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    My old ride

    I built this up about 4 years ago...its a beauty, XTR, XT, FOX RLT, Raceface Carbon, Avid Brakes...

    And then my new Trance Advanced Frame, Rp23, got 08 XTR right thru, Ritchey Carbon Bar/Stem and more to come (just need fork and brakes)
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    Quote Originally Posted by specka808
    I built this up about 4 years ago...its a beauty, XTR, XT, FOX RLT, Raceface Carbon, Avid Brakes...

    And then my new Trance Advanced Frame, Rp23, got 08 XTR right thru, Ritchey Carbon Bar/Stem and more to come (just need fork and brakes)
    nice mine is the same sid race nokons julie brakes titanium disc syntace stem fsa carbon cranks powercordz shifter cables 819 rims americian classic hubs tiand alloy bolts xtr deralliurs sram shifters ,,nice and light ,added my sons giant roady size 43 ,he is 11 .yesterday was his birth day .going to adeliade fo9r bmx aussie titles next week .love the mcm carboncheck out my photos on kim-joshy gallery

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    Brand new....

    '08 Giant Yukon my first "real" MTB aside from wal mart specials. The quality of the pictures arent the best sorry about that.

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    Nice Yukon. I ride a Yukon as well.
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    This is a Giant XtC Composite Custom 2008. Just finished building her up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alm80
    Thats a Hot Bike for sure

    if someone will fill me in on posting pics i will post some pics of my giant hardtail

    host the picture to a free hosting site, copy the provided link from each picture and paste it into a reply here. make sure it has the tags so it will be viewable
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    This is a Giant XtC Composite Custom 2008. Just finished building her up.
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    That's sweet! How much does it weigh? I have just bought myself a 2008 comp zero with pretty much the same specs, except for the wheels. Mine will be XTR.

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    Xtc Team 08

    XTC Team 08
    Just got the frame 3 weeks ago, the rest is from my old bike..






    With a monster at home..
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    here is the update pictures i guess with everything installed minus the lizard skin cargo bag

    wellgo mg-1 pedals
    rock shox dart 3 w/ pop lock
    oury lock on grips
    forte carbon ergo bars ends
    chain stay cover


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    I post my XTC on the other thread and thought I should post it on the right place too

    So here it is
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    Updated pics. As of yesterday..

    20.4lb as shown. My 'sharpest edge'..so to speak.

    Carbon chainstays. Olympics. 2.25 Furious Fred tires w Stans(no strips). 42-30-22 Next LP/Action Tec Ti BB/Twin Ti Eggs. Fox F80X(Pushed). Hope Monominis 160mm Stans alum front/140mm steel rr. XTR 11-34, RD. Extralite UL post/Flite TT/MaxM MX5 bar/Syntace F99 stem. 90% ti or alum hardware.

    Been a solid fast race bike since snag'n the frame only off Ebay back in 05.

    Still need to cut those crazy brake lines..



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    I have been neglecting her lately. Just gave her a excellent clean and tune up and hit some drops I have never done before. The bigger one is above my head yet it isn't as scary as allot of much smaller drops around the place. No pics of the drop as I was alone. I have decided that I love a Beefy hardtail and I will not be using it for parts on a new trail bike build.


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    A week old and still sketchy on the clipless pledals. Stock except XT shifters and XT Shadow Derailuer. Plan on more fun stuff soon enough:


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    Thats the same as my bike.

    I am really loving it so far actually..

    Mine is 100% stock right now, except I am getting an RS Reba Race installed either today or tomorrow. (not a big fan of the MX Pro stock)
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    My new girls...

    Here is my '07 Rainier that I just picked up last Thursday, it has been on layaway for a month or two...sad to see this bike leave the Giant Lineup.....

    Then there ismy 2008 Sedona. I have started adding accesories and it is my commuter/hauler bike, but it does a good job on a lot of the less aggressive trails around here too....

    Both are pretty much all stock, aside from the rack on the Sedona and that the Rainier now has the Sedona's seat and I have a new seat on the Sedona...well that and the cheesy little water bottle holder on the Sedona that is there temorarily....




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    Got my girl friend an 07 rincon from the close out list, stripped it down and had the frame painted by a buddy of mine. All stock except swapped out silver housings for black and removed some other stuff.



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    Here is an update of my 2008 XTC.
    Nothing stock except the headset and the seatpost clamp. New since last pic, XT wheelset and firex single speed crank.

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    I wiped out my other pics when cleaning out the online photo gallery. So here's my somewhat custom '08 STP 0. If you can't half tell I like the raw Al.

    My bike at my place, I'm a lucky lady for sure to have such a beaut bike & live in such a great place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liv_rong
    Got my girl friend an 07 rincon from the close out list, stripped it down and had the frame painted by a buddy of mine. All stock except swapped out silver housings for black and removed some other stuff.


    The pink looks great!
    Can't say I've really seen any other pink bikes I've really liked, perhaps your looks so good because it hasn't got pink grips and other accessories which others seem to do to try & keep the theme going.
    Nice work.

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    Here's mine. Nothing special. 100% stock..... for now


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    Here's mine:



    07 XtC Team
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    Thomson/Raceface contact points
    Avid BB7
    Xero Element wheelset

    Next upgrade will be to a better pair of wheels.

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    Here is my 2008 Rincon after going through a slight upgrading process...
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    07 XTC Composite

    This is my custom 07 XTC Composite. It weighs 8.975 kg (19.75 lb).
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    Hey Pebble!

    Here's my girl's new Giant Talon, she loves it!!! (not as much as she loves me though... I hope!).


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    Yep the bike looks great. Actually what size is it? It must be like a 15" as it looks kind of similar to the STP - nice and compact triangles.

    You know I never liked that frame design when they first came out, I was glad to buy the '07 Alias rather than the new style '08. But her bike really looks great, I think the colour scheme and frame size really work well together there.

    You'll have to post up an updated photo with the white saddle now

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    Bold = upgrades


    Size- S (16)

    Color- Gray/Black

    Frame- ALUXX SL butted aluminum

    Fork- SR XCR, 100mm w/Pre Adjust and Lockout

    Shifters- Sram X5

    Front derailleur- Shimano C102

    Rear derailleur- Sram X5

    Brakes- Rear- Stock V-Brake for now Front- Avid BB5 160mm

    Brake levers- Sram FR5

    Cassette- Shimano HG 9sp 11-32

    Chain- Shimano HG


    Cranks- SR Suntour XCT V2, 28/38/48T

    BB- Cartridge

    Rims- RynoLite (the front rim is different but I just ordered a matching rynolite front wheel with a matching deore disc hub)

    Hubs- Deore Disc

    Tires- Michelin WildGripper Hot S

    Handlebar- TruVativ XC-XR Flatbar 31.8 5 deg 580mm wide Black


    Stem- TruVativ XR 31.8

    Seatpost- Alloy 30.9x350

    Saddle- Unity Giant Grove Plus Giant DJ on men's Gray/Black

    Pedals- Standard toe clips for now
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    Quote Originally Posted by ducktape
    Actually what size is it? It must be like a 15" as it looks kind of similar to the STP - nice and compact triangles.
    It's actually a 14inch. The top tube is about 11mm longer than that of the 14inch women's Alias so I'm still tempted to get a shorter stem for her, although she doesn't look or feel stretched out on the bike at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Fox
    It's actually a 14inch. The top tube is about 11mm longer than that of the 14inch women's Alias so I'm still tempted to get a shorter stem for her, although she doesn't look or feel stretched out on the bike at all.
    If you are planning to shorten the stem then I would hold off on trimming the bars. Because the whole wide bar phenomenon you see going on now is purely because a lot more people are using short stems - think about it, would you rather do push ups with your hands really close together or comfortably wide apart? Likewise the closer the bar is to the body the wider you would run it for better leverage & comfort (and control I suppose). From my experience it's only since I started running a 50mm stem that I found the want for wider bars (710's are now comfy, my hands always ended up over the end of the 640's).

    I have found that I like the stem around 50mm or maybe 60mm at most. It does take some getting used to the slow speed handling (harder to control) but you do get used to it, and adding wider bars to the mix kind of off sets that handling anyway. If you're not short of cash then give it a go, if she likes it that's great, if not make sure it's a stem you'd like to have on your bike! Check out the Syncros FR from Phantom Cycles

    Well here's an update of mine, I can't believe I did it, I never thought I would considering where I live is hilly. But yes, I've gone SS! I am going to put the front brake back on, it's off because I had to buy a new hose & am yet to install it. It's alright with just the rear for around here, but not for doing the DH which I plan to do a lot more of. The Alias is 9spd so I can use that for riding into town, but nah I love my STP too much.




    And my Husbands Alias again, he still has not ridden it, that's alright, I'm sure I can use it to my advantage to get some other kind of bike in a few years time, or I'll threaten to SS that too - then I know he'll never ride it. Yes the reality is probably that it's my 2nd bike, but at the moment it's just not getting any love.

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    Single speed?! W00t! Go the STP!

    Cheers for the advice Pebble, much appreciated! We'll try a shorter stem for sure, and yes I'm definitely holding out on cutting up the bars 'cause I actually love the bars myself lol.

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    Hi, hey I have that same bike and I want to change the seatpost (i am during a restoration project . Do you what size it is? someone told me 27.2 but it looks bigger

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    Good job!

    '08 XTC 2 - Shakedown run last weekend.


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    Oldy but goody.

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    Just got it this week. The only thing is it doesn't fit well on a bike rack - I might have to get one of those top tube adapters.
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    R Da Stps Ney Goowd?

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    Quote Originally Posted by simsim
    R Da Stps Ney Goowd?
    Nah I just brought one to be like everyone else

    Depends, I know that they are great sellers here in Aus because they are reputable for being a great DJ bikes and they offer unrivaled value for money.However Giant does tend to dominate the market here in downhill bikes as well, so it would be value for money factor pushing them ahead of other competitors in most cases.

    It really depends what sort of riding you'll be doing, and also your personal preferences. Compare it against a few other brands and decide for yourself.

    When I was buying I considered Norco Rampage, Transition Vagrant, Banshee Scirocco / Viento, Santacruz Chameleon etc. In the end it came down to fit / geometry, price and what I primarily wanted out of the bike.

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    Brand new '08 XTC 1 all stock except grips

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    brand new '08 xtc1
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    new pic:

    New Stuff:

    Sun Rhynolite w/ XT hubs
    Sram Pc-971 chain
    wtb seat
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    kngofqns11 nice bike! don't forget about the saweet micro adjust seat post on there too.


    wait are those all my parts on that thing!? just kidding.





    oh yeah and get it off my stand
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    1989 Giant Iguana

    Someone left this Girls Giant bike for dead. I welded a bar across it and painted it black, put a trekking bar on it and converted it to a 27 speed with trigger shifters. Rides nice.
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    Giant STP 08




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    Here is my 2008 Giant Rincon:


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    I just got this baby, so sweet.
    26.4 pounds w/ pedals

    2006 XTC

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    Here is my new '08 XTC1...posted up in a separate thread but figured I'd contribute here as well.

    Swapped out the REBA fork, cranks, BB, stem/bars, and wheelset from my Anthem. The XL frame w/pedals weighs in at just over 27lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babu
    Here is my 2008 Rincon after going through a slight upgrading process...

    what brake setup do you have and how do you like them so far? i was thinkin of up grading to get a better feel on the trail.


    im currently waiting on a new bottom bracket and crank arms from giant they are replacing mine under warranty cause the left arm keep coming out. and i think the fork is jacked up too now. i can nearly push the fork all the way down and its on the stiffest setting now on knob, along with the stiffer springs i got from giant 2 months ago. and the pop lock doesnt hold any more as soon as i let up on the bars the fork comes right back up to the top. gotta have that checked out soon too.
    '99 Giant XTC DS2 - Sold
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    Last Sun, fresh after placing 2nd. 20lbs.
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    Giant XTC

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