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Giant Xtc new bling 16/08/10

AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
edited August 2010 in Your mountain bikes
Reba forks with custom carbon Decals
schwalbe Racing ralphs
kmc sl chain
Carbon headset spacers
xtr fr mech yet to be fitted.
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  • KiblamsKiblams Posts: 2,423
    What would you want to upgrade? the fork is more than capable, SLX drivetrain and Avid Juicy brakes...

    Personally I would just put more knobbly tyres on it (looks like Kenda Small block 8s?)
  • bones3027bones3027 Posts: 152
    These are very capable machines, with regards to upgrades I just replaced as it needed. Ilove the black on silver look at mine :arrow: below also the frame is standard acroos the range.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    was keeping the forks as it is for now
    was thinking if the frame is worth upgrading and wot other bikes are on par with these like zasker etc.
    Bones 2 very nice Giants there buddy,
    always had Gt, Rocky mountain cannondales trying to compare brands and weights standard and upgraded.
    :wink:
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    new upgrades race next carbon bars and a easton ea90 stem and mavic xc 717 rims
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  • max丨momax丨mo Posts: 177
    Nice upgrades there, did you get the wheels rebuilt with the new rims or get new hubs and spokes too?
  • thekickingmulethekickingmule Posts: 7,957
    was keeping the forks as it is for now
    was thinking if the frame is worth upgrading and wot other bikes are on par with these like zasker etc.
    Those forks are fantastic, I wouldn't even consider changing them really, ride these ones till they die.
    As for the frame, I've got an old Giant Boulder frame (no idea how old, but it's not a disc frame, so pretty old :lol: ) and it's doing fine. They're quite well built and designed for a bit of abuse. I know a few people that have the XTC and they love it.

    I think you should upgrade when you need to rather than anything else. You've got a really nice bike there :D
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    Max|mo wrote:
    Nice upgrades there, did you get the wheels rebuilt with the new rims or get new hubs and spokes too?

    new rims and spokes fitted on oe hubs as there were new any way
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    cheers for the comment Mule,
    always had GT so new to the giant rigs looking to upgrade the crankset as i dont like the look of it thinking Xt or race face dues
    and a couple of carbon finishing bits lol
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    new upgrades changed the wheels for sum Dt swiss hubs on Mavic rims
    and also a charge knife saddle in white not fitted yet.
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    Spoon knife saddle fitted TI version
    also lock on lizard grips
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  • breitbreit Posts: 33
    new upgrades race next carbon bars and a easton ea90 stem and mavic xc 717 rims
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    Hi,
    Thinking of upgrade the carbon bar to my bike too, can you feel any difference between the alloy and carbon?
  • johnsavjohnsav Posts: 775
    yeah, alloy is a bit colder.


    :P
  • ilovedirtilovedirt Posts: 5,798
    Looks like you're in desperate need of some new pedals there!
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    breit wrote:
    new upgrades race next carbon bars and a easton ea90 stem and mavic xc 717 rims
    IMG00861-20100625-2000.jpg
    IMG00859-20100625-2000.jpg

    Hi,
    Thinking of upgrade the carbon bar to my bike too, can you feel any difference between the alloy and carbon?

    theres a lot less vibration over the rough stuff with carbon i think also a bling factor
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    ilovedirt wrote:
    Looks like you're in desperate need of some new pedals there!

    i know lol was thinking super star nano ti dont know yet.
    aftera carbon seatpin and stem washers as well
  • breitbreit Posts: 33
    breit wrote:
    new upgrades race next carbon bars and a easton ea90 stem and mavic xc 717 rims
    IMG00861-20100625-2000.jpg
    IMG00859-20100625-2000.jpg

    Hi,
    Thinking of upgrade the carbon bar to my bike too, can you feel any difference between the alloy and carbon?

    theres a lot less vibration over the rough stuff with carbon i think also a bling factor

    Thanks, then carbon bar is my next upgrade. :lol::lol:
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    more upgrades bought over the wk/end
    Schalbe Racing ralphs with white stripe
    carbon headset spacers include a conical spacer (rocking horse to find one)
    gold bling kmc chain
  • breitbreit Posts: 33
    Please post some upgraded photos.. :D
    Yes, carbon bar is less vibration! :wink:
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    will do when post man arrives lol
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    Full spec as follows
    raceface next carbon bars
    Easton ea90 stem
    Grips white lock ons by odi
    carbon stem washers
    forks Reba with custom decals
    wheels dt swiss 370 hubs on dt spokes and nipples and mavic xc317 rims
    tyres Racing Ralphs with white stripe
    brakes avid juicy 3 ( after sum hope mini or ultimates)
    slx gears
    front meck xtr pic to follow
    rear mech xt
    chain kmc sl ( nice upgrade )
    crank deore+ xt BB ( after slx xt or raceface??)
    lx cassete
    seat pin giant ( after carbon easton or exotic)
    saddle charge knife ti
    pics are on first entry on this thread for sum reason
    As for Weight on my Scales dont know how accurate there are gutted 26.1lbs
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    Giant Xtc owners wot ar your weights mods or standard..
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    Pics with the Xtr mech fitted

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    Full spec as follows
    raceface next carbon bars
    Easton ea90 stem
    Grips white lock ons by odi
    carbon stem washers
    forks Reba with custom decals
    wheels dt swiss 370 hubs on dt spokes and nipples and mavic xc317 rims
    tyres Racing Ralphs with white stripe
    brakes avid juicy 3 ( after sum hope mini or ultimates)
    slx gears
    front meck xtr pic to follow
    rear mech xt
    chain kmc sl ( nice upgrade )
    crank deore+ xt BB ( after slx xt or raceface??)
    lx cassete
    seat pin giant ( after carbon easton or exotic)
    saddle charge knife ti
  • BeardfaceBeardface Posts: 5,495
    Loving the bike, great colour matching! Looks quick :)

    May I ask where you got the carbon Reba decals from? I like them muchly, might look into some myself!

    Cheers!
  • angry_birdangry_bird Posts: 3,782
    Are the forks rebas or recons?
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    ouchthathurts

    Forks are Reba's sl buddy
    did have recon's sold them.
  • teamtomoteamtomo Posts: 61
    Great bike you got there, look forward to seeing some more pictures! :D
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    might be up for sale as getting a new motor.
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