Liv/Giant 2017 Obsess Advanced 2 (Blue)
This product was added to our catalog on July 29, 2016.
Bring your best to each and every ride – Obsess Advanced is both maneuverable and stable on technical trails to help you reach your PR. This bike is designed to keep you feeling fresh on both climbs and descents, with a 100mm fork and 27.5-inch wheel size to carry you over obstacles with ease. Obsess Advanced is the perfect race-ready bike combining pedaling efficiency, agility and high-performance pedaling power.
- Advanced-grade composite frame
- RockShox Reba 100mm-travel fork with Boost 15x110mm thru-axle
- Giant XC-1 rims, Giant Performance Tracker hubs, Sapim Race spokes
- SRAM GX 2x11-speed drivetrain with Shimano hydraulic disc brakes
Sizes: XS, S, M
Frame: Advanced-grade composite
Fork: RockShox Reba RL, 15mm thru-axle, Boost, OverDrive, 100mm travel
Handlebar: Giant Connect Trail, 31.8mm
Stem: Giant Connect
Seatpost: Giant Contact, 27.2mm
Saddle: Liv Contact Forward
Shifters: SRAM GX
Front Derailleur: SRAM GX
Rear Derailleur: SRAM GX
Brakes: Shimano M447, hydraulic disc, [F] 180mm [R] 160mm
Brake Levers: Shimano M605
Cassette: SRAM GX 11x36, 11-speed
Chain: KMC X11 EL
Crankset: SRAM GX, 24/36
Bottom Bracket: SRAM GXP, Press fit
Rims: Giant XC-1
Hubs: Giant Performance Tracker Disc, 28h, [F] Boost 110x15mm, [R] 142x12mm
Spokes: Sapim Race, 14/15g
Tires: Schwalbe Racing Ralph, 27.5x2.25, Folding, Performance
Weight: The most accurate way to determine any bike’s 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: Giant’s original oversized fork steerer-tube technology. Designed to provide solid front-end steering performance, the system’s 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 rider’s 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.