Giant XTC Advanced 29 2 2020
About Giant XTC Advanced 29 2 2020
When it comes to pure XC racing speed and performance, nothing beats the efficiency of a lightweight composite hardtail. The new XtC Advanced SL 29 builds on its World Cup pedigree with a totally reengineered frame that represents the lightest off-road machine Giant have ever built. The superlight chassis is handcrafted with pro-level Advanced SL composite, featuring geometry that’s optimised for its balanced, stable and fast-rolling 29-inch wheels. Each one is custom assembled with a specific composite layup schedule that varies according to frame size. The result? Supercharged climbing efficiency, smooth compliance through roots, rocks and ruts, and uncompromising performance to match your XC obsession.
Key Performance Factors
Superlight and responsive: Pro-level Advanced SL composite frame is the lightest off-road frame Giant has ever produced, offering serious XC racers a competitive advantage for climbing, accelerating and sprinting.
Ultra-efficient: The frame is engineered with the highest stiffness-to-weight-ratio of any hardtail mountain bike in its class, which translates to ultra-efficient pedalling power and precise handling on the trail.
Custom compliance: Each frame is custom-tuned based on its size. Individual composite lay-up schedules are created to optimise vertical compliance to produce a smoother ride quality on XC terrain.
Frame Geometry (units in mm unless otherwise indicated)
|Seattube Angle (Degrees)||73.5||73.5||73.5||73.5|
|Headtube Angle (Degrees)||65.5||69.5||70.0||70.0|
|Bottom Bracket Drop||58||58||58||58|
Founded in 1972 by craftsmen and engineers with one goal: to create a better cycling experience for people around the world by following their three guiding principles: craftsmanship, innovation and inspiration. Giant are a market leader in the bicycle industry, using their innovative manufacturing capabilities to produce quality, lightweight products at an affordable price. They are recognised as the world’s largest bicycle manufacturer.
Colour: Metallic Gold
Frame: Advanced grade composite
Fork: RockShox Recon RL Solo Air, OverDrive steerer, OneLoc 15×110 Maxle Lite, 100mm travel
Handlebar: Giant Contact SL XC Flat, 31.8mm
Stem: Giant Contact, 8 degree
Seat Post: Giant Alloy, 30.9mm
Saddle: Giant Contact, Forward
Shifters: Shimano SLX, 12p
Rear Derailleur: Shimano SLX Shadow+
Brakes: MT500 hydraulic disc, Fr: 180mm Rr: 160mm
Brake Levers: Shimano MT501 hydraulic
Cassette: Shimano SLX, 10-51T, 12sp
Chain: Shimano SLX
Crankset: Shimano SLX, 32T
Bottom Bracket: Shimano press fit
Rims: Giant XCT, tubeless
Hubs: Giant Performance Disc, 32H
Spokes: Stainless steel, 14g
Tyres: Maxxis Rekon Race 60TPI EXO TLR, Folding, 29×2.25”