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Old 02-17-07, 09:59 AM   #1
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Giant XTC Hardtail Build Photos

Well I asked you guys to help me pick out a frame color about 3 weeks ago so I thought I should at least show you a couple photos of the finished product. Only component I'm still waiting for is a new Raceface Evolve XC BB and crankset. As you can see I went with the blue frame to match the wheels. Total cost, a little over $850.00. Weight without pedals, just over 26 lbs. I've had the bike out once in the snow and ice, too early to give any type of review but I'm very happy with the frame and feel on the completed bike. BTW, Shipping from China to Minnesota for the frame was 4 days. Left Shanghai China Thursday, I had it Monday morning at 9:00am. Frame was complete with North American Warranty papers.
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Installed Raceface Crankset and BB and went back to my favorate Specialized saddle. Build completed. Thanks for everyones help!!

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Old 02-17-07, 10:05 AM   #2
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Nice!

I really love the HUGE logo's everywhere...makes it look "racey".

Good job.
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Old 02-17-07, 10:52 AM   #3
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*droooool* ............
sry man, thats all i got.


(killer bike!)

please tell me you have a photobucket (or similar picture cache) somewhere so that we can get some closer-up pics of your amazing bike!!

EDIT: btw, what are those stickers near the headtube?

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Old 02-17-07, 10:54 AM   #4
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very nice, all the little bits of blue make it look ammazing
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Old 02-17-07, 12:15 PM   #6
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*droooool* ............
sry man, thats all i got.


(killer bike!)

please tell me you have a photobucket (or similar picture cache) somewhere so that we can get some closer-up pics of your amazing bike!!

EDIT: btw, what are those stickers near the headtube?
It's under the clear coat.
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Old 02-17-07, 12:46 PM   #7
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It's under the clear coat.
you put them on?
sick welds btw
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Old 02-17-07, 01:14 PM   #8
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WOW, that looks awesome! Good job on the build and collection of parts that all marry together beautifully

Those wheels look better than I would have imagined. I'm thinking of getting a set of those Kenda Tires you are using.
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that is one sweet looking bike !!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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Old 02-17-07, 03:52 PM   #10
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you put them on?
sick welds btw
Nope, Came from Giant with the decals in place.
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Old 02-17-07, 06:58 PM   #11
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Blue bikes rock! That's really nice.
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It looks like a couple of road bikes gang raped your trail bike.
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great bike!
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that is absolutley amazing! Great choice of colours and parts. one of the best looking hardtails i've seen this year actually good work
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Old 02-18-07, 01:44 AM   #16
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those stickers at the headtube usually mean that you bought the bike as a frame only. If im not mistaken, any giant frame comes with it. I dont know why though. Very nice bike, how did you get it clear coated?
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those stickers at the headtube usually mean that you bought the bike as a frame only. If im not mistaken, any giant frame comes with it. I dont know why though. Very nice bike, how did you get it clear coated?
Bought the frame new from Giant. The frame hasn't been touched. The finish and badging is the way it came from the Giant factory.

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It looks like a couple of road bikes gang raped your trail bike.
Sorry, I couldn't find any 48 spoke wheels.
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B. E. A. U. tiful, Love it, I like the extra bling that the wheelset brings it! It say's the bike is Special!
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Looks awesome, congratulations. The XTC's are great bikes, I'm sure you will enjoy it.
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that is cool. what website did you get the frame from as i am lookin to get one posted from china.
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Rad looking bike with the new crankset installed.
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that's a real pretty wheelset. very nice build!
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