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Giant XTC Advanced SL 29 1 2023 test review Build quality

The Giant XTC Advanced SL 29 1 2023 is a well made, rational mtb bike with an excellent value for money.

The assembly is unique, as is the color and it is not possible to personalize the bike.

The four sizes available are classic, the minimum.

However, everything is considered in the list price, around 5500 euro, which is convenient, but the proposed geometry is not always suitable for the cyclist.

A mtb bike with a medium/high price, but which in terms of build quality and value for money can be compared to higher range bikes.

Giant XTC Advanced SL 29 1 2023 test review Frame

The frame of the Giant XTC Advanced SL 29 1 2023 is no longer a novelty, but remains a very good product, well made, with a very low weight.

In this version the real weight is 9.7 kg, in size S, in line with the components and with the type of frame.


Giant XTC Advanced SL 29 1 2023 test review Assemblies

The only assembly available is of good quality, very valid, as demonstrated by the competitive weight.

Overall it is a medium-high quality mtb, not particularly sophisticated, but it also costs much less than many other competitors.

The carbon wheels are very nice, the mechanical Shimano XT group is good.

However, it remains a bike that feels the weight of the years, without integrated cable routing or electronic groupset or new direct gearbox attachment.

Not necessarily a flaw...

The price is competitive.

Giant XTC Advanced SL 29 1 2023 test review Comfort

Like all high-performance fronts, ride comfort is lower than a full one, but it doesn't perform badly between fronts, even in the face of a rigid frame.

There's not much to complain about, the comfort is in line with the best front mtb's in the high performance category.


Giant XTC Advanced SL 29 1 2023 test review Guide

The Giant XTC Advanced SL 29 1 2023 is a very intuitive and easy bike to ride, at medium speeds, then becoming more difficult as you push and performance increases.

A very manageable mtb, stiff and reactive.

It requires attention and reaction speed, paying off with high performance.

In the pedaled sections it is easy to drive, light and reactive.

Uphill, it highlights a good balance of weights, excellent traction, but the steering also remains light, which must be steered carefully.

On the other hand, it is always very easy to choose the precise point where to put the wheels, with really fast direction changes.

Uphill we appreciate the low weight and the excellent rigidity of the frame.

Downhill the fork works well, rightly stiff, but smooth and with performance in line with the price of the mtb.

Braking is very good.

Downhill the Giant XTC Advanced SL 29 1 2023 continues to convince with high maneuverability, rapid direction changes, good stability at high speeds.

It's clearly not a bike for a novice, at least if you're looking for maximum performance.

Ridden at a slower pace, it's a safe and easy mtb.

In general it is a high performance bike, perfect for expert and fast bikers.

Giant XTC Advanced SL 29 1 2023 test review Performance

The Giant XTC Advanced SL 29 1 2023 frame has proven to be a really good and competitive product, although it is no longer a novelty.

A light, stiff and reactive frame, with an excellent geometry that ensures high cornering speed.

After some time this frame still offers absolutely competitive performance.

However, the rigidity of the frame is excellent, which in absolute terms is second to none even with more expensive frames.

On the flat the performances are excellent in absolute terms.

Even uphill performance is excellent, as well as downhill.

It's not an easy mtb to ride, but the performance is not lacking.

A great result.


Giant XTC Advanced SL 29 1 2023 test review Pros and cons

The Giant XTC Advanced SL 29 1 2023 has proven to be a very good mtb bike with an excellent value for money.

In some respects it could be considered an "outdated" mtb, but in reality it has shown excellent performance, absolutely competitive against the most modern and technological mtb.

A confirmation of what we "profess": the great technical innovations of recent years only serve to raise prices, not performance ...

In absolute terms it defends itself very well, a real racing mtb.

The defects? It doesn't have all those useless and expensive gadgets that cyclists are asking for today.

A mtb for true connoisseurs.

 

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NDR: the photo does not refer to the specific bike being tested