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    voila le VT1 !

    Finally after an awfully long wait of more than four days!
    Here she is: VT1 European model
    Full XT, Crossmax XLs, HFX9, Thomson seatpost, lizard skins al over the bike (shock socket as well) still waiting for a bel air with blue sides.
    This bike is amazing and soooo playful! I will NOT miss my 03 Jekyll 1000!
    Sunday in the alps!
    much love to the community.
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    Wow sweet VT there. Good choice on the thomson seat post.

    On a side note. Which part of france are you in? Im staying in Caen for about three weeks for summer studies in french. Ill be out of here about a week before the TDF starts, just my luck. Its a beautiful place and Im still getting used to language and cutoms. (also these keyboards are very different..) Ive been visiting downtown and only found one bike sho that specializes in Bianchis. Looks like a big chain though. Any other bike shops around I can visit. Thanks, Have fun in the alps
    Keep Pedaling

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    Good job! Very Nice!

    Very clean looking. I like the new color combination with the silver at the front and the fact that the fork matches the silver.

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    Nice ride! Interesting how North American Giants say the model on the downtube and state Giant on the toptube typically, where everywhere else in the world it is just the opposite.
    Riding in the Alps! I'm jealous, I would like to snowboard at Chamonix too!
    Schralp it Heavy.

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    ......... Yummy


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    sweet bike! ^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastcash
    Finally after an awfully long wait of more than four days!
    Here she is: VT1 European model
    Full XT, Crossmax XLs, HFX9, Thomson seatpost, lizard skins al over the bike (shock socket as well) still waiting for a bel air with blue sides.
    This bike is amazing and soooo playful! I will NOT miss my 03 Jekyll 1000!
    Sunday in the alps!
    much love to the community.
    That looks BLOODY AWESOME....!

    The VT1 in OZ version doesn't even look as good as the European VT1 and has better parts as well....uhmmm

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    that's what a bike should feel like!

    thanks for your comments!
    I am still going to change the grips for race face's good and evil and I am waiting for my bel air to arrive.
    In the meantime..this bike absolutly rocks. I have to say I was sort of edgy to trade my Cdale Jekyll 1000 for a giant eventhough the test ride felt good (The bike was all XTR, SLs and thomson which, at least on a subconscious level, left a vivid memory!) But these thoughts are well behind: this is the perfect rig for me even though I didn't have time to fit the rear shock to my exact needs.
    This is the most playful and agile bike i have ever tried or owned. I have to say I am in love with her in a very physical acceptance of the word!

    Most importantly I am having a blast on the bike.

    If anyone weights around 180 pounds and has found settings suitable for dowhill freeriding, it would be welcomed. In two weeks time I am going to the alps for a downhill marathon (sort of like Whistler without the big drops and stuff) it will only be downhills any suggestions?

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    nice bike

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    Best looking VT I've seen yet. Agree...the silver on the fork works well with the frame colors.

    Nice and sano.

    Duck

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    check this one out

    Quote Originally Posted by Duckman
    Best looking VT I've seen yet. Agree...the silver on the fork works well with the frame colors.

    Nice and sano.

    Duck
    vt with the mav fork in the classifieds
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    Good job! Nice Machine!!!!!!!!!!!! I looked pretty long and hard at the..

    Cannodale Jekyll 1000 prior to buying my 04 VT 2. Very happy with the VT 2. Have really ridden the bike hard with no problems as of yet. Rear shock setup for the type of riding I do and my weight(190) is 200 in the main chamber and 100 in the SPV chamber. Have fun on your new bike!

    Really like the VT 2 picture that was posted by AK Chris also....must say I am partial to the Black paint job,,,,just wish the paint were a bit thicker!

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