Giant XTC Advanced 27.5 1 Hard Tail MTB (2016) (Matte Composite/Gloss Composite)

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The Giant XTC is an XC ripping precision instrument. Handcrafted with Giantís Advanced-grade composite, and purposefully engineered for the fast, stable 27.5-inch wheel platform, the XtC Advanced 27.5 is the perfect balance between speed and control. The OverDrive steerer tube produces flawless front-end handling even on rough courses. The combination of the MegaDrive downtube and PowerCore bottom bracket offer a super responsive and efficient chassis. Thoughtful touches including the integrated seat clamp and internal cable routing round out this World Cup proven XC racer.


  • Advanced-grade composite frame
  • Fox 32 Float Performance Elite 100mm-travel fork with remote lockout, 15mm thru-axle
  • Giant XCR 1 Composite WheelSystem
  • Shimano XT 11-speed drivetrain with Shimano XT hydraulic disc brakes

Colors: Matte Composite/Gloss Composite
Frame: Advanced-grade composite
Fork: Fox 32 Float Performance Elite w/ Remote lockout, 15mm thru-axle, OverDrive steerer, 100mm travel
Shock: N/A
Giant Contact Trail, Low rise, 31.8mm
Stem: Giant Contact
Seatpost: Giant Contact SLR, Composite, 27.2mm
Saddle: Giant Contact, forward
Pedals: N/A
Shifters: Shimano XT
Front Derailleur: Shimano XT
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT, Shadow+
Brakes: Shimano XT, Hydraulic disc, 160mm
Brake Levers: Shimano XT, Hydraulic disc
Cassette: Shimano XT 11x40, 11-speed
Chain: KMC X11L
Crankset: Shimano XT, 26/36
Bottom Bracket: Shimano, Press Fit
Giant XCR 1 Composite WheelSystem; 25mm wide, Tubeless compatible
Hubs: Giant XCR 1 Composite WheelSystem; 28h, [F] 15mm axle, [R] 142x12 axle
Spokes: Giant XCR 1 Composite WheelSystem; Sapim Race 14/15g
Tires: Schwalbe Racing Ralph, Evo, 27x2.1, Tubeless ready, Folding
Tubeless rim strips and valves
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.

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This product was added to our catalog on February 18, 2016.