THE EVOLUTION OF CONTROL
As the first manufacturer to bring the tapered headtube to market - with the 2006 Glory mountain bike - Giant knows a thing or two about inventing solutions for improved steering precision. The original OverDrive technology resulted in groundbreaking stiffness-to-weight ratios, and now Giant is doing it again with an all-new standard: OverDrive 2.
The original OverDrive technology has stood the test of time. Up to 15 percent stiffer than straight-steerer frame-and-fork combos, its benefi ts are well documented. But in an effort to evolve, and to continue pushing beyond established performance boundaries, Giant engineers went back to the drawing board. It was time for an entirely new technology. It was time for OverDrive 2. This is the new standard—the results speak for themselves.
FEATURES: Giant’s all-new oversize fork steerer-tube technology. Oversize headset bearings and a tapered steerer tube work in harmony to offer unprecedented steering performance with no additional weight. Both road and mountain versions feature massive 1 1/4-inch top and 1 1/2-inch bottom bearings.
BENEFIT: Compared to the already stiff OverDrive system, OverDrive 2 provides up to 30 percent more torsional steering stiffness. This huge leap forward translates into industry-leading steering precision. Whether you’re sprinting for the finish or cornering hard in the most demanding conditions, you can ride with more power and confidence.
FEATURES: Giant’s original oversize fork steerer-tube technology. Designed to provide solid front-end steering performance, the system’s oversize headset bearings and tapered steerer tube provide optimal steering stiffness. Road models feature 1 1/8-inch top and 1 1/4-inch bottom bearings while the mountain version features 1 1/8-inch top and 1 1/2-inch bottom bearings.
BENEFIT: OverDrive provides up to 15 percent more torsional steering stiffness than straight steerer-tube designs. This translates into much more accurate steering input from a rider’s hands, through the handlebar and stem and down to the front wheel. Whether hammering uphill or carving through a corner, OverDrive transmits input directly to the front wheel—exactly where it’s needed.