HERE I AM
ive got 3 currently, have owned 4 in total, and persuaded the (smelly ex) gf to buy one too (tiny sized TeamXtC, light as hell and rapid as fook)
initially blind loyalty, but they really are ace IMO, if a little dull to look at.
for the money, no other company gives you more. fact. and since theyve got rid of that crap suntour stuff and gone to RS for thier forks, theres not a lot to criticise a complete-bike-buy about.
XtC was bike of the year in 05 (ive got one of them)
Maestro system, unlike many (though not all) companies, hasnt been fiddled with in quite a few years. they dont need “the new best thing” when something works that well.
Trance is an absoloute weapon 😀
hankering after something chunkier to complement it next, a smallish reign X praps
Keeping it fleet!Posted 9 years agoTrailrider JimSubscriber
I think Giant only distribute through independent bike dealers, not large chains, but then again, I have seen Giants in the usual back-of-the-mags ads. Perhaps that’s why you haven’t seen many around your neck of the woods? If your lbs doesn’t stock em, you won’t see em.
I bought an 08 Trance frame 7 months ago for £600, stuck my existing bits on it, bought some 120mm Recons for £150 and imo, I have one of the best XC/trail bikes around – all for £750. Makes me smile when my obsessive mates spend £4,000-a-piece on new bikes and mine still looks and rides as good.Posted 9 years agoMunqe-chickMember
Yup everyone I know back in Cardiff has at least 1 Giant … as mentioned about independant bike shops deal them, Giant put money into the small bike shops, helps them re-invent themselves, decorate etc.
I love my Giant Reign 2, 2 years in Morzine ride it all the time. Friends have got Glorys, Faiths, Trance, Anthems…. that’s what we all ride in Cardiff so come along and you’ll see millions at once 😆Posted 9 years agotimbercombeMember
I love my Reign X, got the frame (07) for £300 about a month ago and it is ridiculous fun, pedal efficient, the back end’s real snappy, far better than a mate’s pitch and other sussers i’ve had a go on like Commie’s etc. And yes £300 is a bargain! I snapped it up straight away, he listed tuesday I collected saturday, collection is the way to get any seller to hold an iterm for you 😉Posted 9 years agomboySubscriber
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I love my Reign X, got the frame (07) for £300 about a month ago and it is ridiculous fun, pedal efficient, the back end’s real snappy, far better than a mate’s pitch and other sussers i’ve had a go on like Commie’s etc. And yes £300 is a bargain! I snapped it up straight away, he listed tuesday I collected saturday, collection is the way to get any seller to hold an iterm for you [;)]
I concur! Bought mine as a whole bike for a bargain too. Any excuse to post a pic though 😉
Posted 9 years agolethal_frizzleMember
i’m a big fan of giants, i’ve had a giant rincon, my first half decentish mtb which my old man has, an 05 XTC 3 which was my only mtb for quite a while, still have the frame.Posted 9 years ago
i now have a heavily, heavily modified Reign 1 2007 which is a lot more beefed up than the original, makes a great all mountain bike. pedals all day but really opens up on the descents. just tryin to decide what colour to repaint it from the dullish green. still. its probably the best thing i’ve spent my student loan on so farrolfharrisMember
Chakaping- it’s without doubt the fastest XC bike I’ve ever ridden. It’s very quick uphill, and impressively capable downhill- it’s a great trail bike in it’s own right, despite it’s racey intentions. My build is 24lbs with XT, so it’s got massive potential to be a near 20lb trail bike if you can splurge on XTR and so on.
I love it.Posted 9 years agocannondalekingMember
i have the txc alliance 1 frame and built it up with rigid carbon forks full rithley wcs carbon finish kit xt drive and brakes and top it of hope pro2 hubs aced to mavic xc717 disc rims with uci world cup coloured nipps and stem spacers looks the nutts and rides really quick finally a race bike i love and my town bike is a giant bowery with flat bars running on the singlespeed free wheel (is like fixed but without the death) 😆Posted 9 years ago
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