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Old 01-12-16, 01:03 PM
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Roadie with MTB Newb Question re. Giant Composite Technology Frames

Hi. Looking at used 29er hardtails, including a Giant xtc. Website says frame is "Giant Composite Technology." Obviously, that's not their ALUXX aluminum, but is it carbon fiber? Something else? Any opinions, as to this frame (2014) material, for fast, non-technical trails and X-C training rides? Thanks.
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its carbon
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Composite is just a advertising term to mean Carbon.
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Originally Posted by patrickgm60 View Post
Hi. Looking at used 29er hardtails, including a Giant xtc. Website says frame is "Giant Composite Technology." Obviously, that's not their ALUXX aluminum, but is it carbon fiber? Something else? Any opinions, as to this frame (2014) material, for fast, non-technical trails and X-C training rides? Thanks.
As mentioned it's carbon. That is a great XC frame. I demo'd one and rode it in a race. Nimble, good climbing.
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And, Giant produces all their Composite fibers in-house.....just like Trek and TIME.
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