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ENGINEERING A BETTER WHEEL

Superlight, stiff and fast. Giant WheelSystems are engineered to optimize weight and stiffness, and produce maximum power transfer.

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 rough terrain.

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 internals.

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 Compatible.

Benefit: Improved rim strength and stiffness with lower rotational mass. Reliable, lightweight performance to help you ride better.