In a world flooded with composite technology, Giant’s legendary fO Composite process stands alone. Born over eighteen years ago in Giant’s own Taiwan-based “Techno Centre” engineering lab, Meta Composite continues to improve through Giant’s exhaustive materials research, state-of-the-art manufacturing development and world-class field testing.
fO Composite is Giant’s proprietary composite technology, developed to achieve a superior balance between the three things serious riders hold in the highest regard: stiffness, light weight and ride quality. It’s a difficult juggling act to keep these three elements in perfect harmony. Get it wrong and you’ll end up with a bike that’s too flexy, too harsh, or too heavy. Get it right, and you’ll have a bike that accelerates like a rocket, efficiently transfers energy and soaks up performance-robbing vibration for all-day comfort.
What makes fO Composite stand out from the other “me-too” composite technologies currently on the market is that Giant - and Giant alone - controls the entire process start to finish, from the countless field-testing hours, to the meticulous engineering conducted by Giant’s own engineering staff, to the hand lay-up of composite frames at the Giant C-Tech factory. Giant is proud that it can pass fO Composite on to the rider who demands a lighter, laterally stiffer and more vertically compliant ride from their bicycle.
It’s these improvements that enable Giant to craft the best-performing composite bicycles on and off the road. fO Composite’s superior performance begins with bare carbon thread and ends in an entirely handmade frame constructed of strategically layered, Uni-Directional (UD) carbon. At Giant, this combination of painstaking process and a proprietary material selection is more than just materials and technology - it’s a promise of superior quality and performance that no other major brand can make. That’s the fO Composite promise.