Are they good? I have a LBS selling one for 600 bucks. It has a dirt jumper, hayes mech, Titec stem and bars, sram and lx derailers. The bike is new and pretty sweet looking...and I am thinking of turning my buddy onto it...he is a new rider and does want to spend a ton. I am not real familar Giants....but it looks nice. 600 is fair...yes?
on the model year. you said it was "new"; does that mean a brand new model or just a slightly used earlier model? i might steer away from it if it was an 05 or 06, since giant is poop-canning the AC and quality has gone down per other people's reports, but if its a 2001-2004 model, 600 clams is a good price if its in as good of shape as you say it is. just my $.02