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    Happy with Giant Yukon 2?

    I just ordered a Giant Yukon 2... then found a thread here with people having all sorts of trouble with the wheels / hubs...

    Does anyone have this bike that actually likes it? https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/yukon-2

    Thinking I may need to cancel my order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xycarp View Post
    I just ordered a Giant Yukon 2... then found a thread here with people having all sorts of trouble with the wheels / hubs...

    Does anyone have this bike that actually likes it? https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/yukon-2

    Thinking I may need to cancel my order.
    Go with your gut and cancel the order.

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    This is pretty darn telling. No supporters for this bike?


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    Giant is pretty new to the fatbike game so you might not get a lot of answers. I wouldn't believe everything you read on the internet
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    I demo'd one in December. It rode really nice. The local shop here sells them and would support them if you had issues. The other thing is bad news always travels 10x the speed and distance of good news.

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    No personal experience, but:
    - they have pressfit BB, which is a dealbreaker for many
    - their rear hubs suck. This isn't really uncommon for fatbikes, though, but:
    - they have 28-spoke wheels and no good rear hub is available at 28H (except maybe really expensive, or really cheap ones). So you are locked into a really uncommon wheel Environment and wheels are an expensive part of a bike

    Giant has a thing for low spoke count wheels, and for normal MTB that may be fine (not IMHO), but for fatbikes almost everything is 32H only. Until I saw the Yukon I didn't even know anything not-32H even exists for fatbikes. So you better budget another $800 for a good wheelset to get it over with right away.
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