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Giant XtC Advanced SL 29er 0 - MBUK SuperBike

The ultimate velocity weapon - MBUK SuperBike XtC Advanced SL 29er

February 11, 2013

Mountain Biking UK choose one superbike each month - to qualify for SuperBike status the bike has to be one of 'the most desirable bikes on the planet'. In MBUK March it's Giant XtC Advanced SL 29er.

"When a company with the experience and facilities of Giant stick an 'Advanced Super Light' tag on a new race bike, you can be sure it's something very special"

Testers open by highlighting Giant's carbon manufacturing heritage that sets us apart from the competition;

"Giant not only have 25 years of carbon bike experience... they also have a unique level of fibre to finished frame control"
Giant XtC Advanced SL is the fourth generation of the frame created through a year of development with direct feedback from Giant Pro Riders and is built for all out performance. The frame is superlight but not at the compromise of stiffness;

"..this is particularly obvious up front where Giant's proprietary OverDrive 2 system and shoebox like square section carbon stem offers serious steering stiffness.."

The stunning XtC Advanced SL frame helped tester Guy Kesteven 'decimate' a whole set of Strava KOM's on his first serious ride back from the MBUK secret photoshoot location - but it wasn't just the frame. Giant's new P-XCR 0 composite 29er wheelsystem were the lightest carbon wheels the Magazine had used, and they are tubeless ready.

You can see the full SuperBike feature in the latest issue of MBUK Magazine, available in stores now. 

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