Giant release new hardtail XTC 29 range

One of the biggest mountain bike brands has announced a new range to its stable in the form of the XtC 29.

The range from Giant will include two new series: the XtC Advanced SL 29 and the XtC Advanced 29 as the popular hardtail undergoes significant changes.

The framesets have been engineered to be lighter and more responsive for the XC field with each frame custom-tuned according to size with individual composite lay-up schedules optimizing vertical compliance without compromising frame stiffness.

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The Advanced 29.

 

This is reflected in the Advanced SL 29’s frame weight of 920 grams while the Advanced 29 comes in at 995 grams compared to 1259 grams for previous models.

Both series have a 100mm suspension fork. Wheel performance is taken care of by boost hub spacing while Giant Tubeless technology is also present.

The Advanced SL 29 starts at $6,299 while the Advanced 29 is available for $3,699.

Check out the full specs below!

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The Advanced SL 29.

 

XtC Advanced 29

Sizes: S, M, L, XL

Colours: Metallic Gold

Frame: Advanced grade composite

Fork: RockShox Recon RL Solo Air, OverDrive steerer, OneLoc 15x110 Maxle Lite, 100mm travel

Handlebar: Giant Contact SL XC Flat, 31.8mm

Stem: Giant Contact, 8 degree

Seat Post: Giant Alloy, 30.9mm

Saddle: Giant Contact, Forward 

Shifters: Shimano SLX, 12p

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: Shimano SLX

Crankset: Shimano SLX, 32T

Bottom Bracket: Shimano press fit

Rims: Giant XCT, tubeless

Hubs: Giant Performance Disc, 32H

Spokes: Stainless steel, 14g

Tyres: Maxxis Rekon Race 60TPI EXO TLR, Folding, 29x2.25’’

 

XtC Advanced 29 SL 1

Sizes: S, M, L, XL

Colours: Metallic Blue

Frame: Advanced SL grade composite, Boost

Fork: RockShox SID Select+ DebonAir, OverDrive steerer, TwistLoc Sprint 15x110 Maxle Stealth, 100mm travel

Handlebar: Giant Contact SL XC Flat, 31.8mm

Stem: Giant Contact SL, 8 degree

Seat Post: Giant Contact Composite, 30.9mmSaddleGiant Contact SL, Forward

Shifters: Shimano XT, 12spRear 

Derailleur: Shimano XT Shadow+

Brakes: Shimano XT hydraulic disc, Fr:180mm, Rr: 160mm

Brake Levers: Shimano XT hydraulic

Cassette: Shimano XT, 10-51T, 12sp

Chain: Shimano SLX

Crankset: Shimano XT, 32T

Bottom Bracket: Shimano press fit

Wheelset: Giant XCR 1 29 Hookless Composite, DBL, WheelSystem, 28H

Tyres: Maxxis Rekon Race 60TPI EXO TLR, Folding, 29x2.25’’

 

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XtC Advanced 29 2

Sizes: S, M, L, XL

Colours: Metallic Gold

Frame: Advanced grade composite

Fork: RockShox Recon RL Solo Air, OverDrive steerer, OneLoc 15x110 Maxle Lite, 100mm travel

Handlebar: Giant Contact SL XC Flat, 31.8mm

Stem: Giant Contact, 8 degree

Seat Post: Giant Alloy, 30.9mm

Saddle: Giant Contact, Forward

Shifters: Shimano SLX, 12p

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: Shimano SLX

Crankset: Shimano SLX, 32T

Bottom Bracket: Shimano press fit

Rims: Giant XCT, tubeless

Hubs: Giant Performance Disc, 32H

Spokes: Stainless steel, 14g

Tyres: Maxxis Rekon Race 60TPI EXO TLR, Folding, 29x2.25’’

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