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    Giant XTC Advanced

    Giant joins the list of carbon SS frames:
    https://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us...s/26045/92802/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaqKmuL7x8c

    Takes 27.5+ or 29er wheels, sliding dropouts for geared or SS setup. Supplied with 120mm fork and dropper post. I've always like Giant for good value, and this seems like a nice versatile frame. I think one of these may replace my old Unit

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    Looks awesome, only strange thing is the 27.2 seatpost. Was looking at the Salsa Timberjack, but this is tempting. This comes with a better fork, dropper, better brakes, carbon frame, and already setup SS.

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    27.2 post is generally more comfortable for a hard tail. It limits dropper options, but not everyone is going to equip it with that piece of kit.

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    Seems to come with a dropper

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    Quote Originally Posted by khardrunner14 View Post
    Seems to come with a dropper
    I didn't say it didn't. I was providing a reason for why they chose a 27.2 post since there are more options for droppers with larger seat tube diameters. Details on 27.2 droppers is that they tend to break a lot, but I have no direct experience.

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    The frame seems to be doing double duty as their XC race hartail, so I guess that is the compromise.

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