Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

08 Giant XTC Alliance

Reply

Old 02-03-08, 01:08 PM
  #1  
mike09
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
mike09's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 83
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
08 Giant XTC Alliance

Anyone rocking the new 08 Giant XTC Alliance? http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-US/...in/1437/29358/

I'm thinking of selling my 07 Specialized FSRxc Comp (Gloss Black) and going back to a hardtail. How do you think the Giant XTC Alliance stacks against Specialized's Stumpjumper hardtail?
mike09 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-08, 04:58 PM
  #2  
liv_rong
Senior Member
 
liv_rong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Chicago's Northwest suburb
Posts: 351

Bikes: It has two wheels

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Interesting, I was doing a search and found this. Did you ever get it? I am going to be picking one up soon.
liv_rong is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-08, 06:15 PM
  #3  
M_S
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 3,693
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Be sure to post a review. It seems like a killer deal for the money, better than the stumpjumpers. I recall hearing it has a relatively low BB? Stumpies have always had great handling though...
M_S is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-08, 06:22 PM
  #4  
streetlightpoet
Banned.
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Lexington, KY
Posts: 668

Bikes: Masi Speciale Fixed, Surly 1x1, 2 70's Bianchi folders, Swingbike, Columbia Cruiser 3 spd, Specialized Big Hit and P.2, Cove G-Spot, Xtracycled Bianchi San Jose.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We just sold one at our shop, I built it up and rode it around the shop and it seems like it'd be a sweet racebike. I was definitely considering an EP on one before I started building up my salsa.
streetlightpoet is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-08, 08:33 PM
  #5  
liv_rong
Senior Member
 
liv_rong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Chicago's Northwest suburb
Posts: 351

Bikes: It has two wheels

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Originally Posted by streetlightpoet View Post
We just sold one at our shop, I built it up and rode it around the shop and it seems like it'd be a sweet racebike. I was definitely considering an EP on one before I started building up my salsa.
Thats what Im going to do, minus the salsa part haha. We dont have any in stock, so Im going to get it and hope for the best, along with some light upgrades as well.
liv_rong is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-08, 08:35 PM
  #6  
streetlightpoet
Banned.
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Lexington, KY
Posts: 668

Bikes: Masi Speciale Fixed, Surly 1x1, 2 70's Bianchi folders, Swingbike, Columbia Cruiser 3 spd, Specialized Big Hit and P.2, Cove G-Spot, Xtracycled Bianchi San Jose.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I've still been thinking about it, haha. I just finished the Salsa Ala Carte build though and impulse bought a Superlight, so really don't need another new mountain bike. They are nice though.
streetlightpoet is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-08, 09:08 PM
  #7  
ed 
.
 
ed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: The Summit of Lee
Posts: 10,940

Bikes: Hecklah

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Originally Posted by mike09 View Post
Anyone rocking the new 08 Giant XTC Alliance? http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-US/...in/1437/29358/

I'm thinking of selling my 07 Specialized FSRxc Comp (Gloss Black) and going back to a hardtail. How do you think the Giant XTC Alliance stacks against Specialized's Stumpjumper hardtail?
This sounds like a job for B2B.

He's been riding an Epic for a good while and he busted out the XTC the other day. If I remember right...he still preferred the Epic...even in KS.
ed is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-08, 08:57 AM
  #8  
born2bahick
Official Website Waterboy
 
born2bahick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 3,271

Bikes: a lot

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yes I did, Even though they are both XC race bikes, they are worlds apart. It took quite a while to get used to the faster steering. Constantly shifting my body position to maintain traction on the hardtail was almost a lost art, one that quickly wore me out. But nothing I've ever ridden, rails corners in tight switchbacks like my XTC.
If I only could have one trail bike it would be a full susser. But it nice to have both. As for the stumpy hardtail, It's an awesome bike and would probably make a better everyday trail bike than the XTC.
born2bahick is offline  
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service