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    New question here. Weight of an '04 AC2

    I've looked through Giant's catalog and on their website but I can't find the weight of an AC2 anywhere. No bike shops in the local area stock them and the only person I know who has one, has got a triple clamp fork on it. So I have no way of feeling for myself.

    I'm just trying to get a good idea of what I'm getting into pedaling uphill. Can someone please give me an accurate estimate of what this machine weighs. Thanks

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    My '03 AC2

    Had a RS Psylo XC instead of the Firefly like an '04 but I would think it's close in weight.

    34lbs.

    It weighs 38lbs now with a '03.5 Z150FR, E-13 bashring, Lock-ons and a bottle cage

    Chris
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    weighed ours off the floor @ 36 lbs...

    but that is with a generally unreliable scale. Still, it is way beefed up for this year. 6.8 "travel in the rear!

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    ... and if we just ...

    Thanks for the quick reply. Is it difficult to pedal yours uphill. I know its not a xc racer, but its not impossible is it? My rides are usually 8-10 miles with 3-4 miles of uphill work, usually no more than 1 mile at a time. With ski lift action on the weekends. Any opinion if this ride is right for me?

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    The bikes pedals as well as any other 35# bike, if not +..

    better with the SPV rear. I actually would prefer this bike on many DH courses to the Giant DH due to it's lower weight and overall pedalability. VERY tunable, I have one AC at 28 LBS with air/air (Maverick fork), and one AC at 36 with Coil/coil. If you are looking for one, I do have an 18" 04' available. You are the ideal rider for this bike, BTW. Will climb reasonably well, but will descend WAY better than most DH rigs, truly.

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    ... and if we just ...

    Sounds like this is the bike I want. I'm a pretty short dude at 5'7" so I think I'm going to need the 17" version. BTW What's the standover height on the 18" bike you have? My inseam is only 30" so I don't think the 18" is going to work for me and my two close friends. I'd also be interested in pricing. The shop here can order it for me at $2150. Is that competitive?

    I really appreciate all of your help. I still can't believe that a bike with all of these capabilities at a weight under 40lbs isn't well known. I see more Specialized Enduros than you can imagine. I just can't wait to bomb past them on one of these beasts.

    Thanks again and good luck with your business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skettio
    Sounds like this is the bike I want. I'm a pretty short dude at 5'7" so I think I'm going to need the 17" version. BTW What's the standover height on the 18" bike you have? My inseam is only 30" so I don't think the 18" is going to work for me and my two close friends. I'd also be interested in pricing. The shop here can order it for me at $2150. Is that competitive?

    I really appreciate all of your help. I still can't believe that a bike with all of these capabilities at a weight under 40lbs isn't well known. I see more Specialized Enduros than you can imagine. I just can't wait to bomb past them on one of these beasts.

    Thanks again and good luck with your business.
    $2150 is very reasonable, I have a bike shop in Chicago and sell AC2's for $2100.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ILxcMTNbiker
    $2150 is very reasonable, I have a bike shop in Chicago and sell AC2's for $2100.
    Small world dude. I'm originally from Chi-town. Been in the military now for 12 years, currently stationed in Alubuquerque, NM. The trails there in Palos are nice, but I enjoy real mountains so much more. Hang loose.

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