Washboard descents, sketchy dirt, gravel and rocks of all shapes and sizes. You never know what you'll get on a gravel ride. This new composite gravel machine features a suspension fork and engineered compliance to help you float through all of it with speed and control.
The Advanced composite frameset is designed with suspension-optimized geometry and paired with a 40mm travel fork, delivering a smooth, controlled ride quality on rugged gravel and dirt. A flip chip on the rear dropout lets you adjust the wheelbase and increase tire clearance up to 53mm. You can use the included dropper post, switch to a proprietary Giant D-Fuse seatpost for added compliance, or use a standard 30.9mm round seatpost. A Contact SL XR D-Fuse handlebar further minimizes fatigue by absorbing shocks and vibrations.
- Smooth Control: 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.
- Tuned Compliance: 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 tires up to 53mm. You can use the included dropper/suspension seatpost for added capabilities, or switch to a proprietary D-Fuse seatpost or traditional 30.9mm round seatpost.
|Frame||Advanced-Grade Composite, 12x142mm thru-axle, disc, flip chip dropout|
|Fork||RockShox Rudy Ultimate XPLR, 40mm, Charger Race Day damper 12x100mm thru-axle|
|Rims/Wheels||Giant CXR X1 Carbon Disc WheelSystem, [F] 25.8mm, [R] 25.8mm|
|Hubs||[F] Giant AR alloy, CenterLock, 12mm thru-axle [R] Giant AR alloy, DT350 36t ratchet system, CenterLock, 12mm thru-axle|
|Tires||Giant CrossCut Grip 1, 700x45c, tubeless
|Crankset||SRAM Rival D1 DUB|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB, press fit
|Chain||SRAM GX Eagle
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM GX Eagle AXS
|SRAM XG-1275, 12-speed, 10x52
|Shifters||SRAM Rival eTap AXS, 1x12
|Handlebars||Giant Contact SL XR D-Fuse, 16-degree flare XS:44cm, S:44cm, M:46cm, M/L:46cm, L:48cm, XL:48cm|
|Stem||Giant Contact, 8-degree XS:50mm, S:60mm, M:70mm, M/L:80mm, L:80mm, XL: 80mm|
|Brake Levers||SRAM Rival eTap AXS hydraulic|
|Brakes||SRAM Rival eTap AXS hydraulic, SRAM PaceLine rotors [F]160mm, [R]160mm|
|Saddle||Giant Approach SL
|Seat Post||Postmodern, dropper, 30.9mm with 25mm of suspension|
|Extras||Tubeless prepared, 53mm max tire size in "long" flip chip position, 45mm max tire size in "short" flip chip position|