RIDE ROADS, GRAVEL OR DIRT WITH THIS ALL-NEW ALUMINIUM ALL-ROUNDER. A COMPOSITE FORK GIVES IT A SMOOTH RIDE, AND A FLIP CHIP LETS YOU ADJUST WHEELBASE AND TIRE CLEARANCE.
KEY PERFORMANCE FACTORS:
Frame is designed with endurance positioning and shorter chainstays for precise handling, agility and control. A longer reach, shorter stem and lower bottom bracket drop improves stability on rugged terrain.
New frame features thinner, dropped seatstays to absorb road shocks and vibrations. D-Fuse handlebar and seatpost work as a system to add compliance without sacrificing stiffness while cornering, sprinting or climbing.
Adaptable to the terrain:
A flip chip on the rear dropout adjusts the wheelbase short for quicker handling and acceleration, or long for improved stability at speed. The long setting allows for larger diameter tires up to 53mm. You can choose the included D-Fuse seatpost for maximum compliance, or switch to a 30.9mm round or dropper post.
Frame: ALUXX-Grade Aluminum, 12x142mm thru-axle, disc, flip chip dropout
Fork: Advanced-Grade Composite, full-composite OverDrive steerer, 12mm thru-axle, disc
Handlebar: Giant Contact XR Ergo-Control, 31.8mm S:42cm, M:44cm, M/L:44cm, L:46cm, XL:46cm
Grips: Velo cork tape with gel
Stem: Giant Contact, 8-degree S:60mm, M:70mm, M/L:80mm, L:80mm, XL:90mm
Seatpost: Giant D-Fuse, alloy, 14mm offset
Saddle: Giant Approach
Shifters: Shimano Sora, 2x9
Front Derailleur: Shimano Sora
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Sora, long cage
Brakes: Tektro MD-C550 mechanical, Giant MPH rotors [F]160mm, [R]160mm
Brake Levers: Shimano Sora
Cassette: Shimano HG400, 11x34
Chain: KMC X9 with Missing Link
Crankset: FSA Vero Pro, 32/48 S:170mm, M:172.5mm, M/L:172.5mm, L:175mm, XL:175mm
Bottom Bracket: FSA BSA cartridge
Rims: Giant S-X2 Disc wheelset
Hubs: Giant S-X2 Disc wheelset
Spokes: Giant S-X2 Disc wheelset
Tyres: Giant CrossCut AT 2, 700x38c, tubeless
Extras: Factory tubeless set up, 53mm max tyre size in "long" flip chip position, 42mm max tire size in "short" flip chip position