The design philosophy behind Giant WheelSystems is called System Engineered Performance. Engineers studied the ways that the components—rims, hubs, spokes and other small parts—affect each other. They then developed parts that work together, as part of a system, to delver best-in-class performance.
1RECTANGULAR LEVERAGE ANGLE
Features: The design and engineering teams studied how wheels reacted under various loads: pedaling, braking and cornering. This resulted in strategic placement of the spokes at a near 90-degree angle between the hub and rim.
Benefit: Optimizes rotational stiffness for maximum pedaling power and minimal wheel windup. The overall stiff feel of the WheelSystem also results in more direct braking response for increased traction and control.
2OPTIMIZED ANCHOR POINT
Features: Today’s drivetrains feature
10 or more gears on the rear cassette,
reducing critical space needed to
maintain stiffness and strength in the
rear wheel. Rethinking the spoke and
hub flange on the driveside, the design
team cleverly increased the driveside
bracing angle nearly 2mm without
affecting required gear spacing.
Benefit: Boosts lateral stiffness for
a stronger, stiffer wheel that tracks
more accurately. The result is better
cornering and control, especially on
3PRECISION HUB INTERNALS
Features: To ensure all Giant
WheelSystems meet performance and
reliability expectations, the design team
created proprietary hub shells featuring
race-proven Swiss-engineered hub
Benefit: Dependable performance
in demanding conditions. Plus all
hub parts are readily available and
serviceable by your local Giant retailer.
4CUTTING-EDGE DESIGN AND MATERIALS
Features: All Giant WheelSystems
feature cutting-edge materials:
composite, scandium or high-strength
proprietary aluminum alloys that are
specifically tuned to complement
the complete system. All rim designs
are Tubeless Ready or Tubeless
Benefit: Improved rim strength and
stiffness with lower rotational mass.
Reliable, lightweight performance to
help you ride better.