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    09 Alliance xtc

    My 09 Xtc almost advance


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    2011 Talon 29er-1

    very nice bike for under a grand. Swapped the crank to a deore and put on a shorter stem with lower rise from stock. Maiden voyage.
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    It counts as a hardtail, tight?
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    my babe with my bike....
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    my old giant.

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    Here is mine. It's not aw-worthy, but I love it for my first "real" MTB.



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    Quote Originally Posted by GiantXTCfr
    my babe with my bike....
    Very nice. Bike ain't bad either
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    I think I have the OLDEST bike in the thread.

    1989 Yukon (top of the line for Giant back then) Shimano Deore II components Araya RM20 rims with a pair of Ritchey Tom Slicks on there for city riding. She is still going strong, all original parts with the exception of the grips, seat and pedals.

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    Hey guys! First post, been lurking for a while. Here is my XTC1

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    Old School...



    Here's a pic of my '89 Giant Iguana w Scott AT-4 bars. Threw a little money into the bike this past year and swapped the 6 speed freewheel to a 7, changed shifters/brake levers, swapped cranks and bottom bracket and rear derailleur.

    20 year old Panaracer Smokes still on the bike.

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    Here is my 17 lbs XTC Advanced SL:

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    2010 XTC 1, got a great deal on it used from a LBS


    plan to change it to 2x9, throw on my mountain king tires, and get new flats at some point

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    Xtc C1

    My new XTC C1 - all stock
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boralb
    Here is my new advanced sl setup

    beautiful bike,, and greate fotografer you are , exelnt pic this and the others

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    i just built this one for my fiance as a christmas gift. i am hoping for this to be a good sidewalk/gravel trail cruiser for her. her favorite color is pink, and this is one of the very very very few options for pink bikes. sorry for the crappy cell phone pic.

    now lets hope she likes it!



    Frame - 2009 Giant ATX Pro
    Fork - Surly 1x1
    Handlebar - Race Face Ride XC Riser
    Grips - All-City Start Black/Pink
    Stem - Race Face Ride XC
    Brakes - Avid Single Digit 7
    Brake Levers - Avid Speed Dial 7
    Crankset - Race Face Ride XC
    Chain - Sram PC-971
    Cassette - Sram PG-970
    Pedals - Wellgo LU-895
    Wheels - Mavic Crossride UB
    Tires - Michelin Country Gravel
    Front Derailleur - Sram X.7
    Rear Deraulleur - Sram X.9
    Shifters - Sram X.7 Trigger Shifters
    Saddle - WTB Speed She
    Seatpost - Race Face Ride

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    My 2010 XTC Advanced SL










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    That's my custom built on 2010 XTC frameset
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    Giant in action (XTC FR):



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    2011 XTC 1 29er


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    spec:
    Frame-Giant XTC FR 2010
    Wheelset- XT WH-M775
    Fork- Rockshox Revelation 426 2009
    Groupset- Deore XT 10 spd 2011
    Stem- Thomson Elite X4 SME130
    Handlebar- FSA K-Force Carbon
    Saddle- WTB Race Rocket V
    Seatpost- OTA Kingsword
    Tyre- Kenda Nevagal 2.1/Panaracer Rampage SC 2.1
    Pedal-Xpedo Face Off XMX13
    Grip- Sunline
    Jagwire DBrake & Speed Cables
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    Nice bikes everyone...

    First post here, and great place to drool over Giant HT's.

    Here is mine.



    2010 Giant XTC2


    Mavic EX721 Rims on XT Hubs
    Deore groupset with XT M762 cranks
    Smarty pedals
    Truvativ AKA Stem
    Shimano carbon bars
    Hayes Mechanical Disc F+R
    Fox 32 F100 RLC (not shown in pic)

    Weekdays: used for commuting, I can ride local trails to the office

    Weekends: for having fun!

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    Here's mine


    Frame: 2009 Giant Yukon (got the frame for free and the rest is history)
    Headset: Origin8 sealed cartridge with anodized green cups
    Wheels: custom built Velocity Blunt rims and Redline sealed bearing Q/R hubs.
    Fork: Soul Cycles Hooligan
    Tires: Kenda Nevegal/Small Block 8 2.35 F/R
    Cog: Surly 18t
    Chainring: Salsa Cycles 32t
    Crankset: Truvativ Isolfow SS with powerspline BB
    Bars: Truvativ Hussefelt (getting carbon bars soon)
    Brakes: BB5 with FR-5 levers, lime green Jagwire cable housing kit, and 180mm Alligator Ti-Ni coated Wind Cutter rotors
    Pedals: Odyssey Twisted PC (straps on the way)
    Chain tensioner (for that tiny bit of annoying chain that needs tensioned): Homemade (pic below)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gflash
    Sorry no pics. I don't normally post on the Giant Forum, but I have always liked the XTC hardtail. I think the marketing geek who decided to discontinue the XTC line in the USA is an idiot. I just cannot warm up to the new hardtail design. I guess others didn't either since it looks like Giant redesigned its USA hardtails again for 2007. Just bring back the XTC lineup to the US, just as they have it in Europe, Australia, Asia, etc. Sorry for the thread jack.
    They must of heard you. I have an '08 XTC2. I'll get some pic's soon.

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    XTC frame size help

    im 5 10" with 31.5" inseam
    im after an xtc but large is too big medium still feels like over reach & on extreme tiptoe touching ground with seat at its lowest.
    there seems to be a lot of small looking XTCs in this thread?
    do you guys think a small will be ok
    (cant try in store, no one stocking them)
    will buy online

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    My Medium fits 5'-7" to 5'-10" so I will assume that a small will fit maybe 5'-4" to 5'-7". Being 5'-10" I'm surprised that you are tiptoed on it. Your supposed to go a size smaller rather than a size larger but I would think a small would be even more over reach. Maybe the seat was set too far forward or or the bars were set too far back. You can get a longer stem or a seatpost that angles to the rear. You should be able to adjust the bars and seat to fit your proportions and comfort level though. Plus you can use a shorter seat post or cut it to bring the seat down more. Or take the water bottle bolt out to let it drop more. I know mine hits the bolt and stops it from dropping all the way. I don't need to take it out though because I don't run my seat any lower than the point where it hits. I'm no expert on sizes though, or anything else for that matter!

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    Quote Originally Posted by goodie11
    im 5 10" with 31.5" inseam
    im after an xtc but large is too big medium still feels like over reach & on extreme tiptoe touching ground with seat at its lowest.
    there seems to be a lot of small looking XTCs in this thread?
    do you guys think a small will be ok
    (cant try in store, no one stocking them)
    will buy online
    Small is too small if you're 5'10" Don't worry about standover. Reach from seat to bars is more important.

    You won't be able to purchase new online - Giant does not allow dealers to sell their bikes online. But if you're looking to pick up a used one, try craigslist.
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    Yeah, I'm almost 6ft. and my medium fits me good. I did'nt need a longer stem either. I can lower the bars but I left them higher for when I drop off large rocks and stuff. I'm surprised that the stand-over is tall for you with an over-reach at the same time. Then there are also bikes with a longer wheelbase also.

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    medium xtc has a 59.5cm top tube
    small has 57.5, how is a small gonna make me over reach more?
    concerned about buying a medium & getting a shorter stem & it still being too long on the toptube

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    I'm sure your reach is what you need more than your standover. Maybe angle riser bars back toward you also. Earlier in the post I was thinking ass backward about what you meant about over reach. Being 5' -10" I'm surprised the med. don't fit you.
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    took everyones advice & gone for a medium
    might just have to get a shorter stem or riser bars or maybe both
    here it is 2009 XTC 1 £849


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    New picture, before a ride this week

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    [QUOTE=goodie11]took everyones advice & gone for a medium
    might just have to get a shorter stem or riser bars or maybe both
    here it is 2009 XTC 1 £849

    About $1200 usd I assume. One of those All Mountain type stems will bring those bars back a good 2 inches. You'll like the frame. Light and solid! I love mine. My componants are'nt as good as yours though. The thing rips IMO.

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    [QUOTE=sasquatch rides a SS]New picture, before a ride this week

    If you live near me it won't look like that when your done riding. Mud that is! Do those bar ends help alot on the climbs?

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    my first mountain bike in 20+ years... and yes, that's a 1x9 drivetrain and a rigid fork

    (NOTE: for an updated pic look here)



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    Did that come from the dealer with the 1x9? I've used the pedal cages on the road but I would'nt dare use them off road. It looks like they changed the frame since I bought mine. It's more squared at the bottom and more narrow at the seat stay. How much is factory?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bataivah
    Did that come from the dealer with the 1x9? I've used the pedal cages on the road but I would'nt dare use them off road. It looks like they changed the frame since I bought mine. It's more squared at the bottom and more narrow at the seat stay. How much is factory?
    no, it was a frame-up build. i have no idea what the frames cost new from the factory but i bought mine, brand new and never ridded, locally from a craigslist ad. my cost on the frame was $220. i am not a terribly aggressive rider so the 1x9 is fine for me and i havent had any mishaps yet with the pedal cages, so i'll roll with 'em until they scare me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bataivah
    Do those bar ends help alot on the climbs?
    Heck yes they do, I use them all the time for climbing.

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    hi all from Argentina, GFOURce ive got the same EXOTIC fork! awsome, with 1x9 drivetrain does the chain gets out from its place? very nice
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    Giant just stopped selling the 26" XTC again in the USA.
    All you can buy for 2011 is the 29er's and the composite frame advance model. No Aluxx
    frame in 26" unless you live in UK or Australia. WTF!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasquatch rides a SS
    Heck yes they do, I use them all the time for climbing.
    I was thinking of getting some to stop me from smashing my knuckles on trees, But I don't know if I want the extra wieght or not. Some places where I ride have trees just wide enough to get my bars through.

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    JUST SOLD THE ALLIANCE, REMARCABLE BIKES BOTH

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bataivah
    I was thinking of getting some to stop me from smashing my knuckles on trees, But I don't know if I want the extra wieght or not. Some places where I ride have trees just wide enough to get my bars through.
    Yeah they can grab some trees if you're not careful

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    I was thinking of the one's that bend inwards to help with that fact.

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    I know its not a high dollar bike, but its mine and I love it. I switched to a 9speed everything else is stock
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    Nothing wrong with that bike at all! Rim brakes are'nt all weather but they are lighter than disc. You can always upgrade as parts wear out. "A lower end bike that you ride is better than a highend bike that hangs in the garage"...a wise man once said! What year and model is it? Looks pretty new.

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    it’s a 2010 Boulder. Rode last summer first time in years.
    Thanks for comment, sometimes I feel out of place on here do to the fact I didn't spend big money on it, I will continue to upgrade things as time and money allow. I have being looking to upgrade the forks, But would like to stay under about 300. any suggestions

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    If you ride on tough trails (lots of rock & roots) I recon the fork will be the first thing to go. My XTC2 came with Dart 3 Rock Shox and I've seen them on sale for $90 last year. Dart 2 also. For the price I don't know anything better. I beat the crap out of them on very tough trails and they are still great. The pair that came on the bike was a dud and got a replacement for them under warranty. I'm sure they fixed the issue they had by now. I think they were the 08 model. So go with 09 or 10 if you can. IMO they work perfect for the money.

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    Dart 3 w/Poploc at Pricepoint for $150. The only one close to that is the Rock Shox Tora for $190. Probably no Poploc though. Also Cambriabike has a Marzocchi for $150 with a lockout that is'nt remote but still good for the money. Also thier Recon and Tora for $200. Most other forks cost more than your bike!

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    Just found Dart 2 on Pricepoint for $85 but they won't compare to the Dart 3. Less travel too. I personally would narrow it down to the Dart 3 or Marzocchi. Since the Dart has a Poploc (that you will love), I would go with that one. The Dart 2 is cheap but not much of an upgrade. If you do want to spend $300 then you will get something that much better for sure. You may find a $500 to $600 fork on a clearence sale for aroun $300 if your lucky. Last year I found a Magura hydraulic rear brake from 2002 for $30 dollars and I love it! Need to find one for the front now!
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    I've seen prices like that before, the problem is I am not sure what to look for. I need some that will work with v-brakes. and I asume that they are all better than the spinner grind thats on it now.
    thanks for the info.

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    Both Darts are rim brake compatable. The add will tell you in the specs. Can't beat a lockout on the handle bar like the 3 has.

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    Giant XTC love from Kuala Lumpur.
    size - 16
    color - Black Red White
    frame - Giant XTC 2010 ALUXX SL-Grade Aluminum
    fork - Rock Shox SID RLT 120mm
    handlebar - Truvativ Stylo World Cup
    stem - Truvativ Stylo World Cup
    seatpost - Truvativ Stylo 30.9
    saddle - Fi'zi:k Gobi XM carbon rail
    pedals - Wellgo
    shifters - SRAM XO 10 speed Trigger Shifter
    front derailleur - SRAM XO 10 speed
    rear derailleur - SRAM XO 10 speed
    brakes - XO Hydraulic Disc Brake
    levers - XO Hydraulic Disc Brake
    cassette - SRAM XG 1080
    chain - SRAM PowerChain 1091R
    cranks - SRAM XO 10 speed
    BB - Truvatix GXP
    rims - Fulcrum Red Metal 5
    hubs - Fulcrum Red Metal 5
    spokes - Fulcrum Red Metal 5
    tires - Panaracer FireXC Pro 2.1
    pedal - Look Quartz
    weight - 10.3kg

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    The Baby's Christening!

    First trip out
    Glad i went for decent hardtail over entry level full sus


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    oops
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    Looks like an 09'. Got some build spec on that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bataivah
    Looks like an 09'. Got some build spec on that?
    it is
    2009 XTC1 picked it up for £850 from pauls cycles
    Reba SL forks
    SLX cranks & BB
    SLX shifters & front mech
    XT shadow rear mech
    Deore hubs & mavic rims
    Avid Juicy 5's
    WTB Silverado Race
    DMR V8's

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    before the parts were "borrowed " for a different frame
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    Giant XTC 29er 1 with 32x18 and 1/2 link. 22 lbs.



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    Finally a Stylo crankset! How do you like them? I'm thinking of getting a set.
    Will the standard 32mm BB wrench (Shimano type) work on that BB cup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bataivah
    Finally a Stylo crankset! How do you like them? I'm thinking of getting a set.
    Will the standard 32mm BB wrench (Shimano type) work on that BB cup?
    No complaints. Yes, standard Shimano Hollowtech II BB will work (I used my Truvative GXP), it's a 73mm shell.
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    How does the SS climb? Do you ride on alot of steep hills?

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    Quote Originally Posted by goodie11
    it is
    2009 XTC1 picked it up for £850 from pauls cycles
    Reba SL forks
    SLX cranks & BB
    SLX shifters & front mech
    XT shadow rear mech
    Deore hubs & mavic rims
    Avid Juicy 5's
    WTB Silverado Race
    DMR V8's
    Nice! do you know how heavy it is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bataivah
    Nice! do you know how heavy it is?
    according to giant's website "25.11 pounds" without pedals
    so add the weight of a pair V8's & Bobs your uncle

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    For some reason Giant stopped posting the weight of their newer bikes on their website and it's all a big secret now! I'm SLOWLY upgrading my XTC2 and wondering how light I will end up with high end componants. I could'nt afford an XTC or XTC1 when I got mine in 08' so I ended up with the 2. It has iso flow cranks with a power spline BB and I don't like them. I'm thinking XT, SLX, or Stylo's. I also want that internal type BB off there.

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    Here's my spanking new race bike. Been racing an NRS team for the last 8years, finally went down the hardtail route...

    Frame: Giant Advanced SL 2011
    Fork: Marzocchi Corsa Superleggera RC 2011
    Wheels: Hope pro3s 3bolts on ZTR crests 24h
    Tyres: Racing Raplhs tubeless
    Brakes: Hope race x2s 2011
    Full XTR double 10spd. 44/30t + 36-11t
    Seatpost: Giant Composite SL roadie one!
    Seat: Selle Italia xc pro
    Bars: Easton ec90sl carbons
    Stem: ea90 in white

    Think thats the lot. She comes in bang on 20lbs! and she's much faster than my old NRS!

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    i reckon i got a bit of a bargain
    the forks seem to be worth £250+
    frame £300+
    cranks & BB even at todays reduced prices £129

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    Quote Originally Posted by skandy32
    Here's my spanking new race bike. Been racing an NRS team for the last 8years, finally went down the hardtail route...

    Frame: Giant Advanced SL 2011
    Fork: Marzocchi Corsa Superleggera RC 2011
    Wheels: Hope pro3s 3bolts on ZTR crests 24h
    Tyres: Racing Raplhs tubeless
    Brakes: Hope race x2s 2011
    Full XTR double 10spd. 44/30t + 36-11t
    Seatpost: Giant Composite SL roadie one!
    Seat: Selle Italia xc pro
    Bars: Easton ec90sl carbons
    Stem: ea90 in white

    Think thats the lot. She comes in bang on 20lbs! and she's much faster than my old NRS!
    drool drool...........
    awesome chainstay protector! same as mine
    is it OK to have the spacers above the stem? mine are all below, i want to drop my stem a bit & fit riser bars

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    Quote Originally Posted by skandy32
    Here's my spanking new race bike. Been racing an NRS team for the last 8years, finally went down the hardtail route...

    Frame: Giant Advanced SL 2011
    Fork: Marzocchi Corsa Superleggera RC 2011
    Wheels: Hope pro3s 3bolts on ZTR crests 24h
    Tyres: Racing Raplhs tubeless
    Brakes: Hope race x2s 2011
    Full XTR double 10spd. 44/30t + 36-11t
    Seatpost: Giant Composite SL roadie one!
    Seat: Selle Italia xc pro
    Bars: Easton ec90sl carbons
    Stem: ea90 in white

    Think thats the lot. She comes in bang on 20lbs! and she's much faster than my old NRS!

    Andy (Guernsey, Channel Islands)
    I did'nt need to see that sweetass Advance! Your killing me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by goodie11
    drool drool...........
    awesome chainstay protector! same as mine
    is it OK to have the spacers above the stem? mine are all below, i want to drop my stem a bit & fit riser bars
    Yeah, those spacers are there for adjustability. The lower they are, the better it will climb and vise versa.

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    so the head cap will just sit neatly on top of the top spacer?
    might have to get a set of hope spacers
    what dyou reckon for coloured alloy bits & bolts Red or Blue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bataivah
    How does the SS climb? Do you ride on alot of steep hills?
    Only ridden it as a SS for one ride so far, only on fire roads (local trails are closed due to rain), but it rode very well. Very stiff, not much bump compliance, accelerates quick.

    I raced it over the weekend as a 6 speed and it was great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goodie11
    so the head cap will just sit neatly on top of the top spacer?
    might have to get a set of hope spacers
    what dyou reckon for coloured alloy bits & bolts Red or Blue?
    Yeah, you'll be on the spacer instead of the stem. If you want different spacers (just for looks), just make sure they stack up to the same thickness (total) as the originals do. For $5 you can get carbon one's and lighten it up a little. I would rather have light than pretty!

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    2010 Giant XTC frame (16”)
    2009 Fox 130mm RL
    Ritchey WCS 120mm stem (not pictured)
    eXotic riser bar
    RaceFace Sniper lock-ons
    Xlite SL Ti saddle
    Ritchey Pro seatpost (not pictured)
    Formula Oro K18 hydraulics
    DiscoBrakes 160mm rotors
    SRAM X9 rear derailleur
    SRAM X9 shifter
    Shimano XT 11t-32t 9-spd cassette
    RaceFace Next carbon/aluminum 175mm crankset with Ti bb
    Blackspire Mono Veloce 33T chainring
    Paul Components chainkeeper (not pictured)
    Vuel ta XRP Team SL wheelset
    Continental RaceKing 2.2s
    Wellgo platforms

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    Quote Originally Posted by G-FOURce
    2010 Giant XTC frame (16”)
    ...
    Xlite SL Ti saddle
    Ritchey Pro seatpost (not pictured)
    Woah! That saddle is far back. Something doesn't look right...
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    Quote Originally Posted by vuduvgn
    Woah! That saddle is far back. Something doesn't look right...
    hahaha... if it looks peculiar it may be b/c of my physical geometry - short legs and a long torso. my choices are: a) ride a medium framed bike that fits me in the cockpit but the standover height is uncomortable; b) ride a small framed bike with a comfortable standover height but an abbreviated cockpit. the seat is set back so far b/c i went from a 120mm stem and flatbar down to a 90mm stem w/a riser bar. i am going back to the 120mm stem tomorrow. also, i just swapped out my 110mm-compensated rigid fork for the 130mm RL so that may be throwing it off a bit, too.

    as you may have gathered from my number of posts i am new to the sport (again). if you have any suggestions i would be happy to hear them.

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    It's scary seeing that seat position! Nice bike though. Those cranks must be wicked light!

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    Newb here, need a little info

    Good morning

    Friensd from work got me hooked on this site a while ago- was wondering if you could help me out here. Bought a mountain bike a couple of days ago (my first ) Ans was curious about the year it was made- can someone help? It's an Acapulco, I've found out that it's a pretty low end bike ( that's ok, still a nice ride for the dough )
    Posted a couple of pics- can anyone help me put a year on this bike? Bikepedia was a bust- only 3 years listed for Acapulco, newest is 1998. This looks a few years newer than that- really clean. Any help would be great!! Love the bike so far- can't wait for the weather to break a little.
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    You have a good sturdy frame to work with to do updrades on it if you plan to do any real off road riding with it. I would'nt want to do any MTB riding with that stem on there. Even though it's a hybrid bike you can easily turn it into a full off road bike if you want. As far as the year goes, you might be best off getting the serial number off the Bottom bracket and then looking that up on a bike data base of some sort. You will probably hear from someone who will know exactly what year that is in a day of two since ALOT of riders use this forum.

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    Speaking about weather breaking... I live in Northeast Ohio and it's going to be 65 degrees today so I'm heading over to Pennsylvania to nail a trail today! I'm glad to take off my heavyass snow chains finally!

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    Thanks for the info- you're the second person to tell me about the stem. It went to the pile of misfit parts today Next will be the seat. Any opinions about the slime tires? Sounds like a good idea, but advice I've gotten is to get rid of them and shed a little weight. I'll post the serial # in the morning when I get home. Southwest Michigan here, got up to 70 today- too bad I have to work tonight. Again thanks for the help- enjoy the day

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    Are you going to ride that off road and on wicked trails? Those tires look somewhat bald and you won't climb much with them, not to mention you may get a flat easier too. I usually get one flat a year average even with new tires!

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    Not ready to ride to ride 'wicked trails" yet, maybe once this badly neglected body stops protesting so much. Like I said, this is pretty new to me. Have a big piece of woods behind my house that the quads and the motocross bikes here use, have walked it in the past and it's about a 6-7 mile lap criss-crossed with other trails. I'll start there and work up to something more aggressive. New tires are definitely on my list for this weekend
    Will visit the local bike shop this weekend and do my best kid in a candy store impression Figure with what I saved on picking this up used, I have a little more in the budget for a few goodies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G-FOURce
    my first mountain bike in 20+ years... and yes, that's a 1x9 drivetrain and a rigid fork

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    What brand and model are those rigid forks? How much were they??

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    I can't see how the chain will stay on with no front chain guide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakedsnake
    What brand and model are those rigid forks? How much were they??
    they're made by eXotic. i bought 'em on Ebay and they were about $200. i love 'em, but i have already moved on to full squish. they're beautiful, though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bataivah
    I can't see how the chain will stay on with no front chain guide.
    funny you say that... the chaingring shown is a RaceFace 32T that came with the crankset. however, i have since switched over to a Blackspire Mono Veloce 33T single speed sprocket and a Paul Components chainkeeper. not sure both were needed, but better that than stopping every 5-10min to put the chain back on...

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    I have a 22/32/44T and I'm going to a 24/36T 2x9 and I'm wondering if my front derailluer
    Will need adjusted. Anyone know? Thanks.

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    if youre going for inner & middle rings with an outer bash ring?
    just adjust your front mech so it cant be pushed out to the outer ring

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    heres my XTC with the 140mm Fox RL i threw on it yesterday.


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    Quote Originally Posted by goodie11
    if youre going for inner & middle rings with an outer bash ring?
    just adjust your front mech so it cant be pushed out to the outer ring
    Since my new rings are larger...I'm thinking the derailleur won't be lifting my chain as high as it will need to go to shift it. So I'm thinking that I will need to raise it up some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bataivah
    Since my new rings are larger...I'm thinking the derailleur won't be lifting my chain as high as it will need to go to shift it. So I'm thinking that I will need to raise it up some.
    It will be fine, since neither ring will be larger than the 44t you're replacing. Now stop derailing the thread.

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    2011 XTC 29 frameset

    Some features:
    - 1x9 (nGear, bbg bash, GripShift)
    - 32 - 11x34t
    - AngleSet --> HA now at 69.5 deg
    - 24.1 lbs, with pedals and tubes

    Ride is exceptional

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    Nice! Pretty light too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antonio
    2011 XTC 29 frameset

    Some features:
    - 1x9 (nGear, bbg bash, GripShift)
    - 32 - 11x34t
    - AngleSet --> HA now at 69.5 deg
    - 24.1 lbs, with pedals and tubes

    Ride is exceptional


    i love that black w/gray accent scheme!

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    Quote Originally Posted by G-FOURce
    as you may have gathered from my number of posts i am new to the sport (again). if you have any suggestions i would be happy to hear them.
    Take a plumb line, set it right behind your kneecap with one of the pedals at three o'clock and the line should match the middle of your pedal axle. Move your saddle fore and aft to get the back of your kneecap to line up with your pedal axle.

    Adjust reach after that with different stem length and angle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vuduvgn
    Take a plumb line, set it right behind your kneecap with one of the pedals at three o'clock and the line should match the middle of your pedal axle. Move your saddle fore and aft to get the back of your kneecap to line up with your pedal axle.

    Adjust reach after that with different stem length and angle.
    Won't the plumb line change as you raise and lower the seat? I usually have a high and low seat position when riding on different terrain.

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    '04 Rainier

    05 Marzocchi All Mountain SL fork
    Sram X9
    WTB Velociraptor rear, Weirwolf front

    I've done 2 Xterra races, cyclocross, MTB races, Adventure races,
    plus thousands of miles on Colorado trails on this bike.
    Still on stock Rhyno Lite wheels. A couple new chair rings, and I put
    a new chain and rear cassette on at least once a year, sometimes twice.
    Other than that, this tank begs for more. Love the Avid mechanical
    brakes. Old, but work amazingly well. No need for fluid, and they are
    rock-solid! I love my hard tail!
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    How many miles do you get out of your cassette...1500? Do you change your rings at the same time? And finally, do you have some side pic's we can check out?