Everything you need to know about Giant Bikes
Looking for a bike and not sure where to start? Not sure about who’s who in the biking world? Or do you want to find out a bit more about your favorite brand?
Welcome to everything you need to know about Giant bikes!
Firstly, let’s talk a little bit about Giant and BikeExchange.com
We go way back…!
Together we have delivered some of the most incredibly popular bike promotions in BikeExchange.com's history, including the memorable ‘win a Giant bike every day’ competition during the Santos Tour Down Under.
Here is something you might not know...
Giant doesn't need much of an introduction, but do you know what got the brand ticking and how?
Giant bike founders were engineers and craftsman who, in the early 1970's, realized they could put their expertise to good use and enhance the cycling experience by enhancing the actual bike itself. (Picture)
The masterstroke was developing lightweight aluminium frames – all of a sudden Giant was delivering high-quality bikes that were not out of financial reach. The public responded, and bike sales increased; more people began to discover the joy of cycling.
Let’s hear it for the girls. Introducing Liv/giant
A diffusion brand just for females? Sounds like a smart move…
Liv/giant is all about encouraging more women to take up – and maintain – cycling at any level. Liv/giant is an off-shoot brand of Giant comprising women-specific designed bikes, gear, accessories, events (including bike maintenance classes for women) and ambassadors. The Liv/giant family encourages a culture of happy, healthy, more adventurous women linked by a passion for cycling. Liv/giant has established a number of regular women’s rides around Australia that are for cyclists of all levels and skill.
But wait, there’s more!
Giant isn’t just about bikes – they also deliver on a massive range of rider and bike gear. So what else do they have on board?
The Giant Super Stars
Go for a ride anywhere, any time and you’re bound to see a Giant bike out and about. Giant is a favorite amongst all levels of cyclists, but they certainly have their fair share of international superstar riders as well. We’re talking some of the most recognized named in the sport.
So who’s riding Giant?
Giant Shimano – formerly known as Argos Shimano, Giant announced its sponsorship of World Tour cycling team in January 2014. The announcement also includes sponsorship of a men’s development team and the Liv/Giant women’s pro team, Rabobank Liv.
Giant Shimano – Marcel Kittel, Koen de Kort, Albert Timmer, Bert de Backer, Chad Haga, Cheng Ji, Daan Olivier, Dries Devenyns, Georg Preidler, Johannes Frohlinger, John Degenkolb, Jonas Ahlstrand, Lawson Craddock, Luka Mezgec, Matthieu Sprick, Nikias Arndt, Ramon Sinkeldam, Reinardt Janse van Resburg, Roy Curvers, Sea Keong Loh, Simon Geschke, Thierry Hupond, Thomas Damuseau, Tobias Ludvigsson, Tom Dumoulin, Tom Peterson, Tom Stamsnijder, Tom Veelers, Warren Barguil
Giant also has a development team – Charter Mason Drapac.
Rabobank Liv – Marianne Voss, Pauline Ferrand Prevo, Anna Knauer, Anna van der Breggen, Annemiek van Vleuten, Iris Slappendel, Katarzyna Niewiadoma, Lucinda Brand, Roxane Knetemann, Sabrina Stultiens, Thalita de Jong
24 Hour Solo – Jess Douglas
Triathlon – Clayton Fettell, Helen Jenkins, Timo Bracht, Erin Densham, Brad Kahlefeldt
Pro XC – Marianne Voss, Maja Wloszczowska, Fabian Giger, Emil Lindgren, Henk Jaap Moorlag, Jolanda Neff, Michiel van der Heijd, Pauline Ferrand Prevo
Cyclocross – Marianne Voss, Lars van der Haar, Lars Boom, Mike Teunissen, Saan van Paassen
Offroad – Paul van der Ploeg, Josh Carlson, Alex Meyland, Brad Davies, Craig Yates, Josh Carlson, Lewis
Rattray, Sam Chancellor, Scott Chancellor
Freeride – Andi Wittmann, Jeff Lenosky, Kurt Sorge
Giant – for the Tech Head
Bikes are like computers – they just keep getting smarter, better and more efficient. So what makes a bike brilliant? Giant has a fair idea.
Otherwise referred to as carbon fiber, delivers an ultra lightweight-to-strength ratio frame. In the world of speed cycling the stronger but lighter the frame, the better.
SL Composite – this is Giant’s premium, pro-grade carbon fiber and is woven in Giant’s very own factory
Advanced Composite Technology – high performance grade carbon with excellent stiffness-to-weight ratio
Giant Composite Technology - performance-grade raw carbon features best-in-class stiffness-to-weight ratios
Lighter, stronger, stiffer. Engineering and cutting edge materials combine to deliver aluminium bike frames that continue to evolve to be lighter, stronger and stiffer than their predecessor models.
• ALUXX SLR – Giant’s top-of-the-range aluminium frameset with the highest strength-to-weight ratios, most advanced forming methods, and unique welding techniques
• ALUXX SL – Extremely lightweight framesets featuring high-performance strength-to-weight ratios
• ALUXX – Lightweight framesets featuring optimized strength-to-weight ratios
Compact Road Design
The science seems simple – smaller triangles create a stiffer, stronger bike. With this knowledge, Giant developed Compact Road Design, which essentially saw the toptube sloping down from the headtube, thus making the frame’s front and rear triangles smaller. Genius.
Giant – Behind the Scenes
So now you know enough about Giant to get a good idea for what’s behind the bike. But why hear it just from us? Click here to see what really makes Giant tick…
Defy Advanced 1, Defy Advanced 2, Defy Advanced 3, Defy Advanced Pro 0, Defy Advanced Pro 1, Defy Advanced SL 0, Defy Advanced SL 1, Defy 1, Defy 2, Defy 3, Defy 5, Omnium, Propel Advanced 0, Propel Advanced 1, Propel Advanced 2, Propel Advanced Pro 0, Propel Advanced Pro 1, TCR Advance 2, TCR Advance Pro 1, Propel Advanced SL 0, Propel Advanced SL 1, Propel Advanced SL 2, TCR Advanced SL 1, TCR Advanced SL 2, TCR SLR 2
Propel Advanced Pro Frameset, Propel Advanced SL Frameset, TCR Advanced SL Framset
Anthem 27.5 3, Anthem X 29er, Anthem SX 27.5, Anthem Advanced 275.0 Team, Anthem Advanced 27.5 1, Anthem Advanced 27.52, Anthem Advanced SX 27.5, Anthem Advanced 29er, Stance 27.5 0, Stance 27.5 1, Stance 27.5 2, STP SS, XTC Advanced SL 27.5 0, Xtc Advanced SL 27.5 1, ATX 27.5 2, Revel 3, Revel 29er, Talon 27.5 1, Talon 27.5 2, Talon 27.5 3, Talon 27.5 4, Talon 29er, Trance Advance 27.5 0, Trance Advance 27.5 1, Trance Advance 27.5 2, XTC Advanced 27.5 1, XTC Advanced 27.5 3, XTC Advanced 29er 1, XTC Advanced 29er 2
Glory 27.5 0, Glory 27.5 2, Glory Advanced 27.5 0, Glory Advanced 27.5 1
Trance 27.5 1, Trance 27.5 2, Trance 27.5 3, Trance SX 27.5, Reign
Reign 27.5 1, Reign 27.5 2, Reign Advanced 27.5 0 Team, Reign Advanced 27.5 1
Anthem 27.5 Frameset, Anthem Advanced 27.5 Frameset, XTC Advanced SL 27.5 Frameset, Trance Advance 27.5 Frameset, Trance 27.5 Frameset, Glory 27.5 Frameset
Escape 1, Escape City, Escape 2, Escape 3, FastRoad CoMax 1, FlatRoad CoMax, FastRoad SLR 1
Roam 1, Roam 2, Roam 3, Sedona DX, Sedona, Cypress DX, Cypress
Seek 1, Seek 3, Via 1, Via 2, Via 3
Simple Three, Simple Seven, Simple Single
GFR F/W, GFR C/B, Method 2, Method 3
Adore 16, Adore 12, Amplify, Animator 16, Animator 12, Areva 20 Lite, Areva 24 Lite, Areva 24, Blossom, Bella, Espoir 24, Giant Halfwheeler 7 sp, Giant Halfwheeler 1 sp, Gloss, Lil Giant Trike, Moda, Pre, TCR, XtC Jr 20, XtC Jr 24 Lite, XtC SL JR. 24, XtC JR. 24
AnyRoad 1, AnyRoad 2, AnyRoad CoMax,TCX Advanced Pro 0, TCX Advanced Pro 1, TCX Advanced Pro 2, TCX SLR 1, TCX SLR 2, Revolt 0, Revolt 1, Revolt 3
Expressway 1, Expressway 2