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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 1

Model year 2013

$4,250

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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

  • RockShox SID 29 RL with QR15 thru-axle, OverDrive 2 steerer suspension fork
  • SRAM X.0/X.9 2x10-speed shifting with Avid Elixir 7 brakes
  • Giant P-XCR 29er 1 WheelSystem
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL
  • Color: Composite/White/Red

Technologies

OverDrive 2 / OverDrive

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OverDrive 2 / OverDrive

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Specifications

Frame

SizesS, M, L, XL
ColorsComposite/White/Red
FrameAdvanced SL-Grade Composite
ForkRockShox SID RL w/ 15QR thru-axle, OverDrive 2, 100mm Travel
Shock N/A

Components

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

Drivetrain

ShiftersSRAM X9, 2x10 Speed
Front DerailleurSRAM X9
Rear DerailleurSRAM XO
BrakesAvid Elixir 7, [F] 160mm [R] 140mm
Brake LeversAvid Elixir 7
CassetteSRAM PG 1070, 11x36 10-Speed
ChainKMC X10SL
CranksetSRAM S1400, 26/39
Bottom BracketSRAM GXP, Press Fit

Wheels

RimsGiant P-XCR 29er 1 WheelSystem
HubsGiant P-XCR 29er 1 WheelSystem
SpokesGiant P-XCR 29er 1 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 TubeReachHead TubeStackChain StayWheel BaseStandover Height
InchesDegreesDegreesInchesCentimetersInchesCentimetersInchesInchesInches
S/1671.073.022.4N/A3.5N/A17.341.828.5
M/1871.572.523.4N/A3.9N/A17.342.429.6
L/2071.572.524.2N/A3.9N/A17.343.230.5
XL/2271.572.525.0N/A4.7N/A17.344.031.6

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