Composite frameset is designed specifically for front suspension. With 40mm of travel, the fork absorbs bumps and impacts so you can ride smoother and faster over rugged gravel and dirt.
Lowered seatstays with smaller diameter tubes absorb road shocks and vibrations. A Contact SL XR D-Fuse handlebar adds more compliance without sacrificing the stiffness needed for cornering, sprinting or climbing.
Adaptable to the terrain
A flip chip on the rear dropout adjusts the wheelbase: short for quicker handling, or long for improved stability at speed. The long setting also allows for larger diameter tyres up to 53mm. You can use the included dropper seatpost for maximum confidence, or switch to a proprietary D-Fuse seatpost or a standard 30.9mm round seatpost.
Gloss Misty Forest
Advanced-Grade Composite, 12x142mm thru-axle, disc, flip chip dropout
RockShox Rudy XPLR, 40mm, cartridge damper 12x100mm thru-axle
Giant Contact SL XR D-Fuse, 31.8mm
Stratus Lite 3.0
Postmodern, dropper, 30.9mm with 25mm of suspension
Giant Approach SL
SRAM Rival 1, 1x11
SRAM Rival 1
SRAM Rival 1 hydraulic, SRAM PaceLine rotors [F]160mm, [R]160mm
SRAM Rival 1, left lever dropper switch
SRAM Rival, 12-speed, 11x42
SRAM Rival D1 DUB, 40t
SRAM DUB, press fit
Giant CXR X1 Carbon Disc WheelSystem, [F] 25.8mm, [R] 25.8mm
[F] Giant AR alloy, CenterLock, 12mm thru-axle [R] Giant AR alloy, 36t ratchet system, CenterLock, 12mm thru-axle
Giant CrossCut Grip 1, 700x45c, tubeless
Tubeless prepared, 53mm max tyre size in "long" flip chip position, 45mm max tyre size in "short" flip chip position