Giant's XTC Advanced 29er 1 practically begs you to go faster while pinning the turns and crushing the ascents. This full-composite missile rocks a tapered OverDrive head tube and a huge bottom bracket to deliver laser-sharp handling and explosive acceleration. This hardtail is all about speed with control thanks to a 100mm Fox Float Evolution CTD fork and super-light Giant 29er wheels with tubeless-ready tires. Your power is delivered by a 2x10-speed Shimano XT drivetrain, and braking is aptly handled by XT hydraulic disc brakes. With that setup, crisp shifting, smooth power transfer and powerful braking is assured. Since this is a bike bred for XC racing, you've got a light handlebar and composite seat post, and a stiff aluminum stem. Light, fast, and capable: they don't call it Advanced for nothing.
|Frame||Giant Advanced-grade Composite|
|Fork||Fox 32 Float Performance, w/15mm thru-axle, OverDrive Steerer, 100mm-travel|
|Rims/Wheels||Giant P-XC2 29er|
|Hubs||Giant Performance Tracker Disc|
|Tires||Schwalbe Racing Ralph Performance, 29 x 2.1|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano Press Fit|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano XT|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XT Shadow Plus|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano, XT, 11-speed: 11-40|
|Handlebars||Giant Contact Trail, low rise|
|Brake Levers||Shimano XT|
|Brakes||Shimano XT, hydraulic-disc, 180/160mm rotors|
|Saddle||Giant Contact, Forward|
|Seatpost||Giant Contact SLR Composite|
* Subject to change without notice.