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 Post subject: 2003 giant xtc team
PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:15 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:41 pm
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ive just finished building my latest bike
the frame was a bargain e bay buy,the paint is in excellent condition with all its original stickers and a rock shox sid race.
i then bought a set of pace rc40 forks from e bay yet again very cheap.
followed by a set of bontager rhythm wheels/hubs/tyres at more bargain prices
i fitted a truvativ isoflow crank and bottom bracket
a part carbon fsa stem and carbon fsa bars
a easton seat post
full sram x 7 gear set
aguira hydraulic brakes
and a big comfy halfrauds seat(im getting old)
i finished it yesterday and we went out tonight and christened it with dave and dave

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 5:10 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Just weighted it, came in at 28 lb so im happy
What do people think of it?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 5:49 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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very nice looking bike that! :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:21 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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here are some close up pics i took tonight

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:39 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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ive done a few upgrades
superstar 203mm discs front and rear
superstar titanium and carbon sqewers
changed to shimano xt mechs from sram

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:07 pm 
South East Deputy AEC
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looks good.

thought it was going to be a lot heavier than that.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:14 pm 
MacRetro rider
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Looking good - hard to believe it's a 9 year old frame.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:18 am 
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Location: The land of Lea & Perrins
In my opinion, one of the best short travel frames of its time (and still today!).

Seeing your build brings back memories of mine. I had one in exactly the same size with nice big discs with the exact same forks! Once you've got that rear shock set up properly, it's amazing. No pedal bob/feedback just like a hardtail, but then as soon as you hit the slightest bump it's as plush as you like!

Lovely 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:52 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Barneyballbags wrote:
In my opinion, one of the best short travel frames of its time (and still today!).

Seeing your build brings back memories of mine. I had one in exactly the same size with nice big discs with the exact same forks! Once you've got that rear shock set up properly, it's amazing. No pedal bob/feedback just like a hardtail, but then as soon as you hit the slightest bump it's as plush as you like!

Lovely 8) 8)


Cheers mate, I did a lot of research as that is just what I wanted from a full sus.
I keep looking at newer frames but nothing gets the sort of reviews this does. So I won't be getting rid any time soon :)


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:26 pm 
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Location: Whiskey bent & hellbound!
I like the colourway, very striking with the black and yellow :D


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