Giant XTC custom bike price

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Giant XTC custom bike price

Postby swaz » Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:34 pm

Went to a LBS this afternoon to start to process of looking for a MTB for <$1500.

They have one that is a 'custom' Giant XTC. It is pretty much this bike
http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-au/bik ... ifications
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With some exceptions
Avid elixer 5 brakes
X7 shifters
Reba forks with lock out thing on the bars
A frame that looks like this
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Not sure of the wheels. But they were 15mm through axle.

They are asking $1500 for it. Is this a good price? an absolute bargain? other?

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Re: Giant XTC custom bike price

Postby antipodean » Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:18 pm

So what exactly is the frame carbon or aluminium? You have a photo of both.

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Re: Giant XTC custom bike price

Postby swaz » Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:58 pm

It's got most of the components from the carbon bike, on the alloy frame pictured.

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Re: Giant XTC custom bike price

Postby Duck! » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:15 pm

What's the rest of the gear on it? Kinda seems like someone's been doing swapsies on the bits.

$1500 for an alloy XTC is not bad (but personally I'd be throwing those brakes out & fitting Shimanos).
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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Re: Giant XTC custom bike price

Postby swaz » Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:48 pm

After thepiss poor service I got and the general vibe I got from the place I went somewhere else and bought a trek. Fantastic bike and I have some self satisfaction of not giving this certain business my cash, rather giving it to someone else who provided an actual service.

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Re: Giant XTC custom bike price

Postby trailgumby » Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:33 pm

Photos or it didn't happen :P
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Re: Giant XTC custom bike price

Postby swaz » Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:59 pm

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