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OverDrive 2

Giant’s innovative oversized fork steerer tube technology. Designed to offer unprecedented frontend steering performance, the system’s oversized headset bearings and tapered steerer tube work in harmony to provide supreme steering stiffness.

PowerCore

A massively oversized bottom-bracket/chainstay area features a fully integrated, 86-millimeter-wide bottom-bracket design. Asymmetric chainstays provide additional stiffness on the driveside and stability on the non-driveside.

MegaDrive

A massive rectangular downtube and oversized toptube work in unison to provide superior front-end lateral and torsional steering precision. The precisely engineered, rectangular shaped downtube yields unprecedented pedaling stiffness.

Computer Tuned

To minimize weight, Giant engineers use FEA (Finite Element Analysis) to develop a strategic layup schedule of Uni-Directional and woven composite. This ensures the precise amount of composite material where a frame requires it and minimizes excess material where the structure doesn’t.

29er-Specific Geometry

Every Giant 29er features big-wheel adjusted geometry to provide just the right blend of sharp handling with a forgiving and stable wheelbase.

Internal Seatpost Clamp

Lightweight, all-internal seatpost locking mechanism provides clean, confident clamping force just where you need it—all while remaining out-of-sight.

Internal Cable Routing

Frame features unique internal cable porting for sleek, non-cluttered appearance and performance.

XTC Advanced
SL 29er 0

Model year 2013

$7,750

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Overview

SLEEK, SMOOTH AND ITCHING TO PIN IT. FOR BLAZING FAST XC COURSES, THIS IS THE CHOICE OF GIANT WORLD CUP RACERS.

When every gram and every pedal stroke can be the difference between making the podium or not, Giant XC pros reach for this all-new rocketship 29er. Engineered with lightweight, ultra-stiff Advanced SL composite - optimized for larger 29-inch wheels - it’s loaded with technologies that make it lightning fast. The OverDrive 2 steerer tube design produces a super-stiff and sharp-handling front end. The MegaDrive downtube and toptube combo add chassis stiffness. And the PowerCore bottom bracket produces explosive acceleration and pedaling efficiency.

Features

Key Upgrades (over XtC Advanced SL 29er 1)

  • RockShox SID XX 29 with Remote PushLoc and QR15 thru-axle, OverDrive 2 steerer suspension fork, 100mm Travel
  • Giant Contact SLR composite handlebar, stem and seatpost
  • SRAM XX/X.0 2x10-speed componentry
  • SRAM XX World Cup hydraulic disc brakes
  • Giant P-XCR Composite 29er 0 WheelSystem
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL
  • Color: Composite/Blue/White

Technologies

OverDrive 2

THE EVOLUTION OF CONTROL

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OverDrive 2

THE EVOLUTION OF CONTROL

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Specifications

Frame

SizesS, M, L, XL
ColorsComposite/Blue/White
FrameAdvanced SL-Grade Composite
ForkRockShox SID XX 29 with Remote PushLoc and QR15 thru-axle, OverDrive 2 steerer suspension fork, 100mm Travel
Shock N/A

Components

HandlebarGiant Contact SLR, Composite, Flat, 31.8
StemGiant Contact SLR, Composite, OverDrive 2
SeatpostGiant Contact SLR, Composite, 27.2
SaddleFi'zi:k Tundra 2 w/ Braided Composite Rails
PedalsN/A

Drivetrain

ShiftersSRAM XX, 2x10 Speed
Front DerailleurSRAM XO
Rear DerailleurSRAM XX
BrakesSRAM XX World Cup, [F] 160mm [R] 140mm
Brake LeversSRAM XX World Cup
CassetteSRAM XG 1099 11x36, 10-Speed
ChainKMC X10SL
CranksetSRAM XX, 26/39
Bottom BracketSRAM XX, GXP Press Fit

Wheels

RimsGiant P-XCR Composite 29er 0 WheelSystem
HubsGiant P-XCR Composite 29er 0 WheelSystem
SpokesGiant P-XCR Composite 29er 0 WheelSystem
TiresSchwalbe Racing Ralph 29x2.1, Evolution Folding TL Ready

Other

WeightThe 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.

Geometry

SizeHead AngleSeat AngleTop TubeHead TubeChain StayWheel BaseStandover Height
InchesDegreesDegreesInchesInchesInchesInchesInches
S/1671.073.022.43.517.341.828.5
M/1871.572.523.43.917.342.429.6
L/2071.572.524.23.917.343.230.5
XL/2271.572.525.04.717.344.031.6

All specifications and prices listed are subject to change without notice.