With the intention to create the ultimate cycling experience for all riders, all over the world, Giant set out to be the industry leader.
Giant quickly rose to the top with innovations to improve riding on all levels.
WHO IS GIANT?
Giant was founded in 1972 in Taiwan by King Liu and Tony Lo. It wasn’t until nine years later that their first production hit the market. They quickly took advantage of other industry expert designs and improved them.
While Kestrel may have the first all-carbon design, Giant was the first to use computer aided design for carbon frames. In 1995, they diversified and started producing mountain bikes.
In 2004 Giant incorporated Maestro suspension and revolutionized off road capabilities. By 2010 they were winning awards for nearly every design they created and introduced Liv/Giant in 2011. Liv/Giant specializes in designs specifically built for women.
Giant - popular Bike Models
Boasting well over twenty different models, Giant has created a bike and riding style for everyone.
The Contend was designed to be a performance all-around with entry level road riders in mind. Professionals also feel at home with its endurance enabled seating position. The Bike is made from an all-aluminum frame with rim brakes and Shimano shifters.
TCX Advanced Pro
The Giant TCX Cyclocross bike offers speed, comfort and reliability in any conditions. Sporting hydraulic disc brakes and Schwable X-1 tires, the ride allows for quick stops under full control, even in mud. TCX Pro models SRAM drivetrains for expedited acceleration and unique shifting control.
The Cypress DX is a popular model for casual riders that want to venture off now and again. If offers an upright position for better view and an all-aluminum frame for even weight and complete control.
The Cypress DX is an affordable daily commuter or weekend ride for any skill level and any age.
One of the most popular off-road bikes by Giant, the Talon XC provides riders with not only a comfortable ride, but full control with enough room in the cockpit for easy maneuverability. Shimano drive trains and hydraulic disc brakes mean full control in any conditions.
The all-aluminum frame is light enough to climb and sturdy enough for downhill competitions.
The Giant Defy is a series of performance orianted high-quality rugged road bikes highly suitable for endurance challenges. For more info check out our in-depth Giant Defy Review.
The Giant Propel is a series of bikes designed for serious racing. The series consists of four models which you can read more about in our Giant Propel Review.
The Giant Stance 1 is a full suspension mountain bike equipped with a light frame and other high-quality parts. The Stance 1 shines on single track trails, for a deeper dive into this bike check out our Stance 1 Review.