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The legend returns to conquer today's aggressive XC terrain. Featuring an updated Maestro suspension platform with a new trunnion mount shock and 110mm of smooth, active rear travel—along with refined geometry that's agile, stable and tailor-made for 27.5 wheels—this XC dream machine helps you stay at the front of the pack. Take the fast track to the finish line and beyond. 

Tech Highlights

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ADVANCED COMPOSITE MAINFRAME

High-performance grade raw carbon fiber and custom resin is used to produce this high-quality frame in Giant's own composite factory. Handcrafted monocoque construction makes it extremely lightweight, stiff and compliant. 

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27.5-SPECIFIC GEOMETRY

Updated “long and low” XC frame geometry is tailored for 27.5-inch wheels to optimize control, acceleration and stability.

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BOOST TECHNOLOGY

Wider hub spacing (110mm front/148mm rear) results in stiffer wheels for added control plus more tire clearance and an improved chainline for optimal drivetrain performance.

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ADVANCED FORGED COMPOSITE UPPER ROCKER ARM

A state-of-the-art, high-pressure molding process is used to produce complex shaped carbon-fiber components that are lighter, stiffer and stronger than similar aluminum components.

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MAESTRO SUSPENSION

Uses four strategically positioned pivot points and two linkages that work together to create a single floating pivot point for the most active, efficient suspension system.

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TRUNNION MOUNT

New shock mount produces a lower leverage ratio for increased pedaling and braking efficiency, plus a lower center of gravity and shorter chainstays for improved handling, climbing and agility.

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POWERCORE

A massively oversized bottom-bracket/chainstay area features a fully integrated, 92-millimeter wide bottom-bracket design. Asymmetric chainstays provide additional stiffness on the driveside and stability on the non-driveside.

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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 steering and pedaling stiffness.

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OVERDRIVE

Designed to provide precise front-end steering performance, the system’s oversized headset bearings (1 1/2” lower and 1 1/8” upper) and tapered steerer tube work in conjunction to provide optimal steering stiffness.

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GIANT WHEELSYSTEM

Engineered with proprietary Dynamic Balanced Lacing technology, Giant’s all-new XCR Composite WheelSystem delivers superior efficiency, pinpoint control and engineered durability.

Featuring an all-new frame design with 110mm of rear suspension travel and 120mm up front, plus the superior all-around performance of 27.5-inch wheels, this state-of-the-art XC bike has been updated to offer lighter weight, better efficiency, and improved control. The lightweight composite frame features new "long and low" geometry and an updated Maestro suspension system including the new trunnion mount and Advanced Forged Composite upper rocker arm. 

ADVANCED COMPOSITE MAINFRAME

High-performance grade raw carbon fiber and custom resin is used to produce this high-quality frame in Giant's own composite factory. Handcrafted monocoque construction makes it extremely lightweight, stiff and compliant. 

27.5-SPECIFIC GEOMETRY

Updated “long and low” XC frame geometry is tailored for 27.5-inch wheels to optimize control, acceleration and stability.

BOOST TECHNOLOGY

Wider hub spacing (110mm front/148mm rear) results in stiffer wheels for added control plus more tire clearance and an improved chainline for optimal drivetrain performance.

ADVANCED FORGED COMPOSITE UPPER ROCKER ARM

A state-of-the-art, high-pressure molding process is used to produce complex shaped carbon-fiber components that are lighter, stiffer and stronger than similar aluminum components.

MAESTRO SUSPENSION

Uses four strategically positioned pivot points and two linkages that work together to create a single floating pivot point for the most active, efficient suspension system.

TRUNNION MOUNT

New shock mount produces a lower leverage ratio for increased pedaling and braking efficiency, plus a lower center of gravity and shorter chainstays for improved handling, climbing and agility.

POWERCORE

A massively oversized bottom-bracket/chainstay area features a fully integrated, 92-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 steering and pedaling stiffness.

OVERDRIVE

Designed to provide precise front-end steering performance, the system’s oversized headset bearings (1 1/2” lower and 1 1/8” upper) and tapered steerer tube work in conjunction to provide optimal steering stiffness.

GIANT WHEELSYSTEM

Engineered with proprietary Dynamic Balanced Lacing technology, Giant’s all-new XCR Composite WheelSystem delivers superior efficiency, pinpoint control and engineered durability.

Technologies

Advanced Composite

HIGH-PERFORMANCE GRADE

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OverDrive

THE EVOLUTION OF CONTROL

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Advanced Composite

HIGH-PERFORMANCE GRADE

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OverDrive

THE EVOLUTION OF CONTROL

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HIGH-PERFORMANCE GRADE

High-performance T-700 raw carbon fiber is used to produce custom composite material in Giant’s own composite factory. Extremely lightweight, stiff and compliant, these handcrafted frames feature the monocoque construction.

THE EVOLUTION OF CONTROL

As the first manufacturer to bring the tapered headtube to market—with the 2006 Glory mountain bike—Giant knows a thing or two about inventing solutions for improved steering precision. The original OverDrive technology resulted in groundbreaking stiffness-to-weight ratios, and the newer OverDrive 2 system on high-performance road and mountain bikes offers even further advantages.

As the first manufacturer to bring the tapered headtube to market - with the 2006 Glory mountain bike - Giant knows a thing or two about inventing solutions for improved steering precision. The OverDrive technology results in groundbreaking stiffness-to-weight ratios

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