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New items 2020: Giant XTC Advanced

Giant presents its new XTC hardtail: The carbon frame has been slimmed down a lot, the geometry has been updated. All 2020 models of the Giant race bike come with a single drive.

Obesity is a huge problem in Germany: More than half of all adults weigh too much. It was similar to the old Giant XTC Advanced: The carbon fiber frame weighed 1259 grams (manufacturer information). Values ​​under one kilo are mandatory for a hardtail frame for marathon and hobby racers today - even in 29 inches.

Jake Orness With the XTC, Giant finally has a competitive race hardtail in its program again that looks good with a start number on the handlebars.

Jake Orness The deep seat stays are designed to increase driving comfort - similar to the Santa Cruz Highball.

The new Giant XTC for 2020 should weigh just 920 grams, depending on the carbon layup. The Taiwanese are thus approaching the currently lightest MTB frames such as the Specialized Epic or the Stoll R1, the Simplon Razorblade SL or the Unno Aora, but are still slightly behind. The cheaper version of the XTC is said to weigh at least 995 grams. But weight alone is not enough to win races: Giant has flattened the steering angle to 69.5 degrees and increased the seat angle to 73.5 degrees. This should give more safety downhill and further optimize the seating position.

Giant The top model XTC Advanced SL has the higher quality carbon frame and top attachments. The price: 8500 euros.

There are three models to choose from for the new XTC Advanced: The 8,500 euro top model Advanced SL leaves nothing to be desired. The Sram Eagle AXS changes the twelve gears electronically, high-quality Giant wheels with carbon fiber rims reduce the weight to 8.8 kilos. The Advanced 2 marks the entry point for 2200 euros. The inexpensive Rockshox fork and the SLX gears put pressure on the weight: 11.9 kilos leaves racing drivers rather cold. The middle model XTC Advanced 1 should represent the golden mean for most customers: The Fox 32 Stepcast fork and cheaper carbon wheels should reduce the weight of the 3500 euro bike to 9.9 kilos.

Giant For 3500 euros you get an XT gearshift and carbon wheels.

Giant The entry-level model for 2200 euros is the XTC Advanced 2 with Shimano SLX gears. available here *

All bikes have a single drive with twelve pinions. That gives most sporty bikers a sufficient range. One or the other marathon rider might still want a version with double cranks. The single drives either lack gear for flat terrain or for really steep, long mountains. There is no model with a Vario seat post, but this can be quickly retrofitted in the 30.9 mm seat tube.


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