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    New Bike Advice

    Alright so i have been looking at a few bikes and i might have chosen one that i like. I am looking at the Giant XTC 2 I have ridden my boss' and i like it a lot but im wondering what you guys think of it. or any bike that are comprable. i also am looking for something with disc brakes or xt or nicer brakes. what do you guys think?
    are you serious?

    NO im kidding.....

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    the XTC 2 is a great deal you get a lot for your money plus the frame is giants top of the line hardtail. The only problem I would see is as you say not having disc brakes, unfortunetly they don't make a disc version. The avid brakes that it comes with are good brakes and work well. If you want disc brakes (I would highly recommend them) you may consider a cannondale f600, it has much of the same components and is close in price, although it has disc brakes, the f800 would also be a good buy, but a bit more pricey.

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    Flatline can you give me a link to where you saw this bike, i have been looking at the reviews at MTBR and they all basically love the bike, and the only XtC2's i can find to buy are the SE versions or the NRS versions.

    You may want to look into the SE version, its around $1000 and comes with hydro MPH discs, i wouldnt have a clue what these are like, just may interest you.

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    I think your a bit confused the XTC line doesn't have multiple versions. and neither model has disc brakes.
    http://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/030...10&model=10640

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    Well i have been looking in the Giant bicycle catalogue, and there no sign of an *XTC2* theres two versions in the book, one called the XtC NRS# - Dual suspension
    XtC SE# - Hardtail

    Maybe the bike range differs from european to US dealers.

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    Giant UK bikes

    If you look down the right hand side, theres clearly two different XtC's

    "XTC SE 2

    The high performance hardtail XC bike
    Double butted and ultra-light AluxX SL 6013 Aluminium tubing
    Giant Integrated Headset design for lower maintenance and smooth outlook
    Manitou Skareb Comp front fork with 80mm travel
    Shimano XT/ Deore shifting components with Giant MPH Hydro disc brakes, Mavic X221 rims, Race Face Ride XC crank set and Titec handlebar combo "



    Thats the one above i can find to buy, but the XtC2 i cant find anywhere except MTBR reviews.

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    Some of you guys are in the US and some are in Europe. Different spec under the same name. Happens with Canadian bikes as well. Us XTC's come in hardtail 1 and 2, and full susp. NRS models. Not sure about Europe.
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    Thats dissappointing, it means me having to pay full price for it!

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    i have noticed the lack of disc brakes as well...i was possibly just considering buy a used set or something of hayes cuz ive ridden bikes iwth them before i think the old xtc series did have disc brakes but i dont remember exactly i might have been riding a nrs or something that did. i didnt look at any review sites i just went to the giant site and looked on there. my boss had a giant and i liked it so i thought i'd just see what there line up is.

    that xtc se 2 is Purddy * drool.... thats what i think atleast
    are you serious?

    NO im kidding.....

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