This elite-level XC race bike is the worldÕs first womenÕs specific composite hardtail with 27.5-inch wheels. The frame is handcrafted with Advanced-grade composite frame material, and purposefully engineered to maximize the advantages of 27.5. This choice of elite XC racers Pauline Ferrand PrŽvot and Marianne Vos, Obsess is light, agile and maneuverable, yet stable on technical trails. Its technologies include the OverDrive steerer tube for pinpoint steering precision and a womenÕs specific carbon layup to produce stability and stiffness thatÕs tuned for women racers. It has a PowerCore bottom bracket for better pedaling efficiency, plus clean internal cable routing and an integrated seat clamp to give you an edge on the competition and terrain.
Sizes XS, S, M
Frame Advanced-grade composite
Fork Fox 32 Float Performance w/ remote lockout, 15mm thru-axle, OverDrive steerer, 100mm travel
Handlebar Giant Contact XC, 31.8mm
Stem Giant Contact
Seatpost Giant Contact, 27.2mm
Saddle Liv Contact, forward
Shifters Shimano SLX
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore
Rear Derailleur Shimano SLX, Shadow+
Brakes Shimano SLX, Hydraulic disc, 160mm
Brake Levers Shimano SLX, Hydraulic disc
Cassette Shimano HG50 11x36, 10-speed
Chain KMC X10
Crankset Shimano SLX, 22/36
Bottom Bracket Shimano, Press Fit
Rims Giant P XC-2, Double wall
Hubs Giant Performance Tracker Disc, 32h, [F] 15mm axle, [R] 135x5mm QR
Spokes Stainless Steel, 14/15g
Tires Schwalbe Racing Ralph, Performance, 27.5x2.1, Folding
Weight The most accurate way to determine any bikeÕs weight is to have your local dealer weigh it for you. Many brands strive to list the lowest possible weight, but in reality weight can vary based on size, finish, hardware and accessories. All Giant bikes are designed for best-in-class weight and ride quality.
Bicycle Ranch has been a staple of the bicycling community in Scottsdale for the last 15 years. The motto and backbone of the shop from day one has been “Service without Compromise” and that tradition and excellence continues today. Bicycle Ranch acquired new ownership in 2008 after a decade of great commitment from Glen Hinshaw. The Zimmer and Peshek families took over the tradition and look forward to serving the bicycle community of Scottsdale and all of Arizona for years to come.
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