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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Giant XTC Special Edition. Not as bad as claimed by certain bike shops

When I wanted to buy a bicycle. I was recommended to buy Giant XTC which is the frame is made in Taiwan. When I inquire about the XTC Special Edition (SE), the bike shop seller criticize it to the bone. Even mentioning the frame which was made in China is of poor quality.

The seller even saying the GIANT wording is made badly and I will regret getting it. As I haven't seen it, I give him the benefit of the doubt.

The next day I decide to take a trip to another bicycle shop in Simpang Empat. I guess those who are cyclist from Penang knows whose shop I meant. There I manage to see this bike first hand. After inspecting it I find the claims not true. At the same time there were 2 person with the same bike, therefore I ask for permission for a test ride. They gladly obliged. The ride was smooth, the suspension perform well, gear change is smooth. They told me they never regret owning this bike at all. Furthermore it rarely gives problem even though they ride off-road frequently.

I didn't buy the bike as I feel, I won't make 100% use of it. I ride mainly for leisure, but this is a competition category bike which does not suit my needs for now. In future, when I start to take part heavily in events, this bike will be my choice.

pic source: http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-IN/bikes/model/xtc.se.2/7557/46927/


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    1. Used to be about RM4K. However this model has been discontinued. It is only available in China market now.