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.
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.
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.
Composite 29er 1
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.
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
|Sizes||S, M, L, XL|
|Frame||Giant Composite Technology|
|Fork||Fox Float F29 Evolution CTD w/ 15QR thru-axle, OverDrive 2, 100mm Travel|
|Handlebar||Giant Connect, Low Rise, 31.8|
|Stem||Giant Connect SL, OverDrive 2|
|Seatpost||Giant Connect SL, 30.9|
|Saddle||Fi'zi:k Tundra 2 w/ Manganese Rails|
|Shifters||Shimano SLX, 2x10 Speed|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano SLX|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Deore XT|
|Brakes||Shimano SLX, 160mm|
|Brake Levers||Shimano SLX|
|Cassette||Shimano HG62 11x36, 10-Speed|
|Crankset||Shimano Deore XT, 26/38|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano, Press Fit|
|Rims||Giant P-XC29er 2, Double Wall|
|Hubs||[F] Giant Tracker Sealed/CNC w/ 15mm Axle, [R] Giant Tracker Performance, 32h|
|Spokes||DT Swiss Competition, 14/15g|
|Tires||Schwalbe Racing Ralph, 29x2.1 Performance Folding|
|Weight||How much does this bike weigh? It’s a common question, and rightly so. But the truth is, there are no industry standards for claiming bike weights—and this leads to a lot of misinformation. Variances exist based on size, frame material, finish and hardware. And as bikes get lighter, these differences become more critical. At Giant, we believe the only way to truly know the weight of any particular bike is to find out for yourself at your local retailer.|
|Size||Head Angle||Seat Angle||Top Tube||Head Tube||Chain Stay||Wheel Base||Standover Height|
All specifications and prices listed are subject to change without notice.