I reply to all those who ask me in private many personal considerations on bikes that I test, unfortunately you are many (thanks!) and I can not answer at all. Fortunately, you do all the same questions .... To which I gladly reply:
I would buy this bike and why?
The bike no, too heavy, the frame is good
Defects? The weight and the assembly
What would you change? All components
What upgrades would you do? First, the wheels
Is it a bike for races? No, because heavy
Is its performance competitive? no
What is the main advantage of Giant compared to direct competitors? I do not know
I want the bike with the best price-performance ratio, is Giant okay? No, at least with this model.