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Giant XGC - help me?

cuffyladcuffylad Posts: 8
edited August 2009 in Your mountain bikes
Hi

I have been wanting to get into mountain biking for a long time (but never actually had a bike :oops: ) so my mate sold me this bike for 50quid. I will be using it to do the red run @ Dalby forrest.

im not even sure if this bike is any good but for 50quid I thought it would get me started :lol: I have been looking at all the bikes on here with great envy (you guys have some sweet rides). Anyway is it worth me saving up and just buying a new bike or is it worth upgrading this one?

thanks in advance!

p.s. my first run on this bike is tomorrow @ Dalby Forrest :lol::D


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  • mullen18mullen18 Posts: 38
    Actually looks fairly good for £50. I used to have the mph hydraulic brakes and they were pretty good. Depends what your going to use this bike for as to if it worth upgrading as the geometry and frame size etc, could be wrong for the displine you want to ride.
  • Stoo61Stoo61 Posts: 1,394
    Im pretty sure a mate of mine had that bike quite a while ago.

    Looks like a decent thing to start out on. Dont know if its worth upgrading, if something breaks, replace it on the cheap perhaps. To spend too much on upgrading on it would defeat the purpose, when you could just get a newer bike.

    But hey, thats my point of view, just thrash it, see if you get bitten.
  • andy46andy46 Posts: 1,666
    i think thats a great bike for £50 i paid double that for my first mtb and it was an apollo :oops:

    get out and enjoy it :D
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  • You got a bargain. It's worth double that broken down as spares.

    Enjoy!
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  • RealManRealMan Posts: 2,166
    Anyway is it worth me saving up and just buying a new bike or is it worth upgrading this one?

    Depends if you find you like mountain biking or not. If you do, then its probably worth saving up for something new and shiny. :D
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    Great bike to start on, although I'd suggest ditching the tope-clips. Dangerous, evil things.
  • Looks OK for 50 notes...whats going on with the Fork boots? Put a Low Riser HB (minus bar ends) on & as previous poster says...get shot of the toe clips, dodgy on cornering if your not inside them :?
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