Giant's new 2017 XTC Advanced 29er

Richard Allin | Thursday, 13 October 2016

Giants all-new, XTC Advanced 29er 2 has just arrived in-store. This high-performance hardtail gives you the speed and stability of a 29er with the unique option of being able to convert it to 27.5+ wheels for more adventurous terrain. It can also transform into a singlespeed adding even further versatility.

Giant 2017 XTC Advanced 29er 2

What was previously Giant’s race proven hardtail, has now become a rather versatile trail weapon. The all-new frame features wider ‘Boost’ axle spacing, enormous tyre clearance, newly designed horizontal dropouts, and Giant own handcrafted High-performance grade raw carbon fibre and custom resin composite frame.

Currently, the new XTC Advanced range is only available in the 29er version, but changing the wheels yourself is an option. There have been rumours from Giant NZ about a mid-season launch of a 27.5+ model being released, fingers crossed.

Giant 2017 XTC Advanced 29er 2

Giants new XTC Advanced frame featuring horizontal dropouts, making converting to a singlespeed a piece of cake.

Giant 2017 XTC Advanced 29er 2

Pictured above is Giant's XTC Advanced 29er 2 model which retails for $3,599. Boasting an Advanced carbon frame, Fox Float 32 SC Performance fork, Shimano SLX 1x11 drivetrain-brakes and weighing in at just 10.95kg (medium size).

Our own riders Ben Oliver, Craig Oliver and Ritchie Bath have all just jumped aboard the new XTC Advanced 29er for this season, we'll be sure to have a full review on this model in the coming weeks.