Taiwanese bike brand Giant is quite literally a giant of the bike industry, with a long history of producing bike frames for road, mountain bike and cyclo-cross. You can go back further, but in the late 1990s Giant produced the first TCR frame, which set the standard for the compact road bike geometry that we all take for granted today.
That race machine remains in the brand’s portfolio for 2018, filling the lightweight all-round race bike category, with the Aero Propel machine topping the bill for wind-cheating ability, and the Defy filling the role of an endurance road bike that packs combines responsive performance with a more conservative geometry and more compliance.
New to the range is the alloy Contend road bike – designed for the first road bike or winter market, and coming in as the most affordable model in the Giant range. There’s also the distinctive Trinity time trial bike, which has proven itself in the WorldTour this year, underpinning Team Sunweb’s Tom Dumoulin’s Giro d’Italia pink jersey and UCI World Championships ITT win.
It’s quite a road bike range and if your appetite had been whetted for a new Giant machine this year, have a browse of our comprehensive breakdown of the 2018 offerings, complete with listings of every bike.