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XTC Advanced SL 29 1

2021

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When it comes to pure XC climbing, acceleration and speed, nothing beats the efficiency of this lightweight composite hardtail. Engineered for pedaling stiffness, quick handling and the smooth, balanced ride of 29-inch wheels, it’s just the kick you need to move up through the pack.

When the terrain is fast and the climbs are steep, this is the race bike of choice for Giant XC pros like MTB Marathon World Champion Leo Páez. The XtC Advanced SL 29 boasts World Cup pedigree and a progressive frame design that achieves the lofty goal of being the lightest off-road machine ever built by Giant. The chassis is handcrafted with pro-level Advanced SL composite, featuring geometry that’s optimized for its balanced, stable and fast-rolling 29-inch wheels. Every frame is custom assembled with a specific composite layup schedule that varies according to frame size. The result? Supercharged climbing efficiency, smooth compliance through roots, rocks and ruts, and uncompromising performance to match your XC obsession.

Key Performance Factors

Superlight and responsive

Pro-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.

Ultra-efficient

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.

Custom compliance

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.

Specs
SizesS, M, L, XL
ColorsChameleon Neptune/Candy Navy/Chrome
FrameAdvanced SL-Grade Composite
ForkRockShox SID SL Select, 100mm, Charger 2 RL damper, 44mm offset, 15x110 Maxle Stealth, remote lockout
ShockN/A
HandlebarGiant Contact SL XC Flat, 750x31.8
StemGiant Contact SL
SeatpostGiant Contact Switch, 100mm, 30.9, Shimano remote
SaddleGiant Contact SL (neutral)
Pedalsplatform
ShiftersShimano Deore XT
Front DerailleurN/A
Rear DerailleurShimano Deore XT
BrakesShimano Deore XT
Brake LeversShimano Deore XT
CassetteShimano Deore XT, 10x51
ChainKMC X-12
CranksetShimano Deore XT, 34t
Bottom BracketShimano, press fit
RimsGiant XCR-1 29 WheelSystem
HubsGiant XCR-1 29 WheelSystem
SpokesGiant XCR-1 29 WheelSystem
TiresMaxxis Aspen 29x2.25, foldable, TLR, EXO, tubeless
Extrastubeless prepared
WeightThe most accurate way to determine any bike’s weight is to have your local dealer weigh it for you. Many brands strive to list the lowest possible weight, but in reality weight can vary based on size, finish, hardware and accessories. All our bikes are designed for best-in-class weight and ride quality.

The specifications, colors, and availability of the products can be subjects to alter without prior notification. For availability and prices, please contact the retailers in your city / country.

Highlights

The XtC Advanced SL 29 boasts World Cup pedigree and a progressive frame design that achieves the lofty goal of being the lightest off-road machine ever built by Giant. The chassis is handcrafted with pro-level Advanced SL composite, featuring geometry that’s optimized for its balanced, stable and fast-rolling 29-inch wheels. Every frame is custom assembled with a specific composite layup schedule that varies according to frame size. The result? Supercharged climbing efficiency, smooth compliance through roots, rocks and ruts, and uncompromising performance to match your XC obsession.

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Sizing Guide and Geometry

Sizing to be used as a reference only. Please check with a local authorized Liv or Giant dealer to determine the correct size.
Available sizes may vary from country to country.

  • S
      163 cm5’4”  to 172 cm5’8”
  • M
      171 cm5’7”  to 180 cm5’11”
  • L
      179 cm5’10”  to 188 cm6’2”
  • XL
      187 cm6’2”  to 198 cm6’6”
bike diagram
  SMLXL
Seat Tube Length (mm) (inch)380154311747518.752520.7
Seat Tube Angle (degrees)73.5°73.5°73.5°73.5°
Top Tube Length (mm) (inch)59523.461424.26352566526.2
Head Tube Length (mm) (inch)953.7953.71054.11154.5
Head Tube Angle (degrees)69.5°69.5°70.0°70.0°
Fork Rake (mm) (inch)431.7431.7431.7431.7
Trail (mm) (inch)94.93.794.93.794.93.794.93.7
Wheelbase (mm) (inch)108742.8110643.5112844.4115945.6
Chain Stay Length (mm) (inch)42516.742516.742516.742516.7
Bottom Bracket Drop (mm) (inch)582.3582.3582.3582.3
Stack (mm) (inch)60423.860423.861324.163224.9
Reach (mm) (inch)41616.443517.145317.847718.8
Stand Over Height (mm) (inch)7372976430.179131.182932.6
Handlebar Width (mm) (inch)78030.778030.778030.778030.7
Stem Length (mm) (inch)602.4702.8803.1903.5
Crank Length (mm) (inch)1706.71756.91756.91756.9
Wheel Size 29"29"29"29"

Technologies & Features

Advanced SL Composite Technology
OverDrive
Tubeless System

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The specifications, colors, and availability of the products can be subjects to alter without prior notification. For availability and prices, please contact the retailers in your city / country.