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 handcrafted 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
Colours: Black / Amber Glow
Frame: Advanced-Grade Composite, 12x148mm thru-axle
Fork: RockShox Recon Silver RL, 100mm, Boost 15X110 Maxle Stealth, remote lockout
Handlebar: Giant Contact SL XC flat, 31.8mm
Grips: Giant XC Pro
Stem: Giant Contact S:60mm, M:70mm, L:80mm, XL:90mm
Seatpost: Giant Connect, 30.9mm
Saddle: Fi’zi:k Antares R7 with S-Alloy rails
Shifters: Shimano SLX, 1×12
Front Derailleur: N/A
Rear Derailleur: Shimano SLX
Brakes: Shimano Deore XT BR-MT500, hydraulic, Shimano RT-56 rotors [F]180mm, [R]160mm
Brake Levers: Shimano MT-501
Cassette: Shimano SLX, 10×51
Chain: KMC X-12
Crankset: Shimano SLX, 32t S:170mm, M:175mm, L:175mm, XL:175mm
Bottom Bracket: Shimano, press fit
Rims: Giant XCT 29” alloy, 25mm inner width
Hubs: Alloy, sealed bearing
Tyres: Maxxis Recon Race 29×2.25, foldable, TLR, EXO, tubeless
Extras: Tubeless prepared, 2.25″ max tyre size, 38t max chainring size
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.