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 tires, 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 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.
|Fork||RockShox Recon RL Solo Air, remote lockout, 29" Boost 15X110 axle, 100mm, Fast Black stanchions, tapered steerer|
Front: 15x110mm thru-axle
Rear: 12x148mm thru-axle
|Rims/Wheels||Giant XCT 29” alloy|
|Hubs||Shimano, sealed bearing|
|Tires||Maxxis Recon Race 29x2.25, foldable, TLR, , EXO, tubeless|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano, press fit|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano SLX|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano SLX, 10x51|
|Handlebars||Giant Contact SL XC Flat, 780x31.8|
|Brake Levers||Shimano MT501|
|Saddle||Giant Contact (forward)|
|Seat Post||Giant Connect, 30.9x400mm|
* Subject to change without notice.