Giant is a long-standing brand in the cycling industry and is currently the largest bicycle manufacturer in the world. Having been operating since 1972, Giant is known for many industry-leading innovations, particularly in the road bike sector. Giant is focused on innovating the high end, as well as leading the performance for money in the mid to low price ranges. Check out our in-depth guide at the bottom of this page to help gain a better understanding of our list of Giant road bikes for sale!
Giant’s current range of performance road bikes are designed to meet a broad range of rider preferences. Each category is distinguished by a select frame model to highlight the specific design considerations.
Check out the 2017 Giant road range here.
The Propel is Giant’s most aerodynamic offering, engineered for maximum speed and efficiency to perform at the highest level of the sport. Catering to the racers that enjoy spending the day in the breakaway or sprinting at the end of the stage, this aerodynamically superior frame adopts many unique features, such as integrated brakes to reduce the drag and save energy at high speeds.
Giant’s most significant innovation over the years, especially regarding their road bikes, was the development of the compact road frame, which Giant named the ‘Total Compact Road’ or ‘TCR’ for short. This revolutionised the way many frames were manufactured, creating an extremely well balanced road option that is aerodynamic, lightweight and comfortable over a variety of terrain. The development of this style of frame geometry, a compact road frame with a smaller rear triangle and sloping top tube, was said to increase the stiffness of the frame and reduce weight, thus achieving a high stiffness to weight ratio.
The TCR Advanced is an extremely lightweight and stiff option, making it the perfect complement as Giant-Alpecin’s climbing and stage-race road option. Read more about the Giant TCR here.
Giant’s endurance range is designed to provide maximum comfort over longer distances, suitable for endurance and sportive events. Optimising a more relaxed geometry with a taller head tube and shorter reach, the Defy is perfect for those looking to spend long days in the saddle with maximum comfort, or those who are new to riding road bikes and are not yet accustomed to the more aggressive forward position that many road bikes promote.
Most Defy Advanced models have been designed with a focus on optimising disc brake control and smoothness.
A recent addition to the Giant family for 2017 is the Contend – an entry-level alloy road bike that is engineered for all round performance. Available in either rim or disc braking options, the Contend is extremely compliant and easy to control, similar to the Defy in design and offers a smooth, fast and fun ride option.
For further insight into this model, our Blog team has reviewed the 2017 Contend SL 1 Disc.
Giant’s Liv range is an innovative women’s specific range that is designed to better accommodate the different demands and preferences of female riders. The Envie and Avail closely resemble the Propel and Defy models mentioned above, but are essentially optimised for women’s specific geometry and design.
Giant’s carbon composite frames carry the ‘Advanced’ branding. Giant offers three tiers of Advanced frames.
In all relevant models, the Advanced SL headlines the series, and features Giant’s highest grade carbon fibers to produce a frames with high stiffness-to-weight ratios. These top-tier models are also typically equipped with top of the line specifications and components suitable for maximum performance.
The Advanced Pro frames share the same geometry as the relevant headline counterparts, but are built with a different grade of carbon material to provide a more affordable option.
Completing this range is the Advanced, Giant’s entry-level carbon composite models produced with the same carbon as the Advanced Pro, just with an alloy fork steerer.
BikeExchange has a huge selection of Giant road bikes for sale, offering models from the above categories to ensure you can best meet your individual rider demands and preferences! Also be sure to check out Giant’s expansive range of other bikes available on BikeExchange, like mountain bikes, time trial bikes, hybrids and more!