Colombian XC racer Leonardo Páez rode his XtC Advanced SL 29 to a second-straight world championship title in 2020. To celebrate that achievement, we created this limited-edition replica hardtail frame with the highest stiffness-to-weight ratio of any bike in its class. Made with our most premium material, Advanced SL-grade composite, and weighing just 920 grams, it’s the lightest off-road frame Giant has ever produced.
Key Performance Factors
Superlight & Responsive
Professional-level Advanced SL composite frame is the lightest off-road frame Giant has ever produced, offering serious XC racers a competitive advantage for climbing, accelerating and sprinting.
The frame is engineered with the highest stiffness-to-weight-ratio of any hardtail mountain bike in its class, which translates to ultra-efficient pedaling power and precise handling on the trail.
Each frame is custom-tuned based on its size. Individual composite lay-up schedules are created to optimize vertical compliance to produce a smoother ride quality on XC terrain.