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    2013 XTC Advanced SL 1 29er Weight

    Hi all

    Does anyone know or know where i could find the weight of this bike as a full build as well as frame weight online? My local bike store will not be getting one in to weigh and i am interested in this over the composite.

    XTC Advanced SL 29er 1 (2013) - Bikes | Giant Bicycles | United States

    thanks in advanced!

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    On the Norwegian Giant website they say 9,75 kilogram in size M (+/- 5%)

    On a German reseller website (S-Tec-sports . de) says it is 9,5 kilogram

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    Thank you very much.

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    This is my new XL size fitted with XT pedals and converted to tubeless, was 9.8kg even without pedals but after going tubeless LBS also had a medium which was 9.82kg no pedals and no tubeless conversion

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    Thanks - mine came in last week and weighs in at 9.75 in medium w/out pedals and converted to tubeless. With Crank Brothers egg beaters it comes in at 10.03

    Great Bike !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bebe View Post

    Great Bike !!!
    Hope so!! Im looking forward to my first ride.

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    I would like to see some more pictures and off course a ride review

    I'm still waiting for mine.... All upgrades are in-house, so as soon as I have the bike I begin upgrading. Think the weight will be +/- 9.2 kg incl cages and pedals

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    Does any one know the Frame Weight?

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    I'm also looking for the frame weight.

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    I've seen 1.040 grams in a review, think it was the interview from Bikeradar on the Eurobike 2012. But i don't know for sure.

    The Dutch Giant website say the frameset weights 1,1 kg including clamp, and overdrive headset. I think they used a size M.
    XTC Advanced SL 29er FR (2013) - Fietsen | Giant Bicycles / Fietsen | Nederland

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    2013 giant advance sl 1 29er

    Hi guys! Just recieved my (sml) SL1 a few days ago. With the weights, I've seen on this forum, mind came out to 23lbs. not sure if that is right. I have changed out the wheelset to american classic 1600grm, which is 150grms lighter that the original wheelset, and of course converted to tubeless a lighter saddle and eggbeater 2's. Tires are Hutchinson Pythons. Anyways rode the bike, and love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by inochi View Post
    Hi guys! Just recieved my (sml) SL1 a few days ago. With the weights, I've seen on this forum, mind came out to 23lbs. not sure if that is right. I have changed out the wheelset to american classic 1600grm, which is 150grms lighter that the original wheelset, and of course converted to tubeless a lighter saddle and eggbeater 2's. Tires are Hutchinson Pythons. Anyways rode the bike, and love it!
    How did you weight it? On a normal scale or a bike specific one? A normal scale isn't accurate enough for weighting bikes.

    • The chosen Hutchinson tires are + 300 grams heavier than the Schwalbes.
    • Eggbeaters 2 adds 275 grams.
    • Tubeless setup saves +/- 200 grams.
    • Wheelset is 150 grams lighter, but did you weighted it yourself or is it the weight mentioned by AC? In that case, add up weight for the quick release, rim strip etc. Because I think the wheelset saves less then 150 grams.


    In total the bike is +/- 225 grams heavier than "box weight".

    Beside the list above, did you add bottlecages? A computer including sensors? Perhaps other accessories?

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    AC says the wheelset is 1600grm and giant' s new pxcr 1 is 1750grm so I'm guessing it's 150grm lighter. The only thing added is giant's lightest aluminium cage, switched out the saddle to a selle italia SL. Well the mechanic weighted the bike on a scale with a hook on it and held it up with booth hands. Which I think wouldn't be that accurate. What are your thoughts?
    Last edited by inochi; 01-22-2013 at 11:22 PM.

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    My med was 21 lbs (9.5 kg) according to my LBS. That was without pedals and with tubes.

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    Brought my bike back to shop to have the brake lines and shift cables trimmed, due to dropping the stem and having the bike fitted to myself. Had the bike weighted again came to be 21 lbs. and that*s with lights on. What are your thoughts? Photos to be posted soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by inochi View Post
    Brought my bike back to shop to have the brake lines and shift cables trimmed, due to dropping the stem and having the bike fitted to myself. Had the bike weighted again came to be 21 lbs. and that*s with lights on. What are your thoughts? Photos to be posted soon!
    Seems the first calculation wasn't accurate . 21 lbs (9,5kg) does sounds right. I would love to see some pictures .

    Mine, size M, is scheduled to arrive in week 8. Then I swap out most parts before I’m going to ride.

    Changes:
    Brakes: Magura MT8 with storm SL rotors 180/160
    Shifters: SRAM X.0 gripshift (black/grey)
    Crank: SRAM X.0 39/26 (black/grey)
    Wheels: Carbon rims with Sapim race and laser spokes and DT Swiss 350 hubs updated to 36T star ratchet. I keep the P-XCR1 wheels for training and as reserve set during marathons.
    Tyres: Michelin Wild Race'r Advanced Ultimate 2.0 / Michelin Wild Grip'r Advanced 2.0
    Tubes: Continental MTB 29 light in the P-XCR wheel, Tubeless on the carbon wheelset.
    Pedals: Shimano XT
    Bottle cages: Specialized Carbon Rib Cage

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    Here it is! What are your thoughts?
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    @inochi looks nice!

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    Thanks! HkNeef, upgrades to be added, in the near, not so far future.

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    I had that same set of wheels on my Scott Scale RC. Loved them! Just flexy enough to balance out a hard tail but stiff enough for a big guy like me to have confidence. They came in at 1420ish grams with a 10mm rear axle and 15mm front. I would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone with a HT. Congrats!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silentfoe View Post
    I had that same set of wheels on my Scott Scale RC. Loved them! Just flexy enough to balance out a hard tail but stiff enough for a big guy like me to have confidence. They came in at 1420ish grams with a 10mm rear axle and 15mm front. I would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone with a HT. Congrats!
    Yes! Awsome wheelset, going to upgrade to ceramic bearings real soon.

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    Here is my XTC.

    My changes were.....All XT, Sytace Hiflex seat post, Specialized Phenom saddle, Time pedals

    Not sure about the weight now, but it flies and is really stable.

    2013 XTC Advanced SL 1 29er Weight-bike.jpg

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    That white saddle looks good! Next go tubeless.

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    Did any of you guys that recently bought the XTC advanced also try the Anthem first, particularly the new carbon but either is fine. I'm looking for ride impressions etc as I'm struggling to choose between the two. My team shop would have to order them so I don't have a hands on example and besides, I don't live in CA where I can go test anything right now. It would be for Midwest cat 1 XC racing scene.
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    biketango, If weight is no deal to you, the Anthem. But the XTC advance, it's light responsive, and fast. With the right tire pressure on the XTC, the bike is as smooth as the Anthem.

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    I decided to stay with a hardtail since that is all I have ever had. I run a Syntace Hiflex seat post which noticable smooths out the ride though.

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    Thank for tip on the HiFlex post. After looking into it I see how that, plus 27.2mm size, plus the dampening tech Giant says they built in should provide a decent ride. Because as much as I like the full squish idea, it still can't accelerate like a hardtail.
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    2013 XTC Advanced SL 1 29er Weight

    Quote Originally Posted by inochi View Post
    With the right tire pressure on the XTC, the bike is as smooth as the Anthem.
    Are you serious. No way. Even with a hi-flex seat post and big bag tyres you will only have maybe 1 to 1 1/2 inches of uncontrolled, un-dampened flex.
    The anthem is a very smooth, active ride. While I haven't ridden the new XTC Advanced SL yet, I do own a 2013 Anthem Advanced 29er 1 and a 2012 XTC composite 29er 0.
    They're both great bikes but very different. I know the new advanced SL will be more compliant than the composite, it will never ride like the Anthem.
    I think it comes down to what riding you do. If you ride longer than 2 or 3 hours a lot, or you local trails are rough, get the anthem.
    If you are racing for podiums or ride smooth trails get the XTC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pistonbroke View Post
    Are you serious. No way. Even with a hi-flex seat post and big bag tyres you will only have maybe 1 to 1 1/2 inches of uncontrolled, un-dampened flex.
    The anthem is a very smooth, active ride. While I haven't ridden the new XTC Advanced SL yet, I do own a 2013 Anthem Advanced 29er 1 and a 2012 XTC composite 29er 0.
    They're both great bikes but very different. I know the new advanced SL will be more compliant than the composite, it will never ride like the Anthem.
    I think it comes down to what riding you do. If you ride longer than 2 or 3 hours a lot, or you local trails are rough, get the anthem.
    If you are racing for podiums or ride smooth trails get the XTC.
    I'm glad you said something because I was about to. It's comments like this that perpetuate the myth that a 29er is a substitute for a full suspension bike. Adding carbon to a HT in the right layup will help but it is not suspension travel. I owned a Scott Scale RC which had the shock damping stays and while it helped, the bike was still a HT and still beat you up.
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    It all depends on your riding style and preferences. I do prefer a hardtail, also for marathons and endurance races. It I just faster for my type of riding and the terrain I drive. If you have the same setup, the fully will be 1,5 kilo heavier than the hardtail. I've seen the XTC Adv Sl 29er 0 @ 8,9 kg for size M, the Anthem X Adv 29er 0 @ 10,4 for size M

    I just came of a XTC Advanced from 2010 with (full) XTR setup and now drive the XTC Advanced SL 29er 1, with X.0/XX drivetrain, Magura MT8 brakes, Carbon wheelset with DT Swiss 350 hubs and it is so much faster and compliant than the 26”. However it is not comparable with a 29er fully where there is more reserve due to the extra travel.

    Concluding, yes depending on your riding style and terrain, the XTC is faster, it will not beat you up unless you drive your tires with to high pressure. The fully will have more reserve and will accelerate and change directions a fraction less fast. The question is if you would notice that, they’re both high end bikes.

    For a decision, ask yourself where you will mostly ride it. Do you often ride long downhill sections with lots of roots and drops, then choose the Anthem, if not choose the XTC.

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    I'd have to agree and disagree, I am a HT rider at heart. But most of your rough riding is done off the saddle anyways. But it all comes down to the love of riding and enjoying the great outdoors.
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    Ok, thanks for the tips.

    At 5'9" and 31" inseam I guessing a Medium would be right. There aren't sizing charts on the Giant Website like others I've seen. It just seems like I end up on the border between the M and L with most manufactures and it isn't clearcut for me.

    Thoughts on how the XTC SL fits?
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    Quote Originally Posted by biketango View Post
    Ok, thanks for the tips.

    At 5'9" and 31" inseam I guessing a Medium would be right. There aren't sizing charts on the Giant Website like others I've seen. It just seems like I end up on the border between the M and L with most manufactures and it isn't clearcut for me.

    Thoughts on how the XTC SL fits?

    I am 6'2" with a 35" inseam and the XL fits me just fine. Even larger would be ok...

    Its actually not that big compared to the Kona Mahuna I tried. The Kona 22" was too big for me...hope that helps...

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    2013 XTC Advanced SL 1 29er Weight

    Quote Originally Posted by inochi View Post
    I'd have to agree and disagree, I am a HT rider at heart. But most of your rough riding is done off the saddle anyways. But it all comes down to the love of riding and enjoying the great outdoors.
    That's my point. Yes on a hard tail you ride out of the saddle. On a rough track I can't keep that up all day. On a full susser you can sit down a lot more which is kinder on the back.
    I ride a few 6 hour races and just find I can't ride the HT that long if its a rough track. It's not all the little stuff like trail rubble and small rocks or bumps that get me. It's more the big rolling bumps or big holes where you really have to stand up that I have trouble with after 3 or 4 hours. On the full suspension bike you just sit down and pedal. You can smash through anything(within reason) and conserve a lot of energy.

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