What We Ride: Andrew Copenhaver

'09 Giant XTC 1

Andrew Copenhaver works during the busy season at the Century Cycles store in Medina. He bought this Giant XTC 1 mountain bike in 2009. He likes the aluminum frame because it's stiff, yet compliant, and light, which makes it climb well. It's a good bike to "beat around," as Andrew puts it. It was his first racing-quality bike, and he has beat it around in several local mountain bike races, and his favorite trail to ride is Vulture's Knob.

Andrew has upgraded many of the original components on the bike, including the RockShox SID World Cup fork, WTB XC Lite wheels, Easton Monkey Lite SL handlebar, Truvativ Stylo World Cup stem, Race Face Evolve XC seat post, Shiimano Deore XT drive train and disc brakes, Chris King bottom bracket, and WTB Silverado saddle.

This article was published on June 14, 2011.

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