Giant xtc1 or genesis core 26.5

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Giant xtc1 or genesis core 26.5

Postby glasuni03 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 16:56 pm

Hi,

Decided that I would like to buy either the Giant XTC 1 2011 model or Genesis core 26.5

http://www.paulscycles.co.uk/products.p ... 1b4s2p3485

http://www.ukbikesdepot.com/m15b126s2p6 ... S_GB/20227

Anyone got any feedback on which would be best for xc only (no jumps etc)

Complete newbie but want to get into MTBing at a decent level

Thanks for feedback

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Re: Giant xtc1 or genesis core 26.5

Postby supersonic » Sat Nov 17, 2012 17:00 pm

Both are excellent bikes - in their own way. The XTC is a racier beast, with steeper geometry, whilst the Core is a bit heavier and more suited to slightly harder riding.

Be aware of the limited sizes.

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Re: Giant xtc1 or genesis core 26.5

Postby glasuni03 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 17:10 pm

I've just seen the orange crush 2012 for 1k too. I'm 5ft5 would this be a better bike for the money and will it be better geometry

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Re: Giant xtc1 or genesis core 26.5

Postby supersonic » Sat Nov 17, 2012 17:12 pm

Do you have a link?

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Re: Giant xtc1 or genesis core 26.5

Postby glasuni03 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 17:22 pm


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Re: Giant xtc1 or genesis core 26.5

Postby supersonic » Sat Nov 17, 2012 17:39 pm

This is even more hardcore than the Genesis in nature, with an even bigger fork and burlier frame. So for XC based ride, I'd say it was overkill.


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