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    2013 Giant XTC Composite 3 29er or 2013 Marin Indian Fire Trail- Which to buy?

    Trying to decide between these two. The Marin is an aluminum frame but has many upgrades (fox float fork, Formula RX brakes, XT Drivetrain...etc). The Giant is Carbon and has upgraded wheels (ZTR Arch EX) but not so much component wise (Rock Shox Recon, Elixir 1 brakes, X7 rear der, Sram Cranks).

    This will be my first 29er so the ride is really important. Do not care about racing but love really technical riding, fast single track, and jumping off reasonable jumps.

    Both are the same money.

    Any and all advice is welcome.

    Thank you.
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    The frame is the base that everything else revolves around. Emphasis on revolves. Components wear and/or get upgraded. Go with the best frame you can get. The parts on the Giant aren't bad. The frame is spectacular and comes with a lifetime warranty.
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    That is what i am thinking. Would like to know which one is best for the different riding styles. Glad to know about the lifetime warranty.
    Thank you for your advice Silentfoe.
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