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Pro bike: Kelli Emmett's Giant XTC Advanced, June 30, 2008

Team Giant riders have a new lightweight option
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The new XTC Advanced SL borrows some design elements
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Giant sticks with a conventional threaded bottom bracket,
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The stout-looking rear end
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The burly chain stays make sure that little power is wasted.
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The top tube flows nicely into the seat stay wishbone
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There's plenty of tire clearance here
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The replaceable rear derailleur hanger
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The front end is fitted with Fox Racing Shox' latest F80 RL fork.
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Emmett prefers Shimano's Dual Control levers
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The ODI Ruffian grips have their flanges cut off
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Emmett runs a mid-length cage on her XTR rear derailleur.
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A 140mm-diameter rear rotor does the trick
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Emmett also runs an XTR crankset…
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…although she prefers rarely-seen 172.5mm-long crankarms.
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The Race Face Deus stem is flipped upside-down
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Michelin's XC Dry2 tread pattern
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The minimal WTB Shadow V SLT saddle
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King Cage's ubiquitous titanium cage
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