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.
Giant is the leading producer of high performance products to improve your riding experience. You can find the following core technologies and features on our bicycles and gear.
Bike Technologies & Features
Advanced Composite Technology
Advanced SL Composite Technology
Professional Grade raw carbon fiber is woven in our composite factory to produce our lightest, stiffest and highest quality frames. This is the technology used by Giant’s pro racers in almost every cycling discipline.
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 Aluminum 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 Aluminum 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 Aluminum 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.
This range extender can boost total capacity by 250Wh. It has all the latest technologies combined with an up-to-date design that fits a select number of bikes. It has smart technology so it automatically turns on when your battery loses power, giving you peace of mind that you can reach your destination.
FlexPoint Suspension Technology
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.
FlexPoint Pro Suspension Technology
Developed as a superlight rear suspension setup for XC bikes that demand efficiency, control and responsive handling, FlexPoint Pro is a linkage-driven, single-pivot system that delivers 100mm of rear-wheel travel. It’s engineered with a full-composite swingarm that significantly reduces overall frame weight.
Flip Chip - Maestro
The flip chip allows riders to quickly adjust the geometry of their Maestro-equipped mountain bike to better suit how and where they ride. It lets riders change the headtube/seattube angles and bottom bracket height via eccentric (offset, two-position) hardware located on the upper rocker arm.
Flip Chip - Maestro 3
This all-new technology allows riders to quickly adjust the geometry and choose a rear wheel size (29-inch or 27.5-inch) for their riding style and terrain. It’s available on select Maestro-equipped mountain bikes. The adjustment affects head tube and seat tube angles, bottom bracket height, and rear-wheel size using eccentric flip chip hardware located on the upper rocker arm of the rear suspension.
Flip Chip - Dropout
Allows riders to quickly adjust the geometry and rear-wheel tire clearance with eccentric, offset two-position hardware in the rear wheel dropouts.
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.
Maestro Suspension Technology
Four strategically positioned pivot points and two linkages all work together to create a single floating pivot for the most active, efficient and independent suspension system on the trail.
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.
Found inside the head tube of the all-new Propel range, the D-shaped fork steerer tube and corresponding spacers provide an extremely aerodynamic, easier to service system of internally routed brake and derailleur cables.
A massively oversized bottom-bracket/chainstay area features a fully integrated, 86-millimeter wide bottom-bracket design (92-millimeter wide for off-road bikes). Asymmetric chainstays provide additional stiffness on the driveside and stability on the non-driveside.
Giant’s chainstay integrated, wireless data transmitter. The removable transmitter sends wheel speed and cadence information directly to any ANT+ compatible computer.
This frame comes prepared to accept the Giant RideSense sensor and accompanying hardware.
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.
Vector Integrated Seatpost
The integrated vector seatpost saves weight compared to standard composite posts, while improving aerodynamics and adding road-smoothing compliance.
E-Bike Technologies & Features
Giant’s latest EnergyPak battery systems feature streamlined designs that are integrated with the E-bike for a sleek and modern profile. Giant E-bikes offer several different EnergyPak options including the EnergyPak Smart and EnergyPak. Each one is designed to optimize the E-bike experience for a specific style of riding.
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.
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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.
This two-in-one unit features buttons to control support modes plus an integrated color display. You can check range, battery level and support mode, along with standard cycling data such as speed and distance without having to another screen to the E-bike. It also has an ANT+ connection so you can connect a heart rate monitor and other fitness devices.
RideControl Ergo takes your E-bike riding experience to new levels with optimized controls and a clean handlebar layout. The robust buttons are designed to use in all conditions with a comfortable feel and grip. The controls are thoughtfully designed with new LED lighting that shows your battery level and lets you switch between five support modes (Power, Sport, Active, Basic, Eco). It’s also compatible with the new RideDash EVO, an integrated display that mounts on the handlebar/stem area and shows important ride date such as speed, distance and navigation.
RideControl Ergo 2
This new control unit is optimized for city and trekking bikes that don’t have front derailleur or dropper seatpost levers on the handlebar. It’s optimized for ergonomics, with larger buttons that are easy to reach. LEDs indicating battery level and support mode make it a standalone control unit that doesn’t require a display. A smaller 6mm connector makes it possible to have internal handlebar cable routing.
RideControl Ergo 3
This updated control system features clean buttons that are integrated with the handlebar grips. You can install the three-button control on the left or right side, making it easy to switch power modes. You also have the option of adding a second control on the other side. Using the RideControl App, you can configure it to your own personal preferences.
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.
Available on premium Giant E-Bikes, RideControl Go features a multipurpose button integrated into the top tube. Colored LEDs allow you to switch power modes from the top tube and keep a clean handlebar setup. The lights also display battery level and support mode.
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
The RideDash EVO is completely revised for 2021. It has a sportier outlook with a full-color display and graphics showing new functionalities to enhance the E-bike riding experience. It has handlebar/stem integration options and a reliable, wired connection. The low-profile screen shows ride information including speed, distance, battery range and Navigation, heart rate and fitness require the app to be connected.
For our E-bikes equipped with RideControl One ANT+ or with Smart Gateway technology, the RideDash Plus unit can be used as an additional display. It shows important information including range, battery level and support mode along with standard cycling data like speed, distance and trip information. The RideDash Plus offers a larger screen and more modern design compared to the RideDash.
All SyncDrive motors have Smart Assist technology, which adjusts the support to match the rider’s needs. By using information from multiple sensors, both rider input and terrain feedback are used to determine the optimal amount of pedaling assistance. SyncDrive is the only e-bike system that utilizes both rider input and terrain feedback. It gives you a smooth, natural riding experience with ample power when you need it, while also conserving power when you don’t need as much.
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.
SyncDrive Pro System
The SyncDrive Pro system, powered by the new Shimano EP8 motor, is a customized powertrain with 85Nm that produces smooth acceleration on paved roads, gravel or dirt. You can switch support modes using Shimano Di2 shift levers, allowing for a clean cockpit setup without an additional control unit.
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.
SyncDrive Core is a compact and lightweight motor, making it ideal for E-bikes used for daily transportation or recreation. It has Smart Assist technology, featuring six sensors including a slope detection sensor and an accelerometer. These sensors allow the motor to produce power based on rider input and the terrain, so there is no need to select a certain assist mode. You can simply ride the same way you normally would, but
with more power. The result is an extremely comfortable and natural riding experience. SyncDrive Core delivers a very quiet performance that’s also powerful, with tunable support ratios up to 360 percent.
SyncDrive Move is an all-new front hub motor that is lightweight and extremely quiet. Ideal for city bikes and recreational riding, it delivers up to 20Nm of power output and five support levels (Power, Sport, Active, Basic, Eco) to help riders accelerate with speed, climb hills with less effort, and maintain speed while riding against the wind. SyncDrive Move also features Smart Assist technology, which uses five sensors to determine the exact amount of pedaling support needed for a smooth, natural riding experience
SyncDrive Move Rear
This rear hub motor delivers up to 30Nm of pedal assistance in a lightweight, quiet system. It features 3 support levels (Power, Active, Eco) to help riders climb hills with less effort. It also features Smart Assist technology, which uses five sensors to determine the exact amount of pedaling support needed for a smooth, natural riding experience.
Gear Technologies & Features
BRS BERENIS GRAVEL™
More compact compared to a traditional road cycling pad to provide freedom of movement on transitions from road to off-road.
Crest 34 Suspension Fork
Building on our over 40 years of expertise in the science of bicycle and bicycle component manufacturing, Giant introduces the Crest, our all-new, fully tunable suspension fork that brings plush action and precise control to more riders everywhere.
TransTextura Plus™ technology with 4-way stretch fabric provides moisture management and permanent anti-odor and antibacterial properties as super density foam provides outstanding support and compliance.
- Dynamic Cycling Fit (DCF) compatible chamois design for maximum comfort
- 12mm 3D thickness and 200k – thin density memory foam promotes vibration damping
- TransTextura Plus™ technology with 4-way stretch fabric provides excellent moisture management
Dynamic Balanced Lacing
Since its introduction in 2015, Dynamic Balanced Lacing (DBL) has been the cornerstone of Giant WheelSystems. DBL ensures that spokes are set for optimal tension when under dynamic load, resulting in enhanced durability and pedaling efficiency. The enlarged DBL hub flange also increases the spoke bracing angles, which boosts overall torsional/transmission and lateral stiffness for better power transfer and more stable sprinting.
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.
Giant’s EasyRide Tubeless (ERT) technology is an easy solution for Sport-level riders who ride occasionally for light fitness or go on weekend adventures and are seeking the advantages of tubeless tire without the expensive upgrade or mess. A special integrated liner creates air chamber that functions similar to a tube so it is easier to pump up your tires—think, more user-friendly, value-oriented and safety than performance and speed.
E.I.T Liege features a minimalist shape with only the smoothest top layer of the pad in contact with the rider. The central perennial channel provides stability in the saddle and pressure relief on soft tissue to improve blood flow.
- Male specific according to anthropometrical measurements
- Perforated central insert of 120kg/m3 density, for great breathability and protection
- Elastic Interface ECO Cube fabric: soft microfiber with its distinctive “cube” pattern and improved sweat absorption
- Central channel for improved blood flow and pressure relief
- Ultra-fast drying and featuring anti-odor and antibacterial functions Certified Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex
- 3-layer 3D shape
Featuring multi-directional curvature and a smooth surface, it provides a great fit, enhanced stability and as well as gradual transition areas. The central channel is engineered according to specific anthropometrical parameters that support male anatomy while in saddle, relieving pressure and favoring blood flow.
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.
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.
Hookless Rim Design
Hookless rim design enhances overall durability, offers a wider inner rim width without adding extra weight and also helps create a more round tire shape providing superior grip and handling as well as added sidewall support when cornering. Additionally, without the rim hook to “push” the tire bead inward, hookless rim design offers a more seamless airflow between the tire and the sidewall of the rim, resulting in less drag and improved aero performance when compared to standard hook-type rims.
Low Friction Hub
Giant uses precision machined internals to eliminate the power loss that occurs through the pressure from the hub internals on the bearings, reducing friction and minimizing rolling resistance.
Motion Efficiency System
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.
Mips Air Node™
Mips Air Node™ is a super light and slim helmet security system that moves 10-15 mm in relation to the helmet’s energy-absorbing layer, reducing the rotational forces that are otherwise transmitted to the brain during impact. Fully integrated into the helmet’s padding, Mips Air Node™ is as light as possible and designed to fit each individual helmet model and size, making it virtually invisible until needed.
Magnetic Fidlock® helmet buckles are intuitive, pinch-free and can be opened or closed with one hand, even while wearing gloves.
The MIK (Mounting is Key) rack system is a revolutionary key installed rack system that locks your bag to your bike rack, making it hard for thieves to steal but easy for you to remove.
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.
Power training shouldn’t be a mystery to be solved only by the pros with expensive equipment. Easy to set up, easy to use and easy to read, the all-new Power Halo is bringing metric-based training to all riders.
Tracking your power output and training data has never been easier. The Power Pro system 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.
PROCOMFOR™ chamois is designed and constructed by CUORE to give elite racers and serious riders a tailor-made fit. This is the most technologically advanced chamois in the Giant line, with multi-density foam for comfort, carbon yarn for increased breathability and Swiss made Schoeller® performance fabric for maximum moisture transfer.
- TransTextura™ technology provides the rider with maximum heat dispersion for superior comfort during the ride
- A combination of lightweight hand cut and 3D molded chamois give state-of-the-art fit and optimal performance advantage
- Engineered to stay in the perfect position through pedaling motion
- Welded seams connect the upper and lower portion of the bib resulting in excellent comfort and reduced chafing
Wind protection, durable water-repellent finishes and laminations are engineered to fend off windy and rainy conditions, while remaining breathable to assist your body in regulation of body temperature.
Enhanced performance benefits from the addition of dependable weather-protective sealed seams provide a true waterproof construction.
ShieldTextura fabric is specially engineered with high density fish-scale pattern knitting for an authentic look and soft feel with enhanced abrasion resistance and toughness.
Special laminate construction fabric features three perforated layers of memory foam increases breathability and vibration dampening, providing all-day comfort and support.
- 12mm perforated 3D multi-thickness design with a 700k-thick, medium-density memory foam offering exceptional breathability and anti-odor properties
- Dynamic Cycling Fit (DCF) compatible chamois design for maximum comfort
- TransTextura Plus™ technology with 4-way stretch fabric provides excellent moisture management
SXC Suspension Fork
The SXC 32 fork sets a new benchmark for sport-level suspension performance. With a chassis directly derived from the acclaimed Crest fork and featuring a forged crown and hollow bridge lowers, the SXC 32 offers a superior combination of robust strength, suspension performance and light weight.
ThermTextura™ fabric incorporates all the benefits of TransTextura™ fabric by transferring body moisture from inside while insulating you from the cold air outside.
- Moisture Transfer
- Heat Retention
- Air Insulation
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.
All of the benefits of TransTexura™ with the addition of anti-microbial functionality to help neutralize bacteria that causes odors.
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.
UniClip is a unique, proprietary design that enhances the overall aesthetic of the bike while providing a secure mounting system for exclusive Giant accessories.
Virginia Tech 5 Star Rating
In collaboration with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Virginia Tech have rated a total of 128 bike helmets using the STAR evaluation system. The bicycle helmet impact tests evaluate a helmet's ability to reduce linear acceleration and rotational velocity of the head resulting from a range of impacts a cyclist might experience. Helmets with more stars provide a reduction in concussion risk for these impacts compared to helmets with less stars. Read more.