For pure XC speed, this composite hardtail 29er delivers responsive ride quality and maximum efficiency on fast, flowy singletrack. It’s a great choice for your weekly race series, an off-road marathon, or burning up your local XC trails.
With its large-diameter 29-inch wheels and lightweight Advanced-grade composite frame, this smooth-riding hardtail eats up XC terrain. The frameset is engineered for a 100mm fork, and it’s handcrafted with a specific composite layup schedule that varies according to frame size to create the optimal stiffness-to-weight ratio with just the right amount of vertical compliance.
The result is a bike that scoots up steep climbs and gives you added confidence and control on fast, flowy singletrack. It features wider Boost hub spacing, which improves wheel stiffness and adds clearance to run larger tyres, plus a host of other features that let you dial in its performance for nearly any type of terrain.
Lightweight and responsive
A hand-crafted Advanced-grade composite frameset offers XC racers and riders a competitive advantage for climbing, accelerating and sprinting.
The frame is engineered with a high stiffness-to-weight-ratio, which translates to efficient pedalling power and precise handling on the trail.
Each frame is custom-tuned based on its size. Individual composite lay-up schedules are created to optimise vertical compliance to produce a smoother ride quality on XC terrain.
Sizes: S, M, L, XL
Frame: Advanced grade composite
Fork: RockShox Recon RL Solo Air, OverDrive steerer, OneLoc Remote 15×110 Maxle Lite, 100mm travel, Boost
Handlebar: Giant Contact SL XC Flat, 31.8mm
Stem: Giant Contact, 8 degree
Seatpost: Giant Alloy, 30.9mm
Saddle: Giant Contact, Neutral
Shifters: Shimano SLX, 12sp
Front Derailleur: N/A
Rear Derailleur: Shimano SLX Shadow+
Brakes: Shimano MT500 hydraulic disc, Fr: 180mm, Rr: 160mm
Brake Levers: Shimano MT501 hydraulic
Cassette: Shimano SLX, 10-51T, 12sp
Chain: KMC X12
Crankset: Shimano SLX, 32T
Bottom Bracket: Shimano press fit
Rims: Giant XCT, tubeless
Hubs: Shimano MT-410, 28H
Spokes: Stainless steel, 14g
Tyres: Maxxis Rekon Race 60TPI EXO TLR, Folding, 29×2.25’’
Extras: Tubeless prepared, Giant chain guide
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.