Chaotic starts, the battle for position, red zone climbs and technical descents. XC racing is where adrenaline meets endurance, and this all-new superlight hardtail gives you just the kick you need to move up through the pack.
When it comes to pure XC racing speed and performance, nothing beats the efficiency of a lightweight composite hardtail. The new XtC Advanced SL 29 builds on its World Cup pedigree with a totally reengineered frame that represents the lightest off-road machine we’ve ever built. The superlight chassis is handcrafted with pro-level Advanced SL composite, featuring geometry that’s optimised for its balanced, stable and fast-rolling 29-inch wheels. Each one is custom assembled with a specific composite layup schedule that varies according to frame size. The result? Supercharged climbing efficiency, smooth compliance through roots, rocks and ruts, and uncompromising performance to match your XC obsession.
Superlight and responsive
Pro-level Advanced SL composite frame is the lightest off-road frame Giant has ever produced, offering serious XC racers a competitive advantage for climbing, accelerating and sprinting.
The frame is engineered with the highest stiffness-to-weight-ratio of any hardtail mountain bike in its class, which translates to ultra-efficient pedalling power and precise handling on the trail.
Each frame is custom-tuned based on its size. Individual composite lay-up schedules are created to optimise vertical compliance to produce a smoother ride quality on XC terrain.****NOTE: This bike is available for purchase online, but must be picked up from an approved store.
|sizes||S, M, L, XL|
|frame||Advanced SL grade composite, Boost|
|fork||RockShox SID Select+ DebonAir, OverDrive steerer, TwistLoc Sprint 15x110 Maxle Stealth, 100mm travel|
|handlebar||Giant Contact SL XC Flat, 31.8mm|
|stem||Giant Contact SL, 8 degree|
|seatpost||Giant Contact Composite, 30.9mm|
|saddle||Giant Contact SL, Forward|
|shifters||Shimano XT, 12sp|
|rear derailleur||Shimano XT Shadow+|
|brake levers||Shimano XT hydraulic|
|cassette||Shimano XT, 10-51T, 12sp|
|crankset||Shimano XT, 32T|
|bottom bracket||SHIMANO PRESS FIT|
|rims||Giant XCR 1 29 Hookless Composite, DBL, WheelSystem|
|hubs||Giant XCR 1 29 Hookless Composite, DBL, WheelSystem, 28H|
|spokes||Giant XCR 1 29 Hookless Composite, DBL, WheelSystem|
|tires||Maxxis Rekon Race 60TPI EXO TLR, Folding, 29x2.25’’|
|brakes||Shimano XT hydraulic disc, Fr 180mm, Rr 160mm|
*All specifications listed are subject to change without notice.
|Bike Category||Cross Country|
|SIZES||S, M, L, XL|
|FRAME||Advanced SL grade composite, Boost|
|Fork||RockShox SID Select+ DebonAir, OverDrive steerer, TwistLoc Sprint 15x110 Maxle Stealth, 100mm travel|
|Handlebar||Giant Contact SL XC Flat, 31.8mm|
|Stem||Giant Contact SL, 8 degree|
|Seatpost||Giant Contact Composite, 30.9mm|
|Saddle||Giant Contact SL, Forward|
|Shifters||Shimano XT, 12sp|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XT Shadow+|
|Brake Levers||Shimano XT hydraulic|
|Cassette||Shimano XT, 10-51T, 12sp|
|Crankset||Shimano XT, 32T|
|Bottom Bracket||SHIMANO PRESS FIT|
|RIMS||Giant XCR 1 29 Hookless Composite, DBL, WheelSystem|
|HUBS||Giant XCR 1 29 Hookless Composite, DBL, WheelSystem, 28H|
|SPOKES||Giant XCR 1 29 Hookless Composite, DBL, WheelSystem|
|Tires||Maxxis Rekon Race 60TPI EXO TLR, Folding, 29x2.25’’|
|BRAKES||Shimano XT hydraulic disc, Fr 180mm, Rr 160mm|
|Fork Travel||0 - 100mm|
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You purchase your bike from evocycles.co.nz
Our expert mechanic pulls your bike out of the box and builds it to 100%, excluding accessories (i.e racks and baskets). We tune the brakes and gears then test ride to ensure everything runs smoothly.
We then take off a few simple parts to fit the bike into the box. We double check to ensure all the parts are enclosed, before sealing the box and sending to you.
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