Giant Road Bike Range Review
Giant began life back in the early 1970s, but only emerged as a standalone brand 14 years later. From then on this Taiwanese company went from strength to strength and by 2007 it was selling five million cycles on the global market. Giant proves that you can enjoy both quality and quantity at the same time, allowing riders to save money and still experience excellent performance. Its road bikes for men, women and children are all lovingly designed and are price competitively to help fit into most budgets.
The Defy range is Giant’s endurance-oriented road bike collection which consists of alloy and composite framed cycles which provide precision engineered lightness and great geometry to put you in a comfortable position for long distance slogs. The range-topping Defy Advanced SL is kitted out with Shimano Dura Ace gearing and brakes, Giant’s own P-SLR1 WheelSystem technology and a beautiful matte finish, making you more than happy to stay in the saddle all day long.
For time trail and triathlon racing the Giant Trinity family offers a solid selection of bikes which are ready to be ridden. The manufacturer once again puts its faith in Shimano components and a composite frame, while the aerodynamic design is intended to reduce drag and lessen the impact of side winds while you race or attempt to improve upon your personal best.
For excellent competitive performance you will want to check out the Giant TCR models. The manufacturer is always improving upon its techniques for frame creation and at the moment it has equipped the TCR family with the lightest hardware yet while still managing to maintain stiffness and strength. This is sure to be important to anyone who wants to succeed in a race situation on the road.
Giant Hybrid Bikes
For road bikes which are tailored to an urban environment where commuting and load bearing are more important than speed and performance, Giant offers a number of different cycles. The Escape family is one of its broadest city-friendly ranges, encompassing alloy framed bikes with rack mount attachments and stylish yet affordable designs. Fitness fans might alternatively choose the Rapid range, which is geared towards giving you the perfect platform for burning off the pounds while getting from A to B.
Giant even produces a road bike which can be folded away for easier transportation, whether you are hopping on the train or packing it into your car. The Halfway is its impressively flexible city bike which features an alloy frame that folds along with a seven speed Shimano drivetrain and dinky double walled alloy rims wrapped in basic tyres.
Hybrid road bikes like the Twist can take on a variety of terrains and situations, while the retro chic looks of the Cypress will keep fashion fans happy thanks to the effortless style of a classic combined with modern features that will help on the morning commute. There are female iterations of almost every Giant road bike, along with women-specific exclusives like the Avail which are sensitive to the needs of lighter, smaller riders.