Last month Giant unveiled the all-new Anthem 29 range of cross-country bikes featuring new geometry and updates to its Maestro Suspension system. Editors from some of the world’s top cycling publications and websites got a chance to meet some of the product designers and athletes who helped develop the new Anthem 29 during a media event in Southern California. They also got a chance to ride the new Anthem Advanced Pro 29 on coastal California trails near Malibu to get their first impressions.
August 14, 2017
August 7, 2017
With new Kona models arriving at our bike shop over the next couple of weeks, we’re doing a series of posts here on our blog to introduce the new bikes. Keep an eye here all week for rad new bikes and updates to current models. Today we bring you the first arrivals of the freshly updated MTB Hardtail collection.
July 26, 2017
Giant’s all-new carbon 29er cross country race bike is quick as lightning
Introduced in 2005, the Anthem 29 had been the brand’s premier cross-country race platform for a number of seasons. During that time, it has taken on various forms in terms of wheel size and frame material seeing the most recent update coming four years ago with a swap to 27.5-inch wheels and 110mm of travel. During those years, the Anthem X 100mm 29er remained in the line but the 27.5 version was considered the line's elite model and the bike the Giant factory team raced on. Giant was at the forefront of the movement toward the smaller 27.5 wheels, but as the pendulum has swung back to 29-inch wheels across categories, but particularly in cross-country racing, the 29er platform was in need of a serious update.
July 19, 2017
You may not want to live by the 'no pain, no gain' mantra
'No Pain, No Gain,' Right? Feel the burn. No pain, no gain. Hurts so good. With fitness motivations like these, it's no wonder that many people think that gritting their teeth through workouts is to be expected. "It's true that feeling a little sore after exercise is a good thing," says Jessica Matthews, an assistant professor of exercise science at Miramar College in San Diego and senior advisor of health and fitness education at the American Council on Exercise. "It means your muscles are getting stronger." But Matthews warns that certain types of pain can signal a problem, such as an overuse injury. The key is telling the difference. To determine if your workout is doing your body more harm than good, pay attention to the following red flags. (The Bicycling Ride Journal is a great way to keep track of your training ups and downs!)
July 14, 2017
July 11, 2017
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Pantani's Giro-Tour double with this sweet bike
July 10, 2017
It’s that time of the year again! Summer has just started, the sun is shining, and Subrosa‘s new complete bikes are arriving soon and they’ve got options for every skill level, age, and budget! And they have all the info you could ever ask for, including a YouTube playlist featuring videos for each bike, the catalog below, and loads of info, specs, and photos here. Get stoked!
June 30, 2017
Designed without any sacrifices in aerodynamics, stiffness, and certainly no sacrifices in weight, we've unleashed a bike for aggressive road riders that will shine on mountain stages and dominate as an all-around performance race bike.
June 19, 2017
BikeRadar recently tested the 2017 TCR Advanced SL, the same bike that Team Sunweb rider Tom Dumoulin used to conquer the high peaks of Italy and win the Giro d’Italia, and they loved everything about it. Ranking the lightweight composite flyer with a perfect 5-star score, they highlighted its feathery light weight, silky smooth ride quality and Giant tubeless wheel and tire technology.
June 15, 2017
Adding to an aero range that includes the Oltre, Bianchi introduces a new performance-oriented aero bike
June 12, 2017
Pinkbike.com published a new feature on the 2017 Trance Advanced, claiming the modern trail bike with a composite mainframe and 140mm of Maestro suspension “showcases what Giant does best.”
In his review, Pinkbike editor Richard Cunningham talks about the mountain biking culture at Giant USA’s Southern California headquarters, and how that passion helps to create bikes like the Trance Advanced.