15 Oct 2012
For nearly four decades, Giant bikes has been devoted to bicycles and cycling. At Giant, the two-wheeler is more than just a machine, it’s an integral component of society, a friend and a way to explore the boundaries of your world. Combine this passion with ultra-advanced manufacturing and design and the result is some of worlds nicest bikes.
Take their formula One carbon for example. Created with Giant’s proprietary composite technologies, it achieves a superior balance of the qualities cyclists hold most dear: stiffness, lightness and ride quality. Giant’s engineers layer the composite weave placing the precise amount of material where it’s needed for efficiency and strength while fine-tuning the material for optimum compliance like in the Giant tcr.
Giant formula One stands out from lesser composite technologies because Giant controls the entire process start to finish — from the countless field-testing hours, to the meticulous engineering conducted by Giant’s own engineeringstaff, to the hand lay-up of frames at the factory. Hendry Cycles and Degrandi cycles are the Giant stockists in the Geelong region,with hendry Cycle co being our preference!
Considering the fact that Giant was one of the first manufacturers to mass produce aluminium bicycles, it’s fair to say the company knows a thing or two about aluminium technology, too. Building upon an approx 40 year history, Giant continues to bring the most advanced techniques to its process. This includes using the most sophisticated alloys and butting techniques available to push the limits of the material. Formed from raw materials in their crown forging facility, Giant’s proprietary aluminium features a 30% increase in stiffness over traditional 6061 aluminium, allowing engineers to use less material throughout the tubes, which results in lighter frames while never sacrificing strength anddurability. And the resulting Giant ALUXX SL tubing is some of the finest aluminium tubing in theworld.