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Specialized Stumpjumper vs Giant XTC

Old 02-04-08, 04:22 PM
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Specialized Stumpjumper vs Giant XTC

Of the two which is more reputable, which do you prefer? Experiences? Would the XTC be competition to the Rockhopper instead of the Stumpjumper?
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Both make great bikes and it is a matter of which one speaks to you. How do they match up is more difficult, but Giant tends to offer more per $.

XTC2 ($700) is closest to Rockhopper Disc ($700). Same shocks; equal brakes - Hayes MX4 vs Avid BB5; but Rockhopper falls short in drivetrain 8sp Altus/Alivio vs SRAM x.5 (Deore level) 9sp.

XTC1 ($900) vs Rockhopper Comp Disc ($900) and Rockhopper Pro Disc ($1150). Competitively equal shocks on Comp, better on Pro. Competitively equal drivetrain, with Pro marginally improved with a single LX component. Brakes - Comp uses bottom end BB5 (not even BB7's) mechanicals, while both the XTC1 and Pro use the more expensive hydraulic - Hayes vs Avid.

XTC Alliance ($1400) vs Stumpjumper ($1450) and Stumpjumper Comp ($1750)
Here it gets interesting. Alliance is Carbon/Aluminum where both Stumpjumpers are aluminum, with a Stumpjumper carbon well over $2000. Amazingly, at this price level the $1450 Stumpjumper doesn't even have disc brakes. Other components are argueable competitive.
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My XTC, is a race bike through and through. It's bottom bracket sits a full inch lower than any other of my XC bikes. Makes it track and trail awesome. BUT it's not the best everyday rider because of that. The big ring is constantly sticking itself into logs, and keeping you feet clipped in through rock gardens in next to impossible.(because of more frequent pedal smacks) It's something I would compare between the two bikes, if I were shopping.

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