Giant Road Bicycles
When you look at the belated 1990s large pioneered a radical brand-new frame shape to provide its professional road racers an aggressive side. Driven by a desire to produce less heavy and faster bicycles, Giant's lightweight path Design changed the look—and the overall performance capabilities—of competitive roadway bicycles forever.
Now, 17 many years later on, Compact Road Design continues to be the conventional in high-performance bikes. The concept is easy: A toptube that slopes downward from headtube into seattube decreases the size of leading and back triangles. Smaller triangles generate a lighter, stiffer cycle.
Regardless of the frame product, aluminum or composite, lightweight Road Design gets better the ride. Listed here is how:
Lightweight Road’s most distinctive function, the downward-sloping toptube, causes smaller front and rear triangles regarding the framework. Due to the fact triangles are smaller, less product will become necessary. Less content equals less fat.
Image two triangles made of equal diameter tubing. Small, smaller sized triangle utilizes reduced pipes. The more expensive triangle requires longer tubes. it is easy to see that will be much more structurally sound—the smaller triangle is stiffer, less prone to flexing and turning. And on a performance roadway frame, stiffer is faster.
With old-fashioned geometry, builders enhance stiffness with stiffer product. That can help you sprint faster but it also creates a less comfortable ride. With Compact Road, Giant designers have the ability to design frames with only the best number of straight compliance. You get a smoother, much more comfortable trip.
Due to the sloping toptube and lower standover level, it’s simpler for cyclists of all sizes to obtain the perfect fit. With greater adjustability or over to six sizes per series, even Giant’s many demanding pro professional athletes, gents and ladies of all various levels, will have a perfect match stock-size structures.
LIGHTWEIGHT ROAD SIZING
|TRADITIONAL FRAME SIZING (CM)||RIDER HEIGHT||COMPACT PATH FRAME SIZE||SEATTUBE / TOPTUBE LENGTH (CM)|
|49-51||5'2" - 5'4"||XS||42/52|
|51-54||5'4" - 5'7"||44/53.5|
|55-57||5'7" - 5'10"||50/55.5|
|57-59||5'10" - 6'0"||M/L||53.5/57|
|58-60||6'0" - 6'3"||55.5/58.5|
|61-63||6'3" - 6'6"||XL|