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Old 09-05-20, 11:45 AM
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Giant Team World Cup Atlanta

New mountainbike in the stable: a Giant Team World Cup Atlanta edition, built only in 1997. It was meant to celebrate the golden medal that Dutch Bart Brentjes took home at the summer Olympics of 1996. I bought it from the first owner and the bike is, as far as I can see, totally original. Even the tires are the original ones and still excellent. Shimano Alivio/Acera parts, 21 gears. Are there any more here with this MTB?





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Old 09-09-20, 08:41 AM
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Cool bike but Brentjens was riding for American Eagle when he won the Olympics. Then the following year, Specialized poached him.
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Originally Posted by commo_soulja View Post
Cool bike but Brentjens was riding for American Eagle when he won the Olympics. Then the following year, Specialized poached him.
Thanks! Giant used the occasion to celebrate. There probably wasn't a direct link with Brentjens.
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Old 09-09-20, 01:42 PM
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The top riders at Giant at the time were Lennie Christiansen and Rune Hoydal. Both accomplished riders.
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Cool paint, but looks like low end components even for it's day. Are you going to ride it?
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Originally Posted by c_m_shooter View Post
Cool paint, but looks like low end components even for it's day. Are you going to ride it?
Absolutely and I already do! The ride is excellent, smooth gearing and she is FAST!
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Love the looks, lower end components ruins it. Even the RST fork is so-so. Cool find though.
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Love the looks, lower end components ruins it. Even the RST fork is so-so. Cool find though.
Thanks. I fell for the looks too. Real fun can be quite close.
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