Giant XTC Advanced 29er 2 Hard Tail MTB (2016) (Matte Composite/White)
This product was added to our catalog on February 18, 2016.
The Giant XTC 29er is an XC ripping precision instrument. Handcrafted with superlight Advanced-grade composite, this race-bred 29er blends the lightning fast efficiency of a hardtail with geometry that adds compliance and control. Itís optimized for stable, smooth-rolling 29-inch wheels and itís loaded with technologies to get you to the finish line faster. The MegaDrive downtube and toptube combo adds chassis stiffness. And the PowerCore bottom bracket boosts acceleration and pedaling efficiency.
- Advanced-grade composite frame
- RockShox Recon Gold 100mm-travel fork with 15mm thru-axle
- Giant S XC-2 rims, Giant Sport Tracker hubs, stainless spokes
- Shimano SLX / XT 10-speed drivetrain with Shimano M395 hydraulic disc brakes
Colors: Matte Composite/White
Frame: Advanced-grade composite
Fork: RockShox Recon Gold, 15mm thru-axle, OverDrive steerer, 100mm travel
Handlebar: Giant Connect XC, Low rise, 31.8mm
Stem: Giant Connect
Seatpost: Giant Connect, 30.9mm
Saddle: Giant Contact, forward
Shifters: Shimano SLX
Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT, Shadow+
Brakes: Shimano M396, Hydraulic disc, [F] 180mm [R] 160mm
Brake Levers: Shimano M396, Hydraulic disc
Cassette: Shimano HG50 11x36, 10-speed
Chain: KMC X10
Crankset: Shimano Deore 22/36
Bottom Bracket: Shimano, Press Fit
Rims: Giant S XC-2, Double wall
Hubs: Giant Sport Tracker Disc, 32h, [F] 15mm axle, [R] 135x5mm QR
Spokes: Stainless Steel, 14g
Tires: Schwalbe Racing Ralph, Performance, 29x2.1, 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.
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