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  1. #1
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    Composite frame = Team MCM & XTC?

    Does anyone know the difference between Giant composite hard tail frame = Team MCM & XTC. Somebody said Team MCM composite is older version & XTC composite is newer version. Is XTC that much better carbon frame than Team MCM?

    Others advertised Team MCM as 2005 and XTC 2006.

    Has anyone had riding experience on these/this frame & the difference? What do yout think?


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    I do believe that...

    the MCM frame was bonded carbon tubes and lugs and the XTC composite is layed out as a full frame.
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    I asked the same question and here is the reply from Giant:


    1) XTC Composite frame is better than MCM team frame. Reasons as below,

    1. More light weight & More stiffness. Even XTC frame save 100 gram weight less than MCM frame, but it get more strength.

    2.More vertical absorptivity from new shape design of Seat stay & Chain stay

    3. Different Hidden pivot set design. When user do not use V-Brake that could hiding it.

    4. More Seat Post strength from bigger internal diameter of seat tube design.

    5. Integrated Head Parts design

    6. Better frame shape

    2) You can use the 100mm travel suspension fork for both frame.

    Best Regards,

    Giant Webmaster

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    I have FS bike and want HT to go casual racing ;-)
    Now all I have to do is save some money and buy the Giant XTC composite frame, One Day as price are a bit too much?

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