Giant Reviews and News


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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