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 tires, plus a host of other features that let you dial in its performance for nearly any type of terrain.
KEY PERFORMANCE FACTORS
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 pedaling power and precise handling on the trail.
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.
|Sizes||S, M, L, XL|
|Fork||Fox 32 Float SC Performance, 100mm, GRIP damper, 44mm offset, two-position remote lockout, Boost 15×110 KaBolt|
|Handlebar||Giant Contact SL XC Flat, 780×31.8|
|Seatpost||Giant Contact Switch, 100mm, 30.9, vertical remote|
|Saddle||Giant Contact SL (neutral)|
|Shifters||Shimano Deore XT|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Deore XT|
|Brakes||Shimano Deore XT|
|Brake Levers||Shimano Deore XT|
|Cassette||Shimano SLX, 10×51|
|Crankset||Shimano Deore XT, 32t|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano, press fit|
|Rims||Giant XCR-2 29 WheelSystem|
|Hubs||Giant XCR-2 29 WheelSystem|
|Spokes||Giant XCR-2 29 WheelSystem|
|Tires||Maxxis Recon Race 29×2.25, foldable, TLR, EXO, tubeless|
|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.|