Giant Flat Bar Road Bikes

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Giant Flat Bar Road Bikes

Sure, you could spend the money on a taxi ride across town, but making the commute on two wheels is a cheaper, environmentally friendly alternative that is often times faster as well. Giant flat bar road bikes will deliver you in style. If you enjoy recreational cycling as a form of exercise, they also make a great trainer when properly equipped. As many BikeExchange customers will attest, there’s no better way to learn a new city than behind the wheel of a bike, and these flat bar hybrids are particularly proficient in this role.

Giant flat bar road bikes borrow the best elements of their more aggressive racing counterparts and package them with practical components, giving you a fast-rolling machine that is comfortable when you’re not sprinting to the front of the pack. Don’t be mistaken though: Upper-tier models, for example Giant’s FastRoad bikes, are more than willing to play weekend warrior thanks to well-selected components such as hydraulic disc brakes and reliable Shimano drivetrains.

Similar to Your Favorite Cross-trainers

Stylish, lightweight and at home running errands or sprinting up hills — versatility is the calling card of these Giant flat bar road bikes. If you’re only planning to own one bike, a Giant Escape or FastRoad is an excellent choice that will deliver the performance you want at a great value. Because Giant uses top-quality components from leading manufacturers such as FSA, Tektro and Shimano, you’ll have no trouble getting years of performance out of your Giant flat bar road bike. How do Giant Escape bikes compare to their FastRoad cousins, you ask? Let’s take a look:

  • Giant Escape Bikes: Providing commuters with a smooth ride and easy maneuverability around town, Giant’s Escape line is a great selection for cyclists who will predominantly use their bike as a means of transport. Entry-level trims provide all that’s needed for a hassle-free ride through town thanks to Shimano components and geometry that focuses on comfort. Riders who want to use their bike as a fitness tool should upgrade to the nicely equipped Escape one, which features a composite fork and 9-speed drivetrain that allows it to transition effortlessly from commuter to trainer.
  • Giant FastRoad Bikes: All the practicality of a traditional flat bar bike with race-derived geometry makes the Giant FastRoad a supremely confident machine whether training or traveling. Giant has been lauded for the way they make high-tech solutions from their racing programs available in consumer models, and the FastRoad is no exception. For starters, an ALUXX SLR-grade aluminum frame and advanced composite fork give this accessible thoroughbred low weight, excellent power transfer and nimble handling. Add to that a progressive cockpit that features Shimano trigger shifters and a 10-speed drivetrain based on Shimano’s proven Tiagra group, and you’ve got a scrappy training bike that’s every bit as reliable as its Escape brethren.

Take a look around BikeExchange to find the perfect one for your riding style.