Party with new range
WELCOMING a new range and celebrating a birthday means double celebrations for Giant Noosa this week.
Giant has just released it’s 2018 line-up and Coast residents will get a preview of the new lean machines ahead of their in-store arrival over the coming months.
Giant Noosa’s Ian Vant said the new model year range was revealed recently on the Gold Coast, which enabled easy transition of some of the star bikes to Noosa for an exclusive showing.
“The Giant range is over 150 bikes...we picked the latest and greatest,” Ian said.
Among those on show will be the new TCR roadies, Anthem 29 cross-country mountain bikes, the Reign enduro offerings and Liv’s new Langma road bike.
Ian said one of the most sought-after is the TCR Advanced SL 1 Disc. Designed for pro race teams, this bike screams high performance, with the integrated seatpost, new Ultegra R8000 Di2 11-speed electronic drivetrain along with Ultegra disc brakes.
The disc brakes are becoming commonplace across the road bike range and soon rim brakes will be in the minority.
“It’s been coming over the past couple of years, now they are legal for club racing that was the final hurdle. Getting them approved really opens up that market,” Ian said.
“It means the latest bike they buy in the shop they can now race on weekends.
“Disc brakes add about 600 grams. But the benefits are braking force, modulation and control. Once you use them it feels a step back when you go to a rim brake.”
Anthem 29ers are expected to be hot property. Giant spent two years refining this model, featuring 90mm of rear suspension travel and 100mm up front.
Designed to be a smooth cross-country machine which enables controlled speed with an advanced-grade composite mainframe and rear triangle, it’s available in two specifications.
Meanwhile, the all-new range of Reign enduro bikes come with updated Maestro suspension technology and refined frame geometry that is lower and longer than the outgoing model. Aimed at competitive enduro racers, big-mountain adventurers and anyone who loves to tackle aggressive trails, the new Reign comes to market with pro off-road performance in its DNA.
The rear suspension features 160mm of travel and some key improvements to shock performance and the overall handling. A new trunnion mount allows for a longer shock stroke and a lower leverage ratio, which improves small-bump compliance and pedalling efficiency.
Every model in the new Reign range features new frame geometry including an aggressive 65-degree head-tube angle and 73-degree seat-tube angle, engineered for 160mm of suspension travel front and rear.
Then there’s the Langma in the Liv range, a lightweight road bike especially for women. It’s available in four specifications, designed for any climb, race or ride.
Giant Noosa will celebrate its first birthday with a special VIP evening on the Friday night, followed by a special event on Saturday morning when everyone is invited to take a look at the 2018 range and grab some birthday cake while in store. There will be some great deals available on outgoing models in stock, as well as pre-order specials on the 2018 range.
The Giant TCR Advanced SL 1 Disc is already hot property, with disc brakes and Di2.
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Liv's 2018 Langma.
The Giant Anthem 29ER 1 has been totally re-engineered.