The path to the podium is long, dirty, and rocky; luckily, Giant's XTC Advanced SL 27.5 1 is designed exactly for those conditions. This carbon rocket begins with an OverDrive front end that flows into the MegaDrive down tube, which in turn attaches to a massive bottom bracket to deliver laser-sharp handling and explosive acceleration. Add to that the speed and control of 27.5-inch XCR1 composite wheels, and you can see why your competition sees the XTC as an unfair advantage. Continuing with more top end, the XTC is equipped with a 100mm RockShox SID RL fork and a SRAM X01 1x11 drivetrain with Avid Guide RS brakes for for the ultimate in riding performance. More of the go-fast bits are represented with a carbon bar and seatpost. With Giant's XTC Advanced SL 27.5 1, the path is clear.
|Frame||Giant Advanced SL-grade Composite|
|Fork||RockShox SID RL, OverDrive steerer, 15mm thru-axle, PushLoc lockout, 100mm-travel|
|Rims/Wheels||Giant XCR1 Composite 27.5-inch|
|Spokes||Sapim Race, 14/15g|
|Tires||Schwalbe Racing Ralph Evo, tubeless-ready, 27.5 x 2.1|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM press fit|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X01 Type 2|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM XG-1180, 11-speed: 10-42|
|Handlebars||Giant Contact SLR, composite, flat|
|Stem||Giant Contact SL|
|Brake Levers||Avid Guide RS|
|Brakes||Avid Guide RS hydraulic disc, 160/140mm rotors|
|Saddle||Giant Contact, Forward|
|Seatpost||Giant Contact SLR, composite|
* Subject to change without notice.