Giant Reviews and News


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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