Colombian cross-country racer Leonardo Páez rode this frameset to the Mountain Bike Marathon World Championship title in 2019. To celebrate that win, and to make this superlight composite flyer available for purchase, we created this limited-edition frameset with custom graphics. The Advanced Composite frame is engineered with Maestro rear suspension and progressive XC race geometry that’s optimized for 29-inch wheels.
Key Performance Factors
Advanced Composite frameset (mainframe and rear swingarm) is superlight with aggressive 69-degree headtube and 73.5-degree seattube angles for faster climbing and accelerating.
29er Speed and Stability
Frame geometry and suspension are optimized for 29-inch wheels to deliver a race-winning combo of speed and stability on XC terrain.
Traction and Control
Maestro Suspension with an Advanced Forged Composite rocker arm and a Fox DPS Factory trunnion-mount shock delivers smooth suspension performance on XC climbs, corners and descents.
Engineered with a superlight and stiff Advanced Composite mainframe and rear triangle, this limited-edition 29er frame features 90mm of smooth rear suspension travel. Created to celebrate Colombian XC racer Leonardo Páez, who won the 2019 MTB Marathon World Championship riding this frameset, it has 29er-specific geometry built for speed and stability with a 100mm suspension fork. The special graphics include a gloss black finish with bold splashes of blue, red, yellow and green that represent the colors of the world champion’s rainbow jersey. The Maestro rear suspension system is fitted with a Fox DPS Factory shock that has a remote lockout. The trunnion mount shock produces a lower leverage ratio for efficient pedaling and braking performance. The Advanced Forged Composite upper rocker arm is lighter, stiffer and stronger than aluminum, and the linkage allows for shorter chainstays to improve climbing capabilities and overall agility.
Maestro Suspension Technology
Four strategically positioned pivot points and two linkages work together to create a single floating pivot point for the most active, efficient suspension system.
Advanced Composite Mainframe and Swingarm
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 both the mainframe and rear swingarm extremely lightweight, stiff and compliant.
29-Specific XC Geometry
Updated “long and low” XC frame geometry is tailored for 29-inch wheels to optimize control, acceleration and stability.
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.
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.
A massively oversized bottom-bracket/chainstay area features a fully integrated, 92mm wide bottom-bracket design. Asymmetric chainstays provide additional stiffness on the driveside and stability on the non-driveside.
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.
Techs & Features
Advanced Composite Technology
Giant’s High Performance Grade raw carbon material is used to produce this custom frame material in our own composite factory with a high stiffness-to-weight ratio. The front triangle of these framesets is assembled and molded as one continuous piece in a proprietary manufacturing process called Modified Monocoque Construction.
Advanced Forged Composite Technology
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 components made from aluminum. This technology is used in critical performance parts such as Maestro Suspension rocker links.
Maestro Suspension Technology
Four strategically positioned pivot points and two linkages all work together to create a single floating pivot for the most active, efficient and independent suspension system on the trail.
Giant’s original oversized fork steerer tube technology. Designed to provide precise front-end steering performance, the system’s oversized headset bearings (1 1/4” lower and 1 1/8” upper for road, 1 1/2” lower and 1 1/8” upper for mountain) and tapered steerer tube work in conjunction to provide optimal steering stiffness.
A massively oversized bottom-bracket/chainstay area features a fully integrated, 86-millimeter wide bottom-bracket design (92-millimeter wide for off-road bikes). Asymmetric chainstays provide additional stiffness on the driveside and stability on the non-driveside.
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