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 work in conjunction to provide optimal steering stiffness.
Raw ALUXX SL tubesets are further refined through a complex series of processes that provide strength (extrusion), weight reduction (butting) and shape (forming). Two key Giant technologies—FluidForming and press forming—work together to eliminate gussets, improve stiffness and minimize any extra weight.
Most of Giant’s competitors use old-fashioned gussets, additional pieces of material that are welded to the outside of a tube junction to provide additional support. Giant pioneered and perfected the use of radically shaped tubesets that provide all the strength and stability of gusseted tubes without added material and welds.
Formed from raw materials in Giant’s own forging facility, this proprietary alloy features 30 percent additional stiffness over traditional 6061-series aluminum. The increased stiffness allows engineers to use less material throughout the tubes, which results in lighter frames that never sacrifice strength or durability.
Four strategically positioned pivot points and two linkages create a single floating pivot point. This improves pedaling efficiency by counteracting the pedaling forces that produce suspension compression or pedal kickback.
Maestro’s linear spring curve allows the rear suspension to be incredibly sensitive to small bump forces. And the floating pivot point actually lets the suspension remain completely active while braking, which keeps the rear tire in almost constant contact with the ground.
|Sizes||S, M, L|
|Frame||ALUXX SL-Grade Aluminum w/ ISCG Tabs, 8" Maestro Suspension|
|Fork||RockShox Boxxer RC w/ 20mm thru-axle, 203mm Travel|
|Shock||RockShox Vivid AIR R2|
|Handlebar||Giant Contact AM, 31.8|
|Stem||Giant Contact DH, Direct Mount|
|Seatpost||Giant Connect, 30.9|
|Saddle||Giant Performance MTB|
|Shifters||SRAM X5, 1x9 Speed|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X5|
|Brakes||Avid Elixir 5, [F] 200mm, [R] 180mm|
|Brake Levers||Avid Elixir 5|
|Cassette||SRAM PG 950 11x26, 9-Speed|
|Crankset||Truvativ Ruktion 36T w/ MRP G2 Mini SL|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM Howitzer Team|
|Rims||Giant P-AM 2, Double Wall|
|Hubs||[F] Giant Tracker w/ 20mm Axle, [R] Giant Sealed Bearing w/ 12mm Axle, 32h|
|Spokes||DT Swiss Competiton, 14/15g|
|Tires||Schwalbe Muddy Mary, Evolution DH, 26x2.5|
|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.|
|Size||Head Angle||Seat Angle||Top Tube||Reach||Head Tube||Stack||Chain Stay||Wheel Base||Standover Height|
All specifications and prices listed are subject to change without notice.