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Old 11-09-04, 05:51 AM   #1
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Giant AC3 05

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does anyone out there own or have ridden a 2005 AC from Giant? only there dont seem to be any reviews for it on the net and im getting annoyed because im getting it for my b'day and want to know about it. I know its not the best bike (nowhere near) or brand, but for $AU1300 its pretty good value. Anyway, dont bag my bike for the hell of it, only if your being serious not just rude.

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PS: how was that Raiyn? The grammar wasn't too bad now was it? no L33T?... sorry...
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Old 11-09-04, 05:53 AM   #2
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Also, specs are:
Frame: ALUXX SL alloy: double butted, integrated gusset, 5.3/6.6” travel
Forks: Manitou Stance Blunt 150mm, Giant Coil w/rebound adj.
Sizes: L (i'm gettin 19")
Colour: matte Black
Front Derail: Shimano Alivio
Rear Derail: SRAM X-7 9spd
Gear Levers: SRAM X-7 Trigger Shift 9spd
Brake Levers: Hayes Sole Hydraulic
Brakes: Hayes Sole Hydraulic Discs
Cranks: TruVativ Hussefelt ISIS splined 22/32T w/bashguard
B/Bracket: TruVativ Giga Pipe DHLT ISIS Splined
Hubs: Shimano M475 Disc 36H
Rims: Alex DP20 36H w/ Eyelets
Spokes: Stainless
Tyres: F: Kenda Bluegroove 2.5 Stick-E, R: Kenda Nevagal 2.5 Stic-E
Free Wheel: SRAM PG-950 11-34T 9spd
Handlebars: Easton EA-50 31.8mm Riser
Stem: Easton EA-50 31.8mm
S/Pillar: Easton EA-50
Saddle: Giant Freeride w/ 8mm Rail
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Old 11-09-04, 06:44 AM   #3
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Its a good bike nicely specified for the money, I'd be happy if I got one for my birthday
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Old 11-09-04, 09:55 AM   #4
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I had a AC2 2002 when a start doing downhill, and is a nice bike, but I had broken the frame near of the headset. For the 2005, the AC seem cheaper, because of is rear shock, and they made it the bike who replace the Warp frame. I think the Faint will be a better bike, depend of how many cash you have.
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Old 11-09-04, 11:47 AM   #5
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AC in the past was known for some flexiness in the rear. Good bike but for serious use a lot of good riders didn't like it.

They didn't fix the problem from 2001 so I am not sure if it is fixed in 2005, but overall, a great bike
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Old 11-09-04, 03:54 PM   #6
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hi,

does anyone out there own or have ridden a 2005 AC from Giant? only there dont seem to be any reviews for it on the net and im getting annoyed because im getting it for my b'day and want to know about it. I know its not the best bike (nowhere near) or brand, but for $AU1300 its pretty good value. Anyway, dont bag my bike for the hell of it, only if your being serious not just rude.

thanks

PS: how was that Raiyn? The grammar wasn't too bad now was it? no L33T?... sorry...
Much better thank you.
I haven't seen the new AC in person yet so I can only comment on the spec which seems pretty solid. You seem to be getting a decent bike. I especially like the Hussefelt Crankset and the Gigapipe DHLT BB combo. Personally I use the Hussefelt with a Gigapipe Team DH BB and I've had no issues with it what so ever. I've got NO flex in the BB / crank area. The SRAM drivetrain components is another spec I really like. SRAM is giving people what they want - Triggers.
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Old 04-19-05, 07:19 AM   #7
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Yes, I know I've uncovered a very old thread, but, as I was searching around I was just exicited to find another person with exactly the same bike as me. I picked up a secondhand 05 AC (bargain!) just recently and I love it. Hey da_empire04, if your still around, what do you think? Have you had any problems with it?
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Old 04-19-05, 07:38 PM   #8
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Only downside is the rear shock really. Overall, its a good bike and (an early) happy birthday!
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Old 04-20-05, 02:45 AM   #9
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do giant make pretty low range shocks do they?
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Yep, Giant are not known for making shocks. I suppose theyre ok, but no adjustment i dont think.
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Its got a really good rebound adjustment. (if that counts)
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Old 04-20-05, 04:18 AM   #12
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Oh ok. I didnt know it had rebound adjustment. I suppose its an ok shock which has helped to keep the price down. However, lots of people have swapped theirs out.
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