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2013 Giant XTC 29er 2 Bike

Average User Rating: (Spectacular)
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

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“No clowning around with this fast 29er!!”

The Good: This bike is great for singletrack, XC racing and just cruising down the bike path.. The roadies give me funny looks when I pass them up. This bike is surprisingly light too. I may try a Century this summer, 30-50 milers every weekend with no complaints.. The bike is really fast and since i have broad shoulders i love the wide handlebars. I weigh 235lbs at 5'10" I do alot of weightlifting and I wanted a fitness bike, however after researching things and numerous test rides I went with the 2012 XTC 29er 2. I added some Straightline flat pedals with a pair of Five Tens I have no problems no being clipped in... I love the versatility of this bike with the bigger ring you can really fly and I am a little stretched out on my medium frame.. It was funny because my brother has a Trek FX and he said were are you going to ride it. I just said it is a Mountain Bike! Anywhere. Well we do have a great trail 15 minutes away in Crosby, Mn. called Cuyuna MTB trail that is a blast...

The Bad: I haven't found any weakness in this bike and would recommend it to any friend.

Overall Review: After getting this 29er and riding it I no longer desire a road bike... It's just too much fun off road!!
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

Specifications

Model Year 2013
Riding Type Cross Country
Sizes and Geometry

S/16, M/18, L/20, XL/22 View Geometry

Size S/16 M/18 L/20 XL/22
Top Tube Length 22.4 23.4 24.2 25
Head Tube Angle 71 71.5 71.5 71.5
Head Tube Length 3.5 3.9 3.9 4.7
Seat Tube Angle 73 72.5 72.5 72.5
Seat Tube Length 16 18 20 22
Bottom Bracket Height
Chainstay Length 17.3 17.3 17.3 17.3
Wheelbase 41.8 42.4 43.2 44
Standover 28.5 29.6 30.5 31.6
Reach
Stack
Frame Material ALUXX SL-Grade Aluminum
Rear Travel N/A
Rear Shock N/A
Fork RockShox Recon Silver TK with 15QR Through Axle
Fork Travel 100mm
Head Tube Diameter 1-1/8" to 1-1/2" Taper
Headset OverDrive
Handlebar Giant Connect, Riser, 31.8mm
Stem Giant Connect, OverDrive
Grips
Brakes Shimano M446, 160mm Rotors
Brake Levers Shimano M445
Shifters Shimano Deore, 3x10 Speed
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
ISCG Tabs
Chainguide
Cranks Shimano M552
Chainrings 24/32/42 Tooth
Bottom Bracket Shimano, Press Fit
Pedals Alloy Platform
Chain KMC X10
Cassette Shimano HG62, 11-36 Tooth, 10-Speed
Rims Giant S-XC29er 2, Doublewall
Hubs Giant Tracker Sealed, CNC Front; Formula Sealed Bearing, 32 Hole Rear
Spokes Stainless Steel Black, 14G
Tires Schwalbe Racing Ralph, 29" x 2.25", Performance Folding Bead
Saddle Giant Performance MTB
Seatpost Giant Connect
Seat Post Diameter 30.9mm
Seatpost Clamp
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions
Max. Tire Size
Bottle Cage Mounts Yes
Colors Satin Grey/Bright Red
Warranty
Weight

N/A

Miscellaneous
Price $1475.00
More Info Giant website
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry