The damage has been done...

I placed the order for my new 06 Giant XTC compsite frame and components today at JB Cycle. Here are the offical specs:

2006 Giant XTC Composite build

Component Weight (g)

XTC composite 06 Sz 21'' Frame, w/ headset 1260
Easton EC90 Zero 30.9x350 seatpost 175
Easton EC90 Monkeylite SL riser bars 135
Ritchey WCS 110mm stem 110
Selle Italia SLR saddle 142
SRAM X.0 gripshifters (w/o cables) 175
SRAM X.0 Med cage Rear derailleur 204
Shimano XTR bottom swing m961 FD 148
FSA K-force MegaExo cranks, 2x9 820
Shimano XT 11-34 cassette, alloy lockring 286
Nokon shift cables/housing, silver ano 70
Crank Bros Ti pedals w/ short Ti spindles 208
SRAM PC-990 chain, 112 links 290
Hope Mono mini 05 disc brakes, 160mm 735
Fox F80 RLT fork, shaved off bosses 1480
Foam grips, endcaps, gripshift legnth 18
Stan's rims w/ Tune/AM Classic hubs +tape + valves 1420
Kenda Karma tires x2 920
Stan's Goop 120
Top cap / headset spaces 20
DT Swiss QR skewers x2 112
Seat post clamp, Giant stock 25
Totals (g) 8873
Totals (Lbs) 19.58719647

Man, I'm a freak! At that weight I'll have nothing to complain about lugging up the hills but my own body--you know what that means, no more excuses. Check out a sampler picture:

And mine will only look about 10x sweeter than that one, pimped out with Sram X.0, Shimano XTR, and Easton carbon stuff...

Whenever you stop in at JB Cycle, you will never leave when you plan to. You always end up telling stories about races, about customers, about school, about politics--you get the point--until you realize that you came in to the shop not to chitchat or work, but to get something done! It took me a full 2 hours just to call QBP and order my components for my frame. Could have taken about 15 minutes, but facter in the JB Cycle effect, and you'll be laughing and telling stories for hours on end.

Today was a good ride. I took the RED BEAST out for a ride (read: Carl the Sweat Man Bennit's old Trek 5500 w/ 8spd DA) and it was great. All aluminum frame and fork is good for the soul. I was cleansed by the constant vibrations on my hands and the gigantic "Klunk!" that ensues when I hit a small crack in the pavement. Without a computer or HR monitor, the ride on the RED BEAST was fun. I got about 3 hours of spinning in between Kaukauna, Wrightstown, DePere, and Oneida.

Tommorw we're doing a TEAM 2 "Farewell to the Camp" ride at 10:00 AM. Everyone should come along, it'll be fun watching me learn how to mtb all over again. Lets do about 3 laps since I'll be rockin my Dad's sweet Giant NRS FS bike.

God I love riding---get out there and have some fun in the colorful leaves, its mtb season!


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Anonymous said...

You'll be pleased with the XTC. I just bought the 2005 XTC Comp. 2 and am very impressed. Mines a bit heavier than yours...23lbs. Probably because its the 2 and not the 1.