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KING OF COMPOSITES

With more than 25 years of experience in carbon fiber engineering, plus a long history of rigorous testing and development with its professional athletes, Giant leads the way in composite bicycle technology. To meet the needs of performance riders—from professional racers to enthusiasts—Giant offers three grades of composite technology.

ADVANCED SL COMPOSITE TECHNOLOGY

Giant's Professional-grade raw cabon material is woven in our own composite factory to creat the most cutting-edge frames available today. These frames feature the most advanced engineering and construction methods:

MATERIALS: Professional-grade grade raw carbon with the highest stiffness-to-weight ratio available today.

RESIN: Professional-grade formula with Carbon Nanotube Technology (CNT), a microscopic polymer added to Giant's custom blended resin*. Like miniature buttresses, CNT strengthens the layers of composite. Frames featuring CNT are 14 percent more impact-resistant than those without it.

FUSION PROCESS: This complex process involves hand weaving the toptube and seattube together, then re-molding the area under heat and high pressure to unify the junction, resulting in a lighter, stronger frame than those with traditional molding.

CONTINUOUS FIBER TECHNOLOGY: This manufacturing process allows Giant to construct the front triangle of Advanced SL bicycles* with larger, and therefore fewer, sections of composite material. With fewer pieces and junctions, the frames are up to 100 grams lighter and significantly stronger.

*Found on select 2014 framesets

ADVANCED COMPOSITE TECHNOLOGY

Giant's High Performance-grade raw carbon fiber is used to produce custom composite material in our own composite factory. Extremely lightweight, stiff and compliant, these handcrafted frames feature the following materials and processes:

MATERIALS: High Performance-grade raw carbon material features an excellent stiffness-to-weight ratio.

RESIN: High Performance formula provides excellent void minimization (bubbles) while maintaining outstanding strength. And vibration absorbing particles are added to help disperse road shock.

MODIFIED MONOCOQUE CONSTRUCTION: The front triangle (downtube, headtube, toptube, seattube) is assembled and molded as one continuous piece. This front half is then joined to the rear chainstays and seatstays in a secondary process. This process eliminates the outermost woven composite sheet to reduce weight without affecting ride quality, strength or stiffness.

GIANT COMPOSITE TECHNOLOGY

Performance-grade raw carbon fiber is used to create the material for these lightweight, stiff and compliant framesets. Blending performance and value, this technology features the following materials and construction processes:

MATERIALS: Performance-grade raw carbon features best-in-class stiffness-to-weight ratios.

RESIN: Performance formula provides void minimization (bubbles) while maintaining optimal strength.

MODIFIED MONOCOQUE CONSTRUCTION: The front triangle (downtube, headtube, toptube, seattube) is assembled and molded as one continuous piece. This front half is then joined to the rear chainstays and seatstays in a secondary process. Modified Monocoque Construction eliminates the outermost woven composite sheet to reduce weight without affecting ride quality, strength or stiffness.

COMPOSITE TECHNOLOGIES

  Lightweight Performance Grade Material/Resin Lighter Weight High Performance Grade  Material/Resin Lightest Weight Professional Grade Material/Resin

Modified Monocoque Construction

Fusion Process CNT Resin Technology Continuous Fiber Technology Giant Factory Built
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Advanced   x   x       x
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