hello everybody ! i have giant rincon disc at present. i want to upgrade ! can anyone tell me regarding giant xtc 27.5 2 bicycle ? i ride around 20 kms per day on road but it is full of pottholes! once in a week i go around 30kms. please advice ! thanks!!
No way man, that's built for some serious trails, not road riding.
Better to spend that amount on a trail focused hybrid or a CX (cyclocross) bike.
thanks aaron what bikes will you suggest
Are you looking for a completely rigid bike with drop bars, a cyclocross? [I doubt there's anything under 1.5lakhs]
Or would you prefer a flat bar trail-focused hybrid with front sus.?
I really have no idea about the prices of trail focused hybrids as they aren't sold a lot in this price bracket, most of them are under 50k.
I would really suggest you this 29er MTB Cannondale Trail SL3. This year's model may be a bit more expensive. It gives you the fat tyres of a regular MTB, bigger wheels give you more efficiency. It has higher gear ratios which will help you for road riding [the Giant XTC has lower ratios, mainly required for riding on the tough trails].
Or if you can find Trek 8.5DS or Trek 8.6DS [trail focused hybrids] they will be able to give you good efficiency as well as be able to handle the pot holes.