If you’ve ever been in search of the holy grail of bikes, the one that can do everything, then you may have come across the Giant AnyRoad. Designed to take on road, gravel, dirt and everything in between, it’s the ideal do it all machine. Cyclist magazine got their hands on one for an in-depth review, awarding it four out of five stars and calling it “stacks of fun”.
First up, tester Marc Abbott looked at the groupset offered with the AnyRoad 1 model; “Giant have raised the bar a notch over the Specialized and Viking, by using Shimano Tiagra groupset components on the Anyroad.” Abbott continued “It handles dire road surfaces with ease, partly thanks to its lengthy seatpost and low-pressure 30c tyres, and doesn’t even disgrace itself on some tarmac climbs (that 34x34 smallest gear really comes into its own on a bike that weighs more than 10kg).”
Overall, Marc Abbott found the AnyRoad to be a fun and versatile bike, summing up the review with “Giant has built a bike that claims to be able to take the rough with the smooth, widely extending the choice of road surface or terrain you can ride in comfort.”