Giant Reviews and News


Video: Reece Wallace explores the Yukon


The Yukon is a remote northern Canadian territory perched on top of British Columbia. It’s likely not the first place which comes to mind for mountain biking. Surprisingly, though, the Yukon’s trail system is extensive.

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2018 Giant Reign first look


The Reign hadn’t been updated since 2014. For model year 2018, Giant gave this best selling bike some serious updates.

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2018 Giant Anthem 29 unveiled


New lightweight rig is an unapologetically XC race bike with 29er wheels, 100mm/90mm of front and rear, no stock dropper post option, and 1x on most builds.

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Jeff Lenosky Trail Boss Series tackles La Milagrosa


This latest Jeff Lenosky Trail Boss episode comes from the challenging slopes of Arizona’s Mount Lemmon near Tucson. Can he clear the unclearable?

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Giant Anthem 29er sneak peek


Here’s an exclusive first look at what the world’s largest bike maker calls its ultimate racing machine – and it’s first 29er offering in several years.

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Giant USA launching online sales platform


U.S. arm of world largest bike maker has announced that after a limited test period, it’s launching a nationwide online sales platform.

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Three new Liv models, including women’s specific 160mm travel bike


Liv, Giant’s women’s specific brand, is expanding its lineup to include three new models, including a 160mm travel EWS-worthy bike.

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New Giant XTC and Fathom hardtails


Whether you prefer singlespeeds or gears, big wheels, big tires, or 27.5″ hoops, Giant’s new line of hardtails has you covered.

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Giant goes longer and slacker with new Trance and Anthem


Longer, lower, and slacker. That’s the theme for Giant’s 2017 updates to the popular Trance and Anthem.

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8 great indoor trainers when you have to ride inside


With hundreds of options to chose from, it can be hard to narrow down your shopping list when searching for a trainer. To help make the decision process easier, here are eight of the best trainers on the market today.

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Round up: Best value mountain bikes under $1000


27 interesting options for the entry level rider on a tight budget from brands like Trek, Specialized, Giant, Cannondale, GT, BMC, Scott, Rocky, KHS, Kona, Marin and more.

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Video: Myles Rockwell’s 1998 and 2000 DH race bikes


From the beginning, downhill mountain bike racing has been an epicenter of technological development. In this pair of pro bike videos, we go back in time with Myles Rockwell, 2000 world downhill champion, and one of the most exciting racers of his time. Make sure you check out the brake rotors and “wood” derailleur.

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Sea Otter: New helmets from Giant, Lazer and Smith


Today’s brain protectors offer a variety of high-tech functionality, solid styling, and most importantly, protection in case of a crash. Here are four new lids that caught our eye during the Sea Otter Classic.

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How-to: Taking mountain bike selfies like a boss


Trials ace and media maven Jeff Lenosky lets us in on his tips for taking better trail selfies.

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Round-up: 12 awesome value mountain bikes under $3000


Check out our collection of some of the hottest new mountain bikes for riders on a budget.

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How-to: Jeff Lenosky shows us how to ride up steep inclines


Jeff Lenosky’s monthly how-to column focuses on proper technique for conquering steep inclines.

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Best in Show: 30 cool new bike products for 2015


Best in Show: See the coolest new bike gear for 2015 as our crew of editors picks the best bikes, accessories, apparel and more from Interbike and Eurobike.

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Interbike: Giant Stance 27.5 offers full suspension mountain bikes under $2k


Budget-minded beginners are the main target for this all new model line from Giant.

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Star gazing Interbike: Rider celeb sightings from Outdoor Demo


Interbike: World champs, pros and legends converge on Las Vegas for Interbike and we take their photos.

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Eurobike: 11 awesome pro race-ridden booth bikes


We take a look at the race-used bikes of Danny Hart, Nino Schurter, Peter Sagan and others on display at the trade show in Germany.

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Eurobike: 2015 Giant Reign Advanced 27.5 0 Team


Giant’s 2015 Reign Advanced 27.5 0 Team comes fully equipped for tackling the burliest enduro terrain.

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How-to: The skinny on riding skinnies according to Jeff Lenosky


In this month’s episode, mountain bike legend Jeff Lenosky gives us some tips on how to keep our balance and ride skinnies.

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How-to: Trials ace Jeff Lenosky shows you how to ‘punch’ trail obstacles


In his first Mtbr column, mountain bike legend Jeff Lenosky shows us how to the “front touch” or “punch”—a move that makes riding over trail obstacles faster and more fun.

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Video: A retrospective of new Mtbr how-to contributor Jeff Lenosky


Tomorrow, Mtbr launches our first “how-to” with mountain bike legend Jeff Lenosky—today we take a look at his awesome mountain bike filmography.

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Video: Danny Hart blazes Fort William downhill course


Giant’s Danny Hart’s attacks the Fort William, Scotland downhill track during practice for the British Downhill Series last weekend giving us a rider’s POV on the proceedings.

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Daily coverage from the 2014 Sea Otter Classic Day 4


Welcome to Day 4 of Mtbr’s daily coverage of the 2014 Sea Otter Classic. We’ll be continually updating this page with photos and beta on all the latest in mountain bike technology.

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Hart, Craig, and Emmett anchor Giant’s enduro- and downhill-focused roster


Danny Hart, Adam Craig, Kelli Emmett and Carl Decker anchor the enduro- and downhill-focussed 2014 Giant Factory Off-Road Team roster.

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Compare-O Bottom Line: Scalable Giant Trance Advanced 27.5 0 a lightweight, versatile winner


The versatile Giant Trance Advanced 27.5 0 changes colors like a chameleon making it one of the most versatile bikes in our test. See how it does with the rest of the mountain here.

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Compare-O First Look: Giant Trance Advanced 27.5 0


Giant’s 24-pound Trance Advanced has us both a little excited and a little nervous. Can a bike this feathery handle our aggressive test track?

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KRob’s Outerbike 2013 Bike Demo Reviews – Part 1


Part one of KRob’s Outerbike bike tests. Here he gives us his opinion on the new Ibis Ripley, Yeti SB95 Carbon, Intense Spyder Comp 29 Carbon, Ibis HDR 650b, Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt, GT Force, and Giant Trance 27.5

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2013 All Mountain Bike Tests at Interbike – Part 1


Krob is back from Outdoor Demo and he tested a bunch of bikes including the Santa Cruz 5010, Giant Anthem 27.5, Niner RIP 9, Niner JET 9 and the Yeti SB 75.

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Giant Fully Commited to 27.5 for 2014


Giant jumps into the 27.5 game with several new models for 2014. Check out all the info and a ton of photos including several women’s specific models as well.

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Updated: Sneak Peek Of Giant’s Prototype 27.5-inch Bikes


When a company spends upwards of $100,000 per carbon mold and makes three of said molds, it’s a safe bet that something new is moving quickly down the pipeline toward public availability. That would certainly appear to be the case with Giant and the burgeoning realm of 27.5-inch mountain bikes.

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2013 Giant Trance X 29er


Andrew Juskaitis from Giant Bicycles shows us the highlights of the all new Trance X 29er and what they hoped to have accomplished with this flickable and agile 29er. From the manufacturer: “The newest member of the award-winning Trance X family is this all-new 29er. The premium ALUXX SL frameset has been tuned to match […]

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Giant Factory Off-Road Team Work


Giant Factory Off-Road Members Andrew Neething and Kurt Sorge rolled into town for Crankworx Whistler this summer and with Giant and SRAM being the Official Bike and Component partners of the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, we hooked up with them to show what the true definition of TEAM WORK is…Whistler style. Starrting Giant Factory Off-Road […]

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Giant Anthem X Advanced 29er


The Giant Anthem X Advanced 29 is the latest iteration of the best selling full suspension bike by Giant. It is a 4 inch travel full suspension bike meant for XC riding and this year

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Giant Anthem X Advanced 29er & Anthem X 29er W Sea Otter Demos


Mtbr has teamed up with Giant! Test ride a Giant, give your feedback and walk away with a pair of Mtbr socks! Stop by the Giant test ride center in the demo area at Sea Otter for details.

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A Look Back: Highlights from the Sea Otter Classic 2011


As we get ready for this year’s 22nd edition of the Sea Otter Classic (sponsored this year by Volkswagen and presented by SRAM), we would like to take a look back at some highlights from last year. 2012 Shimano XT and XTR The XT gets an 2×10 (40/28 and 38/26) and 3×10 (42-32-24) crankset, Race […]

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Bike Test: Giant XTC 0


Carbon Fiber 29er For Anyone’s Budget Market analysts tell us time and time again that the most popular bike segment going is the 26″ wheeled, aluminum framed, full suspended trail bike making the Giant XTC 0 a bit of an anomaly right from the get-go. A 29-inch wheeled carbon-fiber hard tail, the XTC 0 leans […]

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2012 Giant Factory Off Road Team


World Champions and Olympic Hopefuls Lead Giant Factory Off-Road Team in 2012 DH World Champ Danny Hart and XC Olympian Liam Killeen joined by global crew with diverse talents Newbury Park, Calif. (February 1, 2012) — On the heels of its most successful year ever, the Giant Factory Off-Road Team rolls into the 2012 season […]

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Bike Review: Giant Trance X3


Well Rounded and Competitively Priced It could be argued that this day of near limitless configuration options that 5-inches of mountain bike suspension travel has become the very definition of a well-rounded trail bike. Sure there are dozens of examples of where 4 or 6-inch models manage to dazzle and we’re not here to dispute […]

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Giant Bicycles Dontation to TFK Makes 200 Youth Bike Rides Possible


Giant Bicycle Donates Bicycle Products to the Trips for Kids Re-Cyclery Unique delivery method well-worth the 200 mountain bike rides the donation will provide SAN RAFAEL, Calif. – May 9, 2011 – Long-time Trips for Kids donor, Giant Bicycle USA, recently made a generous product donation to Trips for Kids and its Re-Cyclery. Unlike donations […]

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Giant Recalls Anthem X 29er Bicycles


Due to Possible Fall Hazard WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name […]

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Fox Announces the 2010 MTB Team


FOX Racing kicks off the 2010 season with an impressive line-up of MTB team athletes: GT FACTORY: FOX Racing is excited to announce it’s partnering with GT Bicycles MTB team. GT’s long and successful history makes for a perfect pairing with Fox as both companies have paved the way since 1974. The FOX supported riders: […]

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Giant Yukon FX


Extra Frosting Please When it comes to having our cake and eating it too, the MBT test crew often replies: “what else are you going to do with cake?” Fortunately, when it comes to mountain bikes, some companies understand where we’re coming from. When we picked up a brand spanking new fully suspended Giant Yukon […]

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