Just got Giant XTC 4.5 - thoughts please?

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Just got Giant XTC 4.5 - thoughts please?

Postby rik_t » Fri Nov 02, 2012 20:03 pm

Hi,

I have decided to get out on a bike and start to try and get a little fitter, I have an old bike in the garage but its not great so decided to buy this:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mens-Mountain-Bike-Giant-XTC-4-5-Great-Condition-/321012201074?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&nma=true&si=yQefgOCp6n2GaPcRuoWjZfD8%2F7k%3D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

Its a Giant XTC 4.5, I set myself a budget of £200 so only just gone over this, I know this isn't much for a mountain bike but have not got too much cash after getting roof bars and bike kit for the car.

What are your thoughts, I hope its a decent bike and price?

Thanks,
Rik

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Re: Just got Giant XTC 4.5 - thoughts please?

Postby cooldad » Fri Nov 02, 2012 20:16 pm

Stick some decent forks on and it'll be a decent bike.
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Re: Just got Giant XTC 4.5 - thoughts please?

Postby rik_t » Sat Nov 03, 2012 07:41 am

Cool. For now I'll probably ride as it is. Can anyone recommend a decent bike computer and is there a good place to find bike ride routes?

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Re: Just got Giant XTC 4.5 - thoughts please?

Postby benpinnick » Sat Nov 03, 2012 07:51 am

Any computer by cateye is good IMHO, but if youve got a smart phone, using that is easiest nowadays. As for finding rides, post in the rides section here to find locals who know your area, or Everytrail is good.
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