2010 Giant XTC 29er mountain bike hardtail bicycle
Just got this from a little birdie about Giant’s forthcoming 29ers….apparently they’re set to start shipping NEXT WEEK! So get down to your local Giant bike shop and place your order now. (click image to enlarge)
  • Optimized Geometry to ride “in” the bike not “on” it.
  • Special, Giant-designed Rim  with a square profile to offer a stiffer wheel, which they claim will offer a better ride.
  • Frame tube manipulation to optimize stiffness.
  • Tapered steering tube.

The first two models making their way to stores are the 29er “2”, which should hit next week, and the “1” should follow about a week later.  This info comes from leaked internal sales rep documents

Hit ‘more’ for specs and more pics…

GIANT XTC  29er 1

  • Aluxx hydroformed frame
  • XT Rear Derailleur
  • Fox 32 F-29 fork w/ 100mm travel
  • Avid Juicy 3 brakes

2010 Giant XTC 29er mountain bike hardtail bicycle

GIANT XTC 29er 2

  • Aluxx Hydroformed frame
  • Deore drivetrain
  • Marzocchi Forty-Niner Fork (w/ TS T2, 15QR thru-axle, 100mm travel)
  • Alivio disk brakes


  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL
  • 71.5º head angle (71.0º on Small frames)
  • 72.5º seat tube angle (73º on Small frames)
  • 17.3″ (439mm) Chainstay


What do you think?