Giant is the leading producer of high performance bikes to improve your riding experience. You can find the following core technologies in our bikes and gear.
Advanced Composite Technology
Giant’s High Performance Grade raw carbon material is used to produce this custom frame material in our own composite factory with a high stiffness-to-weight ratio. The front triangle of these framesets is assembled and molded as one continuous piece in a proprietary manufacturing process called Modified Monocoque Construction.
Advanced Composite SL Technology
Giant’s Professional Grade raw carbon material is woven in our own composite factory using our most advanced engineering and construction methods including: Continuous Fiber Technology to add strength while reducing weight; Carbon Nanotube Technology resin to improve impact resistance; and Fusion Process for lighter, stronger frame junctions.
Advanced Forged Composite Technology
A state-of-the-art high-pressure molding process is used to produce complex-shaped carbon fiber components that are lighter, stiffer and stronger than similar components made from aluminum. This technology is used in critical performance parts such as Maestro Suspension rocker links.
ALUXX Aluminium Technology
This Performance level frame material features 6061 alloy with single-butted tubes to produce strong, lightweight framesets for a variety of different bikes and riding styles.
ALUXX SL Aluminium Technology
This High-Performance level, state-of-the-art aluminum material is made predominantly from 6011 alloy and delivers best-in-class strength-to-weight ratios. These framesets also feature unique welding technologies for a high-performance ride quality.
ALUXX SLR Aluminium Technology
This superlight Pro level aluminum material is made predominantly from 6011 alloy and delivers the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any Giant aluminum frameset. State-of-the-art microscopic grain manipulation and advanced butting allows for 20 percent thinner and lighter tube shapes than ALUXX SL framesets.
AeroSystem Shaping Technology
Through CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) and wind-tunnel data, engineers optimize each tube shape to deliver superior aerodynamic performance.
CoMax Composite Technology
This proprietary blend of pure carbon fiber and fiber-reinforced polymer allows Giant engineers to design framesets that deliver comfort, efficiency and lightweight performance, with a ride quality that’s tuned for sport and fitness riders.
Compact Road Design
Introduced by Giant with the professional Team ONCE in the 1990s, Compact Road revolutionized the look and feel of high-performance road bikes forever. A downward sloping toptube (from the headtube to the seattube) creates smaller front and rear triangles for a lighter, stiffer bike. It also makes it easier for riders of all sizes to have a perfect fit.
Compliance Tuned Technology
Specific composite layup and tube shaping, including ultra-thin and flattened seatstays, a low seatstay/seattube junction, and thin, slightly curved fork legs combine for a balanced, compliant ride quality and reduced rider fatigue.
The D-Fuse seatpost and handlebar were designed to function as a system, absorbing road shocks and vibrations so you can ride farther, faster.
"The city-style Carrier EnergyPak helps you ride with more comfort and ease, providing 400Wh and 500WH of power. This means you can ride farther with the comfort of knowing you will reach your destination. This type of battery is positioned on the carrier of a city E-bike"
Future-proof with the new downtube EnergyPak. This updated EnergyPak is mounted in the downtube of our E-bikes. The biggest difference from the side release and top pull EnergyPak is a more minimalist downtube design. This makes it more integrated and streamlined with the rest of the E-bike frame.
The side release EnergyPak can be removed from the frame by moving it sideways. This allows for more compact frame designs, lower stand-over heights and XS sizes. The side release batteries have a capacity of 400Wh and 500Wh and are used on mountain and trekking E-bikes
The top pull EnergyPak is well designed and integrated into the frameset while the lithium-ion core features a high energy density. Streamlined integration with the downtube and top tube provide a clean, modern profle. Top pull EnergyPaks come with a 400Wh and 500Wh capacity and are used on Giant E-MTBs and trekking E-bikes
A proven “single-pivot” design that uses the flexing action of the chainstay/seatstay junction to produce a lightweight and durable suspension system with 4.7 inches/120mm of rear travel.
Three simple size adjustments allow select Giant Youth models to expand as young riders grow, which extends the lifespan of the bike and ensures proper fit over a longer period of time.
Designed as a key performance factor in the overall frameset, the integrated seatpost saves up to 45 grams compared to standard composite posts, while improving aerodynamics and adding road-smoothing compliance.
Internal Seatpost Clamp
A lightweight, all-internal seatpost locking mechanism provides confident clamping force with clean performance and aesthetics.
Hybrid Cycling Technology
Hybrid Cycling Technology is a system that combines electric power with human power to produce a smart, natural and powerful E-bike riding experience. It’s an integrated group of technologies that includes our RideControl control unit, EnergyPak battery systems and SyncDrive motor.
A massive rectangular downtube and oversized toptube work in unison to provide superior front end lateral and torsional steering precision. The precisely engineered, rectangular shaped downtube yields unprecedented steering and pedaling stiffness.
The most advanced steerer tube technology in today’s Giant bikes. Designed to offer unprecedented front-end steering performance, the system’s oversized headset bearings (1 1/2” lower, 1 1/4” upper) and tapered steerer tube work in harmony to provide supreme steering stiffness.
Giant’s original oversized fork steerer tube technology. Designed to provide precise front-end steering performance, the system’s oversized headset bearings (1 1/4” lower and 1 1/8” upper for road, 1 1/2” lower and 1 1/8” upper for mountain) and tapered steerer tube work in conjunction to provide optimal steering stiffness.
PedalPlus 6-Sensor Technology
Giant’s new PedalPlus 6-sensor technology is used in SyncDrive Life motor technology and features an additional slope detection sensor and accelerometer. While the PedalPlus 6-sensor technology can detect slopes, it also offers an automatic smart support mode function, which helps riders experience a more effortless ride experience. This new sensor technology calculates the amount of torque, cadence, slope and speed and, based on these calculations, determines the amount of motor output the rider needs.
TORQUE SENSOR TECHNOLOGY
The torque sensor reacts to pedal pressure. The more pressure you apply to the pedals, the more support you get from the motor. It precisely measures this force so that the motor can deliver a seamless power boost
SPEED SENSOR TECHNOLOGY
The speed sensor works independently from the pressure you are putting on the pedals. It precisely measures the speed the rider is traveling
MOTOR AND PEDAL ROTATION SENSORS
Allows the motor to run as smoothly and seamlessly as possible.
SLOPE DETECTION SENSOR TECHNOLOGY
Calculates the steepness of a slope the bike is on, and the amount of acceleration or deceleration the rider puts in. Based on the slope measurement, combined with the other factors, the system is able to automatically adjust motor output.
Measures the amount of acceleration or deceleration the rider puts in. Based on the amount of acceleration, combined with the other factors, the system is able to automatically adjust motor output.
The PedalPlus 4-sensor technology system combines speed and torque sensors with motor and pedal rotation sensors to produce consistent power across the entire gear range. It precisely measures the amount of force a rider is applying to the pedals so that the motor delivers a seamless power boost.
A massively oversized bottom-bracket/chainstay area features a fully integrated, 86-millimeter wide bottom-bracket design (92-millimeterwide for off-road bikes). Asymmetric chainstays provide additional stiffness on the driveside and stability on the non-driveside.
Tracking your power output and training data has never been easier. The all-new Power Pro system from Giant delivers accurate information with an integrated system that’s precise, reliable and simple to set up. The most effective training is smart training, so start training with power.
RideControl Charge combines all functions in one device. It displays the EnergyPak capacity, which power assist mode is being used, and speed or total distance. Its sleek design provides an ergonomic, handlebar-mounted control center so that the support levels can be accessed easily and comfortably. RideControl Charge also offers convenient charging with its user-friendly USB charger. And now Giant E-bikes can be wheeled along more easily with our new Walk-Assist function.
RideControl EVO represents state-of-the-art design and aesthetics. Clean, rounded corners give it an elegant look and feel. And with its aluminum housing, the RideControl EVO is more shockproof and durable, even on rough terrain. The RideControl EVO can be connected with Bluetooth by our dealers and offers USB charging possibilities. The Bluetooth connectivity makes sure the RideControl can be updated—meaning you’ll always be up to date with the latest software technology.
RideControl ONE takes your E-bike riding experience to new levels with integrated button controls and a clean handlebar free of any display. The E-bikes equipped with RideControl ONE can connect with the Giant E-bike App to function as your E-bike display
This frame comes prepared to accept the Giant RideSense sensor and accompanying hardware.
Giant’s chainstay integrated, wireless data transmitter. The removable transmitter sends wheel speed and cadence information directly to any ANT+ compatible computer.
SyncDrive Pro powered by Yamaha is designed for high-performance E-bike riding. Giant tuned the motor to make it more powerful, producing a performance-oriented riding style. The lightweight, compact SyncDrive Pro motor is used primarily on Giant’s high-performance models.
Innovation, manufacturing expertise and a motor system powered by Yamaha all combine to expand any rider’s abilities. SyncDrive Sport offers three support modes and is equipped on E-bikes that are used for both everyday riding and for more demanding off-road riding. This small mid-drive motor delivers a massive maximum 80Nm of torque and is widely acclaimed for its performance and reliability.
The Giant SyncDrive Life is the ideal solution for E-bikes with low step-through frames. This compact, mid-drive motor ensures perfect weight distribution, which makes the E-bike more stable and balanced. Centralized mass leads to a natural weight balance while riding and while stopped. SyncDrive Life helps you ride with comfort and freedom, delivering a maximum 60Nm (Newton Meters) of torque with proven performance and reliability.
This proprietary seatpost design offers an optimized balance of light weight, superior ride quality and simple adjustment to enhance the total race performance of the TCR road range.
This full-composite, lightweight and highly aerodynamic seatpost is engineered specifically for performance road riding.
Dynamic Balanced Lacing
Engineered with more leverage on the “pulling” spoke and less on the “pushing” spoke, DBL technology maximizes the performance of the wheel while it’s in a dynamic state by forming a perfect balance of spoke tension to deliver optimal transmission stiffness and braking performance.
Dynamic Cycling Fit
Cycling gear that functions best while in motion. That’s the idea behind Dynamic Cycling Fit (DCF), an overarching design philosophy that lifts premium new products in Giant’s gear collection to a higher level of performance, fit and comfort.
ExoBeam is a unique sole technology that combines stiffness in the forefoot, where most of a rider’s power is applied, with strategically engineered flex zones that reduce tension and strain in the lower leg by allowing the foot to move in a more natural way. ExoBeam puts the stiffness where it needs to be and allows just enough flex in other areas of the shoe.
The ExoFlex toe area allows the front of the foot to flex naturally, which boosts comfort and stability on uneven terrain. And a wide, full-coverage rubber tread gives the shoe a sure-footed feel in dry or wet conditions.
ExoWrap works in harmony with the ExoBeam to produce a unique 360-degree foot enclosure for customizable fit and support. While most shoe enclosures simply pull the foot down toward the sole, ExoWrap fully supports the foot by also pulling up.
Motion Efficiency System combines a stiff and efficient pedaling platform with just enough torsional flex to reduce pressure and strain in the lower leg. The result is a more natural foot movement during the pedal stroke to optimize comfort, power transfer and efficiency.
The MIPS BPS (Brain Protection System) is designed to add protection in helmets against the rotational motion. The rotational motion is a combination of rotational energy (angular velocity) and rotational forces (from angular acceleration) that both affects the brain and increases the risk for minor and severe brain injuries. MIPS BPS has been scientifically proven to reduce rotational motion when implemented in a helmet by absorbing and redirecting rotational energies and forces transferred to the brain.
Giant’s free-flowing high-elastic particles are inserted into two separate pockets that mold to each rider’s unique pelvic contact condition to provide further comfort and support. The particles deform more easily under pressure, providing superior comfort and high rebound performance, resulting in reduced pressure points across a broader contact area.
Wind protection, durable waterrepellent finishes and laminations are engineered to fend off windy and rainy conditions, while including breathability to assistance your body in regulation of body temperature.
ThermTextura™ fabric incorporates all the benefits of TransTextura™ fabric by transferring body moisture from inside while insulating you from the cold air outside.
Permanent denier gradient transfer technology uses capillary action to pull moisture away from the skin to the fabric surface for rapid evaporation and quick drying. • Heat Ventilation • Moisture Transfer • Highly Breathable • Highly Strechable • Perspiration Capillary Action
Fewer flat tires. Greater traction. Less rolling resistance and a smoother, faster ride. Giant’s Tubeless System makes it easier than ever to experience all these benefits.
Giant Contact series saddles all feature the UniClip system mount. UniClip is a unique, proprietary design that enhances the overall aesthetic of the bike while providing a secure mounting system for exclusive Giant accessories.