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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 1970s, realised 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.
What kind of cycling are you into?
Whatever the distance, whatever the terrain, whatever the speed – there’s a Giant for the job.
Go for a ride anywhere, any time and you’re bound to see a Giant bike out and about. Giant is a favourite 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 recognised 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 fibre, 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 fibre 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
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…
Envie Advanced 1: Welcome to the world’s first women’s specific aero road bike. Based on years of research and development as well as testing by the finest female speed-star (multi world champion Marianne Vos), this bike is F.A.S.T.
Envie Advanced 2: Aerodynamic innovations, Advanced-grade composite frame – this Envie also lives for speed.
Boasting design inspiration from Giant’s adult mountain bikes, XtC Jr. is perfect for getting young trail riders stoked on riding dirt. Featuring a lightweight aluminium frame, fast-rolling 20 or 24-inch wheels and trail-ready tyres, XtC Jr. is ready for adventure.
Anthem X 29er 0, Anthem X 29er 0 W, Anthem X 29er 1, Anthem X 29er 3, Anthem X 29er 4 W, Anthem X Advanced 29er 0, Anthem X Advanced 29er 1, Trance X 29er 0, Trance X 29er 00, Trance X 29er 1, Trance X 29er 2.
Boulder 1, Boulder 2, Boulder 3, Boulder 4, Boulder 1 W (Womens), Boulder 2 W (Womens), Boulder 3 W (Womens), Boulder 4 W (Womens), Roam XR 1, Roam XR 2, Roam XR W (Womens), Talon 0, Talon 1, Talon 1 W (Womens), Talon 2, Talon 2 W (Womens), XTC.
If you have any specific questions about Giant bicycles, the Giant bike range, or would simply like to hear more about what has made Giant Bicycles one of the worlds most popular brands in bicycles, please feel free to contact us directly.