Fast, efficient and lightweight for long rides through mountain backroads but still tough and durable for big days across relentless gravel, the all-new, go-anywhere CXR 1 represents the evolution of versatile wheel performance.

Key Performance Factors

Light & Durable

Optimized carbon lay-up places high-tensile strength carbon fiber at the most crucial points, ensuring a robust structure at a class-leading weight

Fast & Efficient

Dynamic Balanced Lacing technology ensures spokes are set for optimal tension when pedaling, resulting in enhanced durability and transmission efficiency, creating a stiffer, more efficient wheel that winds up fast and carries more speed

Hookless Rim Design

Giant Hookless Technology further enhances the rim’s durability with a more consistent carbon fiber structure and a rounder tire shape for better grip and handling as well as added sidewall support when cornering.



Since its first incarnation on our cyclocross bikes back in 2014, the CXR 1 has accompanied riders as they took their 'cross and road bikes farther and faster across more demanding terrain, right into the whole new discipline of gravel riding and racing. Now, what began life in the mud and grime of the CX course has evolved into the next generation of all-purpose wheel, combining class-leading weight and stiffness for on-road performance with maximum strength and durability for gravel and dirt.

CXR 1 WheelSystem with interactive tooltips