If you're an adventurer more than a racer, and want a hardtail mountain bike that's up for it, the Fathom 29 2 is ready.
The Fathom 29 2 is built around a light ALUXX-SL aluminum frame, ensuring excellent handling, climbing and pedaling response. A tapered OverDrive head tube adds a precise feel in tight and twisty singletrack, while a press-fit bottom bracket ensures flex-free power delivery. The slack 66 degree head tube angle makes every technical descent less tricky. Internal cable routing adds a clean look, too. With an air-adjustable Crest RCL suspension fork, the Fathom 29 2 can tackle rock gardens and technical terrain with confidence. The Crest RCL's 130mm of suspension travel handles rough rock gardens and stair-step descents much better than a short-travel XC fork. A 10-speed Shimano shifter operates a clutch-equipped Shimano Deore rear derailleur, adding fingertip precision to every gear change on the Fathom 29 2. Tektro supplies the hydraulic disc brakes and meaty 180mm rotors, adding excellent stopping power even in wet and muddy conditions. 30mm wide alloy 29'er wheels are shod with tubeless 29x2.5" Maxxis tires, boasting considerable grip over gravel, dirt and mud. A Giant Contact Switch dropper post gets the Romero saddle out of the way on steep "tip-ins" with a handlebar-mounted remote lever. Alloy Contact handlebars and stem complete this trail-ready machine for the riders who have no finish line.
The best performance you can get is when you get maximum bike-for-your-dollar. The Giant Stance 29 2 does exactly that.
Giant's ALUXX-grade aluminum frame gets the Stance 29 2 off to a great start, with light weight, precise handling and excellent power transfer. The bike's geometry is more relaxed than an XC bike, improving confidence on steep descents and broken terrain. Giant's lightweight FlexPoint rear suspension allows the rear wheel to follow the contours of the trails with minimal moving parts. Managing the bike's handling is done with air-adjustable suspension front and rear. Out back, a Suntour Raidon R rear shock offers up 120mm of travel. Up front, a Giant Crest 34 RCL fork with 130mm of travel helps keep the bike where you point it. Both shocks feature adjustable rebound knobs for dialing in handling precision. A tapered OverDrive head tube improves handling in twisty singletrack, while internal cable routing keeps the bike looking clean and sleek.
One of the component highlights of the Stance 29 2 is the addition of Shimano's 12-speed Deore single-chainring drivetrain. Yes, this is a 12-speed full-suspension mountain bike for less than $2000! A Shimano Deore shifter, Shimano Deore 10-51T cassette, Shimano chain, and a clutch-equippped Shimano Deore rear derailleur delivers brilliant performance-per-dollar! A 30T Praxis Cadet alloy crankset does power delivery duty over every inch of the trail.
Rolling stock consists of Giant's own tubeless-ready alloy AM 29 wheels and knobby tubeless-ready 29x2.35" Maxxis Forekaster tires. The combination of a 30mm inner rim width, tubeless capability and aggressive tire tread adds boatloads of traction in rock gardens and loose surfaces. Speed control is critical in technical terrain, and Shimano's MT200 hydraulic disc brakes help with that task in all conditions, sunny or muddy. An alloy Connect seatpost, Romero saddle, alloy Contact stem, and alloy Connect Trail handlebar complete this amazing value in a trail bike.
Riding on new trails. Exploring the backwoods. Catching the scenery. Have fun doing it. That's why Giant built the Fathom 1.
Giant's Fathom 1 was not built as a hardcore race machine. Could you race it? Sure! But it was built for the simple pleasure of off-road riding without overly complicated suspension and a high price tag. For most of us, that's plenty. The fit is a bit more upright, and the handling is stable and predictable; perfect for fun while getting dirty. Giant's ALUXX SL-Grade aluminum makes up the Fathom 1's frame, giving the bike a light feel, while offering rock-solid handling and power delivery. A tapered head tube adds and extra dash of handling precision, especially in tight and twisty singletrack. Internal cable routing gives the Fathom 1 a clean, sleek look. multiple bottle mounts add to the Fathom 1's versatility. An air-adjustable Giant Crest SL RCL suspension fork soaks up technical rock gardens with 130mm of travel. With a 66 degree head tube angle matched with the Crest 34, the Fathom 1 will bring confidence and control to every descent!
When Giant decided to equip the flagship of the Fathom line, they didn't mess around. SRAM's 12-speed SX Eagle shifter and rear NX Eagle derailleur deliver gear changes with lightning speed. An alloy SRAM SX Eagle crankset gets a 30T Direct Mount chainring, providing outstanding power transfer. A SRAM Eagle 11-50T cassette provides a massive gearing range for hilly trails on day-long rides. All this might seem like the component spec on a race bike, but it still makes perfect sense when you just want to enjoy the trails.
Big, meaty tires are what makes the Fathom 1 such a blast. Maxxis supplies the tubeless-ready Ardent Race 27.5x2.6" tires that bite into loose singletrack, gravel and mud with ease. Giant AM 27.5 tubeless alloy wheels anchor those tires with a 30mm interior width, bringing precise handling to twisty trails. Shimano BR-MT420 hydraulic disc brakes help reign in speed in all conditions, rain or shine (or mud). Giant's Contact Switch dropper post helps get the Romero saddle out of the way with a bar-mounted remote lever. An alloy Contact stem and handlebar finishes off the cockpit of this fun-loving machine.