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XTC Advanced SL 29 0

2021

$10,499 RRP

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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 optimised 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
  • Sizes
    S, M, L, XL
  • Colors
    Carbon/Metallic Black
  • Frame
    Advanced SL-Grade Composite, Boost
  • Fork
    Fox 32 Float SC Factory, FIT4 Damper, 2 position Remote, 15x110 Kabolt axle, OverDrive steerer, 100mm travel, Boost
  • Shock
    N/A
  • Handlebar
    Giant Contact SLR XC Flat, 31.8mm
  • Stem
    Giant Contact SLR, 8 degree
  • Seatpost
    Fox Transfer Factory dropper, 30.9mm
  • Saddle
    Giant Contact SL, Neutral
  • Pedals
    N/A
  • Shifters
    Shimano XTR, 12sp
  • Front Derailleur
    N/A
  • Rear Derailleur
    Shimano XTR Shadow+
  • Brakes
    Shimano XTR hydraulic disc, Fr:180mm, Rr: 160mm
  • Brake Levers
    Shimano XTR hydraulic
  • Cassette
    Shimano XTR, 10-51T, 12sp
  • Chain
    Shimano XTR
  • Crankset
    Shimano XTR, 34T
  • Bottom Bracket
    Shimano press fit
  • Rims
    Giant XCR 0 29 Hookless Composite, DBL, WheelSystem, 28H
  • Hubs
    Giant XCR 0 29 Hookless Composite, DBL, WheelSystem, 28H
  • Spokes
    Giant XCR 0 29 Hookless Composite, DBL, WheelSystem, 28H
  • Tires
    Maxxis Rekon Race 120tpi, TR, EXO, Folding, 29x2.25’’
  • Extras
    tubeless prepared
  • Weight
    The 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.

All specifications listed are subject to change without notice.

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.

XtC Advanced SL 29 with interactive tooltips

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.

Selection of a button will change the units measurement displayed throughout the entire sizing guide section.
  • 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 with measurements referenced in table that follows
Selection of a button will change the units measurement displayed throughout the entire sizing guide section.
  SMLXL
ASeat Tube Length (mm) (inch)380154311747518.752520.7
BSeat Tube Angle (degrees)73.5°73.5°73.5°73.5°
CTop Tube Length (mm) (inch)59523.461424.26352566526.2
DHead Tube Length (mm) (inch)953.7953.71054.11154.5
EHead Tube Angle (degrees)69.5°69.5°70.0°70.0°
FFork Rake (mm) (inch)431.7431.7431.7431.7
GTrail (mm) (inch)94.93.794.93.794.93.794.93.7
HWheelbase (mm) (inch)108742.8110643.5112844.4115945.6
IChain Stay Length (mm) (inch)42516.742516.742516.742516.7
JBottom Bracket Drop (mm) (inch)582.3582.3582.3582.3
KStack (mm) (inch)60423.860423.861324.163224.9
LReach (mm) (inch)41616.443517.145317.847718.8
MStand Over Height (mm) (inch)7372976430.179131.182932.6
OStem Length (mm) (inch)602.4702.8803.1903.5
PCrank Length (mm) (inch)1706.71756.91756.91756.9
QWheel Size 29"29"29"29"

Techs & Features

Advanced SL Composite Technology
OverDrive
Tubeless System

All specifications listed are subject to change without notice.