Giant 2017 XTC Advanced 29er 2 (Composite/Blue/Orange)
This all-new, multifaceted hardtail has a lightweight Advanced-grade composite frame thatís loaded with technologies for various off-road adventures. In its 29er form, itís ready to race. But you can also switch it up and convert to 27.5+, or even go singlespeed-making it a true do-it-all XC machine for whatever terrain and conditions you face. It features wider Boost hub spacing (110 front/148 rear), which improves wheel stiffness for better handling, adds tire clearance and optimizes the chainline for flawless drivetrain performance. A 27.2 seatpost adds compliance, the MegaDrive downtube and toptube work together to maximize chassis stiffness, and a PowerCore bottom bracket gives you ultra-efficient power transfer.
- Advanced-grade composite frame with horizontal dropouts
- Fox 32 Float SC Performance, FIT4 damper, Kabolt, Boost, OverDrive, 100mm travel
- Giant XC-2 rims, Giant Performance Tracker hubs, Sapim Race spokes
- Shimano SLX 1x11-speed drivetrain with Shimano SLX hydraulic disc brakes
Sizes: S, M, L, XL
Frame: Advanced-grade composite w/ horizontal dropouts
Fork: Fox 32 Float Step-Cast Performance, FIT4 damper, Kabolt, Boost, OverDrive, 100mm travel
Handlebar: Giant Contact Trail, 31.8mm
Stem: Giant Contact
Seatpost: Giant Contact, Composite, 27.2mm
Saddle: Giant Contact SL Forward, SST tubular rails
Shifters: Shimano SLX
Front Derailleur: N/A
Rear Derailleur: Shimano SLX, Shadow+
Brakes: Shimano SLX, hydraulic disc, [F] 180mm [R] 160mm
Brake Levers: Shimano SLX
Cassette: Shimano SLX 11x42, 11-speed
Chain: Shimano HG601
Crankset: Shimano SLX, 30T
Bottom Bracket: Shimano, Press fit
Rims: Giant XC-2
Hubs: Giant Performance Tracker Disc, [F] Boost 110x15mm 28h, [R] Boost 148x12mm 32h
Spokes: Sapim Race, 14/15g
Tires: Schwalbe Racing Ralph, 29x2.25, Performance, Folding
Weight: The most accurate way to determine any bikeís weight is to have your local dealer weigh it for you. Many brands strive to list the lowest possible weight, but in reality weight can vary based on size, finish, hardware and accessories. All Giant bikes are designed for best-in-class weight and ride quality.
Features: Giantís original oversized fork steerer-tube technology. Designed to provide solid front-end steering performance, the systemís oversized headset bearings and tapered steerer tube provide optimal steering stiffness. Road models feature 1 1/8-inch top and 1 1/4-inch bottom bearings, while the mountain version features 1 1/8-inch top and 1 1/2-inch bottom bearings.
Benefit: OverDrive provides up to 15 percent more torsional steering stiffness than straight steerer-tube designs. This translates into much more accurate steering input from a riderís hands, through the handlebar and stem, and down to the front wheel. Whether hammering uphill or carving through a corner, OverDrive transmits input directly to the front wheel for more precise handling.
Advanced Composite Technology:
Giant's High Performance-grade raw carbon fiber is used to produce custom composite material in our own composite factory. Extremely lightweight, stiff and compliant, these handcrafted frames feature the following materials and processes:
Materials: High Performance-grade raw carbon material features an excellent stiffness-to-weight ratio.
Resin: High Performance formula provides excellent void minimization (bubbles) while maintaining outstanding strength. And vibration absorbing particles are added to help disperse road shock.
Modified Monocoque Construction: The front triangle (downtube, headtube, toptube, seattube) is assembled and molded as one continuous piece. This front half is then joined to the rear chainstays and seatstays in a secondary process. This process eliminates the outermost woven composite sheet to reduce weight without affecting ride quality, strength or stiffness.
Wider hub spacing (110mm front/148mm rear) results in stiffer wheels for added control plus more tire clearance and an improved chainline for optimal drivetrain performance.
INTERNAL SEATPOST CLAMP:
A lightweight, all-internal seatpost locking mechanism provides confident clamping force with clean performance and aesthetics.
A massively oversized bottom-bracket/chainstay area features a fully integrated, 92-millimeter wide bottom-bracket design. Asymmetric chainstays provide additional stiffness on the driveside and stability on the non-driveside.
Engineered with proprietary Dynamic Balanced Lacing technology, Giantís all-new XCR Composite WheelSystem delivers superior efficiency, pinpoint control and engineered durability.
This product was added to our catalog on August 2, 2016.