Giant XTC Advanced SL 29 1 2020
About Giant XTC Advanced SL 29 1 2020
With its large-diameter 29-inch wheels and lightweight Advanced-grade composite frame, this smooth-riding hardtail eats up XC terrain. The frameset is engineered for a 100mm fork, and it’s handcrafted with a specific composite layup schedule that varies according to frame size to create the optimal stiffness-to-weight ratio with just the right amount of vertical compliance. The result is a bike that scoots up steep climbs and gives you added confidence and control on fast, flowy singletrack. It features wider Boost hub spacing, which improves wheel stiffness and adds clearance to run larger tyres, plus a host of other features that let you dial in its performance for nearly any type of terrain.
Key Performance Factors
Lightweight and responsive: A hand-crafted Advanced-grade composite frameset offers XC racers and riders a competitive advantage for climbing, accelerating and sprinting.
XC efficiency: The frame is engineered with a high stiffness-to-weight-ratio, which translates to 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 Blue
Frame: Advanced SL grade composite, Boost
Fork: RockShox SID Select+ DebonAir, OverDrive steerer, TwistLoc Sprint 15×110 Maxle Stealth, 100mm travel
Handlebar: Giant Contact SL XC Flat, 31.8mm
Stem: Giant Contact SL, 8 degree
Seat Post: Giant Contact Composite, 30.9mm
Saddle: Giant Contact SL, Forward
Shifters: Shimano XT, 12sp
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT Shadow+
Brakes: Shimano XT hydraulic disc, Fr:180mm, Rr: 160mm
Brake Levers: Shimano XT hydraulic
Cassette: Shimano XT, 10-51T, 12sp
Chain: Shimano SLX
Crankset: Shimano XT, 32T
Bottom Bracket: Shimano press fit
Wheelset: Giant XCR 1 29 Hookless Composite, DBL, WheelSystem, 28H
Tyres: Maxxis Rekon Race 60TPI EXO TLR, Folding, 29×2.25”