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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.

Modified Monocoque Construction

Similar to Monocoque technology, but Modified Monocoque eliminates the outermost woven composite sheet (found on heavier framesets) to reduce weight without affecting ride quality, strength or 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.

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.

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Composite 29er 1

Model year 2013

$2,775

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Overview

THE QUICK, SHARP FEEL OF A LIGHTWEIGHT COMPOSITE HARDTAIL. THE CONTROL OF 29-INCH WHEELS. XC RACERS CAN HAVE IT ALL.

The stability and control of a 29er, but with zero compromises in speed and quickness. Built with Giant Composite technology, and meticulously engineered to optimize the larger diameter wheels, this versatile hardtail uses Giant’s signature overized MegaDrive downtube and toptube combination for supreme chassis stiffness. The OverDrive 2 steerer tube produces quick, precise steering. And the asymmetrical chainstays, paired with a PowerCore bottom bracket, boost traction and acceleration.

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Features

Key Upgrades (over XtC Composite 29er 3)

  • Fox Float Evolution CTD with QR15 thru-axle, OverDrive 2 steerer suspension fork
  • Shimano Deore XT/SLX 2x10-speed shifting with Shimano SLX brakes
  • Giant P-XC29er 2 double wall rims, Giant Tracker hubs, DT Swiss Competition butted spokes wheelset
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL
  • Color: Satin Composite/Silver/Green

Technologies

OverDrive 2 / OverDrive

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OverDrive 2 / OverDrive

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Specifications

Frame

SizesS, M, L, XL
ColorsSatin Composite/Silver/Green
FrameGiant Composite Technology
ForkFox Float F29 Evolution CTD w/ 15QR thru-axle, OverDrive 2, 100mm Travel
Shock N/A

Components

HandlebarGiant Connect, Low Rise, 31.8
StemGiant Connect SL, OverDrive 2
SeatpostGiant Connect SL, 30.9
SaddleFi'zi:k Tundra 2 w/ Manganese Rails
PedalsN/A

Drivetrain

ShiftersShimano SLX, 2x10 Speed
Front DerailleurShimano SLX
Rear DerailleurShimano Deore XT
BrakesShimano SLX, 160mm
Brake LeversShimano SLX
CassetteShimano HG62 11x36, 10-Speed
ChainKMC X10
CranksetShimano Deore XT, 26/38
Bottom BracketShimano, Press Fit

Wheels

RimsGiant P-XC29er 2, Double Wall
Hubs [F] Giant Tracker Sealed/CNC w/ 15mm Axle, [R] Giant Tracker Performance, 32h
SpokesDT Swiss Competition, 14/15g
TiresSchwalbe Racing Ralph, 29x2.1 Performance Folding

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/1671.073.022.6N/A4.1N/A17.341.828.5
M/1871.572.523.4N/A4.1N/A17.342.129.6
L/2071.572.024.2N/A4.3N/A17.342.730.5
XL/2271.572.025.0N/A4.7N/A17.343.531.6

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