harshness as well as keeping the weight down and strength up. The Core frame design needs a durable part list, so all Shimano brakes and gears, Rockshox forks plus details such as spline-axle cranks, 400mm seat posts, shorter stems and wider bars are all standard.
    Frame 6061 6 double-butted aluminium
    Fork Rockshox Tora K 120mm alu
    Front Derailleur Shimano Alivio
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore Shadow
    Shift Levers Shimano Alivio 9-spd
    Chainset Shimano Alivio Octalink 44-32-22T
    Bottom Bracket Shimano Octalink
    Pedals Shimano PD-M505 clipless
    Cassette CS-HG30-9 11-32T
    Chain Shimano
    Wheels Hubs: Shimano RM-65 C-L. Rims: Alex DP-17 32 hole
    Tyres Continental Mountain King 2.2
    Brakes Shimano BR-M445 160mm F + R rotors
    Brake Levers Shimano BL-M445
    Stem Genesis OS 6061 / 31.8 mm clamp
    Handlebars Genesis 6061 6 wide / 30 mm rise
    Grips /Tape Kraton rubber, file pattern
    Saddle Genesis MTN2 Cr-Mo rail
    Seatpost Genesis 6061 400 mm / 27.2 mm

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