Giant XTC Advanced SL 27.5 Frame (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.
- FRAME: Advanced SL-grade composite
- HEADSET: Integrated OverDrive sealed cartridge bearing with alloy spacers and top cap included
- BOTTOM BRACKET: BB92 accepts press-fit style BB only, bearing set not included
- EXTRAS: Convertible 135 & 142mm rear axle options with interchangeable dropouts including 142x12mm DT Swiss thru-axle and 135x5mm QR, downtube protector, Neoprene Chainstay Guard
- SIZES: S, M, L, XL
- COLOR: Matte Composite/Blue
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.