Giant XTC Advanced SL 27.5 0 Hard Tail MTB (2016) (Matte Composite/Blue)
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 SL-grade composite frame
- Fox 32 Float Factory iRD Kashima 100mm-travel fork, electronic remote lockout, 15mm thru-axle
- PRO Tharsis Di2-optimized composite handlebar and stem
- Giant XCR 0 Composite WheelSystem
- Shimano XTR Di2 11-speed electronic drivetrain with Shimano XTR hydraulic disc brakes
Colors: Matte Composite/Blue
Frame: Advanced SL-grade composite
Fork: Fox 32 Float Factory iRD Kashima w/ Remote electronic lockout, 15mm thru-axle, OverDrive steerer, 100mm travel
Handlebar: PRO Tharsis, Flat, Composite, Di2 optimized, 31.8mm
Stem: PRO Tharsis, Di2 optimized
Seatpost: Giant Contact SLR, Composite, 27.2mm
Saddle: Giant Contact SLR forward, composite rails
Shifters: Shimano XTR Di2, Electronic, Rear only
Front Derailleur: N/A
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR Di2, Electronic
Brakes: Shimano XTR, Hydraulic disc, SM-RT86 160mm rotors
Brake Levers: Shimano XTR, Hydraulic disc
Cassette: Shimano XTR, 11x40, 11-speed
Chain: Shimano XTR
Crankset: Shimano XTR, 34T
Bottom Bracket: Shimano, Press Fit, Ceramic Bearings
Rims: Giant XCR 0 Composite WheelSystem; 25mm wide, Tubeless compatible
Hubs: Giant XCR 0 Composite WheelSystem; 28h, [F] 15mm axle, [R] 142x12 axle
Spokes: Giant XCR 0 Composite WheelSystem; DT Swiss Aerolite Bladed Stainless
Tires: Schwalbe Thunder Burt, Evo, 27.5x2.1
Extras: 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 SL Composite Technology:
Giant's Professional-grade raw carbon material is woven in our own composite factory to create the most cutting-edge frames available today. These frames feature the most advanced engineering and construction methods:
Materials: Professional-grade grade raw carbon with the highest stiffness-to-weight ratio available today.
Resin: Professional-grade formula with Carbon Nanotube Technology (CNT), a microscopic polymer added to Giant's custom blended resin*. Like miniature buttresses, CNT strengthens the layers of composite. Frames featuring CNT are 14 percent more impact-resistant than those without it.
Fusion Process: This complex process involves hand weaving the toptube and seattube together, then re-molding the area under heat and high pressure to unify the junction, resulting in a lighter, stronger frame than those with traditional molding.
Continuous Fiber Technology: This manufacturing process allows Giant to construct the front triangle of Advanced SL bicycles* with larger, and therefore fewer, sections of composite material. With fewer pieces and junctions, the frames are up to 100 grams lighter and significantly stronger.
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This product was added to our catalog on February 18, 2016.