• Document: VT SERIES. Owners Manual VARIABLE TRAVEL MOUNTAIN BIKE
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VT SERIES Owners Manual VARIABLE TRAVEL MOUNTAIN BIKE • Multi purpose, Enduro, Trail ride, Light Freeride mountain bike • Single pivot, linkage operated rear shock rear suspension • Manitou Swinger SPV Air rear shock unit (included) • Sealed bearings on all pivots • 2 rear shock positions • Front wheel travel: 3.5 ~ 4.7 inches (90 ~ 120 mm). • Rear wheel travel: 5.0 ~ 5.6 inches (approx. 125 ~ 140 mm). Pag. -2- Contents. 1. Introduction......................................................................................................4 2. Sizing...............................................................................................................5 3. Exploded view..................................................................................................6 4. Rear suspension..............................................................................................8 4-1 Adjusting travel. .......................................................................................8 4-2 Manitou Swinger SPV air shock. .............................................................9 4-3 Removing the rear shock assembly or pivots........................................10 5. Tightening torque...........................................................................................11 6. Cleaning and maintenance............................................................................12 Pag. -3- 1. Introduction. Giant’s products are designed to provide years of recreation and enjoyment. The GIANT VT have been designed primarily as Enduro, Trail ride, Light Freeride bikes, but can be used for allround cross country riding as well. However, in order to fully understand all the bicycle features, you must read this bicycle manual, the suspension fork and rear shock manuals provided by Giant and parts suppliers. If you do not understand any information in the manuals or if you misplace any of them, please contact your authorised Giant dealer immediately. Please take the time to read and understand this material to help limit the possibility of serious injury. ALWAYS read and follow all instructions in this manual. It is very important that your dealer carries out any repair or maintenance, which is not described in this manual. Pag. -4- 2. Sizing. The actual frame measurements and geometries are listed below. Figure 1. Size S - 16.5” M - 18.5” L - 20.5” XL - 22.5” A. Top tube [mm.] 570 590 613 630 (measured horizontally) B. Seat tube [mm.] 420 470 520 570 C. Effective seat tube angle (*1) 74.3 degrees D. Head tube angle 70 degrees E. B.B. drop [mm.] -12 F. Chain stays [mm.] 429 Center B.B. axle - center front wheel 635 658 683 702 [mm.] G. Fork rake [mm.] 39 H. Trail [mm.] 86 I. Wheel base [mm.] 1065 1085 1110 1130 Front wheel travel (VT bikes) 90~120 mm. Rear wheel travel 5.0~5.6” or 125~140 mm. (*1) Effective seat tube angle: Angle of centerline bottom bracket - saddle (top of saddle 25cm above top seat tube, measured along the seatpost). Pag. -5- 3. Exploded view. Figure 2. Pag. -6- NR. DESCRIPTION REMARKS Q’TY PER BIKE 1 Front triangle 1 2 Rear triangle 1 3 Pivot parts set Seat tube - linkage plates 1 3-1 Fixing nut 1 pc. per set 1 pc. per set, 3-2 Fixing bolt same as 6-4. 3-3 Washer 1 pc. per set, same as 5-3 and 6-5. 3-4 Bearing 2 pcs per set, same as 4-2. 4 Pivot parts set Linkage plates 4 4-1 Fixing bolt 1 pc. per set 1 pc. per set, 4-2 Bearing same as 3

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